First half goal defeats Seagulls

Tim ChannonFirst Team

ONE first half goal was enough to condemn the Seagulls to yet another home defeat as they lost 1-0 to Grantham Town (March 19).

The result leaves them  six points behind third bottom Mickleover and eight points adrift of fifth-bottom Whitby, with only one game in hand on both of them.

The only goal of a scrappy  game came after 25 minutes when Lee Shaw ran clear onto Grant Ryan’s pass to round keeper Craig Ellison and score his fourth goal in three games.

That extended Grantham’s unbeaten run to seven games and the Bay, again badly depleted by injury and illness and with no threat going forward, never really looked like getting back into it.

Their general play did improve somewhat in the second half, but visiting keeper Jake Turner had a very easy afternoon. The only two shots he had to save, both in the first half, were straight at him, while at the other Craig Ellison made four excellent saves and Bradley Bauress headed off the line to deny Grantham further success.

 The Bay have not now won a home league game in nearly FIVE months, with nine defeats and a draw in the ten games played since the 2-1 win over Stamford on October 3rd.
 Colwyn Bay: Craig Ellison, Shaun Dowling (c) (Connor Roberts-Nurse 80 mins), Liam Gibson, Ben Cartwright, James Graham, Stephen Wilson (Josh Sumner 45mins), Nathan Quirk, Bradley Bauress, Jack Kelleher (Steve Boothman 69mins), Adam Morgan, Carl Lamb. Subs not used: Connor Hunt, Luke Denson.
Attendance: 162.