Greg Hall scored twice in Reserves win.
TWO second half goals by Greg Hall sealed an excellent 3-1 victory for the Reserves against Llandudno Junction in the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Reserve Division (December 10).
Manager James Perkins reports that Colwyn Bay set the tempo of the game from the first whistle with some crisp passing moves which created early crossing opportunities for both Michael Taylor and Oli Mason-Lane.
As Junction struggled to deal with the early high pressure it wasn’t long before they were behind.
Callum Ellis fired a long ball over the top of the Junction backline, picking out the late run of Adam Carpenter, who controlled brilliantly before slotting home for 1-0 on the 15th minute mark.
That is goals in consecutive games for Bay’s attacking midfielder and it gave the team a much deserved lead after an excellent start.
The hosts kept up their high intensity, pressing high in the final third at every opportunity and it wasn’t until the last 15 minutes of the half that Junction could muster up some half chances and begin to relieve the pressure.
During this period, Bay’s short sharp possession game in the midfield was interrupted on more than a few occasions by some rather fiesty challenges from some of the frustrated away players.
This succeeded in breaking up the rhythm of the game and allowed Junction to gain a bit more of a foothold in the contest going into half time.
Half Time: Colwyn Bay 1 – 0 Llandudno Junction
The second half, however, was less than 60 seconds old when a perfect through ball from Matt Jones sent Greg Hall through one on one with the goalkeeper, and even though the angle was tight, Hall fired low and hard across the ‘keeper into the far corner to make it 2-0.
The Bay’s midfield partnership of Owen and Matt Jones dictated the majority of the play from this point onward, providing a base for the attacking players to really press home the advantage.
A free flowing break away saw Greg Hall bearing down on goal again, and he rounded the goalkeeper before trickling the ball over the line to make it two for him, and 3-0 to the Bay.
Llandudno Junction freshened things up with a couple of substitutions and it didn’t take long for them to make an impact.
Their newly introduced striker showed an excellent touch on the edge of the box before rifling an effort which was denied by a superb save from Matt Brookes. Unfortunately he could only parry the ball into the path of an onrushing attacker who slotted home a late consolation for 3-1.
A near perfect performance from the Bay, marred only by the late concession of the clean sheet. Nonetheless a thoroughly deserved three points, and a repeat scoreline of the reverse fixture earlier in the season.
Full Time: Colwyn Bay 3 – 1 Llandudno Junction
Colwyn Bay: Matt Brookes, Edward Parry, Callum Ellis, Huw Jones, Liam Jones; Owen Jones, Matt Jones; Oli Mason-Lane (Jac Pardanjac 55′), Adam Carpenter (Robert Elden 80′), Michael Taylor (Ole Desay 70′); Greg Hall.
Colwyn Bay Man of the Match: Adam Carpenter