Late goals secure Reserves win

Tim ChannonReserve Team

Michael Taylor was among Bay's scorers

Michael Taylor was among Bay’s scorers

THE Reserves scored two goals in the last ten minutes to secure the three points in a 3-0 home win against Llangefni Town at Llanelian Road (Oct 22).

After a goalless first half, the Bay took the lead after 65 minutes through Greg Hall and then made sure of victory with further goals from substitutes Michael Taylor (80 minutes) and Jack Nettleton (90 minutes).

The win moves the Reserves up to ninth place in the Welsh Alliance Reserve Division.

Llangefni started brightly, setting the pace with some nice sharp interplay around the home penalty area in the opening ten minutes and caused a few nervous moments for Jordan Allen-Jones in the home goal, who was making his first start of the season as a goalkeeper following a couple of previous outfield appearances.

But the Bay began to feel their way back into the game and some brilliant link up play between the midfield trio of Owen Jones, Matt Jones and Adam Carpenter saw a chance go just wide .

Left winger Oli Mason-Lane cut inside with some fantastic skill, beating two opposition players in the process, before firing a 30-yard strike inches wide of the top right corner of the visitors’ goal and minutes later  striker Greg Hall found himself one-on-one with the ‘keeper, only to curl his effort from the corner of the area wide of the far post.
Half Time: Colwyn Bay 0 Llangefni Town 0
 Colwyn Bay maintained their momentum  in the second half with Adam Carpenter and Jac Pardanjac firing in shots from distance before the deadlock was broken.
 A well timed defensive clearance from the edge of the Bay penalty area caught the Llangefni defence napping and Greg Hall expertly rounded the goalkeeper, before rolling the ball into the net to make it 1-0.
This seemed to spur Llangefni on,  forcing a number of set pieces in dangerous areas, but the Bay back-line stayed strong.
 Then in the last ten minutes a disastrous pass from the Llangefni holding midfielder gifted the ball to substitute Michael Taylor inside the area, and he showed great composure to skillfully shift the ball out of the keeper’s reach before slotting home for 2-0.
  The away team piled bodies forward in an attempt to salvage something from the game, only to see themselves hit with a perfect counter attack as Jack Nettleton, another home substitute, finished coolly from a narrow angle despite two defenders trying to block his effort on the line.
 Another very solid performance from the Reserves, who recorded their first league clean sheet of the season in a hard fought, but thoroughly deserved 3-0 home win.
Colwyn Bay: Jordan Allen-Jones, Edward Parry, Callum Ellis, James Williams, Jac Pardanjac; Owen Jones, Matt Jones; Ole Desay (Kyle Taylor 85′), Adam Carpenter (Michael Taylor 65′), Oli Mason-Lane (Jack Nettleton 75′); Greg Hall
Colwyn Bay Man of the Match: Owen Jones