Penalty save secures a point

Tim ChannonClub News, First Team

Josh Ollerenshaw

Josh Ollerenshaw

JOSH OLLERENSHAW saved a controversial penalty in added time at the end of the first half to help Colwyn Bay come home with a point in 0-0 draw at Solihull Moors in their opening Conference North fixture.
The spot decision looked a bit harsh, but Ollerenshaw guessed right with his dive to make the save.
In the end, Colwyn Bay probably had the best chances to win the game with Obi Anoruo missing a couple of chances in the first half and Rob Hopley missing out on a one-on-one with the keeper in the second. They also had two strong penalty shouts for fouls on Hopley turned down.
The one disappointing note was a red card for manager Frank Sinclair, for swearing at the officials, and being dismissed from the subs bench on 76 minutes.
“I lost my cool over a penalty decision I thought we should have had and I regret that. I went in to apologise to the referee afterwards.
“Respect is a big thing now and I appreciate that, but sometimes you just carried away in the moment,” said the manager.
But he was happy with the result.
“The staff had a big job to pick everybody up after the Warrington defeat in midweek, but the response from the players was first class. In the second half I thought we played the better football. missed a couple of great chances and had two penalty shouts for fouls on Rob Hopley turned down.
“The young group of players will have gained some self-belief from this and hopefully can progress.”
The Reserves celebrated a 4-3 victory at Rhos United in their latest pre-season game, despite having only 12 players available, including two under-18s, due to holidays, work commitments and first team call ups.