THE Reserves hit the goals trail with a runaway 9-1 victory over Llanrwst United at The Oval in Llandudno.
The Bay got off to a flying start and were ahead inside 10 minutes when Michael Taylor found space out on the right wing and showed great awareness to square the ball across the six yard box where the predatory Luke Elden was on hand to score with a simple finish.
Five minutes later and it was 2-0 as Edward Parry calmly stroked home from just inside the area after some good link up play between Elden and Jack Nettleton.
Before Llanrwst could show any sign of recovering, they were futher behind as an exceptional turn and strike from Taylor from 20 yards bounced in off the post to make it 3-0.
Llanrwst then pulled one back as their striker scored after an inch perfect through ball, but Bay controlled the majority of the remainder of the half, demonstrating their ability to maintain possession across the defensive and midfield thirds.
Half Time: Colwyn Bay 3 – 1 Llanrwst
It didn’t take long for the second half to follow in the same pattern as the first, and more fantastic work out on the wing from Taylor resulted in an unfortunate own goal from one of the visiting centre backs, as he tried to cut out the wingers’ ball into the box.
As the game progressed past the hour the floodgates really started to open.
Bay top scorer Greg Hall stylishly rounded the keeper before finishing into the unguarded goal to make it 5-1 and Hall scored again seven minutes later after a good save from the away goalkeeper fell kindly into his path to make it 6-1.
It was proving to be one of those days were simply everything went right for the Bay. An over hit cross from the ever advancing Parry caught out the back peddling goalkeeper as it dropped in at the far post to make it 7-1, and a brace for the right back.
With ten minutes to go, there was still time for two more goals with the impressive Taylor involved in both.
The first was scored by himself as he controlled a stray clearance from a corner, before casually placing an inch perfect right footed strike across the ‘keeper.
Substitue Ole Desay then compoleted the scoring when a lovely ball from Taylor saw him advance on goal from the left hand side, before scoring with a low and precise finish across goal and into the far corner.
Final Score: Colwyn Bay 9 – 1 Llanrwst
Manager James Perkins commented: “Obviously I’m delighted with the scoreline. To score so many goals and to have them come from all areas of the team is fantastic. That being said, the most pleasing thing about today was the nature of our performance. We applied ourselves brilliantly from the very start of the game and made sure that we were clinical and precise in our decision making, as well as our finishing. We’ve got a couple of very difficult games towards the end of the month, so the timely confidence boost is great for everyone.”
COLWYN BAY: Matt Brookes, Edward Parry, Huw Jones (Callum Ellis 65′), Liam Jones, Jac Pardanjac; Owen Jones, Matt Jones; Michael Taylor, Jack Nettleton (Ole Desay 60′), Greg Hall; Luke Elden (James Williams 70′)
Colwyn Bay Man of the Match: Michael Taylor