Reserves out of luck in narrow defeat

Tim ChannonReserve Team

THE Reserves suffered an unlucky 1-0 defeat to Holyhead Hotspur in a game manager James Perkins felt they did not deserve to lose.

The first half began in a way that would set the tempo for the rest of the game, loads of energy and effort on show from both teams, although neither took full control of the game early on

As the half progressed The Bay started to show some signs of promise. Owen Jones, James Williams and Jac Pardanjac showed great link up play down the left hand side which resulted in the creation of some half chances, which unfortunately were only just missed.

A few set pieces and incredibly near misses later and the game settled back in to the previous rhythm, and although The Bay controlled the first half from a territorial point of view, we were unable to take a lead into the half time break.
Half Time: Colwyn Bay 0 – 0 Holyhead Hotspur
The second half followed in almost the exact same pattern as the first, with the exception that it was the away side that started to come on strong in terms of possession in the middle to final third of the pitch.
A rare moment of quality came on the hour mark. Bay goalkeeper Matt Brookes was forced into a brilliant save from a set piece to ensure the deadlock would remain in tact. Five minutes later and a mishit free kick from the left wing was prodded into the roof of the net by one of the Holyhead centre backs, giving the visitors the lead.
Despite the Bay’s best efforts to muster some late attacking threat, Holyhead defended very well for the remainder of the half and managed to preserve their one goal lead, coming away with a victory which was very harsh on the Reserves, who can feel hard done by to come away from this game empty handed.
Full Time: Colwyn Bay 0 – 1 Holyhead Hotspur
 Colwyn Bay: Matt Brookes, Edward Parry, Callum Ellis, James Williams, Owen Jones,  Adam Carpenter, Michael Taylor, Jack Nettleton (Sam Carrier 60 mins), Jac Pardanjac (Liam Lewis 75′), Greg Hall.
 Colwyn Bay Man of the Match: Owen Jones