Rivals in top five challenge

Tim ChannonFirst Team

COLWYN BAY will stay within three points of the top five play-off places if they can celebrate Non League Day with a home win over sixth-placed Gainsborough Trinity on Saturday (3pm).
The Seagulls are looking to build on last weekend’s excellent 3-0 victory at Leamington, while Gainsborough boss Steve Housham said this week: “If we are to maintain our belief that we can challenge for the play-offs this season then we have to go to places like Colwyn Bay and get something.”
Gainsborough have lost two of their three away games so far, but did record a very good 3-1 victory at title hopefuls Guiseley.
Sinclair commented: “They will be tough opposition. We’ve watched videos of them and they are a hard team to break down. But we’ve been working in training on their strengths and weaknesses and if we produce the level of performance we showed at Leamington last weekend we will give ourselves every chance.”
The Seagulls boss has included striker Rob Hopley (calf) and midfielder Moustapha Saiel (knee) in his squad as they battle back from injury and goalkeeper Liam Sharpe will be on the bench for the first time after his loan clearance from Wrexham came through this week.
Portuguese defender Filipe Anjos makes his home debut after an excellent game at Leamington, but fellow countryman and winger Paulo Mendes, is still out of action after x-rays in the last week showed the hairline fracture in his foot has not fully healed.
Gainsborough hope to have top striker Paul Beesley back in their squad after a groin injury.
Colwyn Bay: (from) Ollerenshaw, Olapade, Moss, Bembo-Leta, Anjos, Noone, Buckley, Anoruo, Rey, Williams, Royle, Sharpe, Haywood, Hopley, Saeil, Hodgson. Sinclair.
Match updates will be on the forum.