Romulus are final pre-season opposition

Tim ChannonFirst Team

THE Seagulls wind up their pre-season preparations with a home game against Evo-Stik South outfit Romulus from the West Midlands (Saturday August 5th, 3pm kick off).

The Roms, who have made big strides since being originally formed as a local Sunday League team in 1979, finished 13th in the Evostik Divison One South last season and come to North Wales on the back of two 4-1 victories over Midland League opposition in the past week.

They won the Sutton Charity Cup on Thursday against Boldmere Falcons from Birmingham, having beaten Heath Hayes by the same score last weekend.

Their previous pre-season games include a narrow 1-0 defeat against Evo-stik Premier side Hednesford Town.

This will be the Bay’s final work-out ahead of next week’s opening Evo-stik North game away to Ossett Albion.

Jack Hindle and Louis Barnes are both fine after getting knocks in Tuesday’s win over Airbus, but Gaz Grant suffered a slight setback with his knee in training on Thursday and he and Dan Bartle (also carrying an injury) won’t be risked.

Admission to Saturday’s game  is  just £1 for Under-16s, with £5 for adults and £3 for concessions.

Colwyn Bay Reserves:
 FOLLOWING the departure of manager James Perkins, the Board of Colwyn Bay FC has decided not to field a Reserve team for the coming season, 2017/18.
 In addition to James, a number of key players in last season’s Reserve team were also unavailable for the upcoming campaign.
  At this stage it is the Board’s intention to build senior teams in the future from within our own Academy and to this end the Club expect to field an Under 19 team for the season 18/19 and a Reserve side for the season 19/20.
 The Board would like to put on record their appreciation of the job undertaken by James Perkins last season in difficult circumstances. With the loss of a number of senior players at the beginning of the campaign it was a real achievement to win eight out of 24 competitive matches with a young team.
 The Reserves also boasted the best disciplinary record in the Welsh Alliance Reserve League.