Bay miss out against 10-man Albion

Tim ChannonFirst Team

THE Seagulls played for 80 minutes against ten men but couldn’t force a goal to end their winless run in a 0-0 draw away to Tadcaster Albion (Jan 14).

The home side had their skipper Jonathan Greening straight red carded in the 12th minute for a high tackle on Bay’s Mike Roddy and that clearly affected the game, with ten-man Tadcaster immediately adopting a defensive formation with two banks of four which the Bay, for all their possession, struggled to break down.

The nearest they came to a goal in the first half was a glancing header by Gaz Grant from a Luke Denson free kick which brought a diving one-handed save from home keeper Chandler Hallwood.

The keeper easily collected a weak shot from Luke Denson and a backward header by skipper-for-the-day Kyle Armstrong, while Danny Andrews was off target with the only other effort at goal.

In the second half substitute Will Jones had a far post header from Scott Bakkor’s cross cleared off the line, but again that was the nearest Bay came to scoring, with Liam Turner having a strong shot well held by the keeper, while Denson (twice), Danny Andrews and Jones were off target with other efforts and Jones also had a shot deflected high over the bar off a defender.

Seagulls keeper Karl Wills punched away a corner and  a dangerous free kick played into the area, but did not have a direct shot of note to save in the game as the home side concentrated on packing players behind the ball and launching the odd break when they could.

Wills first clean sheet in six games meant the Bay took home a point, but manager Phill Hadland and the few travelling fans were left disappointed it wasn’t more.

COLWYN BAY: Karl Wills, Luke Denson, Louis Corrigan, Mike Roddy (Will Jones 56mins), Matt Regan, Gaz Grant, Liam Turner (Chris Gahgan 72mins), Kyle Armstrong (c), Scott Bakkor, Will Booth, Danny Andrews. Subs not used: Kieran Wolland, Mike Pino, Dan Collins.

Attendance: 323

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THE Reserves had an excellent 4-1 victory over Caernarfon Town in the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Reserve Division with goals from Ollie Mason-Lane, Adam Carpenter, Edward Parry and Jack Nettleton.