Seagulls get a victory in friendly

Tim ChannonFirst Team

THE Seagulls twice came from behind to win a friendly at Prescot Cables 5-3 (Jan 24).

Manager Phill Hadland took the opportunity to give a full game to squad players  Kieran Wolland, Mike Pino and Dan Collins who have not been in the side recently, while a number of players (including Julian Williams) were rested as they were carrying slight knocks.

The game also saw a first run out for new signing Danny Bartle and he looked very promising in the hour he was on the pitch and was unlucky not to score with a strong shot which the home keeper tipped over the bar.

The Bay were behind after only eight minutes when they conceded from a corner, and although the Bay equalised on 32 minutes when a Prescot defender turned a low cross from Danny Andrews into his own net under pressure from Chris Gahgan, the home side were gifted a second goal just before half-time when their striker latched onto an poor header by Collins as he tried to get the ball back to his own keeper.

Danny Andrews rounded the keeper to equalise five minutes into the second half, after Prescot had made a number of changes at the break, and then two goals in the two minutes put the Seagulls in charge.

Chris Gahgan lobbed the young keeper from outside the area to make it 3-2 before Will Booth scored from the penalty spot after he had been brought down in the area.

Prescot, who missed a two or three good chances,  pulled a goal back on 80 minutes, but two minutes later Chris Gahgan got Bay’s fifth following a corner as the ball rebound to him off the post from a Dan Colllins header.

Colwyn Bay: Kieran Wolland, Liam Turner, Louis Corrigan, Mike Roddy (Luke Denson 60mins), Kyle Armstrong, Dan Collins, Chris Gahgan, Mike Pino, Danny Bartle (Will Jones 60mins), Tom Schofield (Will Booth 60 mins),  Danny Andrews. Sub not used: Karl Wills.