Seagulls held at home by Stockport

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The Bay held out against strong late Stockport pressure to take a point in a 0-0 draw in their final Skrill North home game of the season on Easter Bank Holiday Monday.

Stockport have now gone seven games without scoring a goal, but roared on by a big following in a crowd of 1,056, they came close to ending their drought with a goal ruled out for a tight offside decision, and another goalbound effort cleared off the line in the closing minutes.

The Bay, however, defended well and probably had the two best chances of the game.

The ball fell invitingly for Sean Williams in the first half from a long throw into the area by Tom Smyth, but he fired a big chance over the bar from 10 yards out.

In the second half a deep cross from Sean Williams picked out Rob Hopley at the far post, but he headed wide from three yards.

Bay keeper Chris Sanna was the busier keeper in the first half, making fine diving saves to deny Adriano Moke and Phil Jevons.

At the other end a Gaz Evans volley brought a diving save from Stockport keeper Ian Ormson while Jamie Tolley got his head to a good cross from Williams but the ball dropped over the bar and onto the roof of the net.

The second half was pretty much one-way traffic with Stockport the better side, but they struggled to break down a solid Colwyn Bay defence and when they did create an opening Kristian Dennis shot straight at Sanna.

Colwyn Bay substitute James Ellison put a free kick narrowly over the bar, but the home side had to defend heroically in the closing stages to hang on to a point, with Sanna making a crucial save from Kristian Dennis.

Stockport had had an extra day’s rest, having played their first Easter weekend game on Friday night, and that probably showed in the closing stages.

But the Seagulls kept them out and with Bradford Park Avenue also drawing at home to Stalybridge, it means the Bay can still finish in the top ten if they win their last game at Leamington on Saturday and Bradford fail to win at Oxford City