TWO goals in the space of two minutes in the last quarter of an hour condemned the Seagulls to a 3-1 defeat at Ossett Albion (March 4) after they had levelled the match at 1-1 with 17 minutes to go.
The Bay had started the game very well and could have been 3-0 up in the opening 18 minutes.
Jamie Rainford and Danny Andrews were both through one on one with home keeper Brett Souter, but he was able to deflect both shots for corners, and when Rainford was clear in the area again he shot wide.
Liam Turner also put a chance over the bar, before Albion took the lead with virtually their first shot on target after 19 minutes.
Ross Hardaker’s shot from the edge of the area, after being set up Rob Bordman’s run, took a couple of deflections in the goalmouth to beat Kieran Wolland.
Right on half time Louis Corrigan’s deep cross set up a chance for Danny Andrews at the far post, but his header went over the bar.
Early in the second half Gaz Grant had a goal ruled out for a disputed offside flag following a set piece and Chris Gahgan was desperately unlucky when his goalbound shot was blocked by a Bay team-mate in the goalmouth after Scott Bakkor and Tom Schofield had combined to set up the chance.
The equaliser, however, came on 73 minutes. Albion scrambled the ball off the line from a corner and when the ball was played back into the goal area Gaz Grant was there to score with a sidefoot volley.
But the Bay were level for only five minutes before James Eyles dribbled through the heart of Bay’s defence to sidefoot past Kieran Wolland on 78 minutes.
Two minutes later fullback Isaac Baldwin broke free on the left and raced into the area before guiding a shot out of Wolland’s reach and just inside the far post – a lesson for Bay’s forwards on how to finish!
To cap Bay’s miserable afternoon, second half substitute Scott Bakkor was sent off for a second yellow card on 86 minutes after booting the ball away angrily at the award of a free kick.
The result drops Bay into the bottom six, but they are still ten points clear of the relegation positions.
Colwyn Bay: Kieran Wolland, Liam Turner, Louis Corrigan, Michael Roddy, Gaz Grant, Sam Barnes (c), Chris Gahgan (Julian Williams 84mins), Tom Schofield, Jamie Rainford, Danny Bartle (Scott Bakkor 58mins), Danny Andrews. Subs not used: Will Booth, Michael Pino and Dan Collins.
PHOTO by John Hurst (Ossett Albion)
THE red card for Scott Bakkor will be costly for Bay, after they moved back into second place behind Lancaster City in the Fair Play League with just three cautions in the three games played during February.
The team that finishes top of the Fair Play League at the end of the season collects £1,000.