Seagulls lose to ten man Kendal

Tim ChannonFirst Team

THE Seagulls conceded two goals in the last five minutes as ten man Kendal Town snatched an astonishing 2-1 victory to extend the Bay’s winless run in the league to nine games.
 Kendal had trailed from the seventh minute, when Scott Bakkor put Bay ahead with a 25 yard shot following a corner, and they then had midfielder Martin Grundy sent off for violent conduct on 61 minutes.
 Colwyn Bay had hit the post with a Gareth Grant header and missed several opportunities to kill the game off before Kendal’s Steve Yawson turned the match on its head with those two late goals.
 Bay were caught out at the back as they chased an elusive second goal and Yawson dribbled into the area to equalise with a smart finish on 85 minutes.
 Two minutes later he hit the winner with a shot off the underside of the bar to make it five goals in two games since arriving on loan from Morecambe.
 Colwyn Bay had their two new strikers Jamie Rainford and Danny Bartle making their home debuts, but despite new faces and new expectations it was the same old failings –  unable to kill off the game when in front, even against ten men, and then conceding late goals to miss out on another victory opportunity.
 Its the longest winless run in league games by a Colwyn Bay side since 2014, during which Frank Sinclair left the club, and sees them drop into the bottom eight – although fortunately still 15 points clear of any relegation threat.
 Colwyn Bay: Karl Wills, Luke Denson, Louis Corrigan, Mike Roddy (c) (Will Booth 66mins), Gaz Grant, Matt Regan, Scott Bakkor, Tom Schofield, Danny Bartle  (Julian Williams 77mins), Jamie Rainford (Chris Gahgan 86mins), Danny Andrews. Subs not used: Kieran Wolland and Dan Collins.
Attendance: 193.
THE Reserves won 9-1 against Llanrwst United Reserves with Mike Taylor, Ed Parry and Greg Hall all scoring twice.
Luke Elden and Ole Desay also scored and there was also an own goal.