‘Ovation has lifted players’ says boss

Tim ChannonFirst Team

SEAGULLS  boss Kevin Lynch says the ovation the players got after Tuesday’s thrilling 3-2 win over Buxton has given them a real lift ahead of a challenging four games in eight days.
 That starts away to Frickley Athletic on Saturday and is followed  by home games against bottom six rivals Marine on Monday, Mickleover Sports next Thursday and Ramsbottom United two days later.
Josh Sumner is back in the squad after being unavailable for Tuesday's win over Buxton due to work .

Josh Sumner is back in the squad after being unavailable for the win over Buxton due to work .

The manager agreed Tuesday was “a massive win” with other results going his side’s way and added: “What pleased me most was the way the fans cheered the lads off the field at the end. That has really lifted them and they were all talking about it in the dressing room afterwards.

“If everybody can keep that level of support going  it will help us tremendously.”

That will certainly be needed on Monday with Marine expecting to bring two coachloads of fans to cheer them on.

The manager expects to have all but two of the squad available for the visit to top ten side Frickley.
 Cory Williams (hamstring) and James Graham (ankle) are out of the running, but everybody else should be fit with manager Kevin Lynch adding: “Ben Cartwright got an elbow in the face on Tuesday and has  a black eye, but should be good to go.”
  Josh Sumner also returns after missing Tuesday’s win over Buxton due to work commitments.
  It will be a tough game as Frickley have  lost only two of their last 11 league and cup games (six wins and three draws) but they have suffered six defeats at home this season.
 Ex-Chesterfield striker Jacob Hazel is top scorer with 16 goals and Kevin Lynch knows him from when they were at Chesterfield together.
 “Jacob is a good lad and  we will need to watch him and Bradley Grayson who has also been doing well up front, but then Frickley will be thinking the same about Adam Morgan, Carl Lamb and Jack Kelleher.”
 Morgan and Lamb linked up well  as a front two in the second half against Buxton and were instrumental in all three goals.
  Anything Colwyn Bay can bring home from Yorkshire will be a bonus and could further close the gap on fifth-bottom Whitby, who are away to  third-placed Salford City, and fourth-bottom Stamford who host league leaders Blyth Spartans.
 Regular match updates from Frickley on Twitter @ColwynBayFC
FOR fans not travelling to Frickley, the Reserves are playing Llanberis at Llandudno FC with a 5.30pm kick off, aiming to take another step towards winning the league title.