Turner goal earns Trophy progress

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Liam Turned scored the winner in his first 90 minutes for the Bay.

Liam Turner scored the winner in his first 90 minutes for the Bay.

A GOAL from Liam Turner gave the Seagulls a 1-0 victory over Hyde United and set up a home tie against Witton Albion in the next round of the Buildbase FA Trophy.
The midfielder capped his first 90 minutes for the Bay with the only goal of the game on 62 minutes as he slid in to turn the ball home from close range after Hyde keeper Dylan Forth had done well, diving to his left, to get a hand to a Danny Andrews shot.
Bay had some luck on their side as Hyde, who lost both their centre backs through injury during the game, hit the bar and the post in the second half and had a goal disallowed for offside.
In the first half Shaun Pearson had to race back and kick a misplaced back pass from Gaz Grant off the line and later he made an excellent close range catch on the line when Andy Bishop looked certain to score with a six yard header from Phil Dean’s accurate cross.
Luke Denson provided Bay’s best effort with a 25 yard volley which flew just over the bar.
In the second half Pearson also saved well from James Burke and Adam Thurston to play a big part in Bay keeping a third clean sheet in six games.
Hyde pressed hard at the end, but Grant, Tom Hardwick and Kyle Armstrong defended superbly to see Bay over the line.
They now play Witton, for whom Rob Hopley scored a hat-trick in a 5-2 win over Brighouse Town.
Seagulls boss Paul Moore was pleased with an improvement on last week’s performance against Ossett and delighted with match-winner Liam Turner’s contribution in his first 90 minutes for the club.
“I thought he was outstanding considering he hasn’t played 90 minutes for about a month and half, ” said the boss. “He is a good player who I wanted to sign in the summer and I have had to wait and bide my time – but I’m sure he’ll prove a good signing for us.
“We were able to give Tom Schofield a rest today which was good and I thought Kyle (Armstrong) came in and did well. while Boothy (Will Booth) had another fine game.
“Last week I feel we just turned up expecting to win and we looked tired and flat. Today I thought we were a lot brighter.
“Yes we had a bit of luck with their shot that hit the inside of the post and bounced across the face of the goal. That was unlucky for them, but we’ve had the same this season with Gaz Burnett’s shot at Farsley.
“Now we can look forward to playing Witton, which will be a tough game. I know Rob Hopley from my days at Leek and he will be relishing coming back here – its up to us to make sure its not a happy return!”
Chris Gahgan missed the game as he is away and Gaz Burnett has his arm in a sling after injuring his shoulder in work and could be out of action for a couple of weeks.
Danny Byrnes has returned to Oldham at the end of his loan spell.
Colwyn Bay: Shaun Pearson, Luke Denson, Louis Corrigan, Gaz Grant, Tom Hardwick (c), Kyle Armstrong, Liam Turner, Will Booth, Will Jones (Michael Pino 89mins), Scott Bakkor, Danny Andrews. Subs not used: Tom Schofield, Drew Matthews, Shaun Dowling.
Attendance: 268

Liam Turner slides in to score Bay's winning goal against Hyde.

Liam Turner slides in to score Bay’s winning goal against Hyde. Photo by Caroline Thomas