COLWYN BAY FC
COLWYN BAY FC
The Seagulls - Established 1881

FIRST-TEAM 1 - 0 KENDAL TOWN

Home | 18 August 2018 | Attendance: 209
COLWYN BAY 1 KENDAL TOWN 0
A GOAL by James Barrigan got the Seagulls' league campaign off to a winning start with a 1-0 home victory over Kendal Town.
The Bay had the better of a goalless first half with Danny Andrews firing just wide from a great cross-field pass by Josh Brizell and also had a free kick saved by the keeper, while Brizell fizzed another effort narrowly wide.
 
New loan keeper Paddy Wharton made an excellent point blank save to deny Kendal before Colwyn Bay took the lead on 52 minutes when Barrigan ran through to fire past the visiting keeper for his first goal for the club.
Gaz Grant headed just over the bar from a corner and Josh Brizell had a shot well saved by the keeper who turned the ball for another corner.
At the other end Wharton made a good save from Kendal's Aaron Fleming to keep a valuable clean sheet on his debut.
Manager Alan Morgan commented: "It was a good three points and we kept the ball well, Particularly in the second half, but there is a long way to go."
He expects to have everyone available for Monday's game at Atherton Collieries, but is still awaiting international clearance on Lewis Moynes and newest signing left back James Ellison.
Ellison joined Tranmere Rovers at 15 and progressed to the Under 18s, after signing a two year scholarship, but was released by the League Two club at the end of last season.
Colwyn Bay: Paddy Wharton, Tom McCready (C), Josh Brizell, Luke Horrocks, Gaz Grant, Will Bell, Danny Andrews (Ethan Devine 88mins), Lassa Mended, Ashley Ruane (Callum Hassan 64mins), James Barrigan, Craig Pritchard (James Devine 80mins). Subs not used: Paddy Rutter and Olly Marx.
Attendance: 209.