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Colwyn Bay
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R Webb-Foster (25'), O Wood (39', 50'), M Morgan (52'), Unknown (33' OG)
Sat 6 Apr 15:00 - The Evo-Stik League - West Division Attendance 225

Colne Go Nap at Colwyn Bay


Colne moved nearer the play-offs with an emphatic win at Colwyn Bay on Saturday

Despite going a goal down early on, the Reds bounced back with five goals to clinch a well earned three points.

Colwyn Bay had the better of the early exchanges and Craig Pritchard caused problems for the Reds defence with his darting runs forcing good clearances from the Colne area by Alex Coleman. After 16 minutes, Colne fell behind when a corner kick was played high to the far post and headed home by Ashley Woods to give Colwyn Bay the lead.

Colne looked for a reply and after 25 minutes a period of pressure led to the equaliser when Matty Morgan’s diving header was blocked by the keeper and Reece Webb-Foster fired the loose ball into the roof of the net from close range to level the scores at 1-1.

The Reds pressed forward with further attacks and after 33 minutes took the lead when Webb-Foster’s cross from the right wing was deflected past the keeper by Will Bell for an own goal.

Six minutes later, Simon Nangle won the ball in midfield and found Morgan on the right wing whose low cross was forced home by Ollie Wood to put Colne 3-1 up.

The Reds needed to resist a short period of pressure before half time when Hakan Burton made a great save from Pritchard’s shot and Coleman blocked the follow-up in the goalmouth to deny the home side.

Colne made a lively start to the second half and after 50 minutes increased their lead when Wood headed home Morgan’s cross to put the Reds 4-1 up. Two minutes later, the Reds made it five when Webb-Foster’s run through the middle set up Morgan for a shot past the keeper as Colne turned on the style.

Colwyn Bay responded with some good attacks and pulled a goal back on the hour when Woods blocked a clearance on the edge of the Colne area and fired home to reduce the deficit to 5-2.

The home side continued to look for a way to stage a recovery as Lassana Mendes forced a good save from Burton with a goal-bound shot and Danny Andrews created openings for Colwyn Bay.

But Colne defended strongly and threatened with good breaks at the other end as Waqas Azam gave them fresh impetus in the midfield and ran out comfortable winners at the final whistle.

The result takes the Reds to sixth place, just one outside the play-offs and gives them a great platform on which to build their run-in to the end of the season.

Key moments

Goal Reece Webb-Foster scores for Colne
Own Goal Own goal conceded by Colwyn Bay
Goal Oliver Wood scores for Colne
Goal Oliver Wood scores for Colne
Goal Matty Morgan scores for Colne


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89:00 Sub On
Joe Rothwell is substituted on for Colne
89:00 Sub Off
Matty Morgan is substituted off for Colne
82:00 Sub On
Morgan Crowther is substituted on for Colne
82:00 Sub Off
Oliver Wood is substituted off for Colne
77:00 Sub On
Waqas Azam is substituted on for Colne
77:00 Sub Off
Brad Lynch is substituted off for Colne
75:00 Yellow Card
Hakan Burton is yellow carded for Colne
75:00 Yellow Card
Matty Makinson is yellow carded for Colne
52:00 Goal 0 - 5
Matty Morgan scores for Colne
50:00 Goal 0 - 4
Oliver Wood scores for Colne
End of period 1
39:00 Goal 0 - 3
Oliver Wood scores for Colne
33:00 Own Goal 0 - 2
Own goal conceded by Colwyn Bay
25:00 Goal 0 - 1
Reece Webb-Foster scores for Colne
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Colwyn Bay
  • Colne
  • 0
  • Reece Webb-Foster Goal 25:00'
  • Own Goal 33:00'
  • Oliver Wood Goal 39:00'
  • Oliver Wood Goal 50:00'
  • Matty Morgan Goal 52:00'
  • Hakan Burton Yellow Card 75:00'
  • Matty Makinson Yellow Card 75:00'
  • Waqas Azam Sub On 77:00'
  • Brad Lynch Sub Off 77:00'
  • Morgan Crowther Sub On 82:00'
  • Oliver Wood Sub Off 82:00'
  • Joe Rothwell Sub On 89:00'
  • Matty Morgan Sub Off 89:00'

Team selection

Burton, Hakan Burton, Hakan
Coleman, Alexander Coleman, Alexander
Makinson, Matty Makinson, Matty
Lynch, Brad Lynch, Brad
Hollins, Andy Hollins, Andy
Pugh, Lee Pugh, Lee
Morgan, Matty Morgan, Matty
Poscha, Marcus Poscha, Marcus
Wood, Oliver Wood, Oliver
Webb-Foster, Reece Webb-Foster, Reece
Nangle, Simon Nangle, Simon

League round up

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Atherton Collieries 38 82
2. Radcliffe FC 38 75
3. Leek Town 38 74
4. Colne 38 73
5. Ramsbottom United 38 72
6. Runcorn Linnets 38 72
7. Prescot Cables 38 69

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