COLWYN Bay manager Craig Hogg declared his pride following his side’s resounding 4-1 home win over Market Drayton Town.

The Seagulls turned in a professional Boxing Day display to secure another victory to continue their recent resurgence, and they face a stern test of their credentials this Saturday when Bay make the trip to in-form Prescot Cables (3pm).

Hogg, said: “It was a really efficient performance from us and I felt the three points won was totally deserved.

“It’s difficult at Christmas time and with Boxing Day fixtures, as players at semi pro level still do have to make certain sacrifices.

“But to say I’m proud of them is an understatement. The lads got what they deserved today with the show they put on and it’s made for a good Christmas so far.

“We had a little blip for about a minute where we found ourselves 1-0 down after not defending a corner properly, but how we reacted to that, in terms of being brave in possession and sticking to our footballing principles was very good indeed - the manner in which we crafted chances from excellent build up play was a delight and some of the goals we scored were board line sensational.

“We rotated the starting 11 slightly, resting some completely and managing the minutes for others. The 14 players who crossed that white line did so in a very professional manner.

“It’s nine points from four games this month and on the whole, I feel that reflects how well we have played in December.

“We have a huge test away at Prescott, with that game being brought forward from New Year’s Day - it’s important that the two days we have in between now and then is used to recover properly.

“We know we go to Prescott as underdogs, but we hope to perform like we can and with a bit of luck I feel we can get something from the fixture.”

Despite the eventual result it was the visitors who drew first blood when Williams Wells steered in a corner after just three minutes, but the hosts responded well to the setback and levelled matters on 18 courtesy of a looping header from Darren Thornton.

Things got even better for the home side on 31 minutes when striker Astley Mullholland notched his first goal since re-joining the club after finishing a neat passing move, and the same player had a huge say in Bay’s third following the interval when he teed up Ashley Woods to double their advantage with 54 gone.

They finally wrapped up proceedings late on 86 minutes when Danny Andrews presented a chance to Lassana Mendes, who rifled a powerful drive into the top corner to round off the scoring.