COLWYN Bay’s JD Cymru Premier survival hopes hang by a thread as the season reaches its conclusion this Sunday.

Bay go into Sunday’s home game against Barry Town United (Kick-Off 2.15pm) bottom of the table.

But Steve Evans’ side could still survive if they beat Barry and the game between relegation rivals Aberystwyth Town and Pontypridd United ends in a draw.

Last Saturday Bay fell to a 3-1 loss at play-off chasing Haverfordwest County but defeats later in the day for Aberystwyth and Pontypridd meant that the relegation battle will go down to the wire.

The situation is also complicated by Pontypridd’s failure to obtain a Tier 1 licence for next season, which would see them relegated regardless of league position and if an appeal is unsuccessful.

Colwyn Bay once again have attracted the highest average crowds in the Cymru Leagues this season and Bay secretary Dilwyn Roberts hailed the Seagulls supporters.

“The fans have been brilliant in Backing the Bay this season and while we still have a chance their support will be needed more than ever on Sunday,” he said.

Against Haverfordwest, Bay were 2-0 down inside the opening 10 minutes and an error by keeper Reece Trueman saw the hosts add a third in the second half before Tom McCready scored a consolation with the last kick of the game.

“We didn’t start well,” Bay manager Steve Evans told S4C’s Sgorio.

“You can plan, you can prepare all you want but when you give silly mistakes and goals like we have done today, it’s been a story of the season.

“Sam Hart had a rush of blood to the head for the first goal, second goal we’re too deep and Lee Jenkins got a free header and it’s schoolboy defending then obviously Reece made a mistake for the last one.

“We kept pushing, we kept trying and I’m proud of my players. We never give up, we kept going until the end.

“Our fate is in the hands of other people. We just have to wait and see what happens.”