COLWYN Bay FC will break new ground on Sunday (August 13) when they face Caernarfon Town in their first game in the JD Cymru Premier.

Bay returned to Wales in 2019 after 35 years playing in the English system, and the club’s impressive new stand has now been completed and will be open for the game.

Having won the JD Cymru North title and promotion last season, the Seagulls will be making their Welsh top-flight debut on Sunday (kick-off: 5.15pm).


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Colwyn Bay’s first game of the season vs Caernarfon to be all-ticket

A full house is expected at the 4 Crosses Construction Arena in Old Colwyn for the all-ticket game, which will also be shown live on S4C.

“It’s going to be a good occasion for Colwyn Bay – the first game in the Cymru Prem,” Bay manager Steve Evans said.

“It’s a local derby and one for the fans and looking at the new stand we’d like to think that’s going to be full. 

“It’s going to be a good day and we look forward to it.

“But we’ll have our minds firmly set on playing how we want to play and hopefully give the fans something to cheer about.”

The game was made all-ticket on the guidance of North Wales Police and the Football Association of Wales.

Tickets are on sale at the club this week for home supporters, with no pay on the turnstiles possible on the day.

Bay will go into Sunday’s opening league game buoyed by a 5-0 win over Airbus UK Broughton in the Nathaniel MG Cup.

Close season signings Sam Turner, Nick Rushton and Lloyd Marsh-Hughes all scored, along with Matty Hill and Ryan Edwards, in what was an impressive display.

“I thought from start to finish we were top notch,” Evans added. 

“Going forward, we had bodies, but also had that control. I felt we were in control for the full 90 minutes.”

Bay will face Prestatyn Town away in the third round next month.

Goalkeeper Joe Smith has joined on loan from Chester and Evans said: “It’s great to get Joe over the line. 

“He’s settled in really well throughout pre-season. He’s brought a calming influence behind our defensive line with his commanding performances.”