MANAGER Steve Evans hailed Tommy Creamer’s equaliser for Colwyn Bay against Barry Town as an early contender for goal of the season.

Bay came from behind to secure their first point in the JD Cymru Premier on Saturday (August 19).

Creamer’s opportunist strike from 45 yards was enough for Bay to get a deserved draw at Jenner Park in front of the S4C TV cameras.

“For that to be the first goal for Colwyn Bay in the Welsh Prem is something special,” manager Evans said.

“It’s some strike, it’s probably got to be goal of the season.

“To hit it on the full volley and have that control, it’s a special goal.”

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Sam Snaith had put Barry ahead early in the game and the home side had opportunities to extend that lead.

But after a shaky period the Bay grew into the game and drew level in the second half.

Barry keeper Mike Lewis came out his area to head away a dangerous long ball, and it fell for Creamer on the edge of the centre circle.

The Bay midfielder hit a first-time volley back over the keeper’s head and into the net for a spectacular 61st minute equaliser.

Matty Hill had a chance to secure the victory when he was put clear on goal, but he couldn’t beat the advancing keeper with his shot while Dan Jones fired a late chance over the bar from 20 yards.

“I thought first half our play was really sloppy and some was really good,” Evans added.

“But we have to be better as a group. Some of the decision making was not up to where we need to be.

“That said, second half we’ve come out and we’ve had a real good go.”

Bay return to south Wales this Saturday when they face Cardiff Met.