COLWYN Bay face their biggest test yet in the JD Cymru Premier when they host champions The New Saints at the 4 Crosses Construction Arena on Tuesday evening (August 29; kick-off: 7.30pm)

Saints have won the Welsh title 15 times since 2000, and Bay manager Steve Evans was a member of seven of those title-winning squads.

“It’s where you want to see where you’re at and they’re the best team in the league, the only full-time team,” said Evans, who had two spells with Saints.

“But we’ll be ready, we’ll have a gameplan and hopefully surprise a few.”


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Bay are still seeking their first win in the JD Cymru Premier season after losing 1-0 at Cardiff Met on Saturday (August 26).

Sam Jones’ first goal proved enough to secure victory for the students but Bay had second half chances and felt they should have come away with a point.

“It was almost a game of two halves. First half it was all them, second half it was all us,” Evans added.

“I think a fair result would have been a draw but you don’t always get what you deserve in football.

“We go again but on that second half performance, I’m really, really positive moving forward.

“We’re not a million miles away and I know we’re not. We just need to tidy up on a few things and we’ll be fine.”

Bay are also at home on Saturday (September 2) when they face Haverfordwest County (kick-off: 2.30pm).