COLWYN Bay star Craig Pritchard gained further international experience as part of the Welsh Futsal squad at a high-profile tournament.

The talented playmaker was named in the national squad for the Home Internationals which were held at Newry Leisure Centre in Northern Ireland for the first time.

Wales began the tournament with a spirited 3-1 defeat at the hands of eventual champions England, before failing to convert a number of chances in their 2-0 reverse to Northern Island.

They managed to conclude the competition on a high thanks to an emphatic 6-2 win over Scotland, with Chris Hugh (2), Jonathan Nelson, Jonathan Davies, Connor Rogers and Adam Orme all on target during an impressive attacking display.

The 21-year-old, who represents Cheshire Futsal Club, has enjoyed a fine first season at the Seagulls following his summer move from Denbigh Town, where he played a starring role in the club’s highest ever league finish after finishing second behind Caernarfon Town in the Huws Gray Alliance.

After taking his time to settle at the Four Crosses Construction Arena, Pritchard has come to life under new manager Craig Hogg and assistant Neil Coverley and turned in another superb effort in the face of some physical treatment during Bay’s narrow loss to Ramsbottom United last weekend.

Due to the selection, Pritchard was unavailable for the Seagulls’ 2-1 home triumph over Glossop North End on Saturday, where they got back to winning ways to boost their Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One West playoff chances.