COLWYN Bay manager Craig Hogg praised the impact made by Danny Andrews as they came from behind to secure an eye-catching 3-1 victory at Kendal Town.

The Seagulls produced a scintillating second half display to emerge from their long trip north with three points, and they will look to take this positive momentum into an Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One West double-header which begins with a home tie against Market Drayton Town on Boxing Day, before they travel to Prescot Cables on Saturday.

Hogg, said: “It took us 47 minutes to get going today (Saturday) which is really unusual for us.

“I think we had a spell for about 10 minutes in the first half where we looked okay, but apart from that we were one nil down and deservedly so.

“The second half was a totally different story and one where I felt we took control.

“The introduction of Danny Andrews changed the game for us and he hand a hand in one of the goals and scored one himself.

"Danny was probably a little surprised not to be in the starting line-up, but with three big games in seven days I'm trying to use all 18 players in the squad to good affect - and Danny responded in the way I would want him to.

"We had a constructive discussion at half-time about how to change things and the introduction Danny Andrews certainly did that.

"It’s been a long, difficult day and we made it more difficult than it should have been, but in the end we've come away with a very important win.

“I also thought debutant Darren Thornton was excellent today.”

Despite the eventual result it was a poor first half showing from the Bay, who fell behind when a Scott Harries was adjudged to have crossed the line by the assistant referee despite a valiant attempt to divert by stopper Andy Coughlin.

The introduction of Andrews after the interval completely changed the outlook of the contest for the visitors, and he immediately made an impact by turning in a fine delivery for Lassana Mendes to level on 61 minutes.

This was swiftly followed by another Bay attack which saw skipper Tom McCready tee up Ethan Devine to give them the lead for the first time on 67 minutes, and the rampant away side pulled further clear in the closing stages when Andrews beat out a defender and goalkeeper to get a vital touch and round off the scoring.