COLWYN Bay manager Craig Hogg lauded his side after they secure an eye-catching 2-1 win at Prescot Cables.

The Seagulls secured their third straight success over the festive period to give their playoff chances another boost, and the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One West side will look to continue their exceptional recent run of results this Saturday when they welcome Clitheroe to the Four Crosses Construction Arena (3pm).

Hogg, said: “I’ve been a manger for three months and hand on heart that’s the proudest I’ve been on this group of men since I took the job.

“It was a really well-disciplined team performance away from home and full credit must go to all the players.

“They showed great belief and carried out the game plan in a real methodical way, I felt they got what they deserved at Prescot.

“We had the better of the limited chances in the first half and were unlucky not to have been awarded a penalty on 35 minutes.

“We sacrificed territory at times, as you would expect away from home against a top team, but in the second half the game opened up and fortunately our quality showed.

“Prescot scored a wonder goal to make it one nil, but the players responded really well and the manner in which we equalised and then scored what turned out to be the winner, was outstanding.

“The win rounds off a really good festive period for us and brings 2018 to close on a good note.

“December has seen us attain 12 points from a possible 15 - the challenge now is to try and keep this run going for as long as possible and hopefully we can climb the table.”

The game came to life after the break following a goalless first period, and the hosts opened the scoring on 58 minutes when Jack Lenehan unleashed an effort into the top corner.

Bay responded well to the setback and levelled matters on 61 minutes courtesy of a sensational effort from Lassana Mendes, and they took a crucial lead with 67 gone when Mendes when from scorer to provider to set up Ashley Woods.

Aaron Turner saw red for the home side late on for a clash with Danny Andrews, and the in-form Seagulls saw out the remainder of the game in comfortable fashion to pick up another victory.