COLWYN Bay manager Craig Hogg praised both sides for their efforts on a difficult pitch following their 2-2 draw at Widnes.

The rookie boss described the surface as “the worst he has ever seen” with the Lancashire side ground sharing with the town’s Rugby League side until their new 3G facility is complete.

Bay were unfortunate not to take home all three points after conceding a leveller late on, and their unbeaten run now stands at five games as they prepare to welcome Trafford on Saturday.

Hogg, said: “It’s probably the worst football pitch I’ve ever seen a game of football played on and I honestly feel sorry for Widnes.

“They are a really good footballing side and are having to ground share until they get the all clear to play on the 3G pitch they share with the Rugby League side.

“Credit must go to both teams for producing the level of football they were able to on it.

“It was a really good point on the road for us, but at full time we were a little down beat to only come a way with just that, as we felt that our performance in the second half warranted so much more.

“After coming from behind to then lead when Craig Pritchard came off the bench and scored a fantastic goal, we then had a couple more chances which may have wrapped the game up, but unfortunately a sucker punch hit us.

“But again, it’s more positives for us and it’s another big point on the board. The little unbeaten run we are on keeps going and that is massive for our camp.”

Accrington Stanley loanee Niall Watson opened the scoring on his debut after 51 minutes for the home side, but the Seagulls’ responded well to the setback and got level soon after when Astley Mullholland turned in a chance from close range.

The visitors took the lead for the first time on 81 minutes courtesy of a superb effort from Craig Pritchard, but they had to be content with a share of the spoils when a George Lomax header levelled things up with two remaining.