COLWYN Bay manager Craig Hogg was full of praise for his side after they secured a 2-1 home win over Trafford.

The Seagulls extended their unbeaten run to six and boosted their playoff chances in the process with another three points, and they are now just four points off the top six ahead of their trip to Chasetown on Saturday (3pm).

Hogg, said: “It was a tremendous game of football and a really good advert for it at this level.

“It’s an excellent result for us against one of the stand out teams in the league and there wasn’t much between both sides, but on the whole I felt we were just about worthy of it at full time.

“Full credit must go to all the players. The run of good results we are on keeps going and we’ve got a group of players giving everything for the badge. They deserve so much praise for today.

“We switched off for a split moment and got punished, but at no stage was there a sense of panic from the lads.

“We made a slight tactical change after their goal and we started to get a foot hold in the game which led them penalty and our equaliser in the first half.

“I honestly thought we should have had another penalty not long after that and had another good chance where we maybe should have gone into half-time leading.

“The second half was again a really tight affair, but the lads were excellent and resolute. The quality they showed with some neat and tidy passing was excellent.

“We’ve got to maintain the levels we have set going for as long as we can - it’s another massive points gain towards our target this season.”

The visitors went ahead on 15 minutes when Declan Rydings turned in a cross to open the scoring, but Bay responded almost instantly when skipper Tom McCready converted from the penalty spot.

Jamie Moore was sent off after the break for a second bookable offence on 72 minutes, and the hosts made them pay soon after when Danny Andrews finished from close range after superb play in the build-up from Craig Pritchard and Ethan Devine.