COLWYN Bay manager Craig Hogg watch on in awe as his side turned on the style in their emphatic 5-0 win at Glossop North End.

The Seagulls produced a scintillating first half display led by gifted playmaker Craig Pritchard to end a run of two straight defeats, and the Bay will look to gain more positive momentum this Saturday when they make the trip to Ramsbottom United (3pm).

Hogg, said: “You can't fail to be impressed with the way the lads played and I can't show this group enough appreciation for how they went about their work today.

“We've lost two on the bounce and the focus here was to stop that rot - the players were emphatic with how they went and did that.

“I think that is the youngest starting team I've selected this season and I'm not being over dramatic when I say the pitch was very bobbly and boarder-line dangerous.

“But in that first half in particular the lads played the most game intelligent and intensive football I've seen at this level of the amateur game.

“Craig Pritchard will rightly get the headlines for the manner in which he scored his two goals, but to a man everyone was excellent.

“Ash Woods deserves so much praise for how he took to his role and he was very much the catalyst for a lot of the good that was witnessed this afternoon.

“A clean sheet, 5 goals and 3 points is very pleasing but it has come at a cost and that is now a worry moving forward.”

Pritchard wasted no time in making an impact with a sensational individual effort after just five minutes, and the same player was on hand to double their advantage when he finished well from a Woods pass with nine gone.

Alex Downes then got the third from a goalmouth scramble following a corner on 16 minutes, and Tom McCready added a fourth from the penalty spot with 33 on the clock after Pritchard

After the break saw Woods and McCready miss chances in the early stages, but they did net again late on when Lassana Mendes’ curling effort found the corner.