COLWYN Bay manager Craig lauded the performance of skipper Tom McCready in their sensational 4-3 come-from-behind victory at Newcastle Town.

The Seagulls ended a difficult week with another three points after showing tremendous character to come from 3-1 down to claim the spoils, with McCready driving his team on throughout with a performance of genuine quality.

Bay go in search of a third consecutive victory this Saturday when they travel to Leek Town, with their long-term future set to be decided prior to this contest.

Hogg, said: “It was a great game for any neutral that’s for sure. We had three really good chances and should have gone in leading at half time, so to be 2-0 was a little frustrating.

“We didn’t really start the in the way we have done previously, and I think I’d accept that to a certain degree as I you have to commend Newcastle for how they adapted to pitch and worked with the strong breeze in that first half in particular.

“But some of our play was excellent yet again and when you have players like Tom McCready on the pitch something can always happen.

“His second half performance was unreal, and he and the rest of the lads really took the game by the scruff of the neck.

“The quality of our captain’s goals were sensation - I would honestly go as far as saying he probably scored two of the best goals I’ve certainly ever seen scored in non-league football.”

The visitors found themselves behind at the break thanks to goals from Jordan Cole and Josh Glover after spurning a host of chances, but they got back into the game in the second period when McCready netted from the spot on 55 minutes.

Town regained their two-goal cushion immediately following the restart through Glover on 56 minutes, but it was all Bay from then on who hit their second courtesy of a sensational McCready strike with 58 gone.

They were level on 78 minutes when Danny Andrews reacted first to put away a parried shot, and the visitors clinched a dramatic victory in stoppage time when another McCready thunderbolt completed his hat-trick.