COLWYN Bay ended a run of four consecutive defeats with an emphatic 4-1 success at Market Drayton Town.

The Seagulls concluded their away fixtures before their return to the Welsh domestic system with a stylish attacking display, and a large crowd is expected at the Four Crosses Construction Arena for their final league game and the last they will play as a member of the English pyramid against Leek Town on Saturday (3pm).

Manager Craig Hogg, said: “It was nice to finally get a result that was worthy of the performance.

The conditions were difficult with the heat, a strong wind and a rock-hard pitch, but thankfully we’ve dominated the game for the majority and signed off in our last game on English soil with a convincing win.

“The result more than anything pleased me today, not only for our players who certainly deserved it for how well they played, but more so for our outstanding fans who made the trip over to Market Drayton.

“Over 50 of them travelled and sang their hearts out right up to the last second of the game. That result today was for them as they have been through a great deal, for a number of reasons this season.

“It was quite a humbling an emotional sight to see them all gathered by the tunnel clapping the players off at full time and I’m made up we could give them that result.

“Saturday is our last game in the English pyramid and we are excepting quite a large crowd. We will rest and recover to make sure we are ready to sign off in England with the best result we can possibly get.”

An error from Bay stopper Paddy Rutter enabled Ryan McClean to put the home side ahead on 38 minutes, but two goals in quick succession just before the break from James Barrigan and Ash Woods gave the Seagulls a slender cushion at the interval.

After the break saw Astley Mullholland double their advantage after good work from Craig Pritchard on 64 minutes, and Lassana Mendes has the honour of scoring Bay’s final goal on English soil to round off the scoring.