COLWYN Bay’s final game in the English football system saw the beaten 1-0 at home by Leek Town.

A large crowd descended on the Four Crosses Construction Arena despite the adverse weather conditions, with Craig Hogg’s side unable to take any of the chances that came their way before conceding the crucial goal late on.

The result meant Bay finished the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One West in 11th spot as they gear up for a second tier return to Welsh football next season.

Director of Football Neil Coverley, said: “The game summed us up this season. Played immaculate football at times, defended well and kept a dangerous team pretty much under wraps.

“One moment of madness allows us to concede a soft goal, it’s hard to take and the players didn’t deserve on the whole to lose that game.

“Leek started the brighter with the experience they have they were always going to be a threat, but we managed that early period of the game well and grew into it to become the better team for large portions of it.

“We wish Leek well, they have a great experienced manager in Neil Baker who I go way back from my Crewe days with. I personally wish them the best of luck at home to Colne in the playoffs.

“The players managed the occasion of the day well and put all emotions to one side and put in another honest shift but in the end we’ve failed to end the season the way we had planned and hoped.”

The deciding moment in the contest arrived with just a minute remaining when Danny Trickett-Smith reacted first to prod home the rebound after Paddy Rutter had tipped a header on to the crossbar.

The Bay management team are already looking ahead to next term, with their friendly fixtures all confirmed and player signings set to be announced in the coming days.

“Next season’s plans are well under with our pre-season preparations planned already,” added Coverley.

“The squad has begun to be formed with announcements on players happening next week. Positive times ahead and one which Craig and I and are extremely excited by and can’t wait for pre-season to begin.”