COLWYN Bay marked their first home fixture since returning to the Welsh domestic system with a 4-0 victory over Holyhead Hotspur.

The Seagulls’ welcomed back a host of key squad members from holiday and produced another encouraging display ahead of their expected FAW Tier 2 North League title tilt, and manager Craig Hogg outlined his satisfaction after another good week for his new-look squad.

He said: "We've had another good week of work and it has been pleasing to welcome back some of the squad from holiday.

"The group have worked well in training again and we've rounded off week 4 with a really good fixture against a good Holyhead side.

"The game itself was another good run out for us against a team who I think will do really well in Tier 3 this season.

"It has given me yet more food for thought and a further insight into the group of players we have.

"With Paddy Rutter away and Andy Coughlin back in light training, Joe Evans made his first team debut and did really well, which is a big positive for all in the camp.

"Overall I feel we are making steps in terms of our progress and that is encouraging, but we still have loads of work to get through before we can even think about the start of the new campaign.

"We are still a distance away from where we want to be, but from what I've seen so far I am generally pleased.”

The home side made a strong start to the contest and took a one-goal advantage at the break when Sion Edwards, a recent signing from second tier rivals Porthmadog, produced a fine finish after a period of consistent pressure to break the deadlock.

After the break saw the hosts extend their advantage when skipper Tom McCready delivered a sensational free kick into the net, and the win was all-but sealed soon after when lively forward Joe Chaplin was the latest beneficiary of some neat approach play to notch a third.

Credit to Darren Garmey’s men, they worked incredibly hard to try and withstand a barrage of pressure from the Bay in the second period, but they were undone again late n when Julian Williams’ deflected effort found its way into the net to round off the scoring.

Another boost for Hogg was the performance of Joe Evans, who deputised for Paddy Rutter and Andy Coughlin in goal and did well.