COLWYN Bay manager Craig Hogg was thrilled with his side following their 2-0 home win over derby rivals Llandudno.

Almost 800 supporters descended on the Four Crosses Arena for Saturday’s clash, which saw the Seagulls’ scoop their first JD Cymru North success of the campaign at the expense of Matthew Jones’ men.

A stern test awaits the Bay this Saturday when they travel to championship favourites Prestatyn Town, who come into the game on the back on a loss at Rhyl.

Hogg, said: “I felt we were really good value for the win and once we got to grips with the opening twelve minutes or so of the first half, we looked comfortable and caused our visitors problems.

The work rate form all who played was there for everyone to see but, the most pleasing thing for me, was how much better we looked when on the ball compared to our last game.

“I do forget sometimes that we are only three games into a five year plan with a group only thrown together nine weeks ago.

“But from a time spent versus a value received perspective, we do now look like we are making progress and starting to gel - that’s what is really pleasing for me as a football manager and coach.

“There was some outstanding performances throughout and two players who I was more than pleased for were local lads Toby Jones and Joe Chaplin. Both are known for their excellent quality, but both optimised our work rate when we had to do the ugly things, and we did that well today when we had to.

“We’ve got a big game again next week against title favourites Prestatyn and we will work hard this week, knowing we will be up against it.”

The home side managed to get a crucial goal just before the break when skipper Tom McCready managed to successfully convert from the penalty spot following a foul on Julian Williams.

They doubled their tally after the interval when Williams went from instigator to scorer on 48 minutes when he was on hand to head into the net from close range following a corner.

Tudno tried valiantly to get themselves back into the tie but were unable to break the fierce Bay resistance, with Dean Seager, Joe Carey and Alfons Fosu-Mensah all spurning good chances.

Jones’ side will look to get back to winning ways this Saturday when they welcome neighbours Conwy Borough to the Giant Hospitality Stadium (2.30pm).