COLWYN Bay manager Craig Hogg praised his side’s desire after they secured a 4-2 home win over Llanfair United.

The Seagulls’ picked up back-to-back victories for the first time this season after a polished display against the newly promoted JD Cymru North side, and the Bay will go in search of a third straight success during a tricky looking trip to Penrhyncoch on Saturday (2.30pm).

Hogg, said: “It was tough afternoon in really difficult heat but we got there in the end after giving ourselves a bit of more work to do today.

“The lads were excellent in front of goal, but two lapses of concentration allowed Llanfair back into it and, if not for Andy’s save right before the break, we could have actually been 3-2 down after leading 2-0.

“But the lads showed exactly what they were all about and that pleased me most.

“There was a real desire to get the win and they responded very well after we re-grouped at Half Time to go and dominate the game in the way they did, particularly in the second period.

“We are pleased with back to back wins of course and the emphasis will now be to keep our unbeaten run of three games going for as long as we can.”

The home side got off to a perfect start when Mitch Bryant gave them an early lead on four minutes after good work from Alex Downes, and they doubled their tally midway through the half through a fine strike from Sion Edwards with 22 on the clock.

United remained determined and got themselves back into the game through a Gethin Wyn Jones header on 28 minutes, and they levelled matters just before the break when a quick breakaway was finished off by Gethin Jones.

After the break saw Bryant find the net on 50 minutes only to see the effort ruled out, but the talented striker was not to be denied on 79 when he finished well on the turn to put the hosts back in front.

Hogg’s men sealed the points in the closing stages through skipper Tom McCready, who unleashed an unstoppable free-kick into the corner on 84 minutes to round off the scoring.