COLWYN Bay picked up their fourth win in their last five JD Cymru North games with a 2-0 success at Corwen.

The in-form Seagulls’ produced an efficient display against the current basement dwellers in difficult conditions, and they will be aiming to secure a third successive triumph when the Bay entertain Gresford Athletic this evening.

Assistant manager Mark Orme, said: “The weather before kick-off has had an impact on the pitch and made it really soft underfoot, so you are looking at lads to do the basics, especially at the back, defend properly and not take chances - so to come out of it with a clean sheet is probably the most pleasing thing.

“When we had the opportunity to play we tried to do that, but everybody in this league, as a bare minimum, will compete for everything and make you earn the right to play, and I think over the past month or so the lads who are new to this league are starting to understand that.

"When you come to places like Corwen, Ruthin and Penrhyncoch, you have to win the battle first."

After Julian Williams had a goal chalked off early on for offside, the visitors finally broke the deadlock on 22 minutes when skipper Tom McCready delivered an expertly struck free kick that flew into the top corner and left keeper Dylan Jones rooted to the spot.

Toby Jones and McCready both spurned opportunities in the closing stages of the first half, and Bay stopper Andy Coughlin had to be at his best to deny the hosts on two occasions during the opening exchanges of the second period.

The away side managed to seal another three points on 63 minutes when Morgan Owen headed in his first ever senior goal from a Julian Williams cross immediately after coming on for the injured Sion Edwards.