COLWYN Bay made it five wins from their last six JD Cymru North games thanks to a 3-1 home triumph over Gresford Athletic.

The Seagulls’ showed their character to come back from a goal down to secure another vital three points and continue their resurgence, which leaves confidence extremely high in the camp ahead of their JD Welsh Cup first round encounter at Corwen on Saturday.

A strong opening for the visitors saw them dictate the tempo and force stopper Andy Coughlin into a pair of superb saves within the opening five minutes, and in-form forward Jake Eyre flashed an effort narrowly wide with nine on the clock.

Coughlin was called into action yet again with a sensational double save on 13 minutes, but he could do nothing about the next opportunity that cane the visitors’ way a minute later when Kieran Evans produced a neat finish that found its way into the bottom corner.

Bay’s first attempt of note arrived on 23 minutes when Julian Williams was denied by Ben Jones, and Toby Jones’ goal-bound strike soon after was expertly blocked by Adam Hesp.

After the break saw home skipper Tom McCready’s long -range attempt deflect wide on 47 minutes, and the hosts were dealt a further blow when Jordan Carrington was forced off through injury following a positive contribution.

McCready’s influence grew as the half progressed and he forced another impressive stop from Jones from a promising position, but the home side would not be denied on 62 minutes when Williams got to an inviting Kian Owen delivery first to restore parity to the score line.

This swung momentum firmly in the home side’s favour and they took full advantage on 71 minutes when Damian Ketley got to a through ball first to prod into an empty net.

The outstanding Coughlin had to be at his best to deny a long-range free kick shortly after the goal, with substitute Joe Chaplin going close at the other end on 80 minutes when his looping attempt dropped inches over.

They made sure of the three points with their next attack on 82 minutes when Chaplin made no mistake this time after latching on to a long ball before steering past Jones and round off the scoring.