COLWYN Bay extended their red-hot JD Cymru North form with an eye-catching 3-0 win at Rhyl.

The Seagulls’ now occupy third place in the standings following their fifth straight triumph, and the ambitious club face another stern test of their credentials this Tuesday when they travel to Bangor City for a rearranged fixture.

Assistant manager Mark Orme, said: "Rhyl are a good side and were obviously above us in the table before today, and even though we got the early goal, they were arguably the better team in the first half.

"They put us under pressure and Andy (Coughlin), who was excellent today, has made some good saves to keep us in front.

"After a chat at half-time we were much better in the second half and got the other two goals to kill the game off.

"Rhyl's full backs are very attack minded and were causing us problems in the first half, so we gave players specific jobs to deal with that and they never really able to put us under the same pressure as they had done earlier.

"The lads at the back have defended well when we've had to and the lads up front have again shown a great attitude and work rate and I thought Mitch Bryant (a goal and two assists) was different class - particularly with the way he held the ball up for us when we were under pressure first half."

Things did not begin well for the home side, who fell behind after just three minutes when Damian Ketley latched on to a Mitch Bryant through ball to steer past Keighan Jones, and they almost notched a second soon after when Alex Downes headed narrowly wide from a corner.

The Lilies’ thought they had levelled matters when Sam Molyneux converted a chance only for the effort to be ruled out for offside, and the same player brought a fine save out of Bay stopper Andy Coughlin during another impressive spell of play shortly following the disallowed goal.

A consistent period of pressure towards the end of the first half saw Molyneux, Arek Piskorski and Gethin Maxwell all spurn chances for the home side, and they were made to pay after the break saw Ketley teed up Sion Edwards for Bay’s second of the contest with 52 on the clock.

Craig Hogg’s side had a golden chance to wrap things up on 62 minutes when Jones felled Julian Williams in the box, but skipper Tom McCready was unable to capitalise as his spot kick thundered back off the cross bar.

The introduction of James Murphy provided a fresh sense of creativity for the Lilies, but once again they were found wanting in front of goal as Maxwell, Piskorski and Molyneux again failed to convert good openings.

Th visitors weathered the storm and wrapped up another hugely impressive three points on 81 minutes when prolific striker Mitch Bryant headed past Jones to round off the scoring.