COLWYN Bay missed another chance to make significant inroads into Prestatyn Town’s JD Cymru North lead as they were held 1-1 at home by Bangor City.

The Seagulls’ were left counting the cost of missed opportunities and had to settle for a share of the spoils against the Citizens, leaving them in fourth ahead of their crunch home clash against top-flight side Airbus UK on Friday evening in a hotly anticipated JD Welsh Cup third round clash.

Manager Craig Hogg, said: It’s two points dropped for us and we’ve missed a great opportunity to climb a place in the table.

“The focus going into the game was for an improvement on last weekend’s performance and to get that out of the system - I felt we did that for most of the 90 minutes and that’s a huge positive.

“But we are left thinking what could have been and, with some composure in front of goal, we could and probably should have scored one or two more and ended the night with three points.

“We’ve got a big week ahead of us now with the Airbus game up next in the FAW Cup and it’s something we look forward to.

“It will be the biggest game of the season so far for both clubs and we will need the whole town to come out in force and get right behind us.”

Julian Williams almost broke the deadlock early on for the home side when he fired just over after some fine individual work, with Toby Jones’ attempt hacked off the line with 16 on the clock.

They did not have to wait much longer for the opener, which arrived on 21 minutes when Mitch Bryant produced a composed finish past Gabriel Brino following a quality delivery from Jones.

Gradually the visitors began to see more of the ball following the goal and they levelled matters on 40 minutes when Nicolas Delvecchio was presented with a chance, and he managed to find the corner to restore parity to the score-line.

The visitors spurned a golden chance on 44 minutes when Francesco Leghissa forced a point-blank save from Andy Coughlin when through on goal, and Williams thought he had regained Bay’s lead with 62 gone only for his attempt to be ruled out for offside.

Sion Edwards, Will Bell, Williams, Bryant and skipper Tom McCready all came within inches of securing victory during the remainder of the second period for the hosts, with Pavel Vieira and Francesco Serafino wasteful at the other end to ensure both sides had something to show for their efforts.