COLWYN Bay manager Craig Hogg hailed their stunning 1-0 JD Welsh Cup win over Airbus UK Broughton as “a great night for the club”.

The Seagulls’ overcame JD Cymru Premier opposition and last season’s runaway tier two champions in extra-time to reach the last 16 of the competition, with skipper Tom McCready producing a scintillating strike to decide matters.

Almost 600 supporters descended on the Four Crosses Arena to witness the clash, and they face another stern test of their credentials this weekend when Bay travel to title-chasing Flint Town United on Saturday.

Hogg, said: “It was a great night for the football club and we are delighted.

“I can’t understate how proud I am of the lads for how they went about their work.

“The sheer work rate by our players was nothing short of outstanding and that epitomised what we are all about as a football club, fan base and dressing room.

“We were worthy of the win I feel and, although we had to deal with some pressure at times, we created a number of good chances again and perhaps should have won the game in normal time.

“Ultimately, it took a touch of class to win the game and thankfully we had that with Tom McCready’s goal.

“But the lads deserve all the plaudits they get for getting the job done and beating a team in the league above and that pleases me most.

“To have done that in front of our outstanding fans who turned up in big numbers again was very special for everyone.”

Visiting stopper Lewis Hall was busy during the opening stages of the tie to keep his side in it, with a stunning effort to divert a long-range attempt from Sion Edwards over the bar.

The Wingmakers’ were causing plenty of problems at their own at the other end, with Sam Hart coming closest when his far post header was turned away by Andy Coughlin.

The Bay back-line put their bodies on the line to block a number of goal-bound efforts at the end of normal time, before McCready took centre stage with the deciding moment of the game on 97 minutes.

Bay’s skipper and talisman unleashed a tremendous 20-yard curler that gave Hall no chance, and the hosts managed to hold on for their biggest victory since returning to the Welsh domestic system.