COLWYN Bay manager Craig Hogg praised his side following a gruelling week after they were held 0-0 at home by Llangefni Town.

The Seagulls’ were unable to break down the newly promoted JD Cymru North outfit on Friday evening, which was their third game in a six-day period.

They now enjoy a short break over the festive period before an eagerly anticipated derby trip to a resurgent Llandudno on Saturday.

Hogg, said: “It’s the end of a challenging run of games for us and I think my lads deserve so much credit for coming out of three games in six days undefeated.

“We approached all the games this week as we always do, with a desire of trying to win each of them.

All the games brought with them different challenges for us to overcome and with a little bit of luck, we could have won the game and taken maximum points.

“The lads have again put in a heroic effort to try and win the fixture, against a team who came with the aim of not losing.

“Credit to Llangefni, they were a difficult team to break down, but I can understand that given the position they’re in.

“The lads have got a good rest now and I think it’s really needed, especially as we go into the Llandudno derby.

“We should be in the top five at Christmas and are still in a big cup competition as we go into the new year and that’s hugely pleasing for a group of lads who’ve been together for 6 months.

“I’m pleased with how the first half of the season has gone, there’s a lot of football left still to play and we hope to build on the good work I feel we’ve achieved so far in our first season back in Wales.”

The home side suffered a blow early on when influential striker Mitch Bryant was forced off through injury on the quarter hour mark, and they found it extremely difficult to break down the stubborn Cefni rear-guard who set their stall out from the off.

Skipper Tom McCready came close with a powerful free kick that flew inches over the bar, with Toby Jones also spurning a good opportunity when he steered an attempt wide.

Cefni stopper Tyler French was in fine form to den Sion Edwards and Kian Owen in the first period, and he also diverted a goal-bound effort from Joe Chaplin after the break to secure a valuable point for his side.