COLWYN Bay manager Craig Hogg hailed the “never say attitude” of his squad after they secured a dramatic 2-1 home win over Penrhyncoch.

The Seagulls’ left it late before eventually boosting their runners-up hopes in JD Cymru North, and they have another good chance to pick up three points on Friday evening during a home encounter against struggling Corwen (7.45pm).

Hogg, said: “All things considered I’m really pleased with the performance and the result today.

“Our groundsman deserves so much credit for getting the game on. I felt we were worthy winners over the 90 and again, we should have gone into the break leading by more than a goal.

“The lads were very good and must take so much credit for how they played, when you consider the lack of competitive football we’ve had recently and the storm we played in.

“The players won battles all over the park, especially in central areas of the pitch and Cai Owen was outstanding in the role he was given today.

“In the first 45 minutes and against we played some of the best football I’ve seen since I became manager here at the Bay - from a coaching point of view it was great to watch and very pleasing to the management team.

“Our commitment to our playing philosophy and the groups never say die attitude got us the points and for Tom McCready to score the winner late on was very fitting given how he dictated the game for us.”

The home side went ahead after a positive start on 18 minutes when Mitch Bryant headed in a Cai Owen cross for his 14th goal of the season, and Toby Jones thought he had doubled Bay’s lead soon after only for his successful effort to be ruled out.

After the interval saw the Roosters’ level matters thanks to an Owain Rhys James strike, but skipper Tom McCready late on when he latched on to a Bryant pass and launch a powerful effort into the corner.