COLWYN Bay manager Craig Hogg was pleased his side came through their latest outing unscathed after a 2-0 home win over Corwen.

The Seagulls’ continued their fine first season back at JD Cymru North level and remain well on course for a top four finish after briefly moving into second spot on Friday evening.

Next up for the Bay is a trip to a Gresford Athletic on Saturday and Hogg has challenged his side to secure as many points as possible between now and the end of the campaign.

He said: “It won’t be a game that lives long in the memory by any stretch, but I’m pleased with the result even though our overall performance was a little below par.

“We scored two very good goals in the first half and could have scored a couple more during the 90, but I felt at full time we were worthy of the win on the balance of play, even though we weren’t really at it like we have been of late.

“Unfortunately, the second half in particular was littered with some horrendous tackles for our lads to contend with, but thankfully we got through that and none of my players ended up seriously hurt.

“We’ve got some big games coming up and the focus for us has to be to get as many points as we can, as the teams in and around us have games in hand.

“It looks like it’s going to be an exciting run in between now and the end of the season.”

Both side spurned good chances during the early stages of the contest, before the hosts got a crucial breakthrough on 21 minutes when Toby Jones broke free in the area to rifle into the net.

The former Llandudno star was the difference once again on 40 minutes to double Bay’s advantage, latching on to a Mitch Bryant through ball for his second of the evening.

After the break saw visiting skipper Dale Davies sent off on 52 minutes for a bad tackle on Will Bell, and although the home side were unable to add to their tally, they saw out the remainder of the game in comfortable fashion.