IN-FORM Colwyn Bay were beaten by Connah's Quay Nomads - but they are ready to return to winning ways at the weekend.

Second-placed Nomads returned to winning ways with Wednesday’s 3-2 verdict at Colwyn Bay.

Michael Wilde’s 90th goal for Connah’s Quay sealed the victory at Colwyn Bay.

Jordan Davies and Harry Franklin were also on target for the visitors, while Jamie Cumming and Udoyen Akpan struck for Steve Evans’ Seagulls.

“Look, we’ve been playing in a certain style of play so far this season,” said Nomads' manager Neil Gibson.

“We’ve been playing free-flowing, attacking football and been controlling games of football.

“I came to watch Colwyn Bay on Saturday against Penybont and they were full value for their victory.

“I knew today that it was going to be very difficult for us to do that.

“Colwyn Bay are an excellent team, they’re very good at what they do and, you know, fair play to them, they’ve made us work extremely hard to win today’s game.

“But, so, so proud of the players and the staff in terms of our character.”

Colwyn Bay, who had won three in a row heading into midweek, will look to bounce back as they pay a visit to Newtown.

Following the midweek defeat, boss Steve Evans told the Seagulls’ YouTube channel: “We didn’t get what we deserved.

“We deserved at least a point, but we didn’t get it, so we’ve got to dust ourselves off and go again Saturday.

“There’s a lot of positives to take from that. We keep moving forward and we’ll look forward to that test on Saturday now against Newtown.”

Leaders The New Saints will look to stretch their unbeaten run to 17 matches as they head to Haverfordwest County, while Bala Town go to Penybont in what is a big encounter in the race to secure a top-six berth.

There are home matches for Cardiff Met and Pontypridd Town, versus Aberystwyth Town and Caernarfon Town respectively.