Thursday, February 03, 2011

Colwyn Bay strengthen hold on second spot after winning at FC United

 Source: Northwich Guardian

 COLWYN Bay closed the gap to Premier Division leaders FC Halifax Town to 12 points on Wednesday, writes Andrew Simpson.

Jon Newby’s first half goal proved enough to exact revenge on FC United of Manchester for an FA Trophy defeat back in October.

It leaves the second-placed Seagulls four points clear of the chasing pack ahead of a visit from fellow play-offs hopefuls Worksop Town this weekend.

Their cause was helped by Bradford Park Avenue putting four goals past Buxton at the Horsfall Stadium.

Matty James bagged a brace for John Deacey’s men, for whom debutant Nicky Boshell was on target too.

On Tuesday Kendal Town edged a nine-goals thriller with strugglers Ossett Town to move back into the play-offs places.

Rory Winters scored twice in as many minutes to end the Yorkshiremen’s resistance.

Elsewhere Nantwich Town and Mickleover Sports, plus Frickley Athletic and Whitby Town, played out a goalless draw.

Evo-Stik League Premier Division
Wednesday February 2
Bradford Park Avenue 4 Buxton 1
FC United of Manchester 0 Colwyn Bay 1

Tuesday February 1
Frickley Athletic 0 Whitby Town 0
Kendal Town 5 Ossett Town 4
Nantwich Town 0 Mickleover Sports 0