Thursday, February 03, 2011

FC United 0 Colwyn Bay 1

 Source: Daily Post (Wales)

 Tim Channon, DPW West

 JON NEWBY’S first-half goal stole three precious points for Colwyn Bay at Gigg Lane last night.

But they had to survive a backs-to-the-wall second-half bombardment to cling onto the victory that opens a four-point gap in second place in the table.

The home side were also denied by three fantastic saves by keeper Chris Sanna which kept Colwyn Bay in the game.

He made a double save at point-blank range from Mike Norton and Simon Carden and when Norton looked certain to score from the second rebound, his effort was blocked on the line by Danny Grannon.

Sanna also rescued his side with a one-on-one save from Jerome Wright, before Colwyn Bay broke away to take the lead on 28 minutes.

Karl Noon put Newby clear and he cooly beat the advancing Sam Ashton.

FC United almost equalised right on half-time, but Norton failed to connect with Jerome Wright’s low cross from four yards out.

FC United then dominated the second half, but paid for three or four glaring misses.

In a rare Bay break Newby had a shot blocked by Ashton’s legs, but Colwyn Bay escaped again in injury time when Norton’s deflection flew straight into Sanna’s hands on the line.