A very entertaining game under the lights at The Rock last night with some outstanding goals on display. However, Colwyn Bay showed their class throughout and ended convincing winners.
Druids went into this game with a mixed squad as we had a few out with injuries but some new deadline day signings available. We had a big test in store as undefeated league leaders Colwyn Bay were looking to leave The Rock with all 3 points.
The match kicked off and The Seagulls made a great start and went ahead within 3 minutes when James Kirby backheeled the ball in from close range. Despite the early setback, Druids responded really well and took the game to our opponents. We got our equaliser on 17 minutes when Josh Roseberry-Beamond scored an excellent goal from range after the ball was cleared out to him.
A very entertaining game so far, however Colwyn Bay began to take control after the equaliser and scored three quickfire goals before halftime. Stef Edwards, James Kirby and Joe Williams all getting on the scoresheet. To make matters worse for Druids, just after the restart, midfielder Tom Reilly was shown a second yellow card, forcing us to play the remaining 40 minutes a man down.
Our opponents controlled the game from then on, moving the ball around well and exploiting their extra man. It must be said, on 70 minutes Bay attacker Tom Creamer scored an outstanding 40 yard strike that left Jones little chance in the Druids goal.
The Seagulls saw the game out and it ended 7-1 to the visitors. A tough day for Druids who tried to stay in the game with the man disadvantage, but our opponents showed their quality and were clinical in front of goal. Credit to Colwyn Bay, looks like they will take some beating this season.
However, the games are coming thick and fast and Druids have a chance for a reaction on Friday night when 3rd place Buckley Town visit The Rock.
More than just a football club.