Second Half Double Secures Colwyn Bay Win On Frustrating Evening at Keys Park …
Hednesford Town failed to build on their positive win against Boston United on Saturday as two second half goals from Rob Hopley and Obi Anoruo continued Colwyn Bay’s unbeaten away record at Keys Park on Tuesday night.
The Pitmen started with three centre halves, continuing with the formation which reaped dividends at the weekend, but, with wing backs Darren Campion and James Hurst unable to get forward, the home side struggled to get a foothold in midfield, although to their credit they rarely looked troubled in an even first half.
Anthony Stevens hit two wild free kicks over the cross bar in the opening 20 minutes and Wesley Baynes snatched at a decent chance from the edge of the area for the visitors, but the turning point in the game came shortly before the break.
Alex Melbourne’s weak shot was helped on by Paul Sullivan and Danny Glover bundled the ball into the net at the back post only for the linesman to raise his flag and cut short the Keys Park celebrations.
Anoruo broke the deadlock on 55 minutes when he skipped past Darren Campion on the by line and crossed for Hopley to sweep the ball past Dan Crane and, despite Hurst twice missing the target from the edge of the area, the Hednesford defence stood appealing for an offside that never came and Anoruo doubled Colwyn Bay’s lead on 68 minutes.
The Pitmen threw caution to the wind chasing a goal to halve the arrears but Sullivan and Glover both missed chances towards the end and Colwyn Bay saw out the victory.
Crane, Hurst, Campion (c), Bailey, McCone, Westwood (Peers 59), Osborne, Crowther (Thorley 59), Glover, Sullivan (Diggin 70), Melbourne,
Subs Not Used: Robinson, Ashmore,
Ollerenshaw, Olapade, Stevens, Royle, Bembo-Leta, Noone, Buckley (Mendez 79), Anoruo (Anjos 87), Holey, Williams (c), Baynes (Haywood 75),
Subs Not Used: Sharpe, Hodgson
Bookings – Osborne, Baynes
Attendance – 458
Star Man – Obi Anoruo
Entertainment Rating – 2 stars