MATCH PREVIEW | First away trip of the season at Colwyn Bay this Saturday.

MATCH PREVIEW | First away trip of the season at Colwyn Bay this Saturday.

By Geraint Roberts
30th August
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Llandudno travel to Colwyn Bay on Saturday in a highly anticipated local derby.


Colwyn Bay re-joined the Welsh leagues this season and have played two games in the league so far, losing at home to Flint and drawing away at Llangefni.

Llandudno are coming off the back of an impressive 1-0 win against Rhyl, which was the perfect response to the disappointing Gresford defeat a few days before.

Goals from Dean Seager and Scott McHarrie gave us the three points and some momentum going into the local derby.

Manager Matty Jones has said that it should be a surprise that the competitiveness of the league has shown already this season.

“I think our first three games sum up the competitiveness of this league, and it shouldn’t really come as a surprise to anyone.”

“We knew this was how it was going to be and being such a new group, there was always going to be inconsistencies. The key for us is to find the consistency and put together a run of results.” Said Matty.

Matty believes that Colwyn Bay will be up there at the end of the season and that they will be up for this derby.

“Colwyn Bay are a very good side, we’ve watched them a few times now and I’ve worked with a number of their players before.”

“They will be up for this one, and will also be looking to ensure they get their first win, but we are a strong group and are certainly prepared for it.” Said Matty.

Following the impressive performance against a tough Rhyl side, Matty has said that it is an excellent problem to have with so many positions up for grabs in the team.

“It’s brilliant, it’s the kind of headache you want as a manager, when you write down the team the night before and then know you still have that strength to come off the bench, it is a good place to be.”

“It’s down to the lads that are in to keep their place, and that the lads who aren’t keep pushing for their chance and to take it when it comes along.” Said the manager.

One negative from the game on Tuesday is that Jacob Farleigh hobbled off just a few minutes after coming on, and he will unfortunately be absent for the game this weekend.

Bailey Jackson is also a doubt but other than that we have a full strength side.

This will be our first away game of the new JD Cymru North season, following three successive home games.

We are back at home the weekend after, as we host Conwy Borough.

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