I was lucky enough to get to see Colwyn Bay FC play out an exciting play-off final against FC United of Manchester on Monday 2nd May.
With most people backing FC United to win the match , I took my space near the dug-outs with a sense of hope but some concern for the outcome.
A huge crowd had turned up with a considerable number standing on the hill outside the ground. FC United’s fans easily over shadowed the Colwyn Bay supporters with their chanting and singing, if this was how you won a football match Colwyn Bay would have been out of it by Kick Off!
After a goalless first half, nerves were shredded as United took the game to The Bay. Gaps began appearing as FC United pushed forward, and Jon Newby took advantage for Colwyn Bay. He ran past the FC United defence to fire home from the right hand side of the box. This sent the home fans in to a frenzy and The Bay in to the Conference!
Dave Chalinor, Colwyn Bay’s Player/Manager was quoted in the Pioneer as saying “It’s a fantastic achievement, no-one expected at the start of the season that we would be here” adding “The lads have been amazing all season!”
I just want to add my congratulations and say “BRING ON NEXT SEASON!”