Match Report -
From Bottom Two To Mid Table In Four Straight Wins
By Debbie Taylor

Celtic made a giant stride towards Conference North safety with a superb win in windswept Wales thanks to a well taken goal, and an out of this world save.

Celtic were doing all the early running, Charlie Ennis, Ben McKenna and Kevin Holsgrove all forcing Chris Sanna into early saves, the ones from Ennis and Holsgrove were cracking saves from Sanna. He couldnít keep them all out, and when Kevin Holsgrove found Ben McKenna on the other side of the box coming in, Chris Sanna left McKenna to the otherwise excellent Mike Lea, but McKennaís curling shot evaded Lea, and left Sanna stationary and looking to his defence.

Lewis King made his first great save of the match about half an hour in, when Rob Hopleyís fierce drive was tipped round the post at full stretch, whilst Sanna added to his tally of impressive saves tipping over Scott Kerrís rasping drive, just before the interval.

Celtic were the better team in the second half, but Bay were making Celtic work. Had either Matt Reganís side-footer or Ennisís lifted ball gone in, the last half an hour would have been more comfortable to watch, but as time ran out on the hosts, they pressed more and more. With fifteen minutes remaining, Lewis King pulled off a save worthy of winning the match. Obi Anorouís cross was met by the stooping head of Wes Baynes, who put all his neck muscles into turning the header towards goal, but there was King, point blank reaction save, and he held it. He had to.

Stoppage time dragged, despite Celticís best efforts, though Dominic Calvert-Lewin went agonisingly close to easing the final seconds, and Stephen Broganís free kick was well stopped, it was Jack Truelove who knew he could have salvaged a point for free-falling Colwyn Bay, when a late, late corner was awarded, and he got his head on it as it swung in, only to put it a centimetre of the bar, if that.

So Celtic recorded a fourth straight win, lifting themselves to fourteenth and starting to put some real space between us and the bottom three. For the truly optimistic, Celtic are now only ten points off a play off place!

1Sanna, Chris  
2Taylor, Danny  
3Moss, Louis  
4Lea, Mike  
5Truelove, Jack  
6Haywood, Prince  
7Anorou, Obi  
8Hodgson, Adam  > 66
9Hopley, Rob  
10Baynes, WesYellow Card 
11Bove, JordanYellow Card 
12Ollerenshaw, Josh  
14Olapade, Lanre  
15Saeil, Moustapha  
16Mendes, Paulo  
17Seddon, Ashley  < 66
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