REPORT | Barrett Rescues A Point In Wales
In a game of two halves, Josh Barrett struck four minutes from time to ensure Albion returned to England with a point.
Manager Michael Morton made just the one change to the Trophy defeat to Glossop as Cam Murray replaced Conor Sellars.
In a sunny yet blustery afternoon in North Wales, the home side started the contest on top causing problems from set-pieces.
Fittingly the Seagulls then broke the deadlock inside twenty minutes from a corner kick when Louis Barnes pulled off to the back post and headed into his namesake Louis Barnes who, after several bites at the cherry, eventually scrambled into the back of the net.
Nevertheless the Brewers squandered a glorious chance to equalise two minutes later.
Tom Corner’s half volley was saved by Matt Cooper but only pushed into the path of Aiden Savory who side-footed onto the post.
Half an inch to the right and the score would have been one apiece.
One more minute later and Pete Davidson broke out of midfield and surged at the Bay back-line before sliding in Cam Murray but his heavy touch took it into the keeper.
The wind was somewhat a pain for both sides as the constant gusts disrupted any aerial balls.
Greg Hartley has proved to be a safe pair of hands in between the sticks and he showed this again just after the half hour mark.
Jack Hindle played a neat one-two with Danny Andrews before volleying ferociously on target but Hartley caught firmly and confidently.
Albion almost drew level on the stroke of half-time with one of their scrambled corner goals with Andy Milne unable to stretch enough to divert goalwards.
Half-Time: Colwyn Bay 1-0 Taddy
The Brewers came out in the second half with a greater hunger and urgency added to their game.
Andy Milne was close to getting on the end of a set-piece once again, this time a Laurence Hunter free-kick was well defended.
At this point there was only one team looking like scoring as Taddy went incredibly close once again, spin of the ball this time keeping Bay at bay.
Cam Murray’s cross set-up a 50/50 between goalkeeper Matt Cooper and Tom Corner, both players went in and Corner ricocheted the ball beyond the keeper only for it to spin off the line and onto the post.
The only controversial moment came half-way through the second half when Bay’s Luke Horrocks raised his hands and struck Aiden Savory on the head, only for a yellow card to be issued.
Greg Hartley in the Taddy goal never had to make anything other than a couple of routine saves, the stand-out to deny Danny Andrews low fizzing effort.
But just as time looked to be running out, Taddy got a deserved goal.
With chances few and far between, it was another set-piece that proved to be the best way to goal as Josh Barrett stuck out a leg and guided Josh Greening’s free-kick past Matt Cooper and over the line.
If there was 5/10 minutes left then you would have fancied them to go on and win it but in the end, a draw was probably a fair result.
Full-Time: Colwyn Bay 1-1 Taddy
Colwyn Bay: Cooper, Brizell, Barnes, Horrocks (Hughes 69), Griffith, Barnes ©, Kelleher (Rainford 63), Booth, Hindle, Mulholland, Andrews
Unused: Leigh, Turner, Grant
Tadcaster: Hartley, Hardy, Hunter, Howarth, Milne ©, Barrett, Murray (Sellars 71), Davidson (Ellam 80), Corner, Savory, Greening
Unused: Mycoe, Akeroyd, Grant