Sunday 28th December 2014
Colwyn Bay: Sanna, Taylor, Moss, Olapade, Royle, Hodgson (Watson), Haywood, Anboruo, Hopley, Mendes (Sinclair), Baynes. Subs not used: Ollerenshaw, Pilliner, Frost.
Hyde FC: Connor Hunt, Josh Brizell (Ryan Masterson), Adam Blakeman, Kelvin Lomax, Alex McQuade, Luke Giverin (Rhys Day), D'Arcy O'Connor, Louis Almond, Tom Bentham, Ted Cribley, Connor Hughes. Subs not used: Andreas Pachipis, Erike Sousa, George Riley.
By Tim Channon (Colwyn Bay)
The Seagulls were without four players through injury, with Chris Noone and Jack Truelove hurt in the Boxing Day game and joining Marc Williams and Moustapha Saiel on the sidelines.
With Anthony Stephens also now back with Wrexham, manager Frank Sinclair had to bring in four reserve team players to make up the numbers.
Rob Hopley played at centre back in the first half and did well, but the team as a whole played poorly and Hyde hit the post and went close on a couple of other occasions, before taking the lead with a Ted Cribley goal just before half-time.
The manager then brought himself on and looked to have turned things around in the second half, which saw five goals scored in the last 20 minutes.
Sinclair headed the equaliser from a corner on 71 minutes and a minute later saw his side take the lead when Obi Anoruo shot on the turn past Hyde keeper Connor Hunt after a free kick had been played into him on the edge of the area.
The lead, however, lasted only five minutes before Hyde equalised, when a mishit Connor Hughes shot was turned in by Tom Bentham.
But the Seagulls then looked to have won it with a brilliant goal by Anoruo in the 85th minute.
He raced onto a terrible back pass to go round the keeper and then scored from an incredible angle near the by-line to put the Seagulls 3-2 up.
Chris Sanna, returning in goal, made a couple of excellent diving saves, but deep into added time Cribley got his second of the game from a corner, with his shot taking a couple of deflections in a crowded goalmouth.
That gave Hyde only their second point in 13 away games this season.