COLWYN Bay’s new manager Gary Finley was singing the praises of his unchanged side after seeing the resurgent Seagulls take their fourth point in three weeks off runaway leaders Buxton.
And but for a desperate late push that saw frantic Buxton grab two goals in the last 14 minutes the Bay would have been celebrating a double.
“The lads were great again,” said Finley after seeing his unbeaten run since taking over extended.
“To come here and outplay a team of Buxton’s quality for much of the game after beating them 2-0 at our place shows how well we are doing.”
Finley confidently fielded exactly the same side that sunk Chorley 2-0 at home the previous Saturday and no-one rose to the challenge more effectively than new striker Mark Quayle. Inside nine minutes Quayle put the Bay in front following a superb run down the left by Neil Black, and 10 minutes later he was again in the right spot to dart onto an identical break and cross from feeder Black.
The stung leaders came out with all guns blazing for a second-half assault but had to wait until the 79th minute for Mark Nangle to reduce the gap.
Then in a storming finale Justin Hall beat keeper Matt Parry to make it all-square, but not before Buxton had been reduced to 10 men when Stuart Denham was dismissed for elbowing midfielder Robbie Williams.