UNBEATEN Colwyn Bay moved up to second in Division One South with a superb victory at Wood Park.
But while delighted at the result, Seagulls manager Gary Finley was disappointed at the two goals his team conceded.
“We’ll always score goals, but we need to tighten up at the back,” said Finley, a formidable defender in his playing days.
“We were a bit naive in defence, trying to play the ball out when at times a big clearance was needed.
“But they (Alsager) are near the top of the table so to come here and win is a great result.”
It was the home side who struck first when a defensive lapse from the visitors allowed Ryan Baker to give Alsager a 21st-minute lead.
The scores were level on 38 minutes when a long diagonal ball from John Boardman was superbly controlled by John Lawless, who fired into the top corner from inside the area.
Six minutes into the second half the visitors edged in front when Anthony Murt was brought down in the box and the ever-dependable Lawless converted from the spot.
The Bullets fired back on 55 minutes when Bay failed to deal with a throw-in and Chris Budrys scored a looping header.
But Colwyn again showed their attacking prowess when Alsager failed to clear a corner and a pinpoint cross by Martin Crowder was headed home from six yards by Murt.
Bay went five at the back in the closing stages and held on for a tremendous win.