DESPITE falling foul of last weekend’s arctic conditions, Colwyn Bay FC have enjoyed an eventful week off the pitch with a raft of new signings and departures.
With their crunch league clash against Droylsden called off at the weekend due to a frozen pitch, manager Lee Williams continued this month’s transfer activity to aqcuire the signatures of Worcester City striker Alex Meecham and 19 year old central defender Anthony Miley from Conwy Borough.
Both players made an immediate impact, with Meecham hitting a brace during their 6-3 friendly victory over Rhyl last week.
Lee Williams said: “Alex scored two goals, and showed his experience as well. He was full of life and enthusiasm, and helped lift the team.
“Miley’s a good player, and he’ll no doubt get his chance to shine this season, with so many games being played.
“Signing players is not easy, but we’re making the best of what we’ve got, and we’ve got to try and sign players who can play the way we want to play, and are comfortable with our passing game.”
Williams has also revealed that the club are looking at a few other players, including former Bangor City midfielder Jamie Crowther and Jamie Lampkin.
One notable departure from the club though is long-serving defender Danny Meadowcroft.
The Manchester based centre back has left the club for Evostik Premier outfit Witton Albion, to be nearer to his family, after his wife was rushed to hospital last week. He is also the full-time carer of baby daughter Evie, who suffers from short bowel syndrome.
The 27 year old’s exit follows Danny Lloyd and Sean Williams’ moves away from Llanelian Road last week.
Williams added: “It’s purely and simply down to personal reasons. His daughter is very ill, and his wife was rushed to hospital last week for an emergency operation. He wants to be closer to his family, and we understand that. It happens.
“Danny Lloyd has gone to [Conference Premier side] Tamworth, and Sean Williams went to Halifax, and they’re clubs with aspirations to go higher, and we understand their reasons for leaving and wish them good luck.”
The Seagulls travel to face third-placed Brackley Town this Saturday, and Williams says his side must not be phased by their opponents’ current league standing.
“We’ve just got to try and have a go. It’s pointless to go there and play for a draw, and if we go there and have a go, and get our noses in front, it’s a different story. For us, attack, at the minute, is the best form of defence,” the Colwyn Bay manager added.
The Bay’s visit to Brackley Town kicks off at 3pm this Saturday (January 26).