BARRY succumbed 1-0 to Colwyn Bay in their final league game of the season.

Despite the win, Bay were relegated, while Barry remain in the JD Cymru Premier.

Read the report, below.

Report by Ian Johnson

More than 900 were present at Colwyn Bay’s Llanelian Road for the final game of the Cymru Premier season, with the home team relegated despite winning 1-0.

Like Barry, Bay were promoted last season from the regional leagues, but while Barry went into the game safe in ninth place, the home side needed three points to avoid relegation – and other results to go their way.

Sadly for the North Wales Coast club that didn’t happen, with Aberystwyth beating Pontypridd 3-0 in Sunday’s other crunch match.

Despite a number of suspensions and injuries, Barry fielded a strong side and there was no accusation they weren’t taking the game seriously, having the lion’s share of first half possession, if not creating cutting edge chances.

In a first half of few opportunities, Bay’s Tommy Creamer saw his shot from outside the box take a deflection to go wide, with the resulting corner seeing Barry’s Will Richards heading off his line at the back post.

Knowing that they needed to win, the home side picked up the pace in the second half, and Bay looked like they had scored when Tom McReady fired a low shot from close range, but Barry ‘keeper Luc Rees got down well to save with his right hand.

Barry’s best chance came soon after when Mike George and Sam Snaith combined for George to fire on target from the right-hand side, only to see his effort parried away by Reece Trueman in the Colwyn Bay goal.

The home side scored their winner after 83 minutes. A chipped cross by Creamer from the left saw Alex Downes ghost in to score with a back post header.

That wasn’t enough for Bay, though, who were relegated, while Barry bosses Steve Jenkins and Jonathan Jones will look back upon a mixed Cymru Premier season where Barry showed flashes of quality but sometimes struggled to secure the three points.

Onwards to next season!