TRAFFORD had a frustrating day at Colwyn Bay on Saturday, suffering a stoppage-time 2-1 defeat in a game they should have taken all the points from.

It was Trafford who started the match brightest utilising the pace of Darius Palma and Declan Rydings down the flanks.

Palma perhaps should have done better with the first chance of the game, a left-foot shot that was high and wide from the edge of the box.

Rydings, however, made amends on 16 minutes when he swept the ball home after a Trafford corner was not cleared by the hosts.

A few more chances came and went, the best after good work down the right between Palma and Danny Wilkins resulted in Jack Dorney and then Matty Bryan failing to get their shots away.

Trafford then seemed to take their foot off the gas and invited Bay back into the game.

Neat interplay saw Danny Andrews brought down in the box in the 26th minute and Tom McCready gave Elliot Wynne no chance with a firm penalty straight down the middle.

The start of the second half saw much of the same and Jimmy Moore picked up a booking.

Both teams battled in midfield and exchanged chances with Bryan failing to get a header away. At the other end Wynne pulled off a great fingertip save from an Astley Mulholland shot.

The introduction of Andy Langford and Lewis Nightingale saw the midfield tighten up and it was Langford who had a glorious chance to put Trafford ahead on 65 minutes.

Nightingale fed the ball from the edge of the box, but Langford’s shot crashed back off the post.

Trafford were reduced to 10 men on 71 minutes when Moore hesitated on the ball and pulled back Ash Woods when he was through on goal to pick up a second yellow card.

This only gave Trafford more resolve and in the 85th minute they thought they had a stonewall penalty when Ross Davidson drove through the midfield and into the box, only to be bundled to the ground.

The Trafford fans were incensed as the referee adjudged the challenge to be fair.

Bay sensed the game was theirs for the taking and duly obliged when Craig Pritchard's pass opened up the Trafford defence and Ethan Devine crossed low from the right for Andrews to score the winner deep into added time.