A second half penalty from Billy Jones secured Gloucester City a point against strugglers Colwyn Bay, but the Tigers could’ve easily came away with the three points.\r\n\r\nFemi Orenuga struck the post in injury time and Jones had a free-kick that bounced from the crossbar onto the line; two chances that could’ve sealed an important victory.\r\n\r\nThe Welsh side, who are currently sitting in the relegation spots, took the lead against the run of play as Obi Anoruo flicked on a header during a quiet first half.\r\n\r\nFor spells during the game it looked as if the visitors would take all three points, but Chris Noone’s challenge on Tom Webb saw Jones step up and inevitably slot home as he has done with aplomb so many times in Tigers colours.\r\n\r\nThe draw pushes the Tigers up to 15th as they continue their march away from the relegation spots with Colwyn Bay still looking nervously above them.\r\n\r\nLooking to record a third victory in a row, City began with intent as Jack Harris headed dangerously from a Femi Orenuga corner in the opening minute.\r\n\r\nThe first real attempt came 12 minutes later as Wes Baynes tested Paul White with a thunderous shot that the Irishman had to tip over.\r\n\r\nHarry White and Chris Knowles peppered Chris Sanna’s goal as the momentum was fully with Tim Harris’ team.\r\n\r\nA cascading run from Lewis Hall was abruptly ended as defender Michael Wilson took the lightning winger out of the game with a suspected shoulder injury.\r\n\r\nThe resulting set piece saw the Tigers inches from taking the lead as Billy Jones’ nearly perfect free-kick struck the crossbar, bounced on the line and then was cleared.\r\n\r\nCity were kicking themselves as a minute later a free-kick was flicked on by Colwyn Bay striker Anoruo who netted to put the Welsh side ahead against the run of play.\r\n\r\nThe half ended with White firing a solo effort a foot wide as City looked to be more clinical in the second period.\r\n\r\nWith the Tigers looking for an avenue back in the game, Sam Avery, Knowles, Staley, Mo Diop and White all saw brief sights of goal in the opening minutes of the half.\r\n\r\nThe persistence paid off as Noone brought down Webb to see referee Daniel Meeson award a penalty that Jones slammed to the left to equalise in style.\r\n\r\nDebutant Staley shot well at the near post and Jones delivered an inch perfect ball that only needed the slightest touch to go in.\r\n\r\nCity were camped in the Colwyn Bay half as two huge chances for White and Diop went amiss with the ball rattling around numerous bodies in the box.\r\n\r\nWith City thoroughly on top, a warning came from Hopley who beat Paul White to the ball but couldn’t convert and poked wide.\r\n\r\nThen, in the first minute of injury time, Sanna tipped a powerful low drive from Orenuga agonisingly onto the post to seal a point for his side.\r\n\r\nGloucester City: P. White, S. Hamilton, B. Jones, J. Harris, S. Avery, C. Knowles, F. Orenuga, T. Webb, H. White (A. Connolly 88), N. Modest (M. Diop 55), L. Hall (R. Staley 36)\r\n\r\nSubs not used: M. Richards, J. James\r\n\r\nGoals: Jones (pen) 61\r\n\r\nColwyn Bay: C. Sanna, D. Taylor, L. Moss, M. Wilson, M. Lee, J. Royle, O. Anuruo, C. Noone (T. Buckley 65), R. Hopley, W. Baynes, J.Ellison\r\n\r\nSubs not used: G. Rees, T. Buckley, L. Olapade, M. Saiel, M. Williams\r\n\r\nGoals: Anoruo 37\r\n\r\nAttendance: 422

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