Colwyn Bay 1-3 Knutsford

JAMIE Mortimore scored twice as Knutsford came from behind to beat Colwyn Bay and continue a winning start to the season.

The outcome was in doubt until the last minute, when Freddie Pass teed up his teammate who dribbled around the goalkeeper before pushing the ball into an unguarded goal.

It leaves the Black Knights as one of only two teams in the North West Men’s League top-flight with an unblemished record after three weeks.

The other, Prescot, visit Westfield Drive on Saturday, push-back 2pm.

Knutsford dominated possession during the early exchanges last weekend, but struggled to create chances.

Their clearest sight of goal, from a penalty-corner, prompted the home team’s custodian to save smartly.

However Colwyn Bay converted from one of theirs when a drag-flick down the middle found its way past Tom Wright.

The visitors continued to apply pressure, and they drew level when Graeme Wolfenden dispatched a ferocious shot into the roof of the net from just inside the circle.

They were denied initially in the second period by an in-form net-minder, and sent on Mat Hodge to bolster a midfield contingent that was already dictating play.

Knutsford stayed solid defensively, and edged in front with a quarter of an hour left after skipper Tom Howard dribbled into Colwyn Bay’s D.

He timed an assist perfectly for Mortimore, who steered the ball in at the back post.

Knutsford played for most of the closing stages with a numerical disadvantage after a player was sent to the sin bin, but they protected their advantage until Mortimore’s second goal put them out of reach.