COLWYN BAY pipped local rivals Abergele in the final of the Clwyd Plate final at Eirias Park.
Playing into a wicked wind, the Bay went down in the seventh minute to a converted try from Gele second row Chris Meyers, with fly-half Carl Mattock adding the extras.
The Ceebees dug deep and found inspiration when their full back and man of the match Henry Morris slotted the first of his three penalties from 40 meters out, but Gele bit back with a penalty of their own three minutes later.
The Bay hit their stride after 32 minutes when outside centre Serge Cabazuelo rounded off a slick move after fly-half Tom Williams’ winding run through the Gele defence, with Morris converting for the league.
The defining moment came in injury time when after another period of Bay pressure with the ball being recycled quickly, Morris again found himself in possession close to the Gele posts and used his strength to dot down to give himself his second conversion, opening up a 17-10 half time advantage.
The two sides traded penalties in the third quarter to make it 23-13, with Morris again on target, but tension mounted five minutes from time when Gele wing Craig Wright scooted over to score Gele’s second converted try.
But with just three points in it the Seahorses held firm, seeing out the remaining time to lift the Plate.