COLWYN Bay were dealt an early blow to their promotion bid after suffering back-to-back defeats over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The Seagulls were left licking their wounds after losing 1-0 at Scarborough Athletic on Saturday, before suffering a controversial 2-1 home reverse to Brihouse Town two days later. To add to Bay’s frustration, injuries to key figures Gareth Grant and Shaun Pearson are likely to rule them out of this Saturday’s FA Cup tie at Morpeth (3pm). After going 2-0 down following a disappointing first half performance, the hosts pulled a goal back with a Luke Denson penalty after Tom Schofield was tripped in the box. Paul Moore’s side dominated proceedings thereafter, with Tom Hardwick and Gaz Burnett going close to levelling proceedings. The introduction of Scott Bakkor and Adam Whitlock from the bench made a significant impact and the latter looked to have gained his side a penalty after he was felled in the box, only for the referee to rule the ball had gone out of play moments earlier. The controversy continued into the game’s climax when Bakkor appeared to be brought down after going past two defenders into the area, but the referee waved off the protests and booked the sub for diving. The Bay boss, said: “I thought it was a goal and I thought it was a penalty, but we are getting no luck at all with decisions at the moment. “I’ve made my feelings clear in the dressing and the boys are under no illusions they have got to get their act together or there will be changes. “It’s tough at the moment, but our luck will change and we will turn things around.”