COLWYN Bay manager Craig Hogg urged his side to bounce back after their unbeaten run ended with a 3-0 loss at Chasetown.

The Seagulls’ suffered a blow to their playoff chances as they suffered their first defeat in seven games, and they remain in tenth spot and five points off the top six ahead of their next outing at home to Droylsden on Saturday.

Hogg, said: “It was a bad day at the office and a defeat that has brought our little unbeaten run to an end in some fashion.

“I’ve been in charge for 20 league games as of today and the progress the lads have made has been really exceptional - to go six games unbeaten on the bounce at this level with such a young group is testament to how well they have played in such a tough league - it really is some achievement.

“But I’m not going to lie we do feel a little bit frustrated because the score line doesn’t tell the whole story and it’s been a missed opportunity for getting more points on the board toward guaranteed league safety.

“I thought some of our play was really good in the second half especially and, if we could have got the next goal in the game when we were very much on top, then we may well have gone on to win it because the momentum was really with us.

“But we didn’t and we have conceded goals that are more down to us as and the errors we have made, instead of the opposition not really having to work particularly hard to score from their chances.

“It’s a big dust down for us now and we will look to put right the wrongs and go again next week. There’s 13 games or so to go and we have learn from today and quickly.”

After falling behind to a Liam Kirton goal on 39 minutes, the visitors were unable to find a route back into the contest and fell further behind after the break thanks to efforts from Kirton and Tom Hill.