COLWYN Bay manager Craig Hogg was left to rue a host of missed chances as his side fell to a 2-1 home defeat to Droylsden.

The Seagulls’ failed to capitalise on their numerical advantage and had nothing to show for their effort despite nearly 20 chances on target, and the Bay will look to resume their recent impressive form when they travel to Ramsbottom United on February 16.

Hogg, said: “It was a story of missed chances from our point of view. Their keeper has rightly had man of the match after making so many excellent saves and we have been dealt a sucker punch later on in the game and ended up losing. That’s tough for me to process at the moment.

“From our point of view the harsh reality is that the game should really have been out of sight, especially at half time and, we’ve had enough chances to win two games of football let alone that one.

“We know we’ve got to be better in both boxes at the moment and it’s my job to make sure that we find away for this to be a reality. There’s a lot of hard work still to do.

“The plus side for us is that we are still near the top of our mini league after today’s result and the points we need to be mathematically safe are still very much in our own hands.

“We’ve been on good and bad runs before, it’s a must that we look to put a good run of results together in the coming weeks and do what we need to be masters of our own survival this term.”

The home side received a boost when Steve Rigby was dismissed after just five minutes for a professional foul on Astley Mulholland, but this did not deter the visitors’ from opening the scoring on 19 courtesy of a long-range effort from Reece Webb-Foster.

Bay levelled on 24 minutes through Mulholland after good work from Lassana Mendes but they failed to make their chances count and were made to pay when Sefton Gonzalez gave the awa side all three points.