COLWYN Bay manager Craig Hogg stated “the dressing room is hurting” after his side suffered a 5-2 home loss to Colne.

The Seagulls ended a run of positive results as they failed to make the most of the chances created at the Four Crosses Constriction Arena, and they will look to put things right during their two fixtures this week at home to Mossley on Tuesday and at Runcorn Linnets on Saturday.

Hogg, said: “It’s a result that really hurts the dressing room. To ship five goals at home in front of our fans isn’t something that sits comfortable with us at all.

“I should be talking about how hard we worked, the excellent quality football we played and the good chances we created - because that was as good as I’ve seen this from us this season and for large parts of the game today.

“But the reality is we were quite naive and indecisive when defending certain big moments as a team and ultimately we got punished for that and very clinically.

“Take nothing away from Colne at all for taking advantage of that. On another day the game could and perhaps should have ended in a high scoring draw, but it hasn’t and that’s tough for us to accept.

“We’ve got to learn quickly from what went wrong today and with a game Tuesday we have an opportunity to get back to the levels we are capable of - however that is another huge fixture and will be another massive test for us.”

The home side drew first blood when Ash Woods fired them ahead within the opening 20 minutes, but the visitors turned the game on its head with three goals in a 14-minute spell from Reece Webb-Foster, a Will Bell own goal and Oliver Wood to secure a cushion at the interval.

Things did not get any better after the break when Wood turned in a Matthew Morgan cross to extend their advantage on 52 minutes, and this was swiftly followed by a fifth when Morgan went from provider to scorer with 54 on the clock.

Woods hit his second of the game on 59 minutes to give the hosts a glimmer of hope, but they were unable to convert any of the chances that came their way thereafter.