COLWYN Bay were unable to get back to winning ways as they fell to a heavy 5-1 home defeat at the hands of Mossley.

Things did not begin well for the Seagulls, who fell behind with just two on the clock when Andy Keogh took advantage of the space afforded to him to fire past Paddy Rutter.

The home side dusted themselves off and got back on level terms soon after courtesy of a fine finish from just outside the area by Blake Robinson after six minutes, and things almost got even better moments later when Ash Woods fired over following good work from Danny Andrews.

This joy proved to be short-lived as the visitors got their noses in front yet again on 22 minutes when Keogh was given the freedom of the Four Crosses Construction Area to put away another opportunity for his second of the evening.

Rutter had to be at his best to deny the away side after a strong spell of possession on 33 minutes, with powerful midfielder Lass Mendes producing a fine individual run before wasting a delivering in the final third on 36.

Craig Hogg’s men were dealt another blow just before the break when skipper Tom McCready was forced off through injury, with Mike Fish blazing over the fine chance of the first period for the visitors.

The second period began in disastrous fashion for the home side as Max Leonard found the net on with a header on 46 minutes, and Godwin Abadaki burst clear and finished well with 54 gone during a dominant spell from the visitors.

Ethan Devine, Craig Pritchard, Robinson and Mendes all missed chances throughout the remainder of the second half, and a stoppage time strike from Adam Jones rounded off a miserable night at the office for the Bay.