COLWYN Bay manager Craig Hogg was less than pleased with the officiating in their narrow 2-1 loss at Radcliffe Borough.

The Seagulls worked hard to get back into the game but had a goal disallowed during a crucial stage in the clash to ensure they had nothing to show for their efforts, and they head into their final away fixture before moving back to the Welsh system at Market Drayton Town on Bank Holiday Monday.

Hogg, said: “It’s another defeat on the bounce for us but I felt we were a little unlucky not to come away with something.

“We grew into the game and I felt our second half performance was a much-improved showing. I felt we were much better in possession after half time and caused Radcliffe a certain degree of problems.

“James Barrigan screwed wide a really good chance for us to grab a point late on in the second half, which on another day that goes in and the points are shared.

“Again, we’ve conceded soft goals but I felt we were hard done by at times - their first goal involved a free kick which should never have been given and then we’ve gone up the other end soon after and had a pretty straight forward goal chalked off for reasons unknown.

“The officiating was poor and certainly for both teams, it wasn’t just my dug out that was frustrated by that today and at times some of the decisions and cautions were hard to comprehend. But that’s football and we get on with it.”

Craig Pritchard looked to have put the away side ahead on 17 minutes but had his effort chalked off, and the Bay were dealt more misfortune on the half hour mark when Callum Grogan fired home from close range to open the scoring.

After the break saw the visitors go level when Darren Thornton headed in a corner following some brief pressure, but they were undone again thanks to a superb striker from Tunde Owolabi with 65 on the clock.

Ash Woods, Danny Andrews, Thornton and James Barrigan all missed good chances in the closing stages for Hogg’s men, who fell to a fourth straight loss.