COLWYN Bay manager Craig Hogg was pleased with what he saw from his side during their 1-0 home loss to Flint Town United.

A large crowd descended on the Four Crosses Arena to witness the Seagulls’ long-awaited JD Cymru North debut, and they turned in a very positive display against a side expected to be challenging for the title at the end of the campaign.

They face a stern test of their credentials this Wednesday during a trip to newly promoted Llangefni Town, before welcoming Llandudno for what is expected to be a hotly contested derby clash on Saturday (2.30pm).

Hogg, said: “I’m not disappointed at all with what I witnessed from my players.

“I’m an honest guy and I speak the truth - a team that has only been together for eight weeks has just taken apart one of the title favourites for 90 per cent of our first home game back in Wales.

“I’m honestly struggling to compute how we haven’t won the game let alone salvaged a point.

“Apart from their very early goal, we’ve destroyed them with the ball and we count ourselves very unlucky to leave the Four Crosses empty handed tonight.

“Flint will be a strong candidate for the title this year and in fairness to them they’ve reacted in the right way by beating us after losing their first game.

“But our performance merited so much more than what we got in the end and you don’t always get what you deserve in football.

“I hope I’m not saying that too often this season and, at some point, good performances begin to translate into points. I’m confident they will.”

The away side went ahead after just two minutes when Mark Cadwallader headed the Silkmen in front from close range, but the hosts piled on the pressure for the majority of the contest and were unfortunate not to get anything from the game.

The most notable efforts saw Matty Russell hit the bar, Alex Downes’ goal bound attempt was hacked off the line, with Damian Ketley, Joe Chaplin and Mitch Bryant also going close for the hosts.