Colwyn Bay paid the price for a host of missed chances as they lost 2-1 at home to Barrow in the Skrill North on Saturday.
Niall Cowperthwaite volleyed Barrow into a 10th minute lead from their only shot on target in the first half.
McMillan then made outstanding one-on-one saves to deny Marc Williams and Jamie Crowther. the second a great chance set up by a Gaz Evans run and cross.
The keeper has also smothered another Marc Williams shot round the post when he should have been given no chance, and then dived to his right to beat away a hot shot from Sean Williams.
Tom Smyth also fired the ball across the face of the goal with no Bay player able to get a touch.
The theme continued in the second half with Evans guilty of the biggest miss of all when he headed wide from six yards after Rob Hopley’ run and cross had set him up perfectly.
Hopley, who was dropped from the starting line-up but did well when he came on in the second half, shot high and wide from an Evans lay off and Sean Williams volleyed high over the bar from another lay off inside the area, while Smyth headed a chance straight at the keeper from six yards from Ellison’s free kick.
Barrow made the most of those escapes when they broke away on 77 minutes and Alex-Ray Harvey’s defence-splitting pass sent Nick Rushton racing clear to beat the advancing Sanna.
Barrow’s luck continued when Cameron Darkwah’s dipping cross hit the inside of the far post and stayed out, but eventually Rob Hopley broke clear to scored his 10th goal of the season on 90 minutes – but too late to give any real chance of saving the game.
“I’m fed up of saying the same things and I’ve got no words really for that game today to explain how we’re going away with nothing,” manager Frank Sinclair told Tim Channon.
“We’ve bossed the game and had enough chances to win two games.
“On a better day, two or three different players will have scored and Marc Williams gets a hat-trick – job done.
“But once again it took us 25 minutes to get going and I’ve just said to the boys we can’t keep giving teams a head start.”
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