The Bay lost 2-1 to Stalybridge Celtic in their first home game of the Skrill North season on Tuesday evening.
Sean McConville gave the visitors the lead on 36 minutes but Paul Ennis equalised five minutes later. However Oscar Durnin sealed Stalybridge’s first league win of the season with nine minutes remaining.
Manager Frank Sinclair said the loss of key forward players has made it a difficult start to the campaign, but he is also concerned at the goals his side have conceded.
“Before we had that good run at the end of the season we went through a similar spell where we giving away soft goals. I thought we had got that out of our system, but it seems to have come back in again and it is something I have to address and deal with,” he told Tim Channon.
“Their keeper has made a cracking save at the end from Louis Moss and we deserved to get a point out of the game, but we needed to be more solid – especially when it was 1-1.”
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