ONE first half goal was enough to condemn the Seagulls to yet another home defeat as they lost 1-0 to Grantham Town (March 19).
The result leaves them six points behind third bottom Mickleover and eight points adrift of fifth-bottom Whitby, with only one game in hand on both of them.
The only goal of a scrappy game came after 25 minutes when Lee Shaw ran clear onto Grant Ryan’s pass to round keeper Craig Ellison and score his fourth goal in three games.
That extended Grantham’s unbeaten run to seven games and the Bay, again badly depleted by injury and illness and with no threat going forward, never really looked like getting back into it.
Their general play did improve somewhat in the second half, but visiting keeper Jake Turner had a very easy afternoon. The only two shots he had to save, both in the first half, were straight at him, while at the other Craig Ellison made four excellent saves and Bradley Bauress headed off the line to deny Grantham further success.