TWO goals in the last 16 minutes ended the Seagulls’ five-match unbeaten run as they lost 2-0 at home to Ossett Town, who moved themselves into the top ten as result.
Colwyn Bay, who well below their best, drop to seventh, but are only a point behind fifth-placed Kendal Town with a game in hand.
In a goalless first half Will Jones beat the Ossett keeper with a header from a Louis Corrigan cross, only to have the goal ruled out for pushing, but after that the Bay struggled to create a clear cut chance against a well organised Ossett side who were well marshalled by two big centre backs.
Right on half-time Shaun Pearson made an excellent diving save down by his right hand post to keep his side on terms at half-time, and in the second half pulled off another great save to turn another low shot round the post.
But he was beaten on 74 minutes when Ossett broke quickly from a Colwyn Bay corner and Danny Frost, who had looked a threat all game, went past two Bay defenders before firing a shot past Pearson into the far bottom corner of the net.
With Bay forced to throw men forward in search of an equaliser, they were caught out by a long ball on 80 minutes and Ossett substitute Devonte Morton broke clear to go round Pearson and score Ossett’s second.
Manager Paul Moore feared a hectic period in which the team have played five games in 15 days had caught up with some of the players who looked a bit flat and leggy.
“I’m not worried about losing, that will happen, but it was the manner in which we lost,” he said.
“We’ve been on a great run and I feel we’ve given up the three points a bit too cheaply.
“They (Ossett) were a good well organised side who rolled their sleeves and came determined to get something from the game, but if we had equalled their work rate and their endeavour I think we would have come away with the points.
“We played too many balls into their centre backs who lapped it up and we weren’t the team we have been for the last four games.
“Sometimes that happens. I’ll be giving the players Tuesday off now to relax, spend some time with their families, recharge and then hopefully come back refreshed on Thursday and ready to prepare for Hyde next Saturday.”
Colwyn Bay: Shaun Pearson, Luke Denson, Louis Corrigan, Gaz Grant, Tom Hardwick, Tom Schofield (Liam Turner 82mins), Chris Gahgan, Will Booth, Will Jones, Scott Bakkor (Kyle Armstrong 82 mins), Danny Andrews (Gaz Burnett 70 mins). Subs not used: Danny Byrnes, Michael Pilo.