Manager Dave Challinor  believes poor decision making cost his side dearly against Lowestoft Town last night.

The Coasters slipped to a 3-1 defeat at Crown Meadow and Chally admits his side are hurting: “It was a bad day at the office and there were too many uncharacteristic mistakes from usually reliable players.

“It was always going to be a tight game with the conditions and pitch as they were, but fundamental mistakes have cost us and to concede off set pieces is disappointing.

“It was not a great day and we are all hurting but we will see how much we are hurting with our reaction on Saturday against Stalybridge.

“The game should have never been in doubt. It was called off in morning by the groundsman but we had people here looking at it and an inspection later in the day confirmed it would go ahead. Although the pitch wasn’t great that wasn’t the reason for the defeat.

“We were totally prepared for the game and we should have started much better than we did. We made a couple of changes at half time to try and be a bit more direct, but if you concede goals in the manner we did, you always make it difficult for yourself.

“I thought the penalty was very soft and it was more a case of their striker winning the penalty rather than us giving it away.

“Our discipline is usually very good and the lads who do fall foul of poor discipline will pay the price.”