Three losses in row for Bay
Whitley Bay 0Guisborough Town 2A goal early in each half earned in-form Guisborough their fifth consecutive victory, each of which has come without conceding a goal.
They deserved their success for capitalising on two defensive errors by Whitley in a game when neither keeper was overworked.
In contrast to the visitors, the Bay side squandered what chances came their way on a day when the strong and blustery wind made conditions difficult, especially during the first half.
It was a disappointed manager Nathan Haslam who reflected on the defeat. “It’s always disappointing when we lose. It’s the same story though, we controlled the game, looked the more complete team but we’ve been beaten by experience in a team who were allowed to grind out a result.
“Defensive mistakes led to their goals, we seem to say that every week. It’s the little things where we’re switching off, losing concentration.
“Unfortunately I don’t think it’s a quick fix, we’ve got to work on it and we’ve just got to be better. Individuals have got to be better and not switch off.“He admitted that after a really good run in December the last three results have been disappointing.
“Yes, without a doubt. We’ve lost three in a row after winning three in a row. It’s inconsistency but we are playing very, very similarly to when we went on that good run, but the difference is that during that good run we didn’t make mistakes at one end and we did put them away at the other, so the only word I can use is consistency.”