PRESTATYN Town manager Neil Gibson said his side “cannot lose sight” of their positive performance despite their 3-2 home defeat to Flint Town United.

The Seasiders’ boss saw his side turn in another encouraging effort to continue their recent resurgence, but Gibson felt key refereeing decisions impacted the outcome that leaves Town second from bottom of the standings.

Despite the last gasp defeat, Gibson stated his side can take plenty of heart from their efforts and feels they are still on “an upward curve” following his return to the club.

He said: “The result is difficult to take for the group and I felt for them. To concede an injury time goal in a game they didn’t deserve to lose in my opinion is difficult.

“All credit to them for the way they took the game to Flint, and we knew it would be a difficult task as they go right until the final whistle and have a competitive budget for this league which means they are rightfully challenging.

“We caused them a lot of problems and the missed chances seemed to cost us in the long run. It was always going to be a difficult game but I think the referee’s decisions impacted the game and everyone will have their opinions whether they were right or wrong.

“Coming back from 2-1 down at half time I thought there was only going to be one side that won it, but a big incident with the missed penalty and then the referee deems Chris’ tackle a red. It’s his decision but all we are looking for is consistency.

“With a situation like this where we are coming in and starting from scratch, of course you are looking for results but also performances. We shouldn’t let the result mask the performance and in the circumstances we would have taken a point but I thought we deserved to win as we had more opportunities and chances to score.

“I can see the start of something here, we are on an upward curve, things are going well and on another day we would have picked up three points.”