BOLDON CA boss Jason Jones suffered a double blow at the weekend.
Not only did his side lose against Cleator Moor Celtic in the Wearside League, but they lost the services of new signing Adam Drysdale.
Striker Drysdale had only signed a couple of weeks ago from Easington, and Jones had hoped the hotshot would fire the goals to propel his side up the table.
But last week’s game, where he linked up so well with Shaun Carroll and scored a stunning debut strike, proved to just be a fleeting glimpse of what he could achieve for Boldon before he moved on to pastures new.
Drysdale moved to Northern League Division Two side Washington before Saturday’s home defeat.
An only goal proved sufficient for Cleator Moor Celtic at The Villa.
The home side lost the ball to Adam Meagan who progressed before firing past goalkeeper Chris Smith.
Jones was disappointed, but has backed his players to quickly improve.
“We just huffed and puffed really,” he said.
“We made a mistake for the goal and got punished.
“We worked hard and battled hard, but in the final third our decision making was poor.
“We will bounce back as the lads are working their socks off so they can improve.”
The three points lifted the Cumbrians into fifth spot, behind Easington and Redcar Athletic, while Boldon stay in mid-table.
Meanwhile, the League Cup between Jarrow and Wolviston was called off because of a frozen pitch.