THE goal drought which threatens to drag the Blues deeper into relegation trouble continued as they slipped to a 1-0 defeat to title chasing Colwyn Bay.
Frickley have failed to score in their last five games and in four successive home games and now sit third bottom in the Premier Division.
This Saturday’s clash with rock bottom Retford United at Westfield Lane is now a must win with the poor run of form stretched to one win in nine.
Retford have won just twice this season and sit 14 points adrift at the foot of the table.
Frickley battled valiantly against a side enjoying much greater fortunes in Colwyn and only their failure in front of goal prevented them from taking a deserved point from the clash.
James Ashmore drew a fine save from Colwyn keeper Chris Sanna on 19 minutes while James Kay hammered a long distance effort narrowly wide after breaking clear through the middle.
Mark Whitehouse skimmed the bar from 30 yards for the Blues while Ashmore again went close from distance.
All the missed chances were rued after the break when substitute Karl Noon broke the deadlock for Colwyn when he pushed a low drive inside the far post on 64 minutes.
Robert Hopley almost improved the advantage soon after but his header was off target.
From then on it was all Frickley once again, ensuring a lively finale.
Danny Walsh saw a late effort blocked while Ashley Longstaff’s follow–up was turned off the line.
Longstaff pounced again after Sanna dropped Kevin Sanasy’s looping cross but he could not turn the ball into the net, ensuring Colwyn held on for the win.