CARL FORSTER admitted North Wales Crusaders let themselves down as their unbeaten home start to the League One season came to a halt.

Looking to make it three wins out of three at their Colwyn Bay base, Crusaders instead came unstuck to suffer a 37-36 loss in an epic to-and-fro clash versus Rochdale Hornets.

Head coach Forster (pictured above), who scored two tries over the course of the afternoon, admitted that he was hurting from the manner of defeat.

He told the club’s website: “I think you can only look at the game in one way.

“You’re playing at home and you’ve conceded 37 points, you can’t be expecting to win games when you do that.

“What makes it worse for me stood here now, and admittedly it’s raw at the moment, is that it’s another week where we’ve let ourselves down and some individual errors have cost us the game.”

The lead changed hands on a number of occasions, with tries from Forster (2), Dan Coates, Pat Ah Van, Joe Baldwin and Jake Burns giving the home side the lead inside the concluding 10 minutes.

However, Lameck Juma’s 74th minute try and Martyn Ridyard’s conversion won it for Rochdale, who are fourth in League One.

Crusaders remain in the top-three on points difference ahead of this Sunday’s trip to sixth-placed Hunslet.