This was a disappointing performance on a cold and very wet day in Daisy Hill.
Around 160 Partisans braved the weather and travel conditions to make the journey to Lancashire or is it Greater Manchester? Either way it was in the middle of nowhere and the supporters deserved better than the performance of the team.
In a cagey start both teams had half chances, with Daley Woods racing clear down the inside right channel, but hit the goalkeeper's legs with his shot.
We took the lead on 30 minutes when Daley Woods charged down a kick from the Daisy Hill goalkeeper and was rewarded when the ball cannoned in off his backside - you make your own luck in football and Daley earned his slice here with his endeavours.
Daisy Hill came back strongly and a brilliant long range effort beat Longy but cannoned off the bar and a minute later, Daisy Hill opened us up and Longy did well to save with his legs when the DH forward had a clear shot on goal.
We needed to shut up shop and get to half time holding the lead, but it was not to be, as once again Daisy Hill opened us up down our left and this time the same forward made no mistake with his shot across Stephen Longrigg and into the far corner.
Simon Burton brought off Sean Kelly from left back at Half Time and replaced him there with Chris Lester, with new signing Franny Barry coming on to make his debut wide right.
The second half was again a cagey affair in terrible conditions with players from both sides slipping and giving the ball away too easily but it became increasingly obvious that Daisy Hill were gaining the upper hand as the game wore on especially in central midfield areas where they seemed to have an extra man.
After a couple of near misses as shots from the left wing flew across the face of our goal, Daisy Hill did take the lead with a terrific cut in from the left and shot to the top right corner, which cannoned in off the post. A great goal met with virtual silence around the 184 crowd, mostly made up of COLFC supporters.
Franny Barry nearly got us back level after a great release from Longy saw him race clear down the right, but as with Daley Woods' almost identical effort in the 1st half, the shot cutting in from the right hand channel cannoned back off the goalkeeper's legs.
Billy Webb headed over after good work from Bradley Williams and debutant Tom Peterson went very close with a curling effort just over the bar.
FT 2-1 Daisy Hill and COLFC drop from 1st to the 3rd palce in the league after suffering our first league defeat of the season.