Whitby Town edged out on the road at Warrington in Haslam and Bullock's first match in charge
Despite falling to defeat against league leaders Warrington Town on Saturday afternoon, there were plenty of positives to take for Whitby Town.
Following the sudden departure of manager Chris Hardy the day before, preparation was far from ideal for new bosses Lee Bullock & Nathan Haslam.
But a back-to-basics approach from the new management team seemed to help the Seasiders put in a decent showing against the early-season table toppers.
Whitby has the best of the opening exchanges at a wet Cantilever Park with James Martin forcing an excellent point-blank save from Charlie Albinson in the Warrington net.
Marcus Giles also went close for Whitby in the first half after Jacob Hazel capitalised on a heavy touch from a defender to set up the young forward whose effort went wide.
The home side took the lead right on the stroke of half time as Matty Regan headed home from a corner, an area of the game that Haslam realises needs work on.
Town kept going until the end but couldn’t find the breakthrough.
The best of the Whitby chances fell to Hazel and Jonathan Burn late on but neither could find the back of the Warrington net and the Blues came away from a hard-fought contest empty handed.
But newly-appointed joint-boss Haslam took plenty from the game and believes that the players should be pleased with their efforts following a difficult week for the club.
“It wasn’t the result that we came for,” Haslam admitted.
“We set up differently and controlled the game to start with and we created chances.
“I think on the whole the lads have done themselves proud and we’ve got lots of positives to take from that performance.”