CAERNARFON Town manager Sean Eardley said his side have been “brought back down to earth” after their late 1-0 home loss to Barry Town United.

The Canaries were unable to build on their impressive win at Connah’s Quay Nomads last week in front of more than 700 at The Oval, and the Cofis’ boss will be hoping his side can put things right when they entertain fellow JD Welsh Premier League new-boys Llanelli Town on Saturday (2.30pm).

Eardley, said: “I thought we started okay but were a bit sluggish. We asked some questions during the opening exchanges but stopped working and went into a bit of a lull soon after.

“Barry have got some good players and they got a foothold in the game and to be honest I thought we needed the half-time whistle.

“We were a lot better in the second half but the sending off was a turning point as we had the wind in our sails and we are going to miss Clive (Williams) as he is a very important player for us.

Asked a lot of questions more sharper second half turning point sending off as had the wind in our sails and we are going to miss Clive as he’s been an important player for us.

“I am a bit deflated and disappointed with the goal but overall I thought it was a good performance but got caught with a sucker punch.

“The expectation is there for us now and there has been a lot of talk this week on social media, but this has brought us back down to earth a little bit.”

Home stopper Alex Ramsay did brilliantly to keep out a Kayne McLaggon penalty in the first period, with Jamie Breese, Williams and Gareth Evans all going close for the hosts’ after the break.

Williams received his second yellow card on 80 minutes, and United took full advantage when Marcus Jones unleashed a superb effort past Ramsay to seal the points with 87 gone.