CAERNARFON Town’s recent run of positive JD Welsh Premier League results came to an end as they were beaten 3-0 at home by Newtown.

The Canaries started the game on the front foot and almost went ahead early on when in-form forward Danny Brookwell forced Dave Jones into a smart stop after some neat build-up play on two minutes.

Brookwell was looking incredibly lively early on and he carved another opening on three minutes when he teed up talisman Darren Thomas on six minutes, who fizzed his effort narrowly wide.

The Robins gradually started to impose themselves on the contest and created their first opening on seven minutes when a thunderous effort from Steve Leslie was tipped over by Cofis’ stopper Alex Ramsay, with Neil Mitchell flashing a header narrowly over from the resulting corner.

Luke Boundford went within a whisker of notching the first goal of the game for the away side after he fired wide after an impressive individual run, with Brookwell almost getting the hosts ahead at the other end after another outstanding counter-attack.

A moment of magic from Ben Maher resulted in a shot that went straight at Jones on 31 minutes, with Sean Eardley’s suffering a blow just prior to the effort as Brookwell was forced off with a hamstring injury.

Thomas spurned the best opportunity of the half for the away side just before the break, and after the interval saw Chris Hughes’ men take the lead on 47 minutes when a Joe Kenton cross was turned in by Boundford.

Things went from bad to worse for the Cofis a minute after the hour mark when some quick-thinking from a short corner presented a chance to Nick Rushton, who made no mistake with the finish to double their advantage.

Joe Williams’ thumping effort almost reduced the arrears shortly after, but the rampant Robins added a third on 71 minutes when Mitchell despatched a chance after good work from Alex Fletcher to round off the scoring.