CAERNARFON Town bounced back from their disappointing defeat last time out to hold Connah’s Quay Nomads to a 0-0 draw.

The Canaries remained resolute throughout against the JD Welsh Premier League title challengers to pick up another valuable point to continue their impressive start to the top flight season, something manager Sean Eardley will be looking to build on during their trip to Carmarthen Town on Saturday (2.30pm).

The away side created the first opening on seven minutes when Rob Hughes’ effort flew wide when his initial free-kick was blocked, and Ryan Wignall came within a yard of notching his first soon after but failed to get the vital touch from close range and the opportunity was cleared.

A bumper home crowd at The Oval saw their side gradually impose themselves on proceedings, and talisman Darren Thomas almost picked up a much-needed goal on 18 minutes, but his strike was superbly saved by John Danby.

Wignall was looking incredibly lively and he was denied a goalscoring opportunity with a stunning interception after good approach play from Callum Morris, and the Cofis were looking threatening at the other end with Ross Stephens doing a fantastic job of dictating the tempo from midfield.

After the break saw the away side continue to probe and Ramsay had to be at his best to stop a Morris effort on 47 minutes, before Hughes fired a long-range effort inches wide of the post on 49 during a dominant spell.

Both sides enjoying strong possession without creating any real chances thanks to a series of misplaced passes in the final third, but the Cofis did produce an effort on 58 minutes when Jamie Crowther latched on to a Ramsay long ball only to see his attempt fly over.

Andy Morrison’s men saw Laurence Wilson’s 15-yard effort go wide of the post shortly before the hour mark, whilst at the other end Sion Bradley drilled a shot over after a neat passage of play from the home side.

Another impressive move from the visitors saw Jay Owen fire wide from 12 yards on 68 minutes, and the same player turned creator after 75 to give Morris a golden chance that Ramsay turned away from six yards.

Things took a positive turn for the hosts when Wignall was sent off with ten minutes to go, but despite piling on the pressure in the closing stages Eardley’s men were unable to break through the resolute Nomads’ rearguard and had to be content with a share of the spoils.