CAERNARFON Town moved into the JD Welsh Premier League top six with a convincing 4-0 home success over Aberystwyth Town.

The Canaries have enjoyed a sensational start to life in the top fight and are right in contention for a top half finish at the split heading into a busy series of fixtures over the festive season, which begins with a long trip to Barry Town United on Saturday (7.35pm).

Manager Sean Eardley, said: “The lads were unbelievable again and I though their application and attitude was spot on again.

“This is a crucial period for us and we are starting to hit a bit of form. To be fair Aberystwyth came to attack and created the better chances in the opening stages, but to score four goals, get a clean sheet and move into the top six is very pleasing and I am made up.

“We have got six games left before the split so to convert the penalties when we did was so important because Aber were asking questions of us, but Nathan (Craig) was ice cool and I thought we scored some really good goals after that.

“Everyone carried out their responsibilities well and it was a great victory at home in front of the fantastic Cofi Army. I said the togetherness we have here will achieve more and it was a professional performance.”

The home side were presented with a great chance to open the scoring on 13 minutes when they were awarded a penalty which skipper Nathan Craig converted, and Aber were dealt another blow just before the break when influential playmaker Declan Walker was sent off.

After the interval saw Craig keep his cool to despatch another spot kick on the hour mark, and they all-but sealed the points when the impressive Sion Bradley finished well with 62 on the clock.

There was still time for the Cofis to rub further salt into the visitors’ wounds, and this time it was Darren Thomas who found the net on 68 minutes to round off the scoring.