CAERNARFON Town boss Sean Eardley could not hide his delight as his side secured a top six JD Welsh Premier League berth with a 3-1 win over Carmarthen Town.

It has been a memorable first season in the top flight for the Canaries, and they will no mix with the elute for the remainder of the campaign as they guaranteed at least a Europa League playoff game at the end of the season.

They still have the chance to finish in fifth position at the split ahead of their final Phase One game at Bala Town on Saturday (7.30pm).

Eardley, said: “I am made up for everyone at the football club and the people of Caernarfon. We have been a great addition to this league and this has always been at the back of my mind.

“We are always aggressive going forward and have shown resolve at the back away from home and there is no sweeter feeling.

“It will probably take a while to sink in, but I am over the moon for everyone. I was frustrated to go behind as I thought we started the game with some swagger, and the goal could have been avoided but it was addressed at half-time and I thought we were good value for it after the break.

“We knew Carmarthen Town were going to be a tough test as they have a lot of experienced campaigners at this level, but we showed the togetherness we possess greatly and I was made up with the response and the win.

“We have got a very good squad and I am delighted for them all. That one was for Clive (Williams) as he has had a difficult time with injury and we will now battle against some fantastic sides at the top.”

After falling behind to a Liam Thomas penalty in the first half, the Cofis got back on level terms just before the interval through striker Cai Jones.

Things got even better after the interval thanks to a sublime free-kick from skipper and talisman Nathan Craig to put them ahead, and their victory was wrapped up four minutes from time through a sensational individual effort from Darren Thomas.