CAERNARFON Town manager Sean Eardley lauded his side’s second half display as they secured a 3-1 victory at Bala Town.

The Canaries ended a memorable Phase One of the JD Welsh Premier League season in fifth position, guaranteeing at least a Europa League playoff game at the end of the campaign, with the Cofis’ now enjoying a mini-break before their highly-anticipated JD Welsh Cup fourth round clash at fierce rivals Bangor City.

Eardley, said: “I thought the lads were very good second half and they left everything out there.

“We left no stone unturned at half-time to be fair and it wasn’t a nice dressing room to be in, but sometimes it takes something like that and what a reaction I got second half.

“To put in a performance like we did was unbelievable, and I thought everyone was outstanding. It wasn’t the best start and Rambo (Alex Ramsay) got us out of trouble with some fantastic saves, but we came in and addressed the issues and after that we were on the front foot, created opportunities and got into good areas.

“To come away from a place like Bala with three points is full credit to my players. The quality is there, confidence is high, and it is a good dressing room to be in at the minute as there is plenty of exciting times ahead.”

The home side made the perfect start when talisman Henry Jones capitalised on a Jamie Crowther mistake to put them ahead after just four minutes, and Alex Ramsay kept his side in the game with a series of stunning saves throughout the first period.

This proved to be crucial as the visitors came out with a totally different mindset after the break, and they levelled matters on 61 minutes when Darren Thomas headed home a Nathan Craig corner.

Substitute Danny Brookwell made an instant impact to put the Cofis ahead on 73 minutes with a sensational left-footed thunderbolt that went in off the bar, and they confirmed another three points late on when Craig converted from the spot.