CAERNARFON Town threw a huge spanner in the JD Welsh Premier League title race with a 1-0 home win over Connah’s Quay Nomads.

The Canaries were at their determined best to get one over on Andy Morrison’s Iron Bru Cup finalists at The Oval, giving their top five hopes a huge boost in the process.

Sean Eardley’s men will aim to build on this positive momentum in another Friday night clash against Newtown next weekend (7.45pm), with the Robins in the midst of a fine run of form which has propelled them up the standings since the start of Phase Two.

The visitors should have opened the scoring after just two minutes when Andy Owens somehow headed wide with the goal at his mercy, with Cofis’ livewire Danny Brookwell flashing a 25-yard strke wide with five on the clock.

Striker Jamie Breese forced Lewis Brass into a smart stop following a corner on 12 minutes, but they did manage to get their noses in front soon after when midfielder Gareth Evans produced a stunning effort that found its way into the top corner.

The Nomads responded well to the setback and went close on two occasions in quick succession on 20 minutes when Declan Poole’s attempt was brilliantly parried by Alex Ramsay, with Michael Bakare blazing the rebound over.

Cofis’ talisman Darren Thomas fired a low effort inches wide midway through the half, and Breese went even close with 27 gone when he rattled the post after another outstanding attacking move.

Adam Barton, Poole and Bakare all went close to levelling before the break as the away side laid siege to the home goal, but the Canaries weathered the storm and continued in this same manner throughout the second period.

The visitors’ best chance of the half fell to Andy Owens on 73 minutes when he failed to get his shot away from six yards out, and despite some nervy moments in the closing stages Eardley’s men held firm to secure another memorable win from what has been an exceptional first season in the top flight.