CAERNARFON Town picked up another valuable point on their travels with a hard-fought 0-0 draw at Barry Town United.

The Canaries emerged from their long trip to South Wales with a share of the spoils after a dogged defensive display against the JD Cymru Premier leaders, and the Cofis’ return to home soil this Saturday when they welcome newly promoted Pen y Bont to The Oval (2.30pm).

A cagey opening to the contest saw little in the way of goal-mouth action, with United carving open the first opportunity on 38 minutes when debutant Sion Spence’s fierce effort was diverted by Alex Ramsay.

The away side were making it difficult for their in-form opponents with their well-drilled rear-guard that restricted creativity in the final third, although they themselves were limited with their own attacking exploits due to their inability to hold on to possession for a prolonged period.

This same pattern of play continued throughout the majority of the first period, but the hosts did spurn a golden chance to break the deadlock on 74 minutes when Kyle McLaggon’s close range effort somehow failed to cross the line, and from the resulting melee Chris Hugh smashed the crossbar and the danger was averted.

A frantic end to proceedings saw the home side wasted two good opportunities in quick succession to ensure both sides had something to show for their efforts, with a quick breakaway presenting a saw McLaggon feed recent loan signing Momodou Touray, but the talented forward blazed over the bar much to the despair of the home faithful.

This was immediately followed by another guilt-edged chance going begging as ex-Cardiff City striker Eli Phipps fluffed his lines after finding rare space in what proved to be the final chance of the game.