CAERNARFON Town left it very late before securing a dramatic 3-2 home win over Penybont.

The Canaries looked to be heading for another stalemate before the versatile Jamie Crowther popped up at the death to secure three points, and Sean Eardley’s men will look to extend their five-game unbeaten run during their next outing at Aberystwyth Town on Friday (7.45pm).

A tremendous start from the home side saw them go ahead on three minutes when Shaun Cavanagh delivered a pinpoint ball to Leo Smith, and the former Wrexham man unleashed a ferocious effort into the roof of the net.

This was met by a strong response by the visitors, who levelled proceedings on the quarter hour mark when Nathaniel Wood produced a finish of genuine quality past Cofis’ stopper Alex Ramsay.

Credit to the hosts, they remained undeterred and got themselves back in pole position soon after the restart as Jamie Breese produced a towering header from a Nathan Craig cross to continue his excellent recent run of form.

Craig almost went from provider to scorer towards the end of the first period when a long-range effort was diverted, and they were made to pay for this miss in stoppage time thanks to a fine piece of play from Curtis Jemmett-Hutson, who made the most of some space to fire into the corner and make it two apiece at the break.

The introduction of Sam Jones and Sion Bradley in the second period brought an added sense of urgency to the home side’s efforts in the final third, but they were finding it difficult to penetrate the determined Pen rear-guard who were well marshalled throughout.

With the game heading into its dying moments, Crowther was in the right place after a Craig free kick was parried away to slot into the net and seal the victory.