CAERNARFON Town extended their unbeaten run with a hard-fought 3-2 win at Aberystwyth Town.

The Canaries made it six games unbeaten to enhance their exceptional start to the JD Cymru Premier season, with the Cofis’ facing another crucial week of league and cup action that begins with a tricky home clash with second-tier leaders Prestatyn Town on Tuesday night.

Following the Nathaniel MG Cup encounter, Town then entertain Newtown at the Oval on Friday night (7.45pm).

Speaking to the club’s YouTube channel, manager Sean Eardley said: “Credit to Aber who pushed us right until the end, but it is a great win for us. Te boys have all had a day in work and it is not the easiest of journeys down so I am absolutely made up with the three points.

“The first goal was crucial and that is something we have put a real emphasis on in training, and I said to the boys we have to be smelling blood in the second half and I thought we managed the game well.

“I thought we finished the game off with half an hour to go but we gave it away cheaply. It wasn’t an enjoyable end but I am pleased with the performance overall.

“We looked really experienced at the end and we are still learning week-by-week and game-by-game to manage games and thought this was crucial this year as teams know more about us.”

The away side started well and went ahead on 12 minutes when Noah Edwards produced a sensational finish after a fine individual run, but Aber pegged them back courtesy on a superb long-range attempt from Joe Phillips on the half hour mark.

This was met by another swift response from the visitors, who were awarded a penalty towards the end of the half that was converted by Nathan Craig after Jamie Breese was felled in the box.

After the break saw the Cofis’ double their advantage for the first time when Leo Smith’s clinical effort added a third, but a nervy ending to the game was assured when a Paulo Mendes header found its way past Alex Ramsay a minute from time.

Ramsay sealed three points for his side with a scintillating stop to deny Matthew Jones in stoppage time with virtually the final action of an entertaining contest.