CAERNARFON Town stretched their unbeaten league run to seven games with a 1-0 home success over Newtown.

The Canaries produced another fine defensive display to come away with three points to extend their exceptional start to the JD Cymru Premier season, and Sean Eardley’s side will look to maintain their positive momentum when they host all-conquering champions The New Saints at The Oval on Friday night (7.45pm).

Eardley, said: “The lads are happy with that one and full credit to them.

“We asked for a reaction and I thought they were outstanding from minute one. We set the tone early and it could have been a lot more comfortable on the balance of play.

“However, give me a 1-0 win any day of the week.

“Bringing Sam (Jones) on at the end was always going to be the plan and he got himself in at the end and was unlucky not to score and having Cai (Jones) gives us another dimension up top and his commitment is first class.

“To keep a clean sheet against a team with the attacking prowess of Newtown is pleasing and you have got to be happy with that.”

The home side set their stall out early as they looked to put their Nathaniel MG Cup defeat to Prestatyn Town behind them at the first opportunity, with Darren Thomas finding the net after just two minutes only for the effort to be chalked off for offside.

Thomas was again in the thick of things on 21 minutes when he forced Robins’ stopper Dave Jones into a good save, with Danny Brookwell fluffing his lines with the rebound.

Midfielder Leo Smith was the next to go close when he forced another impressive stop from Jones, and the visitors went within inches of breaking the deadlock on 32 minutes when Alex Ramsay failed to deal with a Neil Mitchell cross that flew agonisingly wide.

A dominant spell towards the end of the first period saw Thomas, Smith, Noah Edwards and Jamie Breese all fail to make the most of good opportunities for the hosts, but they finally got their noses in front after the interval when Breese produced a moment of magic to chip Jones and find the net.

Jamie Crowther’s outstanding block to deny Ian Sheridan kept the home side ahead soon after, and Ramsay had to be at his best to deny Lufumpa Mwande during the Robins’ best spell of the contest.

The introduction of Sam and Cai Jones provided the Cofis’ with an injection of energy in the closing stages, and both went close late on as the home side held on for another victory.