CAERNARFON Town ended a run of two straight defeats with a comfortable 2-0 home success over Carmarthen Town.

The Canaries got back to winning ways with a professional display at The Oval in front of their customary large audience, and they now occupy fourth spot in the JD Cymru Premier standings ahead of their next outing at home to league-leading Barry Town United on Saturday (2.30pm).

The home side got off to a good start and were rewarded on nine minutes when a stunning through ball from talisman Darren Thomas sent Leo Smith in on goal, and the in-form midfielder demonstrated his trademark composure to fire past Lee Idzi and break the deadlock.

Sion Bradley almost doubled their advantage on the quarter-hour mark when his goal bound attempt was superbly blocked by skipper Lee Surman, with Liam Thomas’ powerful drive flashing narrowly wide for the Old Gold at the other end.

An open contest saw Jamie Breese and Smith force Idzi into a pair of smart stops towards the end of the first period to leave the result up for grabs at the break.

After the interval saw Noah Edwards fail to connect with a Bradley delivery on 54 minutes after a neat passage of play, but the Cofis’ did not have to wait much longer for their second thanks to the mercurial Thomas.

The gifted playmaker turned on the style with 55 on the clock, producing a sensational first touch before unleashing a 20-yard effort past Idzi to increase their advantage.

Sion Eardley’s men went close to wrapping up the points on the hour when Breese rattled the post after good work from livewire Danny Brookwell, and Idzi capped off a remarkable display by keeping out Cai Jones, Brookwell and Thomas in the closing stages of the clash.

Attention now turns to Saturday’s encounter against a Barry Town United side who currently enjoy a one-point cushion at the summit over Connah’s Quay Nomads with a game in hand.