CAERNARFON Town’s recent run of good form came to an end as they were beaten 3-1 at Newtown.

The Canaries’ run of two straight wins was halted by a tremendous effort from the Robins, leaving Sean Eardley’s men in fifth spot having lost just four of their opening 14 JD Cymru Premier contests.

They now enjoy a break from top-flight action until November 29 when they entertain Cardiff Met at The Oval.

Chris Hughes men made an imposing start to proceedings and almost went ahead early on when Ian Sheridan’s attempt was brilliantly diverted by Alex Ramsay, but he could do nothing about another effort on 11 minutes as former Bangor City defender Sam Barnes deflected a shot in from close range to break the deadlock.

Midfielder Leo Smith has the away side’s first chance of note when he fired straight at Dave Jones after good work from Jamie Breese, and the stopper had to be at his best to deny Nathan Craig’s powerful free-kick moments later.

This proved to be telling as the hosts doubled their advantage on the half hour mark when Sheridan was put through on goal and displayed his trademark composure to put away the chance.

After the break saw Gruff John’s goal-bound effort deflect wide during an encouraging period of play to open the half, but they were undone for a third time on 52 minutes when a quick breakaway presented a chance to Nick Rushton, who made no mistake with the finish to all-but seal their success.

Credit to the visitors, who kept plugging away despite the score-line and managed to grab a consolation as a result of their efforts on 70 minutes through Cai Jones.

They were unable to build on this momentum as the Robins’ saw out the remainder of the contest in comfortable fashion to condemn Town to defeat.