LLANGEFNI Town manager Chris Roberts lauded his side’s defensive display and work ethic after they secured a 0-0 draw at Colwyn Bay.

The newly promoted JD Cymru North side picked up another valuable point against high-profile opposition that will stand them in good stead in their battle for survival, and they will look to claim another notable scalp this Saturday when they welcome Conwy Borough to Cae Bob Parry.

Roberts, said; “To get a point at a really good side in Colwyn Bay, I am chuffed for the lads who worked really hard throughout.

“They put bodies on the line and you could tell at the final whistle they left everything on the pitch so full credit to them.

“We knew they’d come at us and see more of the ball and that’s how we set up, to try and counter that, which worked well. We went narrow and stopped them getting in behind, and the way we defended as a team was outstanding “We’ve played two good sides now in Colwyn Bay and Rhyl and to get points from them I cannot ask for more than that.

“Conwy will be another tough match for us as we lost quite heavily there, but I didn’t think it was a true reflection of the game and we will be looking to put that right.”

The home side suffered a blow early on when influential striker Mitch Bryant was forced off through injury on the quarter hour mark, and they found it extremely difficult to break down the stubborn Cefni rear-guard who set their stall out from the off.

Skipper Tom McCready came close with a powerful free kick that flew inches over the bar, with Toby Jones also spurning a good opportunity when he steered an attempt wide.

Cefni stopper Tyler French was in fine form to den Sion Edwards and Kian Owen in the first period, and he also diverted a goal-bound effort from Joe Chaplin after the break to secure a valuable point for his side.