A SERIOUS injury to Caernarfon Town skipper Nathan Craig marred their 3-0 loss at Bala Town.

The influential figure needed significant treatment after colliding with teammate Shaun Cavanagh in the first period, which also resulted in an ambulance being called to the scene.

Craig, who has played a leading role in the Cofis’ rise to prominence both on and off the pitch in recent years, was taken to hospital for further examination and an update on his condition is expected in the coming days.

A statement on Caernarfon Town’s Twitter account, read: “Thanks to all the Bala Town FC staff and volunteers who assisted our club captain Nathan Craig after his injury in our JD Cymru Premier match.

“Also, huge thanks to the parents of Sam Jones for their fantastic care and to the NHS staff who were quickly on the scene.”

The former Everton trainee has represented Wales at U21 level and has also turned out for Torquay United during a trophy laden career to date.

He has skippered the club to the Huws Gray Alliance title and subsequent promotion to the top-flight, where they secured a top six berth at the split in their debut season and are just one win away from securing the same feat in their second campaign at the top of the Welsh pyramid.

Cofis’ manager Sean Eardley also took to Twitter to give his thanks to not only the club’s head therapist Rhys Jones, but to those at the Lakesiders’ who helped with the early stages of Craig’s injury.

He said: “I probably speak for everyone connected with the club when I wish Nathan Craig a speedy recovery in what looked a horrendous collision.

“Massive credit to Rhys Jones, Ffiona Evans, Bala Town FC, volunteers and anyone else that assisted with keeping Nathan comfortable and stable. Massive respect for your unbelievably calm approach.”