CAERNARFON Town need just one point from their next two games to clinch a top six berth following their 0-0 draw at Penybont.

The Canaries can seal a top half finish for the second consecutive season since joining the JD Cymru North by avoiding defeat at home to Aberystwyth Town on Friday night after claiming a share of the spoils in their latest fixture despite having a number of key figures missing.

Manager Sean Eardley, said: “It’s a point and a clean sheet and you could see from their reaction at the end that they were made up with it.

“Defensively they were very good and put their bodies on the line which we knew they would.

“To come down south and keep a clean sheet means we are a point better off and need just one more elusive point now before the split. I am happy with the way my players performed especially with so many missing.

“They put in a massive shift and some of them did very well playing out of position, so it’s a step closer to where we want to be.

“If we didn’t get anything from the game it would have been a travesty but there is still work to be done. We will show Aberystwyth plenty of respect when they come to The Oval and it should be a fantastic atmosphere.”

The away side went close on two occasions during the opening exchanges when Cai Jones spurned efforts after good work from Darren Thomas and Danny Brookwell in two separate attacks, and home custodian Ashley Morris did well to keep out a Jamie Breese attempt soon after.

Further chances were limited during the remainder of the half as the hosts dug in and set their stall out for a point, but Kane Owen’s free kick shortly after the break almost gave them a shock lead before hitting the side-netting.

A mistake from Gareth Edwards saw Kostya Georgiesky go through on goal midway through the period, but he blazed his attempt over the bar when one-on-one with Alex Ramsay.

Thomas, Ben Clark and Sion Bradley all wasted good opportunities for the Cofis’ in the closing stages to ensure both sides had something to show for their efforts.