CAERNARFON Town are still searching for their first JD Cymru Premier Championship Conference points following a 4-0 loss at Connah’s Quay Nomads.

The Canaries’ depleted squad were unable to recover from a slow start against the new league leaders to suffer their sixth defeat in eight games, with their only victory during this period coming in the JD Welsh Cup at Ammanford.

Things get no easier for the Cofis’ this weekend when they make the long trip to Barry Town United on Saturday for a hugely important clash (2.30pm).

The visitors were punished for a sluggish opening to proceedings on two minutes when George Horan got on the end of a Danny Holmes cross to head past Alex Ramsay and break the deadlock.

Andy Morrison’s men dictated the tempo throughout the opening exchanges and they almost doubled their tally on 17 minutes when Michael Wilde headed over.

They did not have to wait much longer to increase their lead, which came on 24 minutes when a long ball was flicked on by Wilde into the path of Horan, who despatched his second of the evening in fine style.

Gradually the away side began to see a little more of the ball but were finding it tough to penetrate the formidable Nomads’ rear-guard. Darren Thomas came closest just before the break when his powerful attempt was diverted by Lewis Brass.

The introduction of Jamie Breese at the interval gave the Cofis’ a much-needed physical presence in the final third, which resulted in improved spells of possession without creating anything significant of note.

Breese and Noah Edwards were both unfortunate not to reduce the deficit midway through the half, and they were made to pay for these missed opportunities on 77 minutes another direct ball upfield fell into the path of Craig Curran, who slotted past Ramsay to all-but secure the victory.

The home side managed to put the exclamation point on proceedings late on when forward Michael Bakare rounded off another fine team move to complete the scoring.