Top of the ta­ble clash is a tough start for new man­ager

Caernarfon Herald - - SPORT -

SEAN EARD­LEY’S first match in charge of Caernar­fon Town this Satur­day could hardly be tougher.

The Ca­naries, lead­ers of the Huws Gray Al­liance, travel to face sec­ond­placed Air­bus UK (2.30pm).

Town go into the game in fine form, hav­ing thrashed Mid-Wales League side Ber­riew 4-1 at The Oval in the Welsh Cup last Satur­day.

Caernar­fon con­trolled from the start and the in­evitable opener ar­rived on 10 min­utes when Dar­ren Thomas con­trolled Chris Wil­liams’ pass be­fore danc­ing around his marker and fin­ish­ing smartly from 12 yards.

Sev­eral home nearmisses fol­lowed un­til just be­fore half time, Jamie Breese fi­nally found the tar­get with an ex­cel­lent fin­ish. Thomas gave Caernar­fon the per­fect start to the sec­ond pe­riod when he timed his run exquisitely to meet Danny Brook­well’s cross, us­ing his head to glance the ball home.

Karl Seli­aert gave the vis­i­tors an un­likely life­line five min­utes later when he made the most of a slip in Town’s de­fence and fin­ished su­perbly past Alex Ram­say. The goal gave the Powys out­fit re­newed hope and they be­gan play­ing with a bit more con­fi­dence, although they still found a lack of cre­ativ­ity a prob­lem and failed to make any more in­roads up front.

Rhys Roberts re-es­tab­lished Caernar­fon’s three-goal lead when he jumped well in the box to head home num­ber four in the 71st minute. Next up for the Ca­naries is a third round home tie with Barry Town United of the Welsh Pre­mier on De­cem­ber 2.

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