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