Canaries Breese to convincing win
CAERNARFON Town will be out to complete a double when they travel to Cefn Druids for their latest JD Welsh Premier League fixture this Friday (7.45pm).
The Canaries marked their return to the top flight by defeating Druids 1-0 in front of the live TV cameras at The Oval on the opening weekend of the season.
And another three points at The Rock would be more than welcome for Sean Eardley’s men following a 3-0 home victory over Llanelli Town last Saturday.
That result lifted the Cofis up to fourth in the table and was their first win by more than a single goal this season.
Welsh footballing legend Wyn Davies, who hails from Caernarfon, was present at The Oval, and the current crop of local favourites certainly rose to the occasion.
Town’s first worthwhile effort arrived in the eighth minute when Danny Brookwell controlled the ball 20 yards out and unleashed a low stinger that Oliver Davies did well to get hold of at the second attempt.
The Town flyer was looking sharp on the left flank and, when he was brought down just outside the area, Nathan Craig forced a stunning save from the keeper.
Craig made Davies produce another fine save minutes later after a smart move from the hosts saw the ball sit up invitingly for the Caernarfon captain, whose fierce effort was parried away.
Home keeper Alex Ramsay was finally forced into action midway through the first period as he raced out to close the angle on Mark Jones, before smartly getting his hands to a powerful attempt.
This was as close as Llanelli got to scoring before the break as Caernarfon dominated possession but, despite creating a number of half chances, it was a familiar tale for the Cofis as they could not manage to find the net.
The second half was a very different story. Craig was unlucky not to open the scoring in the 58th minute when he saw his volley sail two inches wide of the upright after Llanelli failed to clear their lines.
The deadlock was finally broken 60 seconds later as Brookwell showed great persistence to earn himself a yard in the box before finding the far corner of the net. The winger tested Davies again five minutes later but the stopper was well placed to thwart him.
Substitute Sion Bradley made an instant impact after coming off the bench, as he took possession of the ball 25 yards out before slipping it into the path of Breese, who glided past the onrushing Davies before netting his second goal of the campaign.
Cai Jones put the finishing touch to a great performance four minutes from time when controlling the ball before turning smartly and securing the third goal that Caernarfon deserved. Caernarfon: Alex Ramsay, Joe Williams, Nathan Craig, Rhys Roberts, Ryan Williams, Noah Edwards, Jamie Crowther, Gareth Evans, Jamie Breese, Darren Thomas, Danny Brookwell. Subs (used): Sion Bradley, Kevin Roberts, Cai Jones. Not used: Ross Stephens, Ben Maher, Dion Owen.
● Caernarfon Town’s Nathan Craig forces a great save from the Llanelli keeper
● Caernarfon Town’s Noah Edwards, left and Danny Brookwell, right, attack the Llanelli defence