PRESTATYN Town manager Neil Gibson said his side are “heading in the right direction” after they secured an important win over Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochant.

The Seasiders fought hard for the triumph to claim a vital three points ahead of what looks to be a very difficult series of fixtures over the festive break, and Gibson was pleased with the way his squad kept to the game plan after being pegged back on two occasions during the clash.

He said: “The performances are fantastic and that is what you look for, but it is a results business and we needed to pick up the three points.

“We had a game plan and a strategy to combat them which seemed to work. We were comfortable in possession and overloaded in the right areas. We ended up with five goals, but I think we could have scored more and perhaps should have put the game to bed in the first half.

“Llanrhaeadr kept going to their credit and they have a way of playing that cause teams problems. Fortunately we managed to come back and had the belief to take our chances when they came.

“I have made it clear since I’ve come in that I’m not really looking at league tables but fact of the matter is we are at the wrong end of it and have to start winning games of football to get out of it. It is a good sign from the group that they were pegged back but still showed immense character.

“Results like this will only build belief in the dressing room that we are going in the right direction.”

Gibson is under no illusions as to the size of the task awaiting them this Friday in their JD Welsh Cup third round clash with Caernarfon Town, who have made an outstanding start to life in the top flight after winning the Huws Gray Alliance last term.

“We will approach the game in a positive manner but Sean (Eardley) has done a fantastic job there since he’s gone in,” he added.

“They are a good side with some very good players so it is going to be a difficult task, but it’s Friday night under the lights in Prestatyn and hopefully we can get a good crowd down and support the lads.”