CAERNARFON Town manager Huw Griffiths was unable to get one over on his old club as his side fell to a 2-1 home reverse to Cefn Druids.

The Canaries’ brutal stretch of games proved too much to cope with on Friday evening against the Ancients, with the squad turning out for their third contest over a seven-day period.

This leaves the Cofis’ in sixth position ahead of another long trip on Saturday when they take on Haverfordwest County, who come into the encounter on the back of an impressive victory at Flint Town United.

Things got off to the worst possible start for the home side, who fell behind after just four minutes when a pinpoint delivery from Naim Arsan was met by Iwan Cartwright, who headed past Josh Tibbetts on four minutes to open the scoring.

The current basement dwellers extended their advantage with 18 on the clock when former Bangor City player Alex Darlington turned in a rebound after Arsan’s initial effort came back off the upright.

Experienced striker Jamie Reed was proving a real driving force for the visitors throughout a disappointing first half for Griffiths’ side, who did come close towards the end of the period through Sion Bradley.

After the break saw the hosts come out with a renewed sense of purpose, which saw Paulo Mendes and Bradley both go close in quick succession.

Their improved play finally paid off on 64 minutes when some fine approach play from Bradley put Mendes away, and the midfielder made no mistake with the finish to half the deficit.

Despite pushing for a leveller during the final quarter of the clash, the Canaries were unable to find a way past the resolute Druids rearguard to ensure they had nothing to show for their efforts with no fans in attendance at The Oval.