HUW GRIFFITHS labelled Cefn Druids’ 2-1 stoppage time defeat at Bala Town as “very tough to take”.

Bala midfielder Henry Jones scored a superb winner three minutes into time added on to settle a game that was in the balance for large parts.

That strike from Jones came just moments after Druids’ Ryan Kershaw had been denied by the woodwork at the other end.

Griffiths, who has now seen his side lose all three of their matches this season, said: “It was very tough to take.

“We dominated the second-half possession-wise, even if they did have the more clear cut chances.

“We played around them for fun at times and although we were a danger on the break, I was really pleased with how we played.

“It was the tale of three inches. Their second goal goes three inches higher and it hits the crossbar rather than go in off it, and if Ryan’s shot it three inches lower we score.

“One moment of brilliance has won the game for them and it’s a tough lesson to learn for the lads.”

Druids looked destined for a first point of the campaign after Naim Arsan had cancelled out Steve Tames’ opener, but it was not to be.

Griffiths continued: “We outplayed Bala for long periods, but we are not here just to play pretty football, we are judged on results.

“I would rather be Colin Caton and sitting at home with three points.

“We are now three points from safety and four points from the top six, but you want to get your first points on the board as early as possible.

“Maybe I have to take some of the blame for not shutting up shop and taking a point.”