JAY CATTON knows that Connah's Quay Nomads underperformed as their perfect start to the season was ended by a 2-0 defeat at Barry Town United.

A sixth minute penalty from Kayne McLaggon, who picked himself up to convert the spot-kick after being felled by Declan Poole, left Nomads chasing the game.

Chances came and went for Nomads with the likes of Rob Hughes and George Horan going close, before Barry made sure of the points late on through Mamodou Touray.

Director of football Catton, who saw Nomads slip from top spot at the expense of The New Saints, reflected: "It’s a disappointing result.

"It’s a tough place to come, Barry have done well and they are adapting in their second year in the league.

"They have a bit more nous about them, a bit more knowledge of the league and the requirements and they were good, causing us problems.

"From our point of view we are very, very disappointed.

"We started the game really well and had a great chance from Rob Hughes, another chance from Rob Hughes and a George Horan header from a corner – three great opportunities to score.

"They’ve had a penalty and that was it in the first-half. We feel for Declan a little bit because the touch McLaggon has had looks like a bad one, which has thrown him off.

"We felt we did well in the first period, tapered off a little bit, but the second-half came and we started well again and created several chances.

"We think again, similar to the Aberystwyth game, that there is so, so much more to come. It’s an under-performance from us, which has then resulted in a 2-0 defeat."