ANDY MORRISON was left to reflect on a night of frustration as Caernarfon edged to a 1-0 win over Connah's Quay Nomads.

Looking to maintain pace with The New Saints at the top of the Welsh Premier League table, Nomads, who beat Falkirk in the Scottish Challenge Cup on Saturday, came unstuck.

Jamie Breese scored the only goal of the game at the Deeside Stadium to leave Morrison to reflect on a disappointing defeat.

"I could say we've had a trip back (from Scotland) and only an hour to prepare for the game, but that would be unfair on Caernarfon, who I thought were very good," said Morrison, who was named August's manager of the month in the build up to the game.

"Yes, we bossed the game and dominated possession in the second-half, and they've just dug in, but they've still got to defend their goal and they defended it fantastically, credit to them.

"I'm disappointed in the result, but I'm not disappointed in any way with the performance because we ended up playing 3-3-4, we went 3-5-2, 4-3-3, 4-2-4, everything to try and stretch them out of their positions and create a chance.

"They sat back in as almost a 4-6-0 formation at times in the second-half and it's very hard to break through.

"When you've got centre-halves who can head a ball and they are willing to defend their box, it's very hard to break that down.

"Fair play and credit to Caernarfon."