HUW GRIFFITHS believes that Cefn Druids’ spirited second half comeback in the 2-2 draw with Bala Town answered some important questions about his side.

The Ancients were comprehensively outplayed in the first half of the contest at The Rock, with Colin Caton’s attack-minded line-up surging into an early two-goal lead courtesy of strikes from Mike Hayes and Henry Jones.

But, following a rousing half-time team talk, the hosts emerged with renewed attacking vigour with James Davies reducing arrears before Jordan Evans netted a stunning late leveller.

Griffiths said: “Bala took us by surprise with the way they set up for the game.

“Colin’s gone with three at the back, which is unusual for them, and they’ve caused us all kinds of problems in that first half.

“They’re two-nil up after 20 minutes and in truth they were good value for it. They could have been four or five up before half-time and we were fortunate to still be in the game.

“As a team we’ve taken a bit of stick at times this season about our character and commitment after some of the results we’ve had.

“So there were a few things said and a few important questions asked of the players in the dressing room and we basically told the players to stand up and be counted and to prove their worth.

“They certainly did that because Bala couldn’t get near us in the second half as we just played around them.

“It was a total turnaround and you could see the fight and determination in that 45 minute period and some of our lads we’re devastated that we hadn’t gone on to win the game.

“I’m proud of them and delighted with the reaction I saw from everyone on the pitch.”

The Lakesiders showed their attacking qualities from the outset, creating several decent chances before taking a 15th minute lead when

Henry Jones cross was backheeled home by Mike Hayes from three yards out.

Five minutes later it was 2-0 when Jones headed in at the back post to underline the visitors’ dominance.

Two could have been three soon after when a chance was cleared off the line by Druids, before Anthony Miley fired over on the rebound.

Further first half pressure failed to yield more goals, and Druids responded in style after the break.

James Davies brought Griffiths’ side back into the game on 55 minutes with a close-range finish, after an earlier effort was disallowed for offside.

The woodwork was rattled on the hour mark, before Bala keeper Ashley Morris produced two fine saves to thwart Ryan Kershaw and then Alec Mudimu.

But there was nothing he could do to prevent Evans’ equaliser, when the former Bala man unleashed a fine right-footed volley to level and earn his side a deserved point.

A stunning final 33 minutes at Stebonheath produced four goals, two red cards and a point apiece in Llanelli’s 2-2 draw with Caernarfon.

Despite having goalkeeper Alex Ramsey dismissed, the Cofis took a 75th minute lead courtesy of Nathan Craig’s 75th minute free-kick.

Llanelli levelled through Kurtis March and went ahead when Chris Jones converted from the penalty spot. But Jamie Breese’ 88th minute leveller salvaged a point, before Reds defender Scott Tancock was sent off.

Former Wrexham defender Declan Walker scored again for Aberystwyth but Liam Thomas’ penalty ten minutes after the break earned visitors Carmarthen Town a 1-1 draw.