ANDY MORRISON felt Connah’s Quay Nomads dropped two points after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Cardiff Met.

Jordan Lam converted a flowing move to give Cardiff Met something to hold on to after Nomads midfielder Callum Morris had seen a penalty saved by Will Fuller.

George Horan then hit the crossbar as Nomads’ frustrations grew, but the pressure was eased as Jamie Insall converted from close range after Michael Wilde’s knock down.

Horan then saw another effort cleared off the line and Jay Owen struck the post as Nomads came agonisingly close to victory.

“I’d say it’s two points dropped rather than a point gained,” reflected Nomads boss Morrison, who watched Aberystwyth’s 3-2 success over Carmarthen on Friday night.

“I knew they’d be organised, strong and fit and we’ve dominated the game, so I’ve got to take a massive positive from that.

“We’ve had countless opportunities, we’ve hit the crossbar, we’ve hit the post and their keeper has pulled off some good saves.

“On any other day you win the game, but we didn’t so we are disappointed.

“But when you are 1-0 down and you’ve missed a penalty, hit the crossbar and hit the post you are thinking ‘is it going to be one of those days’.”

Morrison also gave credit to the visiting Archers, who dug deep to head back to the capital with a share of the spoils.

He added: “I’ve got to be respectful of Cardiff Met, who kept going, were strong at the back, never backed down and they will probably say their courage and endeavour to keep the ball out of the net is reason they got a 1-1 draw.

“We need to be a bit more savvy in the final third with our decision making. The goal again has come from a set-play.”

The New Saints made a winning start to their title defence with a 1-0 home success over Caernarfon Town.

Ryan Brobbel’s first-half free-kick was all that separated the two teams at full-time.