ANDY MORRISON feels Connah’s Quay Nomads’ 1-0 win at Bala Town capped “a great start to the season”.

Nomads headed to Maes Tegid on the back of three successive draws against Cardiff Met, Caernarfon and Carmarthen, but Michael Wilde’s header ended that run in the right manner on Friday.

“It’s a great start to the season for me,” said Nomads boss Morrison.

“People are going to say we’ve had three draws, but those three draws could quite easily have been three wins - it just wasn’t to be.

“This league, for me, is about trying to win your home games and making sure you don’t lose your away games.

“Coming into the game I would have taken a 0-0. Winning is not a bonus after the game, before the game is was a bonus.

“I thought we dealt with the game really well.”

While Nomads went into the clash without a league win, Bala were unbeaten, beating reigning champions The New Saints and newly promoted Airbus and drawing at Barry Town United,

“To come here and win is a fabulous achievement because it will be tough for teams to come here and get anything, as TNS found,” added Morrison.

“Our games are never pretty, they aren’t footballing spectacles and they are always really tight games, and we were on the right side.”

Morrison was delighted with a second clean sheet in four league outings, which made sure that Bala drew a blank for the first time this season and allowed Wilde’s effort to be the decider.

“It’s rightly deserved,” said Morrison of the victory. “I always pay respect to the opposition and it was a tough night.

“It was always going to be a one-goal game because they are bright, they’ve brought people in and they look reinvigorated.

“I thought we got the game plan right. Against Bala you must squeeze out of the box, you must squeeze the line and you cannot drop in and I thought we managed the game really well.

“We had three or four really good chances and we got into some great areas and scored a terrific goal.”

Bala’s Steven Leslie felt a draw would have been a fair result.

“I thought it was a bit harsh losing the game 1-0,” said the ex-Wrexham man. “We knew what they were going to bring to the game - long ball and physicality - and we dealt with it for most of the game.

"Overall, I thought it probably should have been a draw.”