NICK JONES was thrilled to see Corwen get off the mark - but he felt a 2-2 draw at Llanfair United was the least his side deserved.

Joe Williams’ goal looked to be enough to see Corwen head in at the break leading 1-0, but another five minutes of madness allowed Llanfair to strike twice through Toby Evans and Karl Seliaerts.

Corwen recovered to earn a share of the spoils through debutant Matt Williams, but Jones, standing in for the absent Danny Jellicoe, was left reflecting on what might have been.

“I was very pleased to get off the mark and going to Llanfair and coming away with a point is something to be happy with,” said goalkeeper coach Jones. “But we should have had all three points

“The first 40 minutes were the best we’ve played this season, but a mad five minutes, where we’ve made two defensive errors, means we are chasing the game.

“That changed the team talk, but we told the lads to go and win the second-half so that we came away with at least a point, and we did.”

Steve Halliwell insists Gresford Athletic’s discipline record has to improve - and fast.

For a fourth successive league game Gresford finished with 10-men as they drew 1-1 at Ruthin.

And having seen Joe Davies dismissed, director of football Halliwell said: “It is a worry.

“We are missing players and picking up stupid yellow cards, but we are getting punished for everything. Every foul is not a yellow card, but that is pretty much what is happening.

“We look like a team of thugs, but we aren’t.”

Gresford had to play the final 13 minutes with a man less as they looked to grind out a positive result at Ruthin, who had cancelled out Jake Eyre’s opener with a penalty from Llyr Morris’.

“We were very good in the first-half,” said Halliwell. “I just felt after half-time that we did what we always do, and that’s think the job is done.”

An late own goal from Anthony Marshall handed Conwy Borough a 1-0 win at Llandudno, who were denied from the penalty spot by visiting stopper Ben Heald, while Guilsfield won 3-1 at Penrhyncoch.

Sammy Litchfield, Adam Davies and Jake Cook handed Guilsfield the points, with Jonathan Evans netting for Penrhyncoch.