ANDY MORRISON saluted “a big three points” as Connah’s Quay Nomads hit back from a goal down to beat Carmarthen Town 2-1.

Liam Thomas gave the Old Gold an 11th minute lead, but Nomads levelled soon after through Michael Bakare, who went on to net the winner midway through the second period.

The result moved Nomads up to second in the table after nine games and left Morrison pleased - even after a sluggish start to proceedings.

“We came down here last year and lost 2-1, so it’s a big three points,” said the Nomads boss.

“I said before the game that everyone is very equal this season and strong, so we come here against bottom of the league, and it’s not a bottom of the league outfit.

“They are very strong, at home especially, and we had out work cut out, certainly after the way we started the game.

“We didn’t get to the ball first in the first 15 or 20 minutes, too many balls were dropping in midfield that they were getting to first and it gave them a foothold.”

A change of tactics helped Nomads establish control of the game and Morrison was able to reflect on a job well done.

“I was absolutely delighted with the performance and how resolute we were in that last 15 or 20 minutes when we looked like the team that would get the third goal,” said Morrison, who was booked after Nomads were denied a penalty for a challenge on Bakare.

“They’ve really had a go, thrown players up and gone direct - they caused us a few anxious moments, but we dealt with it really well.

“It’s the right result at the end of the day.

“It keeps the unbeaten run going and keeps us in a strong position.”

The New Saints suffered a second successive defeat - and third in nine games - as Caernarfon claimed a 1-0 home win through Jamie Breese’s second-half effort.

Saints boss Scott Ruscoe knows his side need to work on their finishing after they lost 1-0 for the second weekend on the spin.

“It was the same story as last week,” said Ruscoe. “The opposition score a goal, and how much work did they have to do to get it?

“I didn’t think they troubled us too much and we had a lot of possession, but we need to be doing more, we need to be better in the final third.

“We need to test the keeper more, we need to be better in one-on-one situations.

“We’ve got a lot of work to do.”

Barry Town United are four points clear at the top of the table after beating Newtown 3-2.

Sion Spence, Keyon Reffell and Kayne McLaggon scored as Barry went in 3-1 up at the break.

Alex Fletcher set up a tense finish with Newtown’s second in stoppage time. Joe Kenton grabbed the Robins’ first goal.