HUW GRIFFITHS struggles to understand how Carmarthen Town are six points adrift of safety at the foot of the top-flight.

Griffiths takes his Cefn Druids players to Richmond Park tomorrow afternoon with the Ancients looking to make it three wins on the spin and extend the Old Gold’s winless start to the campaign to 13 matches.

Carmarthen have picked up just four points so far this term, but Druids boss Griffiths, who saw his side held to a 3-3 draw by the Old Gold at The Rock, feels tomorrow’s hosts are better than results suggest.

“It’s hard to understand how they and Penybont are so far adrift at the moment,” said Griffiths, who is now full-time at Druids.

“I’ve seen both Penybont and Carmarthen a few times and they are both better than their positions in the table suggest.

“But there is a gap between ourselves and the bottom two and it’s up to us to keep it that way.”

Griffiths expects Carmarthen to be confident of ending their barren run against Druids, who couldn’t defeat the Old Gold at The Rock in September despite the visitors arriving in Wrexham without a recognised goalkeeper.

“We drew with Carmarthen at home and they didn’t have a goalkeeper, so they will fancy their chances,” continued Griffiths. “We need to make sure we start the game properly because it’s our second trip to south Wales on the bounce.”

Indeed, Druids were 2-0 down at Penybont last weekend, before second-half strikes from Tyrone Ofori, Alec Mudimu and James Davies turned the game on its head for Griffiths’ men.

“Hopefully that comeback to make it back-to-back wins gives us some confidence,” said Griffiths. “We conceded two poor goals, but we had chances to score and after making two changes at half-time and switching to 3-5-2 we managed to fightback.”

Striker Ofori could be handed a start tomorrow after scoring his first top-flight goal off the bench last weekend, while Aaron Simpson and Pape Diakhite are also pushing for recalls.

Penybont return to action at Cardiff Met tonight, while Chris Hughes’ Newtown can boost their top-six hopes with victory over hosts Bala Town.