NIALL MCGUINNESS insists that losing despite playing well is absolutely no consolation to Flint Town United.

And the determined Flint boss wants his side to turn promising performances into points - starting at Cardiff Met tomorrow afternoon.

The Silkmen should have been at least two goals to the good by the time Haverfordwest County found the net at the Essity Stadium last weekend, the visitors adding a late penalty to secure a 2-0 victory that seemed highly unlikely for the large majority of proceedings.

Asked whether it's encouraging to see his side producing promising performances, McGuinness said: "It is, but the longer it goes on, it's no consolation.

"Unless you are putting the ball in the net and winning games, it's no good.

"There is no point playing well and still losing, that's not what I want at all.

"It's something we need to look at and work on."

Mark Cadwallader and Rob Hughes were guilty of missing the best chances as Flint's struggles in-front of goal continued.

The duo also traded strong words as Flint's frustrations boiled over.

"As long as we stick together I don't mind it," said McGuinness of Cadwallader and Hughes trading verbals.

"But before they do their arguing I'd rather Caddy had scored the sitter he missed and Rob had scored the sitter he missed.

"It's competitive nature to have that.

"It will come for both of them, but it's frustrating at the moment."

Flint should be strengthened by the availability of new signings Sam Hart and Kai Edwards in the capital, while the experienced duo of John Danby and Nathan Craig are facing late checks.

"They are big personalities that make a massive difference," said of the quartet, who were sorely missed as Haverfordwest produced a smash and grab in Flintshire.

"You probably go on and win the game, not so much because they are going to score, but I think they get more out of the players in-front of them.

"They've got the experience we've missed in terms of personnel and we have to try and get thing to click.

"The performances aren't bad, we are putting ourselves on the front-foot, but we've got to start turning good performances into wins."