HUW GRIFFITHS was happy to take the positives out of Cefn Druids' 2-1 defeat to Prestatyn Town.

Ryan Kershaw cancelled out Ian Griffiths' opener, but Prestatyn were not to be denied a cup upset as Rob Hughes' deflected free-kick found the net five minutes from time.

Griffiths was disappointed to have been dumped out of the cup, but the Druids boss was left to reflect on a largely positive display.

"I thought we played quite well," said Griffiths. "For the first 15 or 20 minutes they were the better team, but we grew into the game and had a couple of chances to score.

"We matched them up at half-time and we dominated the game, although the thing that counts the most is the scoreline and we've lost.

"Their first goal came from a couple of mistakes and the second was a deflected free-kick, but ultimately, despite playing well in parts, we have not done enough to win the game."

Prestatyn Town boss Neil Gibson, who signed goalkeeper Jon Rushton from Connah's Quay in the build-up to the game, was delighted with his side's performance.

"I'm exceptionally pleased with the players' attitude and application," Gibson told Prestatyn's official website.

"When the goal went in we stayed resilient, we came back and that shows the togetherness of the group.

"I was pleased, we all know the ability in the group, but the result shows application and desire to work for each other."

Gibson also reacted to opposite number Griffiths' post-match claims that Prestatyn boast an impressive budget, using Jack Kenny's decision to choose the Seasiders over the Ancients as proof.

"The opposing manager has questioned whether our budget is bigger than theirs, but I don't think anyone is fooled by that, are they?" said Gibson.

"Sometimes people let the truth get in the way of a good story and it's lazy sometimes to say players come to us for more money, they come to us because they are a group of lads who play for their local club."

Corwen bowed out of the competition after suffering a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Caernarfon, who progressed courtesy of first-half goals from Gareth Evans and Noah Edwards.

Caernarfon boss Sean Eardley was pleased to progress against Danny Jellicoe's stubborn Corwen.

"I thought the lads played really well and kept the ball really well against a team who just didn't stop running," Eardley told Caernarfon's official website.

"It's credit to Danny and his team that they kept going and called Rambo (Alex Ramsey) into a few decent saves at the end."