PORTHMADOG, out of sorts and out of luck, were consigned to their sixth straight home defeat by Haverfordwest, who continued to enjoy trips to The Traeth with a goal in each half.
Clayton Blackmore’s team, who are still seeking their first success of the season after six attempts, were beaten by strikes from Neil Thomas after 28 minutes, and Phil Cattlin after 68.
But Porthmadog’s player-manager bemoaned what he saw as two clear penalties in the second half.
“The blatant fouls were obvious from the stand and I fail to understand how the referee did not see them,” he said.
“We had more new lads in the team and they did well, but overall we should have done better because we continued to commit silly mistakes and did not do the basis things right.
“Play was even in the first half, then Haverfordwest had a short spell when they controlled the game and we started a lot brighter in the second half without gaining what we deserved.”
The West Wales side, who have won seven times out of eight at Porthmadog, kicked off as the stronger force and Jonathan Coates lofted a 35-yarder wide, with Joe Sagar drawn off his line.
The home keeper then diverted a fierce shot from Nicky Woodrow before Thomas’ goal, which was directed from an angle on the left and gained a deflection.
It was all over for Porthmadog midway through the half when Cattlin hammered a half-volley from 15 yards into the net, connecting at the far post with a deep cross from the left.