THE preservation of their unbeaten records was just about all that Caernarfon and Connah’s Quay claimed was satisfying about the dogged draw at The Oval.
The point apiece was scant consolation for Caernarfon, who under-performed and for Connah’s Quay, who reckoned they were worth better.
Town’s manager Steve O’Shaughnessy said: “We started superbly, with a goal in just four minutes, but it went downhill after that, and we did not deserve the three points.
“You could say it was a bad day at the office, because we gave away a sloppy goal from a corner and, generally, came back down to earth after those wins in our first two games.
“Mind you, if I had been offered some weeks ago seven points out of nine to open the season, I would have been delighted.”
Nomads’ counterpart Jim Hackett said: “After a poor start, we had the majority of the play and, having sorted out one or two things at half time, got back in there.
“Overall, I would think Caernarfon will be relieved.”
Town’s Chris Noone collected his third goal in as many games, surging ahead of his marker to convert James Thomas’s pass in the early stages.
Nomads’ John McAllister, Stewart White and Stuart Cook, spurned good chances while Caernarfon’s Paul Addo dragged an attempt wide and James Glendinning also went close.
But the equaliser came in the 73rd minute when Matt Atherton headed home.