Aberystwyth Town 1 Caersws 0
CAERSWS manager Mickey Evans was lost for words after defeat in Friday night’s Mid-Wales derby.
However, his face summed up his disappointment and concern as his side failed to take advantage of their lion’s share of possession at Park Avenue to slip dangerously close to the relegation zone.
The Bluebirds are now just three points above bottom of the table side Caernarfon Town and have played the same number of games, leaving Evans knowing there is no room for complacency.
A solitary goal from former Wales international defender Christian Edwards – who was a pillar in a rearguard that held Caersws at bay – gave the Seasiders their second Park Avenue win this week.
The burly influential centre-back struck the only goal after just nine minutes when he powered home the rebound after goalkeeper Andy Mulliner did well to block a Gareth Watkins effort.
His goal meant a disappointing return to the ground where the Bluebirds won the League Cup earlier this month.
Despite the constant probing of skilful Caersws midfielder, Chris Venables, and plenty of endeavour from his colleagues, it proved insufficient to give the visitors the three points on offer.
Brian Coyne recalled Gavin Cadwallader following his suspension, but Aneurin Thomas and skipper Bari Morgan were still suspended for the home side.
It meant that Cadwallader featured in the same team as former Shrewsbury Town teammate Dale Williams who again took his position wide on the left after impressing on his debut.
Glyndwr Hughes and Geoff Kellaway (hamstring), however, were both ruled out because of injuries.