A DEFLECTED goal off substitute Ceri Roberts in the closing seven minutes earned Porthmadog a point in their Loosemores Cup clash.
Porthmadog twice had to come from behind against the Canaries.
The Traeth team should have fared better late on when proven scorer Paul Roberts spurned a couple of chances, on 81 minutes at barely a yard’s range and in stoppage time when he blazed wide from 20 yards.
Clayton Blackmore’s men rained efforts towards the home goal, albeit from long range, in the opening half-hour without success.
Then Town, who responded with threats by Phil Doran twice and Leyton Maxwell, snatched the lead right 45 minutes through Bobby Jones, who beat keeper Joe Sagar to a through-ball.
Porthmadog regained parity three minutes into the second half thanks to Roberts, who turned his marker to steer a 12-yard drive past a possibly unsighted Craig Vernon in the home goal.
Caernarfon wasted little time in regaining the initiative. Straight from the kick-off a breakaway move culminated in John Rowley netting with a glorious tight-angled shot from 20 yards out on the right.
Port continued to produce more flair towards the end but that first win of the campaign proved elusive and they had to settle for the draw.