Kick off:19:30 Friday, 2nd Feb 2007
Fixture Type: Welsh Premier League
Referee: Rob Duncan
Chris Jones struck the winner three minutes into injury time for Caernarfon to win the basement battle between bottom club Caernarfon Town and Airbus UK by 3-2.
In an incredibly tense and exciting match, the Canaries gained their first win since a 1-0 away victory against Newtown on November 11th, to take all three points back along the North Wales Coast.
Canaries boss Steve O'Shaughnessy handed a debut to Paul Addow and former Wrexham defender Mark Harris made his first start for the club at full-back, whilst match-winner Jones returned from illness to play the vital role down the wing.
The game started brightly and the visitors took the advantage when defender Eifion Jones struck after just four minutes. They didn't manage to hold on to the lead for long though as Airbus defender Mark Allen levelled just eight minutes later. The visitors regained the advantage just before half time through striker John Rowley as the visitors took a precious lead in at the break.
Airbus Player/Manager Gareth Owen continued to rally his side on the field and after 60 minutes they again levelled through the in-form James McIntosh, who has scored three in his last four games. It looked as though the points were to be shared, which would have suited the home side, but Jones was the hero by firing the winner much to the delight of his colleagues, and especially O'Shaughnessy.
The Canaries boss hasn't enjoyed an easy ride since taking over from former Player/Manager, Waynne Phillips, but this win will certainly be the highlight of his Caernarfon career to date and he will be absolutely delighted to have gained the win. The result means that the Canaries are now just one point behind this evening's opponents with three games in hand.