THE lads from Maes Tegid are still searching for their first win of 2019.

Bala Town’s lack of consistency came back to haunt them on Saturday evening with two halves of football and two completely different performances against Gwynedd rivals Caernarfon Town.

The first half was as good a half as the Lakesiders have played this season courtesy of a superb team display.

The home Town started extremely well, with Henry Jones firing narrowly over with less than a minute on the clock.

A minute later and Bala were ahead.

Jones pounced on Crowther’s mistake to drive into the area and fire into the net from eight yards out to make it 1-0.

Bala were full of confidence, with the dangerous Jones almost making it 2-0 when he blazed over the bar again.

Then a double effort between Steven Tames and Kieran Smith was pushed away by Ramsey.

After this initial quick start by the Lakesiders, Caernarfon settled and had a good spell of pressure of their own to cause some problems for the hosts.

Jamie Breese had the best chance of the half for the visitors as he put a golden opportunity wide of the post from three yards out after a cross from the left.

Bala hit back with Chris Venables having a huge chance when his effort crawled inches wide of the far upright.

On the half-hour mark, an almighty goalmouth scramble saw three Bala opportunities being met by fantastic saves from Ramsey.

Bala started the second half brightly, with Ramsey being called into action and then Anthony Miley’s looping header landed on the roof of the net.

To their credit, Caernarfon battled back with Cai Jones firing over the bar and then home keeper Ashley Morris made a superb save with his feet to deny Thomas.

The Canaries were finally level on the hour.

Nathan Craig’s free kick arrived to Darren Thomas, who headed past Morris to make it one-apiece.

With their tails up, the visitors were growing in confidence and they took the lead when substitute Danny Brookwell rocketed the ball in from an acute angle.

Bala tried to claw themselves back into the game, with Tames and Jones linking up, but they were unable to capitalise on the chance.

In injury time, salt was rubbed further into the wound when Caernarfon were awarded a penalty.

Craig duly dispatched the spot kick into the bottom corner to seal the three points for the Canaries.