MANAGER Wayne Jones came away from the clash against Caernarfon Town on Saturday frustrated, saying his side were poor in the first half but the players were adamant they should have had a penalty.

Haverfordwest County lost at home to Caernarfon to further put pressure on their ambitions to break into the top six.

The Bluebirds now sit five points off the top half of the Cymru Premier with eight games left before the split.

The weekend’s game against Caernarfon was a frustrating affair with Cofis going two-nil up through goals by Noah Edwards and Cai Jones.

Haverfordwest hit one back with the returning Mason Jones-Thomas and could have had a penalty in the second half when players reacted to a shot blocked by the Caernarfon defence.

Jones said he was unsure if his side should have had a penalty.

“The players were adamant it was but from where I was I could not see it.

“I thought the first half we were poor, we did not ask enough questions.

“I thought the second half and the last 20 minutes of the game it was all us. If some of the balls had fallen for us and we had believed in ourselves a little bit more I think the outcome could have been different.”