Chris Budrys

DIRECTOR of football Andy Preece was delighted to post the first points of the season with a hard-fought 1-0 home win over Bala Town on Friday night.

"It was important that we got on the board, we played well in the two previous games and got nothing, so there was a bit of pressure on us today and you could see that we were a bit nervous as the game went on," Preece said.

"But I thought it was a good performance against what I think will be a top-three side this season, they are a good side and they had a couple of players suspended as well, it's a great result for us."

Preece also paid tribute to frontman Chris Budrys who worked tirelessly all night.

"He's a massive player for us, he does a lot of unselfish work for us, holding the ball up, winning flicks and he keeps going all the way through," Preece added.

"I thought he kept the two centre halves busy all night and it was a good battle between the three of them, it was good to watch.

"Hopefully we'll keep him fit but we've brought Steve Abbott in who can also do a similar job."