Wales round-up: Llansantffraid leap back to summit

TNS Llansantffraid FC regained top spot from Barry Town AFC in the League of Wales on Saturday.

TNS Llansantffraid FC brushed aside Haverfordwest County AFC 3-0 to regain top spot in the League of Wales on Saturday.

Vital victory
Gary Brabin opened the scoring just before half-time and a second-half double from Mike Wilde sealed the victory, which had been vital for Llansantffraid after Barry Town AFC’s 1-0 victory against Afan Lido FC on Friday.

Thomas blunder
Kenny Brown’s Barry have now taken 19 points from their last seven league matches and are gathering pace after a disappointing start to their campaign. Friday's narrow victory arrived courtesy of an own goal by Lido goalkeeper Brian Thomas, who punched an inswinging corner into his own net in the 60th minute of an entertaining encounter.

Ground lost
Port Talbot Town FC ultimately lost ground on the leaders after a 1-1 draw at Cwmbran Town FC. Port Talbot took the lead on 31 minutes when Wayne Savage scrambled the ball in. Sean Wharton soon levelled matters, but the visitors should have secured all three points – substitute Wayne Evans missing a glorious late chance.

Moores merrier
Also on Friday, Bangor City FC edged out local rivals Flexys Cefn Druids AFC 2-0 at Farrar Road. Chris Moores had given Bangor the lead on 54 minutes, Ross Jeffries easing their nerves with a second goal 60 seconds before the end.

Moran spoiler
Llanelli FC, now managed by former Wales international Leighton James, prised a vital point at Rhyl FC. Geoff McLean fired the rock-bottom West Wales side ahead on the half hour, but Andy Moran scored his 12th goal in 13 games to ensure a share of the spoils.

Magnificent McCosh
Elsewhere on Saturday, Connah’s Quay Nomads FC leapt into the top six with a gripping 1-0 home win over Carmarthen Town AFC. Gary McCosh’s header in the fifth minute proved decisive as Tomi Morgan’s men left North Wales disappointed. Middle-of-the-table Aberystwyth Town FC increased Oswestry Town FC’s relegation worries with a 1-0 victory on the Shropshire border thanks to Gavin Allen's early goal.

Kingsley seals it
In the weekend's other game, Ben Kingsley's first-half goal was enough for Welshpool Town AFC to boost their prospects of survival as they edged past Caernarfon Town FC 1-0.