Wales round-up: Llansantffraid maintain six-point lead

Leaders TNS Llansantffraid FC won again to maintain their advantage over second-placed Barry Town AFC.

Leaders TNS Llansantffraid FC maintained their advantage at the top of the League of Wales thanks to a 1-0 victory at Rhyl FC, although second-placed Barry Town AFC also won to stay in touch.

Single goal
A 21st-minute goal from Chris Taylor was enough for Llansantffraid to take all three points at Rhyl on Friday, a result which keeps them six points clear at the top of the table. However, Barry’s 3-2 home success against Caernarfon Town FC means they remain within striking distance.

Dramatic winner
A goal from Tom Ramasut after two minutes gave Barry an early lead before Jamie Moralee made it 2-0 just past the half-hour. However, Barry looked to have thrown away the chance to keep up the pressure on Llansantffraid as two goals in five minutes from Lloyd Roberts and Danny Bartor made it 2-2, but Moralee’s second in the last minute gave the home side a valuable win.

Home success
Bangor City FC are a further four points adrift, but also enjoyed a home win, defeating Haverfordwest County AFC 2-1 to climb into third place. A Ricky Evans penalty broke the deadlock a minute before half-time and Alan Goodall made the game safe with Bangor’s second goal in the 76th minute, meaning Chris O’Sullivan’s goal two minutes from time was only a consolation.

Adamson on target
Afan Lido FC suffered a 2-1 defeat at home by Newtown AFC, as two goals from Chris Adamson put the visitors in control before Phil Holmes pulled a goal back for Afan Lido 12 minutes from time to ensure a tight finish. Port Talbot Town FC also lost, going down 3-1 against Caersws FC who scored three goals in seven second-half minutes to take the points.

Oswestry win away
Elsewhere, Aberystwyth Town FC were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Cwmbran Town FC, while Connah’s Quay Nomads FC lost 4-2 at home to Oswestry Town FC, for whom Phil Johnson scored twice. Flexys Cefn Druids AFC secured a 1-0 away win against ten-man Carmarthen Town AFC, while the bottom side, Llanelli FC, slipped to another defeat, losing 1-0 at Welshpool Town AFC.