Barry Town AFC beat Port Talbot Town FC 5-0 but still trail TNS Llansantffraid FC by three points.
Barry Town AFC scored five goals without reply against Port Talbot Town FC but nevertheless still trail TNS Llansantffraid FC by three points at the top of the League of Wales.
Still in second
Llanfran’s victory by the odd goal in three against local rivals Oswestry Town FC meant that Barry’s comprehensive win on Friday night ultimately kept the champions in second place.
Jamie Moralee scored the first of Barry’s five goals on eleven minutes and midway through the first half Tom Ramasut broke through Port Talbot's offside trap to double the advantage. In the second half, Nicky Burke struck twice inside six minutes to compound his former club’s misery before Jon French completed the scoring from an 80th minute corner.
Llansantffraid only secured their victory two minutes into added time when Garry Brabin’s 18-metre effort sailed past Oswestry goalkeeper Danny Embleton. Brabin had given the Saints the lead on 51 minutes with a low-struck shot, but Karl Robinson’s equaliser four minutes later looked to have secured Oswestry an unlikely point.
In the weekend’s other games Afan Lido FC kept up their unbeaten away record with a 4-1 win against struggling Haverfordwest County AFC. Steve Parry’s 31st-minute opener was cancelled out by Gareth Borton but two goals from Kevin Bartley either side of an Andrew Pearson strike ensured the visitors remained fourth in the table. Cwmbran Town FC also scored four, keeping a clean sheet in their comfortable win against Welshpool Town AFC.
There were five goals at Farrar Road where Bangor City FC saw off the challenge of Carmarthen Town AFC 3-2. Jon Keaveney gave the visitors an early lead but Bangor were level on 29 minutes through Alan Goodall and soon went ahead through Mark Lloyd-Williams. Wyn Thomas restored parity before the interval, paving the way for Ross Jefferies to score the winner on the hour. Flexys Cefn Druids AFC were another side to claim victory by a single goal, defeating Caernarfon Town FC 2-1.
Elsewhere, Newtown AFC recorded only their second home win of the season with a 3-1 success over Aberystwyth Town FC, Rhyl FC beat Caersws FC 4-0 thanks largely to Chris McGinn’s hat-trick and Connah's Quay Nomads FC defeated basement club Llanelli FC 5-3 in an extraordinary game at Stebonheath Park.