Date: Sat 12 Jan 2019

Barry top at the split after Nomads lose at Carmarthen

2-1 win over Aber sends Linnets to summit going into Phase 2

Barry Town United 2-1 Aberystwyth Town

Touray and Southam-Hales celebrate as Barry go top. <em>Photo: Rhys Skinner</em>

Touray and Southam-Hales celebrate as Barry go top. Photo: Rhys Skinner

Two early goals from Momodou Touray sent Barry to the top of the JD Welsh Premier League as they beat Aberystwyth 2-1 at Jenner Park.

The striker converted from Macaulay Southam-Hales' cross in the second minute to open the scoring, before doubling the lead from close range on 20' after good work again from the right back.

Rio Ahmadi's free kick twelve minutes from time gave the Seasiders hope late on, but they couldn't draw level, and also had Alan Goodall sent off late on for picking up a second booking.

Carmarthen Town 3-2 Connah’s Quay Nomads

Barry went top after Connah's Quay threw away a lead twice at Carmarthen.

Michael Bakare's close range finish had put the Nomads in front in the first half, before Greg Walters continued his good form, levelling eight minutes after the restart.

Bakare found teammate Callum Morris in the box six minutes later, the midfielder slotting home to restore the Nomads' lead, but Luke Cummings brought the sides level again on 82' before injury time drama saw the Old Gold take all three points.

The home side broke from a Nomads corner in the 95th minute and eventually won a penalty which Liam Thomas converted to give them a valuable three points and put a dent in the Nomads' title bid.

Bala Town 1-3 Caernarfon Town

Caernarfon produced a stirring second half comeback to beat Bala at Maes Tegid.

Henry Jones had put the Lakesiders ahead in the fourth minute, pouncing on a mix-up at the back from the Cofis to slot home past Alex Ramsey.

The Cofi 'keeper though produced an excellent display in the first half, keeping the home side at bay numerous times.

Jamie Breese missed a glorious chance to equalise from close range, but the visitors turned on the style after the break. Darren Thomas got the equaliser on the hour mark, the Cofi Messi unmarked in the box when heading home from Nathan Craig's corner.

It was from another corner that they went in front, Danny Brookwell producing a sumptuous volley after he controlled Ashley Morris' clearance.

Craig sealed things in stoppage time from the penalty spot to cap a great night for Sean Eardley's men, who go above Bala on goal difference.

Llandudno 0-3 Cardiff Met

Cardiff Met warmed up for next week's Nathaniel MG Cup Final with their third 3-0 win in a row.

First half goals from Charlie Corsby and Harry Owen had the Archers in a commanding position at the break, and Chris Baker added a third during the second half to give the Met momentum going into the second phase, while the result keeps Llandudno rooted to the bottom spot, now ten points from safety.

The New Saints 5-0 Llanelli Town

Kurtis Byrne notched a hat-trick as Saints continued their hot streak with a win over Llanelli.

The forward converted two crosses to open the scoring in the first half, before a bicycle kick midway through the second saw him complete his treble.

Dean Ebbe and Greg Draper also got on the scoresheet for Saints, who went second as a result of Nomads' slip up.

Newtown 1-1 Cefn Druids

Newtown and Druids played out the only draw of MD22 at Latham Park.

Fisnik Hajdari's first half penalty kept the Ancients in front for large periods of this one, before Neil Mitchell equalised late on for the Robins, who end Phase 1 in fourth place, and unbeaten at home.

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