Welsh Premier League Match Day 5: Round-up
Bala Town 3-1 Llanelli Town
Two goals from Steven Tames helped Bala on their way to victory against Llanelli Town at Maes Tegid.
The forward opened the scoring in the 21st minute, and only two minutes later captain Nathan Burke struck to put the Lakesiders into a strong position.
Chris Jones gave the Reds hope with his goal in the 61st minute, however Tames’ fifth goal of the season in the 72nd minute put the game beyond doubt, and ensured that Colin Caton’s men would pick up their third win of the campaign.
Carmarthen Town 3-0 Newtown
Luke Bowen picked up a brace of goals as Carmarthen Town recorded an impressive win at home to Newtown, who had defeated Bala in the previous game week.
The Old Gold were looking to register their second win of the season, while Newtown knew that a win could lift them to top spot temporarily.
Bowen gave the Richmond Park side the lead in the 35th minute, with his first goal of the season, before doubling the advantage on the hour mark.
Striker Liam Thomas all but clinched the win with his goal 15 minutes before the end, a victory which sees Neil Smothers’ side move into the playoff spots.
Llandudno 2-0 Barry Town United
Llandudno picked up their first win of the season with victory against Barry, who recorded impressive victories against Connah’s Quay Nomads and Bala Town in their opening four games.
Two goals in the space of three first half minutes proved to be decisive for Iwan Williams’ men, who moved out of the bottom two with this result.
Midfielder Leo Smith opened the scoring in the 29th minute, before forward John Owen popped up in the 31st minute with his first goal of the season.
Cardiff Metropolitan University 1-0 Cefn Druids
In a scrappy affair at Cyncoed Campus, the Archers were able to edge out the Cefn Druids and exact revenge for last season’s Europa League playoff final at The Rock.
The game seemed to be limping towards a stalemate, however, 15 minutes from time, a Kyle McCarthy indirect free-kick from inside the area deflected off Dean Rittenberg and into the net to give the home side the crucial breakthrough.
Christian Edwards’ men were able to survive a late onslaught by Huw Griffiths’ men, and hold on for a win which sees them move up to third in the Welsh Premier League.
Connah’s Quay Nomads 0-1 Caernarfon Town
Jamie Breese scored the only goal as Caernarfon Town secured a famous victory at the Deeside Stadium.
The number nine’s first goal of the season in first half stoppage time was enough to see the Cofi’s pick up all three points.
This is the Canaries’ third win of the season, and their second away from home, following their 1-0 against Cardiff Met in Gameweek Three.
The Nomads stay in second, three points behind leaders The New Saints.
The New Saints 6-0 Aberystwyth Town
A hat-trick from Aeron Edwards sent leaders TNS on their way to a convincing 6-0 win over Aberystwyth Town at Park Hall.
Simon Spender, Jamie Mullan and Adrian Cieslewicz contributed with the other three goals, as Scott Ruscoe’s side scored six goals for the second time this season.
The Green & Whites finish the Gameweek in ninth, while the Saints stay top on twelve points.
(Featured image: Matthew Lofthouse)