LLANDUDNO moved top of the JD Welsh Pre­mier League with a hard-fought 1-0 win over ten­man Con­nah’s Quay No­mads at the Giant Hos­pi­tal­ity Sta­dium yes­ter­day.

Last year’s run­ners-up Con­nah’s Quay knew they would be in for a tough af­ter­noon af­ter Mike Pear­son was sent off for a foul in the box.

But the score re­mained level af­ter Sam Hart hit the re­sult­ing penalty wide.

But they fi­nally got on the score­sheet mid­way through the sec­ond half with Toby Jones prov­ing to be the match­win­ner.

Mean­while, Bala Town struck at the death to seal a 2-1 tri­umph and end Cardiff Met’s per­fect start to the sea­son.

The JD Welsh Cup win­ners went ahead through Nathan Burke’s smart fin­ish but Adam Ro­scrow re­stored par­ity af­ter good work from Jor­dan Lam.

How­ever, Bala claimed a dra­matic win­ner in the dy­ing min­utes with a late penalty. Chris Ven­ables saw his ini­tial spot-kick saved but he slammed home the re­bound to se­cure the vic­tory.

Ban­gor City re­sponded to their de­feat last week­end with a nar­row 1-0 win over newly pro­moted Prestatyn Town at The Ban­gor Univer­sity Sta­dium.

Danny Holmes’ first-half strike was enough for Ban­gor to edge past the Huws Gray Al­liance cham­pi­ons, who had James Stead sent off af­ter kick­ing out at Daniel Gos­sett.

In other ac­tion, Cefn Druids claimed their first win of the new league sea­son with a 2-0 vic­tory over Aberys­t­wyth Town at The Rock.

The hosts went ahead through Michael Pritchard af­ter 22 min­utes be­fore Matthew Eck­er­s­ley dou­bled their ad­van­tage on the stroke of half time.

And the Druids pro­duced a pro­fes­sional sec­ond-half dis­play to take all three points.

Else­where, Car­marthen Town are the only side in the league with­out a point so far af­ter fall­ing to a heavy 4-1 de­feat at New­town.

Lewis Har­ling opened the scor­ing for Car­marthen but New­town came back with a sublime free kick from Jamie Price.

Neil Mitchell then volleyed New­town ahead be­fore sec­ond­half strikes from Nick Rush­ton and Jamie Reed added gloss to the score­line.

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