Wales On Sunday - - SPORT SUNDAY -

THE New Saints took con­trol of the JD Welsh Premier League with a 2-1 vic­tory over Cardiff Met in a top-of-the-ta­ble clash.

Both sides can­celled each other out in a cagey first half but Scott Rus­coe’s men broke the dead­lock when Jon Rout­ledge con­verted Jamie Mul­lan’s cross with 18 min­utes left to play.

Greg Draper, pic­tured above, dou­bled the lead with an over­head kick be­fore Adam Ro­scrow pulled one back from the spot after Si­mon Spender was sent off for block­ing a goal­bound shot with his hand.

But cham­pi­ons TNS kept the Students at bay to move four points clear at the top.

Aberys­t­wyth Town came from be­hind to record a hard-earned 2-1 vic­tory over Prestatyn Town.

Michael Parker gave the Seasiders an early lead but John Owen lev­elled the score in the 72nd minute. Declan Walker then claimed his third goal in as many games to give Aber a late win.

Else­where, Ban­gor City fell to their fourth de­feat in last five league fix­tures after a nar­row 1-0 de­feat to Cefn Druids.

Alec Mudimu claimed the win­ner in con­tro­ver­sial cir­cum­stances as he tapped in to an empty net after Cit­i­zens’ goal­keeper Matthew Hall dropped a cross fol­low­ing a col­li­sion with Nathan Peate.

In other ac­tion, two quick-fire goals from Llan­dudno fired them to a 2-1 vic­tory over Newtown at the Gi­ant Hos­pi­tal­ity Sta­dium.

Tom Dix and Marc Williams scored within a minute of each other to give Llan­dudno con­trol.

Ryan Ker­shaw then saw red for the Robins be­fore the 10 men set up a tense fi­nal when Tom Williams’ cor­ner was de­flected into his own net from Dix, but Llan­dudno saw out the win.

Else­where, Jor­dan Evans guided Bala Town to a 1-0 win over Car­marthen Town.

Barry Town United en­ter­tain Con­nah’s Quay No­mads at Jen­ner Park to­day.

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