Wales On Sunday - - SPORT ON SUNDAY -

BARRY Town United moved to within a point of lead­ers The New Saints af­ter Mo­modou Touray’s early goal was enough to end Bala Town’s 100 per­cent home record.

Barry re­main third and move level on points with sec­ond-place Con­nah’s Quay fol­low­ing the No­mads’ goal­less draw at Caernar­fon on Fri­day night.

The New Saints were also forced to set­tle for a point against New­town.

Barry were re­warded for their pos­i­tive start when Wales-U21 in­ter­na­tional Touray fired them in front in the sev­enth-minute.

Strug­gling for op­por­tu­ni­ties, the hosts were even­tu­ally given the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to re­store par­ity, but Chris Ven­ables un­char­ac­ter­is­ti­cally blazed over from the penalty spot, cap­ping off a frus­trat­ing af­ter­noon for the Lakesiders.

Lead­ing scorer Greg Draper net­ted his 11th goal of the sea­son in con­tro­ver­sial fash­ion as The New Saints fought back in a 1-1 draw New­town.

The New Saints marks­man con­verted a penalty with 15 min­utes re­main­ing af­ter Keiran Mills-Evans was ad­judged to have fouled the New Zealan­der just in­side the area.

In-form New­town led from the 10th minute when Nick Rush­ton threaded a pass through for Ethan Jones to slip the ball past Paul Har­ri­son.

“Whether it was in­side the box looked mar­ginal, but I think it was a foul and Greg tucked it away nicely,” said Saints boss Scott Rus­coe.

“We haven’t done enough in the fi­nal third creative-wise – we’ve kept the ball and moved it around, but we’ve been re­ally frus­trated to­day.”

Cardiff Met will re­gain their place in the top-six with a win over Car­marthen (2.30).

Aberys­t­wyth leapfrogged the Stu­dents on Fri­day night when Ge­off Kell­away sealed a 3-1 win over Llanelli. Llan­dudno and Cefn Druids fin­ished goal­less.

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