Bangor Mail

Four red cards in match as late winner stuns Canaries

Bala’s Venables makes his mark as Lakesiders do double over Penybont

- Football: Welsh Prem

THERE was drama at The Oval as Connah’s Quay Nomads scored a 92nd-minute winner to beat Caernarfon Town 2-1.

After Callum Morris had converted a late spot-kick, there was a general free-for-all that ended up with referee Lee Evans brandishin­g four red cards.

It had been Morris who had gone down to earn the penalty and mayhem ensued after he had added to Michael Wilde’s equaliser in the 75th minute.

Michael Walsh gave the home side the lead in the first half.

There were 10 minutes of added time after the Nomads had taken the lead.

They lost Sion Bradley for a second bookable offence and in the closing moments there was a general melee in which all 22 players got involved after a challenge by Paulo Mendes on Aeron Edwards.

Referee Evans showed Caernarfon’s Noah Edwards a second yellow, sent off his team-mate Callum Roberts and also despatched Nomads keeper Lewis Brass.

Chris Venables took his goal tally for the season to 12 as he helped Bala Town complete the double over Penybont with a 4-1 win.

Bala were 3-1 up by the break before Will Evans put the final nail into the Penybont coffin with a tapin in the 74th minute.

The Bala goals in the first half came from a Venables penalty and two own goals.

Penybont took the lead with a goal from Ben Ahumn in the 22nd minute.

While their team-mates are bat

tling to regain the JD Cymru Premier League title, The New Saints marksmen Louis Robles and Greg Draper are engaged in a private duel to become leading scorer.

Robles headed home his eighth goal of the season to give TNS a 1-0 interval lead against Barry Town United at Park Hall and then turned provider to allow New Zealand

internatio­nal Draper to join him on that total.

“I saw Greg open and I had no doubt he was going to put it away. That’s the best we have played in a month or two,” said Robles.

Nat Jarvis clawed back a goal for Barry but TNS held on for a 2-1 win that kept them five points clear at the top.

Marc Williams gave Aberystwyt­h Town the lead on the road at Cardiff Met, but they were only able to leave with a point after Ashton Gleed scored a 77th-minute equaliser.

Newtown welcomed Flint Town for a basement battle and it was the home side who took the points with a 3-2 victory.

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Bala Town goal-machine Chris Venables (seen in previous action) was on target again on Saturday
■ Bala Town goal-machine Chris Venables (seen in previous action) was on target again on Saturday

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