The Non-League Football Paper
WOOD HALTS SAINTS SURGE
A NATHAN Wood penalty 11 minutes from time denied The New Saints another victory in the JD Cymru Premier Conference.
The runaway leaders looked to be on course for another three points, which would have taken them to the brink of the another title, after Leo Smith’s first-half opener but Wood’s penalty earned third-placed
Penybont a point.
Second-placed Connah’s Quay Nomads are now a mere 15 points behind TNS after their 2-1 home win against Cardiff Met, secured by a stoppage-time goal from Ryan Harrington.
Ben Nash had put the hosts ahead 10 minutes before half-time.
Lewis Rees thought he secured a point for the visitors when he levelled in the 87th minute, but Harrington forced a dramatic winner in the first minute of time added on.
In the battle between the bottom two in the Championship Conference, Newtown came out on top in a five-goal thriller with Bala Town.
Adam Roscrow put Bala ahead in the 10th minute but Aaron Williams levelled just after the hour mark.
Roscrow restored Bala’s lead on 64 minutes and the game appeared to be up for Newtown when they had Shane Sutton sent off 11 minutes from time.
But there was a dramatic finish as Callum Roberts equalised on 90 minutes and Louis Robles grabbed the winner a minute later.
Airbus UK Broughton’s miserable campaign continued as they shipped seven at home to Aberystwyth on Friday night.
It’s now 24 defeats from 25 matches this season with goals from Harry Arnison, Mark Cadwallader (2), Iwan Rhys Lewis, Louis Bradford, Jake George Canavan and Alex Darlington rendered Adam Davies’ strike as consolation.
At the top end of the Play Off Conference, Caernarfon Town drew 2-2 with Flint Town United.
Lloyd Marsh-Hughes put the home side ahead after 12 minutes but Zack Clarke levelled for Flint midway through the first half.
Sion Alun Bradley restored Caernarfon’s lead four minutes into the second half, but James Owen had the final say as he netted Flint’s second equaliser nine minutes from time.
Second-placed Haverfordwest County were beaten 2-1 at Pontypridd United. Former Wales international Jazz Richards put the visitors ahead on 24 minutes but Jarrad Wright levelled for United nine minutes later and Kieran Lewis hit the winner on 50 minutes.
There were goals galore in the JD Cymru North, with Colwyn Bay and Llandudno chalking up 5-0 wins and Holywell Town and
Guilsfield both winning 4-0.
In the Cymru South, there were impressive 3-0 away wins for second-placed Briton Ferry Llansawel at Pontardawe Town and for