Welsh Premier/non-League round-up
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WELSH PREMIER LEAGUE
Bala Town 3-0 Aberystwyth Town (Fri): Bala consolidated their place inside the top six with a comfortable home win over Aberystwyth. Lee Hunt and Mark Connolly scored in five minutes just before the break, and Hunt's second early in the second half took the game beyond the visitors.
Afan Lido 0-0 Bangor City (Sat): Bangor gave leaders The New Saints the opportunity to stretch their lead at the top of the Welsh Premier table after being held to a stalemate at Afan Lido.
Carmarthen Town 2-1 Prestatyn Town (Sat): Carl Murray's late goal proved to be no more than a consolation for Prestatyn after Geraint Passmore and Jack Christopher had given Carmarthen a handy two-goal cushion.
Newtown 2-0 Port Talbot Town (Sat): Newtown gained ground on Port Talbot in mid-table thanks to strikes from Max Penk and Luke Boundford.
The New Saints 4-2 Llanelli (Sat): Leaders Saints brushed aside Llanelli as Alex Darlington and Greg Draper each grabbed a brace of goals before half-time, although the visitors did stage a mini-revival with two goals from Rhys Griffiths, including a penalty, after the break.
Airbus UK 2-2 Neath (Sun): Luke Bowen scored twice as Neath moved up to fourth after securing a point at the Airfield. Ian Sheridan gave Airbus the lead after just three minutes before Bowen equalised six minutes before the interval. Mike Hayes restored the home side's lead on 56 minutes before they were reduced to ten men 11 minutes later when Mark Cadwallader received his second yellow card. Within two minutes Bowen had levelled for the visitors, who had Chris Jones sent off for a second yellow card with ten minutes remaining.
BLUE SQUARE NORTH
Blyth Spartans 2-2 Colwyn Bay (Sat): New player-manager Jon Newby made a great start to his Colwyn Bay reign, as the former Liverpool striker came off the bench to hit a last-minute equaliser at Blyth Spartans.
Mike Lea's own goal gifted Blyth an early lead but Karl Noon had Bay level by the break. Jamie Mole looked to have hit a second-half winner for the home side before Newby's late rescue act.
TOOLSTATION WESTERN LEAGUE PREMIER
Longwell Green 2-1 Merthyr Town (Sat)