Welsh Premier/non-League round-up

Welsh Premier League

WELSH PREMIER LEAGUE

Aberystwyth 1-2 Airbus UK (Fri): Airbus boosted their hopes of securing a top-six place when the league splits in two in January with a hard-fought away win. Eddie Hope and Adam Worton secured the victory with second-half goals after Geoff Kellaway had put the home side in front two minutes before the break.

Afan Lido 3-1 The New Saints (Fri): League leaders The New Saints suffered a shock defeat against relegation-threatend Afan Lido. The visitors went ahead after just 18 seconds through Greg Draper, but Carl Payne's double and Jonathan Hood's strike gave the home side a remarkable win and consigned the Saints to a second successive defeat.

Bangor City 4-0 Carmarthen (Sat): Champions Bangor moved to the top of the table for the first time this season following a second half demolition of struggling Carmarthen. Les Davies broke the deadlock on the hour before Marc Smyth doubled their advantage three minutes later. Further goals from Neil Thomas and Kyle Wilson wrapped up the victory for Neville Powell's side.

Prestatyn Town 2-1 Port Talbot (Sat): Ross Stephens scored a controversial stoppage time penalty to secure victory for Prestatyn. Stephens had given the home side the lead through a free-kick on 21 minutes but Chris Hartaland looked to have rescued a point for Port Talbot with a volley seven minutes from time. Prestatyn were awarded a penalty in stoppage time after Paul Cochlin fouled Paul O'Neill. Neil Gibson saw his penalty excellently saved by Bartek Fogler but referee Mark Petch awarded the kick to be retaken Stephens made no mistake at the second time of asking to secure the win.

Llanelli 3-1 Bala Town (Sun): Llanelli moved above The New Saints into second place on goal difference after beating fifth-place Bala. Rhys Griffiths and Craig Williams opened a two-goal lead towards the end of the first half, and Antonio Corbisiero's third 13 minutes from time meant there was no way back for the visitors despite a late reply from Chris Mason.

Neath 5-0 Newtown (Sun): Kristian O'Leary enjoyed a comfortable victory in his first game as Neath caretaker manager. Kerry Morgan opened and closed the scoring, with Chris Jones, Ian Hillier and Craig Hughes scoring in-between against one-from-bottom Newtown.

BLUE SQUARE NORTH

Hyde 3-2 Colwyn Bay (Sat)

TOOLSTATION WESTERN LEAGUE

Merthyr Town 3-3 Bridport (Sat)