Welsh Premier/non-League round-up

Welsh Premier League

WELSH PREMIER LEAGUE

Carmarthen Town 2-5 Afan Lido (Fri):

Mark Jones' hat-trick and Andy Hill's double inspired Afan Lido to their first away win of the season at bottom club Carmarthen

Lido were two goals up after 21 minutes thanks to a Jones brace before Carmarthen's Corey Thomas reduced the deficit two minutes before the break.

But Hill's penalty ensured the visitors maintained their two-goal cushion and Hill's second just before the hour seemed to make the game safe.

Steffan Williams' strike gave Carmarthen hope but Town's chance of a comeback was dashed when defender Lee Bevan was sent-off for his second bookable offence..

Jones' third capped a fine night for Andy Dyer's men but Carmarthen's night got worse as they were reduced to nine men when defender Richard Hughes was dismissed for a second caution.

The New Saints 3-1 Airbus UK (Fri):

TNS began life without Mike Davies with a comfortable win over Airbus thanks to a three-goal second-half salvo which moves them to the top of the Welsh Premier.

Alex Darlington opened the scoring six minutes after the break before Ian Sheridan levelled for Airbus.

Matty Williams restored the TNS advantage before Chris Seargeant sealed the win with five minutes remaining.

Port Talbot 0-1 Llanelli (Sat): Llanelli are top of the Welsh Premier League after captain Stuart Jones scored the only goal of the game to secure the victory at Port Talbot.

Jason Bowen and Craig Williams had gone close for the visitors before Jones scored with a volley on the hour mark to give his side the lead.

Rhys Griffiths has a chance to seal the victory against a side who rarely troubled Llanelli 'keeper Ashley Morris.

Newtown 2-1 Bangor City (Sat): The shock of the day came at Latham Park where struggling Newtown defeated champions Bangor City. Zach Evans gave the home side the lead after just seven minutes.

Bangor were level on 53 minutes through Les Davies but with nine minutes remaining Gareth Partridge scored a stunning goal to secure three points for Bernard McNally's side.

Prestatyn Town 1-0 Aberystwyth (Sun): Steve Rogers scored the only goal of the game as Prestatyn maintained their push for a top six place with victory over Aberystwyth. Rogers scored on 54 minutes to leave Aberystwyth second from bottom of the Welsh Premier table.

Bala Town 0-0 Neath (Sun): Bala Town and Neath played out a goalless draw at Maes Tegid with both sides hitting the woodwork. Neath remain fourth while Bala stay in fifth place.

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Colwyn Bay 0-0 FC Halifax Town (Sat)

TOOLSTATION WESTERN LEAGUE

Merthyr Town 0-0 Longwell Green Sports (Sat)

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