Date: Sat 06 Apr 2019

Llandudno relegated as Barry secure Europe

Remarkable comeback by Linnets seals Europa League spot while Seasiders' loss seals fate.

Barry Town United are reaching for the passports tonight as a remarkable five-goal comeback in the final half hour saw them beat Bala Town 5-2 at Maes Tegid.

After a goalless first half, Chris Venables headed the Lakesiders in front seven minutes after the break, and when Kieran Smith made it 2-0 on 59', it looked like the home side would make amends for their 7-0 thrashing at the hands of The New Saints on Wednesday.

Eleven minutes later though, they were losing. Jordan Cotterill and Kayne McLaggon had pulled Barry level with two goals in three minutes, before Mo Touray struck with twenty to play to put the visitors in front.

McLaggon got his second five minutes later, and Drew Fahiya added a fifth in the final minutes to ensure that the Linnets secured European football next season.

That was because they bettered Newtown's result, the Robins being swept aside by a rampant TNS side.

A Greg Draper hat-trick helped Saints on their way to a 6-0 win at Latham Park, with Aeron Edwards, Ryan Brobbel and Kurtis Byrne also getting on the scoresheet for the visitors, who now only need one more victory to clinch an eighth straight title.

Llandudno found their four-year stay in the top flight ended after a 2-0 defeat away at Carmarthen Town.

Two goals in five minutes from Liam Thomas just before the break were enough for the Old Gold, who secured their top flight status in the process.

Cefn Druids meanwhile put a dent in Cardiff Met's playoff hopes with a 3-1 win at the Rock.

Jordan Evans scored twice in the opening eight minutes to set Druids on their way, with Jack Kenny's second half penalty confirming the points. Adam Roscrow's late goal for Met proved to be only a consolation, as they stay one point behind Aberystwyth.

In Friday's matches, Llanelli's relegation was confirmed as they lost 3-2 at Aberystwyth.

Goals from Wes Baynes, Ash Ruane and Marc Williams put Aber into a 3-0 lead, before Lee Bevan and Joe Clarke responded for the visitors, who return to the second tier after one season.

Connah's Quay Nomads lost ground on TNS meanwhile following their 1-0 defeat at Caernarfon.

Gareth Evans hit the only goal of the game in the 18th minute to draw the Cofis level on points with Newtown in the playoff maneuverings.

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