THE New Saints beat Cardiff Met 2-1 in the top-of-the-table clash at Park Hall to open-up a four point lead at the summit.
The students held their own until the 72nd-minute when Jon Routledge converted from Jamie Mullan's cross and, six minutes later, the lead was doubled as Aaron Edwards found Greg Draper who beat keeper Will Fuller with an overhead kick. Simon Spender was sent-off for a handball offence with 10 minutes remaining for Adam Roscrow to reduce the arrears from the penalty spot, but TNS held on the for the win.
Under caretaker manager Alex Gibson, Llandudno beat Newtown 2-1 at Maesdu Park, both of the home goals coming within two minutes early in the game. A long throw from Sam Hart was converted by Tom Dix and Marc Williams headed home the second from a Hart cross.
The Robins had Ryan Kershaw red-carded in the 74th-minute for a bad challenge, but did manage to pull a goal back through a Dix put the ball into his own net
Aberystwyth gained three much-needed points after fighting back from a goal down to win 2-1 at Prestatyn's Bastion Gardens. Michaek Parker put the home side in front after eight minutes when he seized on a rebound after Jack Kenny's shot was headed clear. But goals from John Owen and Declan Walker inside four second-half minutes won it for Nev Powell's side.
Carmarthen Town remain rooted to the bottom of the table after losing the live TV game 1-0 at home to Bala Town. The match was settled by a superb Jordan Evans strike just before half-time (below).