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KAYNE McLaggon celebrated his 27th-birthday in style with a brace as Barry Town United beat Carmarthen Town 3-1 at Jenner Park.

The Old Gold arrived on the back of a shock 4-0 win at Bala Town on Saturday, but found themselves a goal down on 16 minutes when McLaggon hammered a right-wing cross past Stephen Hall from close range. Carmarthen were back on level terms within a minute after a goalmouth scramble which ended with Jordan Knott driving a low shot from six yards.

But McLaggon restored the home advantage before the break when he turned home a cross from point blank range and Callum Sainty succeeded at the second attempt, moments after coming off the bench, to clinch the three points.

Bala Town are in a mini-crisis after crashing to a 3-0 defeat at Cefn Druids, a third successive Welsh Premier loss in which they have conceded eight goals without reply.

Some poor defending allowed Ilan ap Gareth to fire the Ancients into a 23rd-minute lead and Ashley Ruane added another from the penalty spot before half-time. More slack defending resulted in a free header for Nathan Peate to add the third goal and leave Lakesiders' boss Colin Caton with plenty to think about.