WELSH PREMIER FOOTBALL

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THERE were no celebrations for Bala Town boss Colin Caton after being handed a two-year contract extension as his side were hammered 5-0 away at Bangor City, who take over at the top of the Welsh Premier following Friday night's games.

Assistant manager Gary Taylor-Fletcher converted from a Luke Wall cross to give the Citizens a 13th-minute lead, which was doubled eight minutes later when Wall was again involved with a cross for Steven Hewitt to send a looping header over keeper Ashley Morris.

Home keeper Matthew Hall made a fingertip save from an Evan Horwood free-kick after the break but City added a third with a superb shot from Dean Rittenberg. They then took advantage of some poor defending which allowed Wall to put the ball into an empty net with Morris stranded and Wall completed a brace with a superb finish three minutes from time.

The defeat equalled the Lakesiders' worst-ever in the Welsh Premier, also at Bangor, in November 2012.

Aberystwyth won the mid-Wales derby, beating Newtown 3-0 at Park Avenue, taking the lead on the half hour when an Ashley Young flag kick was flicked back in by Matthew Jones and John McKenna tapped home. Seven minutes after the break some good work by Ryan Wade ended with a looping cross which was headed home by Craig Hobson. McKenna was denied another by a superb Dave Jones save but a third goal arrived on 72 minutes when Hobson finished from a Joe Phillips assist.

Llandudno overcame difficult conditions to beat Prestatyn 3-1 at Bastion Gardens. Aaron Hassall picked out Danny Hughes for the first goal after 10 minutes and only a good save from Carl Jones on the stroke of half time kept out a Marc Williams effort.

But Williams made no mistake on 52 minutes after some sloppy defending presented him with a tap-in and Hughes curled a superb shot into the top corner for a third on 69 minutes, before Prestatyn scored a late consolation through Jack Higgins.