PRESTATYN Town's relegation from the Welsh Premier was confirmed as they went down to a 2-0 defeat at Barry Town United.
Jordan Cotterill scored the home side's first goal as the visitors' abysmal disciplinary record continued with the dismissal of James Stead, but Barry also finished the game with 10-men after a red card for Luke Cooper before sealing the three points through Drew Fahiya.
The win all but ended the play-off hopes of Newtown, who went down 3-2 at home as Carmarthen Town grabbed a survival lifeline to close the gap on tenth-place Aberystwyth, who lost 1-0 away at Llandudno. Despite falling behind to a fine Ethan Jones goal, the Old Gold hit back through Liam Thomas, Luke Cummings and Kieran Lewis and the Robins' response from Callum Roberts came too late in stoppage time.
Aberystwyth held out for 80 minutes at Maesdu Park before sub and assistant manager Matty Williams broke the deadlock.
Connah's Quay remain in control of the race for an automatic European spot after a 3-0 home win over Cardiff Met with goals from Michael Bakare, Andy Owens and Rob Hughes all coming in the first half.
Both Aberystwyth and Met were forced to play the final minutes with 10 men after injuries and all three substitutes had been used.
In the late kick-off, Bangor City stayed hot on the heels of Connah's Quay with a 1-0 home win over champions The New Saints thanks to an 11th-minute goal from Dean Rittenberg.