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Massive match at Haverfordwest today

Created on 02/04/2011 @ 08:27

Newtown are facing up to a massive match at Haverfordwest this afternoon following Bala's 2-1 win over Aberystwyth last night.

Defeat will leave the Robins facing up to a real dogfight to stay in the Welsh Premier League.

"We proved on Saturday that we can win ugly with the 1-0 win over Airbus on a very difficult surface and now we have to show how good we are on one of the best surfaces in the league," said manager Andy Cale.

"But whatever the outcome at Haverfordwest nothing will be settled today, there is a long way to go yet."

Bangor City's title hopes received another dent as they crashed to a 2-1 home defeat at the hands of north Wales coast rivals Prestatyn. 

City were forced to play almost the whole game with 10-men following the ninth-minute dismissal of defender Peter Hoy for a late tackle on former City centre-back Paul O'Neill.

Steve Rogers bundled the ball home to put the Seasiders a goal to the good on 21 minutes and should have added another, missing a sitter before O'Neill rubbed salt in the wounds.

Chris Jones pulled one back for the hosts which was followed by a mass brawl in the goalmouth just before half-time, but there was no further goal action with Les Davies going closest to an equaliser when he hit a post.

But the defeat leaves Nev Powell's side with a yield of just one point from three successive home games.

Llanelli beat their rivals for third place Neath by 4-0 at Stebonheath Park, repeating their recent margin of success at The Gnoll.

On-loan The New Saints' wingman Craig Williams topped and tailed the performance, with the other goals coming from defender Stuart Jones and winger Jason Bowen.

A former Bangor player, Mark Connolly, eased Bala Town's relegation fears with two superb free-kicks, one in each half, as the Lakesiders beat Aberystwyth Town 2-1 at Maes Tegid.

Connolly crashed both his efforts from 20-yards with another ex-Blue, Ashley Stott, taking advantage of some slack defending to net for the Black & Greens just before the break.