Boxing Day Cymru Premier wrap

Greg Draper marked his return to The New Saints line-up with a second-half hat-trick as the league leaders swept aside Cefn Druids 5-0 to maintain their one-point lead at the top of the table.

Connah’s Quay remain in second place despite a late scare against Airbus UK. After first-half strikes from Jamie Insall and John Disney, the Nomads saw their lead halved with ten minutes to go when Andrew Owens netted from penalty spot.

In the late game, Caernarfon Town though they had done enough to snatch a draw against Bala Town when Leo Smith’s thunderous free-kick crashed against the crossbar, sparking chaos in the Lakesiders goalmouth with Jamie Breese tucking in an 82nd-minute equaliser. With two minutes to go however, Chris Venables added his second of the evening and restored Bala’s lead when his shot squirmed past goalkeeper Alex Ramsey.

A 0-0 draw in the Mid-Wales derby at Latham Park saw Aberystwyth end Newtown’s three-game winning run but the point moves the Robins level with sixth-placed Cefn Druids.

Cardiff Met’s Jordan Lam cancelled out Jordan Cotterill’s early opener as Cardiff Met kept alive their top-six hopes.

A brace from Luke Bowen helped Carmarthen Town to a vital 3-2 victory and move off the foot of the table above Penybont as they recorded just their second win of the season.

Barry Town United 1 Jordan Cotterill 8′
Cardiff Met 1 Jordan Lam 20′

Barry Town United – 1 Michael Lewis, 3 Chris Hugh, 4 Luke Cooper, 7 Kayne McLaggon, 10 Jordan Cotterill (5 Curtis Watkins 37′[11 Drew Fahiya 71]), 12 Luke Cummings, 19 Momodou Touray, 21 Sion Spence (18 Rhys Abbruzzese 46′), 23 Callum Sainty, 29 Clayton Green, 33 Evan Press Subs not used: 22 George Ratcliffe (gk), 9 Elijah Phipps, 30 Lathan Garrett, 34 Jack Pascoe

Red Cards: None
Yellow Cards: Cummings 30′ Green 81′

Cardiff Met University – 1 William Fuller, 2 Dylan Rees, 4 Bradley Woolridge, 5 Emlyn Lewis, 6 Mael Davies (12 Daniel Spencer 82′), 7 Eliot Evans, 8 Chris Baker, 9 Will Evans (3 Kyle McCarthy 88), 10 Charles Corsby, 11 Jordan Lam, 15 Joe Evans. Subs not used: 25 Alex Lang (gk), 16 Guto Williams, 38 Liam Warman

Red Cards: None
Yellow Cards: Baker 90′

Attendance: 355 Referee: Dean John

Caernarfon Town 1 Jamie Breese 82′
Bala Town 2 Chris Venables 55′ 88′

Caernarfon Town – 1 Alex Ramsay, 3 Nathan Craig, 10 Darren Thomas, 11 Daniel Brookwell, 15 Gruffydd John, 16 Ben Clark, 17 Ryan Williams, 18 Shaun Cavanagh (7 Gareth Evans 81′), 19 Sion Bradley (9 Jamie Breese 69′), 20 Cai Jones (12 Sam Jones 81′), 21 Leo Smith . Subs not used: 13 Osian Goulding (gk), 2 Joe Williams, 24 Aled Williams

Red Cards: None
Yellow Cards: Clarke 31′ Craig 65′

Bala Town – 1 Josh Tibbetts, 2 Andrew Burns, 3 Sean Smith, 5 Anthony Stephens, 6 Jonathan Spittle, 8 Nathan Burke, 10 Henry Jones (9 Michael Hayes 86′), 11 Kieran Smith, 18 Louis Robles (14 Steven Leslie 75′), 20 Lassana Mendes, 25 Chris Venables. Subs not used: 15 Ashley Morris (gk), 4 Stuart Jones, 7 Lee Molyneux, 22 Sion Sullivan

Red Cards: None
Yellow Cards: K.Smith 20′ Venables 72

Attendance: 842 Referee: Cheryl Foster

Carmarthen Town 3 Liam Thomas 10-‘ Luke Bowen 20′ 44’
Penybont FC 2 Curtis Jemmett-Hutson 3′ Matthew Harris 63′

Carmarthen Town – 1 Lee Idzi, 3 Jordan Knott, 5 Alaric Jones (4 David Vincent 72′), 6 Lee Surman, 7 Declan Carroll, 8 Greg Walters, 9 Luke Bowen, 10 Lewis Harling, 12 Jordan Vickers, 18 Liam Thomas, 19 Jay Woodford

Subs not used: 11 Chris Jones, 15 Gwion Howell, 17 Josh Bull, 23 Craig Hanford, 25 Lewis Rocke, 26 Mabon Evans

Red Cards: Knott 70′
Yellow Cards: Idzi 71′

Penybont FC – 1 Rhys Wilson, 5 James Saddler, 6 Oliver Dalton (7 Adam Carpenter 88′), 8 Cullen Kinsella (11 Luke Borrelli 55′), 9 Kostya Georgievsky, 10 Curtis Jemmett-Hutson, 15 Nathan Wood, 17 Daniel Jefferies, 20 Matthew Harris, 25 Owain Warlow (16 Billy Borge 42′), 28 Michael George. Subs not used: 32 Brad Borge (gk), 24 Ioan Emanuel, 26 Rhys Griffiths

Red Cards: None
Yellow Cards: Jefferies 17′ Georgievsky 24′ Harris 90′

Attendance: 336 Referee: Nick Platt

Cefn Druids 0
The New Saints FC 5 Daniel Redmond 26′ Adrian Cieslewicz 35′ Greg
Draper 50′ 65′ 70′(p)

Cefn Druids – 1 Michael Jones, 3 Naim Arsan, 6 Nathan Peate, 11 James Davies, 15 Aaron Simpson (56 Ben Davis 89′), 16 Iwan Cartwright, 17 Ramirez Howarth, 18 Thomas Reilly, 19 Cody Ruberto (58 Morgan Daykin 86′), 21 Joe Faux (9 Tyrone Ofori 65′), 24 Michael Pritchard

Subs not used: 57 Harry Fuller, 67 Darren Evans, 71 Oliver Hague

Red Cards: None

Yellow Cards: Simpson 82′

The New Saints FC

1 Paul Harrison, 2 Simon Spender, 4 Keston Davies, 6 Jonathan Routledge, 8 Ryan Brobbel (21 Kurtis Byrne 68′), 9 Greg Draper, 10 Daniel Redmond, 11 Adrian Cieslewicz, 12 Blaine Hudson (24 Ryan Harrington 62′), 14 Jamie Mullan, 23 Aeron Edwards (20 Joash Nembhard 60′) . Subs not used: 30 Lewis Dutton (gk), 7 Dean Ebbe, 32 Billy Whitehouse
Red Cards: None
Yellow Cards: Brobbel 62′

Attendance: 290 Referee: Lee Evans

Connah’s Quay 2 Jamie Insall 15′ John Disney 45’+4
Airbus UK Broughton 1 Andrew Owens 80′(p)

Connah’s Quay Nomads – 1 Lewis Brass, 2 John Disney, 6 Daniel Harrison, 7 Michael Bakare (4 Priestley Farquharson 78′), 8 Callum Morris, 9 Michael Wilde, 10 Jamie Insall (20 Sameron Singh-Dool 55′), 12 Declan Poole (14 Conor Harwood 90′), 15 Daniel Holmes, 16 James Owen, 17 Kris Owens. Subs not used: 23 Eric Merner (gk), 25 Max Moore, 53 Harry Owen, 80 Josh Allen

Red Cards: None
Yellow Cards: Poole 54′ Brass 79′

Airbus UK Broughton – 1 David Roberts, 3 Curtis Strong (18 Owen Payne 46′), 4 Stephen Tomassen, 5 Joseph Palmer, 8 George Hughes, 9 Andrew Owens, 10 Jordan Evans (15 George Peers 64′), 11 Samuel Hart, 14 Oliver Lanceley (28 Alex Darlington 70′), 19 Liam Williams, 22 Matthew Sargent. Subs not used: 17 Harvey Ellis, 20 James Hooper, 21 Walid Gharbaoui, 29 Tobias Vickery

Red Cards: None
Yellow Cards: Strong 33′ Hughes 45′

Attendance: 296 Referee: Mark Petch

Newtown AFC 0
Aberystwyth Town 0

Newtown AFC – 1 David Jones, 4 Sean McAllister, 5 Kieran Mills-Evans, 7 Neil Mitchell, 10 George Harry, 11 Joe Kenton, 16 Jack Thorn, 18 Lifumpa Mwandwe, 22 Niall Flint, 23 Alex Fletcher, 25 Jack Kelly. Subs not used: 13 Khamrhan Steventon (gk), 12 David Lewis, 17 Ryan Morris, 19 T Craig Williams, 24 Jay Brownfield, 26 Sam Barnes

Red Cards: None
Yellow Cards: Flint 33′ Fletcher 89′

Aberystwyth Town – 1 Connor Roberts, 6 Ryan Edwards, 8 Paulo Mendes, 10 Marc Williams, 11 Luke Boundford (20 Alex Boss 75′), 14 Edmilson Vaz, 15 Lee Jenkins, 16 Stuart J Jones, 17 Mathew Jones, 21 Thomas Price, 27 Joseph Phillips (7 Geoff Kellaway 60′) . Subs not used: 13 Alex Pennock (gk), 18 Richard Ricketts

Red Cards: None
Yellow Cards: Price 63′ Roberts 83′

Attendance: 293 Referee: Bryn Markham-Jones

Featured image: Colin Ewart

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