A scrambled Ben Fawcett goal two minutes from time saw Haverfordwest County deny Connah’s Quay Nomads victory in Craig Harrison’s first match in charge of the JD Cymru Premier champions.

Harrison, Nomads assistant manager before Andy Morrison’s decision to step down as boss last week, will take his side to former club The New Saints this Saturday on the back of a 1-1 draw.

Callum Morris gave Nomads a 34th-minute lead from the penalty spot at Bridge Meadow and the visitors looked on course to end their run of four league games without a win.

But Fawcett popped up on 88 minutes to bundle the ball over the line after the hosts had struck the woodwork, with the point Haverfordwest’s fifth from seven matches.

County stay one from bottom in the table, just four points behind Nomads, who drop to eighth.

It’s an indication of the Nomads’ start to the season that they are already 10 points off leaders TNS after only seven games.

Anthony Limbrick’s Saints remain unbeaten thanks to a 3-0 defeat of Aberystwyth Town at Park Hall.

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Declan McManus broke the deadlock on seven minutes and added a second just before half-time, while Ryan Astles made the game safe midway through the second half.

Bala Town are clear in second place courtesy of a dramatic 2-1 victory at Flint Town Utd.

It looked promising for the hosts when Michael Wilde gave them the lead on the half-hour, and it wasn’t until 15 minutes from time that the Lakesiders got back into the encounter.

Chris Venables levelled things up and, two minutes into injury-time, Dave Edwards continued his impressive scoring form by snatching the winner.

Penybont and Caernarfon Town shared the spoils at the SDM Glass Stadium.

The home side missed a glorious chance to go in front on 26 minutes when Kane Owen saw his penalty saved.

But Rhys Griffiths’ men were ahead less than 10 minutes later.

Nathan Wood thought he had scored but Jack Evans took the plaudits from his teammates after the former’s shot deflected in off the summer signing.

Cofis were level halfway through the second period, Cai Jones converting after a swift break down the left.

Bottom club Cefn Druids fought all the way in Cyncoed before losing 4-2 to Cardiff Met.

The managerless Druids went ahead on seven minutes courtesy of Ben Wynne, but Emlyn Lewis equalised soon after.

Less than a minute later and the Archer were leading thanks to Adam Roscrow, however, Wynne head home in the 17th minute to make it 2-2.

Lewis Rees’ turn and strike gave Met the initiative once more and late on in the second half, Druids midfielder Harry Farnsworth put through his own net.

Finally, there was a welcome three points for Newtown as they saw off Barry Town United at Jenner Park 3-0.

Best individual performance of the weekend arguably came from Newtown striker Aaron Williams.

He netted all three of the visitors’ goals on 33, 49 and 66 minutes.

JD Cymru Premier fixtures for Saturday

Connah's Quay Nomads v The New Saints, Cardiff Met v Haverfordwest County, Aberystwyth Town v Caernarfon Town, Newtown v Penybont, Flint Town Utd v Barry Town United, Bala Town v Cefn Druids.

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