Cefn Druids are finally up and running in the JD Cymru Premier this season after securing their first point of the campaign ahead of a bottom-of-the-table clash with Aberystwyth Town on Wednesday.

Interim boss Andy Turner, in charge since Niall McGuinness’ departure last month, saw the Ancients get off the mark at the eighth time of asking thanks to a 1-1 draw away to Bala Town.

Dave Edwards scored for the fourth league game in succession to put the hosts in front midway through the first half.

But the visitors drew level seven minutes into the second period with Charley Edge on the end of a rapid Druids counter-attack.

Bala piled on the pressure towards the end, having a penalty appeal turned down and hitting the woodwork, but Druids held on for a precious point.

The standout fixture of the weekend saw The New Saints come out on top against reigning champion Connah’s Quay Nomads in the lunchtime kick-off at Deeside Stadium.

After Bala’s draw, TNS are now six points clear at the top, and 13 clear of Craig Harrison’s Nomads.

TNS striker Declan McManus netted the only goal of the game from the penalty spot on 58 minutes, although the Nomads clearly felt the referee had got the decision wrong.

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The other big talking point of the encounter came near the end when Nomads skipper George Horan and TNS’ Keston Davies were both sent off after a fracas.

TNS host Bala tonight and the Nomads entertain Newtown.

Chris Hughes’ Newtown moved up to fifth courtesy of a 3-1 home win over Penybont, who host Haverfordwest County tonight.

Aaron Williams opened the scoring on Saturday, before Nick Rushton added two more either side of a Keane Watts strike.

A Ben Maher goal three minutes from time gave Flint Town United all the points against visiting Barry Town United.

Jordan Cotterill put the away side ahead on two minutes, but Flint led at the break following goals from Mark Cadwallader and Jack Kenny.

Kayne McLaggon equalised for Barry just after the restart, but Maher had the last word.

Barry welcome Cardiff Met to Jenner Park tonight and Flint go to Caernarfon Town.

The Cofis are now two points off second-placed Bala after their 1-0 win at Aberystwyth, Darren Thomas grabbing the winner in the 16th minute.

Haverfordwest are up to 10th thanks to a crucial 2-0 win at Cardiff Met, with Ben Fawcett and Kieran Lewis scoring in the last 20 minutes.