WITH the JD Cymru Premier taking a break for World Cup qualifying, Aberystwyth Town will have a bit longer to bask in the glory of downing the league leaders.

The New Saints hadn’t lost this season until they travelled to Park Avenue on Tuesday night, but they left pointless after John Owen won the game for the Seasiders in the 85th minute.

For Aberystwyth, 11th in the table, it was nice to be on the right side of a 1-0 result following five defeats by the same scoreline in their previous 12 league outings.

When asked what the secret was to getting the better of Anthony Limbrick’s men, Seasiders boss Antonio Corbisiero said: “We were just very disciplined with our shape.

“We frustrated them and limited their chances, which is what you have to do against TNS, and then we looked to go on the counter-attack when we could.

“They probably dominated in terms of possession, but our plan was to let them have the ball up to a certain area and then press.

“Our game plan worked, and it was from us pressing that they gave the ball away for the goal.

“It was a great first touch and finish from John, and I’m really pleased for him because he was out for six weeks with a hamstring injury.”

He added: “Beating TNS is great for our confidence.

“We keep on reiterating that we’ve got a young group of players who have got lots of confidence anyway.

“We took great confidence from the point against Barry, took that into the TNS game and have now picked up four points from two games.

“If we can get a good result in our next one against Cardiff Met then that takes us above them.”

He continued: “People who haven’t seen us play will look at the table and assume that we are struggling.

“But those who have watched us do say ‘How come you’re in the position you are?’

“Anyone who sees us play know my team gives me everything. The graft is always there. It just hasn’t happened in terms of the results.

“Some mistakes have cost us games, but we are never far off and have lost a lot of matches 1-0.

“We haven’t been a million miles away in every game we’ve played this season. Apart from TNS away, we’ve been in every game.”

The international break means Aberystwyth must wait until next Friday to try and back up the TNS win with another positive result.

But Corbisiero believes the enforced lay-off is a timely one for his troops.

“The players are always ready to go again but I believe the break has come at a good time for us,” he added.

“We’ve got one player suspended and a couple of injuries in the squad, so this will give us a chance to rest a few tired legs.

“And we have players who come from the likes of Wrexham, Manchester, Swansea and Merthyr Tydfil, so it’s good for them to have a break from that travelling.”