JOHN Owen was Aberystwyth Town’s match-winner once again after his early strike at Cardiff Met secured Antonio Corbisiero’s men back-to-back league victories for the first time this season.

The Seasiders went to Cyncoed looking to back up their defeat of The New Saints 10 days earlier, when Owen had scored the only goal of the game to end the leader’s unbeaten start.

And Owen was at it again in the capital, although on this occasion his winning strike came inside the opening 10 minutes rather than the last five, as it had at Park Avenue against TNS.

Aberystwyth’s fifth win of the JD Cymru Premier campaign has taken them to ninth in the table, with Met dropping to 11th.

At the top, TNS are now nine points clear following a 2-0 victory over Newtown at Park Hall.

Declan McManus, with his 13th goal, and Ash Baker found the target in the second half to give TNS their 11th success of the term.

TNS were able to pull clear because second-placed Flint Town United lost 3-1 at Bala Town.

Dave Edwards put the Lakesiders in front on 39 minutes and Oliver Shannon netted a five-minute brace in the second half to make it 3-0.

There was a ninth of the season for Jack Kenny but it turned out to be just a consolation.

Kayne McLaggon got the only goal of the game as Barry Town United beat bottom side Cefn Druids.

Noah Edwards and Chris Jones did the damage for Caernarfon Town as they overcame Haverfordwest County 2-1.

Mason Jones-Thomas struck to give County hope but they couldn’t find an equaliser and stay 10th.