ABERYSTWYTH Town got the point they needed to secure a top-four place ahead of the split in the Genero Adran Premier, as Cardiff Met won the battle of the two capital rivals.

The Seasiders went into their final game of the first phase at Port Talbot in the driving seat to claim fourth, but they knew a slip-up could let in Pontypridd Town, who travelled to Barry Town United.

Pontypridd were given a lift when Freya Davies gave Aberystwyth’s opponents the lead after 14 minutes at Victoria Road.

But Taite Trivett netted for Barry soon after and second-half strikes from Caitlin Marron and Grace O’Reilly sealed Pontypridd’s fate.

As it happened, the Seasiders turned things around in Port Talbot and Gavin Allen’s women won 2-1 thanks to Rebecca Mathias and Flavia Jenkins’ penalty.

Port Talbot, now seventh behind Barry, go to Swansea on Wednesday night.

In Leckwith, the two Cardiff sides, City and Met, faced each other just four days before they meet again.

Met secured the bragging rights until Thursday’s reverse fixture with a resounding 4-1 triumph.

Laura-May Walkley’s first-half brace put Met in control, but Pheobie Poole pulled a goal back from the spot early in the second period.

However, the Archers ensured that, barring an avalanche of goals in the Bluebirds’ favour when they meet in Cyncoed, they will go into the second phase of the season behind leaders Swansea City.

Sophie Hancocks and Stephanie Turner added goals three and four to make the win safe.

Swansea got back to winning ways after dropping their first points of the season in a goalless draw with Aberystwyth.

But they did concede a goal for just the third time this season when beating The New Saints 3-1 in Llandarcy.

Of the three league goals scored against the Swans, two have come from Saints players.

At the end of October it was Emily Ridge with a long-range effort, and on Sunday the honiur went to Lucie Platt.

Platt’s effort brought TNS level after Stacey John-Davis had netted early on.

However, Katy Hosford and Laura Davies struck before the break to put the Swans in command, although the visitors held their own in a goalless second half.