Newtown stunned The New Saints as Phase 2 of this season's JD Cymru Premier got underway with a blast at Park Hall.
The Robins went in front early on through Alex Fletcher's deflected strike. Adrian Cieslewicz equalised for Saints, but Lifumpa Mwandwe's strike on 21' was enough for the visitors to claim the win and throw the title race wide open.
Bala Town and Connah's Quay Nomads proceeded to take full advantage. The Lakesiders fell behind in the first half away at Caernarfon, Noah Edwards netting after Chris Venables had earlier missed a penalty for the visitors.
Venables though enjoys playing against the Cofis, and scored twice late on to take his goal tally to twenty for the season, and keep his side in the title hunt.
Nomads meanwhile beat Barry for the third time this season, Michael Wilde's fourth minute goal proving the difference.
In the Playoff Conference, Carmarthen came from a goal down to beat Penybont 2-1 at the SDM Glass Stadium. Lewis Harling put the home side up in the third minute, netting against his former club. Second half goals though from Elliot Scotcher and new signing Kalilo Djalo Embalo moved the Old Gold out of the bottom two.
Cefn Druids eventually saw off Airbus 3-2 after twice being pegged back. Jamie Reed continued to mark his return to the league with goals, netting his third double in consecutive games to move his side into first ahead of Cardiff Met's game with Aberystwyth.
That game looked finely poised for a long time, after Touray Sisay had cancelled out Eliot Evans' opener. However a penalty decision with 15 minutes to go saw Aber's Connor Roberts dismissed, and Evans duly doubled his tally to restore the Archers' lead, with Will Evans finishing things off late on.
Met are back in the Playoff spot
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