Barry Town Utd 4 Newtown 1

NEWTOWN endured a miserable night in South Glamorgan as Barry Town United eased to a comfortable win to climb to second in the table.

The Robins dictated the first-half possession with Nick Rushton firing wide in the opening few minutes but Barry also threatened on the break with Jordan Cotterill twice testing goalkeeper Dave Jones inside the opening half hour.

Barry continued to pose the greatest attacking threat with Jones also called upon to save at the feet of Kayne McLaggon before the break while Newtown struggled to create any clear openings.

Newtown endured a nightmare second-half opening with a poor pass from Kieran Mills-Evans intercepted by Mike Southam-Hales who burst through to slot home.

Three minutes later more indecision in the Robins defence led to Cotterill breaching the offside trap and cross from the right wing for Drew Fahiya to net.

Newtown briefly rallied and were back in the game when Steve Leslie drilled through a packed goalmouth to raise hopes of a comeback.

Such hopes soon faded with Luke Cooper heading home from Southam-Hales' corner.

Newtown were soon reduced to 10 men with captain Craig Williams receiving a straight red card for his last ditch challenge on McLaggon.

Barry added further salt to the wound at the death with Cotterill finally atoning for a hatful of misses with a superb curling strike beyond Jones to ensure a long journey home for the well beaten Robins.

NEWTOWN: D Jones, Williams, Mills-Evans, Bailey, Roberts, Denny (E Jones 74), Fletcher, Boundford (Kenton 73), Mitchell, Leslie (Cook 81), Rushton. Subs: Phillips, Perry

Att - 406