NEWTOWN hit back to claim a deserved point against a physical Cefn Druids to maintain their remarkable unbeaten home league record.

Former Robins midfielder Ryan Kershaw played a key role for the Wrexham side in the first-half with his dangerous runs offering the home defence no peace.

With the match yet to truly settle into any pattern it was Kershaw who provided the spark to provide the breakthrough when his run into the area was clumsily ended by Callum Roberts.

Former TNS youngster Fisnik Hajdari sent goalkeeper Dave Jones the wrong way from the resulting penalty and ensured the Druids a deserved lead.

Druids could have added to their tally with Kershaw’s right wing cross spilled by Jones into the path of James Davies who teed up John Owen whose shot was blocked by the Newtown No1 before Dean Rittenburg lashed over.

Jones was also called upon to save at the feet of Davies who left the entire Newtown half in his wake with a surging midfield run.

However the second-half belonged to Newtown who dominated proceedings while continuing to struggle to unlock a Druids side which sat back and looked to ride out the storm.

Steve Leslie, Nick Rushton and Neil Mitchell went close before Craig Williams’ 73rd minute left wing free-kick was steered into his own net by Nathan Peate as Newtown claimed a share of the spoils.

NEWTOWN: Jones, Roberts, Mills-Evans, Denny, Mitchell. Rushton, Leslie (Phillips 62), Kenton (Boundford 62), Hughes, Williams, Fletcher (E Jones 73). Subs: Perry, Cook, Evans.

Att - 235