Newtown 2

Barry Town Utd 3

NEWTOWN became the latest victims of a resurgent Barry Town United who maintained their unbeaten start to the season at Latham Park.

The South Wales side arrived in Mid Wales with a large and vocal following which helped produce a superb atmosphere.

The visiting contingent were in rapture inside the opening 17 minutes when Mo Touray’s intelligent throughball released Sion Spence to outpace the home defence and slot past an advancing Dave Jones.

Newtown soon put the Barry goal under pressure with Sam Barnes’ header from Alex Fletcher’s left wing corner cleared off the line before Fletcher’s launched right wing throw was steered home by Joe Kenton to level on 24 minutes.

Barry regained their lead 10 minutes later with a floated free-kick from Spence met by Keyon Reffel who rose above Jones to head into an empty net.

Barry had their tails up and a long clearance from goalkeeper George Ratcliffe led to Kayne McLaggon dragging a shot wide before another long ball from the Cardiff City loanee released Touray who went down in the box under pressure from Craig Williams.

McLaggon converted the resulting penalty to leave Newtown with a mountain to climb in the second-half.

Newtown rallied after the break and should have reduced the arrears when Kenton squared for Nick Rushton who dragged his shot wide from close range.

Newtown continued to take the game to Barry and finally got the goal they deserved in the dying embers of the game with Fletcher scrambling home Kenton’s right wing cross but it was too late to prevent Barry marching on.

NEWTOWN: D Jones, McAllister (Sheridan 81), Mitchell (Harry 81), Rushton (Mwandwe 68), Kenton, Williams, Flint, Fletcher, Kelly, Barnes. Subs: Morris, Thorn, Steventon.

Att - 272