NEWTOWN'S testing start to the JD Cymru Premier season continued with a 2-1 defeat at 10 man Caernarfon Town tonight.

The Robins arrived at the Oval aiming to register their first win of the season after opening day defeat followed a shock Nathaniel MG Cup exit at the hands of JD Cymru North side Guilsfield.

The visitors began the brighter with Jason Oswell forcing a goalline block inside the opening eight minutes but the Robins were dealt a blow 10 minutes later with their summer signing forced off through injury.

The loss of Oswell disrupted the Robins and the hosts broke the deadlock with Phil Mooney on target just before the break.

Zack Clarke released Marc Williams who battled to cut back from the right touchline and square for Mooney to slot past goalkeeper Andy Wycherley.

Aaron Williams headed wide at the start of the second-half as the Robins remained in contention with their causes buoyed when the home side were reduced to 10 men with eight minutes remaining with Adam Davies dismissed for a second caution.


However the Robins were punished as Caernarfon sealed glory in the dying seconds of the game with Louis Lloyd on target.

Newtown continued to battle and were rewarded 10 minutes into injury time with Williams opening his account for the campaign but it was to prove scant consolation.

Caersws returned from Prestatyn Town with a point following a goalless draw as the Bluebirds climbed the table to fifth in the Ardal North East League.

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Berriew and Trewern United shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw in the MMP Central Wales League North.

The Rhiewsiders twice led with Sion Wilde opening the scoring before Joe Beddoes levelled for Trewern.

Dylan Cook restored the hosts led before the break but the Tigers were not to be denied their share of the spoils with Owen Rothwell netting a late leveller.

Penrhyncoch eased to a 6-0 JD Welsh Cup second qualifting round win at home to Abermule.

Veteran Jonny Evans struck twice after Courtney Perkins broke the deadlock at Cae Baker before Daniel Owen bagged his own double and Tom Evans completed the scoring.

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Liam Jones settled the outcome at Tregaron Turfs overcame a battling Machynlleth in a 3-2 win at Cae Glas.

The Turfs twice led through Paul James only for the hosts to hit back with goals from Gareth Hughes and Isaac Aldred before Jones fired the visitors into the next round.

Kerry Reserves hit double figures in a 14-0 thrashing of Berriew Reserves in the JT Hughes Montgomeryshire League.
Liam Williams and Ben Davies each completed hat-tricks with Ryan Jervis and Carl Danson struck twice with strikes from Daryl McWatt, Ryan Morris and Jack Carroll and a Niall Morgan own goal completing the rout.