CEFN DRUIDS proved that they are not in the top six to simply make up the numbers courtesy of an eye-catching 3-1 success at Cardiff Met.

Alec Mudimu scored a goal in each half and Neil Ashton headed home number three from Matty Owen’s corner to secure another impressive result on the road for Druids.

Cardiff Met had levelled through Chris Baker, who saw his game ended prematurely following a stoppage time dismissal, but Druids made it 21 points from 13 away games.

Only table topping The New Saints have a better record on their travels this season with Druids boss Huw Griffiths pleased to see his Ancients impressing.

Asked what he puts his side’s away record down to, Griffiths said: “Preparation. It’s all about preparation and the boys being brilliant.

“The players are mentally strong and resilient, they’ve proven that in the top six. We could have lost all 10 games, but we’ve now beaten every side in the league apart from TNS and Connah’s Quay.”

A little bit of luck is often needed on the road, but Griffiths believes Druids were worthy winners in the capital.

“The lads were brilliant,” he said. “Cardiff Met started reasonably well, but we managed to get a goal, possibly against the run of play slightly, and we kicked on from there.

“We conceded a poor goal from a defensive point of view, but we were on top in the second-half.

“They have hit the bar and Carrots (Mike Jones) has had a save to make, but there was no doubt that we were the better team. We were better than them in every department.”

Druids produced their dominant display without Mike Pritchard, Aaron Simpson and Alun Morris for a variety of reasons, while Lewis Buckley joined Airbus last week and Arek Piskorski and Mudimu failed to complete 90 minutes due to injury.

“It goes to show the work put in by the whole squad,” said Griffiths. “The bus was very quiet on the way home and that was because the players had all worked so hard.”

Cardiff Met boss Christian Edwards was ‘shocked’ by the manner of his side’s second-half display.

“All defeats are hard to swallow and it’s the manner of the defeat that is important to me,” said Edwards. “In the first-half I thought we played some good football and we caused them a problem, but in the second-half we collapsed like a pack of cards and it was very disappointing to see some senior players not respond to the game.

“It was a bit of a shock.”

In the Play-Off Conference, Barry Town United moved into seventh spot courtesy of a 2-1 win at Newtown.

Ryan Newman and Kayne McLaggan struck either side of Nick Rushton’s leveller to hand the visitors all three points.

Marc Williams was the Llandudno hero as his last-gasp goal secured a 3-2 home success over 10-man Carmarthen Town.

Goals from Danny Shaw and Llandudno assistant Matty Williams were cancelled out by Liam Thomas and Dwayne Coultress, but former Wrexham and Chester striker Marc Williams popped up late on to grab all three points after Aidan O’Kelly had been dismissed for the Old Gold.

Aberystwyth Town were able to move eight points clear of the bottom two following a 1-1 draw at home to basement outfit Prestatyn.

Damien Ketley game Prestatyn the lead, but Geoff Kellaway levelled with 12 minutes remaining to earn Nev Powell’s hosts a point.