CEFN DRUIDS are rock-bottom of the table after they suffered a 1-0 defeat at Cardiff Met yesterday.

Druids slipped back to the foot of the division after Llandudno beat Barry Town on Saturday, and Huw Griffiths’ men were unable to do anything about it in the capital.

Kyle McCarthy’s deflected indirect free-kick in the area settled the match, which saw Druids’ striker James Davies stretchered off.

Nathan Peate came close to levelling for the visitors, who were without Alec Mudimu due to his international commitments with Zimbabwe, but his header hit the crossbar.

Wrexham loanee Leo Smith and John Owen scored two quickfire first-half goals to secure a first win of the season for Llandudno.

Smith tweeted his delight at a goal, assist and all three points, writing: “Class win and performance from everyone today! Nice to get a goal and assist. Need to carry that performance over to the next game.”

At the other end of the table, Bala Town moved level on points with The New Saints and Connah’s Quay Nomads following a 3-1 home win over Llanelli.

Steve Tames netted twice while captain for the day, Nathan Burke, added the other for Bala, while Chris Jones scored from the spot for Llanelli, who finished with nine-men after Scott Tancock and Kurtis March saw red.

Burke was pleased to see Bala put last week’s 2-0 defeat at Newtown behind them, saying: “It was a disappointing game last week and we had a look at ourselves.

“We regrouped and played well for long periods of the game, it was good to get the three points.

“I think we knew we had a bit more quality than them and we just needed to settle down and get the ball moving.

“When we did, Tamesy unlocked the door and we started to play our stuff.”

Newtown followed up that victory over Bala with a disappointing 3-0 loss at Carmarthen.

Luke Bowen scored either side of the break with Liam Thomas completed the scoring for the Old Gold.

Newtown boss Chris Hughes isn’t about to let the defeat derail his plans, however, saying: “It is frustrating and we are disappointed but there will be no over reaction.

“It is more so because in the last three games we defended our box really well.

“But we said to the lads we have seven points from five games, and we are still in a decent position.

“It is important to react now and put things right at Connah’s Quay Nomads.

“We are frustrated, the lads deserved the plaudits after last week and we wanted to follow that up but this happens sometimes.”