HUW GRIFFITHS reflected on a ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ performance from Cefn Druids as they were beaten 5-2 by Barry Town United.

Goals from Neil Ashton and James Davies cancelled out Jordan Cotterill’s opener as Griffiths’ men went in at the break leading 2-1.

But a disappointing second-half performance proved the home side’s undoing Kayne McLaggon levelling before Modou Touray acrobatically made it 3-2 with 10 minutes left.

As Druids pushed forward in search of an equaliser, Cotterill was able to wrap up his hat-trick the third of his efforts coming from the penalty spot.

Griffiths was left scratching his head after watching two contrasting halves of football from his team.

“We were very good in the first-half and could have been two or three goals up,” said Griffiths. “They grew into the game, but we were 2-1 up and more than deservedly so.

“We didn’t want half time to come because we were playing some good football and the break meant we fell flat.

“In the second-half we didn’t turn up. It’s disappointing and the players have to take some responsibility for that.

“We didn’t have the right attitude, hunger or desire - everything coaches talk about and it’s hard to understand why.

“We are struggling to put 90 minutes together and we aren’t consistently putting performances together, which needs to change.

“It’s up to me and the coaching staff to try and give the players the confidence to relax and perform for 90 minutes.”

The contest saw John Owen, pictured, make his debut, the striker playing a major role in Davies’ strike.

Of his new signing, Griffiths said: “John did well. He made the goal for James and comes out of the game with some credit.”

Touray, on-loan from Newport, tweeted his delight at a win which leaves Barry Town second in the table, a point off leaders Connah's Quay.

He wrote: "Good win away from home. Always nice to score & the fans were amazing as always!"

Cardiff Met lead the way in the bottom half of the table after they won 3-0 against Bala Town.

Will Evans scored a goal in either half with Adam Roscrow adding the other for seventh placed Met.

Bala defender Evan Horwood was disappointed with his side's start to the game.

"It's about how we start and we didn't start very well, which happens a bit too often," he said.

"We do quite well against them and we start a lot better against them, so it's something we've got to look at."

Leon Britton joked that the final whistle was the best moment of his Llanelli Town debut.

The 36-year-old helped boost the profile of the Welsh top-flight as he signed for Llanelli just months after ending his professional career for Swansea against Stoke in the Premier League.

Britton was thrust straight into action as Llanelli secured a crucial 2-1 home win over fellow strugglers Llandudno, James Loveridge bagging a brace after George Harry had put the visitors in front.

On his first 90 minutes since May, Britton said: “It was tough. My hamstrings were hanging in there as the last five or 10 minutes were a real test of my fitness. I was looking over to the bench a few times to see if my number was going to come up, but it feels great, as tough as it was.

“It’s been six months since I played and the last few years at Swansea were difficult, so it was nice to be out there and get a win.

“I enjoyed every minute of it.”

The win moved Llanelli to within five points of 10th placed Cefn Druids and four clear of rock-bottom Llandudno with 11 games of the season remaining.

Britton continued: “It was great and the boys dug in really well to get a result in what we knew was a massive match.

“To get the three points was huge for the club.

“We got the points and we got the performance. It’s going to be tough moving forward but this will give the boys confidence and I believe we can push up the table.”

Carmarthen are just six points clear of Llanelli after they were beaten 3-1 at Caernarfon, who secured the final top-six spot.

Liam Thomas’ penalty put Carmarthen in front, but Cai Jones, Nathan Craig and Darren Thomas turned the game around for Caernarfon.