HUW GRIFFITHS won't be putting his feet up after Cefn Druids secured top-flight football courtesy of a 3-1 win in Llanelli.

With Llandudno losing 2-1 to Aberystwyth on Friday, Druids knew a first win of the campaign over rock-bottom Llanelli would guarantee their place in next season's Welsh Premier League.

Jack Kenny gave Druids a 1-0 half-time lead, and although Michael George levelled before the hour mark, the visitors were not to be denied all three points.

Kenny converted a spot-kick after Daniel Alfei had been shown a second yellow card, and subsequent red, before Dean Rittenberg made the game safe for Druids, who return to action at home to Cardiff Met on April 6.

"It was pleasing, thoroughly deserved," said Griffiths of the victory. "We were comfortable throughout and went in at half-time wondering how we weren't further in-front.

"When they scored we thought 'what's going on here?' But we were the better team and got the win we deserved."

Druids might have a free weekend on the horizon, but for Griffiths and his coaching staff, the downtime will be spent plotting for next season.

"We will be planning for next season straightaway," said Griffiths. "We want to sort pre-season friendlies, training and even look into who will be in the squad.

"The football will take care of itself between now and the end of the season, so it's about making sure we are ready for next year.

"Pre-season is pretty much sorted, but we want to sort the off-season programmes for the players, which will be individually tailored for them."

Druids may not have reached the heights of last season, when they qualified for the Europa League, but avoiding relegation should not be overlooked.

"Staying up is massive for us," said Griffiths. "Llandudno are a prime example of a team that can go from Europe to struggling.

"We can't rest on our laurels and we've managed to stay up reasonably comfortably after qualifying for Europe last summer."

Defeat left Llanelli 11 points adrift of third from bottom Carmarthen, who were beaten 1-0 by Cardiff Met as Will Evans scored the only goal of the game.

Les Davies gave Llandudno, eight points adrift of safety with four games remaining, the lead against visiting Aberystwyth, who hit back to win through Ashley Ruane and Geoff Kellaway.

At the other end of the table, The New Saints climbed to the summit after coming from a goal down to beat Bala Town 3-1.

Chris Venables handed Bala the lead at Park Hall, but Ryan Brobbel's quickfire brace and a Greg Draper effort handed Scott Ruscoe's Saints a crucial three points.

Saints are now a point clear of Connah's Quay Nomads with a game in-hand, while third-placed Barry Town United overcame Caernarfon Town 4-0.

Momodou Touray (2), Kayne McLaggon and Jonathan Hood handed Barry a comfortable three points against Caernarfon, who finished with 10-men after Joe Williams was dismissed 20 minutes from time.