THE New Saints (TNS) dropped points for the first time over the weekend, but remain top of the JD Cymru Premier regardless.

TNS needed a late goal to salvage a point away at Penybont during their clash on Saturday.

James Waite’s goal for Bont, scored on the hour-mark, had looked as though it would be enough to give Rhys Griffiths’ side their first win of the season, after 3 draws and a loss in previous matches.

But the visitors fought well and found a reward for their efforts just six minutes from time when forward Declan McManus found the back of the net.

The result keeps TNS top of the pile for now however, with 13 points from their opening 5 top-flight matches of the 21/22 season.

Just behind them on 12 points is the high-flying Flint Town United side who picked up another three points on Saturday.

The Silkmen, who went down to 10-men when Michael Wilde was dismissed on the hour-mark, hammered Newtown 4-1.

Goals from Callum Bratley (6’), Jack Kenny (17’) and Wilde (28’) put Flint 3-0 up at the break.

Lifumpa Mwandwe pulled one back for the Robins just before the hour-mark before Ben Maher’s terrific solo goal completed the scoreline 12 minutes from time.

In Friday night’s clash, Caernarfon Town beat Cefn Druids, who remain pointless and bottom of the table, 3-0 at the Oval.

A great strike from club legend Darren Thomas fired the Cofis in front on 60mins before Liam Buckley was sent off for the Ancients with 15 minutes to go.

That then changed the course of the game as Robert Hughes and young star Gwion Dafydd added a goal apiece to hand Huw Griffith’s side a big win.

Elsewhere, Bala Town claimed the biggest victory of the weekend in terms of the scoreline - beating Haverfordwest County 6-2 at Maes Tegid.

Dave Edwards and CJ Woods put the Lakesiders 2-0 up with 15 minutes gone before Ben Fawcett pulled one back on 21mins.

That lasted just seconds however before Paul Rutherford restored Bala’s two-goal lead and Edwards added his second to make it 4-1 on the stroke of half time.

It was Nathan Peate’s turn to score just five minutes into the second half.

Kieran Lewis scored in the 86th minute for the visitors but Bala struck again through Bradley Bauress moments later to secure and emphatic victory.

Barry Town United claimed a huge 1-0 win over champions Connah’s Quay, who had been down to 10 men, with Rhys Kavanagh’s 24th minute strike being the difference.

Finally, Cardiff Met Uni beat Aberystwyth Town 1-0 away with Emlyn Lewis scoring a last-gasp winner.