UNBEATEN RUN COMES TO AN END
TNS lost their nine match unbeaten run as high fliers Carmarthen moved four points clear at the top of the League of Wales.
But the Saints came close to salvaging a share of the spoils when Tim Alexander headed home a Gareth Wilson corner in the last minute only to see his effort ruled out for a pushing in the box.
Carmarthen however just about merited the victory courtesy of their purposeful second half display after the Saints had shared the honours in the first period.
The villagers, making a bright start went close after 10 minutes when home keeper Rob Fitzgerald conceded a close range free kick after handling a backpass but Ricky Evans blazed his effort over.
Matthew Cable grazed the bar with a curling 25-yarder as Carmarthen sounded a warning at the other end before taking the lead on 39 minutes when Nigel Vaughan found Dean Rossiter on the left, his cross squirmed its way to Wayne Jones who sent a looping shot over keeper Lee Williams at the far post.
TNS, however, hit back just three minutes later when Chris Edge was brought down in the box by Dave Barhouse and keeper Williams hammered the penalty into the net. But the Saints saw their challenge fade in the second half as they struggled to get into their stride with Town pushing forward.
And they found themselves trailing again on the hour when Arwel Jones was caught in possession by the lively Nicholas who released Delicate to fire inside the right post.