SAINTS SLIP UP AT BARRY
SAINTS missed a chance of stepping up the pressure on the League of Wales pacesetters after slipping to a 3-1 defeat at defending champions Barry Town.
The encounter ended in a flurry of goalscoring excitement with three goals in the last few minutes, leaving the Saints empty handed and knowing they still have plenty to do if they hope to challenge for honours this term.
The Saints had started brightly with Jodie Jenkins heading against the post from a Ricky Evans cross.
But it was Barry who looked the more lively going forward without finding the finishing touch as Jamie Jenkins and Lee Phillips were both denied by the woodwork.
After the break, Steve Anthrobus went close for the visitors with a couple of headed efforts before being forced off with a gashed head.
Nicky Ward was also denied when his goalbound lob was turned over the bar by keeper David Ford but it was Barry who made the breakthrough when Garry Lloyd planted his 71st minute free kick into the net from the edge of the box.
The Jenner Park men, who confirmed Kenny Brown as manager earlier in the week, then made sure of the points with two last minute strikes.
Jamie Jenkins converted following a corner and Jon French beat the advancing Dean Williams moments later before TNS gained a scrambled consolation through substitute Anthony Wright.