Cymru Premier round-up: A winning start for new Pontypridd manager Allen

Friday 2 February

Connah's Quay Nomads 1-1 Caernarfon Town: Ten-man Nomads had to settle for a point to start phase two of the Cymru Premier season. Adam Davies' close range effort gave Caernarfon a first half lead as Nomads were left to rue missed chances. They were dealt a further blow on the hour when Michael Wilde was sent off for an altercation with Grufydd Williams. Ryan Harrington hit back with a powerful drive from the edge of the box to ensure the points were shared at The Essity Stadium.

Aberystwyth Town 1-0 Haverfordwest County: Aberystwyth made the perfect start to phase two with three vital points at home to Haverfordwest. Iwan Lewis broke the deadlock at the end of the first half, he found himself in space at the back post and was able to slot home from close-range. Haverfordwest were dominant for large parts of the second half as they pushed for an equaliser, but they were denied in the final minute as the defence held firm.

Saturday 3 February

Barry Town United 0-3 Pontypridd United: New first team manager Gavin Allen got his side off to a dream start in phase two with three goals and a clean sheet. Ben Ahmun gave the visitors the lead, while Owain Jones and Owen Pritchard fired home in the second half. Three valuable points and back-to-back wins lift Pontypridd off the foot of the table.

Bala Town 1-1 Cardiff Met: The points were shared in the battle of third versus fourth at Maes Tegid. Finley Skiverton gave Met the lead at the end of the first half with a back post header. The hosts pushed for the equaliser and were awarded an 80th minute penalty which George Newell poked home on the rebound.

Colwyn Bay 1-2 Penybont: Penybont got back to winning ways as phase two got under way. Chris Venables marked his return from injury with a goal on the stroke of half time. Swansea City loanee Lincoln McFayden scored on his debut to double the lead. Colwyn Bay pressed in the final 20 minutes and got an injury-time consolation through Matty Hill's close-range effort.

Weds, 6 February

The New Saints 3-0 Newtown: League leaders The New Saints eased to a comfortable win over Newtown, who arrived under the guidance of new manager Scott Ruscoe. Ben Clark struck before Declan McManus scored from the penalty spot. McManus added his second after the break as Saints marked their return to the league after winning 1-0 at Falkirk to reach the Scottish Challenge Cup final.