NEWI Cefn Druids’ winless Welsh Premier League home run stretched to seven matches on Saturday as they suffered a cruel 2-1 loss to Carmarthen Town.
Third-from-bottom Druids looked to have a earned a point when Mark Powell, with a 25-yard volley, rattled in his first of the season five minutes from time to cancel out Jamal Easter’s 63rd-minute opener.
But heartbreak lurked around the corner as the sixth-placed visitors snatched an undeserved win in injury time when Nicky Palmer struck.
That was harsh on the hosts as, buzzing after their fine victory at Gap Connah’s Quay eight days earlier, they dominated throughout. But a failure to take their chances, aligned with fine goalkeeping by Carmarthen’s Neil Thomas, cost them.
Druids head to faltering fourth- placed Bangor City tomorrow (7.30pm).
Lex XI ended their four-match Cymru Alliance losing run on Saturday with a 2-0 victory at winless basement boys Llandyrnog United.
Simon Smith broke the deadlock in the eighth minute with a super volley before Mike Griffiths burst clear to seal the points 10 minutes from time.
Gresford Athletic were unable to make it three triumphs on the trot as they went down 2-1 at home to Flint Town Untied, despite taking a third- minute lead through Hugh Jones’ stunning 30-yard lob.
Third-from-bottom Gresford are away to second-placed Holyhead Hotspur tomorrow (2pm) while ninth- placed Lex make the trip to second- from-bottom Glantraeth (2pm).