THREE goals in 11 devastating second-half minutes ensured NEWI Cefn Druids ended their three-match Welsh Premier League losing run on Friday night with a 3-2 victory at Gap Connah’s Quay.
Nomads went in front moments after the restart after Carl Edwards fumbled Adam Dickinson’s shot into the path of Peter Doran, who had the simple task of tapping in.
But Druids were handed a lifeline in the 63rd minute thanks to another goalkeeping error as Mike Price’s inability to deal with a free kick allowed top scorer Mike Heverin to stab in his ninth of the season.
Heverin’s strike-partner, the recalled Mark Stewart, struck two minutes later with a smart 18-yard finish only for parity to be restored six minutes after that as Craig Jones headed past Edwards following a corner.
But it was former Wrexham trainee Stewart who had the final say in the 74th minute as he swept in a right-wing cross.
Druids attempt to break their home duck on Saturday when they host seventh-placed Carmarthen Town (2.30pm).
Lex XI could not put their controversial clash with Flint Town United behind them on Saturday as they slipped to their fourth successive Cymru Alliance defeat.
The Lawmen saw last Tuesday’s trip to the Silkmen abandoned after 53 minutes following a mass brawl. With the FAW set to launch an inquiry into the fracas, Colin Parry’s men hoped to refocus their minds with victory over Guilsfield.
And, after Gareth Rhys Roberts (2) fired them into an early lead, they seemed set to do just that only for the fifth-from-bottom visitors to storm back after the break to sneak it 3-2.
Gresford Athletic, thanks to Craig Williams and Max Peate headers, made it two wins on the spin on Saturday as they won 2-1 at fellow strugglers Glantraeth, although they had to hang on after Williams was red carded.
Third-from-bottom Gresford host eighth-placed Flint on Saturday while 11th-placed Lex head to basement boys Llandyrnog United (both 2pm).