Barry 4 Newtown 1

A STUNNING second half saw Barry reclaim second spot in the JD Welsh Premier League, as the hosts ran out 4-1 victors over Newtown at a wet Jenner Park.

With the campaign reaching its halfway stage, goals from Macauley Southam-Hales, Drew Fahiya, Luke Cooper and Jordan Cotterill proved more than enough to seal all three points and end the club's 15-year wait for a win on live television.

A game of two halves for the viewers, the first 45 minutes saw an absorbing tactical affair unfold, only for the goalscoring floodgates to open shortly after the break, as Barry changed shape and managed to force a breakthrough.

Embarking on another of his familiar surges forward, it was classy full-back

Macauley Southam-Hales who both made and finished the move, breaking down the right and slotting a clinical low effort past Robins goalkeeper David Jones.

Eight minutes later, Town would double their haul, with club captain Jordan Cotterill setting up speedster Drew Fahiya to side-foot home at the back post.

Top flight ever-presents, Newtown would fire back before the hour mark, as Steve Leslie's left-footed hit flew through a crowd of players and into the Barry net.

Southam-Hales though would remain a thorn in the Robins' side, crossing from the left this time and setting up Luke Cooper to head the Town into a 3-1 advantage.

In the 79th minute, Newtown were shown a red card to match their crimson strip, after Wales C call-up Craig Williams was penalised for upending Kayne McLaggon.

McLaggon then looked to have won a penalty moments later, only for the official to wave play on and Cotterill to lash Barry's fourth into the bottom corner.

With substitutes Louis Gerrard, Tom Fry and the debuting Evan Press helping see things through, Barry would collect their tenth league win of the season, taking them above TNS once more and within a point of the leaders Connah's Quay Nomads.

Barry's next JD Welsh Premier League action will be against Carmarthen at Richmond Park on Friday 14th December, a night that will see Andy Morrison's Nomads travel to Cefn Druids, while Scott Ruscoe's Saints head to Bala Town.