THE New Saints have equalled their own 27-game world record for the number of consecutive games won across all competitions by a men's top-flight side.

The Cymru Premier leaders eased to a comfortable 3-0 win over Newtown on Tuesday night.

Saints took the world record off Ajax in December 2016 and hope to set a new mark at Bala Town tomorrow night.

Against Newtown, Ben Clark struck before Declan McManus scored twice, his first goal coming from the spot.

The visitors arrived under the guidance of new manager Scott Ruscoe.

Saints’ current winning run includes last weekend's 1-0 win at Falkirk to reach the Scottish Challenge Cup final.

Third-placed Bala stand in the way of visitors Saints setting a new world record when the two sides meet at Maes Tegid tomorrow (kick-off 7.45pm).

Phase two of the Cymru Premier saw Connah's Quay Nomads draw 1-1 with Caernarfon Town, who took the lead through Adam Davies’ close range effort. Nomads had Michael Wilde sent off for an altercation with Grufydd Williams, but 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 beat Haverfordwest County 1-0 thanks to Iwan Lewis’ goal, while Pontypridd United were 3-0 winners at Barry Town United with goals from Ben Ahmun, Owain Jones and Owen Pritchard.

Bala Town drew 1-1 with Cardiff Met in the battle of third versus fourth at Maes Tegid. Finley Skiverton gave Met the lead before George Newell levelled late on.

And Penybont got back to winning ways with a 2-1 victory at Colwyn Bay. 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.