A DRAMATIC collapse from Flint Town United saw their concerning run of form extended with a 3-2 loss at Newtown.

Niall McGuinness’ men looked well on course for all three points heading into the closing stages before the Robins hit two goals in quick succession to condemn United to a seventh-straight JD Cymru Premier reverse that leaves them second from bottom in the standings and two points ahead of basement dwellers Cefn Druids having played two more.

Next up for the Silkmen is a trip to Haverfordwest County, who have made a good start to life in the top-flight, winning two and drawing four of their opening ten games.

The visitors made a good start and broke the deadlock on 12 minutes when some neat approach play from Alex Jones presented a chance to Callum Bratley, whose effort somehow found its way under home keeper Dave Jones.

This was met by a good response from the hosts, who levelled matters on 25 minutes when Neil Mitchell’s cross deceived John Danby and ended up in the net.

Chris Hughes’ side almost went ahead for the first time just before the break when Ryan Edwards and James Davies both failed to make the most of good opportunities, and they were made to pay for this lack of conviction after the interval as Richie Foulkes pounced to put the away side ahead for a second time with 55 on the clock.

The Robins got themselves back on level terms thanks to a stunning header from Nick Rushton on 70 minutes, and this was swiftly followed by another shortly after the restart which came courtesy of substitute Tyrone Ofori after United failed to clear their lines.

Credit to the visitors, they bounced back well following this hammer blow but despite piling on significant pressure in the closing stages they were unable to find a leveller.