Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Nuneaton draw ends Saints' Euro preparations

THE New Saints ended their preparations for Europe by drawing 1-1 with Nuneaton Town at Park Hall on Friday night.

After Danny Sleath had put a good chance over the bar for the newly-promoted Blue Square Premier visitors, TNS took the lead on 14 minutes.
Craig Jones cut the ball back from the byline and Chris Seargeant had engineered acres of space to hammer a 12-yarder past keeper Neil Collett.
Former Neath wingman Chris Jones almost marked his debut with a goal, but fired narrowly over the bar while Jon Adams could only fire straight at Saints' keeper Alex Ramsay after being played-in by Kyle Perry.
But Nuneaton levelled four minutes before half-time when Adams put a long ball over the top and, although Ramsay called for the ball, he was beaten by Perry who steered the ball into an empty net.
Sam Finley's second-half 20-yarder was saved by Collett, while Steve Evans fired over after the keeper failed to deal with a corner.
But his replacement Sam Slater kept the Saints at bay in the closing minutes, pulling off two great saves to deny youngster Ryan Jones.
Photo: A pat on the back for Craig Jones from goal scorer Chris Seargeant.

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