Monday, November 16, 2009
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Azza's hat-trick sinks the Druids

AERON Edwards scored a superb hat-trick as The New Saints went third with a comfortable 4-0 home win over Elements Cefn Druids.

There was rarely any doubt about the outcome once Craig Jones had fired the Saints ahead from the penalty spot in the 10th-minute, after defender Dan Barnett had pushed Craig Williams as he raced into the box.
Phil Baker's incisive through ball set-up Edwards for his first just before the half-hour, the midfielder firing into the top corner from the edge of the 18-yard box.
With Craig Jones a constant menace down the right-hand side, there were plenty of chances and he just failed to connect with an overhead kick early in the second-half.
Williams went close with a shot from edge of the area before Edwards struck twice in six minutes, first racing onto a through ball to fire past keeper Chris Mullock.
His hat-trick goal was somehow netted from the tightest of angles after he took the ball round the keeper and steered his shot from the byline past a despairing tackle from defender Adam Hesp.
The visitors rarely threatened after a good long-range strike in the opening moments from Andrew Edgar, who also hit the side netting after beating two defenders down the byline.
But the Saints got back to winning ways after three drawn games and enjoyed the luxury of resting Steve Evans and Scott Ruscoe ahead of their busy schedule to come.
Photo: Aeron Edwards completes his hat-trick.

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