Sunday, July 25, 2010
Share on facebook

Saints bid to end losing Euro sequence

THE New Saints bid to over-turn a 1-0 deficit against Bohemians on Tuesday night and march on to a mouthwatering tie against Belgian giants Anderlecht.

A sell-out all-ticket crowd is expected at Oswestry's Park Hall for the visit of the Irish champions as the Saints bid to win their first-ever European tie at the 12th attempt.
Since the 6-0 aggregate defeat at the hands of Liverpool in 2005, TNS have lost every European leg by just a single goal, with the exception of the 3-2 home win over Ventspils in 2007.
And Mike Davies's men hope to end a depressing sequence against MyPa-47, Ventspils, Suduva and FRAM Reykjavik by finalling succeeding over the side from Dublin.
Bohs looked sharp as they trained on Park Hall's artificial surface on Monday night under the watchful eye of manager Pat Fenlon.who reckons his players are prepared for a tough test on Tuesday and are taking nothing for granted despite their lead.
"TNS gave us a tough game in Dublin already and the return match will be no different," he says.
"In the Champions League you never get an easy draw and TNS showed everyone that they are a good side, the game the other night was end-to-end and this one might well be the same.
"I think anyone who watched the match would agree that there wasn't much between the teams and we are under no illusions that it will be a difficult game for us."
Meanwhile, Davies says he is not even thinking about hosting Anderlecht at Wrexham in a week's time.
"It's an exciting tie but we've got to get over the next hurdle first, we're not going to look at that," he said.
"Obviously it would be a fantastic occasion for us to go into, but we've got a big job to do on Tuesday so that's the main focus at the moment."

More TNS Headlines

  • 1
  • 2