Monday, July 25, 2011
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Saints make it an uphappy return for Brabs

THE New Saints produced an impressive performance to make it an unhappy return to Park Hall for ex-player and assistant boss Gary Brabin.
Despite resting several members of the Europa League squad, the Saints proved too strong for Luton Town, who are managed by Brabs, running-out 3-0 winners.
Trialist Tom Roberts had already hit the Luton post when a schoolboy howler by Town keeper Kevin Pilkington presented a chance to Chris Sharp, who curled his shot into the empty net after 13 minutes.
Home keeper Alex Ramsey produced a good stop from Danny Crow but it took a diving save from Pilkington to keep out another Sharp effort.
A Chris Williams cross provided another opening for Sharp, whose 15-yarder brought a diving save from the keeper, while Roberts rattled the Luton crossbar from 20-yards with the last kick of the first-half.
A stinger from Alex Darlington was well saved soon after the restart and Chris Seargeant rounded-off a good move by firing over, but Sharp doubled the lead on the hour, slipping his marker before racing 30 yards to beat the keeper again.
Luton's Godfrey Poku fired wide from the edge of the box and Ryan Da Silva missed a good chance after Ramsey had dropped a cross.
But Chris Williams rounded-off the win three minutes from time with a well-taken goal.
Photo: Chris Sharp opens The New Saints' account.

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