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NEWTOWN CHARGE HITS TNS BUFFERS
Saints' John Lawless battles with Newtown's Danny Moon and Michael Brown.
TNS 3-0 Newtown AFC
Welsh Premier League
Tue 16 Nov 2004: Home - Treflan


NEWTOWN came to Treflan on the back of a seven game winning sequence and it took Saints an hour to break down their stern resistance.
Frontmen Mike Wilde and Marc Lloyd-Williams got little change out of the Robins' rearguard chasing a succession of long balls and it took a moment of inspiration by substitute Barry Hogan to finally break the deadlock.
His crossfield ball found Steven Beck on the right and the former Everton youth cut in to smash his shot from the edge of the box past Marty Ellacott.
The Barry Town keeper was signed on second forms to deputise for regular stopper Paul Edwards, unavailable through work commitments, and he made his experience count in the first half with some good saves.
A depleted TNS named four youth players on the bench and the only full-timer, Hogan, was called into action mid-way through the first half when Chris King went off with a nasty cheekbone injury.
Newtown's best chance came on the stroke of half-time when Danny Barton fired a free kick just over the angle of Doherty's goal and the visitors almost took the lead in the 56th minute when Sudlow's free kick rattled a post.
Once in the lead, Saints were too powerful for the visitors and John Lawless fired the second with a deflection off a defender.
Wilde rounded off the scoring when he smashed a 10-yarder past Ellacott on 78 minutes to ensure there was no way back for a plucky Robins team.
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