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BLUEBIRDS FLY INTO TREFLAN
Martin Naylor slots Saints' second goal past Haverfordwest's Lee Kendall in last season's league meeting at Treflan
TNS v Haverfordwest County
Welsh Premier League
Sat 27 Nov 2004: Home - Treflan


THE final game of a hectic month sees Haverfordwest County in Llansantffraid for a Welsh Premier League game.
For the past two seasons the Pembrokeshire Bluebirds have been a thorn in Saints' side - struggling against relegation in 2002/3, they came to Treflan and inflicted a shock 2-1 defeat that put a serious dent in the TNS title ambitions.
Last season, County repeated the dose at New Bridge Meadow, ending the Saints' 31-game unbeaten away record with a Darren Ryan penalty.
Deryn Brace's side were last season's Welsh Premier surprise package, finishing third in the league and qualifying for the Uefa Cup, where they put up a brave fight against Icelandic opposition.
They have found life more difficult this campaign, although recent wins at Cwmbran and home to Port Talbot have seen them climb back to seventh place.
Several more players from local rivals Carmarthen have made the short journey to join the Blues over the past few months including striker Tim Hicks, who has made a big impression this season with another seven league goals to add to the nine he notched for 'West last term.
With Chris King sidelined for at least eight weeks with his fractured cheekbone and John Leah also doubtful with a leg injury, Ken McKenna is grateful to have both Nicky Ward and Jamie Wood back in training after several weeks on the sidelines.
Victory for Saints would give them a 100% record for November with another 12 points in the bag and maintain at least a four point lead over the chasing pack, of which leading contenders Caersws and Bangor clash at the Recreation Ground.
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