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TNS WALK ON THE WILDE SIDE
Mike Wilde beats Lee Kendall at the near post for Saints' opening goal
TNS 2-0 Haverfordwest County
Welsh Premier League
Sat 27 Nov 2004: Home - Treflan


TNS maintained their grip at the top of the Welsh Premier as they overcame a well-organised Haverfordwest outfit with a goal in each half from Michael Wilde.
Good work down the left by John Lawless gave the young striker his chance to open the Saints’ account in the 13th minute, when he latched on to Steven Beck's through ball to shoot under Lee Kendall at the near post.
The Bluebirds’ keeper kept his side in the game in the first-half with excellent saves from Wilde and Lawless, while Marc Lloyd-Williams headed over the bar and just missed at the far post.
The visitors were not without chances and Gerard Doherty was forced to save a 20-yard free kick low down from Wyn Thomas, who was outstanding for County.
Richie Adams than flicked on a Kendall clearance to Tim Hicks, who spotted Doherty off his line and lobbed from 30-yards only to see his effort beat the keeper and come back off a post.
Lloyd-Williams did find the back of the net on the hour, only for his superb individual effort to be controversially ruled out for offside by referee Steve Hames, who then waved away strong claims for a penalty when Scott Ruscoe was upended.
But Lloyd-Williams showed he is not just the Welsh Premier’s most effective goal machine. After losing the ball down the left he tackled back to feed Lawless, who set-up Wilde to sidestep Kendall and net the clincher.
All the chasing group were held to draws, leaving TNS six points clear with a game in hand on most of the main contenders.
27 November 2020
 
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