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SHOOT-OUT HEARTBREAK FOR SUPER SAINTS
Mike Wilde's header beats Brian Murphy but also went wide
TNS 1-1 Swansea City
after extra-time: Swansea won 4-2 on penalties

FAW Premier Cup
Wed 9 Mar 2005: Home - Treflan

SAINTS' dream of a first-ever appearance in the final of the Premier Cup ended with the heartbreak of defeat in a penalty shoot-out.
But TNS put on a superb show to more than match their League Two opponents for much of the game, despite the worst possible start.
Adrian Forbes fed Brad Maylett wide on the right after just three minutes and he made no mistake, planting the ball past the advancing Gerard Doherty.
After a shaky start, Saints started to gain more confidence and for 15 minutes either side of the break rattled a Swans' outfit featuring six regular first-teamers.
Michael Wilde came close with a header at the back post and Jamie Wood spurned a gilt-edged chance when he was one-on-one with keeper Brian Murphy.
The inevitable equaliser arrived nine minutes before the break when Iriekpen handled and Martin Naylor made no mistake from the penalty spot.
Lawless and Wilde tested Murphy soon after the restart, but neither side could find the target as the game went into extra-time, sub John Toner coming closest to breaking the deadlock, clipping the top of the bar with a 25-yarder.
After John Leah and Naylor had slotted home their spot kicks, Murphy saved from Steve Evans and Wilde, the TV pundits spotting that the keeper was well off his line on both occasions.
But sub Paul Connor hit Swansea's fourth to send them into the final, leaving TNS to rue their earlier missed chances.

9 March 2021