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Martyn Naylor opened the scoring for Saints.
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Friday 19 Sep 2003: Welsh Premier, Away - Plas Kynaston

TNS kept their 100% League record intact with a 2-0 win against the Druids at Plas Kynaston to stay top of the Welsh Premier.
A goal in each half from Martyn Naylor and Jamie Wood gave Saints the edge in an often scrappy affair on a poor surface.
Manager Ken McKenna hailed his side's performance, saying "This was Druids' cup final.
"They were well organised and battled well, they won't play better than this all season.
"If they played like this every week, they'd be in the top half of the table."
Saints were ahead after just five minutes, when Martyn Naylor's 25-yard free kick eluded Jamie Wood's head and went into the far corner with the keeper unsighted.
A 40-yard free kick from Chris King was tipped over the bar by Stuart McIntosh, who then saved Simon Davies' shot from the resulting corner.
Toner fired wide on the quarter hour, but chances were few and far between at either end, and it was 20 minutes before Saints' keeper Dean Williams was brought into action, saving easily from Aden Shannon, who was lucky not to be dismissed soon afterwards when he reacted to a yellow card with another heavy tackle on Chris King.
Naylor was proving Saints' most telling threat down the right hand side, although his final ball did not always match the quality of his runs.
When Druids did threaten, Brabin, Aggrey and Taylor were more than up to the task.
TNS got the second goal they were looking for on the hour. John Toner battled well to win the ball by the right hand corner flag and his cross was met by Wood at the far post.
Druids were unable to produce any real threat in the final third of the pitch and Williams' header from Joe Desormeaux's typical jinking run and cross on 66 minutes was their only real chance.


Three more for Gedman
In the night's other games, former Saint Paul Gedman scored another hat-trick to take his season's total to nine, as Bangor City crushed Newtown at Latham Park in yet another five goal performance.
Abersytwyth also hit five to see off Carmarthen in front of an excellent 672 gate at Park Avenue. Marc Lloyd-Williams scored twice as the visitor's David Barnhouse saw red for the second time this season.
Barry produced their best scoreline of the season, going down 0-1 at home to Afan Lido, although the margin should have been greater as the visitors' finishing let them down.
19 September 2021