TNS ARCHIVE
McKENNA LOOKS FOR TIGHTER DEFENCE
WP ARCHIVE
Deryn Brace, pictured in his Wrexham days, brings his undefeated County
side to Treflan.
TNS look to maintain their winning start in the Welsh Premier by putting the record straight against tomorrow's visitors Haverfordwest.
With five wins out of five, TNS have a score to settle with the West Wales men who grabbed a dramatic 2-1 win at Treflan last season - a victory that was to ultimately cost Saints the league title.
And manager Ken McKenna warns that points will again be hard-earned against a Haverfordwest side who have yet to be defeated in the league this term.
"They beat us here last season so we're under no illusions that it's going to be another tough game," he said.
"They are a well-organised side who don't concede many goals so it's going to be a good challenge for us."
Although scoring more goals this season, McKenna will be banking on a tighter defensive showing following recent 3-3 cup draws at home to Connah's Quay Nomads and Bangor City.
"The Bangor game was a bit too open for my liking," he said. "But you don't change from being a good defence to a bad one overnight."
Saints' plans have been disrupted with defender Steve Evans starting a six-month jail term following an assault case.
But Tommy Holmes, who has missed the last three months with an ankle problem, is set to make his comeback with the reserves.
Nicky Ward is still struggling with a hamstring strain.

Owain Tudor Jones: hat-trick for Bangor
Aber go top
In Friday night's games, Aberystwyth went to the top of the table with a 1-0 away win at Afan Lido, courtesy of a ninth League goal of the season for Marc Lloyd-Williams. Lido continued their poor disciplinary record with Walters sent off and three more players booked. Aber's Lee Spike was also dismissed.
Bangor went second after beating Porthmadog 4-1 at Farrar Road, with a hat-trick for Owain Tudor Jones, who is the subject of interest from Chelsea.
Connah's Quay notched their second successive victory with a fine 3-0 home win over Caernarfon. Stuart Rain (2) and Tommy Mutton scored for the Nomads.
Friday night football again proved popular with the best crowds of the season so far at all three venues - Bangor's 558 gate for the visit of Porthmadog the highest.

26 September 2021