TNS v Carmarthen

Jamie Wood fires past Tony Pennock for Saints' opening goal.

Total Network Solutions 4-0 Carmarthen Town

Saturday 29 Nov 2020
J T Hughes Mitsubishi Welsh Premier: Home - Treflan

THREE goals in a six minute spell early in the second half sent TNS back to the top of the Welsh Premier.
But in a first-half stalemate dominated by a strong wind, there was no hint of the goal-rush to come, as both sides battled against the conditions.
Steven Beck had a chance to open the Saints' account after 26 minutes, but was denied by Pennock in the Carmarthen goal as the defence appealed for offside.
Dean Rossiter fired wide for the visitors and Dale Price saw his effort from a corner tipped over the bar by Dean Williams.
The floodgates opened for TNS after 52 minutes, when King's cross from the left was mis-kicked by a defender and Jamie Wood scored from just outside the six yard box.
Two minutes later, TNS went further ahead. It was Wood who mis-timed his kick this time from a Chris King cross, but the impressive Beck picked up the ball on the edge of the box and beat a defender before slotting the ball past Pennock.
With Carmarthen suddenly reeling under the Saints' pressure, King saw his shot parried by the keeper, Wood mis-timed an overhead kick from the rebound and it was Mike Wilde who provided the finish.
Good interplay between David Moss and Price ended with the striker shooting over the bar for the visitors, while Owen Thomas saw his effort deflected for a corner.
But Jamie Wood saved the best until last, running from the half-way line past several defenders before rounding the keeper to score his second and a fourth for Saints.

Rhyl go second
With previous leaders Aberystwyth beaten 3-1 at Haverfordwest on Friday night, Rhyl moved into second spot behind TNS. Former Saint Gary Powell got a last gasp winner at Farrar Road to put a serious dent in Bangor's aspirations.
Citizens' manager Peter Davenport was so incensed at referee Brian Lawlor's decisions that he was red-carded from the dugout. Davenport claimed the official had 'lost the plot'.

29 November 2020