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Afan Lido marksman Kevin Bartley is always
Saturday 6 Dec 2003: Away
Afan Lido v Total Network Solutions
SAINTS travel to south Wales this weekend to take on struggling Afan Lido (Saturday, 2.30pm).
Last season TNS triumphed 6-0 at the Runtech Stadium, their biggest Welsh Premier win of the season, after racking up four goals by half-time.
But they will take nothing for granted despite their opponents' lowly league position.
Lido sprang a 2-0 away surprise against Welshpool Town last Saturday, although they have still managed to win only once at home.
Hitman Kevin Bartley has traditionally been the main danger for the south Wales outfit, but John Felton has been on the goal trail for Lido lately, scoring once in the Maesydre win and the 3-3 home draw with fellow relegation strugglers Carmarthen Town.
TNS will be without Scott Ruscoe (leg injury), John Toner (ligaments) and John Leah, who is likely to be absent for six weeks with a torn muscle.
Gary Brabin is also struggling with a knee injury, so Saints will be hoping that midfielders Simon Davies and Steven Beck can continue the fine run of form which was instrumental in the recent wins against Caersws and Carmarthen.
In other games, second placed Rhyl host Newtown, while Aberystwyth have a home date with Port Talbot.
are a side full of heart and despite our added experience, Afan Lido are
capable of giving
anyone a game
|- Ken McKenna
On Friday night, Haverfordwest stayed hot on the heels of the leaders when they beat Barry Town 2-0 at Jenner Park.
Bangor's title hopes took another serious dent on Deeside where they lost 3-2 to Connah's Quay. Caernarfon beat Cefn Druids, also by a 3-2 scoreline.