JOHN Toner joined a select band of Welsh Premier players who have scored a century of goals
for the same club when he netted against Aberystwyth on Saturday.
Only Marc Lloyd Williams (Bangor City), Chris Summers and Mattie Davies (Cwmbran Town), Graham
Evans (Caersws) and Stuart Rain (Connah's Quay) have achieved the same feat.
Toner scored the first 40 of his league goals for Conwy United and Cemaes Bay, arriving at
TNS in 2000 in time to play a part in the club's first title win.
He partnered ex-TNS manager Ken McKenna at both his previous clubs and in the early days at
Treflan, later forming a potent partnership with fellow Merseysider Anthony 'Bagger' Wright.
He has scored his goals from 168 (+71) appearances, peaking in his second season with 20, but
has enjoyed something of a renaissance over the past two or three seasons despite often playing
in a wider role under Ken McKenna's managership.
A former Liverpool trainee who also played at Altrincham, the 31-year-old has scored many vital
goals for the Saints, including a Champions League effort against Levadia Maardu and a Uefa
Cup goal in the heavy defeat to Amica Wronki.
Toner now stands equal fourth on the league's all-time goal scoring list with 140 alongside
the legendary Scot Kevin Morrison of Aberystwyth, Newtown and Porthmadog, and needs 10 more
to surpass Rain, who has now retired from the top flight game in Wales.