The New Saints last game
Saturday 29 Nov 2020
Caersws FC 2
The New Saints 6
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Saturday 06 Dec 2020
Rhyl FC
Park Hall
Kick-off: 17:30
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Saturday 29 Nov 2020
TNS Reserves 2
Dyffryn Banw 1
Friday 05 Dec 2020
Caersws Reserves
Recreation Ground
Kick-off: 19:30
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John Toner 10
Alfie Carter 5
Michael Wilde 5
Alex Darlington 4
Craig Williams 4
Rhyl FC 35
Llanelli AFC 35
The New Saints 34
Bangor City 26
Aberystwyth Town 26
Carmarthen Town 24
Haverfordwest County 22
Newtown AFC 21
Gap Connah's Quay 18
Prestatyn Town 16
Porthmadog FC 16
Port Talbot Town 15
Airbus UK Broughton 14
Technogroup Welshpool 14
Caersws FC 12
NEWI Cefn Druids 8
Neath FC 8
Caernarfon Town 4
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Newtown Reserves 41
Aberystwyth Reserves 29
Berriew 29
Rhayader Town 27
Newbridge 22
Carno 21
Tywyn Bryncrug 18
UWA 17
Penparcau 17
Bow Street 16
Waterloo Rovers 15
Dyffryn Banw 14
Llanrhaeadr 13
Caersws Reserves 13
TNS Reserves 13
Presteigne St Andrews 12
Kerry 9
Llanfyllin Town 4
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Ged Doherty gets a look at the Irish Cup [Irish Herald].
FORMER Saints' keeper Gerard Doherty says Sunday's Irish Cup final will be the biggest game of his career.
Ged left the Saints in January to rejoin Derry City after making 144 Welsh Premier appearances for the club and winning every other honour on offer, including three league titles, the Welsh Cup, FAW Premier Cup and League Cup.
Till now, the highlight of his career was facing up to Liverpool in a Champions League tie at Anfield, but he says next Sunday at the RDS will from now on be seen as the biggest moment as he lines-up for Derry, his home-town club, against Bohemian.
"It was great for me to play against Liverpool in the Champions League, especially to play at Anfield, even though we lost the game 3-0," says Doherty, who was in goal for TNS when they faced Liverpool - newly crowned European champions - in the preliminary rounds of the Champions League in 2005.
"It was a great honour and it was great exposure for me, but this game on Sunday would mean a lot more.
"That game, playing against Liverpool in front of 50,000 people at Anfield in the European Cup was a one-off and it will probably never happen again. So playing in the RDS and winning that cup medal would mean more to me and to my family.
"I have won a few medals in my career so far, I won the Welsh league and a few cups in Wales with TNS, I also won the League Cup with Derry a few weeks ago, but the FAI Cup is so much bigger. Apart from the league it's the one thing you want to win in your career, so I am determined to go out on Sunday against Bohs and do that," added Doherty, who has established himself in the Derry side this season, having taken over in goal at the start of the season when Darren Quigley got injured.
"It's been a good week for us. Everyone in the team is experienced when it comes to finals. A lot of the lads were here at Derry two years ago when they won the FAI Cup and we have won the League Cup this season already, so we know what it takes to win a cup.
"Our heads will be focused on Sunday and winning that cup. No matter what happens this has been a good season for us; we finished in the top three, we won the League Cup and qualified for Europe, but that doesn't mean we'll be taking it easy on Sunday - we are hungry to win more.
"Sunday will look after itself. We are experienced enough to know what's at stake and how to go about our business," added Doherty.
"I think we can do well against Bohs. We are one of the few teams who have caused them problems this season; they haven't beaten us or even scored against us in the league."
Despite his relatively young age of 27, Doherty is one of the more experienced players in the Derry side. He was just 17 when he made his first-team debut for City, way back in the 1998/99 season when regular keepers David Platt and Tony O'Dowd were injured.
Doherty made only two appearances for the Candystripes before Derby County came in with a bid and in March 1999 he moved to England.
Within a few months he was also an underage international - but for the Republic - as the Derry man opted to play for the south and played for Brian Kerr's Under-19 side against Germany in Dublin, featuring in the same side as future internationals Jon Douglas, Andy Reid and Liam Miller.
But his career never progressed at Derby and after loan spells in the English non-league scene he moved on to TNS, enjoying six successful seasons before moving home.
Doherty added: "It's been great for me since I came home to play in Derry. It was always an honour to play for your home-town club, it means more to us to play for Derry than players at other clubs. I just hope I can finish off the season with another medal."
- Aidan Fitzmaurice [Irish Herald]
20 November 2020

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