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Jamie Wood scores the first goal in the 4-0 win over Carmarthen Town at Treflan in November.

Carmarthen Town v Total Network Solutions
J T Hughes Mitsubishi Welsh Premier
Saturday 17 April 2004: Away: Richmond Park

SAINTS head for Carmarthen's Richmond Park on Saturday with the ultimate destiny of the Welsh Premier title now out of their hands, following the 1-0 reverse at Belle Vue on Easter Sunday.
If rivals Rhyl win three of their remaining four games - away to Cwmbran, Porthmadog and Welshpool and home to Bangor - the trophy will go to Belle Vue.
All TNS can do is win their remaining games by the biggest margins possible, to try and reduce the points gap and their inferior goal difference.
And Ken McKenna knows his Saints' side must not dwell on the Rhyl disappointment.
"We can't afford to feel sorry for ourselves, we've just got to try and win our remaining games and hope that Rhyl slip up," he said.
"We've both got some difficult games left but the pressure's now on them, and it could come down to how well they handle that pressure."
McKenna admitted last Sunday's reverse, following a late howler by on-loan keeper Richard Acton, was a massive blow.
"I felt sorry for Richard, he did everything else right but you can't legislate for those sort of mistakes," he said.
"We didn't play brilliantly but I felt we didn't deserve to lose and if anything just about edged it.
"A couple of key decisions went against us in the game but we've got to put it behind us, keep our heads up and continue to work hard.
"Last week was disappointing but we've still got four games left, and we've got to remain focused on Carmarthen who will be another tough side to beat."
TNS have injury problems with Chris King, Martyn Naylor and midfielder Simon Davies all struggling. Nicky Ward also faces a fitness check after suffering a slight reaction to a knee problem last weekend.
Carmarthen have struggled all season, but a recent upturn in fortunes has seen Andrew York's side steadily widen the gap between themselves and bottom club Barry Town.
Survival for Town is virtually assured, but they will be eager to make certain in their remaining games, and avenge their 4-0 defeat at Treflan earlier in the campaign, when goals from Jamie Wood (2), Steven Beck and Mike Wilde sank the visitors.
16 April 2021
 
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