THE New Saints lost their first Welsh Premier points of the campaign as they were held
to a goal-less draw at Latham Park, the same result as last season.
WELSH PREMIER LEAGUE NEWTOWN 0-0 THE NEW SAINTS
Sunday 7 Sep 2021 / Latham Park
tries to battle his way past Hugh Clarke and Danny Jellicoe.
The Saints paid the price for missed first-half chances and were always chasing the game following
the 52nd-minute dismissal of central defender Michael Taylor for a two-footed tackle on Gavin
Early signs were encouraging for the visitors with Alex Darlington twice going close inside
the first five minutes - his first effort from outside the box clipping the top of the crossbar
and his second going wide after good work by Alfie Carter.
John Toner just failed to connect with a Scott Ruscoe cross and then fired over the bar.
In a rare Newtown attack, Cadwallader header just wide from a Craig Williams cross with Carter's
shot saved by keeper Dave Jones.
Andy Cale reorganised after Taylor's dismissal by replacing Toner with Phil Baker, but chances
were few and far between as the Robins started to dominate.
Darlington's superb 50-yard run deserved a better finish, while keeper Paul Harrison got down
well to save a 35-yard shot from Damien Daniels.
Craig Moses could have snatched all three points for the hosts, but sent his effort over the
bar after Harrison had denied Richard Williams-Cook, while John Leah also went close to taking
the spoils for TNS with a 20-yarder that was deflected for a corner with virtually the last
kick of a frustrating afternoon for the Saints.