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Mar 9th 2005 at 19:00 Treflan Attendance 678
The New Saints 1 - 1 AET Swansea City
Match report FAW PREMIER CUP / Semi-final

John Lawless congratulates Martin Naylor after his equalising penalty [Keith Williams/Sportpixs]
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Shoot-out heartbreak as Swans go through

TNS more than matched their League Two opponents in a thrilling semi-final, but suffered the heartbreak of defeat in a penalty shoot-out.
Brian Murphy was Swansea's hero as he saved penalties from Steve Evans and Mike Wilde after a tight game ended 1-1 after extra time.
Saints made the worst possible start when they were exposed down the left flank after just three minutes, Adian Forbes finding Brad Maylett who finished cooly past the advancing Gerard Doherty.
But after their shaky start, TNS started to gain in confidence and rattled the visiting defence in a succession of attacks. Michael Wilde's downward header from Scott Ruscoe's free-kick beat Murphy but missed at the back post, while Jamie Wood wasted a golden chance when through on goal, spooning the ball over the bar.
The deserved equaliser came nine minutes before the break when Martin Naylor converted a penalty after the ball had struck Izzy Iriekpen on the arm.
Murphy was forced to make early saves from John Lawless and Wilde after the break as TNS looked by far the most potent attacking threat.
Swansea continued to struggle to find any cohesion up front, but they finally managed a strike at goal on 58 minutes when Kristian O'Leary's long-range drive shaved the post.
Kristian O'Leary then looked destined to settle the tie in normal time, but Tommy Holmes was at full stretch to block his shot at the far post from Andy Robinson's low cross.
Midfielder Robinson was the first to threaten in extra time when he fired two shots over the bar in quick succession and Maylett then struck the outside of the post from the edge of the box.
But although TNS looked content to sit back and soak up the pressure, substitute John Toner almost found a winner 10 minutes from time with a superbly controlled volley that glanced off the crossbar.
The Swans confidently scored all their penalties, but after John Leah and Naylor had converted theirs, keeper Murphy appeared to be well off his line when he saved from Steve Evans and Wilde, leaving Saints to rue their earlier missed chances in a game where they flew the Welsh Premier flag with some style.
Referee: Ceri Richards

Martyn Naylor (pen) (36)
Brad Maylett (3)
Starting line-ups
Gerard Doherty
Martyn Naylor
Chris King
Steve Evans
Tommy Holmes
Scott Ruscoe
Barry Hogan
John Leah
Michael Wilde
John Lawless
Jamie Wood
Brian Murphy
Kristian O'Leary
Roberto Martinez
Adrian Forbes
Lee Thorpe
Brad Maylett
Andy Robinson
Stuart Jones
Ijah Anderson
Ezomo Iriekpen
Marcus Bean
Lee Williams
Chris Taylor
Colin Bell
Marc Lloyd Williams
John Toner
Leon Britton
Paul Connor
Antonio Corbisiero
Shaun MacDonald
Kevin McLeod
Marc Lloyd Williams -> John Lawless (77)
John Toner -> Barry Hogan (91)
Colin Bell -> Jamie Wood (102)
Paul Connor -> Lee Thorpe (70)
Kevin McLeod -> Adrian Forbes (81)
Leon Britton -> Brad Maylett (100)
None Adrian Forbes (36)
None None
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The New Saints played as Total Network Solutions from 1997 to end of season 2005/6.
NEWI Cefn Druids played as Flexsys Cefn Druids prior to 2003/4.
Port Talbot Town played as Port Talbot Athletic prior to 2001/2.
Total Network Solutions played as Llansantffraid FC prior to 1997/8.
Match-by-match player stats for season 1993/4 are largely unavailable.