Saints claim title glory
A jubilant skipper John Leah and goalkeeper Ged Doherty (ever-present during the campaign) lift the Welsh Premier trophy aloft.
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TNS clinched their second-ever Welsh Premier League title amidst scenes of jubilation at Richmond Park.
The Saints beat Carmarthen Town 1-0 to ensure they claimed the championship trophy with two league games left to play.
Inevitably it was prolific striker Marc Lloyd-Williams who grabbed the winning goal, seizing on a 40th minute chance after being released by Michael Wilde to fire past Tony Pennock via the inside of the post.
It was a thoroughly deserved win after TNS had survived a bright start by the home side in which Gerard Doherty saved from Mark Dodds, although Jiws almost snatched the lead from a corner soon afterwards.
Michael Wilde miscued after a good run along the byline with his shot ending up closer to the dugout than the back of the net and Carmarthen survived an early second-half scare when Gary Lloyd was forced to clear off the line.
As the second-half wore on, Carmarthen were restricted to mainly long range efforts with Neil Smothers and Lloyd going the closest and Saints' boss Ken McKenna protected his side’s lead by bringing on defender Colin Bell for Wilde and debutante Michael Jackson late on for Jiws.
The Carmarthen crowd were generous in their appreciation as skipper John Leah received the trophy from league secretary John Deakin, knowing that Saints' success had also guaranteed them a Uefa Cup place.
The success comes five years after the last TNS league title and ends three seasons of heartbreak in which they were runners-up to Barry Town twice and Rhyl last year.