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Aug 6th 2005 at 15:00 Victoria Stadium Attendance 257
Northwich Victoria
1 - 0
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Marc Lloyd Williams sees a first-half shot blocked by the Vics' defence
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Lack-lustre TNS fall at Vics

TNS deserved little more than this 1-0 defeat at the Victoria Stadium after a lethargic display.
They might have gone in front after 16 minutes when a misheader by Jon McCarthy let in Michael Wilde, but his 16-yard effort was well saved by home keeper Kris Rogers.
It was a rare threat from the Saints as Vics dominated the opening exchanges and it was no surprise when they took the lead in the 23rd minute.
McCarthy put in striker Jonny Allan who saw his shot well parried by Gerard Doherty, but as he lay prostrate in the box he somehow managed to hook the rebound back over the flailing keeper.
Doherty did well to save an effort from Michael Byrne, as TNS continued to soak up the pressure.
The arrival of Phil Baker for the out-of-form Steve Evans at the break brought some much-needed stability to the TNS rearguard and they managed to keep Vics at bay for most of the second spell.
But mis-placed passes and a poor final ball gave Saints little in the way of chances, the best created for himself by Steven Beck, who then ballooned his 63rd minute effort over the bar.
Northwich almost grabbed another at the death, when Chris Gaghan's shot was deflected off Chris King and onto the bar.
Referee: K Evans

Jonny Allen (23) None
Starting line-ups
Kristian Rogers
John McCarthy
Ben Chapman
Steve Payne
Michael Carr
Keiran Charnock
Richard Battersby
Stuart Elliott
Jonny Allan
Paul Brayson
Michael Byrne
Gerard Doherty
Chris King
Steve Evans
Tommy Holmes
Michael Jackson
Scott Ruscoe
Steven Beck
Marc Lloyd Williams
Michael Wilde
John Lawless
Jamie Wood
Ben Connett
Robbie Moore
Simon Eldershaw
Kurt McCarthy
Matt Garner
Chris Gaghan
Phil Baker
Mark Davies
Barry Hogan
Nicky Ward
John Toner
Robbie Moore -> Stuart Elliott (70)
Simon Eldershaw -> Steve Payne (70)
Chris Gaghan -> Jonny Allan (78)
Matt Garner -> Michael Byrne (84)
Kurt McCarthy -> Paul Brayson (87)
Phil Baker -> Steve Evans (46)
John Toner -> Marc Lloyd Williams (61)
Nicky Ward -> John Lawless (61)
Mark Davies -> Phil Baker (87)
Stuart Elliott (47) Jamie Wood (22)
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The New Saints played as Total Network Solutions from 1997 to end of season 2005/6.
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Port Talbot Town played as Port Talbot Athletic prior to 2001/2.
Total Network Solutions played as Llansantffraid FC prior to 1997/8.
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