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Aug 9th 2005 at 19:30 New Bucks Head Attendance 802
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Steve Evans is denied by Bucks' keeper Steve Taylor
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TNS too good for plucky Bucks

PHIL Baker scored his first goal for the club to set TNS on their way to a throughly-deserved victory against Telford at the New Bucks Head.
The summer acquisition from Bangor City drilled a superb shot from 30 yards after just nine minutes which gave home keeper Steve Taylor no chance.
Saints went on to dominate much of the possession and could well have extended their lead in the first-half with Steve Evans going close at the far post from a set-piece and John Lawless sending a long range effort from the left across the face of goal.
Steven Beck fired over from 25 yards and Nicky Ward's ambitious overhead kick also missed the target.
The Bucks were under pressure but looked dangerous on the break, particularly through the lively Alfie Carter down the left hand side.
Carter fired a warning when he got past his marker to send a lob onto the roof of the net and was then denied when one-on-one with Doherty, who did well to snuff out the danger.
It was no surprise that the Bucks equaliser came from the same source on the stroke of half-time, when Carter's low cross was deflected into the path of Leon Drysdale, who made no mistake from close range.
A flurry of second-half substitutions failed to disturb the flow of an entertaining contest and Ward was only prevented from putting Saints back in front by a superb stop from Taylor.
The arrival of strike duo Mike Wilde and Marc Lloyd Williams on the hour almost paid manager Ken McKenna an immediate dividend when Wilde's cross from the right was well met by Jiws only for Taylor to turn his shot away.
It was left to Scott Ruscoe to score the winner on 76 minutes after good work by Lawless, with a virtual carbon copy of Baker's goal, but the plucky Bucks nearly grabbed an equaliser as Gerard Doherty made a fine save to stop Bruce Wheeler and then saw another effort hit the foot of a post.
Referee: Derek Plant

Leon Drysdale (44) Phil Baker (9)
Scott Ruscoe (76)
Starting line-ups
Steve Taylor
Leon Drysdale
Tom Griffin
Duane Courtney
Neil Howarth
Jack Cudworth
Roy Jordan
Ritchie Appleby
Kyle Perry
Glenn Tolley
Alfie Carter
Gerard Doherty
Chris King
Phil Baker
Steve Evans
Tommy Holmes
Michael Jackson
Steven Beck
Nicky Ward
John Lawless
John Toner
Jamie Wood
Danien Charie
Dale Williams
Darren Alexander
Bruce Wheeler
Craig Ryan
Mark Davies
Scott Ruscoe
Barry Hogan
Marc Lloyd Williams
Michael Wilde
Bruce Wheeler -> Ritchie Appleby (56)
Darren Alexander -> Kyle Perry (66)
Dale Williams -> Tom Griffin (67)
Craig Ryan -> Leon Drysdale (70)
Danien Charie -> Alfie Carter (73)
Barry Hogan -> Michael Jackson (46)
Scott Ruscoe -> Steven Beck (46)
Marc Lloyd Williams -> Nicky Ward (61)
Michael Wilde -> John Toner (61)
Mark Davies -> Chris King (62)
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The New Saints played as Total Network Solutions from 1997 to end of season 2005/6.
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Total Network Solutions played as Llansantffraid FC prior to 1997/8.
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