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Aug 30th 2005 at 19:30 Victoria Road Attendance 171
Port Talbot Town
1 - 1
The New Saints
Match report WELSH PREMIER

Mike Wilde scores as Talbot keeper Ellacott is beaten for the one and only time
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TNS denied by agile Ellacott

FOR the second time in four days, TNS were denied by a super goalkeeping performance as they were forced to settle for a point at Victoria Road.
Veteran Marty Ellacott produced a remarkable save to keep out a Steve Evans header and then a brilliant stop from a Marc Lloyd Williams stinger.
Without his heroics, the Steelmen would have gone in for the half-time tea a beaten side, after Michael Wilde had given his side a 12th minute lead from a pinpoint Chris King cross.
For half an hour TNS played Talbot off the park, but they were rocked by an equaliser on the stroke of half-time in the home side's only serious attack.
Gerard Doherty appeared to have a Rhys Griffiths shot well-covered, but it took a wicked bounce off the pitch and the hapless keeper fumbled it over the line.
Talbot grew in confidence in the second-half and Griffiths could well have given them the lead, but could only direct a point-blank header in front of goal straight at Doherty.
The Saints' cause became even harder after 65 minutes when Barry Hogan was sent off for a second yellow card, but the 10-men managed a late rally in which Wilde was unlucky to see his far post header tipped away by the determined Ellacott.
Referee: Dean John

Rhys Griffiths (45) Michael Wilde (12)
Starting line-ups
Marty Ellacott
Leigh de Vulgt
Nicky Jones
Chris Ashkey
Matthew Rees
Craig Hanford
Chris Pridham
Gareth Phillips
Rhys Griffiths
Andrew Pearson
Tom Hooper
Gerard Doherty
Chris King
Steve Evans
Tommy Holmes
Scott Ruscoe
Steven Beck
Barry Hogan
Marc Lloyd Williams
Michael Wilde
Jamie Wood
Alfie Carter
Steve Devonald
Robert Cockings
Lee Surman
Michael Jackson
Nicky Ward
John Toner
Steve Devonald -> Tom Hooper (46)
Robert Cockings -> Andrew Pearson (86)
Nicky Ward -> Marc Lloyd Williams (67)
John Toner -> Alfie Carter (83)
Chris Pridham (35)
Leigh de Vulgt (78)
Gareth Phillips (90)
Barry Hogan (51)
None Barry Hogan (65)
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Substitute minutes of 99 indicate actual times not known.
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.