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Sep 4th 2005 at 14:00 Treflan Attendance 382
The New Saints
2 - 0
Bangor City
Match report WELSH PREMIER

Mike Wilde is sandwiched by Bangor's Chris Priest and Paul O'Neill [Phil Blagg]
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Saints notch first win of season

TNS got their first Welsh Premier win of the season, but they had to put a dire first-half performance behind them to clinch the points.
Steven Beck finally made the breakthrough on the hour when he beat debutante City keeper Andrew Price from a narrow angle after a good run and crossfield ball from Jamie Wood.
But the Saints were at sixes and sevens before the break and could easily have been two goals down within the first five minutes.
Bangor put two successive defeats behind them with a performance that pleased mnager Peter Davenport and could have been two goals to the good within the opening five minutes but for good work from Saints' keeper Gerard Doherty.
First Alex Hay found Chris Priest who forced Doherty to save and the keeper was soon in action again when the lively Carl Lamb swept past Tommy Holmes before firing in a shot.
The first incisive attack from TNS saw Mark Davies, who had an impressive debut, square for Alfie Carter to lob just over the bar.
Steve Evans failed to find the net from an offside position after Scott Ruscoe's free kick before Ruscoe himself shot wide from a good position eight yards out.
The midfielder also provided a good one-on-one opening for Steven Beck which brought a good save from Bangor debutante Andy Price.
TNS stepped up a gear after the break to put the Citizens on the back foot, with Carter heading over from Beck's cross and again going close following a good move involving Davies and Michael Wilde.
Beck took his goal well but Bangor reacted immediately and Doherty produced a magnificent save from a Leyton Maxwell 25-yarder after a short free-kick.
As Bangor tired in the humid conditions, both sides took the opportunity to bring on all their substitutes which disrupted the flow of the game, but Marc Lloyd Williams marked his arrival with a somewhat fortuitous second goal with almost the last kick of the game.
Manager Ken McKenna will be relieved to get the win on the board, while City boss Peter Davenport was heartened by an improved performance from his men.
Referee: D C Richards

Steven Beck (60)
Marc Lloyd Williams (90)
Starting line-ups
Gerard Doherty
Chris King
Steve Evans
Tommy Holmes
Mark Davies
Scott Ruscoe
Steven Beck
Michael Wilde
John Toner
Jamie Wood
Alfie Carter
Andrew Price
Lee Atherton
Kevin Scott
Eifion Jones
Paul O'Neill
Chris Priest
Leyton Maxwell
Martin Beattie
Paul Roberts
Alex Hay
Carl Lamb
Michael Jackson
Steve Lalley
Nicky Ward
Marc Lloyd Williams
Chris McGinn
Liam Brownhill
Michael Burke
Kyle Jones
Ben Ogilvy
Marc Lloyd Williams -> Michael Wilde (73)
Nicky Ward -> Alfie Carter (80)
Michael Jackson -> Mark Davies (82)
Chris McGinn -> Paul Roberts (76)
Michael Burke -> Martin Beattie (80)
Laim Brownhill -> Carl Lamb (88)
Jamie Wood (32)
Martin Beattie (36)
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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.