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Sep 10th 2005 at 14:30 Recreation Ground Attendance 365
Caersws FC
0 - 2
The New Saints
Match report WELSH PREMIER

Marc Lloyd Williams curls a shot wide of the post after beating Colin Reynolds
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Saints' late show overcomes Bluebirds

TNS deservedly took the spoils against a workmanlike Caersws outfit, but they left it late to turn their overall superiority into goals.
It took a superb individual strike by wideman sub John Lawless to break the deadlock after the Bluebirds had defended stubbornly and relied on countless off-side decisions, without ever posing an attacking threat.
With everyone expecting a cross from the left wing, Lawless sent a brilliant 25-yarder over Caersws keeper Andy Mulliner and into the top corner.
The celebrations had barely died down when man-of-the-match Alfie Carter missed his kick in front of goal from Scott Ruscoe's left wing cross, only for the lurking Marc Lloyd Williams to turn the loose ball into the net.
Lloyd Williams had curled his shot just wide of the post mid-way through the first period when TNS struggled to find a cutting edge in the final third.
And it took a last ditch tackle from the Saints' central defender Steve Evans to prevent brother Ricky from getting through on goal for Caersws.
In a rare spell of home pressure on the hour, Evans just failed to get his head to a corner at the far post, but Carter was a constant threat for the champions and his run and cross deserved better than a weak Lloyd Williams finish.
Michael Jackson had the ball in the net for TNS only for the effort to be ruled out for a foul, but Caersws could have grabbed a last minute goal when keeper Gerard Doherty was penalised inside the box under the 'six seconds' rule, only to grab the resulting free kick.
Referee: Neil Morgan

Goalscorers
None John Lawless (83)
Marc Lloyd Williams (86)
Starting line-ups
Andy Mulliner
Andrew Thomas
Sean Jehu
Colin Reynolds
Hugh Clarke
Jamie Davies
Graham Jones
Neil Mitchell
Gareth Roberts
Ricky Evans
Neville Thompson
Gerard Doherty
Chris King
Steve Evans
Tommy Holmes
Michael Jackson
Scott Ruscoe
Steven Beck
Barry Hogan
Marc Lloyd Williams
Jamie Wood
Alfie Carter
Substitutes
Mark Probert
Ben Richards
Marc Lewis
Mark Davies
Nicky Ward
John Lawless
John Toner
Substitutions
Ben Richards -> Jamie Davies (71) John Lawless -> Jamie Wood (65)
John Toner -> Marc Lloyd Williams (89)
Nicky Ward -> Steven Beck (89)
Yellows
None None
Reds
None None
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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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