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Sep 23rd 2005 at 19:30 Deeside Stadium Attendance 223
Connah's Quay Nomads
0 - 2
The New Saints
Match report WELSH PREMIER

Nomads' keeper Smith just intercepts a Toner cross as Marc Lloyd Williams moves in.
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Ward centre-stage in Saints' win

TNS eased to a comforable victory at a windswept Deeside Stadium with goals in either half from Nicky Ward and Steve Evans.
Ward's comeback in the starting line-up provided a night of mixed emotions.
He headed Saints into the lead with a 36th minute far post header from Scott Ruscoe's cross, but after picking up a booking early in the second half, was sent off for a robust if innocuous second challenge on Nomads' central defender Chris Williams.
Ken McKenna's men dominated possession from the off, but found it difficult to break down the defensive Nomads in the final third.
Home keeper Paul Smith was rarely troubled, although he had to be alert to intercept an early low cross from John Toner with Marc Lloyd Williams lurking.
Ged Doherty had even less to do, although his defence caused a moment of panic when they needed several attempts to clear a free-kick from Alan Morgan, a midweek signing from Rhyl.
Within eight minutes of the restart Saints increased their lead as Steve Evans powered an 18-yard header from a right wing corner into the net.Ward's dismissal had little effect on the pattern of play, although Nomads' substitutes James Hussaney Paul McDonnell had a few lively moments.
But Saints would have added to their lead three minutes from time when Toner latched on to a good long ball to surge past the home defence, only for keeper Smith to earn himself an early bath by handling at the striker's feet outside his area.
Referee: K J Parry

None Nicky Ward (36)
Steve Evans (53)
Starting line-ups
Paul Smith
Liam Jones
Ryan Crawford
Craig Hutchinson
Chris Williams
Danny Jellicoe
Jon Kenworthy
Ben Heath
Jamie Hughes
Gary Reay
Alan Morgan
Gerard Doherty
Chris King
Steve Evans
Tommy Holmes
Michael Jackson
Scott Ruscoe
Steven Beck
Barry Hogan
Nicky Ward
Marc Lloyd Williams
John Toner
Paul McDonnell
James Hussaney
Jay Hughes
Danny Stanton
Matt Kirkham
Martyn Naylor
Phil Baker
Mark Davies
Michael Wilde
Paul McDonnell -> Jon Kenworthy (72)
James Hussaney -> Jamie Hughes (72)
Jay Hughes -> Ben Heath (77)
Martyn Naylor -> Michael Jackson (14)
Phil Baker -> Steven Beck (79)
Michael Wilde -> Marc Lloyd Williams (88)
Chris Williams (14)
Alan Morgan (24)
Nicky Ward (47)
Paul Smith (87) Nicky Ward (62)
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