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Dec 3rd 2005 at 14:00 Latham Park Attendance 350
Newtown AFC
0 - 3
The New Saints
Match report WELSH PREMIER

Nicky Ward puts TNS in front.
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Saints clip the Robins' wings

TNS maintained their nine-point lead at the top of the table with an eventually comfortable victory over the chasing Robins.
But in a game where Newtown often matched Saints, it was a tireless midfield and more clinical finishing in front of goal that proved the difference.
Scott Ruscoe and Steven Beck ruled the roost but, in truth, the end product could have been better as all TNS had to show for their first-half efforts was a Nicky Ward goal on nine minutes.
Beck's cross from the left found Jamie Wood whose shot found the back of Jon Rowley's net via Nicky Ward's right knee at the far post.
Marc Lloyd Williams had already tested the side netting and, apart from a brief scare when Mark Allen should have done better with a header from a Matthew Lewis free kick, the visitors dominated the goal chances.
Ward fired high when well placed within the box before Rowley made two smart saves, first from Lloyd Williams and then from Chris King.
A three minute spell on the hour finally sealed Newtown's fate. The excellent Wood coolly slotted past Rowley from Ward's through ball before Allen unluckily put through his own goal.
Rowley had pulled off another good save, but a Lloyd Williams shot had enough pace to rebound off the defender into the net.
The Robins kept at it and Gareth Hughes fired wide, while John Leah had a shot saved at the other end.
The defence has now gone 733 minutes without conceding, although they still have some way to go to catch Barry Town's record.
Referee: Neil Morgan

None Nicky Ward (9)
Jamie Wood (62)
Mark Allen (og) (64)
Starting line-ups
Jonathan Rowley
Craig Williams
Martin Giles
Danny Desormeaux
Mark Allen
Adrian Moody
Matthew Lewis
Alan Hooley
Peter Smith
Darren Ryan
Gareth Hughes
Gerard Doherty
Martyn Naylor
Chris King
Steve Evans
Tommy Holmes
Scott Ruscoe
Steven Beck
John Leah
Nicky Ward
Marc Lloyd Williams
Jamie Wood
Oliver Williams
Damien Daniels
Glenn Evans
Sam Pickup
Lee Williams
Michael Jackson
Barry Bellis
Dan Lewis
John Toner
Damien Daniels -> Darren Ryan (66) Michael Jackson -> Chris King (74)
John Toner -> Scott Ruscoe (83)
None None
None None
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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.