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Dec 10th 2005 at 14:30 Treflan Attendance 221
The New Saints
2 - 1
Caernarfon Town
Match report WELSH PREMIER

Caernarfon's Mark Evans battles with Scott Ruscoe.
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Saints battle to three points

AN unconvincing second-half display saw Saints survive a second-half comeback by the Canaries to hold on for a 2-1 verdict.
A hectic opening three minutes proved crucial to the outcome as Dylan Owen’s header first hit the TNS crossbar from a Jimmy McNulty cross with Gerard Doherty beaten.
But from the resulting breakaway, Town defender Dan March inexplicably handled Scott Ruscoe’s through ball under pressure from Marc Lloyd Williams, who swept his 17th league goal of the season past Paul Pritchard from the penalty spot.
Doherty was forced to get down to save an Eifion Jones header from another McNulty cross, while at the other end, Nicky Ward’s spectacular overhead kick was tipped away by Pritchard.
TNS went further ahead on 26 minutes when Steve Evans got his head to a corner for Martin Naylor to drive home from eight yards.
A Lloyd Williams run ended with a shot just off target and he then headed over from Ruscoe's delivery.
A Chris King shot was also deflected wide by a defender as TNS ended the first half seemingly in control, but the Canaries came out for the second half full of fight and succeeded where many others had failed by breaching the TNS goal for the first time in 791 minutes of football.
Steve Watkin rose unopposed at the far post to head in from Dylan Owen’s cross, but although sub Gwyn Peters almost capitalised on a stray Phil Baker pass, the champions held on for the points.
Referee: Neil Morgan

Marc Lloyd Williams (pen) (3)
Martyn Naylor (26)
Steve Watkin (58)
Starting line-ups
Gerard Doherty
Martyn Naylor
Chris King
Steve Evans
Michael Jackson
Scott Ruscoe
Steven Beck
Barry Hogan
Nicky Ward
Marc Lloyd Williams
Jamie Wood
Paul Pritchard
Mark Evans
Jimmy McNulty
Kenny Irons
Eifion Jones
Craig Garside
Robbie Williams
John Rowley
Steve Watkin
Dylan Owen
Phil Baker
Mark Davies
Michael Wilde
John Toner
Jason Sadler
Gwyn Peters
Waynne Phillips
John Toner -> Chris King (46)
Phil Baker -> Barry Hogan (86)
Gwyn Peters -> Steve Watkin (81)
Jason Sadler -> Robbie Williams (85)
None Eifion Jones (72)
None None
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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.