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The New Saints
2 - 0
Caersws FC
Match report WELSH PREMIER

Scott Ruscoe rounds Andy Mulliner but Marc Lloyd Williams missed a gaping goal from the cross.
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Wilde double downs the Bluebirds

SAINTS maintained their push to another league title with a second-half Michael Wilde double.
The management wisely decided against fielding new signing Graham Evans against his former club, managed by father Mickey, but TNS showed they have plenty of additional firepower.
The Welsh Premier’s biggest crowd of the season saw the visitors effectively close down the Saints, despite the early loss to a hamstring injury of defender Hugh Clarke who had little to celebrate on his 300th appearance for the club.
In a first half of few chances, John Toner was denied after a quarter of an hour, but the best fell to Marc Lloyd Williams who missed a gaping goal from six yards after Scott Ruscoe had rounded Andy Mulliner.
The former Saints’ keeper then did well to deny Lloyd Williams moments later, while Gerard Doherty had little problem dealing with a shot from Lloyd Grist in a rare Caersws attack.
Two minutes into the second half, Jiws lifted another good chance over the bar when one-on-one with the Bluebirds’ stopper before Wilde took matters into his own hands.
He fired an unstoppable 18-yard drive past Mulliner to open his account, before heading in from Jamie Wood’s superb run and cross on 62 minutes.
The visitors offered little attacking threat, although a misplaced pass from Barry Hogan allowed Ross Stephens to feed Neil Mitchell who brought a good save from Gerard Doherty.
But in the closing minutes Jiws was stopped on the edge of the box by Mulliner who then denied Wilde his hat-trick.
Steve Evans almost had the last word but his header was saved superbly by the keeper.
Referee: Simon Lee Evans

Goalscorers
Michael Wilde (53)
Michael Wilde (62)
None
Starting line-ups
Gerard Doherty
Steve Evans
Michael Jackson
Scott Ruscoe
Steven Beck
Barry Hogan
Nicky Ward
Marc Lloyd Williams
Michael Wilde
John Toner
Jamie Wood
Andy Mulliner
Andy Thomas
Lloyd Grist
Colin Reynolds
Hugh Clarke
Chris Venables
Graham Jones
Geraint Lewis
Neil Mitchell
Ross Stephens
Jack Bermingham
Substitutes
Matt Kirkham
Chris King
Tommy Holmes
Rob Williams
John Leah
Mark Probert
Jamie Davies
Ian Probert
Substitutions
Chris King -> Barry Hogan (82)
Tommy Holmes -> John Toner (82)
John Leah -> Nicky Ward (88)
Jamie Davies -> Hugh Clarke (8)
Ian Probert -> Neil Mitchell (68)
Mark Probert -> Graham Jones (79)
Yellows
Steve Evans (60)
Lloyd Grist (71)
Geraint Lewis (75)
Reds
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.