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