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Mar 19th 2006 at 14:30 Leckwith Stadium Attendance 221
Cardiff Grange Quins
0 - 3
The New Saints
Match report WELSH PREMIER

Marc Lloyd Williams heads the third goal after a Jamie Wood cross had eluded Quins' keeper Gareth Williams.
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Saints grind out Quins' win

TNS duly won the points to restore their 16-point lead at the top of the league, but they failed to sparkle in the capital sunshine.
A dry and bumpy pitch was a mitigating factor as was a strong wind, which helped produce an error-strewn affair at the Leckwith Stadium.
It took the Saints half an hour to open up a young and inexperienced Quins' side who resisted doggedly and close TNS down around the pitch.
Jamie Wood had an early chance but was unable to control the bouncing ball after keeper Gareth Williams had lost out, while Nicky Ward headed across the face of goal after another Williams' miscue.
Ward shot straight at the keeper and then hit the post from a narrow angle with an intended cross.
The goal arrived from an unlikely source after Mike Wilde's shot was parried by Williams and Tommy Holmes was on hand to sweep the ball into the net for his first of the season.
Wilde headed against the bar before the second goal arrived five minutes before the break - Barry Hogan chose to cross instead of shoot, Wood's effort was saved by Williams and this time it was Wilde who picked up the pieces to score.
Soon after the resumption, Wood showed how just easy it was to open up the Quins' defence with a right wing run and cross which half-time sub Marc Lloyd Williams headed into an empty net with Williams stranded.
But TNS failed to add to their tally as Phil Baker fired narrowly wide. Lloyd Williams twice and Wilde had the ball in the net only to be ruled offside and both the frontmen also missed sitters from well inside the six-yard box.
Quins were down to 10 men in the 84th minute when Atif Bashir was sent off for a senseless head butt on Chris King, but the Quins escaped with a respectable scoreline which their lively performance had deserved.
Referee: Wayne Tregonning

Goalscorers
None Tommy Holmes (30)
Michael Wilde (40)
Marc Lloyd Williams (51)
Starting line-ups
Gareth Williams
Ben Tingley
Matthew Hopkins
Saad Essa
Atif Bashir
Jamie Stacey
Matthew Tanetta
Omar Abdillahi
Nana Baah
Nathan White
Liam Fish
Gerard Doherty
Martyn Naylor
Chris King
Phil Baker
Steve Evans
Tommy Holmes
Scott Ruscoe
Barry Hogan
Nicky Ward
Michael Wilde
Jamie Wood
Substitutes
James Lyon
Lee Bishop
Jamie Brand
Chris Golton
Michael Jackson
Marc Lloyd Williams
John Toner
Substitutions
Lee Bishop -> Matthew Hopkins (68)
James Lyon -> Nathan White (73)
Jamie Brand -> Ben Tingley (79)
Marc Lloyd Williams -> Nicky Ward (46)
John Toner -> Barry Hogan (60)
Michael Jackson -> Tommy Holmes (67)
Yellows
Matthew Hopkins (50)
Jamie Brand (90)
None
Reds
Atif Bashir (84) 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.