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Oct 21st 2000 at 14:30 Belle Vue Attendance 279
Rhyl FC
2 - 0
The New Saints
Match report WELSH PREMIER
SAINTS OUTPLAYED AT BELLE VUE

Playing with the sun and kicking towards the 'Kop' End, Rhyl started the game brightly with an early onslaught that saw Danny Barton miss a fantastic chance in the first minute.
Rhyl continued to boss matters with TNS restricted to playing their long ball game and trying to catch Rhyl on the break.
A series of corners and free kicks saw Mark Antrobus go closest with an effort that went narrowly wide with the goalkeeper well beaten. This level of pressure was certain to pay dividends and it was Gary McGosh who opened the account with a strong shot which beat Paul Smith in goal.
A tactical substitution by TNS manager Andy Cale at half time saw the visitors play an attacking formation, but with James Brewerton putting in a 'man of the match' performance in the centre of defence, TNS could muster very few shots on target.
The one effort that did get through was matched by manager Lee Williams who pushed the ball over the bar.
Rhyl made sure of the points midway through the half when, after some close calls, a deflected shot from winger Chris Sherratt beat Paul Smith for the second time.
Rhyl had strong claims for a penalty late in the game when Lee Trundle was upended by two players, but this was forgotten at the end when jubilant scenes marked a momentous victory against the reigning League of Wales Champions.

Referee: K O Parry

Goalscorers
McCosh (26)
Sharratt (64)
None
Starting line-ups
Williams
Powell
Curtiss
Antrobus
Brewerton
Jones
Gibson
McCosh
Barton
Trundle
Sharratt
Paul Smith
Dewi Parry
Lee Coathup
Tim Edwards
Steve Evans
Tim Alexander
Mike Maloney
Mark Roberts
Maurice Doyle
Leon Gierke
John Toner
Substitutes
Thomas
Fisher-Cooke
Fuller
Colin Webster
Tommy Holmes
Gary Powell
Substitutions
Thomas -> Barton (85) Tommy Holmes -> Tim Edwards (45)
Gary Powell -> Steve Evans (54)
Yellows
Jones (19)
Trundle (34)
Tim Alexander (44)
Reds
None None
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The New Saints played as Total Network Solutions from 1997 to end of season 2005/6.
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Total Network Solutions played as Llansantffraid FC prior to 1997/8.
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