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Aug 18th 2006 at 19:30 The Airfield Attendance 217
Airbus UK Broughton
0 - 1
The New Saints
Match report WELSH PREMIER

Mark Davies runs into the Airbus box in the first-half.
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Ward nets the points

SAINTS had scored 11 goals without reply on their previous two league visits to The Airfield, but found the going tougher in this opening game of the season.
They needed an 83rd minute goal from Nicky Ward to take the spoils against the resilient Wingmakers who fought every inch of the way.
Youth pro Mark Davies slotted into the left back position normally occupied by the injured Chris King and never looked out of place, while Carter posed a constant threat up front.
The hosts only dangerous attack of the night came as early as the seventh minute when Ryan Maloney brought a good save from Gerard Doherty.
Mike Wilde fired over in the 12th minute after being put in by Scott Ruscoe, who then skimmed the crossbar with a header after Carter had beaten his man down the right.
Ward and John Leah both had efforts go wide before Ruscoe had the best chance of the night just before the break, but with only Adam McGhee to beat he fired straight at the keeper.
Ward saw his intended cross hit the far post with McGhee stranded and Leah was unlucky to see his diving header from a Carter cross also rattle the woodwork.
A superb chase down the left saw Davies cross, but Ward missed the target before gaining some compensation with seven minutes left when his shot from 20 yards deflected off Carter to finally defeat McGhee.
Referee: Andrew Harms

None Nicky Ward (83)
Starting line-ups
Adam McGhee
Ryan Edwards
Steve Hopkins
Gareth Owen
John Davies
Gareth Sudlow
Ryan Maloney
James McIntosh
Chris Moores
Nathan Mapletoft
James Hussaney
Gerard Doherty
Martyn Naylor
Greg Stones
Tommy Holmes
Mark Davies
Scott Ruscoe
Barry Hogan
John Leah
Nicky Ward
Michael Wilde
Alfie Carter
Leigh Williams
Alan Richardson
Leon Farr
Daniel Farrell
Michael Jackson
Richard Harris
Steven Beck
Leigh Williams -> James McIntosh (57)
Alan Richardson - Chris Moores (72)
Daniel Farrell -> Nathan Mapletoft (72)
Steven Beck -> Scott Ruscoe (78)
Richard Harris -> John Leah (79)
Michael Jackson -> Nicky Ward (89)
Gareth Sudlow (78) Alfie Carter (82)
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.