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Sep 9th 2006 at 14:30 Treflan Attendance 283
The New Saints
2 - 1
Caersws FC
Match report WELSH PREMIER

Nicky Ward slots away the match winning penalty [Phil Blagg].
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Ward penalty sinks Bluebirds

TWO goals from Nicky Ward settled this mid-Wales derby at a sun-drenched Treflan.
TNS dominated the first period as Caersws allowed their hosts too much room and several chances went begging.
But the Saints took the lead in the seventh minute when Steven Beck turned his marker before pulling a superb pass into the path of Ward, who crashed his 14-yarder past former TNS keeper Andy Mulliner.
A cross on 18 minutes from the industrious Mike Wilde saw Beck shoot over from 10 yards and the Bluebirds could have levelled when Chris Jones fired wide.
John Toner also missed the target before Mulliner was forced to produce a superb save to stop a 25-yarder from Phil Baker.
The arrival of sub Lloyd Grist at the break sparked Caersws into action and they drew level when Doherty flapped at a corner and Neil Mitchell netted from close range through a crowd of players.
Mitchell shot narrowly over but TNS regained the lead against the run of play. A Scott Ruscoe free-kick resulted in defensive panic and ref Phil Southall blew for a foul by Caersws skipper Andy Thomas, for Ward to make no mistake from the spot kick.
Referee: Phil Southall

Nicky Ward (7)
Nicky Ward (pen) (69)
Neil Mitchell (52)
Starting line-ups
Gerard Doherty
Martyn Naylor
Phil Baker
Greg Stones
Tommy Holmes
Mark Davies
Steven Beck
John Leah
Nicky Ward
Michael Wilde
John Toner
Andy Mulliner
Andy Thomas
Adam Worton
Colin Reynolds
Hugh Clarke
Graham Jones
Chris Venables
Chris Jones
Neil Mitchell
Ross Stephens
Geraint Lewis
Michael Jackson
Scott Ruscoe
Richard Harris
Lloyd Grist
Mark Howells
Mark Griffiths
Scott Ruscoe -> Steven Beck (59)
Richard Harris -> Greg Stones (59)
Michael Jackson -> Michael Wilde (90)
Lloyd Grist -> Adam Worton (46)
Mark Griffiths -> Chris Jones (64)
Mark Howells -> Colin Reynolds (75)
Martyn Naylor (90)
Chris Venables (70)
Graham Jones (73)
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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.