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Dec 26th 2006 at 14:30 Treflan Attendance 479
The New Saints
6 - 0
Welshpool Town
Match report WELSH PREMIER

John Toner gets the better of Welshpool keeper Gerard McGuigan for the second goal.
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Toner hat-trick brings festive cheer

A FIERCELY-contested local derby between the second and fourth placed teams never materialised, as The New Saints powered to victory against Welshpool.
An 11-game unbeaten run for Tomi Morgan's side came to a grinding halt as they were hit for six by a rampant Saints.
John Toner led the way with a first-half hat-trick, starting the rout in the ninth minute with a well-judged lob over keeper Gerard McGuigan after being set-up by Greg Stones.
Alfie Carter, Toner and Stones narrowly failed to find the target before two goals in four minutes from the striker killed off 'Pool's challenge.
McGuigan failed to cut out Phil Baker's free-kick and Toner made no mistake when presented with an empty net, before again defeating the keeper with a deflection from Carter's fierce shot.
There was no let-up after the break, the hapless McGuigan only helping John Leah's 25-yarder on its way into the roof of the net.
Stones finished neatly at the far post from Leah's 77th-minute cross and when Carter was brought down in the box by Jonathan Jones, a sixth goal looked on the cards.
Diving to his left, McGuigan did well to save the spot kick, but Carter was not to be denied, finishing off from a Stones run and cross to cap a fine all-round display, in which the return to action of sub Chris King was icing on the cake.
Referee: Andrew Richards

Goalscorers
John Toner (9)
John Toner (37)
John Toner (40)
John Leah (59)
Greg Stones (77)
Alfie Carter (90)
None
Starting line-ups
Gerard Doherty
Duane Courtney
Martyn Naylor
Phil Baker
Greg Stones
Tommy Holmes
Michael Jackson
Steven Beck
John Leah
John Toner
Alfie Carter
Gerard McGuigan
Jonathan Jones
Paul Dowridge
Ceri James
Dan March
John Keegan
Stuart Vernon
Dave Cunnah
Steve Rogers
Calvin Davies
Mike Thompson
Substitutes
Chris King
Scott Ruscoe
Richard Harris
Aden Shannon
Aaron Stokoe
Sean Butler
Substitutions
Scott Ruscoe -> Martyn Naylor (66)
Richard Harris -> John Toner (72)
Chris King -> Phil Baker (81)
Aaron Stokoe -> Ceri James (32)
Sean Butler -> Mike Thompson (68)
Aden Shannon -> Steve Rogers (75)
Yellows
None Dan March (36)
Gerard McGuigan (41)
Dave Cunnah (65)
Reds
None None
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NOTE: For comparison purposes, teams are referred to throughout all seasons by their current names.
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.