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Nov 23rd 2002 at 19:30 The Bridge Meadow Attendance 151
Haverfordwest County
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The New Saints
Match report WELSH PREMIER
TNS COME ON STRONG TO BEAT COUNTY

TNS maintained their unbeaten start to the Welsh Premier season with a hard-fought 3-0 win at rainswept Haverfordwest.
Having been deposed as leaders by Barry Town the previous day, the Llansantffraid men returned to the summit after battling through atrocious first half conditions before getting into their stride after the break.
Haverfordwest, despite their lowly plight, proved a threat in the first half with Dylan Blain going close in a couple of goalmouth skirmishes while the visitors saw Gary Brabin's fierce 25-yard volley superbly tipped over the bar by keeper Gary Haman.
Despite a strong wind at their backs in the first period, TNS struggled to find any momentum but made the crucial breakthrough two minutes before half time when Chris King crossed from the left and Gary Brabin fired in from close range.
And the Saints never looked back from that moment as they carved a succession of good chances in the second half, only to be foiled by some fine saves from Haman.
With the conditions easing, the visitors slowly gained the upper hand with Mike Wilde pouncing to net the second from close range on 68 minutes after Haman had parried King's free kick.
Although Haverfordwest continued to battle hard, the points were in the bag seven minutes later when Steve Anthrobus headed home King's cross following a short corner.
Victory took TNS back to the top on goal difference from Barry, with the Saints continuing their miserly form that has seen them concede just three goals from their 11 league outings.
Referee: A D Woodthorpe

Goalscorers
None Gary Brabin (42)
Michael Wilde (64)
Steve Anthrobus (72)
Starting line-ups
Haman
S.Gilderdale
Blain
Misbah
Chiverton
Harris
O' Sullivan
Adams
Griffiths
Loss
Hookings
Dean Williams
Martyn Naylor
Chris King
Steve Evans
Chris Taylor
Tommy Holmes
Scott Ruscoe
Gary Brabin
John Leah
Michael Wilde
Steve Anthrobus
Substitutes
S Jones
R Jones
Price
David Bridgwater
Justin Perry
Steve Rogers
Substitutions
S Jones -> Misbah (77) Steve Rogers -> Michael Wilde (67)
Justin Perry -> Steve Anthrobus (77)
Yellows
Loss (62) Scott Ruscoe (28)
Reds
None None
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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.