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Aug 22nd 2006 at 19:30 Treflan Attendance 210
The New Saints
3 - 0
NEWI Cefn Druids
Match report CHALLENGE CUP

Martyn Naylor is challenged by the Druids' Chris Roberts.
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TNS too slick for the Druids

TNS opened the defence of the trophy with a comfortable win over the Ancients, who were fortunate to escape with only a three-goal defeat.
The Saints dominated from the start with some slick passing on a wet Treflan surface, but only had Scott Ruscoe's 19th-minute free-kick to show for their efforts.
Debutante Druids' keeper Carl Edwards was forced into early action to deny Richie Harris and then saved from Michael Wilde and Ruscoe in quick succession.
The best move of the night ended with John Toner firing just wide as Druids somehow held out, with Carl Lamb managhing to force a save from Gerard Doherty in a rare visitors' break.
Toner was just wide on the resumption from another good build-up before Wilde added the second on the hour from John Leah's through ball.
Toner brought another save from Edwards and then had his 65th minute tap-in ruled out for offside when Edwards could only parry Leah's 20-yard drive.
The keeper continued to be the busiest man on the field, saving superbly a long range Martyn Naylor piledriver, but was forced to head clear outside his area to stop Steven Beck, and the rebound found sub Alfie Carter who coolly slotted into an empty net.
Referee: Rob Duncan (Ellesmere)

Scott Ruscoe (19)
Michael Wilde (61)
Alfie Carter (82)
Starting line-ups
Gerard Doherty
Martyn Naylor
Tommy Holmes
Mark Davies
Rob Williams
Scott Ruscoe
Richard Harris
Steven Beck
John Leah
Michael Wilde
John Toner
Carl Edwards
Aled Rowlands
Chris Roberts
James Taylor
Mark Hobson
Paul Mazzarrella
Gareth Barton
Matthew Cook
Darren Williams
Carl Lamb
Alun Evans
Greg Stones
Barry Hogan
Alfie Carter
Andrew Edgar
Rhys Robbins
Adam Hunter
Greg Stones -> Tommy Holmes (61)
Alfie Carter -> Michael Wilde (73)
Barry Hogan -> Rob Williams (76)
Andrew Edgar -> Alun Evans (46)
None Chris Roberts (58)
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.