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Aug 7th 2007 at 19:30 Treflan Attendance 343
The New Saints
3 - 0
AFC Telford United
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Scott Ruscoe is brought down by Indy Khela for the Saints' penalty.
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Saints too good for the Bucks

DESPITE being without regular centra-back pairing Phil Baker and Tommy Holmes, plus strikers John Toner and Ronnie Morgan, The New Saints proved too strong for a rugged AFC Telford at Treflan.
The Saints eventually cruised to a thoroughly-deserved 3-0 win with goals from Martyn Naylor, Scott Ruscoe and Luke Holden.
After dominating the first 10 minutes, the Bucks were soon on the back foot and, especially in the first half, resorted to brawn rather than brains in an attempt to stem the tide, assisted by some typically generous pre-season refereeing.
They almost paid the price on 19 minutes when Ruscoe was felled from behind by Indy Khela as he ran into the box, but Naylor blazed the spot kick wide.
However, he quickly made amends in the 29th-minute, driving home a 20-yard free-kick after a handball offence.
Two minutes before the break, the lead was increased when a throw-in found Ruscoe in space and, spotting Ryan Young off his line, he sent a superb 25-yarder over the keeper into the back of the net.
Barry Hogan blazed over on the restart, with Gerard Doherty forced into some rare action to save low down after Luke Reynolds had been put in by Steve Jagielka.
Sub Lee Moore was just wide with a 15-yarder, but Jamie Wood almost added to the home lead, only to be denied by a last-ditch tackle from Jimmy Turner.
Gary Birch fired over the bar for the Bucks but, when the visitors were caught in possession, Michael Wilde crossed to the far post for Holden to score his second goal in pre-season.
A poor effort from Matty Wood when well placed summed up Telford's night, although Doherty was forced to save a late effort with his foot.
The most pleasing aspect for manager Ken McKenna will have been the clean sheet kept by a back four in which Duane Courtney and young Rob Williams proving more than capable deputies in the centre, while Mark Davies had an encouraging game after coming on as a half-time sub.
Referee: Rob Duncan

Martyn Naylor (29)
Scott Ruscoe (43)
Luke Holden (79)
Starting line-ups
Gerard Doherty
Duane Courtney
Martyn Naylor
Chris King
Rob Williams
Scott Ruscoe
Steven Beck
Barry Hogan
Carl Lamb
Luke Holden
Jamie Wood
Ryan Young
Elliott Durrell
Matty Wood
Jimmy Turner
Carl Rodgers
Indy Khela
Steve Jagielka
Jamie Vermiglio
Luke Reynolds
Justin Marsden
Jon Adams
Paul Harrison
Tom Brady
Mark Davies
Gary Brabin
John Leah
Michael Wilde
Gary Fitpatrick
Lee Vaughan
Richard Teesdale
Gary Birch
Lee Moore
Matt Lewis
Asa Charlton
Chris Cornes
Mark Davies -> Chris King (46)
John Leah -> Scott Ruscoe (64)
Michael Wilde -> Jamie Wood (72)
Asa Charlton -> Indy Khela (46)
Gary Birch -> Jon Adams (61)
Lee Moore -> Luke Reynolds (61)
Matt Lewis -> Justin Marsden (61)
Gary Fitzpatrick -> Steve Jagielka (68)
Lee Vaughan -> Elliott Durrell (72)
Richard Teesdale -> Jimmy Turner (72)
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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.