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Sep 1st 2007 at 14:30 Park Hall Attendance 312
The New Saints
6 - 0
Caersws FC
Match report WELSH PREMIER

Alfie Carter stretches out to notch the Saints' first-ever goal at Park Hall.
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Stroll in the Park for Saints

THE New Saints put two league defeats behind them to demolish Caersws 6-0 in their first-ever Welsh Premier game at Park Hall.
It took the Saints less than two minutes to adapt to their new surroundings, Luke Holden's left wing cross to the near post inviting Alfie Carter to toe-poke the ball into goalkeeper Andy Mulliner's far corner.
TNS went two up in the 11th-minute with a goal that was virtual replica of the first, Chris King setting-up Scott Ruscoe whose inside pass was converted by Michael Wilde.
Graham Evans brought a good save from Gerard Doherty in the Bluebirds' only threatening attack of the game before Saints forged further ahead. A Ruscoe corner was headed back by Michael Taylor but Mulliner's punch hit the bar and when the ball finally came back to Taylor he sent a cool cross to the far post for Carter to head past the keeper.
King's inch-perfect cross provided for Wilde's second, a header that sent TNS into the break four goals to the good.
Caersws made two half-time changes in an attempt to try and stop the rot, but it had little effect as Duane Courtney's cross was headed on by Carter for Holden to score at the far post.
Carter then completed his hat-trick with the best goal of the afternoon, a back-header from Holden's free-kick.
A record score looked on the cards, but although countless other chances came and went, the Saints could not add any more to the scoreline, although youth sub Ryan Marriott created a couple of good openings in a late cameo appearance.
There was much to admire about this performance on a superb surface which will certainly suit the Saints' style of play, but future opponents are unlikely to be as weak as the Bluebirds.
Referee: Steve Hames

Alfie Carter (2)
Michael Wilde (11)
Alfie Carter (32)
Michael Wilde (44)
Luke Holden (56)
Alfie Carter (64)
Starting line-ups
Gerard Doherty
Duane Courtney
Chris King
Michael Taylor
Tommy Holmes
Scott Ruscoe
Steven Beck
John Leah
Michael Wilde
Luke Holden
Alfie Carter
Andy Mulliner
Chris Smout
Steve Towers
Colin Reynolds
Andy Thomas
Terry Green
Mark Griffiths
Ian Probert
Graham Evans
Jamie Davies
Aeron Edwards
Martyn Naylor
Phil Baker
Ryan Marriott
Simon Griffiths
Jamie Wood
Nathan Prodger
Neil Mitchell
Tom Reynolds
Jamie Wood -> Steven Beck (25)
Martyn Naylor -> Duane Courtney (62)
Ryan Marriott -> Scott Ruscoe (76)
Neil Mitchell -> Chris Smout (46)
Nathan Prodger -> Mark Griffiths (46)
Tom Reynolds -> Jamie Davies (67)
None Aeron Edwards (80)
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.