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Oct 14th 2007 at 14:30 Park Hall Attendance 781
The New Saints
1 - 0
Rhyl FC
Match report WELSH PREMIER

Jamie Wood is denied by Rhyl keeper Lee Kendall.
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Saints secure vital win

THE New Saints stretched their winning run to seven league games to leapfrog Rhyl into second place in the table.
Jamie Wood's first-half strike left the Saints breathing down the neck of Llanelli at the top as Rhyl failed to beat the champions in seven league meetings, their last success coming back in April 2004.
After scoring his first goals of the season in the midweek Loosemores Cup win over Airbus, Wood continued his scoring form with the decisive moment in the 19th-minute as he made the most of his switch up front.
A short corner on the left saw Luke Holden find Scott Ruscoe 30 yards out, the midfielder broke towards goal and his low shot took a fortuitous deflection off a defender before falling perfectly for Wood in time and space to coolly slot past keeper Lee Kendall.
Although TNS dominated possession, Rhyl had their moments but were unable to take advantage of the chances that came their way.
Craig Jones shot weakly across goal from the left, while Saints' keeper Paul Harrison had to be alert to claw away a sliced clearance from Michael Taylor following a Chris Roberts cross.
George Horan went close with a couple of headed efforts, one being saved low down before half-time as the visitors enjoyed their best spell, and after the break, the Rhyl skipper was again denied by a John Leah goal-line clearance.
Mike Wilde twice had penalty claims for being impeded in the box and also volleyed over the bar after a strong run from Chris King, while Steven Beck's rising 20-yarder was brilliantly saved by Kendall.
Beck headed over in the closing moments but Rhyl kept battling and almost snatched an injury-time equaliser when Mark connolly found space at the far post, but was unable to control a Gareth Wilson cross.
Referee: Dean John

Jamie Wood (19)
Starting line-ups
Paul Harrison
Chris King
Phil Baker
Michael Taylor
Tommy Holmes
Scott Ruscoe
Steven Beck
John Leah
Michael Wilde
Luke Holden
Jamie Wood
Lee Kendall
Craig Jones
Chris Roberts
Paul O'Neill
George Horan
Carl Ruffer
Gareth Wilson
Jimmy Kelly
Lee Hunt
Andy Moran
Mark Connolly
Barry Hogan
Gary Brabin
Ryan Marriott
Craig Whitfield
Ronnie Morgan
Dave Cameron
Craig Garside
Stuart Graves
Gary Brabin -> Luke Holden (78)
Barry Hogan -> Steven Beck (88)
Craig Garside -> Paul O'Neill (83)
Dave Cameron -> Jimmy Kelly (88)
Gary Brabin (85)
Paul O'Neill 45
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The New Saints played as Total Network Solutions from 1997 to end of season 2005/6.
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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.