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Mar 15th 2008 at 14:30 Park Hall Attendance 946
The New Saints
4 - 0
Caernarfon Town
Match report WELSH PREMIER

Jamie Wood opens the scoring with a well-executed lob.
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New era starts with convincing win

THE New Saints kept up the pressure on leaders Llanelli after getting off to a winning start under new management team Mike Davies and Andy Cale.
They completely outplayed Caernarfon and the most pleasing aspect of a composed performance was a return to passing from the back allied to some good midfield play.
Jamie Wood led the way with a first-half brace and also had a hand in both the other goals as he produced another man-of-the-match performance on the artificial surface he appears to relish so much.
The patient build-up play appeared to be going nowhere until the 18th-minute, when young defender Rob Williams sent a long ball over the top of the Canaries' defence and Wood took his chance well, lobbing keeper Michael Jago.
Steven Beck's midfield run and pass produced the second as Wood fired-in from the left edge of the box and the frontman had enough chances to have completed a first-half hat-trick.
Alfie Carter also fired over from a good position and had another shot well held by Jago.
Caernarfon stirred briefly after the break, although they were never able to trouble Paul Harrison in the Saints' goal, and their goose was cooked on the hour when Wood's low cross found Beck, who held off his marker to score from eight yards.
Sub Michael Wilde returned from his long injurt absence to a rousing welcome and capped his comeback with a trademark finish at the far post from another excellent Wood delivery.
The only complaint from the new management was that TNS lacked the killer instinct and could have substantially reduced their goal difference with Llanelli with some more composed finishing.
But otherwise, it was more than satisfactory start to a new era at the club.
Referee: Lee Evans

Goalscorers
Jamie Wood (18)
Jamie Wood (31)
Steven Beck (60)
Michael Wilde (89)
None
Starting line-ups
Paul Harrison
Chris King
Phil Baker
Tommy Holmes
Rob Williams
Scott Ruscoe
Steven Beck
Barry Hogan
John Leah
Jamie Wood
Alfie Carter
Michael Jago
Lee Bamber
Phil Doran
Eifion Jones
Teddy Whelan
Keiron Quinn
Peter Doran
Phil Clarke
John Rowley
Paul Addo
James Thomas
Substitutes
Kevin Townson
John McKenna
Craig Whitfield
Michael Wilde
Luke Holden
Bobby Jones
Kevin McGarry
Tim Ojapah
Dean Buckley
Substitutions
Luke Holden -> John Leah (65)
Kevin Townson -> Alfie Carter (65)
Michael Wilde -> Scott Ruscoe (76)
Tim Ojapah -> Teddy Whelan (52)
Kevin McGarry -> James Thomas (58)
Bobby Jones -> John Rowley (75)
Yellows
None Phil Doran (84)
Reds
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.