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NEWI Cefn Druids
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The New Saints
Match report CHALLENGE CUP / Group 3
Saints lose out in dead rubber

SAINTS had already qualified for the quarter-finals, but NEWI Cefn Druids bowed out of the competition with the consolation of their second morale-boosting victory of the season over TNS.
A goal in each half from Darren Williams and Mark Powell, his first for the club, moved The Ancients on to seven points in Group 3, but goal difference in other groups meant that progress to the quarter-finals was denied.
TNS handed a debut to youth Ryan Marriott who almost opened the scoring with a 30-yarder after eight minutes, his effort going narrowly wide of goal.
At the other end, Gerard Doherty did well to keep out a Geraint Lewis close range header from Paul Mazzarella's left wing corner.
Darren Williams almost broke the deadlock on 27 minutes, his solo run ended with a shot wide of the post.
The Saints hit back and a cross from the left was flicked on by Ronnie Morgan, allowing ex-Druid Carl Lamb to meet the ball with a diving header, but home keeper Carl Edwards was able to push the ball away from goal.
Williams opened the home side's account on the stroke of half-time when a poor backpass from Michael Taylor put Doherty in trouble and Williams charged down the ball to tap home from close range while keeper and defence tried to claim a handball.
Williams and Chris McGinn both came close the extending the lead after the break, but TNS were level when Ronnie Morgan cut past three men into the Druids box and, although his initial shot came back off his own man, he was able to meet the rebound and fire home from close range with his first goal for the club.
Sub John Toner fired over and then saw his glancing header from Luke Holden's cross go harmlessly across goal before ex-TNS man Powell rose highest to a Waynne Phillips free-kick to head the winner.
Referee: Michael Jones

Darren Williams (44)
Mark Powell (83)
Ronnie Morgan (63)
Starting line-ups
Carl Edwards
Aaron Aby
Ricky Wright
Waynne Phillips
Tim Edwards
Mark Powell
Paul Mazzarella
Geraint Lewis
Darren Williams
Chris McGinn
Khoz Hematinafar
Gerard Doherty
Duane Courtney
Phil Baker
Michael Taylor
Rob Williams
Barry Hogan
John Leah
Ryan Marriott
Ronnie Morgan
Carl Lamb
Luke Holden
Andrew Jackson
Andrew Edgar
Josh Russell
Joe Price
Tom Brady
Scott Ruscoe
Craig Whitfield
John Toner
Josh Russell -> Geraint Lewis (71)
Andrew Edgar -> Paul Mazzarella (74)
John Toner -> Ryan Marriott (58)
Craig Whitfield -> Carl Lamb (87)
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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.