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Nov 30th 2002 at 14:30 Treflan Attendance 197
The New Saints
1 - 0
Cwmbran Town
Match report WELSH PREMIER
TNS BAG POINTS DESPITE LATE PENALTY MISS

SAINTS stayed ahead of Barry on goal difference at the top of the Welsh Premier table with a 1-0 victory over Cwmbran Town at Treflan.
The Saints held a tight grip for much of the encounter but despite a string of chances were unable to add to John Toner's 18th minute opener.
Chris King broke along the left, crossed to the edge of the box for Toner who managed to steer the ball past advancing keeper Marty Ellacott before beating the covering defence to fire in from close range.
But the pacesetters should have been ahead before then with Steve Anthrobus having a header cleared off the line and Chris Taylor seeing a shot deflected wide.
With Cwmbran largely ineffective despite their endeavours, TNS continued to push with Steve Evans and Scott Ruscoe both narrowly off target with headed efforts.
The second half continued in similar pattern, with strikes from Toner, King and Anthrobus all rattling the bar as the Saints went agonisingly close to adding to their tally.
And the encounter ended with last-minute drama as substitute Justin Perry was brought down in the box by keeper Ellacott with King firing the loose ball into the net.
King's effort, however, was ruled out as the penalty had already been awarded and, with Ellacott sent off for the foul, striker Jason Welsh took over between the posts and pulled off a fine diving save to deny Dave Bridgewater from the spot.
Referee: S Jones

Goalscorers
John Toner (18)
None
Starting line-ups
Dean Williams
Chris King
Steve Evans
Tommy Holmes
Chris Taylor
Scott Ruscoe
David Bridgwater
John Leah
Steve Anthrobus
Michael Wilde
John Toner
Ellacott
Carter
Smothers
Mainwaring
Warton
Wigg
Summers
Moore
Walsh
Wharton
Watkins.
Substitutes
Robbie Wood
Justin Perry
Steve Rogers
Jenkins
Wright
Pattimore
Substitutions
Justin Perry -> Michael Wilde (62)
Jenkins -> Smothers (75)
Wright -> Mainwaring (80)
Pattimore -> Wigg (75)
Yellows
Steve Anthrobus (13)
Michael Wilde (17)
Watkins (60)
Wharton (63)
Summers (79)
Reds
None Ellacott (90)
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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.