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01.01.2021 at 14:30 Park Hall Attendance: 395
The New Saints
4 - 0
Technogroup Welshpool
Referee: Michael Jones WELSH PREMIER

Craig Williams (8)
Alex Darlington (69)
Alex Darlington (77)
Alex Darlington (85)
Starting line-ups
Paul Harrison
Danny Holmes
Chris Marriott
Steve Evans
Tommy Holmes
Barry Hogan
Scott Ruscoe
Aeron Edwards
Alex Darlington
Craig Jones
Craig Williams
Danny Jones
George Hughes
John Boardman
Max Peate
Arran Pritchard
Martyn Beattie
Gareth Williams
Richard Harris
Mike Cronshaw
Peter Doran
Steff Edwards
Christian Seargeant
Matthew Berkeley
Jamie Wood
Joe Price
Mark Bloom
James Watkin
Jamie Wood -> Craig Williams (66)
Christian Seargeant -> Aeron Edwards (66)
Matthew Berkeley -> Craig Jones (81)
Joe Price -> John Boardman (46)
Yellow cards
Aeron Edwards (58)
Peter Doran (49)
Joe Price (59)
Red cards
None None
Match report

Craig Williams opens the Saints' account.
Pictures from the match
Darlington makes it a Happy New Year

A SECOND-half hat-trick from Alex Darlington ensured The New Saints returned to the top of the Welsh Premier League on New Year's Day.
Massive efforts over two days to clear snow and ice from the Park Hall pitch ensured the game went ahead and Craig Williams soon had the Saints in the lead, crashing a superb shot from the edge of the box after being fed by Darlington on eight minutes.
Scott Ruscoe was inches wide with a snapshot from 20 yards, while Darlington and Aeron Edwards both miscued from the same distance.
Barry Hogan sent his shot agonisingly wide of the far post, while Ruscoe's free-kick just missed the target.
Williams twice hit the post after the break as TNS struggled to extend their lead until a double substitution on 66 minutes brought on Chris Seargeant and Jamie Wood, whose first touch almost led to a second goal.
It was Wood's persistence to keep the ball in play that enabled Chris Marriott to then cross for Darlington to score, before Seargeant won the ball in the box for the ex-Wrexham man to add his second.
And it was Wood who laid on the hat-trick goal five minutes from time to ensure the Saints were adequately rewarded for their overall domination.