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27.02.2021 at 14:30 Park Hall Attendance: 158
The New Saints
2 - 2
(3 - 4 PEN)
Port Talbot Town
Referee: Lee Evans WELSH CUP / Quarter-finals

Aeron Edwards (14)
Alex Darlington (47)
Martin Rose (26)
Lee John (35)
Starting line-ups
Paul Harrison
Danny Holmes
Chris Marriott
Phil Baker
Steve Evans
Barry Hogan
Scott Ruscoe
Aeron Edwards
Alex Darlington
Jamie Wood
Craig Jones
Lee Kendall
Leigh De-Vulgt
Lloyd Grist
Matthew Thompson
Matthew Rees
Lee Surman
Lee John
Scott Barrow
Martin Rose
Daniel Thomas
Drew Fahiya
Christian Seargeant
John McKenna
Matthew Berkeley
Gary Bansor
Nicky Holland
Josh Wonnacott
Christopher Silva
Matthew Berkeley -> Jamie Wood (74)
Christian Seargeant -> Danny Holmes (98)
John McKenna -> Aeron Edwards (106)
Nicky Holland -> Drew Fahiya (96)
Gary Bansor -> Matthew Thompson (105)
Yellow cards
Chris Marriott (21)
Jamie Wood (24)
Danny Holmes (33)
Steve Evans (43)
Alex Darlington (48)
Aeron Edwards (70)
Lee Surman (19)
Matthew Thompson (34)
Lee Kendall (57)
Red cards
None None
Match report

Celebrations for Alex Darlington after netting the Saints' equaliser.
Pictures from the match
Saints suffer penalty woe again

FOR the third time in four seasons, a lack of prowess from the penalty spot cost The New Saints dear as they were dumped out of the Welsh Cup quarter-finals by Port Talbot Town.
Steelmen's keeper Lee Kendall was the shoot-out hero, saving the first TNS effort from Scott Ruscoe and netting the winning spot kick himself, after Chris Seargeant had hit the bar with his attempt.
A weakened Talbot, without midfield duo Liam McCreesh and Neil Thomas, were soon on the back foot and the Saints took a 14th-minute lead when Chris Marriott's surge into the box was stopped, but the ball found Aeron Edwards who made no mistake from close range.
But Talbot levelled after 26 minutes when poor defending at a Lloyd Grist corner allowed Martin Rose to rise unchallenged and head past Paul Harrison.
It got worse for the hosts nine minutes later when Harrison's poor clearance presented Lee John with the simplest of chances to roll the ball into an empty net.
Matthew Rees headed a good chance wide at the far post from Grist's free-kick while Edwards had the opportunity to put Saints in front before half-time, but also headed wide of the target from Jamie Wood's right-wing cross.
But the Saints were level within two minutes of the second half whistle, Edwards finding Alex Darlington who turned to blast the ball past Kendall from the edge of the six-yard box.
Only a superb save from the Talbot keeper kept out a 25-yarder from Darlington 10 minutes before the end of normal time from Wood's inside pass, but neither side could find a goal in extra-time.
And for the third time in recent seasons, TNS were beaten in the shoot-out.
One man who did have a field day was over-fussy referee Lee Evans, who somehow managed to dish out nine yellow cards in a tie which was always fiestily competitive, but never dirty.