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Mar 5th 2001 at 19:30 Vetch Field Attendance 357
Swansea City 1 - 1 Total Network Solutions
Match report FAW PREMIER CUP
VETCH DRAW CLINCHES QUARTER FINAL SPOT

A DRAW at the Vetch, home of the Swans, was enough to take visitors TNS through to the quarter finals of the FAW Premier Cup, where they will meet past winners Barry Town.
Back at the Vetch, which although hard in places was perfectly playable, the Swans dominated play throughout the first 45 mins without ever really causing TNS any problems. With just Anthony Wright up field for the visitors, the Swans were unable to play through them. The visitors created the best chances, with Roger Freestone saving well from a penetrating Nicky Ward run after 25 mins. It was no surprise when Tim Alexander gave the visitors the lead with a fine 30-yard free kick that left Roger Freestone “flailing” as it flew into the bottom corner after 42 mins. Despite the quality of the shot, Freestone will have been disappointed to have been beaten from that distance.
The second half was different as the Swans swapped Stuart Roberts from one flank to the other and “pushed” forward Michael Howard, which meant that suddenly, the quality of crosses was improved. From Martin Thomas’ cross four minutes into the half Steve Watkin was clear just two yards out and despite Paul Smith efforts headed home to draw the home team level.
From hereon the home team played all the football and there only looked like one team likely to win, but for all their effort the Swans only had half chances as the TNS rearguard held firm. Central defenders Tim Edwards and Steven Morgan never faulted at the mid Wales club got their deserved reward.
Referee: Howard Griffiths (Merthyr Tydfil)

Goalscorers
Steve Watkin (49) Tim Alexander (42)
Starting line-ups
Roger Freestone
Steve Jones
Michael Howard
Gareth Phillips
Christopher Todd
Matthew Bound
Stuart Roberts
Martin Thomas
Walter Boyd
Steve Watkin
Lee Jenkins
Paul Smith
Steve Morgan
Lee Coathup
Tommy Holmes
Tim Edwards
Tim Alexander
Chris Edge
Ricky Evans
Nicky Ward
Anthony Wright
Gary Powell
Substitutes
Bari Morgan
Jason Jones
Lyndon Gregson
Matthias Verschave
Leigh De Vulgt
Mark Powell
Robbie Wood
Colin Webster
Nick Welton
John Toner
Substitutions
Bari Morgan -> Lee Jenkins (80)
Leigh De Vulgt -> Steve Jones (3)
Nick Welton -> Anthony Wright (63)
Mark Powell -> Chris Edge (71)
Robbie Wood -> Nicky Ward (88)
Yellows
Martin Thomas (40)
Gareth Phillips (43)
Tim Alexander (53)
Reds
None None
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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.