Saints-Alive! The Total Network Solutions Football Club website
Apycom Java Applets
CEN WALES SEN CUP
EUROPEAN CUP WINNERS CUP
FAW PREMIER CUP
UEFA CHAMPIONS LGE
Dec 7th 2002 at 14:30 Farrar Road
0 - 2
Total Network Solutions
MAN IN BLACK TAKES CENTRE STAGE
TWO dodgy goals settled this Mitsubishi Welsh Premier League clash which will long be remembered as the Phil Southall follies.
The Swansea referee and his assistants left the field to shouts of cheat at the end with Bangor boss Peter Davenport watching the match from the stand after being ordered off following the second goal on 70 minutes.
But football was the main casualty as Southall strutted his stuff, stopping play with some quirky decisions with the hosts suffering the most.
It had all started to promisingly with Bangor opening up the TNS defence after just a minute when Ricky Evans freed Chris Moore on the right and his low cross eluded diving keeper Dean Williams before central defender Steve Evans scrambled the ball away from the danger area.
The visitors responded immediately with Phil Priestley forced to palm a deep cross from Steve Anthrobus past the angle.
The home keeper produced a super save on seven minutes to turn a vicious effort from Justin Parry round the post and Steve EvansÕ back header a minute later lacked venom and was safely collected by Priestley.
A Clayton Blackmore free kick from midway was volleyed sweetly by Ross Jefferies on 17 minutes, but Evans was in the way.
A challenge by Blackmore on John Leah in the left corner on 24 minutes was harshly punished by Mr Southall, and David BridgwaterÕs free kick was forced home by Steve Evans at the far post.
Jefferies had another volley blocked at the other end before John Toner let the hosts off when he fired across the face of goal after seizing on a misfit back pass from Alan Goodall.
Chris Taylor was lucky to see just yellow on 36 minutes when he held Moores back just outside the area following an astute ball forward from Ricky Evans, but it needed a Blackmore block at the other end in first half injury time to deny Chris King.
Priestley produced an excellent block seven minutes into the second half when a long ball from keeper Dean Williams saw Justin Parry get the better of Blackmore eight yards out and three minutes Steve Anthrobus headed a King corner against the bar.
City then enjoyed a brief period of pressure with Aled Rowlands making several promising forays forward, but the interference of Mr SouthallÕs whistle and delaying tactics from TNS interrupted the flow. Moores, Anthony Fenton and Ricky Evans all failed to trouble Williams.
The defining moment of the game came on seventy minutes when Priestley took a free kick inside the box and the ball struck Justin Perry - looking less than the statutory ten yards away - and looped to John Toner on the right who made ground to slip the ball home to the anger of home fans.
Livid Peter Davenport remonstrated with the linesman who called the referee over and sent the Bangor boss off, but not before Davenport had stood toe to toe to vent his anger at the goal being allowed to stand.
Ten minutes later, home fans had to endure the sad sight of Blackmore being helped off the pitch in serious trouble with a leg injury to be replaced by Paul Sellars.
Moores lifted home hopes of a consolation three minutes into injury time when he had a clear sight of goal fifteen yards out but misfit his effort tamely, and it needed the legs of Priestley to deny TNS three minutes later when Sellars lost the ball and sub Steve Rogers - scorer of two Oswestry goals earlier in the season - broke clear, the home keeper recovering to grab the loose ball under the bar under challenge from Rogers.
P R Southall
Sellers -> Goodall (80)
Hunt -> Fenton (65)
Powered by tplSoccerStats 2.2 © 2003 TPL Design
NOTE: For comparison purposes, teams are referred to throughout all seasons by their current names.
Substitute minutes of 99 indicate actual times not known.
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.