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Dec 21st 2002 at 14:30 Treflan Attendance 264
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Caersws FC
Match report WELSH PREMIER
TNS DENY FIGHTING BLUEBIRDS

SAINTS restored their three-point cushion at the top of the Welsh Premier after overcoming some spirited resistance from Caersws at Treflan.
Encounters between the sides often prove closely fought affairs, and this was no exception as the Llansantffraid men eventually prevailed with a 2-1 success.
But the Bluebirds had their chances, particularly in the first half with Graham Evans having a shot turned over the bar by keeper Gerard Doherty after just five minutes.
Although Saints striker John Toner was denied by Antony Griffiths' timely tackle, the visitors then enjoyed a good spell with Graham Jones firing over when well placed on the half hour and Evans bringing another save from Doherty.
But it was TNS who made the breakthrough on 33 minutes when Martin Naylor's free kick from the left found Steve Evans who glanced his header past the diving Andy Mulliner.
The Bluebird's keeper also saved at the feet of Toner, Steve Evans then headed narrowly wide from another Naylor free kick while at the other end, top scorer Evans was foiled again by Doherty on the stroke of half time.
The Saints, however, grabbed a crucial second four minutes into the second period when, following a run by Scott Ruscoe, the ball fell for skipper Gary Brabin who struck a 25-yard volley into the net despite the visitors' claims for offside earlier in the move.
With both sides carving out chances, Caersws revived their cause on 65 minutes when Sean Jehu nipped in to meet Griffith's free kick and nod past Doherty.
Referee: N L Morgan

Goalscorers
Steve Evans (33)
Gary Brabin (49)
Sean Jehu (65)
Starting line-ups
Gerard Doherty
Martin Naylor
Tommy Holmes
Steve Evans
Chris Taylor
John Leah
Scott Ruscoe
Nicky Ward
Gary Brabin
Steve Rogers
John Toner
Mulliner
Thomas
Jehu
Griffiths
Clarke
Reynolds
Scott
Stephens
Evans
Jones
A Davies
Substitutes
Robbie Wood
Justin Perry
Michael Wilde
Marfell
Richards
G Williams
Substitutions
Robbie Wood -> Nicky Ward (46)
Justin Perry -> Steve Rogers (61)
Michael Wilde -> John Toner (75)
Marfell -> Scott (58)
Yellows
None None
Reds
None None
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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.