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Aug 22nd 2000 at 19:30 Park Hall Stadium Attendance 406
Oswestry Town
1 - 1
The New Saints
Match report CHALLENGE CUP
SAINTS SETTLE FOR DERBY DRAW

OSWESTRY delighted one of the biggest crowds seen at Park Hall for years coming from behind to earn a point they thoroughly deserved.
Town were the first to threaten when O'Shaughnessy got in a header from a free kick which beat Lee Williams in the visitors goal but was headed to safety by former Wrexham apprentice Chris Edge.
John Toner's goal which put TNS in front 10 minutes from the break was applauded even by the partisan Oswestry supporters as he eluded his marker to put a right foot shot from 25 yards across the keeper and into the far corner.
Up until that point exchanges had been even but following the goal Oswestry began to lose the midfield battle and Chris Edge wasted a glorious chance when he pulled his shot wide when clean through on Oswestry keeper Blower.
Although Town were relieved to hear the half-time whistle they were lifted within seconds of the re-start when Jamie Hunter put in a low free kick and TNS defender Steve Evans sliced the ball high and far from handsomely into his own goal.
From then on Oswestry virtually ran the show and with a bit more luck would have won the tie comfortably.
The man to suffer more ill fortune than most was Oswestry's new signing Ross Jeffries who lashed a close range effort against the keeper's knees, then saw a close range header clawed away by Lee
Williams and finally struck a stunning volley against a TNS defender who knew very little about it.
But, in between Tim Alexander had the best chance of the game for TNS when he eluded Oswestry's offside trap and lobbed keeper Blower from 25 yards but fortunately for the home side his shot trickled past the far post.
Referee: C.W.Bodenham

Goalscorers
Steve Evans, og (50) John Toner (36)
Starting line-ups
Blower
Jones
Hunter
O'Shaughnessy
B Jeffries
Fairhurst
Powell
Bridges
Rogers
Ross Jeffries
Price
Lee Williams
Lee Coathup
Tim Edwards
Steve Evans
Tommy Holmes
Tim Alexander
Chris Edge
Mark Roberts
Maurice Doyle
Jonathon Jones
John Toner
Substitutes
Burgess
Ryan Jeffries
Taylor
Gareth Wilson
Ken McKenna
Gary Powell
Substitutions
Burgess -> B Jeffries (74)
Ryan Jeffries -> Bridges (76)
Taylor -> Price (82)
Gareth Wilson -> John Toner (70)
Gary Powell -> Mark Roberts (70)
Ken McKenna -> Jonathon Jones (73)
Yellows
None Mark Roberts (41)
Reds
None None
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