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Feb 8th 2003 at 14:30 Runtech Stadium Attendance 182
Afan Lido
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Total Network Solutions
Match report WELSH PREMIER
WILDE HAT-TRICK IN AFAN ROMP

Mike Wilde bagged a hat-trickMIKE Wilde claimed a hat-trick as Total Network Solutions stormed back to the top of the Mitsubishi Welsh Premier with a 6-0 romp at Afan Lido.
Having suffered a surprise 2-0 reverse against Caernarfon the previous week, the Llansantffraid title chasers showed no ill effects as they powered into a five-goal interval lead against their shellshocked hosts. Lido had started the brighter, but the Saints never looked back once Wilde had forced in a 15th minute opener via defender Phil Holmes after Gary Brabin's right wing cross had been parried.
The impressive Brabin headed a second from Dave Bridgewater's 28th minute free kick and Wilde's perseverance saw the young striker chip in a third following a determined run four minutes later.
Lido had their moments, twice rattling the woodwork, but the points were in the bag as TNS struck twice more before the interval.
Wilde completed his hat-trick when crashing home a shot following another surging run on 41 minutes and Nicky Ward produced another clinical finish moments later when beating a couple of defenders and blasting his shot into the net.
The Saints never looked likely to relinquish their grip in the second half, and completed victory five minutes from time when Ward pounced on a deep free kick from Tim Alexander before rifling his shot into the net.
Referee: N L Morgan

Goalscorers
None Holmes (og) (15)
Gary Brabin (28)
Michael Wilde (32)
Michael Wilde (42)
Nicky Ward (83)
Starting line-ups
Thomas
Walters
Parry
P Evans
Holmes
Rickard
Pearson
C J Evans
Bartley
O'Leary
McCreesh
Gerard Doherty
Robbie Wood
Tommy Holmes
Chris Taylor
Tim Alexander
Nicky Ward
Scott Ruscoe
David Bridgwater
Gary Brabin
Michael Wilde
Paul Gedman
Substitutes
Reddy
Platt
Patton
Tom Cudworth
Simon Heal
John Toner
Substitutions
Reddy -> Walters(68)
Platt -> C J Evans (62)
Patton -> McCreesh (75)
Simon Heal -> Scott Ruscoe (48)
Tom Cudworth -> Tommy Holmes (66)
Yellows
Evans (13)
Walters (31)
Holmes (62)
Gary Brabin (10)
Nicky Ward (62)
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.