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Nov 21st 2003 at 19:30 Deeside Stadium Attendance 456
Connah's Quay Nomads
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Total Network Solutions
Match report WELSH PREMIER

Nomads celebrate Rain's goal.
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TNS extended their unbeaten away run in the Welsh Premier to 27 games on Deeside, but at times it was a close call against a battling Connah's Quay.
In a sub-standard Saints' performance, several players failed to spark and in the end a draw was a fair result.
Despite having all the early pressure, TNS fell behind after 10 minutes.
Jamie Wood saw his shot saved by the feet of Andy Hughes in Nomads' goal, but the home side broke away with a flowing counter attack.
A quick throw-in on the left released Stuart Rain and, as Jimmy Aggrey stopped to claim he had been fouled, the striker somehow drilled a superb shot past Dean Williams from the narrowest of angles.
Twice during the first period Tommy Mutton spurned chances to put Nomads further ahead with Williams saving at his feet on both occasions.
In between, Jamie Wood pulled Saints level.
When Dean Tuft slipped on the greasy surface, Wood picked up the ball on the left before turning to fire past Hughes, with the help of a deflection from a Quay defender.
If there were few clear cut openings in the first half, the second period was positively barren.
Long spells of scrappy play were restricted to the middle third, with Saints confined to long range efforts from Brabin and a Nicky Ward free kick.
But TNS did have a golden chance to end the stalemate nine minutes from time, when Ward was clear on goal but could only shoot at the keeper, who saved well.
Brabin's last minute 25-yarder was tipped over for a corner by Hughes.
Nomads' only threats came from a late Tommy Mutton run which was halted inside the six yard area, and a Gareth Owen shot which was saved by Williams.
Manager Ken McKenna thought the draw was a fair result. "We never really got going - our defence was poor in the opening period and we lacked something in midfield," he said.
The game attracted the largest League crowd on Deeside since the visit of Barry three years ago.
Referee: Brian Lawlor

Stuart Rain (10) Jamie Wood (37)
Starting line-ups
Andy Hughes
Nicky Brookman
Dean Tuft
Craig Hutchinson
George Horan
Paul Mazzarella
Andy Griffiths
Tommy Mutton
Stuart Rain
Jon Kenworthy
Gareth Owen
Dean Williams
Martin Naylor
Chris King
Tommy Holmes
Jimmy Aggrey
Chris Taylor
Steven Beck
David Bridgwater
Gary Brabin
Michael Wilde
Jamie Wood
Rob Chesters
Craig Lawtow
Mark Higham
Steve Evans
Neil Prescott
Nicky Ward
Simon Davies
David Lewis
Craig Lawton -> Jon Kenworthy (61)
Rob Chesters -> Stuart Rain (79)
Nicky Ward -> Steven Beck (61)
Steve Evans -> Jimmy Aggrey (64)
Simon Davies -> David Bridgwater (74)
Craig Hutchinson (80) None
None None
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