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Apr 27th 2004 at 19:30 Treflan Attendance 209
The New Saints
3 - 2
Connah's Quay Nomads
Match report WELSH PREMIER

Michael Wilde rises to head Saints' third goal from Martyn Naylor's corner.
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SAINTS duly won their final home game of the season to return to the top of the table.
But their season-long failure to convert chances into goals ensured a nail-biting finish for the Treflan faithful.
Leading 3-1 and apparently cruising to victory, TNS conceded a second soft goal of the evening from a Jon Kenworthy corner to a header from veteran striker Stuart Rain to set-up a nervy final quarter of an hour.
Saints had dominated an injury-hit Nomads outfit for most of the game, but after taking the lead mid-way through the first-half, they went in only level at the break.
Player of the season Steve Evans rose high above the Connah's Quay defence to head home from Martyn Naylor's corner on 24, but from the visitors' first corner on the stroke of half-time, Gareth Owen replied, heading unmarked at the near post past Richard Acton.
Naylor's set piece kicks had caused havoc in the Quay rearguard, not least to former Treflan keeper Lee Williams, but Saints were unable to add to their tally.
But a marked change in tempo saw Ken McKenna's men take control within 12 minutes of the restart.
Evans appeared to have scored from a well-rehearsed set piece, but Nicky Ward was controversially flagged offside as he ran from deep to provide the cross.
But the Nomads' relief was short lived. Lee Williams gifted the second goal after 54 minutes when he fumbled Steven Beck's shot and the lively John Toner nipped in to score from the rebound.
And three minutes later, Michael Wilde added the third when he headed in from the edge of the six yard box after yet another telling Naylor cross.
TNS never reached the heights of their recent performances, but did enough to claim the win, with Barry Hogan outstanding at right back and Toner, recapturing his appetite and pace, a constant threat.
But at this stage of the season, points mean prizes, and Saints will be satisfied that they have kept up the pressure on rivals Rhyl.
Referee: M Jones

Steve Evans (24)
John Toner (54)
Michael Wilde (57)
Gareth Owen (45)
Stuart Rain (76)
Starting line-ups
Richard Acton
Martyn Naylor
Steve Evans
Tommy Holmes
Chris Taylor
Scott Ruscoe
Steven Beck
Barry Hogan
Nicky Ward
Michael Wilde
John Toner
Lee Williams
Stuart Terry
Dean Tuft
Paul Mazzarella
Nicky Brookman
Chris Williams
Andy Griffiths
Tommy Mutton
Stuart Rain
Jon Kenworthy
Gareth Owen
David Bridgwater
Justin Perry
Jamie Wood
Andy Hughes
Chris Guy
James Gambino
James Catton
Rob Shaw
Jamie Wood -> Nicky Ward (68)
David Bridgwater -> Steven Beck (82)
Justin Perry -> Michael Wilde (82)
Chris Guy -> Andy Griffiths (84)
James Gambino -> Stuart Terry (86)
Martyn Naylor (8)
Tommy Mutton (58)
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NOTE: For comparison purposes, teams are referred to throughout all seasons by their current names.
Substitute minutes of 99 indicate actual times not known.
The New Saints played as Total Network Solutions from 1997 to end of season 2005/6.
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.