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Nov 25th 2003 at 19:30 The Recreation Ground Attendance 240
Caersws FC
0 - 5
The New Saints
Match report FAW PREMIER CUP

Steve Evans, Tommy Holmes and Dean Williams can only watch as a Caersws cross fizzes dangerously across the goal mouth [Photo: John Baker]
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TNS made certain of their place in the last eight of the FAW Premier Cup with a powerful demolition of Caersws.
As the group turned out, Bangor City's failure to beat Aberystwyth meant a draw would have been good enough, but Saints made no mistake against their Powys rivals, who also qualify for the latter stages.
Key to the win was a superb midfield display from Simon Davies and Steven Beck, allied to an excellent all-round team effort.
Playing his best game since joining the club in the close season, Davies showed the full range of silky skills that endeared him to the Farrar Road faithful and earned him the League's player of the season accolade.
Young Steven Beck fulfilled the promise of some cameo performances with superb link-up play and two goals to add to his growing tally.
It was Davies who set TNS on the path to victory.
After a bright start in which home keeper Andy Mulliner denied Saints with saves from a Naylor free kick and King's 25-yarder, Davies sent a pinpoint cross from the left for Mike Wilde to head out of Mulliner's reach via the underside of the bar.
Although Graham Evans fired a 16-yard effort over the bar and Kevin Scott's free kick was blocked for Caersws, Saints had the better of the first half.
They made their dominance pay within a minute of the restart, when Steven Beck ran on to a through ball before jinking past defenders to place his shot into the far corner.
The midfield duo combined for the third just before the hour mark, when Davies crossed for Beck to chest down and dummy Mulliner to score.
Five minutes later it was all over when Mulliner parried a Naylor corner which fell to Chris King, who fired into the net through a crowded area.
Martyn Naylor had another free kick pushed wide by Mulliner, with Kevin Scott fizzing a cross-cum-shot across the goal at the other end.
Substitute John Leah created the fifth when, with Caersws appealing for offside, he lobbed the ball over the back line, collected it again on the right and crossed for Nicky Ward to score a deserved goal for his battling efforts up front.
Graham Jones drove across the TNS goal and Jamie Davies fired over late on, but it was too little, too late for the Bluebirds, who had been thoroughly outplayed on the night.
The only disappointing note for TNS was a yellow card for Jimmy Aggrey, who will now join Gary Brabin in sitting out the quarter-final tie.
Referee: M S Whitby

None Michael Wilde (22)
Steven Beck (46)
Steven Beck (57)
Chris King (63)
Nicky Ward (79)
Starting line-ups
Andy Mulliner
Andrew Thomas
Mark Howells
Colin Reynolds
Dylan McPhee
Chris Venables
Kevin Scott
Andrew Marfell
Graham Evans
Graham Jones
Andrew Davies
Dean Williams
Martyn Naylor
Chris King
Jimmy Aggrey
Tommy Holmes
Chris Taylor
Simon Davies
Steven Beck
David Bridgwater
Nicky Ward
Michael Wilde
Jamie Davies
Danny Pierce
Marc Lewis
Marc Probert
David Jones
Gerard Doherty
Steve Evans
John Leah
Ken McKenna
Justin Perry
Jamie Davies -> Dylan McPhee (64)
Danny Pierce -> Graham Jones (84)
Justin Perry -> Michael Wilde (60)
John Leah -> David Bridgwater (64)
Steve Evans -> Chris Taylor (68)
Kevin Scott (26)
Graham Jones (68)
Michael Wilde (26)
Jimmy Aggrey (37)
None None
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