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Aug 8th 1996 at 19:45 Racecourse Ground, Wrexham Attendance 2100
Total Network Solutions 1 - 1 KS Ruch Chorzow (Poland)
Match report EUROPEAN CUP WINNERS CUP / Qualifying Round 1st Leg
SAINTS ALIVE AS THOMAS STUNS POLES

TNS v Ruch ChorzowPOLISH Cup winners Ruch Chorzow had several internationals in their side and Saints' prospects of getting a result appeared slim, especiallly when Dariusz Gesior headed the visitors in front after just six minutes.
The Poles seemed happy with their away goal and Saints were able to gain confidence as the game wore on, pushing deeper into the visitors' half and putting them under pressure.
Simon Abercrombie sounded a warning note in the 75th minute when he hit a 25 yard volley just wide of the post into the side metting, with goalkeeper Kolodziejczyk well beaten.
The goal came in the 82nd minute, when a shot from Aneurin Thomas from the right edge of the box was deflected by a defender.
This stung Ruch Chorzow into an all out attack for the remainder of the game, but some stubborn defending and a couple of fine saves from Andy Mulliner ensured Saints hung on for a draw.

Photo: Arwel Jones (left) and Mike Davies turn away in delight as a low 18-yard strike from Aneurin Thomas eludes the Chorzow keeper.
Referee:

Goalscorers
Aneurin Thomas (82)
Dariusz Gesior (6)
Starting line-ups
Andy Mulliner
Gary Curtis
John Whelan
Arwel Jones
Aneurin Thomas
Mike Brown
Gary Evans
Adrian Jones
Tomi Morgan
Chris Whelan
Andy Edwards
Simon Abercrombie
Kolodziejczyk
Fornalak
Peniazek
M Bak
Jsworski
A Bak
Mosor
Rowicki
Gesior
Srutwa
Grzeski
Substitutes
Simon Jones
Gary Jones
Darren Barrett
Mike Davies
Wawrzycek
Mizia
Piotr
Gasior
Baszczynski
Substitutions
Mike Davies -> Tomi Morgan (80)
Wawrzycek -> Rowicki (67)
Mizia -> Srutwa (80)
Yellows
None None
Reds
None None
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