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Sep 26th 1998 at 14:30 Treflan Attendance 162
The New Saints
6 - 0
Rhyl FC
Match report WELSH PREMIER

TOTAL Network Solutions sounded a warning after moving fourth in the League of Wales with a 6-0 hammering of struggling Rhyl.
After failing to get into their stride in recent outings, the Llansantffraid men again started slowly as the Seasiders went close to a third minute lead when Steve Jones rounded keeper Andy Mulliner only to fire just wide of the post.
But the hosts never looked back after taking an eighth minute lead, when Garry Evans broke through to slot past Lee Darnborough after neat interplay with Damien Currier.
Timmy Edwards then fired in a second on the half hour against his former club after his header had been saved, before Gary Powell increased the lead on 56 minutes with a headed effort from a Gareth Wilson cross.
Wilson and Ryan both sent efforts narrowly off target as chances continued to flow, but it needed a fine fingertip save from Mulliner to deny Steve Jones at the other end, the keeper diving full length to tip the shot onto the post.
The Saints, who also had two strong claims for penalties rejected, continued to push forward and sealed victory with three late strikes.
Currier added a fourth when he headed home a Rob Morris cross on 77 minutes, and sub Danny Barton (83) nodded in a perfect cross from Darren Ryan, who was also provider a minute later for John Whelan to convert.

Gary Evans (8)
Tim Edwards (33)
Gary Powell (56)
Damien Currier (77)
Danny Barton (83)
John Whelan (84)
Starting line-ups
Andy Mulliner
Dewi Parry
Jamie Fairhurst
Tim Edwards
Steve O'Shaughnessy
Neil Marsh
Gareth Wilson
Darren Ryan
Gary Evans
Damien Currier
Gary Powell
John Whelan
Rob Morris
Danny Barton
Rob Morris -> Neil Marsh (64)
John Whelan -> Gary Powell (77)
Danny Barton -> Damien Currier (79)
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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.