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Sep 23rd 1997 at 19:30 Treflan Attendance 260
The New Saints
3 - 1
Welshpool Town
Match report WELSH PREMIER
SAINTS FINALLY GET FIRST WIN

TNS grabbed their first win of the season at the ninth attempt with a dominant display against local rivals Welshpool.
Saints were ahead in the first minute when John Leah fired home from 25 yards, although 'Pool keeper Russ Cadwallader would be disappointed he allowed the long-range effort to beat him at his near post.
Cadwallader was on his toes to tip an Arwel Jones header over the bar 15 minutes later, as Paul Mullen swung in a dangerous free kick.
Welshpool could have levelled when a backpedalling defence allowed Chris Roberts to charge through the centre and the ball broke for Neil Price, who shot just wide.
But Saints had much the better of the game and strung together the best moves of the match in a ten minute spell before the interval.
A Leah lay back was wasted by Gary Curtis after good approach work from the provider and Adie Jones carved out a headed chance for Ian Evans.
Curtis quickly atoned for his wild shot with a pinpoint cross which Adie Jones unselfishly headed back across goal for Gary Powell to rip into the roof of the net.
Andy Mulliner did well to palm away a Roberts shot before the break.
On the hour, Simon Edwards and Marcus Lokier made a hash of clearing Stuart Pickthall's harmless cross, allowing Curtis to sneak in and kill the game off from close range.
Jones could have put TNS four up before Roberts gained a consolation for 'Pool from Dave Powell's well measured centre in the final minute.
Referee:

Goalscorers
John Leah (1)
Gary Powell (32)
Gary Curtis (65)
Chris Roberts (90)
Starting line-ups
Andy Mulliner
Gary Curtis
Stuart Pickthall
Arwel Jones
Mike Brown
Gary Jones
Ian Evans
Paul Mullen
John Leah
Adrian Jones
Gary Powell
Substitutes
Gareth Williams
Dave Timms
Paul Bowyer
Substitutions
Gareth Williams -> Ian Evans (99)
None
Yellows
None None
Reds
None None
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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.