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Sep 10th 2002 at 19:30 Treflan Attendance 114
The New Saints
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Rhyl FC
Match report CHALLENGE CUP

THRASHED 5-0 at Treflan on the opening day of the season, Rhyl more than made amends by knocking TNS out of the Cup.
Although they should have been favourites after a 1-1 draw at Belle Vue, the Saints created few goal scoring opportunities.
In a tough encounter, it was the visitors who eventually made the breakthrough in the final minute.
To add insult to injury it was former Saint Gary Powell, who crashed the ball past keeper Gerard Doherty in injury time after the home defence had failed to clear a right wing cross. Powell also scored Rhyl's first leg goal.
Referee: G M Davies

None Gary Powell (90)
Starting line-ups
Gerard Doherty
Steve Evans
Chris Taylor
Tim Alexander
Scott Ruscoe
David Bridgwater
Gary Brabin
John Leah
Nicky Ward
Justin Perry
Michael Wilde
D Williams
M Powell
J Brewerton
M Jackson
T Edwards
G Wilson
M Chalk
A Moran
G Powell
C McGinn
S Walters
Chris King
Robbie Wood
John Toner
Robbie Wood -> Steve Evans (56)
John Toner -> Michael Wilde (65)
Tim Alexander (81)
McGinn (74)
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.