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Oct 20th 2001 at 14:30 Treflan Attendance 111
The New Saints
4 - 0
Port Talbot Town
Match report WELSH PREMIER
COMFORTABLE WIN DESPITE MISSED CHANCES

UNBEATEN at home this season TNS stay third in the League of Wales after a comfortable win at Treflan.
Port Talbot had made a bright start with Kevin Bartley having an angled strike cleared off the line by Chris Taylor, but the Saints took a grip and should have run out more emphatic victors.
The hosts never looked back after taking the lead on 26 minutes when a brisk move saw Robby Wood cross from the left, debutant Derek Ward headed back into the goalmouth and John Toner drilled the ball in from close range.
TNS doubled their lead on half-time when Gary Powell stepped over Ward's pass, leaving Dave Bridgewater in acres of space to fire into the comer from the edge of the box.
Toner then spurned two golden chances either side of the interval with the goal at his mercy while also striking the post.
But Toner's lapses were not costly as he made no mistake on 54 minutes after keeper Gareth Scantlebury had failed to hold Nicky Ward's shot.
With the visiting defence at full stretch, Gary Powell added a fourth on 66 minutes -when he latched onto a through ball from substitute Steve Anthrobus to fire under Scantlebury.
Ward and Bridgwater squandered further good chances to have increased the tally but by then the points were safely secured.
Referee: R A Jones

Goalscorers
John Toner (26)
David Bridgwater (45)
John Toner (55)
Gary Powell (67)
None
Starting line-ups
Dean Williams
Derek Ward
Robbie Wood
Chris Taylor
Tim Alexander
Tommy Holmes
Ricky Evans
David Bridgwater
Nicky Ward
Gary Powell
John Toner
Scantlebury
I Morgan
Jones
Cockings
Davies
Vaughan
Thomas
Pengelly
Beddard
Wigley
Bartley
Substitutes
Mark Powell
Lee Coathup
Steve Anthrobus
Timothy
Hagjato
Lewis
Substitutions
Steve Anthrobus -> John Toner (64)
Mark Powell -> Ricky Evans (69)
Lee Coathup -> Tommy Holmes (73)
Timothy -> I Morgan (58)
Hagjato -> Vaughan (68)
Lewis -> Beddard (76)
Yellows
None None
Reds
None None
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NOTE: For comparison purposes, teams are referred to throughout all seasons by their current names.
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.