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Dec 16th 2003 at 19:30 Belle Vue Attendance 425
Rhyl FC
3 - 1
The New Saints
Match report CHALLENGE CUP / 2nd Round / 2nd Leg

Heads up, as Jimmy Aggrey clears for TNS.
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RHYL FIGHT BACK TO CLINCH SEMI SPOT

SAINTS suffered only their second domestic defeat of the season, again at the hands of Rhyl, who progress to the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup.
It was former Treflan duo, the Powell brothers, who inflicted most of the damage, with the aid of the lively Marc Limbert, who also once wore a Saints' shirt.
Holding a 1-0 advantage from the first leg, TNS cleared an Andy Moran shot off the line after six minutes.
Rhyl keeper Paul Smith then produced fine saves to deny Mike Wilde twice and Simon Davies.
But Saints doubled their aggregate lead with a vital away goal after 28 minutes.
Justin Perry's cross from the right wing was helped across goal by Jimmy Aggrey, for Nicky Ward to crash a shot past Rhyl keeper Smith from 15 yards.
The home side's response was immediate, as Limbert's cross was headed out to Gary Powell, who hit a low shot into the net past Ged Doherty.
Limbert again turned provider from a free kick on the left four minutes before the break and Mark Powell rose to place his header into the far corner.
Andy Moran missed a good chance early in the second period and a Stuart Graves pile-driver was tipped over the bar by Doherty's fingertips, before Rhyl scored the clincher with the best move of the night on the hour.
Chris Adamson's superb cross-field ball found Limbert in space on the right and his inch-perfect cross was swept into the net by Chris McGinn at the far post.
TNS stepped up the pressure but failed to produce any telling shots on target, with Steve Evans having his effort saved from a Brabin free kick and Aggrey unluckily hitting the crossbar.
Saints missed the influence of Naylor and King down the flanks, although Scott Ruscoe made a welcome return from injury as substitute.
But Rhyl more than deserved their place in the last four with a committed display in front of their biggest crowd of the season at Belle Vue.
Referee: B Lawlor

Goalscorers
Gary Powell (29)
Mark Powell (41)
Chris McGinn (60)
Nicky Ward (28)
Starting line-ups
Paul Smith
Steve Walters
Stuart Graves
Lee Atherton
Timmy Edwards
Mark Powell
Chris McGinn
Marc Limbert
Andy Moran
Gary Powell
Chris Adamson
Gerard Doherty
Jimmy Aggrey
Steve Evans
Tommy Holmes
Steven Beck
Simon Davies
David Bridgwater
Gary Brabin
Nicky Ward
Michael Wilde
Justin Perry
Substitutes
Stuart White
Gareth Evans
Martyn Chalk
Chris Taylor
Craig Blakemore
Steve Lalley
James Hesketh
Scott Ruscoe
Substitutions
Martyn Chalk -> Steve Walters (90) Chris Taylor -> Tommy Holmes (21)
Scott Ruscoe -> Steven Beck (62)
Yellows
Steve Walters (71)
Timmy Edwards (75)
Marc Limbert (87)
Scott Ruscoe (72)
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.