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Sep 3rd 2004 at 19:30 Belle Vue Attendance 1053
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Match report WELSH PREMIER

Marc Lloyd-Williams celebrates his winner.
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Jiws ensures justice is done

SAINTS laid their Rhyl bogy with a well-deserved victory at Belle Vue.
But the win was nearly snatched from their grasp after Chris McGinn had wiped out Scott Ruscoe's third minute opener with a 76th minute scrambled effort.
Once again, Marc Lloyd-Williams proved to be the super-sub, coming on with just over 10 minutes left and scoring with his first touch.
He latched onto a long clearance from defence, spotted Rhyl keeper Paul Smith off his line and struck a superb shot over his head into the roof of the net from just inside the box.
The goal signalled a final few minutes of intense Rhyl pressure, but TNS weathered a flurry of corners and free kicks to hold out for a win which means so much to everyone at Treflan.
Ken McKenna's men got the perfect start after Timmy Edwards had caused a few heart flutters with an early header from a corner. With just three minutes gone, Steven Beck was brought down on the edge of the box and Scott Ruscoe planted his free-kick perfectly into Smith's left hand corner.
A last ditch tackle by Chris King denied Lillies' striker Peter Smith after good work from Leyton Maxwell, with John Toner forcing the Rhyl keeper into a good save at the other end.
Gerard Doherty showed his class with a fine stop from Smith when he was through on goal just four minutes after the break and Beck fired over the bar a few minutes later.
But the defining moment of the game came with 20 minutes to go. Jimmy Aggrey was harshly ruled to have fouled in the box, but Doherty reacted superbly to stop Maxwell's penalty and a follow-up shot.
The relief was short-lived, as Atherton delivered a good free kick and the ball fell to McGinn who scrambled it into the net.
But Rhyl joy was equally brief as Jiws restored the Saints' advantage.
Referee: B Lawlor

Goalscorers
Chris McGinn (76) Scott Ruscoe (3)
Marc Lloyd Williams (82)
Starting line-ups
Peter Smith
Leyton Maxwell
Greg Stones
Lee Atherton
Timmy Edwards
Stuart Graves
Mark Powell
Gareth Wilson
Gary Powell
Peter Smith
Chris Adamson
Gerard Doherty
Chris King
Jimmy Aggrey
Steve Evans
Tommy Holmes
Scott Ruscoe
Steven Beck
Nicky Ward
John Lawless
John Toner
Jamie Wood
Substitutes
Chris McGinn
Lee Hunt
Michael Keegan
Chris Taylor
Marc Lloyd Williams
Michael Wilde
Substitutions
Chris McGinn -> Gary Powell (70)
Lee Hunt -> Peter Smith (70)
Michael Wilde -> John Toner (70)
Marc Lloyd Williams -> Nicky Ward (78)
Chris Taylor -> Steven Beck (84)
Yellows
Gareth Wilson (36) Steve Evans (27)
Jimmy Aggrey (85)
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.