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Nov 16th 2004 at 19:30 Treflan Attendance 329
The New Saints
3 - 0
Newtown AFC
Match report WELSH PREMIER

John Lawless battles with Newtown's Danny Moon and Michael Brown
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Saints halt Newtown's charge

TNS continued their fine run of form in the Welsh Premier as Newtown's seven-game winning streak came to a grinding halt.
But it took Saints an hour to break down the Robins' resistance before Steven Beck put them on the road to victory.
Forced to name four youth players on the bench, Ken McKenna's injury problems mounted mid-way through the first half when Chris King was carried off with a cheekbone injury.
Playing with a strong wind at their backs, frontmen Mike Wilde and Marc Lloyd-Williams had little to work with as they chased a succession of long balls that were overhit.
And when Saints did find the target, the Robins' experienced stand-in keeper Marty Ellacott was more than equal to the task.
Newtown's Danny Barton almost put his side ahead just before the break when a 25-yard free kick just went over the angle and within 10 minutes of the restart, Gareth Sudlow sent another free kick against a post.
Substitute Barry Hogan finally found a way through the defence with a superb crossfield ball that found Beck who cut into the box before hammering a shot from 16 yards.
Once ahead, the Saints' superior class and fitness began to take its toll on the plucky visitors.
The lively John Lawless fired the second past Ellacott with the help of a defender's deflection and Mike Wilde rounded off the scoring when he controlled the ball to beat his marker with a suspicion of handball before lobbing the keeper from 10 yards to ensure there was no way back for Roger Preece's men.
Referee: M A Jones

Steven Beck (62)
John Lawless (71)
Michael Wilde (78)
Starting line-ups
Gerard Doherty
Martyn Naylor
Chris King
Steve Evans
Tommy Holmes
Chris Taylor
Scott Ruscoe
Steven Beck
Marc Lloyd Williams
Michael Wilde
John Lawless
Marty Ellacott
Daniel Moon
Martin Giles
Gareth Hughes
Mark Allen
Gareth Sudlow
Michael Brown
Danny Desormeaux
Danny Field
Danny Barton
Andrew Webb
Rob Ablewhite
Adam Hobson
Barry Hogan
Nathan Brown
Craig Ryan
Steve Futcher
Oliver Williams
Neil Gorman
Barry Hogan -> Chris King (26)
Craig Ryan -> Marc Lloyd Williams (86)
Nathan Brown -> Michael Wilde (89)
Neil Gorman -> Danny Field (78)
Oliver Williams -> Andrew Webb (78)
Steve Futcher -> Danny Desormeaux (82)
Chris Taylor (53)
Danny Desmoreaux (54)
Gareth Hughes (76)
Martin Giles (80)
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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.