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Dec 18th 2004 at 14:30 Afan Lido Stadium
0 - 2
Total Network Solutions
John Leah gets up to challenge Carl Evans
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Saints strike power sinks Lido
MARC Lloyd-Williams and Michael Wilde added to their ever-growing Welsh Premier League goals tally as TNS overcame Lido 2-0.
But it took the Saints more than an hour to breach the home side's stubborn rearguard on a rain-soaked surface at Aberavon.
John Leah crossed from the left for Lloyd-Williams to sent his header from the edge of the six yard box past Lido keeper Brian Thomas.
Gerard Doherty in the TNS goal was a virtual spectator as Saints dominated proceedings against a struggling Lido outfit who showed little ambition other than to keep their lines intact.
John Leah powered a 20-yard free-kick just wide in the second minute and Thomas did well to keep out another 20-yarder from the skipper.
Lloyd-Williams sent a header just over the bar, but John Lawless had to come to Saints' rescue with a goal-line clearance from Carl Evans in a rare Lido attack just before the interval.
Steve Evans joined up with the attack and twice headed over from Naylor corners, with another effort just tipped over the bar by Thomas.
Wilde made certain of the points three minutes from time when he dived to send a close range header past Thomas from Martin Naylor's free kick.
Lido almost grabbed a late consolation but Gerard Doherty dived to push away a Karl Reynolds effort.
The game ended on a sour note when a Lido fan charged the barriers to attack TNS players as they came off the pitch and also assaulted a visiting spectator.
D C Richards
Carl J Evans
Greg Hurley - Karl Lewis (49)
Sacha Walters - Kevin Bartley (65)
Matthew Driscoll - Justin Williams (81)
Paul Reid (37)
Phil Holmes (90)
Carl J Evans (90)
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NEWI Cefn Druids played as Flexsys Cefn Druids prior to 2003/4.
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Total Network Solutions played as Llansantffraid FC prior to 1997/8.
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