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Sep 28th 2002 at 14:30 The Oval Attendance 153
Caernarfon Town
1 - 1
The New Saints
Match report WELSH PREMIER
MISSED CHANCES PROVE COSTLY

TNS counted the cost of missed opportunities after suffering a frustrating 1-1 Welsh Premier draw at Caernarfon Town.
Saints carved the better chances throughout but needed an 83rd minute leveller from Nicky Ward to salvage a point.
A combination of wasteful finishing and fine goalkeeping from Danny Holdcroft conspired to deny the Saints. Gary Brabin forced a fine save from Holdcroft with his goalbound header early on, with striker Steve Anthrobus nodding the rebound over the bar.
Tim Alexander - red cardedHoldcroft then superbly turned away a 26th minute header from Anthrobus while John Toner blazed over from four yards and saw another effort well saved. Despite their chances, TNS were stunned on the hour when two former Saints players combined to give Caernarfon the lead, Frank Mottram volleying home in superb style from 16 yards after latching onto Scott Millington's free kick.
With frustration boiling over, TNS were reduced to 10 men four minutes later with Tim Alexander (pictured) red-carded following a tangle with Danny Barton on the ground.
The Saints, however, continued to push and earned parity on 83 minutes as substitute Justin Perry crossed from the right, the ball finding Ward who made no mistake from close range.
Referee: N L Morgan

Goalscorers
Mottram (60) Nicky Ward (84)
Starting line-ups
Holdcroft
P.Roberts
Millington
Challinor
Brandreth
Smyth
Baker
Peters
Barton
Mottram
Williams.
Sub not used:
Mackenzie
Dean Williams
Martyn Naylor
Tommy Holmes
Tim Alexander
Scott Ruscoe
David Bridgwater
Gary Brabin
John Leah
Nicky Ward
Steve Anthrobus
John Toner
Substitutes
Jellicoe
L Roberts
Mackenzie
Robbie Wood
Chris Taylor
Justin Perry
Substitutions
Jellicoe -> Brandreth (46)
L Roberts -> Baker (55)
Chris Taylor -> David Bridgwater (66)
Justin Perry -> Steve Anthrobus (70)
Yellows
Holdcroft (5)
Millington (23)
None
Reds
None Tim Alexander (65)
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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.