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Mar 28th 2005 at 14:30 Treflan Attendance 353
The New Saints
1 - 0
NEWI Cefn Druids
Match report WELSH PREMIER

Joy for Saints when Lloyd-Williams scored in the first minute.
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Mackin villain to hero restricts TNS

DRUIDS' keeper Louis Mackin gifted Saints a goal after just 32 seconds and then produced a string of fine saves to stop any further damage.
The 1-0 scoreline was enough to send TNS eight points clear at the top, as Rhyl lost at home to Bangor.
From the first TNS attack, Martin Naylor fed Jamie Wood who sent a weak shot goalwards, but Mackin allowed it to bounce from his gloves and Marc Lloyd-Williams seized on the chance to take the ball away from the hapless keeper and fire into an empty net.
Mackin was quickly in action again to save superbly from Nicky Ward and again from Lloyd-Williams.
But the early goal and TNS pressure did not bring the expected goal glut. Saints gradually ran out of attacking ideas as they foundered on the Druids' backline, although they were denied what appeared to be cast-iron penalty claims in both halves.
Lloyd-Williams was felled in the 40th minute as was Naylor when attempting a shot on the hour, but referee Steve Hames wasn't interested in either case.
Lloyd-Williams laid off cleverly for Scott Ruscoe to bring another good save from Mackin with a 20-yarder before Nicky Ward was felled by Aled Rowlands as he chased down the left.
Ward immediately confronted the Druids' skipper who threw himself to the ground and Hames fell for the con trick and red-carded Ward.
TNS then almost paid the price for failing to convert their chances when substitute Carwyn Davies hooked a shot from the edge of the box just over the angle of the far post.
Mackin was booked as he saved at Ruscoe's feet in the last minute, but at the final whistle the home fans were just happy with the points - and the earlier news from Belle Vue.
Referee: Steve Hames

Marc Lloyd Williams (1)
Starting line-ups
Gerard Doherty
Martyn Naylor
Steve Evans
Chris Taylor
Tommy Holmes
Scott Ruscoe
John Leah
Nicky Ward
Marc Lloyd Williams
John Lawless
Jamie Wood
Louis Mackin
Aled Rowlands
Martin Beattie
Mark Hobson
Gareth Barton
John Main
Ian Williams
Andrew Edgar
Darren Williams
Ian Andrews
Mike Thompson
Rob Ablewhite
Chris King
Mark Davies
Michael Wilde
John Toner
Mick McLean
Tony Dunn
Carwyn Davies
Kevin Evans
Michael Wilde -> John Lawless (61)
Chris King -> Marc Lloyd Williams (80)
Carwyn Davies -> Mike Thompson (70)
None Aled Rowlands (78)
Louis Mackin (90)
Nicky Ward (78)
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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.