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Apr 9th 2005 at 14:30 Treflan Attendance 301
The New Saints
2 - 0
Cwmbran Town
Match report WELSH PREMIER

Marc Lloyd-Williams receives congratulations from fellow striker Mike Wilde after scoring the first goal
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Saints put one hand on the trophy

THE Welsh Premier League trophy was on hand in case results fell the way of TNS, but Rhyl's home win over Newtown means the champagne is still on ice.
The leaders fulfilled their part of the bargain with a 2-0 win over Cwmbran, although a less-than-vintage performance kept their supporters on tenterhooks until the final 12 minutes.
The Saints had struggled to break down the Crows - who have a superb away record this season - and when the goal came it was an error from keeper Gareth Wesson that let in Marc Lloyd-Williams for his 32nd goal of the league campaign.
Michael Wilde made progress down the left and his dangerous cross was fumbled by Wesson, appearing to find the net via Crows' defender Kris Thomas, although the score was credited to Lloyd-Williams.
TNS made certain of the three points in the final minute when Scott Ruscoe's cross found Jamie Wood whose header was palmed away by Wesson to Wilde - voted supporters' player of the season - and the striker smashed home the rebound from four yards out.
Early pressure from TNS failed to bring any rewards, with Wilde and Wood shooting wide in the opening exchanges.
Lloyd-Williams went close at the near post with a snap header from Martin Naylor’s cross, but their best chance of the first spell came courtesy of Crows’ defender Paul Cochlin, whose attempted clearance from the feet of Wilde forced Wesson to palm the ball away at full stretch for a corner.
Jason Welsh and Kristian Hanbury had half chances for Cwmbran, but could not produce a telling finish.
Cwmbran rarely threatened, although TNS keeper Gerard Doherty was forced to flail away a 25-yard free-kick from Jamie Edwards which eluded everybody else in the box.
Edwards saw another set-piece effort saved low down by Doherty, but otherwise the Crows offered little attacking threat.
John Lawless also spurned a close range chance for the Saints which he smashed high and wide.
"The key word today was patience and we had to make sure we didn’t chase the game," said TNS manager Ken McKenna.
"At the end of the day, a draw wouldn’t have been a disaster. We plugged away, it wasn’t a great game but I think we just about deserved it."
Referee: N L Morgan

Marc Lloyd Williams (78)
Michael Wilde (90)
Starting line-ups
Gerard Doherty
Martyn Naylor
Steve Evans
Chris Taylor
Tommy Holmes
Scott Ruscoe
John Leah
Marc Lloyd Williams
Michael Wilde
John Lawless
Jamie Wood
Gareth Wesson
Terry Green
Kristian James
Paul Cochlin
Jason Perry
Mike Fowler
Jamie Edwards
Kris Thomas
Jason Welsh
Kristian Hanbury
Simon Heal
Matt Kirkham
Chris King
Michael Jackson
Rowan Ardill
John Toner
Andrew Mainwaring
Raith Plant
Keiron Porter
Nicholas Church
John Toner -> John Lawless (79)
Chris King -> Marc Lloyd Williams (89)
Andrew Mainwaring -> Jamie Edwards (84)
Raith Plant -> Kristian Hanbury (84)
Keiron Porter -> Terry Green (88)
None Terry Green (29)
Gareth Wesson (39)
Jason Perry (68)
None None
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