TNS miss chance to finish with a win
TNS ended their championship winning campaign in generous mood by throwing away a two-goal lead in a game they should have won by four or five goals.
The Saints got off to a perfect start when Marc Lloyd-Williams put them ahead after just seven minutes with a superb 18-yard lob over keeper Neil Thomas, after he had beaten the off-side trap to collect Nicky Ward's through pass.
Just after the hour, Jamie Wood added a second after Scott Ruscoe's 18-yarder had hit the post. It rebounded to Wood whose first effort was saved by Thomas and the striker put the ball into the back of the net with his second attempt.
TNS were in cruise control, rarely troubled by the Port Talbot attack, but they took their foot off the pedal and paid the penalty by gifting two goals with defensive errors.
A Robert Cockings free-kick was headed by a Saints'defender straight to the feet of Luke Bowen, who made no mistake from close range.
Five minutes later, Cockings found Lee John unmarked at the far post and he accepted the gift to level the scores.
Lloyd-Williams should have put TNS out of sight when heading over from three yards out and John Toner could have put his side back in front, only to be denied by a goal-line clearance.
An anti-climactic end to the title winning season, with Saints now looking to complete the double in a fortnight's time.