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Dec 29th 2001 at 14:30 Treflan Attendance 252
The New Saints
0 - 1
Cwmbran Town
Match report WELSH PREMIER
CWMBRAN END SAINTS' UNBEATEN RUN

TOTAL Network Solutions found it tough at the top as Cwmbran challenged their leadership and they watched the points slip away after an eight-match unbeaten run.
The Saints just about shaded the first 45 minutes. But they failed to exploit scoring chances and Cwmbran's defence restricted them to long-range shots, mostly held by Pat O'Hagan.
The Saints' Ricky Evans went closest in a goalless first half. He shot wide after 14 minutes but was unlucky 10 minutes later when he spotted O'Hagan off his line. Evans shot from 40 yards with the keeper scrambling back, but the ball hit the bar and bounced over.
Ricky Evans and Justin Perry threatened for the Saints after 58 minutes and O'Hagan was hurt as he collided accidentally with Perry.
O'Hagan later went off for attention, Jason Welsh taking over.
Cwmbran were awarded a penalty after 74 minutes and the decision proved so controversial that three TNS protesting players were booked.
The Saints claimed Nathan Cottrell's shot had struck Gary Powell.
Anthony Wright's spot kick was an anti-climax as it hit the bar.
Welsh held a Perry free kick after 78 minutes and six minutes from the end of ordinary time the visiting Crows finally broke the deadlock.
TNS failed to clear an attack and Sean Mainwaring created space on the right and crossed low for top scorer Carl Hughes to net from six yards.
TNS battled for an equaliser during eight minutes added time but Cwmbran took the points home.
Referee: A D Hutchinson

Goalscorers
None Hughes (84)
Starting line-ups
Gerard Doherty
Robbie Wood
Tim Alexander
Chris Taylor
Tommy Holmes
Chris Edge
Ricky Evans
John Leah
Nicky Ward
Justin Perry
Gary Powell
O'Hagan
Mainwaring
Smothers
Wharton
Carter
Wright
Wigg
Watkins
Hughes
Davies
Cotterrall
Substitutes
Mark Powell
David Bridgwater
John Toner
Welsh
Carter
Pattimore
Substitutions
John Toner -> Tommy Holmes (56)
David Bridgwater -> Chris Edge (90)
Welsh -> O'Hagan (66)
James -> Carter (90)
Yellows
Chris Taylor (74)
Gary Powell (75)
Wigg (87)
Reds
None None
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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.