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Mar 30th 2002 at 14:30 Treflan Attendance 166
The New Saints
3 - 0
Carmarthen Town
Match report WELSH PREMIER
TONER BRACE KEEPS TNS IN TOUCH

TNS stayed in sight of the league leaders with a 3-0 success over Carmarthen Town thanks to a double strike from John Toner.
The marksman put the Saints on course for the points with a 13th minute opener when, after linking-up with Robbie Wood on the right, he turned a defender on the edge of the box before firing a fierce strike into the corner of the net.
Steve Evans and Justin Perry both failed to find a way past keeper Alex Davies with headed efforts as clear-cut chances were at a premium in the first half.
Toner should have increased the home lead when firing wide but TNS made no mistake on the hour when Nicky Ward found Scott Ruscoe on the right edge of the box, and the midfielder curled a sweet shot into the far corner of the net.
This spurred Carmarthen into their best moments but Lee Jones's long range effort and John Keaveny's header were both turned over the bar by keeper Gerard Doherty.
The lively Toner struck the post while Ruscoe also fired narrowly wide from 35 yards as the hosts carved the better openings.
But the third goal arrived 10 minutes from time when substitute Steve Anthrobus, with his first touch, released Toner to smash home his second of the game.
Referee: B Lawlor

Goalscorers
John Toner (13)
Scott Ruscoe (59)
John Toner (80)
None
Starting line-ups
Gerard Doherty
Derek Ward
Robbie Wood
Steve Evans
Chris Taylor
Tommy Holmes
Scott Ruscoe
John Leah
Nicky Ward
Justin Perry
John Toner
Davies
Miller
W Jones
W Thomas
O'Brien
Barnhouse
L Jones
Johnston
Keaveney
Chapple
Nicholls
Substitutes
Tim Alexander
Jodie Jenkins
Steve Anthrobus
Hicks
Meredith
Fayers
Substitutions
Jodie Jenkins -> Nicky Ward (68)
Steve Anthrobus -> Justin Perry (79)
Tim Alexander -> John Leah (85)
Hicks -> O'Brien (70)
Meredith -> Johnston (32)
Yellows
Steve Anthrobus (88)
Chapple (36)
Reds
None None
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The New Saints played as Total Network Solutions from 1997 to end of season 2005/6.
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Port Talbot Town played as Port Talbot Athletic prior to 2001/2.
Total Network Solutions played as Llansantffraid FC prior to 1997/8.
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