TITLE HOPES FADE ON DEESIDE
SAINTS saw their faint title hopes virtually vanish in a 0-0 League of Wales stalemate at Connah's Quay.
Having hammered the same opposition 5-1 earlier in the season, TNS struggled to prise many clear-cut openings last night.
The result leaves the third placed Saints nine points behind leaders Barry Town with just one game in hand, with European soccer this summer now their realistic aim.
Saints held a tight defensive grip with keeper Gerard Doherty rarely troubled in goal.
The best chances fell for Ken McKenna's men in the second half with substitute Steve Anthrobus seeing a 20-yard strike tipped over the bar by Andy Mulliner.
The Saints, who face a crucial trip to close rivals Bangor City on Tuesday, were hit by an injury concern with top scorer John Toner limping off with a calf strain in the first half.