TNS BLOW IN RACE FOR SECOND
TNS saw their chances of claiming runners-up spot in the League of Wales fade after slipping to a 3-0 defeat at title chasing Bangor City.
Saints had plenty of the game but paid the price for two first half lapses, the first after just 35 seconds when Ricky Evans failed to clear with his head and the ball fell for Marc Lloyd Williams whose mis-hit effort looped into the net from eight yards.
More defensive hesitation on 22 minutes then saw Huw Griffiths crash home a second from inside the box to put the hosts in charge.
But TNS had their moments as they looked to push forward with Nicky Ward's first half lob from the left bouncing off the bar.
Despite their possession, the visitors struggled to find a way past Bangor keeper Phil Priestley although Scott Ruscoe volleyed against the post from the edge of the box on 74 minutes.
And it was Bangor who had the last word with Paul Roberts firing the third from 20 yards after being released by Simon Davies.
Despite the defeat, TNS are still well placed to finish third which should be enough to gain a UEFA Cup place.