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Sep 18th 2001 at 19:30 The Recreation Ground
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Total Network Solutions
TONER BRACE LOOKS GOOD ENOUGH
HOLDERS Caersws kept alive their defence of the League of Wales cup with a determined 2-2 draw against group leaders TNS.
Two goals from Sean Jehu twice cancelled out a John Toner brace for the visitors who themselves now look virtually assured of a place in the quarter-finals.
The Saints had made the perfect start when Toner found space on the left on 11 minutes before cutting in to beat keeper Matthew Griffiths with an angled effort that found the net via the far post.
Although chances were in short supply in the early stages, Caersws hit back on 27 minutes as Jehu headed in from dose range.
But the injury-hit hosts suffered a setback moments later as stand-in striker Geraint Lewis was carried off with a leg injury following a collision with TNS keeper Dean Williams.
The Saints restored their lead a minute into the second half when Toner tucked home his second of the night after the forward had again found room on the left.
But the visitors failed to build on this platform despite Toner and Nicky Ward having further chances following some hesitant defending.
The Bluebirds, however, responded in determined style, with Jehu sounding a warning when his crisp shot was pushed onto the bar by Williams on 75 minutes.
But two minutes later, the hosts were level when a quick break upfield saw Marc Hughes run from deep before releasing Jehu who crashed home his shot from the left of the box for his fourth goal of the season.
Both sides could have sneaked victory at the end, with TNS midfielder Jodie Jenkins being denied by keeper Griffiths after beating two defenders while at the other Martyn Griffiths and Jason Weetman both sent efforts narrowly over.
Sean Jehu (27)
Sean Jehu (76)
D Williams -> Lewis (37)
J Davies -> Richards (78)
D Williams (64)
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