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Jan 22nd 2002 at 19:30 Plas Kynaston Lane Attendance 127
NEWI Cefn Druids
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The New Saints
Match report CHALLENGE CUP / Quarter-final
SLENDER WIN PUTS TNS INTO SEMIS

A FIRST-half strike from Steve Anthrobus was enough to take Total Network Solutions into the semi-finals with a 1-0 success at Flexsys Cefn Druids.
Making his first start in almost two months, the former Shrewsbury Town hitman settled a closely fought encounter when he met Derek Ward's perfectly weighted cross from the right before heading firmly into the net.
Yet, with the slender advantage, the Saints could never afford to relax after being guilty of some wayward finishing despite having the edge for much of the night.
Justin Perry should have made matters more comfortable when he latched onto Mark Powell's 72nd minute pass over the defence but the striker could only lob over the bar with just keeper Dave Blower to beat.
This summed up the finishing on both sides with few worthwhile efforts on goal as Nicky Ward - an early substitute for John Leah - struggled to find his range with a string of off target shots.
Despite having striker Ross Jefferies sent off for his second booking following a 78th minute foul on Ward, the Druids kept on battling to the end in their quest to retrieve the game.
Referee: K L Morris

Goalscorers
None Steve Anthrobus (24)
Starting line-ups
Blower
Cowap
B Jefferies
Rowlands
Morris
Williams
Cunnah
O'Shaughnessy
Snell
R Jefferies
Salisbury
Gerard Doherty
Mark Powell
Derek Ward
Robbie Wood
Tim Edwards
Tim Alexander
David Bridgwater
John Leah
Justin Perry
Steve Anthrobus
Gary Powell
Substitutes
Powell
Wilkinson
M Davies
Nicky Ward
Jodie Jenkins
John Toner
Substitutions
Powell -> Cowap (85)
Wilkinson -> Cunnah (62)
M Davies -> Salisbury (67)
Nicky Ward -> John Leah (18)
Jodie Jenkins -> David Bridgwater (60)
Yellows
R Jefferies (73)
B Jefferies (85)
Derek Ward (76)
Reds
R Jefferies (78) None
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Substitute minutes of 99 indicate actual times not known.
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.