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CEN WALES SEN CUP
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Oct 23rd 2001 at 19:30 Treflan
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FAW PREMIER CUP
SAINTS CAUGHT OUT BY CAERSWS
CAERSWS moved in sight of a place in the quarter-finals of the FAW Premier Cup with a timely 2-0 win at Treflan.
Casting aside their disappointing League of Wales form, the Bluebirds soared four points clear at the top of their group in the BBC-sponsored competition while seriously denting TNS's hopes of progressing.
Although the Saints had their chances, they often struggled to find any real momentum against the Bluebirds who clinched the points courtesy of a double strike late in the first half.
The breakthrough came on 42 minutes when Martyn Griffiths broke along the right and drilled a low cross into the box which was sliced into his own net by defender Timmy Edwards.
And worse followed for the Saints on the stroke of the interval as Tim Alexander was caught in possession by striker Graham Evans who crossed for Marc Hughes to tuck into the net.
TNS had their chances with Steve Anthrobus heading narrowly wide after eight minutes while Timmy Edwards's goalbound header was well saved by keeper Matthew Griffiths midway through the first half.
Gary Powell and Anthony Wright also had their moments after the break but the hosts rarely looked likely to breach a resolute Caersws side who held firm to clinch a deserved victory and take a giant step towards the last eight.
Tim Edwards, og (43)
Marc Hughes (45)
Anthony Griffiths (capt)
Jamie Davies -> Alex Fletcher (68)
Carl Lewis -> Graham Evans (63)
Marc Hughes (41)
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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.