Saints cruise to victory

The New Saints beat Penycae FC by five goals to nil in a friendly at Park Hall stadium.

Mike Wilde converted from close range after three minutes and on ten minutes it was two nil. The impressive Ryan Kershaw found space on the edge of the box and struck an unstoppable shot past Ashley Roberts.

Soon after, Aaron Simms won a penalty for his side and Alex Darlington confidently converted to make it three nil after only 18 minutes.

The Saints started the second half in the same manner as they ended the first and continued to create a host of chances.

Substitute Greg Draper coolly slotted in the fourth goal on the 53rd minute after some excellent build up play and ten minutes after his first goal, the TNS number nine completed his brace. Fellow substitute Taylor James, unselfishly rolled the ball across the goal, leaving Draper with an easy tap in, which gave his side a five goal advantage.

Draper had a chance to complete his hat-trick in the last minute of the match but shot just wide.

Full time: TNS 5-0 Penycae FC.

The New Saints team in the first half consisted of Chris Mullock, Chris Marriott, Ryan Fraughan, Jamie Mullan, Connell Rawlinson, Ryan Edwards, Mike Wilde, Alex Darlington, Aaron Simms, Ryan Kerhsaw and Curtis Jones.

The New Saints team in the second half consisted of  Chris Mullock, Greg Draper, Ryan Fraughan, Jamie Mullan, Connell Rawlinson, Ryan Edwards, Taylor James, Adam Davies, Aaron Simms, Fisnik Hadjari and Chris Lyndsky.

The Penycae line up was made up of Ashley Roberts, Ben Howarth, Ricky Wright, Ryan Jones, Paul Griffiths, Nathan Nicholls, Jimmy Jones, Ian Williams, Simon Everall, Aaron Edwards and Max Gilbert-Jenkins.