Saints coast to victory

The New Saints beat Guilsfield three nil thanks to goals from Ryan Fraughan, Greg Draper and Sam Finley.

Fraughan opened the scoring in the 19th minute at a very wet Park Hall stadium, after poking in from close range.

Mike Wilde had a couple of chances to double the lead in the first half but The Saints went into the break leading by one goal to nil.

Craig Harrison made a number of changes at the beginning of the second half and soon after it was two nil. Jamie Mullan’s excellent cross was met by Draper, who made no mistake from close range to double the advantage.

Sam Finley made it three nil with a powerful strike from close range, after Mullan had once again produced a wonderful cross into the box.

Connell Rawlinson nearly added a fourth goal but headed just wide as The Saints controlled the match and coasted to a three nil victory.

The New Saints team in the first half consisted of Paul Harrison (C), Chris Marriott, Phil Baker, Kai Edwards, Aaron Simms, Chris Seargeant, Ryan Edwards, Ryan Fraughan, Chris Jones, Jamie Mullan and Mike Wilde.

The TNS team in the second half consisted of Chris Mullock, Aaron Simms, Chris Marriott, Connell Rawlinson, Curtis Jones, Sam Finley, Aeron Edwards, Ryan Fraughan, Greg Draper, Chris Jones and Jamie Mullan.