The New Saints beat Cefn Druids by six goals to one in tonight’s friendly match at Park Hall Stadium.
The Saints opened the scoring in the 36th minute thanks to Sam Finley. The TNS number eight was able to beat Dave Roberts from a free kick despite the tight angle.
A minute later and Scott Quigley doubled The Saints’ advantage. The powerful winger cut in on his right foot and fired in from 12 yards out.
The third goal of the game came in the 42nd minute after Matty Williams found space on the edge of the box. The former Notts County forward found the bottom corner of Roberts’ goal with an excellent left footed strike.
Six minutes into the second half, Kai Edwards made it four nil to Craig Harrison’s side. The defender was left unmarked at the back post and slotted in from two yards out.
The visitors pulled a goal back a minute after the hour mark. The Druids number 15 found the bottom corner from just inside the box to reduce the deficit.
However, substitute Jamie Mullan headed in a fifth goal with only ten minutes left. The winger was picked out by fellow substitute Simon Spender and made no mistake from two yards out.
In what turned out to be the last kick of the game, substitute Ryan Fraughan expertly found the top corner to ensure a six one victory.
Full time: TNS 6-1 Cefn Druids.
The New Saints – Chris Mullock, Scott Ruscoe, Phil Baker, Kai Edwards, Chris Marriott, Sam Finley, Ryan Kershaw, Scott Quigley, Matty Williams, Levi Fernandez (trialist) and Greg Draper.
Cefn Druids – Dave Roberts, Peter Hoy, Ian Edmunds, Robbie James, Chris Rimmer, Tom Donegan, Peter Doran, Chris King, Jason Carey, Alan Bull and Josh McAuley.