Ten Man Saints Battle to Big Victory

Ten man TNS beat Carmarthen Town by two goals to one at a soaked Richmond Park.

With barely two minutes gone, Matty Williams was controversially sent off. The TNS number ten retaliated to a late tackle by flicking his foot towards Kris Thomas, an act in which the referee deemed unacceptable.

However, The Saints responded by breaking the deadlock in the tenth minute. After brilliant play from Adrian Cieslewicz and Simon Spender down the right hand side, Wilde pounced on the cross and converted from just inside the six yard box.

With twenty minutes gone, Edwards doubled the lead. Scott Quigley’s excellent run ended up with an easy tap in for the TNS number 23. The powerful forward displayed great pace and his pull back for Edwards was perfect leaving an easy tap in for the energetic midfielder.

With the rain having a major impact on the game, Wilde nearly made it three but his powerful shot flew just wide of the post as TNS ended the half leading by two goals to nil.

The second half started with Paul Fowler being shown a second yellow card after a foul on Spender meaning that the teams were one again level with ten men each.

The sending off inspired the home side who within minutes pulled a goal back. Liam Thomas pounced on a defensive mistake and beat Paul Harrison with a low drive to reduce the deficit.

In very wet conditions, The Saints defended superbly throughout the entire match and controlled large periods of the second half.

In second half injury time, Harrison expertly denied Luke Prosser with an incredible save to ensure that TNS left with all three points.

The TNS line up was made up of Harrison, Spender, Marriott, Baker, Rawlinson, K.Edwards, A.Edwards, Williams, Quigley, Cieslewicz (Mullan 70) and Wilde.

On the bench were Ruscoe, Seargeant, Darlington, Draper, Kershaw and Pryce.

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