Saints March on

The New Saints of Oswestry Town continued their unbeaten season after a three nil victory against Carmarthen Town at Park Hall Stadium.

Scott Quigley, Jamie Reed and Greg Draper scored the goals for The Saints who continued their march for another Welsh Premier League title.

TNS started brightly and controlled the early possession without forcing Lee Idzi into any saves.

However, with ten minutes gone, the former Bangor goalkeeper was tested by Chris Marriott but was able to keep the powerful shot out.

Midway through the half, Paul Harrison was forced into a great save from a well worked Carmarthen free kick. Sacha Walters whipped in a brilliant free kick and Chris Ham met the ball with a powerful header but the TNS captain was alert enough to parry it out.

The Saints went up the other end but Marriott’s placed effort was cleared off the line by Jordan Knott.

Sam Finley then broke forward after being picked out by Aeron Edwards but the former Bangor goalkeeper was able to pluck it out of the air.

The second half started with The Saints taking the lead thanks to Quigley. The powerful winger dribbled past two defenders before shooting against Kris Thomas and the ball fortunately spun over Idzi and into the back of the net.

Craig Harrison’s side then created a great chance for Adrian Cieslewicz but the polish winger shot straight at Idzi as the Old Gold remained in the game.

With 15 minutes left Finley was released by Marriott but Idzi thwarted the energetic midfielder with a fine stop.

The Saints did however finish the match when Cieslewicz broke forward and set up Reed, who capped off his full debut with his second goal for the club.

In the final minute of the match,  Cieslewicz once again broke forward and this time set up Draper, who calmly slotted the ball past Idzi to give TNS a deserved 3-0 victory.

 

The New Saints: Harrison (C), Pryce, Marriott, Rawlinson, K.Edwards, Finley, A.Edwards, Williams, Cieslewicz, Reed and Quigley (Draper 81).

The unused substitutes were Kershaw,  Baker, and Mullock.

 

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