Jonny's Blog

SATURDAY was poor, a dour game in fact, and that was summed up in Craig Harrison’s post match comments.

He said that to say it wasn’t a classic cup tie was an understatement, and he was right.

The Saints should have had it all but wrapped up by the break, but the second half was awful.

It went off with the feeling of a pre-season friendly. There was no urgency and no go in either of the sides in the swirling Deeside wind.

However as people know, it is a results business, and the Saints got the result and put themselves in the hat for the last four, and will now take on Airbus in another cup semi-final.

The sides were separated by two goals a week last Sunday, but this time it could be different, because in terms of performance, the sides are evenly matched.

And it is a one off game and anything can happen.

In the other semi-final, Rhyl will take on Newtown, so their could be an interesting possibility of a Mid Wales derby.

Attentions this week will turn back to Saturday and Bala as the Saints look to wrap up the title by mid March.

A win will secure the title against Bala, their main rivals, and it will secure the Oswestry sides second trophy out of three in one of the best seasons the club have ever had.

Bala have matched TNS this season, drawing at The Venue so it could make for an interesting affair.

This week we are back on TNS Radio for a show with the Community Foundation team as they tell us all about the good work they are doing in and around Oswestry.

Tune in to the podcast this week for more details.

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