Superb Saints Smash Airbus

The New Saints of Oswestry Town dominated from start to finish and ran out a four nil winners over Airbus UK at a very wet Park Hall Stadium thanks to goals from Aeron Edwards, Scott Quigley and superb brace from Adrian Cieslewicz.

The Saints nearly broke the deadlock inside the opening two minutes when Cieslewicz struck against the post after latching onto a superb pass from Kai Edwards.

Five minutes later and Phil Baker shot from a tight angle but James Coates was equal to it and palmed it out.

In the 16th minute, TNS did break the deadlock thanks to Cieslewicz. Matty Wiliams’ great ball picked out the Polish winger who ran onto the ball and coolly converted to give his side the lead.

Good play from The Saints then set up Chris Marriott but his right footed shot was expertly kept out by the diving Coates.

With five minutes to play in the first half, Quigley found himself in the box but shot wide from a tight angle and moments later, Kai Edwards headed over the bar after latching on to a corner.

The second half began with Phil Baker being forced off and being replaced by Steve Evans.

TNS controlled a lot of the possession in the second half and were able to resist a lot of the pressure that Airbus were applying.

However in the 72nd minute, the impressive Cieslewicz doubled the advantage. The rapid winger beat the offside trap before curling the ball into the far corner past Coates.

Two minutes later and the contest was virtually over. Aeron Edwards beat Andy Jones before smashing past Coates to give TNS a three goal advantage and all but secured the point.

In the 77th minute Quigley slotted in from close range after a defensive mistake at the back to ensure that The Saints had scored three goals in five minutes.

The Saints controlled the remaining ten minutes of the game and ran out impressive 4-0 victors.


The TNS line us was made up of Harrison (C), Spender, Marriott (Pryce 90), Baker (Evans 58), K.Edwards, A.Edwards, Seargeant, Mullan (Draper 85), Cieslewicz, Williams and Quigley.

The unused substitutes were Wycherley, Wilde, Darlington and R.Edwards.