Five Star Saints Qualify For FAW Welsh Cup Final

The New Saints of Oswestry Town advanced into the JD FAW Welsh Cup Final after beating gap Connah’s Quay 5-0 in the Semi-Final at Paveaways Latham Park.

Goals from Matty Williams, Jamie Mullan and an excellent hat-trick from Scott Quigley ensured that TNS will take on Airbus UK in the Final on the 2nd of May.

With twenty minutes played, Chris Seargeant’s free kick effort curled into the side netting as TNS looked to open the scoring.

However, two minutes later, Quigley managed to break the deadlock after a goalmouth scramble.

A minute later and it was two nil. TNS managed to win the ball back from the kick off and Williams found space on the edge of the box. The TNS number 10 composed himself and struck a magnificent curling effort into the bottom corner to double The Saints’ lead.

With a two goal cushion, The Saints were able to enjoy a lot of possession and with five minutes remaining in the first half, Mullan made it 3-0. Aeron Edwards broke forward and slipped the winger in, who the coolly clipped the ball over the rushing Danby.

The second half started with The Saints dominating possession despite Andy Morrison’s side pushing more men forward.

With an hour played, TNS made it 4-0 as Quigley completed his brace. A great ball from Ryan Brobbel released Quigley who made no mistake from close range to make it 4-0 to TNS and all but secure progression into the Cup Final.

Substitute Nick Rushton then shot into the side netting from a tight angle after finding space inside the box.

The Saints’ man of the match then completed his hat-trick midway through the second half. Quigley dribbled past a couple of challenges before finding the top corner to cap off a fantastic individual performance.

Late on, Sean Miller’s shot was tipped onto the post by Harrison before Mike Wilde, Greg Draper and Adrian Cieslewicz all came on and help play out the final few minutes.

 

TNS: Harrison (C), Spender, Marriott, Rawlinson, K.Edwards, A.Edwards, Seargeant, Mullan, Brobbel (Wilde 87), Williams (Cieslewicz 66), and Quigley (Draper 87).

The unused substitutes were Mullock and Baker.