Although The New Saints have sealed a record-equalling seventh Welsh Premier League title the director of football, Craig Harrison is disappointed they will not complete a treble this season.
Saturday’s 3-0 home victory over Carmarthen Town assured the Oswestry based club of retaining their crown with four matches to play. It is the sixth title in nine seasons and draws them level with Barry Town who reigned supreme between 1995 and 2003, their run of success only interrupted in 1999/2000 by TNS’s first championship.
However, Harrison is looking forward to further success in the future, ‘There is more to come from this young squad which, with the combination of the senior players, has a fantastic balance.’
TNS, who will compete in the UEFA Champions League second qualifying round next term, are now aiming to make it a double for a second year in a row. Rivals, Bangor City await in this Saturday’s Welsh Cup semi-final and Harrison added: “There is no hiding from it, we want the double. In fact, I was disappointed we didn’t land the treble.”
The Saints have been on a fantastic run since the 24th of November when they last lost in the league, 3-0 against Carmarthen. Of their 13 subsequent games TNS have won 11 and drawn only two.