The New Saints of Oswestry Town began the second phase of the Corbett Sports Welsh Premier League with a comfortable six nil victory over Port Talbot.
Goals from Connell Rawlinson, Jamie Mullan and braces from Scott Quigley and Greg Draper gave Craig Harrison’s side the three points as The Saints continued to lead the race for the Welsh Premier League title.
With only seven minutes gone, The Saints opened the scoring. A wonderful ball from Matty Williams released Draper who took it round McFenton and rolled it into the empty net.
Only fifteen minutes later, TNS doubled their lead. A wonderful strike from Quigley put the Champions in complete control. The powerful winger fired in an unstoppable shot from the edge of the box leaving the Port Talbot goalkeeper no chance.
The 22 year old then completed his brace with a neat finish from close range. Jamie Reed picked out Quigley after a brilliant run down the left and set up the winger who made no mistake from a tight angle.
Minutes later, Port Talbot went up the other end but Luke Bowen’s effort was kept out by Paul Harrison.
The second half began with a brilliant move that ended up with Draper firing wide as TNS continued to dominate the proceedings.
Reed then had a chance to make it four but was denied by James Parry on the line.
TNS did eventually make it four nil when Rawlinson converted from close range after Port Talbot had failed to clear a TNS corner.
Moments later it was five nil. Mullan who came on to replace Williams smashed in a powerful strike from ten yards out before Draper added a goal in what was the final kick of the game to complete the scoring.
TNS: Harrison (C), Pryce, Rawlinson, K.Edwards, Baker, Marriott, A.Edwards (Kershaw 78), Williams (Mullan 36), Quigley (Cieslewicz 78) , Draper and Reed.
The unused substitutes were Finley, Mullock and Jones.
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