Last weekend was as routine as it gets for the Saints, but speaking from the 70 minutes of the game I watched, there wasn’t six goals between TNS and Port Talbot.
However the Saints pressed home with three late goals, a crushing defeat for Bernie McNally’s side, especially after such a promising end to the first phase.
However it wasn’t to be and Craig Harrison would have been delighted with a high scoring win to kick off the second phase, and the TNS title run in.
Looking at the table now it looks as if the Saints will only need a handful of wins to gain the title once more, which is credit to the continued good work of both Craig
Harrison, Scott Ruscoe and Carl Darlington who recently departed to Wrexham.
It was also interested to note that both myself and Gilbert Wooley expressed that the performance, especially in the first half on Saturday was considerably better than the Carmarthen win in the week, and possibly one of the best the Saints have but in this season.
That was all without the likes of Ciesclewicz, Wilde, Darlington and other top players in the Saints ranks.
Ryan Pryce once again came in at right back, and early on, and looked top class.
He looks more like an accomplished 27-year-old right back, that a youngster who has come from the youth team, and he has a great career ahead of him, which has shown from his recent England Schoolboys call up.
On another note Sam Finley was the only player to depart from The Venue on a quite transfer deadline day for the Saints.
Finley has made a loan move to Wrexham, and follows Darlington to the Racecourse ground.
Good luck to Sam for the rest of the season, and it just shows that his performances have been monitored and picked up, despite being plagued by injuries so far this season.
Saturday brings a cup game in the form of Gresford Athletic, and it won’t be an easy one for the Saints.
However it will be interesting to see if some of the younger boys get a run out in the 12.30pm kick off at The Venue.
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