Jonny's Blog

The main talking point for myself, Gilbert and Stewart on the radio last week was how well Airbus played, and the fact that the Wingmakers should have taken something from the game.

They were the better side in my opinion in the second period, and deserved a point, and some people may have argued three.

Andy Preece’s men have been off the boil compared to other seasons, but Sunday’s performance from them showcased that we can be matched and can be rattled.

However no team can do this over a season, and the class finally shone through, as Adrian Cieslewicz made his goal in the dying moments look all so easy, and it added to Matty Williams early strike.

Williams has been in fine form of late, and I for one was questioning the decision from Craig Harrison to leave him out for sustained periods this season.

The former Manchester United midfielder has been at the club since I first covered a TNS game at the age of 15, and he has always been a standout player for me.

He has spent most of the season on the sidelines, but two key games I watched him play this season saw him produce two of the best passes you are likely to see in a Welsh Premier League game.

The one to set up Greg Draper’s opener against Port Talbot at The Venue was sublime and it showed why he should be in the starting line up.

But I am no football manager.

He and Chris Seargeant seemed to have switched roles of late, with the latter having to settle for minutes off the bench, but yet again it shows the talent that is on show.

Williams’ tenacity to grab the opener on Sunday showed why TNS will be crowned champions when Bala come to Oswestry a week on Saturday.

In other news in the league, journalists, fans, players and officials were shocked to hear that Bernie McNally has left his post as manager of Port Talbot Town.

After a superb rise into the top six, McNally lost key men in January (the Thomas brothers) and with that shipped 15 goals and scored none in three games.

Following that he ‘resigned’ and the club said it was due to travelling commitments and other reasons.

Looking into the issues I spoke to fellow members of the press and to players, and it seems that player power spoke at the Genquip Stadium last week, and it rose above the power of the manager.

A board member spoke on Sgorio following the game, and said he had resigned, but said there were other reasons, so it remains to be seen if that comes into the public.

I would like to wish Bernie all the best in the future, having worked with the man at Newtown, and I have no doubt he will land another top job in the near future.

And in my final mention I would like to say well done to the men from Guilsfield, who are flying in the Alliance, and reached the League Cup Final last week by beating Holyhead.

I have a lot of friends who play for the club, and on a tight budget, against some high rollers they are having a magnificent season. Keep it going.