TNS Clinch Treble

The New Saints beat Newtown at Latham Park to lift the FAW Welsh Cup and clinch a famous domestic treble in the process.

The Saints dominated the Welsh Cup Final with a brilliant brace from Matty Williams securing  a two nil win at a wet Latham Park.

The Saints began well and in the opening few minutes Williams tested Dave Jones with a shot from just inside the box.

Craig Harrison’s Saints dominated possession throughout the first half but lost Connell Rawlinson after a nasty Luke Boundford foul.

Chris Seargeant replaced the defender and within moments of coming on forced Jones into a save. The former Everton man beat two players before firing a low drive towards goal that needed saving.

The second half was a much more open affair and within five minutes, TNS took the lead. A great ball from Phil Baker found Williams who slotted in from just inside the box to give TNS the lead.

The WPL Champions then nearly doubled the lead but substitute Scott Quigley shot inches over the bar.

However, minutes later, Quigley was brought down in the box by Shane Sutton who was then sent off.

Williams picked the ball up and coolly converted to clinch the FAW Welsh Cup for The Saints.

Full time: TNS 2-0 Newtown.


The New Saints: Harrison (C), Spender, Marriott, Baker, Rawlinson (Seargeant 16), K.Edwards, A.Edwards, Cieslewicz (Quigley 70), Mullan, Williams and Wilde (Draper 87).

The unused substitutes were Mullock and Reed.