Rhyl Fight Back to Earn Point

The New Saints of Oswestry Town drew two all with Rhyl in the Dafabet Welsh Premier League despite being two nil up at Park Hall Stadium.

The Saints got off to a perfect start when Mike Wilde slotted in from close range after being picked out by Aeron Edwards in the seventh minute.

TNS retained possession and nearly doubled the advantage when Adrian Cieslewicz’s powerful effort flew just wide from outside the box.

Rhyl’s Connor Bell then went close to levelling for the visitors but his shot whistled past the post.

Moments before the half time whistle, Phil Baker spotted Terry McCormick off his line and attempted an audacious lob from the half way line but the Rhyl goalkeeper manager to palm it out.

The second half began with TNS looking lively and within five minutes, TNS had doubled the lead. A free kick from a tight angle was met by Evans who powered in a superb header to ensure a second goal in a week for the cultured defender.

However, ten minutes later, Rhyl pulled a goal back. Bell’s dangerous cross was headed in by John Owen to give his side a lifeline.

A minute later and TNS won a penalty after Stephen Wright handled inside the box. Chris Seargeant stepped up but his tame penalty was saved by McCormick.

The visitors battled until the end and levelled in the 90th minute when Owen tapped in from close range to complete his brace and complete the comeback for Rhyl.

Full time: TNS 2-2 Rhyl.



TNS: Harrison (C), Spender, K.Edwards, Evans, Baker, Seargeant, A.Edwards, Cieslewicz, Williams, Darlington (R.Edwards 76) & Wilde.

The unused substitutes were Wycherley, Pryce, Jones, Mullan, Parry and Gosset.