Points Shared at Latham Park

An excellent second half performance from The New Saints of Oswestry Town ensured the points were shared at Paveways Latham Park in the Dafabet Welsh Premier League despite finding themselves down 2-0 at half time.

Goals from Chris Marriott and Simon Spender rescued a point for The Saints after The Robins had gone into the break 2-0 up.

The Saints began well and inside the opening ten minutes, Ryan Edwards expertly turned on the edge of the box before unleashing a superb shot that struck the post and bounced clear.

Phil Baker was then penalised for a hand ball in the box and the referee pointed to the spot. Neil Mitchell then stepped up and sent Paul Harrison the wrong way to give Newtown the lead.

Only ten minutes later and The Robins managed to double their lead. A looped Luke Boundford effort managed to find a way past Harrison and into the back of the net.

The Saints tried to get back into the game but were kept out by a stubborn Newtown defence.

However, TNS nearly pulled one back in the 6oth minute but Jones once again denied TNS by keeping out an Adrian Cieslewicz strike.

Soon after, Aeron Edwards found space 25 yards out but his shot was once again kept out by the inspired Jones in the Newtown goal.

With 15 minutes left, Jones then produced the best save of the day to deny a close range Phil Baker volley.

However, two minutes later the pressure finally told as Chris Marriott’s corner ended up beating everybody and finding a way in.

The brilliant comeback was complete when Mullan squared the ball for Spender who tapped in from three yards out to level the match.

TNS went on the search for the winning goal but it never came and TNS went back to Park Hall with a point.



TNS: Harrison (C), Spender, Marriott, Baker, K.Edwards, Seargeant, A.Edwards, R.Edwards (Quigley 68), Mullan, Cieslewicz (Draper 78) and Wilde.

The unused substitutes were Evans, Rawlinson, Williams, Wycherley and Pryce.