Five Talking Points – Bala Town 1 The New Saints FC 1

Blaine Hudson 

He’s made a positive impact since returning from injury, and the rock at the back showed that he does far more than stop them at one end, when he scored the opener in the 11th minute.

Following the game at Maes Tegiud, the towering defender was the player that we interviewed.

 

 

The Red Card 

There is no doubt about it that the red card for Chris Marriott was the turning point in the match. Up until that moment, if there was going to be a second goal then The New Saints looked the most likely to score it.

As always, now that the highlights have been released by Sgorio, you can see the incident for yourself.

 

 

The Result

After going into the break 1-0 to the good, the second goal was going to be crucial. Unfortunately for The New Saints, it was the home side who scored and that’s how the game finished come the final whistle.

It was our fourth JD Welsh Premier League draw of the season so far, one of three other teams to have that same statistic. Just two have drawn more, with Caernarfon Town and Cefn Druids having ended stalemate on five occasions each.

 

 

Seven Penalties In Six Games

Little did we realise on November 9 at Park Hall, when Caernarfon Town were awarded a late penalty, that a run of spot-kicks was about to begin.

The second-half penalty at Maes Tegid was the seventh in the last six games in all competitions. Along with Cwbran Celtic’s late kick that rattled the crossbar, this is the second that wasn’t converted, as the other five found the back of the net.

 

 

Unbeaten In December 

November was a poor month in terms of results, and although so far in December we have drawn two and won one, that still means that we are unbeaten. With games against bottom-six sides Llandudno FC and Cefn Druids to come, on paper at least, the odds will be strongly in favour of TNS FC remaining that way come the end of the month.

 

Lead image courtesy of Hannah Jones.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Stewart Bloor

Media. Contact: stewart.bloor@tnsfc.co.uk