Five Talking Points – Llandudno FC 1 The New Saints FC 8

The Statistics Never Lie

With 7 victories from 8 games in 2019, the side has scored 35 goals and conceded just 5. That means we have found the net an average of 4.37 times and conceded just 0.62 goals per match.

 

Into The Last Four

The victory means that The New Saints are in the draw for the semi-finals of the JD Welsh Cup, which will be held live on S4C’s Heno programme, this evening (Monday, March 4) at 7.00 p.m.

Also in the draw will be Barry Town United, Cardiff Metropolitan University FC and current holders of the trophy,  Connah’s Quay Nomads. The games will be played at neutral venues.

 

Greg Draper, Goal Machine

Having found the net five times, the New Zealand international could quite easily monopolise the Talking Points column on his own this week. Watch the Sgorio highlights tonight (Monday, March 4) and see for yourself, as Greg turns on the style in his own five star performance.

Sadly, the goals don’t count in the race for the Golden Boot, as it’s limited to the JD Welsh Premier league. However, on current form, it’s looking good for Draper as he looks to retain the coveted award.

 

One Hundred Not Out

The victory at Llandudno ensured that, come the following morning, it was 100 days since The New Saints FC last tasted defeat. Even then, it was a draw after 90 minutes in the Nathaniel MG Cup semi-final, with Cambrian and Clydach going on to secure the victory in extra time.

 

The Conditions

With Storm Freya hitting the country, the weather wasn’t the best that we’ve witnessed at a game, to put it mildly. The wind and rain made it very difficult but the flexibility of Scott Ruscoe’s side saw them adapt and take it all in their stride.

Whether on grass or 3G, in good conditions or far from perfect, the team has showed again and again the versatility that exists in the squad.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Stewart Bloor

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