Going into the final JD Welsh Premier League game of the 2018/19 season, with the fixture against second-placed Connah’s Quay Nomads, there were three permutations as far as the final points margin was concerned.
A victory for Andy Morrison’s side would have seen a six-points final figure, a draw would have maintained the nine that separated the sides prior to kick-off, but a TNS FC win would have seen a double-figure margin on twelve points.
As it was, Greg Draper’s 23rd minute penalty was enough to ensure that maximum effect was achieved as far as the league table statistics were concerned, as The New Saints bowed out in style.
How does this compare to the previous seven seasons though, when the title has also been won by TNS FC?
2018/2019… The New Saints FC 74… Connah’s Quay Nomads 62… 12 points.
2017/2018… The New Saints FC 74… Bangor City 60… 14 points.
2016/2017… The New Saints FC 85… gap Connah’s Quay 58… 27 points.
2015/2016… The New Saints FC 64… Bala Town 57… 7 points.
2014/2015… The New Saints FC 77… Bala Town 59… 18 points.
2013/2014… The New Saints FC 73… Airbus UK Broughton 60*… 13 points.
2012/2013… The New Saints FC 76… Airbus UK Broughton 54… 22 points.
2011/2012… The New Saints FC 74… Bangor City 69… 5 points.
*Airbus had one point deducted but for the relevance of the statistics, it’s actual points secured prior to investigation that we’ve gone with.