Carmarthen Town 2 The New Saints FC 6 – Five Talking Points

You can’t keep a good team down

They say can’t keep a good man down, well if that’s true for the individual then it’s also applicable in the corporate. Although The New Saints were losing 2-0 after just eleven minutes, heads didn’t drop at all and the players bounced back in style. You can’t keep a good team down. Indeed.


Top of the table

Although Barry Town United play their game in hand today (Sunday, September 22) and can move above TNS FC if they win, nevertheless the reigning champions led the way come the close of Saturday’s play in the JD Cymru Premier.


Kurtis Byrne

All six goals were worthy of a mention, not just for execution but for the build-up play around them. However, if you had to single one out then it would be Kurtis’ strike from outside the box. As the cleared ball dropped to him, he knew exactly what he was going to do, as picked his spot and let fly. Although we are not quite one-quarter of the way through 2019/2020 yet, nevertheless it surely will be a contender for goal of the season come next May.


Ethan Short

Ethan made his debut for The New Saints recently in a behind closed doors friendly against Wolverhampton Wanderers. This time round, it was a competitive debut, as the teenager came on in the second half. He looked more than comfortable and slotted in perfectly down the right.


Josh Bailey

A double change saw not only Ethan but Josh make his JD Cymru Premier debut as well. Dropping into the left-back position, he looked solid and confident. Both youngsters could have grabbed a goal each as well, which would have been the icing on the cake.

However, regardless of that, Ethan and Josh rose to the challenge, they took their chance and both can rightfully feel proud of their contribution to the victory at Richmond Park. Well done!


Lead image courtesy of Brian Jones.


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