Five Talking Points From The New Saints’ 2-0 Win Against Aberystwyth Town

Keston Davies 

The ex-Swansea City defender’s goal in the third minute means that, along with his 90+6 equaliser in the game against Cardiff Metropolitan University FC, as far as time is concerned, he has now scored our first and last goal of the league season to date.

Like his header at Cyncoed back in September that rescued a point, it was another crucial goal, as he gave us an early foothold in the game. Keston was the player that we chose for the post-match interview.

 

Ryan Brobbel

If it’s a great start to the match when you score in the third minute, then it’s even better when you add a second with just three minutes to go before the break. Ryan Brobbel’s third JD Cymru Premier goal of the season ensured that we went into the dressing room with a comfortable cushion.

We have scored one-sixth of our 36 league goals in the period of five minutes either side of the half-time whistle. It’s a dangerous slot, as far as opponents are concerned, as no-one wants to concede during that time.

 

Clean sheet

Come the final whistle, we registered just our third clean sheet of the season to date. With 16 conceded in 14 games though, it’s beginning to look more respectable as far as the statistics are concerned.

The tightest defence in the league belongs to Connah’s Quay Nomads, with their defence having been breached on just 11 occasions, then Bala Town, who have been beaten 12 times. Cardiff Met are on 15, with Barry Town United also on 16.

 

Goals scored 

The one statistic that sees us way ahead though is the number of times that we’ve found the net (36). Although Bala are just four goals behind on 32, Connah’s Quay have scored 28, with Caernarfon Town having a figure of 22 alongside their name.

Although he didn’t score in the Aberystwyth Town game, Greg Draper is our leading marksman with ten, followed by Dean Ebbe on seven. Ryan Brobbel, Kurtis Byrne, Aeron Edwards and Billy Whitehouse have all found the net on three occasions each.

 

Up to second 

Although first and foremost it’s about us and what we do, nevertheless with Barry Town United losing on Saturday afternoon, we end MD15 in second place.

Connah’s Quay lead the way with 33 points, and although we are four behind, the game in hand means that potentially it’s just the one point that separates the top two. It’s looking much better than it was a few weeks back.

 

Lead image courtesy of Brian Jones.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Stewart Bloor

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