Five Talking Points From The Victory At Latham Park

Jon Routledge

A superb run into the box from the tenacious midfielder, saw Jon open the scoring in the 56th minute. He’s usually battling away at the other end but he also likes to get in on the action when the side is on the attack.

With Newtown holding on and the clock ticking down, it was a crucial goal.

 

Greg Draper

Not quite the opening of the floodgates, but nevertheless, when Greg found the net eight minutes later, a comfortable lead was established. Although no more goals followed, the reality is that whether you win by a margin of one or twelve, it’s still three points come the final whistle.

This was Greg’s 151st league goal for The New Saints, which means he closes the gap to two on Mike Wilde’s all-time record of 153.

 

Paul Harrison

While Greg is on the verge of breaking one record, another was well and truly established when the popular ‘keeper logged his 4ooth league start for The New Saints.

He’s only the second goalkeeper in the history of the JD Cymru Premier to hit that figure and his next target is Andy Mulliner’s 481. Incidentally, 213 of those came when Andy played for Llansantffraid / TNS.

 

Ryan Brobbel

Not on the score sheet this time round, nevertheless the Northern Ireland U-21 international assisted both goals, and with an excellent all-round performance, earned himself the Sgorio Man Of The Match award.

We’ve stated several times in the Five Talking Points column, that Brobz must surely be a contender for the JD Cymru Premier 2019/2010 Player Of The Season. Nothing’s changed.

 

Clean Sheet

The second clean sheet in three games means that The New Saints has conceded just once in 270 minutes of football.

Going into the final game before the split, the current run of three wins has seen the side score nine goals with just one conceded.

 

 

Lead image courtesy of Brian Jones.

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