Off to a great start with Ryan Brobbel
In the fifth minute of the game, Ryan Brobbel collected the ball from outside the box, set himself up and curled a shot that gave the ‘keeper no chance. We’ve said it before in this column, and no doubt will again, Brobz must surely be a contender for the JD Cymru Premier Player Of The Season award come the end of 2019/2020.
The first goal in any game is always key and to find the net in the opening stages allowed TNS FC to settle, push on and ultimately score another three goals, in what turned out to be a comfortable victory come the final whistle.
Paul Harrison and another penalty save
Having recently started his 400th game for the club, the popular ‘keeper shows no sign of letting up. On this occasion, it was another penalty save that gets the Liverpool-born club captain a mention.
He’s pulled off some key saves from the spot during his time with The New Saints – as well as finding the net himself – and although the result was beyond doubt by the time he kept this one out, nevertheless it is another feather in the cap as far as H is concerned.
Another debut, this time Lewis Rees
It’s been good to not only see a number of players from the U-19s on the bench during the season so far but also to witness some of them go on to make their debuts. This time round it was Lewis Rees, who joined the squad for the Aberystwyth Town game.
Having trained with the first-team during the week, he did enough to impress Scott Ruscoe, as he was included as a substitute for the game. In the latter stages of the game, with eighty-one minutes on the clock and The New Saints enjoying a comfortable lead, Lewis came on, replacing Ryan Brobbel. Following the final whistle, the debutant was our player choice for the post-match interview.
Joash Nembhard sees double with the MOTM award
Another good performance from Joash saw him collect both the fans and the hospitality Man Of The Match awards, following the game. Initially joining the club as a central defender, he has gone on to cement a regular slot in the starting line-up as a midfielder in recent weeks.
We interviewed Joash in the hospitality room following the match. Starting with the Connah’s Quay Nomads fixture the week before, there is now an interview before kick-off with a player and then one afterwards with the MOTM.
Into The Last Eight Of The JD Welsh Cup
The 4-0 victory for The New Saints ensures that we find ourselves in tonight’s (Monday, January 27) JD Welsh Cup quarter-final draw. The draw itself will be on S4C’s Heno programme, starting at 7.00 p.m.
Out of the eight teams in the hat, six play in the JD Cymru Premier, with two from the JD Cymru North. The JD Welsh Cup currently resides at Park Hall, courtesy of a 3-0 victory in May of last year against Connah’s Quay Nomads.
Lead image courtesy of Brian Jones, as Joash Nermbhard collects one of his MOTM awards.