Five Talking Points From The New Saints FC 1 Newtown AFC 2

There’s no such thing as an easy game

Although, as far as the JD Cymru Premier Championship Conference is concerned, it was top versus bottom, nevertheless, as we all know, in the world of football there is never an easy game. That proved to be the case as the Robins took the points in a 2-1 victory.

 

Adrian Cieslewicz

When Ciss found the net with a great strike to cancel the vistors’ opening goal, most followers of the domestic game would have expected The New Saints to go on and win the match. Although that wasn’t to be, back to the goal, it was a superb finish from the winger, who joined the club in the summer of 2014.

 

Aeron Edwards

Although not the result that he wanted, on a personal level it was a milestone for the Wales C captain. Making his 350th league appearance for The New Saints, the midfielder has witnessed many highs during his time with the club.

 

Chris Marriott

Another personal landmark was reached by the experienced defender, who made it 300 league appearances with the champions of Wales. Although he received the hospitality MOTM award, the team captain will be more focused on the result and the need to get back on track in the next game.

 

Still top of the table

Although it wasn’t the result that we wanted – and Scott Ruscoe’s reference to disappointment and frustration in his post-match interview sums up the feelings of many –  the reality is that we’re still leading the way.

The margin, following Connah’s Quay Nomads’ 1-0 victory at Jenner Park, is now just one point, but we’re still in the driving seat with nine games to go.

 

Lead image courtesy of Brian Jones.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Stewart Bloor

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