The man of the moment made it six goals in two starts, when he added a brace to his hat-trick-plus-one from last week’s Newtown AFC game.
Both goals against Barry Town United were early headers, and they earned the in-form striker a hat-trick of MOTM awards, with Sgorio, TNS fans and TNS hospitality all going for the popular Irishman.
Come the final whistle, it was disappointment across the board for everyone connected with The New Saints, as it was a case of two points dropped rather than one gained.
With Connah’s Quay Nomads also drawing 2-2 – at Maes Tegid – although it’s a case of as-you-were, nevertheless it will still be frustration that the potential advantage was not taken.
In the corresponding fixture last season, not only did The New Saints take an early 2-0 lead, but like Friday’s match, the visitors came back to earn a point. Again, the equalising goal was deep in added time at the end of the game. In February 2019, we were two goals to the good after twenty minutes, this time we were in that position with just eleven on the clock.
The Clock Ticks Down
With six games to go that still means that there are eighteen points up for grabs. With a fixture still to come between the top two, potentially that could be a lead of just one between the sides. Although the clock is ticking down, it’s not a lost cause.
Next Up It’s A Trip To The Oval
Scott Ruscoe and the staff will conduct their post-mortem and then they’ll be focused on the next game. That’s this coming Friday, when we play Caernarfon Town on the road. They’re all massive ones now and that will be no different. The same evening, the other end of the north Wales coastline, Connah’s Quay Nomads will be playing Newtown AFC at the Deeside Stadium.
Lead image courtesy of Brian Jones.