WELSH PREMIER FOOTBALL

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IF The New Saints can equal a world record by winning their next Welsh Premier League game and then beat it by securing a festive double over Cefn Druids, their achievement would be recognised by Guinness World Records.

TNS can smash the world record of 26 consecutive wins in all competitions currently held by Dutch giants Ajax (above), who won 19 Eredivisie games and four European Cup matches as well as securing three wins in their domestic cup in the 1971/72 campaign with a side that included the late Johan Cruyff.

But the Saints are not the first British side to eclipse Ajax - Scottish Lowland League club East Kilbride made headlines when they broke the record this year, an achievement which was not officially recognised by Guinness World Records as 'Kilby' don't play 'top-level' football.

East Kilbride
East Kilbride celebrate with beer presented by Ajax club officials after winning their 27th consecutive game against BSC Glasgow [Daily Record].

Nevertheless, Ajax made a special presentation to the minnows in November, delivering 27 crates of beer and a special video message from legendary goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar. East Kilbride went on to rack-up 30 straight wins in all competitions before losing 1-0 to Spartans in a league match on November 19.

But Guinness World Records chiefs have confirmed that TNS will be recognised if they succeed in breaking the record. They have won their opening 19 league games this season as well as securing three victories in the Nathaniel MG Cup, one success in the Welsh Cup and two wins in the Irn-Bru Cup.

Ajax (1971/72) - 26 wins
The New Saints (2016) - 25 wins
Ajax (1995/96) - 25 wins
Coritiba (2011) - 24 wins
Real Madrid (2014/15) - 22 wins