Andy Mulliner

Andy Mulliner
Andy Mulliner in action for Caersws
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ANDY Mulliner made 470 League of Wales/Welsh Premier appearances in a 16-year domestic league career before transferring to Ellesmere Rangers in July 2009.
Only two players have made more league appearances and Mulliner, who first appeared on the scene with Llansantffraid FC when the club won promotion in 1993, holds the appearance record for a goalkeeper.
He made a total of 212 appearances for the club staying until 1999 - by which time it had changed its name to Total Network Solutions.
Between 8 August 1995 and 18 October 1997, the keeper played an amazing 117 consecutive games in League of Wales, League Cup and Welsh Cup matches for the club, including the memorable Welsh Cup final - the last competitive game to be played at the old National Stadium in Cardiff.
In fact, apart from a six game loan spell at Aberystwyth, he missed just one League of Wales game between the start of season 1993/4 and the end of season 1996/7.
Shrewsbury-born Mulliner joined Llansantffraid from east Manchester-based club Curzon Ashton in March 1992.
He turned from villain to hero in the 1996 Welsh Cup final against Barry Town, when the mid-Wales villagers were huge underdogs against the full-timers from Jenner Park.
Mulliner had been partly at fault with two Barry goals as the Saints were pegged back after leading three times.
But with the scores level at 3-3 after extra-time, he blocked Gary Lloyd's spot-kick with his legs and then, from Town's last penalty which David Withers had to convert, he pulled off a superb diving save to lift a Welsh Cup medal as Llansantffraid won the shoot-out 3-2.
A Wales youth and semi-professional international, Mulliner left Treflan in 1999 to join Bangor City, before joining Connah's Quay Nomads the following year.
After a season on Deeside he moved back to mid-Wales, briefly with Newtown before settling at Caersws, where he made 190 appearances between 2002 and a summer 2008 move to Welshpool Town.