Welsh Premier League
Sat 11 Sep 2010 : Park Hall / 14:30

The New Saints

7 - 0

Carmarthen Town

Matty Williams 12'
Alex Darlington 19'
Dale Griffiths (og) 24'
Scott Ruscoe 26'
Scott Ruscoe 52'
Alex Darlington 57'
Matthew Berkeley 66'
Saints are in seventh heaven
TNS v CarmarthenDESPITE missing six regulars through injury and suspension, The New Saints sent Carmarthen packing after their second hammering at Park Hall in recent times.
It took the Saints just 12 minutes to open their account, Matty Williams taking advantage of some sloppy defending to score from 12-yards after being set-up by Alex Darlington.
Williams then returned the favour with a slide rule pass for Darlington to net from inside the box.
Debutant Richie Partridge saw a cross from the left turned into his own net at the far post by the unfortunate Dale Griffths and, on 26 minutes, the game was over as a contest when Scott Ruscoe seized on a long ball from Chris Seargeant to add the fourth.
The visitors were rarely a threat as they tried to contain the rampaging home attack but a midfield error by Matty Williams allowed Sacha Walters a run which ended in a free-kick that forced a brilliant tip-away save by keeper Paul Harrison.
Partridge was only denied a debut goal by Lewis in a one-on-one but the ball broke free to Ruscoe who added the fifth.
Lewis gifted a sixth when he rolled the ball forward to clear without seeing Darlington, who stole the ball to net via the inside of a post, and subs Craig Williams and Matty Berkeley then combined for the seventh.
Partridge hit the bar from 20 yards, Darlington just failed to get on the end of a cross and then miscued from Berkeley’s lay-off as the Saints were forced to settle for seventh heaven.
Photo: Carmarthen's Geraint Passmore keeps a firm grip on Matty Williams.
Paul Harrison
Danny Holmes
Steve Evans
Connell Rawlinson
Barry Hogan
Scott Ruscoe
Richie Partridge
Chris Seargeant
Matty Williams
Jamie Wood
Alex Darlington
Line-ups Mike Lewis
Lee Phillips
Lee Jenkins
Dale Griffiths
Gary Bansor
Kieran Howard
Corey Thomas
Geraint Passmore
Nick Harrhy
Darren Griffiths
Sacha Walters
Craig Williams
Marcus Giglio
Matthew Berkeley
Subs Andrew Evans
Craig Frater
Bobby Briers
Matthew Berkeley > Matty Williams 57'
Craig Williams > Jamie Wood 60'
Marcus Giglio > Steve Evans 68'
10' Craig Frater > Darren Griffiths
69' Bobby Briers > Lee Jenkins
75' Andrew Evans > Geraint Passmore
90' Kieran Howard
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