League Cup
Sun 30 Apr 2006 : Park Avenue / 14:30

Port Talbot Town

0 - 4

The New Saints

7' Nicky Ward
16' Michael Wilde
61' Michael Wilde
84' Michael Wilde
Port Talbot v TNS
Michael Wilde of TNS fires in a shot that hit the post.
TNS clinch the double
MICHAEL Wilde scored a hat-trick and twice hit the woodwork as TNS overwhelmed the Steelmen to clinch the double.
The result was never in doubt from as early as the seventh minute, when Robert Cockings miskicked his attempted clearance to John Toner, who squared for Nicky Ward to score from eight yards.
Toner was also instrumental in the second after 16 minutes, ending his run down the right with a dink over the top of the Port Talbot defence for Wilde to lob into the top corner of Steffan Rogers' net.
The Steelmen were constantly on the back foot against a dominant Saints, although Chris Pridham went close with a curling shot, while Ward came close to extending the Saints' lead with a shot that was well saved.
Immediately on the restart, Wilde hit a post from Alfie Carter's pass. Talbot threatened briefly when Tom Hooper's snap shot fizzed past a post, but third TNS goal arrived on the hour when Wilde headed in following a quickly taken free-kick by Ward and John Leah.
Denied his hat-trick by the cross bar following up a Rogers' parry from Leah's shot, Wilde found the net again nine minutes from time with a simple tap-in after Carter had beaten the markers down the left and crossed into the box.
Steffan Rogers
Robert Cockings
Leigh de-Vulgt
Craig Hanford
Matthew Rees
Lee Surman
Chris Pridham
Gareth Phillips
Rhys Griffiths
Andrew Pearson
Tom Hooper
Line-ups Gerard Doherty
Chris King
Barry Hogan
Michael Jackson
Steve Evans
Tommy Holmes
John Leah
Michael Wilde
John Toner
Nicky Ward
Alfie Carter
Michael Davies
Nicky Jones
John Parry
Subs Phil Baker
Steven Beck
Mark Davies
Tyson Eyo
Scott Jones
Nicky Jones > Gareth Phillips 57'
Michael Davies > Craig Hanford 61'
John Parry > Andrew Pearson 80'
71' Phil Baker > Barry Hogan
81' Mark Davies > John Leah
85' Scott Jones > Steve Evans
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