Bala Town 0-3 The New Saints
The New Saints Scorers: Chris Marriott 54’, Ryan Brobbel 56’, Wes Fletcher 90+1’
With The New Saints coming into the game off the back of a defeat and Bala Town looking to capitalise on Bangor City’s defeat yesterday by winning their game in hand and leapfrogging The Citizens into third place, there was plenty on the line in this fixture.
The game started very slowly indeed, with the main talking point being a substitution of the referee after some 20 minutes, but with the clock ticking down in the first half the game really came to life, as Greg Draper hit the crossbar and Blaine Hudson sent the rebound wayward, before Bala also had an effort tipped over before the break.
Two quick fire goals from the visitors, courtesy of Chris Marriott and Ryan Brobbel, 10 minutes into the second half put The New Saints in a commanding position in very difficult weather conditions and - despite Bala’s best efforts - they were able to see out the victory, with a late Wes Fletcher strike rounding out a 3-0 win.