Date: Fri 25 Oct 2013

Saints take advantage of Postponement to go Top

TNS 5-0 gap Connah's Quay

Alex Darlington scored a double for Saints

Alex Darlington scored a double for Saints

A five star performance from TNS saw the Champions go top as the Saints took advantage of the postponement at Airbus.

Alex Darlington scored the opener in the ninth minute as he struck superbly from the edge of the box, with a curled, powerful effort into the top corner leaving Terry McCormack with no chance.

Greg Draper doubled the advantage before the half-hour as he tapped in after great approach play from the Kai Edwards and his namesake Aeron. Chris Seargeant then made it 3-0 shortly afterwards with a fine free-kick as the hosts enjoyed a comfortable half-time lead.

Seargeant grabbed his second from 12 twelve yards on 78 minutes with a deft chip leaving McCormack with no chance and Darlington, who had the first say, also had the final one to round off a fine night at Park Hall, as he calmly slotted home from close range after being played in by substitute Mike Wilde.

Afan Lido 2-2 Carmarthen Town

Afan Lido gained their fourth point of the season with spirited display against the Old Gold. Christian Doidge continued his impressive start to the campaign with the opener on 25 minutes, but the solitary advantage at the break gave the hosts hope.

A fantastic strike from Chris Hartland on 53 minutes will be worth seeing on Sgorio on Saturday and is a goal of the month contender, which gave Paul Evans' side a deserved equaliser. Luke Borrelli then scored from the spot to give Lido hopes of a maiden win of the campaign just after the hour, but Paul Fowler ended those hopes to restore parity on 68 minutes.

Former Town midfielder Kieran Howard was sent off with six minutes to play, but Carmarthen were unable to make the numerical advantage count and the hosts hung on to a share of the spoils.

Prestatyn Town 2-2 Aberystwyth Town

It was honours even at Bastion Road as the hosts were reduced to nine men towards the end of the match, but the visitors were unable to take advantage to snatch a winner.

Craig Williams scored on 19 minutes for Aber, before ex-Aber forward Andy Parkinson equalised on the stroke of half-time. Jack Lewis then gave the home crowd more to cheer to hand his side the lead on 72 minutes, but that lasted just two minutes as Wyn Thomas levelled with a trademark header from a corner.

Neil Gibson and skipper Dave Hayes were both dismissed by referee Nick Pratt, but the hosts hung on to claim a point.

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