Kick off:19:30 Tuesday, 24 Apr 2007
Fixture Type: Welsh Premier League
Referee: Lee Evans
The New Saints capped another fine season with a convincing win over Carmarthen Town at Treflan. The Saints were presented with their New Principality Trophy following the game after winning the Trophy on the previous weekend.
Ken McKenna made a number of changes and gave a few fringe players a chance, and one of those, Barry Hogan scored a fine opener on ten minutes for the hosts. After a good build up on the left, Hogan was unmarked beyond the far post, and his volley beat Neil Thomas in the Carmarthen goal.
The Saints could have taken a lead twice previously though, but strikers Carl Lamb and Oscar Gonzalez both missed good chances inside the box.
Carmarthen hit back though and could have levelled when young Rob Williams handled in the box, but defender Paul Keddle's rocket penalty was saved well by Saints keeper Ged Doherty to his left. Kaid Mohamed came on at Half Time for Town and his impact was almost immediate as he went close twice, but Town did manage the equaliser just before the hour. An excellent build up, where the play was switched twice, led to a good Terry Evans assist and Paul Fowler, the industrial midfielder fired a piledriver from outside the box, which Doherty couldn't get near.
McKenna brought Mike Wilde on and his impact was even more immediate and lethal than the introduction of Mohamed. The striker was unmarked at the far post and he headed past Thomas as the Champions regained the lead. This seemed to deflate the visitors and John Toner capped a good season by scoring a brace on the 80th and 88th minute to confirm his top scorer status.