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The New Saints FC

Newtown AFC v
The New Saints FC

Kick off:14:30 Saturday, 22nd Mar 2008
Fixture Type: Welsh Premier League
Attendance: 312

Referee: Lee James

Saints suffer Latham Park setback

THE New Saints' dreams of a fourth successive league crown suffered a major blow after they were held to a goalless deadlock at Latham Park. Despite dominating long spells of the game, the defending champions loosened their grip on the crown after spurning several promising openings against a resolute home rearguard.

It was a frustrating return to his former club for New Saints assistant boss Mike Davies, who saw his side slip seven points adrift of leaders Llanelli. Newtown, who have not won in seven outings, battled and harried throughout while the visitors were left to reflect on failing to take their chances.

Home stopper Dave Jones made good saves from Stephen Beck and John Toner, while ex-Robin Scott Ruscoe went close with a free kick. Newtown carved few openings themselves but saw Barry Bellis denied on the line.