CPD Porthmadog 654


2 - 2

The New Saints FC

CPD Porthmadog v
The New Saints FC

Kick off:14:30 Sunday, 15 Feb 2009
Fixture Type: Welsh Premier League
Attendance: 317

Referee: Lee James

Saints come from Two Behind to Draw at Porth

Port's drop into the relegation spot proved to be temporary as a battling performance secured them an unlikely point against the full-timers from Oswestry. The Saints had to wait until the 84th minute before their aerial bombardment paid off and at last they drew level.

Port could not have wished for a better start as they broke down the right in only the third minute. The ball was moved across field to Marcus Orlik on the left and he broke to the byeline before lifting a quality cross to the far post where John Rowley rose above his marker to head in from close range for his 10th goal of the season.

Then after 22 minutes Port went further ahead when Hogan, under pressure from John Rowley, clearly handled in the box and referee James pointed to the spot. Up stepped Mike Foster to fire low to Harrison's left.

TNS made their intentions clear from the outset of the second period with the tall figure of Steve Evans pushed up front. It was a stroke of good fortune that eventually breached the home resistance when Murtagh's low shot from 18 yards took a deflection to beat Shenahan. Then with 84 minutes on the clock the high ball into the box
eventually paid off when debutant Shenahan, who had survived a baptism of fire with credit, dropped Ruscoe's cross and Steve Evans was given a simple tap in.