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The New Saints FC

Airbus UK Broughton v
The New Saints FC

Kick off:15:45 Saturday, 24 Sept 2011
Fixture Type: Welsh Premier League
Attendance: 174

Referee: Mark Whitby

Saints late show stuns Wingmakers

Saturday's only game in the Corbett Sports Welsh Premier League saw The New Saints regain top spot with a narrow 2-1 victory over unlucky Airbus UK Broughton. In a game broadcast live by S4C, the home sides rear guard tactics looked to be working well, with defenders showing real commitment to keep the full timers at bay. However, despite their valiant efforts the deadlock was broken after 77 minutes when substitute Alex Darlington headed home to give the visitors a belated but deserved lead. lead. But goals are like buses, wait for a long time and then two come together and this was the case in this match. Just two minutes later Airbus crafted a great move down the right, which culminated with Mike Hayes firing past Harrison in The Saints goal. It looked like ending that way with Craig Harrison's side resuming their defensive tactics and they must have thought that they had won a hard fought point going into the last of four added minutes. Another of The Saints substitutes, Chris Sergeant had other ideas and slotted home a winner to take all three points. No one could deny that the Championship favourites deserved to win, but you just had to feel sorry for an Airbus side who have yet to win this season, but play with great commitment that should see them climb the table in the near future.