Posted: Sat 26th Nov 2016

Nomads take all three points from The Belle Vue as TNS cruise past Airbus to clinch stunning WPL record

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Nov 26th, 2016

Rhyl FC 1-2 GAP Connah’s Quay

The Belle Vue
Rhyl Scorer: Zyaac Edwards 14′
GAP Connah’s Quay Scorer: Les Davies 37′, Tom Field 64′

Rhyl will have wanted to return home in some style after an extensive time on the road playing their games, and boy did they do that after taking the lead against The Nomads through Zyaac Edwards, who took his goal well on the break after 14 minutes.

Rio Ahmadi should have made it 2-0 after half an hour as he was clean through on goal, but opted to pass it to another Lilywhite rather than shoot one-on-one and the chance went begging.

That’s tough to take at any time, but especially when Les Davies went down the other end just two minutes later and drew the scores level after 37 minutes for GAP and the teams went in level at halftime.

A long throw-in and a superb close-range finish from Tom Field saw The Nomads retake the lead after 64 minutes in a hotly contested second half.

Rhyl did everything they could to get back into the game, with GAP’s forwards even having to get in on the defensive effort, but it wasn’t to be as The Nomads saw out the victory and retained second place.

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Picture: @VliegendeKeeper

A WPL record – 16 wins out of 16 from TNS as they clip the Airbus wings with a 4-0 win.

The New Saints 4-0 Airbus UK Broughton

Park Hall Stadium 

TNS Scorers: Jon Routledge 12′, 30′, Aeron Edwards 16′, Scott Quigley 33′

Well, there’s breaking records, then there’s doing it in some style and The New Saints certainly did that at Park Hall on Friday night as they broke Bangor City’s longstanding record of consecutive league wins to start the season by notching their 16th win of the season with relative ease as they blew Airbus away in 33 minutes.

Jon Routledge got the first of his two first-half goals after 12 minutes with a drive from distance beating Ryan Nield and giving the away side a nightmare start.

Aeron Edwards doubled the home side’s lead four minutes later as he rode highest to nod a corner home and TNS were cruising.

The goalmouth action fizzled out for a spell, before two more goals in three minutes put the game beyond Andy Thomas’ Wingmakers after just 33 minutes, with Routledge getting his second of the game and Quigley scoring too to continue his fine run of recent form.

After having played a lot of football over the last few weeks, no one would have blamed the reigning champions for taking their foot off the gas somewhat in the second half, and that’s exactly what they did as they coasted through the second half on the way to securing a historic victory.

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