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Holders Saints aiming to lift trophy for third year in row.

CONNAH'S QUAY 0 THE NEW SAINTS 5 THE New Saints will aim to lift the Welsh Cup for a third year in succession after beating Gap Connah's Quay 5-0 to reach the final.

Goals from Jamie Mullan, Matthew Williams and a Scott Quigley hat-trick set up a showdown against Airbus UK Broughton.

The deadlock was broken in the 22nd minute when an attack on the Nomads' goal saw the ball hit the post, and Scott Quigley pounced to send the ball across the line at close range.

Nomads were given no chance to recover when, in the following minute, Matty Williams sent a stunning strike from 20 yards out into the bottom right corner.

The Saints, sensing their dominance of the game, then all but sealed the tie on 35 minutes when Jamie Mullan ran at The Nomads' goal from a tight angle off the left wing and chipped the ball over Danby to score.

On the stroke of half time, Callum Morris sent a shot towards goal from around 10 yards only for the ball to be accidentally blocked on the line by his Nomads team-mate Nathan Woolfe.

At the start of the second half, Nomads had a mountain to climb, and although they enjoyed a good amount of possession in the TNS half, any chance of a dramatic comeback was killed off by the Saints' fourth goal of the day.

A cutting pass from Ryan Brobbel allowed Quigley to run straight into the Nomads' area and strike low into the bottom right corner.

A good day for Quigley got even better on 66 minutes when he completed his hat trick after beating three defenders.

Sean Miller had a great opportunity to pul a goal back when he got in a good position around 10 yards from goal, but his shot was dealt with by keeper Paul Harrison.


Callum Morris tries to pull a goal back for Gap Connah's Quay during their 5-0 defeat to The New Saints PICTURE: NIK MESNEY / NCM MEDIA

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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:Apr 4, 2016
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