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McKenna strike is a lifeline for Saints.

Byline: JOHN BRIDGWATER

THE New Saints stoked up the Welsh Premier title heat in dramatic fashion as substitute John McKenna struck a priceless winner six minutes into injury time to secure a 1-0 victory at Neath.

With the encounter heading for a goalless stalemate, the Saints bagged what could prove a crucial victory when McKenna made the most of his late opportunity.

It was welcome reward for the patient youngster who turned to volley his 16-yard strike inside the right post after the ball had bounced in the box from Tommy Holmes' left wing cross.

The last-gasp winner keeps the Oswestry-based side level pegging with Llanelli at the top, although still trailing on goal difference.

"I'm delighted for John, we left it late but it was a great team effort and a thoroughly deserved win," said assistant boss Mike Davies.

WELSH PREMIER Neath 0 The New Saints 1
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Mar 15, 2010
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