Triumphant TNS aim to finish on a high

The New Saints look to finish a triumphant Welsh Premier campaign with a flourish when then make tomorrow’s last-day trip to Bangor City.

The New Saints

Lying 19 points clear at the top, the Saints have long since wrapped up back-to-back titles, but would dearly like to sign off on a high.

“Everyone tells us that 18 points is the most a team has won the league by, so if we can win on Saturday, then we will beat that and create history,” said head coach Carl Darlington.

"We want to finish the season right and, after losing 1-0 to Bangor in the Welsh Cup, it would be nice to put the record straight against them tomorrow.

“We’re unbeaten in the league this year, and if we can keep that record intact, it would put us in good shape for the Champions League. We want to finish with a flourish.”

Darlington was delighted with the performance last Saturday as the Saints stormed to a 7-1 win at Prestatyn to underline their championship credentials. They are unbeaten in their last 16 league games.

“We talked before the game that we wanted to finish the season well, and there would be no complacency,” added Darlington.

“We’ve set ourselves targets, like scoring more goals than last season which we have now done, and we’ve now got a goal difference of 61 which is an outstanding effort.”