Welsh Premier League
Published 25th April 2011
....Bangor City hadn't read the script.
While the leaders were duly beating Llanelli 3-1 at Park Hall, two first half Craig Garside goals handed the Citizens a superb 2-1 away win over Neath at The Gnoll to keep their title dreams alive.
The destiny of the Welsh Premier crown will now go down to the final day - City will have home advantage at Farrar Road but will have to beat TNS, while the visitors need just a draw to retain the trophy.
Former Everton youth Garside struck in the 12th and 22nd minutes and, although Lee Trundle reduced the deficit 8 minutes from time, the Blues held out for the vital points.
Craig Jones provided the inside pass for Chris Sharp to give the Saints a 14th minute lead, but they were made to work hard for victory.
Missing regular defenders Phil Baker and Tommy Holmes, the home rearguard failed to mark Rhys Griffiths, who headed-in from a right wing cross for his twenty-fourth goal of the season 8 minutes later.
Despite losing Jones to a groin injury at the break, TNS dominated the second period, Sharp adding his second with a superb individual strike on 22 minutes.
And the win was sealed on the hour when Stuart Jones handled Scott Ruscoe's cross and Matty Williams converted the resulting penalty.
Fifth-placed Prestatyn Town drew 1-1 at sixth-placed Port Talbot Town, thanks to Lee Hunt's second half penalty after Lloyd Grist had opened the scoring for the Steelmen on 39 minutes.