POWELL DELIGHTED WITH ABER’S RUN

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Aberystwyth manager Nev Powell with Declan Walker.

ABERYSTWYTH Town boss Neville Powell insisted that his side’s impressive 1-0 win over full-timers The New Saints was ‘no fluke’ at Park Avenue on Friday evening.

Cambrian News reported “A second half goal from young defender Lee Jenkins earned their Seasiders a third successive league win, which was built on another disciplined performance.

Following on from back-to-back 1-0 away wins at Llandudno and Llanelli, Aber will be looking to maintain their top six position at Cardiff Met this Sunday.

“Full credit to the players, they were superb,” said Powell. “We had a game plan and everyone stuck to it.

“It was a fantastic performance from the boys to beat a full-time team, a lot of people might have thought we’d tire in the second half and they’d have taken over, but it was the opposite to that.

“We’ve got to be happy with the result, it’s not often you beat TNS, and we’ll enjoy it. It’s a big three points for the club, and the players deserve a lot of credit for what they put in tonight.

“We had a few lads missing with knocks, but the lads have come in and every single one of them was superb.

“It’s wasn’t a fluke result. When TNS get beat, sometimes you think the other team had a bit of luck, but we fully deserved that result.

“Everyone to a man was superb, they did their jobs, on another night we could have had two or three goals.

“We gave them a plan and they executed it superbly, and really deserved the win.

“It was an outstanding performance, at the end of the day it’s only three points, but it gets us to 20 points for the season, and closer to where we need to be in January.”

The Aber manager was delighted for match-winner Jenkins, who lost his place to experienced Alan Goodall in recent weeks, and also praised midfielder Ryan Edwards in a fine team effort.

The Seasiders, who were without the suspended Paulo Mendes, have conceded just three goals in their last six Welsh Premier matches, and Powell is looking for more of the same in Cardiff.

“We’ve now got two tough games coming up against Cardiff Met and Bala, both away, but the pleasing thing for me is that, apart from Terry McCormick’s own goal, we’ve kept four clean sheets on the bounce,” he said.

“When you can do that, you’ve always got a chance of winning games, and we know we’ve got players who can hurt teams on the break.

“We’re just keeping under the radar, the lads are working hard and enjoying their football, and there is great spirit in our dressing room.

“We’ll get back to training hard in the week, and be ready to go again at Cardiff Met on Sunday, which we know will be a tough game” here.

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