TNS 5 Cardiff Met 0

TNS returned to winning ways in comfortable fashion with a 5-0 victory against Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Blaine Hudson, Declan McManus, Ryan Brobbel and Adrian Cieslewicz all found the back of the net as Anthony Limbrick’s side showed their quality in front of goal to record their biggest league win of the season so far.

It was a cagey start from both teams but with 15 minutes gone the game’s first goal arrived.

An excellent corner from Brobbel was met on the edge of the six yard box by Blaine Hudson who powered a header past the helpless Alex Lang.

Just a minute later Cardiff Met went close as Daniel Warre dragged his effort wide.

Border Counties Advertizer: Action from TNS' clash with Cardiff Met. Picture by Brian Jones.

Action from TNS' clash with Cardiff Met. Picture by Brian Jones.

The Saints doubled their advantage with 31 minutes gone when a well-worked passing move on the edge of the Cardiff Met box was rounded off by Declan McManus.

McManus almost added a third just before the break only to be denied Lang.

Just six minutes after the restart though Limbrick’s team made the game safe when from Danny Redmond skipped past Emlyn Lewis on the left and crossed for Brobbel to convert despite the best efforts of Lang.

With 20 minutes to go substitute Adrian Cieslewicz, made things even more comfortable as he picked out the bottom corner from close range after being teed up by the lively McManus.

McManus finally got the reward for all of his hard work as he grabbed his second of the afternoon following a corner two minutes later after good work by Brobbel.

TNS: Harrison, Marriott, Astles, Routledge, Brobbel (J Williams 77), McManus, Redmond (Canavan 77), Hudson, Robles (Cieslewicz 68), Clark, D Davies. Subs: Roberts, Ebbe, Baker, Daykin.

CARDIFF MET: Lang, Chubb, Lewis, Price, Owen, Noad (B Roberts 58), Evans, Craven, J Davies, T Davies, Warre (Warman 73). Subs: Manson, Roach, Humphries.