TNS 1 Connah's Quay Nomads 0

LOUIS Robles fired TNS to the top of the table as JD Cymru Premier champions Connah's Quay Nomads saw their crowns slip at Park Hall tonight.

TNS were indebted to goalkeeper Paul Harrison early on with a smart double save to deny Priestley Farquharson and Danny Davies inside the opening five minutes.

The Saints thought they had claims to a penalty when Dean Ebbe went down under pressure from John Disney on 15 minutes as the opening exchanges continued to be evenly contested.

Former Saint, Aeron Edwards blasted over from 20 yards midway through the half before Danny Redmond forced goalkeeper Lewis Brass into action at the other end.

The Deesiders enjoyed a good spell of possession with Sam Dool firing into the side netting while Edwards, Declan Poole and Davies saw shots blocked as the Nomads struggled to find a way through a well drilled home defence.

TNS held their nerve and took their chance when it arrived on 42 minutes with Robles turning home from close range after Jon Routledge had directed a corner from Chris Marriott back into the area.

Nomads almost levelled two minutes later with Aron Williams' header saved by Harrison.

The Deesiders continued to press after the break with Davies testing Harrison from close range on the hour.

Davies and Craig Curran both fired over before Davies crossed for Williams to test the home stopper with 20 minutes remaining as the Nomads continued to dominate.

However the Saints defence remained inpenetrable as it has throughout the season.

Like the first-half the home side weathered the storm and almost snatched a second late on only for Adrian Cieslewicz to fire onto the post and Robles' follow up effort saved by Brass.

Nomads bombarded the Saints goalmouth during seven minutes of injury time though the home side refused to wilt and held firm to go top of the table.

TNS: Harrison, Marriott, Astles, Hudson, Harrington, Routledge, Redmond, Smith, Cieslewicz, Robles, Ebbe. Subs: Williams, Draper, Clark, Boateng, Rees, Holland, Cornish.

Connah's QN: Brass, Disney, Farquharson, Morris, Poole, Owens, Curran, Dool, A Williams, Davies, Edwards. Subs: Byrne, Roberts, Harrison, J Owen, S Williams, Holland, Owen.