Harrison and Preece proud for different reasons as Saints’ unbeaten run ends

Craig Harrison
Seiriol Hughes

Seiriol Hughes

Monday, 20 Apr 2015, 10:39

TNS boss Craig Harrison was proud of his players after the Champions lost for the first time this season in all competitions, against Airbus UK on Saturday.

“I’m proud of course,” Harrison told Sgorio.

“It’s taken 43 games before we’ve got beaten.

“I couldn’t be prouder of the players in there. There’s no negative side for me at all,” added Harrison.

The New Saints will appear live on Sgorio in their next two matches – on Sunday against Bala in their last league game before going for the treble against Newtown in the Welsh Cup final the following week.

Airbus director of football Andy Preece was also proud of his players after his team beat The New Saints for the first time since October 2012.

“It’s just a bit like David and Goliath when you play TNS,” said Preece.

“When we first came here we probably just had a sling.

“We managed to find a stone and get that little bit closer, then we were throwing the stone and couldn’t hit the target, doing everything but knock him out.

“And then finally we’ve hit them right between the eyes today.”

Airbus face Newtown in their last league game of the season on Sunday, and will be hoping for a favour from TNS in the race against Bala Town for second place and a guaranteed place in the Europa League.