Goals from Robbie Parry, Steve Saunders and Scott Quigley seal a 0-3 victory against Livingston to send The New Saints through to the Semi Final of the SPFL Irn Bru Challenge Cup.
The New Saints now face St. Mirren in the semi final of the Irn Bru Cup, with Queen of the South facing Dundee United in the other semi final match.
Livingoston 0-3 The New Saints
On a wet and windy night at Livingston’s Tony Macaroni arena TNS overcame their Scottish opponents to claim their place in the last four of the historic competition.
In wet and windy conditions at Livingston’s Tony Macaroni arena, the game started slowly for both sides with Livingston creating the only real opportunity of the opening stages, Liam Buchanan lashing a shot across the face of Paul Harrison’s goal.
The game’s opening goal came after 36 minutes of play. Brobbel playing the ball in to Simon Spender in Livingston’s penalty area, his shot rebounding off a Livingston defender before landing kindly for winger Robbie Parry to calmly pass the ball into the net.
After the break Paul Harrison had to make a save from Raffaele De Vita’s header to keep The New Saints in front and within minutes the Welsh Premier League champions had doubled their lead.
Livingston were unable to clear the danger from a corner with The New Saints’ Scottish defender, Steve Saunders poking the ball home from a few yards out to make it 0-2.
The third goal was scored after 69 minutes, Scott Quigley running from his halfway line to the edge of Livingston’s penalty area before curling a left foot shot into the top corner of the net to send Craig Harrison’s side through to the semi-final of the Irn Bru Cup.
Maley, Halkett, Crighton, Lithgow, Longbridge (Mullin 63’), De Vita, Miller, Pitman, Cadden (Carrick 67’), Buchanan (Byrne 76’), Mullen
Yellow card: Crighton 57’
The New Saints
Harrison, Spender, Saunders, Rawlinson, Pryce, Routledge, Edwards, Brbbel (Quigley 67’), Seargeant (Darlington 89’), Parry, Draper (Fletcher 71’)
Goals: Parry 36’, Saunders 58’, Quigley 69’
Subs not used: Wycherley, Jones and Baker.
Yellow cards: Routledge 54’, Price 69’
On this day in 1956 Portsmouth took on Newcastle United in the first Football League match played under floodlights.