Welsh Cup final: Cefn Druids 0-2 The New Saints

The New Saints celebrate following their Welsh Cup win

The New Saints secured their first Welsh Cup and Welsh Premier double for seven years with a comfortable cup final victory over Cefn Druids.

Two goals in 90 first-half seconds early on sealed their third Welsh Cup triumph at Bangor's Nantporth Stadium.

Greg Draper's weak header from Ryan Fraughan's cross slipped through Druids keeper Chris Mullock's hands.

Alex Darlington squeezed in TNS' second after Fraughan's initial shot has been parried by Mullock.

Mullock had earlier tipped a 25-yard Fraughan drive onto the post while Saints striker Draper had two second half chances cleared off the line as the Welsh Premier champions looked to press home their dominance against their Cymru Alliance opponents in their first final for 108 years.

Mullock also made a stunning point-blank save from substitute Tom Roberts while the Saints defence kept record of not conceding a goal through their entire Welsh Cup campaign.

The New Saints: Paul Harrison, Simon Spender, Chris Marriott, Phil Baker, Steve Evans, Greg Draper (Nicky Ward 77'), Christian Seargeant, Craig Jones, Alex Darlington, Aeron Edwards (Scott Ruscoe 84'), Ryan Fraughan (Tom Roberts 68') Subs not used: Sam Finley, Connell Rawlinson,

Cefn Druids: Chris Mullock, Mark Harris, Joe Price, Adam Hesp, Tom McElmeel, George Hughes, Marc Griffiths, Kieron Quinn (Jack Edwards 88'), Tony Cann, Andrew Swarbrick (Paul Speed 90'+1), Warren Duckett Subs not used: John Keegan, Ian Hughes, Lewis Jones

Attendance: 731

Referee: Mr Kevin Parry

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