The New Saints FC have become Europe's first domestic champions of 2015 after claiming their fourth successive Welsh Premier League title under Craig Harrison with a 3-0 victory over Bala Town FC on Saturday.
Adrian Cieslewicz's first-half header and two goals after half-time from Matty Williams secured a win that leaves TNS an unassailable 20 points clear in Wales with five games to go. Harrison is urging his side to keep it up, though. With the League Cup already in the bag, the Oswestry outfit could complete Wales' first treble since Rhyl FC did it in 2003/04. His team also have an unbeaten record to maintain.
"The strapline of our team is that complacency is the enemy of success, and I truly believe that," former Middlesbrough FC defender Harrison told UEFA.com. "The whole squad deserve credit, everyone played a part. The dynamics and the variation of players that we have is the best since I have been here. We've got pace, power, experience and youth in a group of players who will dig in and put their bodies on the line.
"It's good that we still have so much to play for," added Harrison, whose side have not lost at their Park Hall home since November 2012. "It will stop the players from taking their foot off the pedal. To complete the treble and finish the season undefeated would be incredible. No team in the history of the Welsh Premier League has completed the treble and remained undefeated in the same season. It's something we want to achieve."
The most decorated team in the history of the Welsh Premier League, Harrison and his side can also start preparing for this summer's UEFA Champions League qualifying. "The Champions League campaigns we have experienced have been brilliant, and we can now look forward to the next one," said Harrison.
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|Last updated: 25/03/2015 12:23 CET|
A. Cieślewicz 13, Williams 55, 73
S. Hart 18
Ham 31, Thomas 85, Bassett 90
Field 60, 65 (P)
C. Williams 52, 62 (P)
L. Bowen 25, Bond 49
Parker 68 (P), 75, Beattie 70
Ukuno 18, 37, Miller 34, Crowther 88
|1||The New Saints FC||27||69|
|2||AUK Broughton FC||27||49|
|3||Bala Town FC||27||49|
|4||Aberystwyth Town FC||27||47|
|5||Port Talbot Town FC||27||37|
|7||Carmarthen Town AFC||27||36|
|9||Connah's Quay FC||27||31|
|10||Cefn Druids AFC||27||24|
|11||Bangor City FC||27||23|
|12||Prestatyn Town FC||27||15|