On Top of the World: TNS break Ajax world record for successive wins

The New Saints broke Ajax’s world record for consecutive wins when they defeated Cefn Druids 2-0 on Friday evening, to notch up their 27th consecutive win.

Ajax were the previous record holders with 26 consecutive wins in 1971/72, however TNS have now broken the record with their wins coming over the course of the second half of the 2015/16 season and the first half of the 2016/17 season.

Craig Harrison’s men matched the record on Boxing Day by defeating the Druids at Park Hall. However, it was their win at the Rock that broke the record.

Aeron Edwards’ 35th minute strike was enough to give the club a first half lead. It remained a sole goal advantage until four minutes from time, Alex Darlington’s 25 yard strike sealed the record for the North Walian club and sparked celebrations come full time.

The club have already qualified for the Nathaniel MG Cup final and the semi final of the IrnBru Cup. Mike Harris and fans alike will be hoping the run can continue for a little while longer, as they chase their third consecutive treble. 

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