Welsh Premier League side break world record for wins

Date published: Friday 30th December 2016 10:43

Ajax: See 44-year record broken

Welsh Premier League champions The New Saints set a new world record on Friday night for the most consecutive wins in top-flight football.

They achieved the record with a 2-0 victory at Cefn Druids, with goals in each half from Ryan Edwards and Jon Routledge saw TNS end Ajax’s 44-year hold on the record.

The great Ajax team of Johan Cruyff, Johan Neeskens and Arie Haan won 26 consecutive games in 1972 at a time when the Dutch club were dominating European football.

But TNS, who are currently 21 points clear at the top of the Welsh Premier League, have now eclipsed those figures with a 21st successive win in the league this season – and 27th in total.

TNS are the only full-time team in the Welsh Premier League and their domestic domination has seen them win eight titles in the last 11 seasons.

This season, they have also competed in the Irn-Bru Cup in Scotland and part of their 26-game record-equalling record includes wins over Forfar and Livingston.

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