The New Saints set record for most consecutive wins
By Peter Gilbert
Last Updated: 30/12/16 10:59pm
Welsh Premier League champions The New Saints have beaten Ajax's 44-year-old world record for the longest winning streak in top-flight football.
TNS secured a 2-0 win over Cefn Druids on Friday to secure their 27th straight win, eclipsing the mark set by the Dutch giants in 1972.
Aeron Edwards opened the scoring and Jon Routledge added a long-range effort late on to seal victory and secure the club's place in the record books in front of 662 fans at the Rock Stadium.
"It's a fantastic achievement," TNS owner and chairman Mike Harris told walesonline.
"And I believe there is more success to come at Park Hall. I used to watch Ajax and never believed I would one day be with a team that could beat their record."
The record-breaking club beat Druids 4-0 on Boxing Day to match the record and enjoy a 21-point lead at the top of the table after winning all 21 league games this season.
Carl Harrison's side, who have won eight league titles in the last 11 seasons, last tasted defeat when they lost 3-0 to Apoel Nicosia in a Champions League qualifying round clash in Cyprus in July.
East Kilbride believed they had broken the record earlier this season after clocking up 30 wins on the trot, but their achievement was not recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as they play in the fifth-tier Lowland League.