The New Saints 3 Porthmadog 0
MANAGER Ken McKenna believes Carl Lamb is one for the future after the striker's late brace at Treflan helped The New Saints take another step towards the title.
Lamb, who had been seeking a goal since his arrival from Newi Cefn Druids in mid-season, seized his chance with two in the last seven minutes to wrap up the points after appearing as substitute.
"I've been telling people that Carl is one for the future," said McKenna.
"He's still very raw, he needs a bit of coaching but he's got the potential to be a decent player. He's come back in and got a couple of goals, and I'm pleased for him."
Saints were always in the ascendancy despite a goal-less first half.
Port had frustrated their hosts and went close when Gareth Caughter's rising shot was tipped over the bar by keeper Ged Doherty following a strong run down the left by Mike Foster.
However, TNS finally made their efforts count on 58 minutes when Chris King's corner was headed down by Michael Jackson and Mike Wilde forced the ball over.
The Saints wrapped up the points with two goals in the last seven minutes to stay three points clear at the top.
Lamb opened his account on 83 minutes, lashing his effort past keeper Richard Harvey from the edge of the box after latching onto a long ball from left-back King.
And the front-runner completed the tally in the last minute when coolly steering his low 14-yard shot inside the right post after Wilde had forced his way into the box.