Newtown AFC 644


2 - 2

Bangor City

Newtown AFC v
Bangor City

Kick off:14:30 Saturday, 18 Aug 2007
Fixture Type: Welsh Premier League
Attendance: 450

Referee: Dean John

Jiws makes his Marc for the Robins

Newtown's new striker, Marc Lloyd Williams, who was signed in the summer by Darren Ryan to add some firepower to the Robins' side, netted against his old club on his full debut, but honours were shared as Bangor City clawed back a two-goal deficit at Latham Park.

The prolific Williams wasted little time in making his mark on 24 minutes when pouncing to fire home from six yards after the visitors, who released him in the summer, had failed to clear another ex-Bangor man, Kevin Scott's in-swinging corner from the right at the near post.

Matthew Lewis had already twice gone close for the Robin, after Scott's cross hit the upright before the Mid Wales men extended their lead eight minutes before the break when another in-swinging corner from Scott found the net despite Peter Hoy's attempt to head a clearance.

However, Bangor got back into the game just before half-time when another old boy, 'keeper Ian Havard, inexplicably dropped Dave Swanick's cross from the right to allow Ashley Stott the simple task of converting.

Buoyed by the reply, the visitors earned parity nine minutes after the break when Les Davies shrugged off the defence before neatly lobbing Havard. Both sides had chances to snatch the spoils after that, with Stott twice going close while sub Tommy Mutton was denied by a last-gasp tackle. Newtown could have snatched it when sub Damien Daniels sliced wide from Glen Tolley's cross but a draw was a fair outcome in an entertaining game.