Kick off:14:30 Saturday, 22nd Sept 2007
Fixture Type: Welsh Premier League
Referee: Mike Jones
<1r>ABERYSTWYTH Town manager Brian Coyne saluted his side's return to form following a poor midweek display at Caersws. In contrast though, Bangor boss Neville Powell was disappointed that City were unable to build on the previous week's thrashing of Newi Cefn Druids.
"I thought we deserved something out of the game," said Powell to the Daily Post. "However, we missed too many chances and paid dearly for two defensive errors" he added.
A brace from influential Luke Sherbon clinched the points from a keenly contested encounter as Aber reversed Bangor's 25th minute lead. Sherbon caused Bangor considerable problems, particularly after the break.
Sion Edwards looked similarly lively for City, but was unable to create quite the same impact as his Aber midfield counterpart. A lively opening suggested both sides were keen to climb from mid-table after inconsistent starts to the season.
Les Davies and Marc Smyth were both guilty of the type of missed chances rued by their manager before City finally went ahead. Davies made up for his earlier failure when he latched onto a hefty clearance from City goalkeeper Paul Smith before steering the ball past home 'keeper Richard Morgan.
After Marc Smyth had gone close to doubling City's lead Aber equalised three minutes from the break.
The otherwise immaculate Sion Edwards' woefully short back pass was collected by Sherbon, who kept his cool as he ran through the area before slipping the ball past Smith.
Both sides had early second-half chances before Aber clinched what eventually proved to be the winner in the 54th minute. Aneurin Thomas' powerful header was goal-bound until defender, Peter Hoy, pushed it over the crossbar with his hand.
Sherbon converted the penalty, Hoy was inevitably sent off and Aber's disciplined second-half display pleased Coyne.
"We owed the fans something after our showing at Caersws," he said.
"And the whole team delivered, particularly following the break, although it was far from easy against a Bangor side that kept on going until the end. We now have to build on this result which keeps us in touch with the teams at the top."
Aber moved up four places to seventh, on 11 points, eight behind leaders Llanelli, but Bangor drop to 14th on seven points.