Kick off:14:30 Saturday, 8 Mar 2008
Fixture Type: Welsh Premier League
Referee: Phil Southall
A stalemate was played out between the two sides, but both camps were left to ponder over attempts that crashed against the woodwork, Ryan Davies for Porthmadog and Karl Noon for Bangor.
One of the game's talking points was a penalty claim by the hosts midway in the first half when Carl Owen was tackled by City's Mike Johnston, but well-placed referee Phil Southall waved on play. Home midfielder Gareth Parry, who had started the season at Farrar Road, was close to stunning his former team-mates a couple of times, with a strong shot and header that flashed close.
Bangor's better moments included Les Davies seeing a goal-bound shot fended away by brother Ryan - his marker for the day - and Peter Hoy's low cross that was cut out at the last second by John G Jones. There was an early scare for Porthmadog when Bangor's Sion Edwards cut in from the right wing, leaving defenders in his wake, only to direct his angled shot into the side netting.
The home side's Mark Thomas then wasted a free header after being unchallenged when Marcus Orlik's free-kick arrived in the box. Team-mate Dave Hughes began the second half with a dazzling run and shot that brought a fine full-length save from goalkeeper Paul Smith and Porthmadog finished the game the stronger of the two sides.
Smith did well for the visitors in holding a header by Carl Owen and Parry cut in from the left only to see his fierce effort flash just past the post. But the visitors went close to stealing the points at the death when substitute Noon got free of his marker and rattled the woodwork.