Carmarthen Town AFC 791


2 - 1

Bangor City

Carmarthen Town AFC v
Bangor City

Kick off:17:15 Saturday, 22nd Mar 2008
Fixture Type: Welsh Premier League
Attendance: 360

Referee: Mark Whitby

Danny is the Champion of the Gold

A brace of Danny Thomas goals, one in each half, gave the Old Gold a comfortable lead. But relentless pressure in the closing quarter saw Marc Limbert halve the deficit late on after Karl Noon had seen his spot kick well saved by Neil Thomas.

Thomas opened Town's account after only seven minutes when he picked up on Gregg Coombes' diagonal, floated ball to cut inside and fire past the stationary keeper. To add to the visitor's woes Sion Edwards was stretchered off after twelve minutes with to be replaced by Les Davies.

With the powerful sub losing out in a one-on-one with 'keeper Thomas following a mesmerising run the Citizens' best chance to level went begging just before the break. Limbert rounded Town's cover and his driven ball across the face of the goal was missed by both Ashley Stott and Noon.

Thomas added a second five minutes into the second half when he glanced home Coombes' corner after Smith had denied the busy striker with a point blank save. But with Bangor piling on the pressure in the final quarter it took a great Neil Thomas stop to deny Noon's penalty, after Limbert had been brought down, to maintain the advantage.

The visitors did get some reward for their late showing as the influential Limbert, who had moved over to the left, penetrated Town's back line when he ran on to a great through ball from Davies and slotted past Thomas to set up an anxious finale.

With the strong wind an influencing factor throughout Town survived a hectic last six minutes to take the points and leap frog the Citizens into fourth. Thomas' eighteen league strikes sees him equal Richard Parker's 99/00 club record for goals in a season and beat Ryan Nicholls' 34 goal total.