Bangor City 788

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2 - 0

Carmarthen Town AFC

Bangor City v
Carmarthen Town AFC

Kick off:14:30 Saturday, 27 Sept 2008
Fixture Type: Welsh Premier League
Attendance: 427

Referee: Dean John

Dodds Dismissed and Citizens take Advantage

<1r>GOALS by Sion Edwards - just 40 seconds after the kick-off - and Les Davies close to the hour confirmed form side Bangor City as top dogs against Carmarthen Town for a change.

And the margin of the win should have been a lot bigger, because Nev Powell's City slickers created an array of chances as Carmarthen's target led a charmed existence, with 'keeper Neil Thomas under siege. It did not help Carmarthen's cause that they had experienced defender Mark Dodds sent off by Swansea referee Dean John on the half-hour, after a second yellow card offence.

City got off to a dream start when left-winger Edwards fired the opening goal inside the first minute. The hosts swept forward from the kick-off down the right wing, from where Davies pumped over an early cross for Sharp to wrong-foot two defenders and Edwards rushed into a shooting position at 15 yards.

What proved to be City's comforting second goal arrived on 54 minutes from Davies himself, when he applied a glancing header, again at around 15 yards, to convert Limbert's free-kick from the right.

Chris Sharp was among Bangor's several individual successes and was almost rewarded on 66 minutes but his snatched header from six yards, following a drilled cross by Davies from the left, flew just over the target. Carmarthen continued under the cosh in the later stages for Thomas to save with his feet to deny Davies, who also blazed over, and Edwards had a cross-cum-shot intercepted at the last second by Liam Hancock.