Kick off:19:30 Friday, 28 Nov 2008
Fixture Type: Welsh Premier League
Referee: Mark Petch
After three straight defeats, Bangor City rreturned to winning ways, thanks to a battling display by Sion Edwards and a brace from Les Davies who improved as the game wore on.
The opening five minutes saw chances at both ends, as firstly Mike Walsh set up Les Davies on the edge of the box but his shot flew wide. Then left footed right winger Kevin Holsgrove picked up Mark Stewart's flick but lashed wide from the right. Cefn thought they had an early goal but Referee Mark Petch ruled a foul on Paul Smith as a corner flew into the Bangor net.
Sion Edwards had a shot deflected wide and Mike Walsh headed over, but on 14 minutes City had the lead. Christian Seargeant's header found Chris Sharp who slipped but kept the ball on the edge of the box to drive home beyond young 'keeper Chris Mullock. Sion Edwards and oppposite number Mike Thompson both went close before Mullock saved comfortably from Les Davies.
The diminutive Mark Stewart chased down the right and saw his rising shot skim the righthand post at The Farrar End before the visitors were forced to make a change, with eighteen year old Joe Price coming on for Holsgrove.
On 39 minutes the Druids drew level, as a deep cross from Mark Stewart was headed home dramatically by substitute Joe Price for his first goal in the Welsh Premier. With just three minutes to go before the break Cefn took the lead. Mike Thompsons' deep corner was returned to Joe Feeney whose clean header from the penalty spot beat Paul Smith, and heralded wild and noisy celebrations by the visiting team in front of the away dugout.
After the break, the dynamic Sion Edwards tackled Mike Thompson on the edge of the Blues box, picked out Marc Limbert whose first time flick released Les Davies on the left. He crashed a fierce low drive inside Chris Mullock's near post to the delight of the blues support at the Farrar End.
On 64 minutes a Limbert freekick from the left was headed back across goal from Jamie Brewerton for goal poacher Peter Hoy whose firm header put City ahead. On 67 minutes a clash on the edge of the Blues box ended in a yellow card for Jamie Brewerton but a straight red for Joe Feeney whose elbow caught the big defender's face.
On 81 minutes it was all over when Les Davies gathered Limbert's return pass from the right, turned and placed the ball low beyond Mullock into the bottom corner.