Kick off:14:30 Saturday, 25 Aug 2012
at Latham Park, Newtown
Fixture Type: Welsh Premier League
Referee: Dean John
Newtown enjoyed an epic win against a very strong and confident looking Bangor City team. Despite going 2-1 down with just six minutes remaining, the hosts retained their determination and their will to win was plainly evident. Such a difference from the team of last season and it speaks volumes for the work done by Bernie McNally's management team.
When Bangor went ahead for the second time on 84 minutes, the writing appeared to be on the wall, but with the visitors thinking they had already done enough to grab three points, the Newtown midfield suddenly exploded into action and excellent balls were presented to the front two, with Steve Blenkinsop looking very dynamic when he came on to join Luke Boundford up front.
Boundford had had a tireless game and was the man to find the equaliser just three minutes after Bangor had opened the lead on 33 mins through Chris Simm. The match finished level at half time, and remained the same until Mark Smyth scored on 84 mins.
Blenkinsop's introduction to the game in the last ten minutes proved decisive as he collected the second Newtown goal to make it level, and Newtown hero, Boundford finished off an excellent attacking move to power a header into the Bangor net to put the Robins ahead with just a minute remaining.
Three minutes of injury time had to be tolerated, but that was seen off without any problem and the Robins ran off victors against a Bangor side who were stunned by the late burst of energy from the Newtown squad.