Kick off:15:45 Saturday, 15 Sept 2012
at Maes Tegid, Bala
Fixture Type: Welsh Premier League
Referee: Bryn Markham-Jones
Maes Tegid welcomed the live Sgorio cameras for the first time of the 2012/13 season as they hosted Prestatyn Town.
?The Lakesiders got out of the blocks quickly, as they attacked the Seasiders straight from kick off, as Ian Sheridan crossed to Kenny Lunt, whose side footed shot went narrowly wide of the target.
?Bala’s next chance came when Lee Hunt crossed into Mark Jones’s path, who got clean through, but his first touch was too heavy, and the ball went out for a goal kick.
?Prestatyn player/manager Neil Gibson showed a brilliant piece of skill to control the ball on the turn in the 14th minute, before playing in Andy Parkinson, who saw his shot saved by Ashley Morris.
?The deadlock was broken three minutes later, as Bala captain Mark Jones played the ball forward to striker Lee Hunt, who shot at goal with his left foot, and sent the ball beyond the reach of Jon Hill Dunt, and into the bottom corner of the net.
?The visitors equalised in the 29th minute, as the ball was collected by Jason Price in the penalty area, who sent the ball towards Parkinson, who chested the ball past Morris, and into the back of the net.
?Bala had a shout for a penalty as John Irving sent a low cross in to the Prestatyn box, and Lee Hunt attempted to send the ball goal words from an overhead kick, which hit Greg Stones on the head and then onto his hand, but referee Bryn Markham-Jones waved away Bala’s claims.
?The closing stages of the first half saw Prestatyn have a shout for a penalty, and this time it was given, as Mike Byron brought down Paul O’Neill as he attempted to clear the ball away. Ross Stephens stepped up to take the spot-kick, and despite Morris diving the right way, he was unable to get anything on to the ball, as it went in at the bottom corner.
?Morris had to have his wits about him in the second half too, as Stephens attempted to double his tally, as he sent a curling shot at goal, but Morris was equal to it, as he pulled off a good save.
?The score was nearly 3-1 from a Gibson corner, as he passed the ball to Parkinson, who crossed the ball to Stephens, whose shot pulled a brilliant finger tip save out of Morris. The next Seasiders chance fell to Jason Price, after collecting the pass from Chris Davies, but a heavy first touch from Price allowed Morris to dive low to make a save.?
?The 86th minute saw Bala presented with a good opportunity to find an equaliser, as they were awarded a free kick on the edge of the box. Mark Jones stepped up to take the free kick, and he sent the ball under the wall, but Hill Dunt pulled off a brilliant reaction save to keep his side in the lead. Mark Jones had a second opportunity, as Bala were awarded a free kick in a similar position in the 90th minute, but this time the ball went straight into the wall.
?Bala were unable to find an equaliser in the remainder of stoppage time, which meant that they suffered their 4th defeat in a row, which sent the Lakesiders to the bottom of the table.?