The New Saints 667


3 - 0

Bangor City

The New Saints v
Bangor City

Kick off:15:45 Saturday, 22nd Sept 2012
at Park Hall, Oswestry
Fixture Type: Welsh Premier League
Attendance: 555

Referee: Mark Whitby

Wilde inspires Saints to win over Citizens

Mike Wilde scored his first of the season

Mike Wilde scored his first of the season

Saints striker Michael Wilde had two goals disallowed for offside before the full-timers took a 14th-minute lead.

Chris Seargeant fed a neat ball into the path of Alex Darlington, who left Dave Morley standing before racing into the box and chipping beyond keeper Lee Idzi.

The City custodian saved from a Wilde header, while at the other end the Citizens barely posed a threat, top scorer Chris Simm fluffing a great chance when he blasted over from a corner.

Five minutes into the second half the home side took a firm grip on the game when Chris Jones danced past Morley and Michael Johnston on the edge of the box before finding an unmarked Wilde, who fired home from six yards.

On the hour, Aeron Edwards showed fine control before rolling a low volley against the outside of the post. Soon after, man of the match Sam Finley’s shot was goalbound but hit his own team-mate Wilde and the danger was cleared.

It was all TNS, with Wilde dragging a shot just wide after latching on to a slide-rule Edwards pass.

Bangor’s passing was aimless, missing the sharpness shown against Afan Lido seven days earlier. When they did get into attacking positions, the visitors lacked penetration with TNS centre-half Steve Evans in commanding form.

In the 77th minute Chris Roberts did test TNS keeper Paul Harrison with a fierce left-foot volley, but Idzi was far the busier, pushing another Wilde strike on to the post.

Finally on 81 minutes the points were well and truly sealed when Finlay lofted the ball out to Darlington, who crossed from the left to the back stick where Wilde headed across the six-yard box and ex-Bangor midfielder Seargeant was left with the simplest of tasks to make it 3-0.