Date: Fri 17 Mar 2017

Friday Round Up | Bangor and Rhyl fall to defeat as Druids and Bala secure huge victories

Two hugely significant fixtures at either end of the table contributed to some fantastic Friday Night Football. Read on to find out more.

Bangor City FC 1-2 Bala Town FC
The Bangor University Stadium
Bangor City Scorer: Anthony Miley 59'
Bala Town Scorer: Kieran Smith 52', 68'

A thoroughly entertaining and competitive Gwynedd Derby was won by Colin Caton's Bala Town thanks to a second-half brace from the mercurial Kieran Smith.

A goalless first half didn't do the action on the pitch justice as The Citizens constantly probed and had the majority of possession with The Lakesiders quite content to sit in and wait for the counter-attacking opportunities.

Gary Taylor-Fletcher, Henry Jones, Dean Rittenburg and Daniel Nardiello all had decent opportunities for the home side in the first half, but it was the visitors who took the lead in the second period as Smith netted a rebound after Connor Roberts' block fell into the forward's path and the home side trailed 1-0.

A trademark Anthony Miley header from a set piece will have angered Caton as the home side drew level before the hour-mark, but Smith soon netted again to make it 2-1 and the visitors saw out their slender advantage to take a huge three points in the race for Europe.

Cefn Druids 4-1 Rhyl FC
The Rock
Cefn Druids Scorers: Ashley Ruane 27', 75', Mike Pritchard 56', Ellis Healing 69'
Rhyl FC Scorer: Steve Lewis 79'

Another huge game at the opposite end of the table saw The Ancients and The Lilywhites do battle at The Rock in a relegation six-pointer between Huw Griffiths' and Niall McGuinness' men.

Inevitably, it was Ashley Ruane who probed to be the decisive factor between the two sides as his brace and general performance was the catalyst behind a huge three points for the home side. Mike Pritchard and Ellis Healing added to the scoresheet with their efforts before Steve Lewis responded with a consolation goal following a red card for Stefan Halewood, but the damage was done long before then as the home sealed secured a vital three points and left Rhyl in the relegation zone.

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