Chris Jones scored the winning penalty for Bangor
Newtown’s five match unbeaten run came to an end this afternoon as a Chris Jones penalty gave Bangor a 2-1 win.
Luke Boundford gave Newtown the lead on the half hour, but a Sion Edwards wondergoal on half time cancelled that out. A Chris Jones penalty put Bangor in front just after the break, and despite late chances for both sides the game remained at 2-1.
The opening exchanges were a tight affair at Nantporth with neither side creating any clear cut chances. Max Penk and then Matt Cook fired a couple of warning shots for the Robins but nothing to test Lee Idzi.
Evans, who was starting his first game after a three match ban was a constant threat to the City defence, and he supplied a dangerous cross soon after, but there was no one on the end of it.
Former Connah’s Quay midfielder Rob Jones registered Bangor’s first real noted chance, as his long range effort did little to trouble Chris Mullock.
But on the 30 minute mark Newtown found themselves in front. Evans neat turn wide on the right sucked in two defenders and he released Craig Williams whose cross found Boundford.
His header was only parried by Idzi, and the Robins wide man tapped in the rebound to give the Robins the lead.
Evans had two chances to put his side further ahead, first after a long run he took too long getting a shot away, and the Bangor defence snuffed out the danger.
And then after a solo run from the midfielder, his chipped attempt went wide of City’s goal.
But just as it looked like Chris Hughes’ men were to go in at half time in the lead, City popped up with a goal.
The dangerous Sion Edwards nipped inside the left back, and hit a shot that looked to be sailing over Mullock’s bar.
But at the last second the effort dipped into the net, giving the Robins stopper no chance, and giving Nev Powell’s men a foot back in the game.
Jamie McDaid had an early a shot blocked early on, and a Tom Goodwin effort was parried to Jeff White at the other, but his two attempts were thwarted by Idzi.
But less than ten minutes into the half, Bangor were awarded a penalty after Max Penk was judged to have handled Chris Jones’ header in the box.
Penk was booked, and dispite a touch from Mullock, Jones scored to put Bangor in front.
Evans was again lively for the Robins as he produced another dangerous cross, as the game was opening up, with both sides having chances.
McDaid then robbed the ball off Keiran Mills-Evans and crossed for Rob Jones but his shot was blocked by the Newtown backline, as Bangor looked the more likely to score.
Despite a late penalty shout for Newtown as Craig Williams went down, and some pressure on the home defence, the score stayed at 2-1.