City ready for Bala double-header


Tomos Hughes

BANGOR City prepare for a double header against Bala town this coming week with a renewed confidence after victory on their travels last weekend.

The Citizens prepare to host Colin Caton's men at The Book People Stadium this Friday, before making the trip to Maes Tegid next Tuesday night, in a League cup fixture which has been rearranged after it was rained off on Tuesday.

Midfielders Mark Smyth and Craig Garside will once again miss out, but Nev Powell will be boosted by the return of Peter Hoy, who spent the early part of the season on loan at Cymru Alliance side Conwy Borough.

The City back line will have to be wary of Town's dangerous attack, consisting of Ian Sheridan and former Farrar Road-era citizen Lee Hunt, who between them have notched seven league goals so far this term.

City will be hoping for more-of-the-same from Chris Simm, whose rich goalscoring form not only brought his side a vital three points at Camarthen Town last Saturday, but shot him to the top of the league goalscoring charts.

In a dour encounter at Richmond Park last Saturday, Simm's solitary strike helped lift the side's spirits following their defeat by The New Saints the previous weekend.

The winner was hit within the first two minutes, when a Les Davies through ball released Simm, who latched on to slot the ball beyond Steve Cann in goal.

The hosts threatened, and were denied by a fully stretched Lee Idzi from a Paul Fowler free kick, before Simm was denied a second by the feet of Cann.

Both sides found it difficult to create any clear cut opportunities during the second half, with Tim Hicks’ speculative overhead kick flying over the bar for the home side.

City stood firm at the back until the final whistle though, to secure what may turn out to be a vital three points come the end of the season.

City’s league encounter against Bala Town kicks off at 7:30pm at The Book people Stadium this Friday, October 5.

City’s reserves claimed a memorable 2-1 win over reserve league leaders Denbigh Town, with a Sean Devereaux and an own goal from Tom Sharples sealing the points.

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