BANGOR City manager Neville Powell is hoping to put his side’s ‘lean spell’ behind them as they prepare for the visit of Port Talbot Town this weekend.
The Citizens saw their unenviable winless streak stretched to six Welsh Premier League after they were narrowly beaten 2-1 by Bala Town on a muddy Maes Tegid surface last Friday evening, and Powell believes the defeat demonstrates the level of competition in the league this season.
He said: “The pitch was a big leveller, and it’s a tough place to go. They [Bala Town] drew with TNS there, but we’re desperately disappointed to have lost that game.
“It’s the story of the season, everyobody’s beating each other, there’s not been a season like it. There’s no point getting too disappointed, because if anyone can string 4-5 wins together, they can put themselves in a good position.
“It’s probably the leanest spell we’ve had since I’ve been here, but that’s football. Every team has a blip at some point, let’s hope this is ours now. One win on the board could change everything, and we could find ourselves back up there.
“There are a lot of teams who would swap places with Bangor City.”
City’s travelling contingent helped provide a good atmosphere during last week’s defeat to Gwynedd rivals Bala Town.
Dave Morley headed City in front on 13 minutes, before Bala notched an equaliser through Kenny Lunt just past the half hour.
Both sides threatened for the all-important third, but it was the hosts who looked more comfortable on the surface, and it was left to their midfield maestro Mark Jones to hit the winner with a superb strike seventeen minutes from time.
City’s reserves were on the wrong end of a seven goal thriller at Denbigh Town last week, with Alwyn Roberts, Iolo Hughes and new signing Jamie McDaid on target.
City host Port Talbot at The Book People Stadium this Saturday, kick off is at 3:45pm.
CITY’s transfer activity this month continues, with two new additions and two departures.
The Citizens have secured the services of former Connah's Quay Nomads striker Gary O'Toole, as well as Chester FC midielder Levi Mackin.
Heading in the other direction is winger Mark Smyth and striker John Owen.
Smyth, aged 28, has been released by the club, after he struggled to hold down a first team berth in his third spell at the club.
The winger scored City’s only goal during their Europa League tie with Moldovan outfit Zimbru Chisinau earlier this season, and leaves having scored 23 goals in 96 Welsh Premier appearances.
John Owen has been allowed to leave to join Huws Gray Alliance outfit Porthmadog on loan for the rest of the season.
One newcomer to Nantporth is Jamie McDaid, who signed from Holyhead last week.
The 19 year old prospect is expected to feature for the reserves as well as the first team, and is the third signing of the window so far, following the aquisitions of Llanelli’s Kris Thomas and winger Robbie Booth from Chester FC.