City looking to bounce back after Saints defeat


Tomos Hughes

BANGOR CITY will look to pick themselves up from last weekend’s demoralising defeat when they face Carmarthen Town this Saturday.

City are boosted by the return of skipper Jamie Brewerton, who has been serving a three-match suspension, while midfielder Craig Garside could also feature.

Carmarthen have shipped ten goals in their last three games, but having also managed to hold league leaders The New Saints to a goalless draw recently, they come as an unknown quatity to Nev Powell’s men.

The Citizens will be keen to re-gather the momentum that took them to the summit of the Welsh Premier League prior to their poor showing at Park Hall last Saturday.

City once again fell foul to the Saints’ controversial plastic pitch, this time suffering a 3-0 defeat.

With the experienced Dave Morely deputising for Brewerton, City looked lethargic from the start, as the hosts began to dominate.

Having already had two goals disallowed in the opening exchanges, the home side went one-up in the 14th minute when Alex Darlington was played in by Chris Sergeant, and he sped into the box and beat Lee Idzi.

City saw a rare chance fall into the path of Chris Simm, but the striker blazed his attempt over the bar.

TNS continued their dominance in the second half and it came as no surprise when they doubled their lead on 50 minutes, when Mike Wilde converted a Chris Jones cross from close range.

City failed to find their passing rhythm as the hosts flourished, and made a comfortable victory safe on 81 minutes when Sergeant was on hand to tap-in a crafty knock-down from Wilde.

The defeat comes as a blow to City’s title ambitions, but Camarthen will no doubt be facing a wounded animal at Y Morfa this Saturday (kick off 2:30pm).

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