Bala and Bangor trade five-goal thrashings


Tomos Hughes

IT WAS a tale of two City's as Bangor followed up their league demolition of Bala Town last weekend with an equally one-sided reverse at Maes Tegid on Tuesday.

Having made five changes from the eleven who put five past the Lakesiders for this week's Word League Cup tie, Nev Powell saw a totally different performance from his side in midweek.

Former Citizen Lee Hunt got Town off to a flyer when he slotted past keeper Kyle Clancy on 12 minutes, as the hosts took the match by the scruff of the neck.

City struggled to keep the hosts' attackng threat at bay, and after Ryan Jones doubled Bala's lead after 40 minutes, a Steve Brown thunderous low finish a minute later put Town virtually out of reach.

City began the second period better, with John Owen rounding off a move to peg one back, but any thoughts of a comeback were quashed soon after, when Mark Jones' stunning finish made it 4-1.

City looked out of sorts throughout in this cup encounter, and further misery was piled on them in the last ten minutes, first when Peter Hoy headed in the wrong end, before Hunt notched his second at the death, to help his side avenge a five goal whipping they had received just four days previously.

It had all been so different at The Book People stadium last Friday, when Bangor at times, looked unplayable.

Sion Edwards was among the leading lights, and his jinking run and firm finish gave Bangor an early foothold under the Nantporth floodlights.

Chris Jones made it two, converting a deadly cross by Edwards, before full-back Liam Brownhill brilliantly engineered the room to tuck home his side's third on 33 minutes.

Good work from Les Davies earned his side a penalty, which was converted by top scorer Chris Simm on the stroke of half time.

Despite both sets of players fashioning numerous opportunities, it was City who always looked in control, and this was rubber-stamped in the 73rd minute when Simm notched his ninth of the league campaign with a to hand his side all three points.

City play host to Andy Legg's Llanelli at The Book People Stadium this Saturday, kick off 2:30pm.

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