Match Report: Bangor City 2 Rhyl 3


Tomos Hughes

RHYL FC defeated Bangor City in a Bank Holiday five-goal thriller at The Book People Stadium.


In a breathless opening to the match, the first goal came on three minutes when Lee Idzi brought down David Forbes in the area, with Paul McManus coolly sending the keeper the wrong way from 12 yards.
Three minutes later and the hosts were level, with Rob Jones unleashing a 20 yard piledriver straight into the bottom corner.
But within seconds of the restart the visitors has regained their advantage, with McManus on hand to rifle high past Idzi after a low cross was diverted his way.
The hosts replied with prolonged periods of pressure throughout the first half, with Les Davies nodding wide a gilt-edged chance from a corner, while Rhyl's Jon Bathurst shot well wide from a good position.
The Citizens began the second half where they left off, getting the better of possession and creating chances, with Dec Walker and Ryan Edwards going close.
On the hour though, Rhyl struck again on the break thanks to a City defensive error; Michael Johnston under-hit his back-pass to Idzi, and Forbes was on hand to intercept and give himself the simplest of tap ins.
City continued to press and managed to pull one back on 89 minutes through Sion Edwards, but the resolute Rhyl backline held firm to give Greg Strong's side all three points.

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