BANGOR City Men’s 1st team succumbed to a narrow 1-0 loss at home against Timperley 3rds last Saturday.

It was Bangor who began confidently as they pinned Timperely back with their press, and created some good chances. Oli Fleming, Dave Paterson and Tom Hughes had shots well saved by the visiting keeper, while skipper Ash Hardaker had a well-placed flick palmed away.

After weathering the early storm, the away side had some chances of their own, which did little to trouble the ever-alert City glovesman Rayshauun Suen.

The second half saw the game turn into a far mor open affair, which benefitted Timperley more than Bangor. And 10 minutes after the restart, they forced the ball over from close range to take the lead.

Suen pulled off some superb reaction saves to keep City within arm’s reach and the home side piled on the pressure during the closing stages.

Tats Greenhalgh, Gwion Jones and Paterson all had shots on target in last few minutes, but crucially, the Timperley kept them all out to earn his side all three points at the Brailsford Centre.

The second team, who travelled to high-flying Birkenhead two players short of a full eleven, went down to a 9-0 loss.

Next Saturday sees Bangor travel to Chester 3s (2pm), while City’s seconds host Lymm 2nds (2.15pm).