CITY V WIGAN
SATURDAY 28 JANUARY 2012
MIKE SMITH'S MATCH PREVIEW
Bangor lost 2-1 to Wigan Athletic at Nantporth yesterday.
The youthful visitors took the honours but both sides enjoyed a useful run out which also served as further familiarisation for City on the new Nantporth surface.
Off the field 640 or so City fans found their away around the ground.
The visitors took the lead on the half hour through Tim Chow who ran through to beat Lee Idzi. But two minutes later City drew level as Les Davies headed home after Jamie Brewerton flicked on Peter Hoy's long throw. This was to be the only time Lee Nicholls and the Wigan defence, well marshalled by Josh Langley, was to be beaten. His father Kevin watched from the stand and even found time to share a few thoughts with Radio Bangor.
City rang the changes at the interval with Craig Garside, Neil Thomas, Alan Bull and Mark Smyth coming on for Dave Morley, Damien Allen, Kyle Wilson and Sion Edwards.
Wigan scored what turned out to be the winner on the hour mark as Jordan Rugg netted from six yards. In the closing stages the trialist goalkeeper saved well on a couple of occasion to prevent Athletic from increasing their lead.
Bangor: Idzi, Hoy, Roberts, Morley, Brewerton, Johnston, Chris Jones, Allen, Davies, Wilson, Edwards. SUBS Trialist (keeper) Garside, Thomas, Bull, Smyth and Corey Jones
Wigan: Nicholls, Buxton, Trialist, Langley, McCormack, Chow, Watson, Morris, Rugg, Boorthman, Dawson. SUBS Girvin, Breeze, Angoy, Hare, Robinson
So well done Wigan, that makes close on 2000 who have filed through the Nantporth turnstyles so far - despite fears for our better fed supporters - and helps the club sort out any teething problems. Cmon City
29 January 2012