NEWTOWN V BANGOR CITY
26 NOVEMBER 2011
MIKE SMITH'S MATCH REPORT
Bangor came off second best at Latham Park today.
Newtown ran out unlikely winners against Bangor today thanks to a wonder strike from midfielder Gareth Partridge.
Truth be told this was a poor afternoon. The pitch was bumpy and unhelpful, the linesman judging City in the first half was quite bizarre, the referee was inconsistent and the whole afternoon was gloomy, grey and disappointing.
Having said all that! Newtown took a seventh minute lead when Zak Evans latched onto a weak clearance to score from fiften yards. They might well have doubled the lead when Rushton hit the post from the left after Michael Johnston headed off the line.
City finally settled and Les Davies went close on a couple of occasions as did Mark Smyth but not enough to get the better of goalkeeper Thomas.
Into the second period and City drew level. A long throw from Peter Hoy and Les Davies netted on 53 minutes. Bangor enjoyed the better of the second period but, with no one closing down, Gareth Partridge lashed home from twenty five yards to beat the despairing Idzi all ends up.
City tried to respond, referee Harrington added four minutes, Mark Smyth fired across goal and Peter Hoy headed on target but Newtown held on for the win and three vital points. And sent City home empty handed. Cmon City!
26 November 2011