Bangor City vs Prestatyn Town
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Match Date: Saturday, 09 February 2013
Match Time: 14:00
Attendances : 418

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            Time Event
            90 Goal Goal (Parker) - Prestatyn
            78 Yellow card Yellow card - Liam Brownhill
            76 Goal Goal - Les Davies
            75 Goal Goal - Chris Simm
            56 Goal Goal (Parkinson) - Prestatyn
            49 Goal Goal - Levi Mackin
            23 Red card Red card (Price) - Prestatyn
            18 Yellow card Yellow card (Price) - Prestatyn
            15 Yellow card Yellow card (Holmes) - Prestatyn
            13 Goal Goal (Parkinson) - Prestatyn


            Bangor lost this game - sorry drew this game - due to some slack defending and wasteful finishing. It sums things up to say that Sgorio's Man of The Match was a goalkeeper who conceded three goals.

            City kicked off towards the Bridge End on a damp but mild Nantporth afternoon with Levi Mackin in central midfield in four three formation.

            The eccentric ground beating Jason Price had already forced a superb save from Lee Idzi when tiny Andy Parkinson cut in from the left to give Prestatyn a 13th minute lead. City quickly won a penalty when pedestrian debutant Tommy Holmes felled Chris Simm but Jon Hill Dunt defied the odds and the occasional crass comment with a low save to his right off Chris Simm who in fairness did not connect powerfully enough.

            Seven minutes later, on 23 mins, a sixth Bangor corner of the afternoon was clearly handled by Jason Price who had already been booked for a foul on Robbie Booth. Penalty and an early bath for Price. But Dave Morley was the culprit this time with Hill Dunt again guessing low and again to his right.

            Minutes later the burly custodian saved well from Chris Simm as he raced clear. Dave Morley rose highest but headed over, then the commanding Levi Mackin fired wide after a good run by Robbie Booth before Chris Simm saw his low shot on the turn held by Hill Dunt.

            As half time approached Levi Mackin found Damien Allen whose low shot was well stopped by Hill Dunt. Finally Chris Roberts sent over a deep cross from the left but Les Davies headed over. Not to be and at the interval the gutsy if largley outplayed visitors trundled off with a slender lead and a welcome break ahead.

            HALF TIME  0-1 

            No changes at the interval...

            Into the second period and the perceived wisdom was that ten man Prestatyn would tire. And to some degree they did - apart from Andy Parkinson whose pace and close control troubled Bangor throughout. If there is a better more effective striker in the Welsh Premier at the moment I am yet to see him.

            But an equaliser did come three mins after the restart when Levi Mackin netted left footed from twenty yards after a perfectly weighted lay off from Les Davies. Then Robbie Booth raced down the left but Damien Allen's brave near post header crashed into the side netting.

            But no sooner had the shouting died down than Andy Parkinson cut inside from the left once more to beat Lee Idzi with a low drive to the delight of a dozen or so Town fans camped behind Lee Idzi's goal.

            Bangor responded through Levi Mackin whose low shot sped wide. Then Chris Roberts, in acres of space, fired across from the left but Chris Simm could not quite get a positive touch.

            On the hour Damien Allen skipped along the edge of the six yard line, beat all and sundry, but hit the bar from six yards. Five mins later a tenth corner - but no goal - then Liam Brownhill crossed but Dave Morley headed over.  Robbie Booth fired goalwards but Hill Dunt was in the right place again. More frustration for the blues support.

            With twenty mins to go a double change saw Sion Edwards and Chris Jones replace Chris Roberts and Damien Allen. Five mins later it was two all as Chris Simm headed home from the twelth corner of the afternoon. With the crowd stirred and Prestatyn shaken Sion Edwards raced down the left and crossed low to Les Davies who clubbed the ball home right footed to put Bangor ahead for the first time.

            Bangor pressed, took the corner tally up to fifteen, Prestatyn defended bravely and in the third minute of four added won a corner of their own which Mike Parker crashed home to make the scores level at three all.

            And that is how it finished, a game with a red card, two penalty saves and six goals. Phew.

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