Match Reports

Another superb shot from defender Sam Hart gave Bangor City the lead in the eighteenth minute at Belle Vue in an action packed match. 

Mark Cadwallader had the first chance for Rhyl within the first few minutes but Connor Roberts was able to save the attempt. Sion Edwards was the first Bangor player to threaten the Rhyl goalkeeper, but his 30 yard strike was gathered by Alex Ramsey.

Next came the opening goal by Sam Hart, which will surely be another contender for WPL goal of the month.  Ryan Edwards supplied the pass to Hart who unleashed a shot from 25 yards out that left Ramsey stranded as the ball flew into the top of the net.

With a 1-0 lead, City started to pile on more pressure, and forced a series of corners. From the final corner Declan Walker headed towards goal to force a great save from Ramsey who pushed the ball onto the crossbar before Astles hacked the ball clear.

City should have again doubled their lead in the early stages, but as a Bangor City chance was cleared off the line Rhyl managed to break straight down to the other end of the pitch where Danny Gossett fired home in the 26th minute to bring the hosts level.

Rhyl grew in confidence as the first half continued and created several chances. On 32 minutes however, it was City who again threatened when Healey had a shot on goal before Connor Roberts saved from Ashley Ruane in another counter attack. 

Before half-time both Sion Edwards and Sam Hart had shots from distance but both went over the bar. The last chance of the first half for City fell to Ryan Edwrds who saw his shot blocked by the Rhyl defence.

At the start of the second half it was Sion Edwards who had the first opportunity to regain the lead when he was played in behind the defence but he was unable to gather the ball before it was collected by the advancing Ramsey. 

Bangor City lost defender Declan Walker on 58 minutes after he went down injured following a tackle on Rhyl's Ashley Ruane. After a lengthy delay he was eventually stretchered off. It was later confirmed that Walker had suffered both medial ligament and cartilage damage and will miss the rest of the season.

Walker was replaced by Michael Johnston for the remainder of the match. With 25 minutes remaining, Lee Healey made a run down the left hand side but his shot from a tight angle went over the bar. With just over quarter of an hour left Chris Jones replaced Liam Caddick. The final minutes of the match saw corners at either end snuffed out by both defences. 

The draw at Rhyl combined with Cefn Druids 3-1 defeat at Carmarthen means that the gap to safety narrowed to just one point - and the great escape is still on.



Connor Roberts - 22.7%
Chris Roberts - 0%
Michael Johnston - 0%
Sam Hart - 2.3%
Leon Clowes - 2.3%
Callum Morris - 25%
Damien Allen - 9.1%
Ryan Edwards - 1.1%
Les Davies - 5.7%
Chris Jones - 30.7%
Sion Edwards - 1.1%

Total votes: 88
The voting for this poll has ended on: April 21, 2015

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