Triton 2nds 2 – 4 Bangor 1sts

When Bangor 1sts met Triton 2nds on Saturday it was a match up of two teams with completely different playing styles. Triton played a well-drilled passing game but were unable to penetrate the Bangor defence, and although Bangor enjoyed having plenty of possession and were territorially dominant, quite often it was their last pass that would be intercepted or would let them down.

David Paterson opened the scoring with a neat goal, and it was only the quick reactions of goalkeeper Tudur Trenholme that stopped Triton from equalising soon afterwards. A flick from Matt Rogers saw Bangor go two goals ahead before the break, with Triton unable to make a mark on the game so far. Aaron Cobby controlled the tempo of the game, and his positioning in midfield saw him act as a lynch-pin between the Bangor defence and attack. The versatility of Eduardo Dominguez also played a pivotal role in the development of the game as his introduction in to the game in the first half saw him playing as a defender, only for him to switch to being a striker in the second half, where he narrowly missed scoring a goal.

Triton did pull a goal back, due to Bangor being too relaxed and two defenders soon found themselves outnumbered on a counter attack and an easy goal was conceded. Great attacking play down the right wing saw David Paterson set up John Kelham to increase Bangor lead yet again, only for Triton to score yet again in a bizarre fashion, a foul on a Bangor defender should have seen them with a free kick, but a Triton attacker took it quickly instead, and before anybody knew what was going on, Triton had scored, and both Umpires allowed the goal to stand. However the drama of the game had not ended just yet, the final say of the match went to Owain Hughes who had a fantastic solo effort, where he dribbled the ball past two opponents and beat the Triton goalkeeper to end the game 4-2 to Bangor.

Andrzej Griffith