Bangor City 1’s 4 – 3 Sale 2’nds
With visitors Sale 2nds needing a win to avoid relegation this fixture was always going to be a massive game and the match itself did not disappoint as it turned in to a seven goal thriller. Bangor took the lead through a Matt Rogers goal that saw him work the ball in to the opposition ‘D’ and then score. Graham Lorimer continued to spearhead the attack and was unlucky not to score himself on several occasions and it was one of his shots that was saved by the Sale goalkeeper that then fell kindly to John Kelham to tap in and further Bangor’s lead. But Sale were up for the match and a quick attacking move from the halfway line saw them take advantage of a fragmented Bangor defence to score and narrow the deficit. Both teams grew more and more frustrated as they saw numerous attacking plays and opportunities to score coming to nothing, and from Bangor’s viewpoint many fine tackles were put in by Ancel Davison and Eduardo Dominguez to stop Sale from capitalizing further during heavy periods of attack. The second half saw Bangor working hard as a team to re-establish their dominance on the game, and this was mainly due to the hard work of Robin Williams and Graham Lorimer, however it would be Sale that would then even the score as they counter attacked and the game was then up for grabs at two goals apiece. Defender Andrzej Griffith scored his first ever goal for Bangor as he ran from his own half to once again give Bangor the lead, but Sale were not willing to give up and they also equalised once more. With mere minutes to go Bangor were awarded a short corner and a well struck shot by Matt Rogers in to the top right hand corner of the goal saw Bangor taking all three points in a huge battle between both teams.
Writen by Andrzej Griffith