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Bangor City First Team - Match centre

Newtown
Bangor City
J Reed (73')
Full time
D Rittenberg (44', 83')
Sat 4 Nov 14:30 - Welsh Premier League - The Welsh Premier League Attendance 268

Rittenberg at the Double for Citizens

Bangor City get back to winning ways in hard-earned win at Newtown

Striker Dean Rittenberg scores twice as The Citizens ended a run of three straight defeats with a welcome three points at Latham Park.

With Paul Connolly, Danny Gosset and Assistant Manager Gary Taylor-Fletcher all ruled out through injury, City made several changes to the starting line-up. Matthew Hall continued in goal and seventeen-years old Guto Williams was handed a full WPL debut at centre back with Tom Kennedy moving into central midfield in place of Damien Allen. George Harry took up a berth on the right flank and right back Danny Holmes was made captain for the day.

On a bright and occasionally sunny afternoon at Latham Park, The Citizens suffered an early setback as Danny Holmes was left feeling the after effects of Kenton’s challenge and the first reshuffle of the afternoon occurred after just 11 minutes’ play. Damien Allen replaced the unfortunate Holmes as Kennedy moved back into a more customary defensive role.

Luke Wall had the first clear opportunity to open the score but Jones saved well (9’) before former Blue Jamie Reed found himself in space on the right hand side of the Bangor penalty area but ‘keeper Matthew Hall saved well to deny the hosts (15’).

Steven Hewitt let fly with a wayward long-range effort before Rittenberg headed wide from George Harry’s right wing cross (28’). Five minutes before the interval and Newtown threatened with a succession of corners with Craig Williams missing the target (41’).

Dean Rittenberg opened the scoring on the stroke of half time as he volleyed home from close range after good work by Luke Wall and Steven Hewitt on the left flank and City went into the interval a goal to the good.

Within ten minutes of the restart and City were forced into a second change as youngster Guto Williams twisted a knee on the 3G surface. Sion Edwards took up a central midfield role with Damien Allen now a makeshift right back.

Just after the hour mark, Brayden Shaw let rip from twenty-plus yards but the shot flew just over the Newtown bar. Robins keeper Jones received the match’s first caution (67’) for dissent before Luke Boundford replaced Nick Rushton for the hosts (71’). The change seemed to pay dividends as from a set-piece delivery Jamie Reed was able to finish with a neat back heel amidst confusion in the Citizens penalty area (73’).

City were undeterred and continued to search for the all-important second goal and with fifteen minutes remaining centre back Anthony Miley saw a shot fly agonisingly wide as he found himself with space at the far post from a corner kick. Luke Wall then went close (80’) before City went decisively ahead.

Goalkeeper Jones dallied with a back pass in the right hand corner and Dean Rittenberg was quick to anticipate the guardian’s hesitancy as he attempted to dribble the ball clear. A swift touch from the former Blackburn Rovers prospect left Jones stranded as the ball rolled over the line ahead of the back-pedalling Newtown defence (82’).

Rittenberg duly made way for James Demetriou for City’s third and final substitution (83’) before Bangor suffered their third misfortune of the afternoon. The lively George Harry went down in a heap following a challenge near the halfway line and after a few minutes delay the former Wrexham youngster was stretchered off.

City were left to defend their lead with only ten-men on the field and despite four extra minutes of added time, held on to earn a vital three points and reverse their recent fortunes.

Key moments

44:00
Goal Dean Rittenberg scores for Bangor City
73:00
Goal Jamie Reed scores for Newtown
83:00
Goal Dean Rittenberg scores for Bangor City

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Highlights

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90:00 Yellow Card
Anthony Miley is yellow carded for Bangor City
84:00 Sub Off
Dean Rittenberg is substituted off for Bangor City
84:00 Sub On
James Demetriou is substituted on for Bangor City
83:00 Goal 1 - 2
Dean Rittenberg scores for Bangor City
73:00 Goal 1 - 1
Jamie Reed scores for Newtown
72:00 Sub On
Luke Boundford is substituted on for Newtown
72:00 Sub Off
Nick Rushton is substituted off for Newtown
67:00 Yellow Card
David Jones is yellow carded for Newtown
55:00 Sub On
Sion Edwards is substituted on for Bangor City
55:00 Sub Off
Guto Williams is substituted off for Bangor City
End of period 1
44:00 Goal 0 - 1
Dean Rittenberg scores for Bangor City
44:00 Assist
Steven Hewitt makes an assist for Bangor City
13:00 Sub On
Damien Allen is substituted on for Bangor City
13:00 Sub Off
Danny Holmes is substituted off for Bangor City
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Newtown
  • Bangor City
  • 0
  • Danny Holmes Sub Off 13:00'
  • Damien Allen Sub On 13:00'
  • Dean Rittenberg Goal 44:00'
  • Steven Hewitt Assist 44:00'
  • Sion Edwards Sub On 55:00'
  • Guto Williams Sub Off 55:00'
  • David Jones Yellow Card 67:00'
  • Luke Boundford Sub On 72:00'
  • Nick Rushton Sub Off 72:00'
  • Jamie Reed Goal 73:00'
  • Dean Rittenberg Goal 83:00'
  • James Demetriou Sub On 84:00'
  • Dean Rittenberg Sub Off 84:00'
  • Anthony Miley Yellow Card 90:00'

Team selection

Hall, Matthew Hall, Matthew
Holmes, Danny Holmes, Danny
Wilson, Laurence Wilson, Laurence
Miley, Anthony Miley, Anthony
Williams, Guto Williams, Guto
Harry, George Harry, George
Wall, Luke Wall, Luke
Hewitt, Steven Hewitt, Steven
Kennedy, Tom Kennedy, Tom
Shaw, Brayden Shaw, Brayden
Rittenberg, Dean Rittenberg, Dean
Bangor City
  • 1. Matthew Hall
  • 2. Danny Holmes
  • 3. Laurence Wilson
  • 4. Anthony Miley
  • 5. Guto Williams
  • 6. George Harry
  • 7. Luke Wall
  • 8. Steven Hewitt
  • 9. Tom Kennedy
  • 10. Brayden Shaw
  • 11. Dean Rittenberg
  • 12. Connor Roberts
  • 13. Damien Allen
  • 14. James Demetriou
  • 15. Sion Edwards
  • 16. Sam Jones
  • 17. Anderson Cayola
Newtown
  • 1. David Jones
  • 2. Joe Kenton
  • 3. Ryan Sears
  • 4. Craig Williams
  • 5. Kieran Mills-Evans
  • 6. Jay Denny
  • 7. Neil Mitchell
  • 8. Nick Rushton
  • 9. Jolyon Harries
  • 10. Jamie Reed
  • 11. James Murphy
  • 12. Iwan Cartwright
  • 13. Jack Perry
  • 14. Luke Boundford
  • 15. Will Evans
  • 16. Gavin Cadwallader

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# Team Pl Pts
1. The New Saints 22 53
2. Connahs Quay Nomads FC 22 41
3. Bangor City 22 39
4. Bala Town 22 39
5. Cardiff Metropolitan 22 38
6. Cefn Druids 22 31
7. Llandudno FC 22 28

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