MATCH REPORT | Honours Even at Jenner Park
The Citizens are pegged back by Barry Town United to draw for the first time in the JD WPL this season
- Saturday's match one of only two games in JD WPL to survive the weather;
- Bangor City begin sharply and threaten with chances from George Harry, Gary Taylor-Fletcher & Anthony Miley;
- The Citizens take the lead on 27 minutes through Dean Rittenberg's cool finish from Gary Taylor-Fletcher's pass;
- November Player of the Month Rittenberg has scored six goals from his last five JD WPL starts;
- City go into the interval with a 1-0 lead having dominated possession in the opening period;
- Barry show more intent & purpose in second half and Matt Hall tips over a goalbound shot within ten minutes of the restart;
- The home side draw level through Kayne McLaggon's penalty after Tom Kennedy commits a foul in the area;
- McLaggon misses an opportunity for Barry on 65 minutes as he heads off target following a swift counter attack;
- Substitute Brayden Shaw sees a long-range effort whistle narrowly wide of the Barry post on 74 minutes;
- Both sides press for a late winner but the match ends all-level at 1-1;
- The result is City's first drawn match of the season and the first since March 2017.
Match Report courtesy of wpl.cymru
A lengthy trip down the A470 for Bangor City brought them to the home of Gavin Chesterfield’s Barry Town United to contest the reverse of The Dragons’ 1-0 win over The Citizens up in Gwynedd at the end of September and, possibly with that in mind, Kevin Nicholson’s side got off to a storming start.
George Harry and Gary Taylor-Fletcher both created early chances for the visitors, as did Anthony Miley who thundered a strike wide of the mark, but it fell to JDWPL Player of the month for November Dean Rittenberg to score the opening goal after 27 minutes to make it 1-0 to the visitors after the number 10 tucked home a great ball by Taylor-Fletcher.
The home side came back out for the second half with a real sense of urgency, and Matt Hall had to be alert to make a great save within ten minutes of the restart to deny Barry Town United an equaliser, but he could do nothing to stop Kayne McLaggon scoring from the spot after an hour to even the scores.
McLaggon then glanced a header over some five minutes later to let Bangor off the hook, before substitute Brayden Shaw shot inches wide from range just a few moments after coming onto the pitch, but neither side could do anything to add to the score and it finished 1-1 to see both sides share the spoils.