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Bala Town
Bangor City
Full time
J Demetriou (75')
Sat 7 Oct 14:30 - Welsh Premier League - The Welsh Premier League

Dream Debut by Demetriou sends Citizens Top

New signing James Demetriou makes an instant impact to score on his debut as Citizens win at Maes Tegid

Match Summary:

  • New signing James Demetriou starts on the bench for The Citizens;
  • Midfielder Danny Gosset remains sidelined with a hamstring problem;
  • Both sides cancel each other out in an opening period of few clear-cut goalscoring opportunities;
  • Demetriou makes his bow at half-time as a replacement for Brayden Shaw;
  • City gradually impose themselves on proceedings in the second period with Demetriou to the fore;
  • Demetriou marks his debut with a 75th-minute strike from distance;
  • Citizens register their first WPL win at Maes Tegid since 2011/12 season;
  • Win takes City to the top of the JD WPL standings;
  • Excellent defensive display as they produce their fourth shut-out of the season;
  • Manager Kevin Nicholson delighted with performance.

1' Bala start on the front foot forcing Connor Roberts into a save from a corner kick;
8' Steven Hewitt's attempt to emulate his goal at Aberystwyth sees his shot from distance fly over on this occasion;
11' In-swinging corner from Laurence Wilson is headed clear by former Citizen Les Davies;
18' Gary Taylor-Fletcher's shot blocked by Bala centre back Stuart Jones;
21' Bala make an early substitution as Ryan Valentine replaces Evan Horwood;
29' Dean Rittenberg forces Bala keeper Ashley Morris into a save with a volley;
30' Bala concede a corner as Gary Taylor-Fletcher's route to goal is blocked on the 6-yard line;
33' Citizens keeper Connor Roberts saves from an Andrai Jones header;
39' Jordan Evans' free kick from 25-yards curls over for the hosts;
41' First time effort by Bala's Andrai Jones from 20-yards is off target;
Half-Time: Bala Town 0-0 Bangor City
46' James Demetriou replaces Brayden Shaw for The Citizens at the interval;
47' Demetriou is instantly into the action as he shoots narrowly wide of Bala keeper Morris' left hand post;
50' Bala's Jordan Evans fires over after right-back Danny Holmes clears the initial threat;
54' YELLOW CARD: Stuart J Jones for a cynical pull down from behind on Rittenberg as the Citizens forward breaks into the Bala half at pace;
62' Gary Taylor-Fletcher sets up Damien Allen with a square ball across the area but the Citizens captain fires over;
64' James Demetriou sends a volley goalwards but it's off target - lively start by the new recruit;
75' GOAL: James Demetriou picks-up the ball some 20-yards from goal and his shot beats Bala keeper Morris to make the breakthrough Bala Town 0-1 Bangor City
78' YELLOW CARD: Andari Jones - Bala Town (dissent);
85' Citizens left back Laurence Wilson sends in a low hard cross that flies narrowly wide of the far post;
87' Citizens substitution: George Harry ON Dean Rittenberg OFF;
89' City centre back Tom Kennedy and keeper Connor Roberts both fouled as Bala apply late pressure;
Full Time: Bala Town 0-1 Bangor City

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Goal James Demetriou scores for Bangor City

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90:00 Player of the Match
Anthony Miley is awarded player of the match for Bangor City
87:00 Sub Off
Dean Rittenberg is substituted off for Bangor City
87:00 Sub On
George Harry is substituted on for Bangor City
78:00 Yellow Card
Andrai Jones is yellow carded for Bala Town
76:00 Sub On
Mike Hayes is substituted on for Bala Town
76:00 Sub Off
Ian Sheridan is substituted off for Bala Town
75:00 Goal 0 - 1
James Demetriou scores for Bangor City
54:00 Yellow Card
Stuart J Jones is yellow carded for Bala Town
46:00 Sub On
James Demetriou is substituted on for Bangor City
46:00 Sub Off
Brayden Shaw is substituted off for Bangor City
End of period 1
21:00 Sub On
Ryan Valentine is substituted on for Bala Town
21:00 Sub Off
Evan Horwood is substituted off for Bala Town
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Bala Town
  • Bangor City
  • 0
  • Ryan Valentine Sub On 21:00'
  • Evan Horwood Sub Off 21:00'
  • James Demetriou Sub On 46:00'
  • Brayden Shaw Sub Off 46:00'
  • Stuart J Jones Yellow Card 54:00'
  • James Demetriou Goal 75:00'
  • Mike Hayes Sub On 76:00'
  • Ian Sheridan Sub Off 76:00'
  • Andrai Jones Yellow Card 78:00'
  • George Harry Sub On 87:00'
  • Dean Rittenberg Sub Off 87:00'

Team selection

Roberts, Connor Roberts, Connor
Holmes, Danny Holmes, Danny
Wilson, Laurence Wilson, Laurence
Miley, Anthony Miley, Anthony
Kennedy, Tom Kennedy, Tom
Wall, Luke Wall, Luke
Shaw, Brayden Shaw, Brayden
Hewitt, Steven Hewitt, Steven
Allen, Damien Allen, Damien
Taylor-Fletcher, Gary Taylor-Fletcher, Gary
Rittenberg, Dean Rittenberg, Dean
Bangor City
  • 1. Connor Roberts
  • 2. Danny Holmes
  • 3. Laurence Wilson
  • 4. Anthony Miley
  • 5. Tom Kennedy
  • 6. Luke Wall
  • 7. Brayden Shaw
  • 8. Steven Hewitt
  • 9. Damien Allen
  • 10. Gary Taylor-Fletcher
  • 11. Dean Rittenberg
  • 12. Matthew Hall
  • 13. James Demetriou
  • 14. Sion Edwards
  • 15. George Harry
  • 16. Cai Owen
  • 17. Guto Williams
  • 18. Anderson Cayola
Bala Town
  • 1. Ashley Morris
  • 2. Lee Owens
  • 3. Jordan Evans
  • 4. Stuart Jones
  • 5. Stuart J Jones
  • 6. Conall Murtagh
  • 7. Andrai Jones
  • 8. Nathan Burke
  • 9. Les Davies
  • 10. Ian Sheridan
  • 11. Evan Horwood
  • 12. Craig Vernon
  • 13. Ryan Valentine
  • 14. Mike Hayes
  • 15. Will Bell
  • 16. Glenn Rule

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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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