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Bangor City
Cefn Druids
Full time
A Mudimu (15')
Fri 27 Oct 19:45 - Welsh Premier League - The Welsh Premier League Attendance 422

Citizens Woes Continue with Home Defeat

Bangor City fall to a third consecutive defeat as Cefn Druids earn rare victory at Nantporth

Bangor City went into the JD WPL Matchday 11 fixture against Cefn Druids looking to arrest a slump in form which had seen them lose three of their last four games.

With Brayden Shaw suspended following his dismissal for two yellow card offences the previous weekend, and Paul Connolly, Daniel Gosset and Gary Taylor-Fletcher all ruled out through injury, Under-19's striker Sam Jones was called up to the First Team squad having netted 16 goals in 7 games for the Development side. However, perhaps the biggest surprise pre-match was a start for Matthew Hall as goalkeeper ahead of regular guardian Connor Roberts who dropped to the bench.

Both sides warmed-up in their Show Racism the Red Card T-shirt's before lining-up for team photos prior to kick off to show their support for the organisation's October Month of Action (#MOA17).

The Citizens started brightly, with Danny Holmes and Luke Wall both prominent along either flank as City moved the ball with purpose. With 10 minutes played, James Demetriou was pulled back by his Druids marker and from the resulting free kick Michael Jones saved well in the Ancients goal.

Cefn's Michael Pritchard was show the yellow card on 12 minutes for a foul on Dean Rittenberg, before Citizens midfielder Steven Hewitt followed a minute later into referee Tom Williams' notebook.

With a quarter of an hour gone, Druids broke the deadlock somewhat against the run of play. A free kick conceded midway into the City half was floated into the penalty area where Druids centre back Nathan Peate collided with Matthew Hall and Alex Mudimu followed up with the easiest of tap-ins for a 1-0 lead to the visitors.

Some five minutes later and Ashley Ruane nearly made it 2-0 as he shrugged off Tom Kennedy's challenge as he raced onto an awkward lofted pass but keeper Hall was on hand to prevent further damage for The Citizens.

On 30 minutes Anderson Cayola was off target with a header from a Luke Wall delivery before Danny Holmes saw an incisive run and shot blocked by the Druids defence (36 minutes).

Both sides saw further chances wasted before the interval thanks in no small part to some wayward finishing.

Half-Time: Bangor City 0-1 Cefn Druids

From the restart, the Citizens gradually increased the tempo but clear goalscoring opportunities proved elusive until the 57th minute when Lewis Buckley took advantage of a hesitant City defence to strike the post with a shot.

With an hour gone, City managerial duo Kevin Nicholson and Gary Taylor-Fletcher made their first change with George Harry replacing James Demetriou up front. A minute later and Steven Hewitt struck the Druids crossbar with a rasping free kick in City's clearest opportunity of the match.

The game was then punctuated by a series of substitutions and infringements as first goalscorer Mudimu (70 minutes) and then Tom Kennedy (76 minutes) were shown yellow cards.

City continued to pressurise the Druids defence winning several late corners but the quality in the final third was proving elusive to find. Centre back Anthony Miley was pushed up front into a traditional centre forward position as time rapidly ran out for The Citizens to find an equaliser.

With four additional minutes announced by the fourth official, the closest The Citizens came was deep into added time when left back Laurence Wilson let fly with a powerful volley that missed the target.

Full-Time: Bangor City 0-1 Cefn Druids

The win for Druids sees Huw Griffiths' side leapfrog City in the JD WPL standings as The Citizens barren run continues. Next up, a trip to Newtown's Latham Park on Matchday 12 next Saturday, 4 November (2:30pm Kick Off).

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Key moments

Goal Alec Mudimu scores for Cefn Druids

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90:00 +4:00 Yellow Card
Naim Arsan is yellow carded for Cefn Druids
81:00 Sub On
Sion Edwards is substituted on for Bangor City
81:00 Sub Off
Anderson Cayola is substituted off for Bangor City
79:00 Sub On
Stuart Cook is substituted on for Cefn Druids
79:00 Sub Off
Ashley Ruane is substituted off for Cefn Druids
76:00 Yellow Card
Tom Kennedy is yellow carded for Bangor City
73:00 Sub Off
Ilan ap Gareth is substituted off for Cefn Druids
73:00 Sub On
James Davies is substituted on for Cefn Druids
70:00 Yellow Card
Alec Mudimu is yellow carded for Cefn Druids
62:00 Sub On
Naim Arsan is substituted on for Cefn Druids
62:00 Sub Off
Michael Pritchard is substituted off for Cefn Druids
60:00 Sub On
George Harry is substituted on for Bangor City
60:00 Sub Off
James Demetriou is substituted off for Bangor City
End of period 1
15:00 Goal 0 - 1
Alec Mudimu scores for Cefn Druids
13:00 Yellow Card
Steven Hewitt is yellow carded for Bangor City
12:00 Yellow Card
Michael Pritchard is yellow carded for Cefn Druids
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As it happened

  • Bangor City
  • Cefn Druids
  • 0
  • Michael Pritchard Yellow Card 12:00'
  • Steven Hewitt Yellow Card 13:00'
  • Alec Mudimu Goal 15:00'
  • George Harry Sub On 60:00'
  • James Demetriou Sub Off 60:00'
  • Naim Arsan Sub On 62:00'
  • Michael Pritchard Sub Off 62:00'
  • Alec Mudimu Yellow Card 70:00'
  • James Davies Sub On 73:00'
  • Ilan ap Gareth Sub Off 73:00'
  • Tom Kennedy Yellow Card 76:00'
  • Stuart Cook Sub On 79:00'
  • Ashley Ruane Sub Off 79:00'
  • Sion Edwards Sub On 81:00'
  • Anderson Cayola Sub Off 81:00'
  • Naim Arsan Yellow Card 90:00 +4:00'

Team selection

Hall, Matthew Hall, Matthew
Holmes, Danny Holmes, Danny
Wilson, Laurence Wilson, Laurence
Miley, Anthony Miley, Anthony
Kennedy, Tom Kennedy, Tom
Wall, Luke Wall, Luke
Rittenberg, Dean Rittenberg, Dean
Allen, Damien Allen, Damien
Hewitt, Steven Hewitt, Steven
Cayola, Anderson Cayola, Anderson
Demetriou, James Demetriou, James
Bangor City
  • 1. Matthew Hall
  • 2. Danny Holmes
  • 3. Laurence Wilson
  • 4. Anthony Miley
  • 5. Tom Kennedy
  • 6. Luke Wall
  • 7. Dean Rittenberg
  • 8. Damien Allen
  • 9. Steven Hewitt
  • 10. Anderson Cayola
  • 11. James Demetriou
  • 12. Connor Roberts
  • 13. Sion Edwards
  • 14. George Harry
  • 15. Cai Owen
  • 16. Sam Henry
  • 17. Guto Williams
  • 18. Sam Jones
Cefn Druids
  • 1. Michael Jones
  • 2. Nathan Peate
  • 3. Alec Mudimu
  • 4. Ashley Ruane
  • 5. Michael Pritchard
  • 6. Aaron Simpson
  • 7. Fisnik Hajdari
  • 8. Ilan ap Gareth
  • 9. Lewis Buckley
  • 10. Neil Ashton
  • 11. Ryan Pryce
  • 12. Naim Arsan
  • 13. Matthew Eckersley
  • 14. Stuart Cook
  • 15. James Davies
  • 16. Arek Piskorski


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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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