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Bangor City
Cardiff Met
G Taylor-Fletcher (7'), A Miley (48'), D Rittenberg (69')
Full time
Sat 3 Feb 16:15 - Welsh Premier League Phase 2 - Championship Conference Attendance 360

MATCH REPORT | Citizens Romp Home Against Met

Taylor-Fletcher, Miley & Rittenberg on target as Bangor City move up to second with 3-0 win over Cardiff Met on JD WPL Matchday 23


  • New signing Alex Darlington makes his debut & club captain Paul Connolly returns from injury for The Citizens;
  • Assistant manager Gary Taylor-Fletcher gives The Citizens an early 1-0 lead with a headed goal from a Luke Wall delivery (7 mins);
  • Joel Bembo-Leta makes his home debut as an early replacement for skipper Connolly (11 mins);
  • Centre back Anthony Miley doubles the advantage with a deft finish from Hewitt's corner kick (48 mins);
  • Top goalscorer Dean Rittenberg adds a third with a sublime finish (69 mins);
  • The win takes City up to second in the JD Welsh Premier League table.

5' SHOT | Steven Hewitt fires wide from outside the penalty box following a Gary Taylor-Fletcher lay-off;
7' GOAL | Luke Wall crosses from the right & Gary Taylor-Fletcher heads beyond Goalkeeper Fuller from near the penalty spot | Bangor City 1-0 Cardiff Met;
9' CORNER | Steven Hewitt delivers from the left & Danny Gosset heads back across goal but Cardiff Met clear for a throw-in on the far side;
11' SUBSTITUTION | Captain Paul Connolly aggravates his injury & City are forced into an early change as last week's 2-goal hero Joel Bembo-Leta makes his home debut;
14' CORNER | Roscrow forces a corner with a deflection off Tom Kennedy on the near side;
18' SAVE | Matthew Hall blocks with his feet as Chris Baker cuts into the box on the near side;
20' YELLOW CARD | Matthew Hall goes into referee Morgan's notebook as he clips Roscrow on the edge of the penalty area;
21' CORNER | City counter & Baker blocks a Danny Gosset shot & the ball goes out on the far side;
22' SHOT | An almighty scramble from the Corner Kick & Joel Bembo-Leta fires agonisingly wide;
31' ATTACK | Anthony Miley plays a one-two with Luke Wall & goes down under challenge from Keeper Fuller but referee Morgan waves play on & the danger is eventually cleared;
32' SHOT | Roscrow show strength to brush off a challenge & gets a shot away which Matthew Hall turns behind for a Corner Kick;
35' CORNER | Cardiff Met send a ball across the face of the goal which Tom Kennedy turns behind at the far post for another Met Corner Kick;
35' OFFSIDE | Danny Gosset slots home beyond Met keeper Fuller but the flag is already up for offside;
40' SAVE | City debutant Alex Darlington fires a left-footed strike that Fuller saves well at the expense of a Corner Kick;
42' ATTACK | Steven Hewitt wins the ball & sends the ball out wide to Luke Wall whose cross is met by Joel Bembo-Leta but he can't direct the effort on goal;
43' SAVE | Fuller at full stretch to deny City's leading goalscorer Dean Rittenberg with Half Time approaching;
45+1' SHOT | Steven Hewitt curls a shot narrowly wide from the edge of the area;
Half Time: Bangor City 1-0 Cardiff Met
47' CORNER | Danny Holmes turns a cross behind for the first Corner Kick of the second half;
48' GOAL | Steven Hewitt's flag kick is met at the near post by Anthony Miley & it's 2-0 to the Citizens | Bangor City 2-0 Cardiff Met;
55' SUBSTITUTION | Cardiff Met FC: Jordan Lam ON, Eliot Evans OFF;
56' ATTACK | Luke Wall sends a cross over from the right which Met guardian Fuller punches clear;
59' SAVE | Fuller denies Luke Wall as he races clear & the ball breaks to Alex Darlington who finds himself closed down quickly at the crucial moment;
60' YELLOW CARD | Alex Darlington is penalised in a 50/50 challenge with Aaron James which floors the Met centre back;
69' GOAL | Dean Rittenberg beats James for pace & curls a beauty into the far corner | Bangor City 3-0 Cardiff Met;
70' SUBSTITUTION | Bangor City: Yves Zama ON, Dean Rittenberg OFF;
74' SHOT | January signing Yves Zama shoots from distance but the effort's off target;
75' SHOT | Danny Holmes also tries his luck from range but Fuller does well to save;
78' SHOT | Yves Zama finds space but drags his shot wide of the target;
79’ SUBSTITUTION | Cardiff Met: Gwion Howell ON, Will Evans OFF; Citizens: Brayden Shaw ON, Danny Holmes OFF;
90+1' SHOT | Brayden Shaw sends a shot across goal but it's wide of the target;
Full Time: Bangor City 3-0 Cardiff Met

Key moments

Goal Gary Taylor-Fletcher scores for Bangor City
Goal Anthony Miley scores for Bangor City
Goal Dean Rittenberg scores for Bangor City

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Bangor 3-0 Met Caerdydd


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89:00 Sub On
Josh Barnett is substituted on for Cardiff Met
89:00 Sub Off
Adam Roscrow is substituted off for Cardiff Met
79:00 Sub On
Brayden Shaw is substituted on for Bangor City
79:00 Sub Off
Danny Holmes is substituted off for Bangor City
79:00 Sub On
Will Evans is substituted on for Cardiff Met
79:00 Sub On
Gwion Howell is substituted on for Cardiff Met
70:00 Sub On
Yves Zama is substituted on for Bangor City
70:00 Sub Off
Dean Rittenberg is substituted off for Bangor City
69:00 Assist
Joel Bembo-Leta makes an assist for Bangor City
69:00 Goal 3 - 0
Dean Rittenberg scores for Bangor City
60:00 Yellow Card
Alex Darlington is yellow carded for Bangor City
55:00 Sub Off
Eliot Evans is substituted off for Cardiff Met
55:00 Sub On
Jordan Lam is substituted on for Cardiff Met
48:00 Goal 2 - 0
Anthony Miley scores for Bangor City
48:00 Assist
Steven Hewitt makes an assist for Bangor City
End of period 1
20:00 Yellow Card
Matthew Hall is yellow carded for Bangor City
11:00 Sub Off
Paul Connolly is substituted off for Bangor City
11:00 Sub On
Joel Bembo-Leta is substituted on for Bangor City
7:00 Goal 1 - 0
Gary Taylor-Fletcher scores for Bangor City
7:00 Assist
Luke Wall makes an assist for Bangor City
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Bangor City
  • Cardiff Met
  • 0
  • Gary Taylor-Fletcher Goal 7:00'
  • Luke Wall Assist 7:00'
  • Paul Connolly Sub Off 11:00'
  • Joel Bembo-Leta Sub On 11:00'
  • Matthew Hall Yellow Card 20:00'
  • Anthony Miley Goal 48:00'
  • Steven Hewitt Assist 48:00'
  • Eliot Evans Sub Off 55:00'
  • Jordan Lam Sub On 55:00'
  • Alex Darlington Yellow Card 60:00'
  • Dean Rittenberg Goal 69:00'
  • Joel Bembo-Leta Assist 69:00'
  • Dean Rittenberg Sub Off 70:00'
  • Yves Zama Sub On 70:00'
  • Danny Holmes Sub Off 79:00'
  • Brayden Shaw Sub On 79:00'
  • Will Evans Sub On 79:00'
  • Gwion Howell Sub On 79:00'
  • Adam Roscrow Sub Off 89:00'
  • Josh Barnett Sub On 89:00'

Team selection

Hall, Matthew Hall, Matthew
Holmes, Danny Holmes, Danny
Miley, Anthony Miley, Anthony
Connolly, Paul Connolly, Paul
Kennedy, Tom Kennedy, Tom
Wall, Luke Wall, Luke
Darlington, Alex Darlington, Alex
Hewitt, Steven Hewitt, Steven
Gosset, Danny Gosset, Danny
Taylor-Fletcher, Gary Taylor-Fletcher, Gary
Rittenberg, Dean Rittenberg, Dean
Cardiff Met
  • 1. Will Fuller
  • 2. Dylan Rees
  • 3. Kyle McCarthy
  • 4. Joel Edwards
  • 5. Aaron James
  • 6. Ben Bowler
  • 7. Eliot Evans
  • 8. Chris Baker
  • 9. Adam Roscrow
  • 10. Will Evans
  • 11. Harry Hope
  • 12. Jordan Lam
  • 13. Daniel Evans
  • 14. Matt Swindlehurst
  • 15. Rhydian Morgan
  • 16. Josh Barnett
  • 17. Gwion Howell


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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. The New Saints 5 64
2. Connah's Quay Nomads 6 51
3. Bala Town 6 49
4. Bangor City 5 48
5. Cardiff Met 5 39
6. Cefn Druids 5 35

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