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Bangor City First Team - Match centre

The New Saints
Bangor City
A Edwards (53', 63'), R Brobbel (93')
Full time
Fri 9 Feb 19:45 - Welsh Premier League Phase 2 - Championship Conference Attendance 271

MATCH REPORT | Citizens Stumble at Park Hall in Race for Europe

City's European ambitions dented by defeat against The New Saints on JD WPL Matchday 24


  • Citizens make one change to the starting line-up with Joel Bembo-Leta replacing the injured Paul Connolly;
  • Youngster Gethin Thomas receives first call-up for The Citizens as one of three Development squad graduates on the bench;
  • Luke Wall's shot is saved by Harrison with the game's first clear-cut opportunity (11 mins);
  • Well-drilled rearguard action nullifies Saints' attacking threat in goalless opening period;
  • Aeron Edwards breaks the deadlock as he capitalises on a defensive slip for Saints' opening goal (53 minutes);
  • Edwards doubles the advantage with a tap-in at the far post for a 2-0 lead to the hosts (63 mins);
  • City's best chance sees Wall's driven delivery across the goalmouth narrowly avoid the incoming Dean Rittenberg (83 mins);
  • Ryan Brobbel adds a third Saints goal deep into added time (90+3 mins);
  • Defeat sees The Citizens slip to fourth place in the standings as Saints tighten their grip on the JD WPL title.

4’ SHOT | Wild effort by Spender goes out for a throw near the corner flag on the TV gantry side of the ground;
11’ SAVE | GK Harrison saves from Luke Wall after a delightful shimmy from a Gary Taylor-Fletcher through ball;
14’ SAVE | Matthew Hall advances to smother the ball with Ebbe through on goal;
22’ SHOT | Left-Back Marriott off target with a shot from the edge of the penalty area for the hosts;
24’ SHOT | Strike from Ebbe takes a deflection off Steven Hewitt for a TNS Corner Kick;
40’ YELLOW CARD | Aeron Edwards goes into referee Pratt’s notebook for dissent;
42’ YELLOW CARD | Holland also booked for halting a City attack but Tom Kennedy’s resulting Free Kick is wide of the target;
Half Time: The New Saints 0-0 Bangor City
47’ SAVE | Matthew Hall with a smart save at the near post from an Aeron Edwards strike;
51’ SHOT | Leading scorer Dean Rittenberg off target from a Luke Wall pass;
53’ GOAL | Aeron Edwards pounces on a loose ball inside the area to break the deadlock | The New Saints 1-0 Bangor City;
56’ SAVE | Matthew Hall tips over Rawlinson’s far post header to concede another Corner Kick to TNS;
58’ YELLOW CARD | Danny Holmes penalised as the hosts clear their lines from persistent City pressure;
61’ FOUL | Citizens win a Free Kick midway into the opposing half for a hand ball offence;
63’ GOAL | Aeron Edwards with a far post tap-in from Marriott’s cross to double the lead | The New Saints 2-0 Bangor City;
65’ SUBSTITUTION | Bangor City: Yves Zama ON, Alex Darlington OFF;
68’ YELLOW CARD | Gary Taylor-Fletcher (dissent);
72’ SUBSTITUTION | The New Saints: Greg Draper ON, Tom Holland OFF;
76’ ATTACK | Danny Gosset surges forward but his shot is charged down by the TNS defence;
78’ ATTACK | Left footed cross by Danny Holmes is headed over by Gary Taylor-Fletcher;
83’ ATTACK | Luke Wall pings a low ball across the face of the goal but it eludes the onrushing Dean Rittenberg;
85’ SUBSTITUTION | The New Saints: Kevin Kauber ON, Dean Ebbe OFF;
89’ SHOT | Dean Rittenberg’s shot is deflected behind for a Corner Kick which is subsequently cleared;
90+1’ SUBSTITUTION: The New Saints: Steve Saunders ON, Blaine Hudson OFF;
90+3’ GOAL | Ryan Brobbel with a third for the hosts | The New Saints 3-0 Bangor City;
Full Time: The New Saints 3-0 Bangor City

Key moments

Goal Aeron Edwards scores for The New Saints
Goal Aeron Edwards scores for The New Saints
90:00 +3:00
Goal Ryan Brobbel scores for The New Saints

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90:00 +3:00 Goal 3 - 0
Ryan Brobbel scores for The New Saints
90:00 +1:00 Sub On
Steve Saunders is substituted on for The New Saints
90:00 +1:00 Sub Off
Blaine Hudson is substituted off for The New Saints
85:00 Sub On
Kevin Kauber is substituted on for The New Saints
85:00 Sub Off
Dean Ebbe is substituted off for The New Saints
72:00 Sub On
Greg Draper is substituted on for The New Saints
72:00 Sub Off
Tom Holland is substituted off for The New Saints
68:00 Yellow Card
Gary Taylor-Fletcher is yellow carded for Bangor City
65:00 Sub On
Yves Zama is substituted on for Bangor City
65:00 Sub Off
Alex Darlington is substituted off for Bangor City
63:00 Goal 2 - 0
Aeron Edwards scores for The New Saints
58:00 Yellow Card
Danny Holmes is yellow carded for Bangor City
53:00 Goal 1 - 0
Aeron Edwards scores for The New Saints
End of period 1
42:00 Yellow Card
Tom Holland is yellow carded for The New Saints
40:00 Yellow Card
Aeron Edwards is yellow carded for The New Saints
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As it happened

  • The New Saints
  • Bangor City
  • 0
  • Aeron Edwards Yellow Card 40:00'
  • Tom Holland Yellow Card 42:00'
  • Aeron Edwards Goal 53:00'
  • Danny Holmes Yellow Card 58:00'
  • Aeron Edwards Goal 63:00'
  • Yves Zama Sub On 65:00'
  • Alex Darlington Sub Off 65:00'
  • Gary Taylor-Fletcher Yellow Card 68:00'
  • Greg Draper Sub On 72:00'
  • Tom Holland Sub Off 72:00'
  • Kevin Kauber Sub On 85:00'
  • Dean Ebbe Sub Off 85:00'
  • Steve Saunders Sub On 90:00 +1:00'
  • Blaine Hudson Sub Off 90:00 +1:00'
  • Ryan Brobbel Goal 90:00 +3:00'

Team selection

Hall, Matthew Hall, Matthew
Holmes, Danny Holmes, Danny
Kennedy, Tom Kennedy, Tom
Miley, Anthony Miley, Anthony
Bembo-Leta, Joel Bembo-Leta, Joel
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
The New Saints
  • 1. Paul Harrison
  • 2. Simon Spender
  • 3. Chris Marriott
  • 4. Jamie Mullan
  • 5. Connell Rawlinson
  • 6. Jon Routledge
  • 7. Dean Ebbe
  • 8. Ryan Brobbel
  • 9. Aeron Edwards
  • 10. Tom Holland
  • 11. Blaine Hudson
  • 12. Steve Saunders
  • 13. Aaron Jones
  • 14. Greg Draper
  • 15. Ryan Pryce
  • 16. Kevin Kauber


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League table

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

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