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Bangor City
Connah's Quay Nomads
K Edwards (51' OG)
Full time
Fri 16 Feb 19:45 - Welsh Premier League Phase 2 - Championship Conference Attendance 424

MATCH REPORT | Citizens Battle to Vital Three Points

An early second half own goal is enough to give Bangor City a vital 1-0 win over Connah's Quay Nomads on JD WPL Matchday 25

Match Summary:

  • Fourth-place City begin JD WPL Matchday 25 three points behind second-placed Nomads;
  • Recalled Laurence Wilson - available again after suspension - is the only change to the Bangor starting line-up;
  • Early substitution for the Citizens as January transfer window capture Alex Darlington (injury) is replaced on the half hour mark;
  • City forced into a second change at the interval as Yves Zama replaces the injured Luke Wall;
  • The Citizens make the breakthrough after 51 minutes with a Kai Edwards own goal from a corner kick;
  • Bangor's defence withstands late Connah's Quay pressure to clinch the three points;
  • City climb back up to third in the JD WPL table - level on 45 points with Nomads.

KICK OFF | Under way here at the VSM Bangor Stadium with the Citizens attacking the Menai Bridge end of the ground;
3' ATTACK | Michael Wilde heads over from close range in a bright start for Nomads;
10' ATTACK | Great tackle by Anthony Miley on Kai Edwards in the box & the ball eventually goes out for a Nomads Corner Kick;
11' ATTACK | More Nomads pressure as Tom Kennedy heads out from a near post cross for another Corner Kick to the visitors;
17' ATTACK | Bakare heads into the side netting from a far post cross;
19' ATTACK | Luke Wall latches onto a defensive slip from Phillips but the cross is overhit & goes out for a Nomads Goal Kick;
23' ATTACK | Goalmouth scramble in the City box as Laurence Wilson hooks clear but he's injured in the process & we have a break in the action;
28' SAVE | City Free Kick midway into Nomads territory is floated to the right hand edge of the box & Gary Taylor-Fletcher lets fly with a volley that produces a tremendous save from keeper Danby;
31' SUBSTITUTION | Bangor City: George Harry ON, Alex Darlington OFF (Injury);
36' ATTACK | Cross from the right by Danny Holmes finds Dean Rittenberg but Danby collects as City's leading scorer is pressured by the defender;
39' SAVE | Matthew Hall at full stretch tips behind a Bakare shot from the edge of the box;
40' FOUL | Kai Edwards goes over the top in a challenge on Dean Rittenberg but wins the Free Kick;
Half Time: Bangor City 0-0 Connah's Quay Nomads
46' SUBSTITUTION | Bangor City: Yves Zama ON, Luke Wall OFF;
50' SAVE | Danby at full stretch to tip behind a trademark Dean Rittenberg curler from the left hand side of the box;
51' GOAL | Anthony Miley appears to have headed home from the Corner Kick to give City the lead but the goal is officially credited as a Kai Edwards own goal | Bangor City 1-0 Connah's Quay Nomads;
57' YELLOW CARD | Lucky escape for Harrison as he brings down Yves Zama midway into the Nomads half with no covering defender;
58' SUBSTITUTION | Connah's Quay Nomads: Ryan Wignall ON, Callum Morris OFF;
68' YELLOW CARD | Jay Owen for a late challenge on Laurence Wilson inside the City box;
71' ATTACK | City throw bodies on the line to block efforts from the Nomads;
72' SUBSTITUTION | Connah's Quay Nomads: Andrew Owens ON, Michael Wilde OFF;
78' SUBSTITUTION | Connah's Quay Nomads: Rob Hughes ON, Jay Owen OFF;
81' ATTACK | Danny Gosset blocks a Bakare shot at the expense of a Corner Kick amid consistent pressure from the visitors;
82' YELLOW CARD | Sean Smith goes into the referee's notebook for a foul in the build-up to a City attack - Danny Holmes having a shot blocked in the move;
85' OFFSIDE | Bakare played in but standing in an offside position;
86' SUBSTITUTION | Bangor City: Joel Bembo-Leta ON, Gary Taylor-Fletcher OFF;
88' SHOT | Yves Zama passes to Dean Rittenberg who feeds Joel Bembo-Leta but the shot is agonisingly wide of Danby's right hand post;
90' FOUL | Anthony Miley adjudged to have fouled some 20-plus yards out to concede a Free Kick;
ADDITIONAL TIME | Minimum of 4' indicated by the 4th Official;
90+2' SAVE | Matthew Hall collects at the near post from Wignall's cross;
90+3' SAVE | Vital save from Matthew Hall as he collects a ricochet off Joel Bembo-Leta;
90+4' Nomads' Neil Gibson ordered to the stands by referee Lee Evans;
Full Time: Bangor City 1-0 Connah's Quay Nomads

Key moments

Own Goal Kai Edwards scores an own goal


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86:00 Sub Off
Gary Taylor-Fletcher is substituted off for Bangor City
86:00 Sub On
Joel Bembo-Leta is substituted on for Bangor City
85:00 Yellow Card
Steven Hewitt is yellow carded for Bangor City
82:00 Yellow Card
Sean Smith is yellow carded for Connah's Quay Nomads
78:00 Sub Off
James Owen is substituted off for Connah's Quay Nomads
78:00 Sub On
Rob Hughes is substituted on for Connah's Quay Nomads
72:00 Sub Off
Michael Wilde is substituted off for Connah's Quay Nomads
72:00 Sub On
Andrew Owens is substituted on for Connah's Quay Nomads
68:00 Yellow Card
James Owen is yellow carded for Connah's Quay Nomads
58:00 Sub Off
Callum Morris is substituted off for Connah's Quay Nomads
58:00 Sub On
Ryan Wignall is substituted on for Connah's Quay Nomads
57:00 Yellow Card
Danny Harrison is yellow carded for Connah's Quay Nomads
51:00 Own Goal 1 - 0
Kai Edwards scores an own goal
46:00 Sub On
Yves Zama is substituted on for Bangor City
46:00 Sub Off
Luke Wall is substituted off for Bangor City
End of period 1
31:00 Sub On
George Harry is substituted on for Bangor City
31:00 Sub Off
Alex Darlington is substituted off for Bangor City
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Bangor City
  • Connah's Quay Nomads
  • 0
  • George Harry Sub On 31:00'
  • Alex Darlington Sub Off 31:00'
  • Yves Zama Sub On 46:00'
  • Luke Wall Sub Off 46:00'
  • Kai Edwards Own Goal 51:00'
  • Danny Harrison Yellow Card 57:00'
  • Ryan Wignall Sub On 58:00'
  • Callum Morris Sub Off 58:00'
  • James Owen Yellow Card 68:00'
  • Andrew Owens Sub On 72:00'
  • Michael Wilde Sub Off 72:00'
  • Rob Hughes Sub On 78:00'
  • James Owen Sub Off 78:00'
  • Sean Smith Yellow Card 82:00'
  • Steven Hewitt Yellow Card 85:00'
  • Joel Bembo-Leta Sub On 86:00'
  • Gary Taylor-Fletcher Sub Off 86:00'

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
Darlington, Alex Darlington, Alex
Hewitt, Steven Hewitt, Steven
Gosset, Danny Gosset, Danny
Taylor-Fletcher, Gary Taylor-Fletcher, Gary
Rittenberg, Dean Rittenberg, Dean
Connah's Quay Nomads
  • 1. John Danby
  • 2. Mike Pearson
  • 3. Kai Edwards
  • 4. Jake Phillips
  • 5. Sean Smith
  • 6. Danny Harrison
  • 7. James Owen
  • 8. Callum Morris
  • 9. Michael Wilde
  • 10. Michael Bakare
  • 11. Declan Poole
  • 12. Nathan Woolfe
  • 13. Ryan Wignall
  • 14. Jonny Spittle
  • 15. Andrew Owens
  • 16. Rob Hughes


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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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