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Bangor City First Team - Match centre

Bangor City
Bala Town
Y Zama (13')
Full time
C Venables (38', 56' Pen)
Fri 9 Mar 19:45 - Welsh Premier League Phase 2 - Championship Conference Attendance 425

MATCH REPORT | Citizens Suffer Setback in Race for Europe

Citizens stumble to 1-2 home defeat on JD WPL Matchday 27 as Venables double seals points for Bala Town


  • Citizens make two changes with Laurence Wilson & Gary Taylor-Fletcher returning to the starting line-up;
  • Yves Zama heads Bangor in front from Steven Hewitt's Free Kick delivery (13');
  • City almost double their advantage as Zama is denied by Bala's Ashley Morris (37');
  • Bala's Venables stabs home from close range as the Citizens fail to deal with an aerial delivery (38');
  • Goalkeeper Morris saves a Steven Hewitt Free Kick to maintain parity (41');
  • Bala take the lead as Venables nets a penalty following a Joel Bembo-Leta foul in the box (56');
  • City keeper Matthew Hall saves a second penalty from Bala's Venables (66');
  • Hall bravely smothers a Les Davies effort as time runs out for the Citizens (88');
  • Defeat sees Bala leapfrog Bangor City into second spot in the JD WPL table.

7' SAVE | Matthew Hall blocks a Chris Venables shot from a tight angle & City clear the danger;
12' FOUL | Venables pulls down Steven Hewitt to concede a Free Kick 25-yards from goal on the left of the area;
13' GOAL | Yves Zama heads in Steven Hewitt's curling Free Kick delivery for the lead | Bangor City 1-0 Bala Town;
16' FOUL | Venables with another challenge on Steven Hewitt midway into the Bala Town half;
29' OFFSIDE | Anthony Miley advances upfield before feeding Luke Wall who passes to Gary Taylor-Fletcher whose shot is off target but the flag's up;
32' OFFSIDE | Laurence Wilson sends a ball over to Gary Taylor-Fletcher on the right hand edge of the box but the flag is up for offside;
33' STOPPAGE | Break in the action as City skipper Danny Holmes receives treatment;
37' SAVE | Yves Zama outmuscles Bala's Stuart Jones & hits a thunderous shot which Goalkeeper Ashley Morris saves;
38' GOAL | Long ball forward is headed across goal by centre back Jones & Venables stabs home for the equaliser | Bangor City 1-1 Bala Town;
40' FOUL | Glenn Rule brings down Danny Gosset on the edge of the box for a City Free Kick;
41' SAVE | Bala Keeper Morris gets a firm pair of hands on Steven Hewitt's well driven Free Kick & Anthony Miley shoots over the rebound;
43' YELLOW CARD | Bala's Ian Sheridan goes into the referee's notebook for a foul on Luke Wall down the right flank;
44' FOUL | Bala Town awarded a Free Kick midway into their own half after Yves Zama is denied by a timely Lakesiders tackle when poised to shoot;
Half Time: Bangor City 1-1 Bala Town;
49' FOUL | Free Kick awarded to Bala as Gary Taylor-Fletcher challenges Keeper Morris from Laurence Wilson's cross from deep on the left flank;
52' SAVE | Comfortable save by Matthew Hall from Mike Hayes' shot ;
52' SAVE | Matthew Hall pushes away a Kieran Smith effort from the edge of the penalty area;
54' SHOT | Luke Wall fires over after a melee in the area following good play by Dean Rittenberg;
56' PENALTY GOAL | Venables sends Matthew Hall the wrong way from the penalty spot after Joel Bembo-Leta commits a foul inside the box | Bangor City 1-2 Bala Town;
59' YELLOW CARD | Laurence Wilson penalised for a foul in the left hand corner;
60' SAVE | Matthew Hall collects the Free Kick at the far post;
64' SUBSTITUTION | Bangor City: George Harry ON, Yves Zama OFF;
66' PENALTY SAVE | Matthew Hall with a superb stop to deny Venables following a hand ball decision against Gary Taylor-Fletcher;
71' SUBSTITUTION | Bala Town: Andrai Jones ON, Mike Hayes OFF;
76' SHOT | Dean Rittenberg tries his luck from the left hand side of the area but the ball drifts wide of the far post for a Goal Kick;
80' SUBSTITUTION | Bala Town: Les Davies ON, Kieran Smith OFF | Bangor City: Alex Darlington ON, Dean Rittenberg OFF;
85' CORNER KICK | Laurence Wilson's Corner Kick on the right is cleared as City search for an equaliser;
87' FOUL | Bala's Lewis Short is penalised for a shove on George Harry on halfway but the Free Kick comes to nothing;
88' SAVE | Matthew Hall smothers Les Davies' forward run after Joel Bembo-Leta is nudged off the ball;
90' ADDED TIME | The Fourth Official indicates a minimum of 4' additional time as Rule receives treatment;
Full Time: Bangor City 1-2 Bala Town.

MATCH PHOTOS | Bangor City 1-2 Bala Town (Fri, 9 March 2018)
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Key moments

Goal Yves Zama scores for Bangor City
Goal Chris Venables scores for Bala Town
Scored Penalty Chris Venables scores a penalty for Bala Town

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80:00 Sub On
Alex Darlington is substituted on for Bangor City
80:00 Sub Off
Dean Rittenberg is substituted off for Bangor City
80:00 Sub On
Les Davies is substituted on for Bala Town
80:00 Sub Off
Kieran Smith is substituted off for Bala Town
71:00 Sub On
Andrai Jones is substituted on for Bala Town
71:00 Sub Off
Mike Hayes is substituted off for Bala Town
66:00 Saved Penalty
Matthew Hall saves a penalty for Bangor City
66:00 Missed Penalty
Chris Venables misses a penalty for Bala Town
64:00 Sub On
George Harry is substituted on for Bangor City
64:00 Sub Off
Yves Zama is substituted off for Bangor City
59:00 Yellow Card
Laurence Wilson is yellow carded for Bangor City
56:00 Scored Penalty 1 - 2
Chris Venables scores a penalty for Bala Town
End of period 1
43:00 Yellow Card
Ian Sheridan is yellow carded for Bala Town
38:00 Goal 1 - 1
Chris Venables scores for Bala Town
13:00 Goal 1 - 0
Yves Zama scores for Bangor City
13:00 Assist
Steven Hewitt makes an assist for Bangor City
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As it happened

  • Bangor City
  • Bala Town
  • 0
  • Yves Zama Goal 13:00'
  • Steven Hewitt Assist 13:00'
  • Chris Venables Goal 38:00'
  • Ian Sheridan Yellow Card 43:00'
  • Chris Venables Scored Penalty 56:00'
  • Laurence Wilson Yellow Card 59:00'
  • George Harry Sub On 64:00'
  • Yves Zama Sub Off 64:00'
  • Matthew Hall Saved Penalty 66:00'
  • Chris Venables Missed Penalty 66:00'
  • Andrai Jones Sub On 71:00'
  • Mike Hayes Sub Off 71:00'
  • Alex Darlington Sub On 80:00'
  • Dean Rittenberg Sub Off 80:00'
  • Les Davies Sub On 80:00'
  • Kieran Smith Sub Off 80:00'

Team selection

Hall, Matthew Hall, Matthew
Holmes, Danny Holmes, Danny
Wilson, Laurence Wilson, Laurence
Miley, Anthony Miley, Anthony
Bembo-Leta, Joel Bembo-Leta, Joel
Rittenberg, Dean Rittenberg, Dean
Wall, Luke Wall, Luke
Hewitt, Steven Hewitt, Steven
Gosset, Danny Gosset, Danny
Taylor-Fletcher, Gary Taylor-Fletcher, Gary
Zama, Yves Zama, Yves
Bala Town
  • 1. Ashley Morris
  • 2. John Disney
  • 3. Lewis Short
  • 4. Stuart Jones
  • 5. Stuart J Jones
  • 6. Rob Pearson
  • 7. Glenn Rule
  • 8. Kieran Smith
  • 9. Mike Hayes
  • 10. Ian Sheridan
  • 11. Chris Venables
  • 12. Les Davies
  • 13. Craig Vernon
  • 14. Evan Horwood
  • 15. Andrai Jones
  • 16. David Thompson
  • 17. Josh Jones


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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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