Date: Fri 01 Nov 2013

Local Lads Inspire Citizens to Comeback Victory

Bangor City 4-1 gap Connah's Quay

Sion Edwards scored two for Bangor  (archive picture)

Sion Edwards scored two for Bangor (archive picture)

Bangor City came from behind to beat gap Connah's Quay in the only Friday fixture in the Corbett Sports Welsh Premier League, after the Bala Town v Aberystwyth Town match was postponed. And it was local lads Les Davies and Sion Edwards who were the hometown heroes infront of a crowd of 604 at the Bookpeople Stadium.

There was action straight from the start as Nomads 'keeper Terry McCormack was called into action, but in the 2nd minute it was the visitors that silenced the crowd with the opening goal. A terrible mix-up in the City defence allowed Mike Hayes to capitalise from a tight angle to make it 1-0 to the Nomads.

It was all Nomads in the opening ten minutes, but the Citizens weathered the storm before turning the match on its head. The hosts restored parity with an 11th minute equaliser through Les Davies with a header from the corner. Then just a minute later, another local hero Sion Edwards rocketed home the second to send the home faithful to their feet.

There were several other chances for Bangor in the first half but they were unable to capitalise, with ex-Nomad Jamie Petrie most guilty and 'keeper McCormack in fine form.

Half-Time: Bangor City 2-1 gap Connah's Quay

Shortly after the break, the Nomads were dealt a blow as their top-scorer Gary O'Toole departed injured to be replaced by Simon Everall. It wasn't long afterwards until the hosts extended their lead, as Petrie finally found the back of the net against his former side.

The three points looked safe with 19 minutes to play, as Edwards scored his second of the evening, cutting in from the left and unleashing a shot that McCormack was unable to keep out.

The Deesiders' Hayes was denied his second of the match with ten minutes to play as City cleared his effort off the line. And it was fitting that Edwards was taken off by Powell in injury time, as the winger received a deserved standing ovation.

The win sees Bangor leapfrog Connah's Quay in the table and up to 4th place with seventeen points. The Noamds drop to fifth on sixteen points.