TT No.94: Mike Latham - Sat February 2nd 2013; Welsh Premier League (4-15pm k-o): Bangor City v Port Talbot T;  Result: 2-2; Attendance: 410; Admission: £8; Programme: £2; FGIF Match Rating: 4*..




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It was a short journey back down the A55 and in no time at all I was parking up at a ground I have grown familiar with over the last year. I really like Bangor City’s s new home venue at Nantporth on the Menai Straits with its good parking, excellent playing surface and floodlights. But they could do with some cover behind the goals and the tea bar, though above average, attracts long queues.


This was the last round of the regular league fixtures before the top six and bottom six are split. The kick-off, timed at 4-15pm couldn’t have been better from my point of view.


Bangor appear to be in a period of transition as manager Nev Powell brings in several new players to freshen up his side who have been consistent performers in the WPL over the last few years. Visitors Port Talbot brought with them a small band of ‘ultras’ who supported their side with drums, trumpets and flags. Two of their number even stripped to the waist after the opening goal, a brave if foolhardy act on such a cold evening.


It was a really enjoyable, fast flowing game with lots of chances at both ends. Chris Simm, who forms a formidable strike force with Les Davies scored two fine goals for the home side but Ashley Evans replied with a brace for the visitors, who scored first and last. The WPL is vastly under-rated in my opinion as I rarely see games that fail to give value for money.

contributed on 02/02/13