City aim­ing to bounce back against Town

Bangor Mail - - SPORT -

BAN­GOR City will tar­get a rapid re­turn to win­ning ways when they face Prestatyn Town in front of the live S4C cam­eras at Nant­porth this Fri­day (7.30pm).

Af­ter begin­ning the cam­paign with a stun­ning 5-2 beat­ing of cham­pi­ons The New Saints, City were brought back down to earth by a 3-1 de­feat at Cardiff Met last week­end.

Fri­day will see the Cit­i­zens re­new ri­val­ries with newly-pro­moted Prestatyn, the teams hav­ing shared some lively and thrilling past en­coun­ters.

Ban­gor man­ager Kevin Ni­chol­son will ex­pect a bet­ter per­for­mance than his team pro­duced in the Welsh cap­i­tal.

Met took the lead af­ter 22 min­utes when Eliot Evans fired into the top-left cor­ner from the edge of the box.

It be­came 2-0 be­fore the break through an Adam Ro­scrow header.

City had chances, but Ro­scrow made the game safe with a 64th-minute vol­ley.

Gary Tay­lor-Fletcher notched a 77th-minute con­so­la­tion for the vis­i­tors. Met then had Joel Ed­wards sent-off for a sec­ond yel­low card, but late pres­sure from the vis­i­tors brought no fur­ther re­ward.

Ni­chol­son said: “It was a dis­ap­point­ing per­for­mance and re­sult.

“Our aim was to back up our pre­vi­ous re­sult with an­other win but we sim­ply weren’t good enough in all as­pects of our play. “We need to be tougher to beat than that. “The con­di­tions were a fac­tor but it was the same for both sides and they played them bet­ter, par­tic­u­larly in the first half.

“We im­proved in the sec­ond half but in gen­eral the per­for­mance on the day was well below our stan­dards and we must learn from this both in­di­vid­u­ally and col­lec­tively and im­prove quickly.”

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