City aiming to bounce back against Town
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.”