Ed­wards testimonia­l fin­ishes as a 6-6 barn­stormer

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BAN­GOR City hero Sion Ed­wards has al­ways thrilled crowds so it was fit­ting his testimonia­l match last Satur­day pro­duced a barn­storm­ing 6-6 draw.

Ed­wards, who signed for the Ci­ti­zens in 2006 and has won a Welsh Pre­mier ti­tle and three Welsh Cups with the club, was the cen­tre of at­ten­tion as the cur­rent Ban­gor side took on the re­united cham­pi­onship­win­ning squad of 2010/11.

Alex Boss opened the scor­ing for a youth­ful 2016/17 City out­fit before the inim­itable Les Davies tapped in from Jamie Reed’s lay-off to equalise.

Danny Gos­set latched on to Ed­wards’ though-ball before putting the present team 2-1 up but a sim­ple fin­ish for Chris Jones made it all-square at half time.

Ed­wards got in on the act with a cracker early in the second pe­riod, then Sion Bradley put the cur­rent Ci­ti­zens 4-2 ahead.

Ed­wards made it 5-2 from the spot before Shaun Cavanagh added an­other.

It looked all over as a con­test, but after Ed­wards left the park to a stand­ing ova­tion, the ‘golden oldies’ made a su­perb come­back.

For­mer skip­per James Brew­er­ton re­duced the deficit prior to Alan Bull mak­ing it 6-4.

Reed and Chris Roberts added fur­ther goals to en­sure hon­ours ended even.

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