Fight for fourth
BANGOR City Ladies will complete a fantastic season this Sunday with a visit to Denbigh Town.
Ethan Ray’s side could secure a fourth-place finish in the North Wales Women’s League with victory in the Vale of Clwyd.
City made it back-toback wins last weekend with a tremendous 1-0 home defeat of high-flyers Llanfair United.
Ceri Lois’ 27th goal of the season settled a game which saw outstanding defender Tash Matthews play her last home match before leaving for college at the start of next season.
Bangor roared back to form last Wednesday with a 6-1 away thrashing of Rhyl Development.
Lexi Crawley maintained her stunning form with a four-goal haul.
City took a seventh minute lead when Angharad Evans slid a neat pass in behind the home defence and Ceri Lois finished clinically.
Five minutes later, Cerys Gadd provided the pass for Crawley to put away her first.
Bangor went three-up in the 24th minute when Gadd’s 20-yarder found the net, keeper Lauren Jones guilty of an airshot as she tried to clear it.
Rhyl created a couple of chances at the end of the half.
Joy Jamieson’s fierce strike was held at the second attempt by keeper Emily Ridges, who then did well to deny Emily Jones when she was through one-onone.
Ceri Lois could have added a hat-trick in the opening minutes of the second half, twice having shots well stopped by keeper Jones and then firing another effort inches wide.
Rhyl then began to make their mark, one firm Rachael Nattrass effort from 20 yards deflected fortunately off Ridges behind for a corner. Another fierce Nattrass strike was kept out more conventionally by the keeper.
Ceri Lois was foiled by a good reaction stop from keeper Jones, then, on 70 minutes, there was a glimmer of hope for Rhyl.
Sade Benjamin’s shot was spilled by Ridges and substitute Ceri Purvis was following up to score from the rebound.
The next goal would prove crucial and it came from Bangor, Crawley’s deflected attempt finding the net past the wrong-footed Jones.
Ceri Lois rattled the post before Crawley added two more from close range in the closing minutes.
Bangor City Ladies