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Nev PowellDESPITE being forced to play for 80 minutes with 10 men, Bangor City went on to claim a crucial 2-1 victory at Port Talbot.
But the rival managers disagreed about the circumstances which saw City's makeshift defender Mike Walsh red-carded after just 10 minutes.
“We were very disappointed with the red card, we felt a yellow would have been sufficient,” said City boss Nev Powell to the Daily Post.
But Steelmen's boss Mark Jones disagreed: “It was a terrible tackle and we had Lewis Harlin, our best player, carried off so we suffered as well," he said.
City went with three at the back and kept two up-front, a move that paid dividends when a long throw from Peter Hoy was flicked on and Les Davies netted to collect his 10th goal of the season.
Kyle Wilson's shot then took a wicked deflection to extend the lead and a goal from Martin Rose was all that Talbot had to show for their efforts.
"Port Talbot didn’t change their shape at all and I felt we were better than them in every department," added Powell.
"Any neutral watching would have wondered which team had 10 men. The lads were outstanding – that performance summed up what Bangor City are all about.
"The sending-off only served to spur us on and we produced a display full of passion, heart and commitment."
Jones, meanwhile, was left to ponder another reverse in a disappointing run that has brought five defeats in the last six league and cup outings.
"It’s very frustrating. I thought we did okay today and could have got something from the game second half, but once again the odd goal has defeated us," Jones said.
"We had five first teamers missing today – Paul Cochlin, Paul Keddle and Gareth Phillips suspended and also had Kye Edwards and Kristian Rogers missing.
"That’s a big chunk of our defence so I thought the lads did well. What is so frustrating is that no side is tanking us, we are just missing out on chances taken.
"But we are not far away and I feel positive the tide will turn in our favour. All we need is a slice of good fortune to help us on our way.
"Then we are capable of stringing seven or eight wins together. A good time to start will be over the Christmas period against Afan Lido."
Photo: Bangor boss Nev Powell hailed his side's performance with 10 men.

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28 July 2017

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