WELSH PREMIER FOOTBALL

Bangor v Prestatyn

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BANGOR City manager Nev Powell was left puzzled as to how his team failed to register a home win after leading Prestatyn Town 3-0 with just over 10 minutes remaining on Friday night.

The visitors hit back with a Jason Price brace before Mike Parker snatched a dramatic stoppage-time point.

"In our last three games here we've dropped seven points against TNS, Carmarthen and now Prestatyn," Powell told the Daily Post.

"You couldn't have written that script where we were 3-0 up after 80-odd minutes and looked to be coasting. 

"We'd defended really well against the threat they had, but we stopped, they got the one goal which has given them momentum and these things happen in football. You could see it coming and we couldn't hold out."

Powell pointed to the absence of suspended trio Liam Brownhill, Michael Johnston and Dave Morley: "We missed our three key players, also we'd not played since December 15 while they'd had a game against Newtown and it's always better to be playing," Powell added.

"However, there's no excuses. We should have seen the game out.

"We're desperately disappointed not to win from that position as it's not like us. The lads put in a good performance but the last 10 minutes killed us."

Meanwhile, Seasiders' player-boss Neil Gibson was a happy man: "The last 20 minutes epitomised what Prestatyn are all about," he said.

"We were very disappointed to be 2-0 down at half time, we felt we didn't defend well from the goals we conceded.

"Although we'd probably had more of the play we felt Bangor showed more desire than us, which is something we wanted to address in the second half – and we couldn't have asked for any better than the way the lads responded in the latter stages.

"We felt we had something to pay back to the supporters after what happened against Newtown - and we paid them back quite nicely."

Further images from the game can be viewed and purchased here

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25 April 2017

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