WELSH PREMIER FOOTBALL

Bangor v Carmarthen

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THE dismissal of defender Liam Brownhill on Saturday leaves Bangor City without three key players for the pre-Christmas trip to Bala Town.

Dave Morley and Michael Johnston having accumulated five yellow cards and will also miss the Maes Tegid clash and assistant manager Marc Limbert admits this will make an already difficult assignment much harder.

But he stressed the assistant-boss the absences will give other squad members a chance to shine.

Brownhill was one of three players red-carded before Liam Thomas headed the equaliser for the visitors.

And Limbert hit out over the refusal of referee Huw Jones to give City a first half penalty for a handball in the area by Craig Hughes from a Ryan Edwards shot.

"Again, a stonewall decision has gone against us," complained Limbert. "It was a clear handball, the player's hands were above his face, but we got nothing.

"That decision, ultimately, hasn't cost us the match, poor finishing and our failure to put the game to bed did that, but again it's another big decision that's gone against us and it's happening far too often."

Carmarthen boss Mark Aizlewood will also have selection problems for the visit of Port Talbot to Richmond Park following the dismissal of Craig Hanford and Craig Hughes.

"I am acutely aware that the disciplinary record must be improved," he says.

"I don't think we will win the league's fair play award this year.

"Neither I, the management team or the players are here to win house points. While I am concerned at the club's disciplinary record and its impact on the selection of players, due to suspensions, and the reputation of the club, football is a results business not a performance or popularity contest.  

"I will not be asking the players to change their approach as out of the red cards we have received only one has been for dissent and that player was fined a full week's wages by the management team. 

"Football is a game played by human beings and is full of emotion and passion, which are qualities that I look for in any player."