Match report

Uefa InterToto Cup 1st Round, 1st Leg
19 Jun 2005 / Belle Vue, Rhyl

Bangor City


FC Dinaburg (Latvia)

Maris Eltermanis, og 44'
5' Deniss Sokolskis
67' Sergejs Valuskins
Bangor v Dinaburg
Carl Lamb heads a good chance straight at the Dinaburg keeper
Bangor surrender the advantage
BANGOR face an uphill task in the second leg after losing 2-1 to Dinaburg.
The Citizens more than matched their Latvian opponents for much of the game, but will rue being caught cold as early as the fifth minute.
Sokolskis was allowed to rise unopposed at the far post to head a corner past debutante keeper Andy Ralph.
Carl Lamb spurned a great chance to level after 12 minutes, when he directed a header from in front of goal straight at the keeper, but striker Paul Roberts led a period of heavy pressure which finally yielded a goal on the stroke of half-time.
Roberts had already missed an open goal from an Eltermanis handling error, but the visiting keeper punched a corner straight into the net under more pressure from the Bangor frontman.
The Citizens continued the attacks after the break and forced a succession of corners which kept Eltermanis busy.
But the Dinaburg goal survived and Bangor's hopes were crushed in the 67th minute.
The Latvians had always looked threatening on the break and when Valuskins found space on the right from a good crossfield ball, he bore down on Ralph and slotted into the net.
As City tired, Kevin Scott almost snatched an equaliser when his mis-hit cross forced the keeper to tip over the bar.
Andy Ralph
Clayton Blackmore
Kevin Scott
Lee Atherton
Paul O'Neill
Chris Priest
Gareth Williams
Owain Jones
Paul Roberts
Carl Lamb
Chris McGinn
Maris Eltermanis
Deniss Sokolskis
Andreis Zuromskis
Sergey Khimich
Jurijs Sokolovs
Eduards Burlakovs
Nikita Shmykov
Pavels Kolcovs
Olexandr Kriklivy
Mihails Zizilers
Sergejs Valuskins
Eifion Jones
Tony Gray
Les Davies
Darren Owen
Ben Ogilvy
Paul Friel
Chris Short
Vadims Fjodorovs
Dmitry Timachev
Ritus Krjauklis
Vladimirs Volkovs
Sergejs Digulovs
Les Davies - Gareth Williams 71'
Tony Gray - Chris McGinn 78'
81' Vladimirs Volkovs - Sergejs Valuskins
84' Dmitry Timachev - Olexandr Kriklivy
Paul Roberts 15'
Kevin Scott 61'
63' Sergey Khimich
Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)