Wednesday, February 17, 2010
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Darlo grabs the winner to cap fightback

THE New Saints fought back from a goal down to beat Bangor City 2-1 and ensure the Valentine's Day roses went to Park Hall.

Former TNS stalwart Nicky Ward had set-up Jamie Reed to give the Citizens a shock breakaway goal on 53 minutes.
But the scores were level on 69 minutes when Michael Johnston brought down man-of-the-match Matthew Berkeley in the box and Scott Ruscoe fired the resulting penalty into the back of the net via keeper Paul Smith's outstretched hands.
Jamie Wood had missed a golden chance to give the Saints the lead just before the quarter-hour when he somehow headed the ball into the pitch and over the crossbar from Ruscoe's left-wing cross.
Berkeley fired straight at Smith when well-placed and Steve Evans headed over from a free-kick.
Eddie Jebb was forced to head another effort off the Bangor line just before the break while, soon after half-time, an attempted clearance from Dave Morley rebounded off Aeron Edwards and just cleared the target.
The Saints upped the tempo in the closing quarter and, when Smith's poor clearance was returned into the box, sub Alex Darlington made no mistake to strike the winner from 12 yards.
And Craig Jones was only denied a third by an upright in stoppage time as TNS ended the game deserved winners.
Photo: Bangor's Michael Johnston holds his head as Alex Darlington celebrates.

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