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PENALTY MISS COSTLY FOR SAINTS
Jamie Wood celebrates as his cross is headed into the net by Marc Lloyd-Williams
TNS 1-1 Bangor City
Welsh Premier League
Sat 30 Oct 2004: Home - Treflan

GOALKEEPER Richard Acton returned to haunt TNS at Treflan as he made a crucial penalty stop in the 88th minute to save a point for Bangor City.
City defender Peter Hoy inexplicably punched away a left-wing cross but leading scorer Marc Lloyd-Williams' spot kick was poorly hit and Acton easily saved to his right.
It was no more than the Citizens deserved after matching TNS blow for blow throughout an entertaining and open game.
They took the lead in the 28th minute after several promising attacks when lively striker Tony Gray lashed a 20-yarder over the head of home keeper Gerard Doherty and under the bar.
A strangely muted Saints should have taken a fifth minute lead when Steve Evans sent his free header against Acton, but otherwise they rarely troubled the Bangor defence in the first-half and Doherty came to their rescue when he saved with his feet from Gray.
The equaliser came from Lloyd-Williams just after the half-hour, a typical poacher's goal as he got the wrong side of Hoy to head Jamie Wood's cross past Acton.
TNS stepped up a gear after the break and frequently had Bangor on the back foot with some good approach work.
But they had little to show for their efforts in terms of chances, although Lloyd-Williams headed over from Tommy Holmes's right wing cross.
Gray continued to cause problems for TNS and his cross was headed over the bar by Marc Connolly before Paul Roberts brought another good save from Doherty.
But ten minutes from time, Lloyd-Williams spurned the best chance from open play in front of goal from a Jamie Wood cross.
30 October 2021
 
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