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Steve Evans almost gave Saints a fifth minute lead when his header bounced off Richard Acton
TNS boss Ken McKenna saw Saturday's draw with Bangor City as a point gained: "I thought the result was about right as we didn't do enough to win it," he said.
"I was not pleased with our first-half performance but we did better after the break.
"Bangor are a good side so I take it as a point gained at this stage of the season.
"We had most of the territory and possession but Bangor showed great spirit and I would prefer to praise them rather than criticise my players."
The visitors threw TNS a lifeline in the closing moments when Peter Hoy handled in the box, but Marc Lloyd-Williams didn't connect with the spot kick and former Saints' keeper Richard Acton made an easy save down to his right.
"It was a moment of madness that nearly cost us," said Bangor manager Peter Davenport.
"We defended exceptionally well and deserved a point, although we could have sneaked all three, but I am satisfied with the result."
McKenna's men face a hectic schedule next week, with three games in seven days.
Welsh League minnows Penrhiwfer visit Treflan on Saturday in the third round of the Welsh Cup, followed by Aberystwyth in the FAW Premier Cup second round on Wednesday night.
Two nights later, Saints are on Deeside for a Welsh Premier League clash with Connah's Quay Nomads, the fourth meeting between the sides already this season.
1 November 2021
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