Total Network Solutions 3-3 Bangor City
55-yard free kick got TNS off the mark.
Tuesday 23 Sep 2021
FAW Premier Cup Group A: Home - Treflan
BANGOR more than deserved a share of the spoils in a hugely entertaining Premier Cup game at Treflan.
The Citizens signalled their intentions from the kick off, with Ricky Evans heading wide from Ingram's cross and in the second minute they were ahead.
The influential Evans was again involved, with a slick pass to Lee Hunt whose left foot shot went in off the post.
TNS were level on nine minutes with Martyn Naylor scoring for the second time in four days from a free kick.
His 55-yard effort caught Phil Priestley off his line and the backpedalling keeper could only help the ball on its way into the net.
In a game of many chances and fluctuating fortunes, it was Bangor who nosed ahead again on the half hour. Lee Hunt broke clear from the edge of the box to score his second of the evening.
TNS opened the second half brightly and after Wood had hit the foot of a post, Toner was on hand to sidefoot the rebound.
On the hour mark, a Naylor corner found Ruscoe unmarked on the edge of the box. The referee ruled he had been fouled by Goodall as he got his shot away and the resulting penalty was converted by Wood.
Saints seemed to be getting on top, with Taylor and King both going close.
But it was Bangor who scored again, with Rae Ingram crashing home after Naylor had cleared his initial header off the line.
If anything, it was the part-time visitors who finished the stronger, to ensure they salvaged something from a ground where they had been unluckily denied in the League only a couple of weeks earlier.
In the night's other Premier Cup action, Rhyl and Afan Lido shared a goal-less draw at Belle Vue.