Darlington ends City's hopes
A GOAL from Alex Darlington ensured Bangor City's 11-year wait for a league success at TNS continued.
Three minutes after coming off the bench, Darlington fired a 12-yarder past keeper Paul Smith after the Citizens' had failed to clear their lines to complete a comeback after going a goal down.
The visitors had managed to keep the Saints at bay in a first-half when they failed to capitalise on their chances.
Aeron Edwards headed wide at the far post after Steve Evans had flicked-on a Scott Ruscoe free kick and again missed the target with a header from a short corner.
But the worst miss came from Jamie Wood, whose downward header in front of a gaping goal from Ruscoe's left-wing cross bounced over the target.
Jamie Reed fired straight at keeper Paul Harrison following a Sion Edwards pass in a rare City attack, while Matthew Berkeley could only shoot straight at Smith.
Wood headed wide again after good work by Berkeley and Evans also missed the net with a header, while a poor clearance from Smith ended with Edwards seeing his shot save, before Eddie Jebb headed another effort off the line just before the break.
But, from another TNS attack, Bangor broke upfield and Ward fed Reed, whose shot just got over the line despite the efforts of Evans to hand the visitors the lead.
Saints got back on level terms on 69 minutes when Michael Johnston fouled the excellent Berkeley and Ruscoe despatched the spot kick, although Smith got his hands to the ball.
Darlington's winner was no more than the Saints deserved and they could have added another in stoppage time, only for Craig Jones to hit the post.