Bangor City Preview

The New Saints will take on Bangor City tomorrow at Park Hall stadium.

The televised match will kick off at 15:45pm.

The Saints have not lost at home in the Welsh Premier League since last November, when Mark Aizlewood’s Carmarthen Town won 3-0.

The Saints last played Bangor City on the final day of last season and Craig Harrison’s men triumphed 4-1 on that occasion, thanks to goals from Aeron Edwards, Phil Baker and a brace from Alex Darlington.

The last time that the two sides met in Oswestry was back in March and the fixture resulted in a six nil win for the Corbett Sports Welsh Premier League holders. Alex Darlington scored a superb hat-trick, Mike Wilde added a brace and Matty Williams converted a penalty to ensure a famous win for TNS.

The Citizens however beat the Oswestry based side in the semi final of the Welsh Cup last season after a dramatic extra time goal by Chris Jones.

Nev Powell’s Bangor City are currently sat in seventh position in the League after picking up seven points from their first five fixtures.

After winning the first game of the season against Port Talbot Town, The Saints then only picked up one point from the next two fixtures. However, the team have started to pick up recently and after successive wins against Bala Town and Gap Connah’s Quay, Harrison is very eager to make it three wins on the spin, ‘Obviously it is going to be a tough game against Bangor despite them having less experience this season. They have a younger and more enthusiastic squad with some top Welsh Premier League players. The performances this season have not been bad at all despite the first half away at Aber being very ordinary. The performance against Bala was good and we showed a bit of grit and determination and we also could have scored a few more last Friday against Connah’s Quay.’

The former Middlesbrough man added that, ‘Historically games between Bangor and TNS have always been very close and competitive matches and I am always confident that we can win these sort of matches, thanks to the players I have got at my disposal. ‘

The referee for the game will be Mr R.Harrington. His assistants will be Mr T.Cook and Mr L.R.Edwards and the fourth official will be K.Hames.

The fixture will be the first home game that The New Saints of Oswestry Town will wear their newly designed retro Oswestry style football kit.

Admission prices are £8.00 for adults, £4.00 for concessions and children admitted free with a paying adult.

The New Saints FC and Bangor City supporters will also be able to purchase selected drinks at the supporters bar in The Venue for only £2 from 2.30pm, right  up until the kick off.

You can still buy tickets for the game via the link below.