Dominant Saints Defeat Bangor

The New Saints of Oswestry Town beat Bangor City two nil thanks to goals from Ryan Edwards and Aeron Edwards at the Bangor University Stadium.

Ryan Edwards gave Craig Harrison’s side a perfect start in the second minute after the home side had failed to clear a Simon Spender cross. Greg Draper’s close range shot was expertly saved by Connor Roberts but the ball fell kindly for the TNS number 17, who smashed home from six yards out.

Aeron Edwards scored on the hour mark to all but secure the points as The Saints dominated from start to finish.

Aeron Edwards and Scott Quigley then both had shots that went just over as The Saints dominated possession and controlled the game.

Midway through the half, Chris Seargeant’s cross was met by Kai Edwards who volleyed wide from close range with Roberts beaten.

The home side then won a free kick on the edge of the box but Sam Hart’s curling effort flew just wide in what turned out to be the final bit of action of the half.

The half began with what looked like a nasty injury to Edwards and was replaced straight away by Matty Williams.

Five minutes later and Greg Draper attempted an audacious lob from the edge of the box that flew just over.

The Saints did double the lead son after though with the impressive Spender once again involved. The former Wrexham man sprinted down the right flank and picked out Aeron Edwards who tapped in from two yards out to give The Saints a two goal advantage.

TNS continued to push forward and nearly scored a spectacular third goal when Adrian Cieslewicz’s powerful volley clipped the post.

Draper then found space in the box but was thwarted by Roberts after doing well to sprint clear from the Bangor defence.

With only minutes to play, Chris Marriott picked out Aeron Edwards but the TNS midfielder was denied a second goal by a superb save from the diving Roberts, who sprung to high right and tipped the ball around the post.

 

Full time: Bangor 0-2 The New Saints.

 

The New Saints: Harrison (C), Spender, Marriott, K.Edwards, Baker (Evans 55), Seargeant, A.Edwards, R.Edwards (Williams 46), Quigley (Darlington 87), Draper and Cieslewicz.

The unused substitutes were Wycherley, Jones and Pryce.