Saints sign off in style

The New Saints easily beat Bangor City 4-1 at The BookPeople Stadium, thanks to a brace from substitute Alex Darlington and first half goals from Aeron Edwards and Phil Baker.SAM_1695

The Saints took the lead midway through the first half after Aeron Edwards headed in from close range. The former Tranmere winger Ryan Fraughan, had picked him out with a wonderful cross and Edwards easily headed past Lee Idzi.

Soon after The Saints doubled their lead. Phil Baker brought the ball down and smashed in from the edge of the box. The big defender hit an unstoppable shot to give his side a deserved two goal advantage at the break.

The home side pulled a goal back within seconds of the restart thanks to a Les Davies strike but despite putting pressure on The Saints, The Citizens couldn’t get back into the game.

Alex Darlington was brought on with around half an hour left and he scored two wonderful goals to seal the points for Craig Harrison’s side.

Darlington’s first goal was superb.  He calmly chested the ball down, before unleashing a powerful strike into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.

Soon after he completed his brace with a cool finish from close range, to finish the game off.

Full time – Bangor City 1-4 The New Saints.


The New Saints line up was Harrison (C), Spender, Marriott, Rawlinson, Baker, Fraughan, Draper, Mullan, A.Edwards, Jones and Seargeant.

On the bench for The Saints were K.Edwards, Williams, Darlington, Wilde, Simms and Ruscoe.

The Bangor City line up was Idzi, Allen, Brownhill, Davies, Brewerton (C), Johnston, S.Edwards, R.Edwards, Morley, Booth and Thomas.

On the bench for the home side were Chris Jones, Hoy, Mackin, Roberts, McDaid and Corey Jones.

The referee for the game was Dean John.