Following Bangor’s 5-3 win over Prestatyn in the final game at Farrar Road last week, I was expecting this return League fixture at Bastion Gardens to be a close game with a spicy atmosphere. I was wrong in both instances. This was a very poor performance by the home side, and even though there was a decent crowd, with the travelling supporters outnumbering the home crowd, there was no repeat of the trouble at Bangor, and a 10-strong police presence was probably not necessary. Let’s hope that Prestatyn don’t have to foot the bill for that.
I was looking forward to seeing Damien Allen make his debut for Bangor and he didn’t disappoint with a fine debut. Allen looks the part – he can run, dribble, pass, tackle and he also wins headers in midfield. He’s going to be very difficult to displace on this form.
The game started brightly with chances for both sides, but it was Allen who put Bangor ahead when he finished with a cute flick after some poor defensive work.
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