Bangor City 5 Newtown 2
BANGOR left their appreciative fans clamouring for more, after a five-goal show brought down the curtain on their Farrar Road appearances.
Relaxed for a change, manager Steve Bleasdale said: "It was all very satisfying, because at times we looked a great side.
"With the pitches now a lot firmer, we were able to spread the ball about and the lads earned themselves a lot of credits.
"There were some fine individual performances, especially by Ashley Stott and Marc Lloyd Williams, who got two goals each, and Mike Walsh, who scored his direct from a free-kick.
"We started superbly, hitting those two goals in the early minutes, but then took our foot off the pedal and this was something we talked about at half time."
"It was a concern that Newtown might get one back, to become a bit of a force, and they did pose problems from set-pieces now and again, but overall we were very pleased".
City were quick off the mark, when just three minutes into the action Marc Lloyd Williams retrieved a loose ball out on the left bye-line, beating keeper Jon Rowley, and his measured chip was headed in by Ashley Stott.
Newtown were punished again for defensive slackness on six minutes, when a poor clearance from Walsh’s free-kick was clinically drilled into the net by Lloyd Williams from the edge of the box.
Bangor showed new urgency for the second half and Lloyd Williams’ 10 yards’ goal followed on 53 minutes, from a Stott set up, but then Newtown hit back through the unmarked Chris Courtney on 63.
Sensing trouble, City raised the tempo for Stott to hit the fourth goal on 67 minutes and Walsh gained the fifth direct from a set-piece on 72, before Newtown’s other reply by Nick Jones on 75.