Bangor City 1 Aberystwyth Town 4
WONDERFUL one week but woeful the next, Bangor paid a high price for their inconsistency when more committed Aberystwyth plundered the points in the Farrar Road rain.
But this mud-spattered contest will be remembered for other reasons, notably referee Andy Richards’ issue of 14 cards, spread virtually evenly between the teams.
City were dealt the slightly bigger quota, with centre-back Adam Docker and midfield substitute Sion Edwards the main offenders and both sent ordered off in the last six minutes.
Docker was given a second yellow card for a bad tackle, followed by the obligatory red, and Edwards was shown an instant red for a verbal outburst.
City’s player-manager Clayton Blackmore said: “I was disappointed with the referee’s actions and interpretation of situations at times because this was not a nasty game.”
City’s problems began when Geraint Passmore opened the scoring from long distance out on the right wing 22 minutes into the contest..
A free header by Andy Evans at the far post put the visitors two up from a set-piece on 55 minutes, but Bangor’s Mike Walsh provided an early riposte with a deflected 30-yarder.
When Aberystwyth raised the tempo late on and Bangor lost their rag, goals from Luke Sherbon and Passmore in the last minute finished it off.