Bangor City gave a first team debut to U16s captain Jamie Thomas at right back as Cian Williams slotted in alongside Jordan Piggott in the absence of suspended Michael Johnston. There was also a first bench call up for Aron McGrath.
And how well the youngsters played against a physically stronger and more experienced Flint side was evidenced by the fight shown after the visitors took an early lead.
Flint took the lead on twelve minutes under unfortunate circumstances for the blues defence. A clearance struck Andy Brown who gathered the ball and passed to strike partner Mark Cadwallader to beat Nathan Wolland with a clean strike for his fifteenth goal of the season.
But rather than inspriing the visitors they seemed to lose their way and City fought back into the game.
Centreback Jordan Piggot, a twenty year old veteran amonst the teenage back four, stood strong with debutant rightback Jamie Thomas also catching the eye.
Bangor’s biggest attacking threat came from player manager Taylor Fletcher who sent a left footed effort just over the crossbar before leaving a couple of Flint defenders in his wake but firing too close to goalkeeper Jones.
With neither side able to add to the scoreline Flint left the field at the interval with a slender lead but Bangor very much still in the game.
HALF TIME 0-1
No changes at the interval for City.
Attacking the Bangor End th eyoung blues hauled themselves back into the game.
Ten minutes after the restart Robbie Parry continued his fine goalscoring run with an equaliser that gave City hope.
Then on 72 minutes the blues had a penalty as a mazy run from centreback Jordan Piggott was brought to an abrupt halt in the visitors box. Up stepped Robbie Parry to net his second of the game with a cool as you like flick down the middle as Flint goalkeeper Aaron Jones dived to his right. This was Parry’s fourth goal in as many games and his sixteenth of the season for City.
And that was about the end of the scoring as City played out a two one win over runners up challengers Flint.
Next game Llanrhaeadr YM away next Saturday (at Llansantffraid)
FINAL SCORE 2-1
Match Report Mike Smith http://the-citizens-choice.co.uk/
Photos Jamie Thomas on his debut and Robbie Parry’s penalty – with thanks to EventPhotoWales