Bangor City were left reeling after the fell to their third consecutive Welsh Premier league defeat and their fifth defeat from six matches in all competitions.
A disputed Alec Mudimu goal was enough to separate the two teams, on a night when Bangor manager Kevin Nicholson had demanded a reaction to City’s poor, recent form.
Goalkeeper Connor Roberts was surprisingly dropped to the bench for Bangor in favour of youngster Matthew Hall, but Hall was in no way at fault for the only goal of the game.
The crucial goal came on 15’ when a Cefn Druids player collided with Hall, causing him the drop the ball and sending him to the ground, the ball fell to Alec Mudimu who gratefully tapped into the goal for Druids, but the officials saw no infringement.
Lewis Buckley nearly doubled Druids lead in the second half when his shot hit the post after some poor Bangor defending.
Bangor had few chances during the game, although Steven Hewitt came close to an equaliser for the City when his free kick was pushed onto the crossbar by Druids’ keeper Michael Jones. Lawrence Wilson’s volley went just wide in injury time but Druids held on to win.
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Bangor City Assistant manager Gary Taylor-Fletcher said: “Everything that has been said by the fans, has been said to the players. It’s hard to defend after last night but this is the same squad that was top of the league 3 games ago and the squad that is going to get us out of this rut.
“We are hurting as a squad and know what Is needed from everyone to turn it around. Key injuries have killed us but the players available know they need to step up. We will turn this round, and the players all know that work rate and attitude need improving as a minimum expectation.”
FT: Bangor City 0-1 Cefn Druids
— sgorio (@sgorio) October 27, 2017