By Jordan Parker – Reporter
The UCLan football 5th’s were unlucky to be defeated by such a scoreline after coming out on the wrong side of a 7-3 result against Bangor.
The first goal came after 17 minutes with Bangor taking the lead. A corner from the away side lead to a goalmouth scramble which UCLan failed to clear, the ball eventually fell to Parsons who tapped into an empty net.
UCLan hadn’t really found their flow in the game and Bangor were piling on the pressure and 10 minutes later they doubled their lead. The away side played some nice football around the UCLan area, and the winger drilled a low cross for 7 to score past Price.
Bangor’s second goal gave UCLan a boost, the tables had turned and it was now the home teams side who dominated. Another corner was poorly punched away by Bangor’s goalkeeper and Franck Imosso was in the right place at the right time to slot the ball home, giving UCLan a lifeline in the game.
However, within 45 seconds after pulling one back, Bangor restored their two goal advantage. A free kick was delivered into the box and unmarked was Tomlin who volleyed sweetly into the net.
With one minute left of the first half, UCLan again pulled a goal back. From another corner, it was Keith Holmes’ turn to rise highest and header powerfully into the goal.
The second half was only two minutes in before Bangor bagged another. A quite unfortunate goal from UCLan’s perspective but a cross from full back Pasquill deceived Price and found the far top right corner.
60 minutes played and Bangor increased their lead to three this time. Parsons struck a screamer from 30 yards out that whistled past Price who really had no chance of stopping his thunderbolt.
This game was not over yet, UCLan kept pressing and showed great determination. They settled well on the ball and a cross was delivered to Holmes who scored another bullet header to give his side a chance of a fight back with 20 minutes to go.
But that was not to be as Bangor sealed the game with two goals in two minutes as the home sides head’s began to drop. The away sides sixth came as a gift as a strike from Derosa looked to be rolling into the keepers hands somehow ended up in the back of the net. The final goal was Parsons hat-trick. He was played through and finished nicely slotting the ball into the bottom left corner.
The final result did not show how the game was played as Bangor seemed to have that quality that UCLan lacked in front of goal. The UCLan 5ths are yet to win a game this season.
Goal scorer Keith Holmes said after the game: “I thought the mistakes we made were unacceptable. We played much better but individual mistakes let us down.
“My goals came from set pieces, which tends to be how I score, I like to get up for a header.”