Bangor City 3 Llanrhaeadr 2

LLANRHAEADR suffered a cruel last gap defeat at Bangor City who gave new manager Pedro Pasculli a winning start to his tenure.

The Argentine, a World Cup winner in 1986, watched his side trail to a 30th minute opener with Iwan Matthews releasing Tom Gale to break the deadlock.

Bangor dominated possession and the pressure told on the stroke of half-time with Aldair Neto's deflected effort looping over Llanrhaeadr goalkeeper Jimmy Hayns.

City led for the first time five minutes into the second-half with Massimo Sammartino heading the hosts into the lead and could have extended their advantage only for Hayns to deny Neto.

Llanrhaeadr weathered the storm and levelled with 15 minutes remaining with Dan Hindley picked out by Matthews' free-kick to fire home from close range.

Five minutes later the hosts were reduced to 10 men after Lennie Armstrong saw red after head locking Matthews.

However a dramatic finale saw Sam Thomas handle in the area to earn his own marching orders with the resulting penalty converted by Francesco Serafino.

LLANRHAEADR: Hayns, Makinson, Kelly, Thomas, Wyton, M Evans, Gale (Hindley 71), Vaughan (Harris 46), Matthews, Williams, Edmunds. Subs: Lee, Bailey, Graham.

Att - 126