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FORMER Swansea City and Wales under-21 international Henry Jones explained how the inspirational halftime talk from Bangor manager Andy Legg helped turn a 2-0 half-time deficit against Rhyl into an electrifying 3-2 triumph.

The hosts, in front of a derby crowd of nearly 1,000, fell behind through sloppy defending to goals from Kristian Pierce and former Citizens striker Rio Ahmadi, despite controlling 60 per cent possession. But tables turned in thrilling fashion after the break as Legg's side struck three times in a 17 minute spell through Brazilian Rodrigo Branco Araujo, former Welsh international Daniel Nardiello and Jones, who rose superbly to head the winner.

Rhyl's cause was not helped when Aaron Simpson was sent off with the score 2-1 to the visitors and his manager Niall McGuinness soon followed. Jones reflected: "We shouldn't have been behind at half time. The gaffer told us to get out there and get at them and said the next goal was the one that was going to win the game."

Airbus and Carmarthen shared a 1-1 draw leaving both sides in troubled waters. Jamie Menagh put the Wingmakers ahead but Declan Carroll equalised.

There was a dearth of goals in yesterday's three matches, all scoreless at the mid-point. That's how it remained at Aberystwyth who moved out of the bottom two with their point against Llandudno. Connah's Quay remain undefeated after the 0-0 home draw with Cardiff Met but The New Saints, thanks to Robbie Parry's 83rd minute goal, made it 12 wins on the trot and extended their superiority to 12 points over Quay.

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Oct 24, 2016
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