John's strike earns point for battling Port Talbot
PORT Talbot Town returned to form on Saturday with a hard-fought point against Bangor at the GenQuip Stadium.
Mark Jones's men had dropped out of the top six in the Welsh Premier League after a disappointing 2-0 defeat at Bala in their previous outing.
But they battled hard in this contest to emerge with a point.
Bangor went in front just moments after the start of the second half through Chris Roberts.
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But the home side were rewarded for their perseverance when Lee John slotted the ball past keeper Lee Idzi with seven minutes remaining.
Port Talbot now lie just two points off Llanelli, who they face next Saturday.
Bangor tested Craig Richards with a shot straight into the arms of the Town keeper as they began to grow into the game.
And they went in front at the start of the second period. Daniel Sheehan lost possession from kick-off and Roberts's effort squirmed in underneath Richards's body to give Bangor the upper hand.
The goal saw Bangor grow in confidence and in-form striker Chris Simm should have done better when blasting over.
But Port Talbot were in determined mood and Dylan Blain was inches away from a stunning equaliser, his 25-yard strike crashing against the woodwork with Idzi well beaten. Cortez Belle then hooked the ball wide with Idzi dragged away from his goal line.
Port Talbot got their reward in the closing stages as John found himself unmarked on the end of Belle's cutback to put the hosts back on level terms.