Following the BUCS retention title on Wednesday, Cardiff Met crashed back down to earth today after a 54th minute winner from Dean Rittenburg.
Bangor City now go level with Connah’s Quay Nomads in second, while the Met stay in fourth.
However, second is the best the Citizins can hope for, with The New Saints wrapping up the title today; thrashing Cefn Druids 5-1.
Cardiff Met started off the brighter side, and BUCS hero Dylan Rees would’ve scored had Danny Holmes not been on the line.
Adam Roscrow featured in Wales C’s defeat to England in midweek, and he was justifying his call up early on; getting in behind the City defence and forcing a good low save from Matthew Hall.
The first goal came slightly against the run of play. Alex Darlington tried to lob Will Fuller, but the Met keeper got a hand to it. Nevertheless the persistent Darlington retrieved the ball from the other side before firing into the net.
Seven minutes later the home side were level. Emlyn Lewis towering above his defender to head Elliot Evans free-kick home.
The North Waliens had the upper hand in the second half though, with Fuller tipping over Brayden Shaw’s curling effort from edge of the box.
But like the first-half, Roscrow came close, dragging a shot onto the post from near before bouncing out.
After 54 minutes, Rittenburg got the final goal of the game, profiting off Hewitt’s ball to side foot volley in.
Wayne Allison knew something had to change for the Archers, and introduced Dan Spencer to partner Adam Roscrow up top.
Elliot Evans is another player who got called up to Wales C in midweek, and he almost got the equalizer with a close range free-kick which smacked bar.
Bangor were solid defensively and limited Met to few chances. They host champions The New Saints next weekend while Cardiff Met travel to Connah’s Quay Nomads.