Photography by Tom Watkins

Welsh Premier League, August 11 2017

Bangor City 5
  • Shaw (6, 74)
  • Taylor-Fletcher (16, 62)
  • Cayola (81 pen)
The New Saints 2
  • Rawlinson (14)
  • Mullan (24)

Kevin Nicholson began his spell in charge of Bangor City – his first role in senior management – with a two-legged Europa League tie against Danish club Lyngby. His subsequent debut as a head coach in the Welsh Premier League represented a baptism of fire, as his new side welcomed The New Saints – champions for the past six seasons – to the VSM Stadium. On a Friday night under the lights, however, Nicholson’s new charges produced a performance of great attacking verve to secure a shock 5-2 win. Here, he reveals the approach and key tactics behind the victory.

Starting teams and formations

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