STEVE HALLIWELL was left to reflect on what might have been as Gresford Athletic were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw at Bangor City.

The first-half went to plan for Gresford at Nantporth as Jake Eyre converted a penalty and Bangor were reduced to 10-men after Eugenio Dalia was shown a straight red card.

And Gresford looked to have negotiated the second period to come away with a welcome victory, only for Piero Cauterucci to strike in the final minute and earn Bangor a point.

Halliwell, who was left bemused by ‘intimidating’ and ‘theatrical’ behaviour by Bangor’s players and supporters, said: “Bangor threw everything at us in the second-half, but we defended brilliantly. It just came down to our game management. Instead of trying to hold it in the corner, we’ve been counter, which is frustrating.

“We would have taken a point before the game, but after what happened on the day changes things.

“It could be a valuable point at the end of the season though, although we should have seen the game out and won it.

“It was good to see my players fighting for the badge and all in it together, even when we were on the back-foot we held really strong. Given all that, it’s disappointing not to get all three points.”

Next up for Gresford is a midweek trip to Buckley, who saw their clash with Colwyn Bay postponed.