BANGOR CITY U19s

Bangor City U19s play in The Welsh Premier Under 19 League North
Season 2017-18




BANGOR CITY FC
U19S DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE NORTH

no DATE DAY COMP v OPPOSITION  R .F A BANGOR CITY SCORERS 
BANGOR CITY AUGUST 2017
1
28
Sun
U19L
a
 Airbus UK
L
3
4
 Math Roberts, Gethin Thomas, Sam Jones
BANGOR CITY SEPTEMBER 2017
2
3
Sun
U19L a
 CONNAHS QUAY
W
2
1
 George Harry 2
3
10
Sun
U19L
a
 Bala Town
L
0
3

4
17
Sun
U19L
H
 CEFN DRUIDS
W
4
0
 Sam Jones 3, Jason Banks
5
24
Sun
U19L
a
 Conwy Borough
W
8
2
 Sam Jones 4, Jake Jones 3, Gethin Thomas
BANGOR CITY OCTOBER 2017
6
1
Sun
WCup a
 Bala Town
W
4
3
 George Harry 2, Gethin Thomas, Jake Jones
7
15
Sun
U19L a
 Flint Town United
W
3
1
 Sam Jones 3
8
22
Sun
U19L H
 PRESTATYN
W
14
1
 Sam Jones 5, Jake Jones 4, Gethin Jones, Gruff Stead
 Jason Banks, Geraint Jones, Ben Williams
9
29
Sun
WCup a
 Cefn Druids
L
1
3
 Jake Jones
BANGOR CITY NOVEMBER 2017
10
 12
Sun
U19L a
 Newtown
W
4
1
 Sam Jones, Cai Owen, Gruff Stead, Cai Huws
11
26
Sun
U19L H
 LLANDUDNO
W
3
1
 Guto Huws, Sam Jones, Gethin Thomas
BANGOR CITY DECEMBER 2017
12
1
Fri
U19L a
 Llandudno
W
3
2
 Jake Jones, Sam Jones, Cai Huws
13
7
Thu
U19L H
 CAERNARFON TN
W
10
1
 Jake Jones 3, Gruff Stead 2, Sam Jones 2, Alex Boss,
 Louis MacFarlane, Jason Banks
14
17
Sun
U19L H
 THE NEW SAINTS
L
0
1

BANGOR CITY JANUARY 2018

7
Sun
U19L a
 Connahs Quay
W
3
6
 Sam Jones 3, James Demetriou 3


Tues
U19L H
 AIRBUS UK
L
1
2
 Geraint Jones

14
Sun
U19L H
 BALA TOWN
L
1
2
 Sam Jones

28
Sun
U19L a
 Cefn Druids




U19L - WP Under 19 League North
WCup - FaW Youth Cup


Correct after Bala Town home



 


Leading Goalscorer
GOALSCORERS 2017-18Leading Goalscorer

Sam Jones
---
 Development Squad Goalscorers
U19L Cups
TOTAL
Jake Jones


1  Sam Jones
25
0
25



2
 Jake Jones
11
2
13

3  Gethin Thomas 4
1
5

4  Gruff Stead 4
0
4

5
 George Harry
2
2
4

6
 Jason Banks
3
0
3

7
 James Demetriou
3
0
3

8
 Geraint Jones 3
0
3

9
 Cai Huws 2
0
2

10
 Alex Boss
1
0
1

11
 Guto Huws 1
0
1

12
 Louis MacFarlane
1
0
1

13
 Cai Owen
1
0
1

14
 Ben Williams 1
0
1


 Math Roberts (left club)
1
0
1



TOTALS
63
5
68



17 Match Report
Bangor City 1 v 2 Bala Town 14 January 2018

WP Under 19 Development League
Bangor City 1 v 2 Bala Town

  Bangor suffered a second successive home defeat in what turned out to be a game of few chances against visitors Bala Town.
 
The game had barely got underway when Louis MacFarlane had to be replaced by Geraint Jones on ten minutes.
  And the young visitors took full advantageof the defensive re organisation as former Wrexham midfielder Josh Jones put them ahead two minutes later after a cross from the left from Cullen Rodgers.
  On twenty minutes City were awarded a penalty which leading goalscorer Sam Jones duly beat Ryan Goldston to take his tally for the season to twenty five.
  And that was how the scores stood at half time.
Photos of with thanks to Bangor City FC
Half Time
Bangor City 1 v 1 Bala Town
  No changes at the interval for Bangor.
  On 57 minutes Bala went ahead once more as Will Owen crossed from the right and Josh Jones was on hand to slot the ball home from close range for his second of the afternoon.
  City tried to respond but could not seriously trouble Ruthin glovesman Goldston.
  With fifteen minutes left on the clock a second an final change for Bangor saw Cai Huws replace Jake Jones but he could not help change the scoreline.
  So a hard fought win for Bala and a second defeat on the bounce for the young blues. 



BANGOR CITY


1
 Leon Jones
2
 Cai Owen
3
 Gruff Stead
4
 Ben Williams
5
 Louis MacFarlane
6
 Deegan Booton
7
 Guto Huws
8  Gethin Thomas
9
 Sam Jones
10
 Jake Jones
11
 Alex Boss
SUBSTITUTES
12
  Geraint Jones
(10) for Louis MacF'e
14
  Cai Huws
(75) for Jake Jones
15
  Harri Hughes
16
 
20
  Griff Evans

 


16 Match Report
Bangor City 1 v 2 Airbus UK 9 January 2018

WP Under 19 Development League
Bangor City 1 v 2 Airbus UK

  Bangor lost this game despite having the majority of possession and creating chances which, to their credit, the Airbus youngsters refused to let them turn into goals.
 
City pressed the visitors back with leftback Harri Hughes prominent although Leon Jones had to be alert to save a goalbound header from an Airbus corner.
 
The main incident in the first half was a great long range goal on 25 minutes for The Planemakers scored by Harvey Ellis. This dipping volley came minutes after Airbus had hit the Bangor upright from close range.
  Bangor won a freekick on the edge of the box but the visitors wall blocked efforts from Guto Williams and Sam Jones before the ball was cleared upfield. Jake Jones fired over from distance.
  Next Sam Jones saw his clean strike rise over the bar from outside the box.
  City may have enjoyed the lions share of the game but the visitors had defended stoutly and took the chance in eyecatching fashion..
 
So a narrow lead for Airbus at the break.
Photos of with thanks to Bangor City FC
Half Time
Bangor City 0 v 1 Airbus UK
  No changes at the interval for Bangor.
  But  five minutes after the restart a first change for City as Geraint Jones came on for Gruff Stead. A low cross from Harri Hughes caused a visiting defender to slice at the ball and forced his goalkeeper to make a sharp save at the near post as City dominated the opening quarter. Deegan Booton had the young glovesman scrambling as his long range low effort shaved the upright.
  But on the hour mark, ten minutes after the change, Airbus doubled their lead as Alfie McNicholas chased a ball over the top and slid home past the exposed Leon Jones. Against the run of play perhaps but credit the Broughton side for defending and taking the inevitable chance on the break.
  On 65 minutes Guto Huws replaced Deegan Booton and moments later City halved the deficit as Geraint Jones netted with a well placed freekick from the edge of the box.
  City won a another freekick but this time the Airbus keeper saved from Geraint Jones on the bounce.
  And so the blues fell to a rare home defeat but both sides contributed to an open entertaining game at Nantporth.



BANGOR CITY


1
 Leon Jones
2
 Cai Owen
3
 Harri Hughes
4
 Guto Williams
5
 Louis MacFarlane
6
 Deegan Booton
7
 Alex Boss
8  Gethin Thomas
9
 Sam Jones
10
 Jake Jones
11
 Gruff Stead
SUBSTITUTES
12
  Ben Williams
14
  Geraint Jones
(50) for Gruff Stead
15
  Cai Huws
(70) for Jake Jones
16
  Guto Huws
(65) for Deegan Booton
20
  Griff Evans

 



15 Match Report
Connahs Quay 3 v 6 Bangor City 7 January 2018

WP Under 19 Development League
Connahs Quay 3 v 6 Bangor City

  Bangor fielded a very strong attack minded side at Deeside and blew away their hosts with three goals in each half.
 
The strike force comprised the usual suspects of Sam & Jake Jones, Alex Boss and first team forward James Demetriou.
 
And it didnt take long for the strikers to spark as Sam Jones opened the scoring on twelve minutes from the penalty spot.
  But the young Nomads struck back five minutes later first through Karter Cutler Evans and within a minute they went ahead through chief striker Sam Haley.
  And two minutes later Liverpool based midfielder Joe Sullivan made it three one inside 21 minutes.
  On the half hour City reduced the deficit as first teamer James Demetriou finished off a fine passing move. And there was to be a leveller for City in the closing minutes of the first half as goalscorer Cutler Evans was shown the red card for a foul which also yielded a penalty converted by Sam Jones for his second of the afternoon.
  So all square at the break but the momentum and man advantage with the visitors.
Photos of with thanks to Bangor City FC
Half Time
Connahs Quay 3 v 6 Bangor City
  No changes at the interval for Bangor.
  Ten minutes after the restart Bangor took the lead as James Demetriou netted his second of the afternoon.
  With twenty minutes left on the clock
James Demetriou secured his hatrick to make it five three against the ten men of Connahs Quay.
  With ten minutes left on the clock a double change for City as Cai Huws came on for Alex Boss and Geraint Jones replaced Gruff Stead.
  But the scoring was not quite done as leading scorer Sam Jones grabbed his hatrick in the dying seconds to rub salt in the wounds.
  So an emphatic win over the young Nomads and three points for the title chasing Citizens.



BANGOR CITY


1
 Leon Jones
2
 Cai Owen
3
 Harri Hughes
4
 Ben Williams
5
 Louis MacFarlane
6
 Gruff Stead
7
 Jake Jones
8  Gethin Thomas
9
 Sam Jones
10
 James Demetriou
11
 Alex Boss
SUBSTITUTES
12
  Deegan Booton
14
  Geraint Jones
(80) for Gruff Stead
15
  Cai Huws
(80) for Alex Boss





 



14 Match Report
Bangor City 0 v 1 TNS 17 December 2017

WP Under 19 Development League
Bangor City 0 v 1 The New Saints

  An slender defeat for the young blues in a game which saw the visitors handed a seasonal quota of cards.
 
First team squad member Guto Williams fired the first shot in anger from a freekick but the visitors cleared.
 
The lively Rob Reynolds was a handful for the blues defence and he went close on a couple of occasions either side of the quarter hour mark.
  Bangor threatened through Jake Jones before James Parry became the second Saint to be yellow carded in a game which was littered with fouls, one in particular leaving right back Cai Owen in some discomfort.
  City pushed forward and Jake Jones freed Alex Boss but Jones saved well for the visitors.
  Nevertheless it was a blank first half as neither side managed to make the breakthrough.
Photos of with thanks to Bangor City FC
Half Time
Bangor City 0 v 0 The New Saints
  No changes at the interval for Bangor.
  Inside the opening few minutes Sam Jones nearly added to his tally for the season but unfortunately fired wide.
  Goalkeeper Aaron Jones saved twice, first from Cai Owen's header and then Gethin Thomas who dribbled through but could not beat the former Prestatyn academy glovesman.
  On 65 minutes Rob Reynolds raced clear to beat Leon Jones from a tight angle for what proved to be the decisive goal of the game.
  Within minutes the visitors were down to ten men as James Parry flattened  Cai Owen and received a second yellow from the referee. Could City take advantage of their numerical advantage in the twenty minutes or so left on the clock?
  With fifteen minutes left they went close as Alex Boss crossed but Guto Williams hit the side netting.
  Into added time and a golden opportunity for Bangor as a penalty was awarded for a foul on Sam Jones who took the spot kick but shot straight at Aaron Jones and the last chance was gone.


BANGOR CITY


1
 Leon Jones
2
 Cai Owen
3
 Harri Hughes
4
 Guto Williams
5
 Louis MacFarlane
6
 Deegan Booton
7
 Alex Boss
8  Gethin Thomas
9
 Sam Jones
10
 Jake Jones
11
 Gruff Stead
SUBSTITUTES
12
  Ben Williams
14
  Guto Huws
(60) for Gruff Stead
15
  Geraint Jones
16
  Cai Huws
20
  Griff Evans

 



13 Match Report
Bangor City 10 v 1 Caernarfon 7 December 2017

WP Under 19 Development League
Bangor City 10 v 1 Caernarfon Town

  An emphatic win for Dave Cavanagh's young Bangor side against local rivals Caernarfon Town.
 
Bolstered by the return of Guto Williams from first team duty City were too strong for the gallant Canaries.
 
The opening twenty minutes were goalless although Alex Boss was close on a couple of occasions. But on 21 minutes Jake Jones shot home from the edge of the box to break the deadlock.
  Three minutes later disaster for the young canaries as Alex Boss was felled on the edge of the box by the Caernarfon goalkeeper who received his marching orders and left the visitors with ten men for the remainder of the game.
  Sam Jones and Gethin Thomas went close before City doubled their advantage on 34 minutes through Gruff Stead who finished off a fine passing move.
  And five minutes from half time the ever dangerous Sam Jones created an opening for Felinheli youngster Gruff Stead to net his second of the evening to see the young blues lead three nil at the interval on a bitterly cold Nantporth night.
Photo of Gruff Stead with thanks to Bangor City FC
Half Time
Bangor City 3 v 0 Caernarfon Town
  No changes at the interval for Bangor.
  Inside a minute it was four nil with what was probably the goal of the night.
  Gruff Stead released Harry Hughes down the left and his cross was met by Alex Boss whose scissor kick flashed beyond the Town goalkeeper.
  Bangor then made a couple of changes as Geraint Jones and Jason Banks came on for Gethin Thomas and goalscorer Gruff Stead.
  With twenty minutes left Aron Thomas reduced the deficit for the plucky visitors but this seemed to stir the blues who responded minutes later as centreback Louis MacFarlane headed home from a corner to restore the foul goal cushion.
  Three minutes later (on 77) it was six one to City as Jake Jones grabbed his second and three minutes further on Sam Jones was tripped as he ran on goal and he calmly potted the penalty for a seventh goal.
  With the young visitors now feeling the effects of that first half dismissal City ran riot in the closing five minutes as Jake Jones completed his hatrick before leading goalscorer Sam Jones and finally substitute Jason Banks made it nine and then ten one for a rampant Bangor.
  So another positive evening for Bangor who continue to push closer to the league leaders in the Development League North.


BANGOR CITY


1
 Gruff Evans
2
 Deegan Booton
3
 Harri Hughes
4
 Ben Williams
5
 Louis MacFarlane
6
 Guto Williams
7
 Alex Boss
8  Gethin Thomas
9
 Sam Jones
10
 Jake Jones
11
 Gruff Stead
SUBSTITUTES
12
  Jason Banks
(63) for Gruff Stead
14
  Geraint Jones
(56) for Gethin Thomas
15
  Cai Huws
(77) for Alex Boss
16
  Guto Huws
20
  Leon Jones

 




12 Match Report
Llandudno 2 v 3 Bangor City  1 December 2017

WP Under 19 Development League
Llandudno 2 v 3 Bangor City

  A late winner sealed the points for Bangor against Llandudno for the second time inside a week.
 
Bangor were depleted by first team call ups for defenders Cai Owen and Guto Williams who were on Welsh Cup duty against Cwmamman. But they were bolstered by the return of Jake Jones upfront alongside Sam Jones.
  It only took City three minutes to break the deadlock.
  Leading goalscorer Sam Jones ran forwards before slotting the ball through for Jake Jones to beat the Llandudno goalkeeper Louis Harris.
  Inside ten minutes Alex Boss surged into the Tudno box and appeared to be felled by a home defender but no penalty was forthcoming.
  Bangor enjoyed the majority of possession but could not increase their lead and as the game wore on Llandudno came into things more.
  Leon Jones saved well from midfielder Morgan Owen ten minutes from time but three minutes later the scores were level as Aron Hughes converted from Osian Jones' pass.

Half Time
Llandudno 1 v 1 Bangor City
  No changes at the interval for Bangor.
  Inside the opening five minutes of the second period Leon Jones did well twice to deny Osian Jones. For City Sam Jones saw his volley fly over the Llandudno crossbar.
  But with twenty minutes left Sam Jones went one better with a left footer beyond Harris for a two one lead.
  Bangor made their first change as Jason Banks came on for Alex Boss and five minutes later Cai Huws replaced Harri Hughes.
  With around ten minutes to go a foul on McKenzie Slaven results in a penalty for Llandudno which Osian Jones tucked away to level the scores.
  Bangor refused to let the points slip away though and Jason Banks sent the ball forward substitute Cai Huws netted in the final minute and there was no time for the home side to respond.
  So a second win against Llandudno in quick succession and a third in a row for the young blues.


BANGOR CITY


1
 Leon Jones
2
 Deegan Booton
3
 Harri Hughes
4
 Ben Williams
5
 Louis MacFarlane
6
 Geraint Jones
7
 Alex Boss
8  Gethin Thomas
9
 Sam Jones
10
 Jake Jones
11
 Gruff Stead
SUBSTITUTES
12
  Jason Banks
(72) for Alex Boss
14
 Cai Huws
(76) for Harri Hughes
15

16

20
 Gruff Evans

 



11 Match Report
Bangor City 3 v 1 Llandudno 26 November 2017

WP Under 19 Development League
Bangor City 3 v 1 Llandudno

  A hard fought win for City against a Llandudno side who
 
Bangor opted for a three five two formation and compensated for the absence of Guto Williams and Jake Jones by including Anderson Cayola in the starting line up.
  And it was the young Tudno side who took control as City were forced to defend from open play and a number of corners. But try as they might the visitors could not make the breakthrough.
  However a minute before the interval Bangor took the lead.
  Blues midfielder Gethin Thomas shot on target and despite a good save from the Llandudno goalkepeer Guto Huws turned Gruff Steads's return effort into the net.
  So it was Bangor who went into the lead with a one nil advantage.

Half Time
Bangor City 1 v 0 Llandudno
  No changes at the interval for Bangor.
  Within two minutes of the restart Llandudno drew level.
  Blues goalkeeper Leon Jones saved but Osian Jones was on hand to tap in the rebound.
  Ten minutes after the break Anderson Cayola made way for Gerant Jones and on the hour mark City regained the lead.
  Alex Boss charged into the box and was brought down by the visiting keeper for a penalty. Up stepped leading scorer Sam Jones to make the score two one to City.
  Llandudno continued to make chances with Leon Jones in the thick of the action but with twenty minutes left on the clock Bangor opened up a two goal margin as Gethin Thomas converted Gruff Stead's low delivery.
  After a couple more changes City pushed forward once more as Alex Boss again threatend but his shot crashed into the side netting.
  So a three one win for Bangor and one which continues the recent fine run of form in the Development League North.


BANGOR CITY


1
 Leon Jones
2
 Cai Owen
3
 Harri Hughes
4
 Ben Williams
5
 Guto Hughes
6
 Deegan Booton
7
 Alex Boss
8  Gethin Thomas
9
 Sam Jones
10
 Anderson Cayola
11
 Gruff Stead
SUBSTITUTES
12
  Jason Banks
(72) for Deegan Booton
14
 Geraint Jones
(54) for Anders Cayola
15
 Cai Huws
16
 (82) for Gruff Stead
20
 Gruff Evans

 


10 Match Report
Newtown 1 v 4 Bangor City  12 November 2017

WP Under 19 Development League
Newtown 1 v 4 Bangor City

  This comfortable win for City who were into their stride with a goal in the opening ten minutes.
 
The opening goal came when Gruff Stead seized possession on the right and crossed for the prolific Sam Jones to score his seventeenth goal of the season.
  Newtown responded immediately but could not break through and soon after Sam Jones went close to doubling the lead with a clean strike that sped narrowly wide.
  The Newtown goalkeeper could do nothing to stop a Sam Jones shot that again sped narrowly wide but did well to deny Guto Williams whose header seemed destined for the back of the net.
  So the half time whistle blew on a scoreline which scarcely reflected the dominance Bangor had enjoyed.

Half Time
Newtown 0 v 1 Bangor City
  No changes at the interval for Bangor.
  Within five minutes of the second half getting underway goalscorer Sam Jones turned provider with a pass to Gruff Stead who made no mistake to double the lead and bag his second goal of the season.
  On the hour mark Newtown halved the deficit.
  City boss Dav Cavanagh rang the changes and they paid dividend on with ten minutes left as Cai Owen (left) netted following a cross from Jake Jones turned goalwards by Alex Boss.
  Five minutes from time Guto Williams crossed and Cai Huws pounced on some defensive uncerainty to put the matter beyond all doubt.
  A good win on the road for the young blues for whom Guto Williams was outstanding. The Abergele youngster had played for the first team on the same ground only a week before and seems to have a bright future.
  Of course he is not alone in that!



BANGOR CITY


1
 Leon Jones
2
 Cai Owen
3
 Harri Hughes
4
 Guto Williams
5
 Ben Williams
6
 Deegan Booton
7
 Alex Boss
8  Gethin Thomas
9
 Sam Jones
10
 Jake Jones
11
 Gruff Stead
SUBSTITUTES
12
 Louis McFarlane
14
 Jason Banks
(59) for Harry Hughes
15
 Cai Huws
(80) for Jake Jones
16
 Geraint Jones
(65) for Deegan Booton
17
 Gruff Evans

 



9 Match Report
Cefn Druids 3 v 1 Bangor City 29 October 2017

FAW Youth Cup 2017-18
Cefn Druids 3 v 1 Bangor City

  City crashed out of the FAW Youth Cup in a 3-1 defeat against Cefn Druids at The Rock.
 
The match was scarcely five minutes old when Alex Buxton struck against the side his father Steve starred for twenty years ago.
  Ten minutes later they nearly doubled their lead but Guto Williams cleared off the goalline. Bangor finally got into their stride as Alex Boss raced in on goal but the goalkeeper and defence combined to keep him out.
  On twenty five minutes first team squad member Guto Williams latched onto a loose ball from a Bangor corner but his long range effort flashed wide.

Druids defender Izaack Lambert challenges Alex Boss
Photo with thanks to Bangor City
Half Time
Cefn Druids 1 v 0 Bangor City
  No changes at the interval for Bangor.
  But two minutes after the restart City drew level as Jake Jones continued his rich run of goalscoring form with a snapshot from the edge of the box which crashed into the back of the net.
  No sooner had the celebrations died down though than a looping header from centreback Izaack Lambert flew over Leon Jones to restore the Druids advantage.
  With some twenty minutes left centreback Fin Williams headed home firmly to put the home side three one ahead and leave the young blues with a mountain to climb.
  City boss rang the changes as all three subs came on in the closing stages but Lambert and his defensive colleagues stood strong and The Druids booked their slot in the next round.

Photo with thanks to Bangor City FC


BANGOR CITY


1
 Leon Jones
2
 Harry Hughes
3
 Gruff Stead
4
 Guto Williams
5
 Louis McFarlane
6
 Ben Williams
7
 Guto Huws
8  Gethin Thomas
9
 Sam Jones
10
 Jake Jones
11
 Alex Boss
SUBSTITUTES
12
 Jason Banks
(70) for Harry Hughes
14
 Cai Huws
(85) for Gruff Stead 
15
 Geraint Jones
(75) for Ben Williams

 

 

 



8 Match Report
Bangor City 14 v 1 Prestatyn Town 22 October 2017

WP Under 19 Development League
Bangor City 14 v 1 Prestatyn

  This was an emphatic drubbing by the young blues against visitors Prestatyn who fell behind to an early strike and never recovered.
 
The star of the show was five goal Sam Jones and he opened the scoring inside five minutes.
  After Gethin Thomas had gone close it was Gethin Thomas who  doubled the lead two minutes later. Next recent signing Jake Jones turned provider for Sam Jones who netted his pull back on the quarter hour.
  Inside twenty minutes Jake Jones made it four nil and by now it was a question of how many City would score. On 22 minutes a cross from the left by Harri Hughes picked out Gruff Stead who fired home left footed despite the best efforts of the Prestatyn keeper.
  Credit the young Town side who pulled one back on 33 minutes to make the score 5-1. But Bangor responded through Sam Jones who grabbed his second before the break for an emphatic half time lead.

Half Time
Bangor City 6 v 1 Prestatyn Town
  No changes at the interval for Bangor.
  Three minutes after the interval Guto Williams released Sam Jones who faked one way and slotted home with his left foot to make it seven one and bag his hatrick.
   On 58 minutes Guto Huws won the ball and found
Sam Jones who two minutes later set up Jake Jones for his hatrick.
  With twenty minutes left on the clock it was ten one as 
Sam Jones calmly beat the shell shocked Prestatyn goalkeeper.
  Two minutes later Sam Jones passed to Geraint Jones and although the keeper saved his initial strike substitute Jason Banks was on hand to tap home the rebound.
  Sam, Jones then passed to Geraint Jones once more who made is 12-1 to City and five minutes before the final whistle Ben Williams made it unlucky thirteen.
  The final blow came two minutes from time viaJake Jones who notched his fourth of the afternoon to complete an overwhelming rout of the young visitors.



BANGOR CITY


1
 Leon Jones
2
 Deegan Booton
3
 Harri Hughes
4
 Guto Williams
5
 Louis McFarlane
6
 Ben Williams
7
 Guto Huws
8  Gethin Thomas
9
 Sam Jones
10
 Jake Jones
11
 Gruff Stead
SUBSTITUTES
12
 Jason Banks
(58) for Guto Huws
14
 Geraint Jones
(63) for Deegan Booton
15
 Cai Huws
(80) for Gruff Stead
16
 Mark Dunn

 

 



7 Match Report
Flint Town 1 v 3 Bangor City 15 October 2017

WP Under 19 Development League
Flint Town 1 v 3 Bangor City

  Trailing to an early Flint goal City struck back as Sam Jones netted a second half hatrick to take his tally for the season to eleven after just seven games played.
 
The goal
for the home side arrived as Nathan Mendoza struck on ten minutes after blues keeper Leon Jones stopped the initial shot. City could not find the all important equaliser.
  The closest they came was a header from Alex Boss saved by the Flint goalkeeper after a telling cross from Guto Huws.
  And so it was hosts Flint who led one nil at the interval. 
Photo
Half Time
Flint Town 1 v 0 Bangor City
  No changes at the interval for Bangor.
  But a change on the scoreline on 65 minutes as Sam Jones struck to level the scores.
  And the scores stayed tied until two minutes from the end when Sam Jones pounced on a Ben Williams header.
  Into added time Sam Jones completed his hatrick to make the final score three one.
  This result opened up a five point gap between sixth placed City and Flint who lie in seventh. City now have twelve point from their six games played.


Photo Sam Jones above with thanks to Bangor City


BANGOR CITY


1
 Leon Jones
2
 Deegan Booton
3
 Harri Hughes
4
 Guto Williams
5
 Louis McFarlane
6
 Ben Williams
7
 Jake Jones
8  Gethin Thomas
9
 Sam Jones
10
 Alex Boss
11
 Guto Huws
SUBSTITUTES
12
 Gruff Stead
14
 Math Roberts
15
 Cai Huws
(70) for Alex Boss
16
 Geraint Jones
(80) for Guto Huws

 

 



6 Match Report
Bala Town 3 v 4 Bangor City 1 October 2017

FAW YOUTH CUP
Bala Town 3 v 4 Bangor City

  Bangor finally won their way through this hard fought Welsh Youth Cup tie after extra time and after a lengthy stoppage following a serious injury to young Bala goalkeeper Ryan Goldston.
 
The injury which happened towards the end of the first half resulted in a stoppage of more than an hour whilst emergency services attended. Hopefully the young glovesman will be back in action soon.
 
The Lakesiders might have gone ahead early on but Will Owen was denied by Leon Jones in the Bangor goal. City cleared off the line from Rowlands before Gethin Thomas opened the scoring with a close range finish.
  There then followed a lengthy stoppage as Ryan Goldston was injured and all concerned had a worrying wait for the emergency services to attend.
  Indeed an hour or more later the final few minutes of the first half were played out during which Sam Jones hit the crossbar now guarded by outfield player Rhys Rowlands.
  But the whistle blew with City leading one nil.
Photo above with thanks to Bangor City
Half Time
Bala Town 0 v 1 Bangor City
  No changes at the interval.
  Two minutes after the restart Jake Jones smashed City two nil ahead with a long range strike that left Rowlands well beaten.  Leon Jones saved well from Cullen Rodgers before, on 57 minutes Will Owen raced in on goal to half the deficit.
  Ten minutes later it was two all as Will Owen beat Jones from a tight angle and Bala were well and truly back in the game.
  The final meaningful action of the ninety was a long range effort from Jake Jones which rattled the crossbar but luckily for Bala bounced to safety. Extra time...
EXTRA TIME
  So a further thirty minutes were needed and once again it was City who took the lead as George Harry headed home three minutes into the second period.
  But once again Bala fought back a Charlie Williams scored with a looping effort which dipped over the blues goalkeeper from thirty yards.
  With the grim spectre of penalties looming George Harry scored a carbon copy of his first effort to put Bangor ahead with five minutes remaining.
  And that was how it finished as City booked their place in the second round and what turned out to be a trip to Cefn Druids.
 
Some positive news about goalkeeper Ryan Goldston who was discharged from hospital that evening.

Photo above with thanks to Bangor City


BANGOR CITY


1
 Leon Jones
2
 Gruff Stead
3
 Harry Hughes
4
 Guto Williams
5
 Louis MacFarlane
6
 Deegan Booton
7
 Jake Jones
8  Gethin Thomas
9
 George Harry
10
 Sam Jones
11
 Alex Boss
SUBSTITUTES
12
 Math Roberts
(100) for Thomas
14
 Ben Williams
15
 Jason Banks
16
 Mark Dunn
(110) for Jake Jones
17
 Geraint Jones

 



5 Match Report
Bangor City 8 v 2 Conwy Boro 24 September 2017

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Bangor City 8 v 2 Conwy Borough

  Bangor won their second game in a row with an emphatic 8-2 defeat of plucky Conwy Borough.
 
Before the match City announced the re-signing of Jake Jones whose travels had taken him to Liverpool, Chester and Connahs Quay. The youngster celebrated with a hatrick but was outdone by his namesake Sam.
  On a wet Sunday afternoon at Nantporth it was the home side who settled first with efforts from Sam Jones, Gethin Thomas and Gruff Stead.
  Twenty minutes into the game Sam Jones opened the scoring with back post volley.
  On 38 minutes Gethin Thomas doubled the advantage as he tapped in the rebound after his initial shot hit the woodwork.
  And that was the scoreline at half time as City held a two nil lead over the Borough youngsters.

Photo 9 Sam Jones above with thanks to Bangor City
Half Time
Bangor City 2 v 0 Conwy Borough
  No changes at the interval.
  Eight minutes after the restart a first goal for Jake Jones whose low strike beat the Conwy 'keeper.
  On the hour mark debutant Jake Jones  headed home his second from Gruff Stead's corner kick.

  On 66 minutes Borough responded through Ada
m Buckley to make the score 4-1.
  But any hopes of a late revival were doused by Sam Jones netted from Guto Williams cross. And a minute later his partner in crime Jake Jones completed his hatrick as he pounced on some defensive uncertainty.
  With eight minutes left Owen Woodfield latched onto a clearance from his goalkeeper to chip over Leon Jones and cut the deficit to six two.
  With four minutes left a foul by the Borough goalkeeper yielded a freekick to City taken short by Guto Williams to Sam Jones to slot home to complete his hatrick and a seven two advantage.
  In the closing minutes Sam Jones added his fourth of the afternoon to make the final score eight two. A convincing win for Bangor but credit also to the Borough boys who never gave up on a difficult afternoon.
Photo above with thanks to Bangor City


BANGOR CITY


1
 Leon Jones
2
 Cai Owen
3
 Harry Hughes
4
 Guto Williams
5
 Ben Williams
6
 Deegan Booton
7
 Jake Jones
8  Gethin Thomas
9
 Sam Jones
10
 Math Roberts
11
 Gruff Stead
SUBSTITUTES
12
 Louis MacFarlane
14
 Mark Dunn
(75) for Owen
15
 Cai Huws
(60) for Stead
16
 Jason Banks
(65) for Thomas
20
 Gruff Evans GK

 



4 Match Report
Bangor City 4 v 0 Cefn Druids 17 September 2017

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Bangor City 4 v 0 Cefn Druids

  Bangor bounced back to winning ways with the four nil defeat of visitors Cefn Druids.
 
And for what may be the first time at this level one player was fouled for all three penalties and all were then converted by one other player!
  The two chief protagonists were Alex Boss and Sam Jones in that order.
  Boss in particular was too hot to handle for the young Druids defence.
  On twenty five minutes pacey striker Alex Boss charged into the Druids box and was fouled by goalkeeper Adam Jones. Penalty.
  Up stepped the calm figure of Sam Jones to put City one nil ahead.
  And that was about it for the first half as City led one nil at the interval.

Photo Alex Boss above with thanks to Bangor City
Half Time
Bangor City 1 v 0 Cefn Druids
  Five minutes after the restart another penalty for Bangor as Druids defender Harri Lucas Jones fouled Alex Boss. Again the spot kick was converted by Sam Jones to double his tally and put City two nil ahead.
  On the hour mark City sent on Geraint Jones for Deegan Booton. Five minutes later Ben Williams replaced Harri Hughes.
  With 69 minutes played Harri Lucas Jones again brought down the rampaging Boss for a third penalty and once more Sam Jones slotted the kick home to complete his hatrick and put City three nil up.
  City promptly replaced Alex Boss with Jason Banks.
  And in the last minute of the game substitute Jason Banks scored the fourth goal of the afternoon - and the only one from open play - to complete the four nil scoreline.
  So a morale boosting win for the young blues whose record after four game is won two lost two.

Photo above Sam Jones nets a penalty with thanks to Bangor City FC


BANGOR CITY


1
 Leon Jones
2
 Math Roberts
3
 Harry Hughes
4
 Guto Williams
5
 Louis MacFarlane
6
 Deegan Booton
7
 Mark Dunn
8  Gethin Thomas
9
 Sam Jones
10
 Alex Boss
11
 Gruff Stead
SUBSTITUTES
12
 Geraint Jones
(60) for Booton
14
 Jason Banks
(70) for Boss
15
 Ben Williams
(65) for Hughes
16
 Cai Huws
20
 Gruff Evans GK

 



3 Match Report
Bala Town 3 v 0 Bangor City 10 September 2017

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Bala Town 3 v 0 Bangor City

  Bangor lost their second away game of the season despite creating chances and playing out a goalless first half at Bala.
  
City pressed in the opening exchanges and Ruthin Town goalkeeper Ryan Goldston made two oustanding daves to keep the young blues at bay. The
first a one handed save from Alex Boss' header following Gruff Steads corner kick. The second a low save again from young marksman Boss whose shot was turned away for a corner.
  Ten minutes from half time it was Leon Jones who caught the eye with a push over from Ruthin Town youngster Will Owen's dipping volley.
  Bala attacker Rhys Rowland did pop the ball in the net from a rebound but the linesman's flag signalled an end to celebrations.
  So a blank scoreline and even first half on the Maes Tegid 3g.

Photo above with thanks to Hannah Gwenllian Bala Town
Half Time
Bangor City 0 v Bala Town
  Eight minutes after the restart Bala had the lead.
  Leon Jones did well to keep out a clean strike but Charlie Williams reacted first to net from close range.
  With twenty minutes of the second period gone manager Dave Cavanagh rang the changes with Ben Williams, Gruff Owen and Cai Huws coming on for MacFarlane, Booton and Math Roberts.
  Bangor tried to respond through the lively Alex Boss but Goldston again did his job effectively.
  And so it was Bala who doubled their lead when Josh Jones netted with some ten minutes to play and on the stroke of time the young marksman grabbed his second to give the home side an emphatic three nil final scoreline.
  This is very much a new group of youngster in the Bangor shirts and will need time to gel. Nevertheless this Development League is, generally, a good standard for them to develop.



BANGOR CITY


1
 Leon Jones
2
 Harry Hughes
3
 Gruff Stead
4
 Guto Williams
5
 Louis MacFarlane
6
 Deegan Booton
7
 Math Roberts
8  Gethin Thomas
9
 Mark Dunn
10
 Geraint Jones
11
 Alex Boss
SUBSTITUTES
12
 Ben Williams
(65) for MacFarlane
14
 Gruff Owen
(65) for Booton
15
 Cai Huws
(65) for M Roberts
16
 Jason Banks



 



2 Match Report
Bangor City 2 v 1 Connahs Quay 3 September 2017

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Bangor City 2 v 1 Connahs Quay

  Bangor beat highly rated opponents two one thanks to a brace from former Wrexham youngster George Harry.
 
When you hear that The Nomads won their opening game 21-0 this is a very impressive win for City.
  The young blues were boosted by the presence of first team squad teenagers Cai Owen in defence and George Harry upront.
 
The visitors opened the scoring as Jacob Barratt netted confidently from a cross from the right.

  George Harry and Sam Jones threatened for City but they had goalkeeper Leon Jones to thank for repelling the young Nomads who looked to extend their lead.
  Either that proved to be the only goal of the first half.

Half Time
Bangor City 0 v 1 Bangor City
  Five minutes after the restart City made a change as Geraint Jones came on for Louis Macfarlane.
  And this change did the trick two minutes later as George Harry levelled the scores after a great run and pass from Sam Jones.
  Bangor pushed for a winner and that duly arrived on 73 minutes.
  Midfielder Gethin Thomas released the spring heeled Alex Boss whose progress into the Nomads box was halted by the goalkeeper. Penalty.
  Up stepped George Harry to double his tally and more importantly put City ahead for the first time with seventeen minutes remaining.
  The visitors upped their game in a bid to salvage at least a point but Bangor goalkeeper Leon Jones and his defence were up to the task and they held out to secure a first win of the season.



BANGOR CITY


1
 Leon Jones
2
 Cai Owen
3
 Gruff Stead
4
 Guto Williams
5
 Louis Macfarlane
6
 Deegan Booton
7
 Sam JonesMark Dunn
8  Gethin Thomas
9
 George Harry
10
 Alex Boss
11
 Harry Hughes
SUBSTITUTES
12
 Gruff Owen
(80) for Sam Jones
14
 Matt Roberts
15
 Mark Dunn
16
 Geraint Jones
(50) for Macfarlane
17
 Ben Williams

 



1 Match Report
Airbus 4 v 3 Bangor City 28 August 2017

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Airbus 4 v 3 Bangor City

  Airbus edged this evenly contested match at The Airfield despite City racing to a two goal lead and threatening to run riot.
 
To add to the drama t
here was a fly past from the Red Arrows on a beautiful summer's afternoon which had some spectators seeking out shade from the blazing sun.
 
City scored twice inside ten minutes with Alex Boss the architect of both. First on seven minutes he set up Math Roberts whose curler arched home from eighteen yards.
  Then three minutes later his low cross from the left was half cleared to Gethin Thomas who made it two nil.
  Next Sam Jones went close before the 'Bus goalkeeper kept City at bay with a doublle save as Sam Jones threatened once more.
  But on seventeen minutes the Airbus No 8 unleashed an unstoppable long range strike which beat Leon Jones all ends up and within a minute the young Planemakers levelled the scores as the No 9 slotted home from the left.
  And then normality - or something similar - took over. Bangor had a late chance through Sam Jones but the home goalkeeper saved and at the interval the scoreline stood at two all.

Half Time
Airbus 2 v 2 Bangor City
  Five minutes after the restart Airbus took the lead for the first time as their No 11 took advantage of some hesitant defending to lash home from ten yards.
  City replaced Matth Roberts with Ben Williams on 53 minutes and pushed Guto Williams from centreback to midfield.
  On the hour mark is was three all as Sam Jones seized on a wayward pass out from Airbus to slot home coolly from the left.
  Next Jason Banks came on for Mark Dunn and then on 67 minutes Gruff Owens came on for Deegan Booton.
  But with seven minutes left Airbus snatched what proved to be the winner as their No 6 beat Leon Jones and City could not find a reply.
  With many of the older players having moved on to adult football this is a new look Bangor side which will doubtless take time to gel.




BANGOR CITY


1
 Leon Jones
2
 Harry Hughes
3
 Gruff Stead
4
 Guto Williams
5
 Louis Macfarlane
6
 Deegan Booton
7
 Mark DunnMark Dunn
8  Gethin Thomas
9
 Sam Jones
10
 Math Roberts
11
 Alex Boss
SUBSTITUTES
12
 Ben Williams
for Math Roberts
14
 Geraint Jones
for Deegan Booton
15
 Gruff Owen
16
 Jason Banks
for Mark Dunn