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






Sun
U19L





BANGOR CITY DECEMBER 2017


Sun
U19L





BANGOR CITY JANUARY 2018

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

Correct after Newtown



 


Leading Goalscorer
GOALSCORERS 2017-18Leading Goalscorer

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


1  Sam Jones
17
0
17



2
 Jake Jones
7
2
9

3  Gethin Thomas 3
1
4

4
 George Harry
2
2
4

5
 Jason Banks
2
0
2

6
 Gruff Stead
2
0
2

7
 Cai Huws
1
0
1

8
 Geraint Jones 1
0
1

9
 Cai Owen
1
0
1

10
 Ben Williams
1
0
1








 Math Roberts (left club)
1
0
1



TOTALS
38
5
43




10 12 Nov 2017
Newtown 1 v 4 Bangor City  Development North

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 29 Oct 2017
Cefn Druids 3 v 1 Bangor City FAW Youth Cup

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 22 Oct 2017
Bangor City 14 v 1 Prestatyn Town Development North

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 15 Oct 2017
Flint Town 1 v 3 Bangor City Development North

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 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 1 October 2017
Bala Town 3 v 4 Bangor City FAW Youth Cup

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 24 Sept 2017
Bangor City 8 v 2 Conwy Boro Development North

WP Under 19 Development League
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 17 Sept 2017
Bangor City 4 v 0 Cefn Druids Development North

WP Under 19 Development League
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


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 10 Sept 2017
Bala Town 3 v 0 Bangor City Development North

WP Under 19 Development League
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 3 Sept 2017
Bangor City 2 v 1 Connahs Quay Development North

WP Under 19 Development League
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 28 Aug 2017
Airbus 4 v 3 Bangor City Development North

WP Under 19 Development League
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