BANGOR CITY U19s

Bangor City U19s play in The Welsh Premier Under 19 Development League North










BANGOR CITY FC
U19S DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE NORTH

no DATE DAY COMP v OPPOSITION  R .F A BANGOR CITY SCORERS 
BANGOR CITY U19s AUGUST 2018
1
19
Sun
U19L a
 Newtown
W
4
0
 Sam Jones 3, Benn Lundstram
BANGOR CITY U19s SEPTEMBER 2018
2
16
Sun
U19L a
 Caernarfon Town
W
6
3
 Sam Jones 4, Dylan Summers-Jones, Cian Williams
3
18
Tues
U19L H
 AIRBUS UK
d
3
3
 Sam Jones 2, Alex Boss
4
23
Sun
U19L H
 CONNAHS QUAY
W
4
3
 Dylan Summers-Jones 2, Gethin Thomas, Stef Taylor
5
30
Sun
U19L a
 Bala Town
L
2
3
 Gethin Thomas, og
BANGOR CITY  U19s OCTOBER 2018
6
7
Sun
WCUP
H
 CONWY BOROUGH
W
6
2
 Benn Lundstram 3, Dylan Summers-Jones 2, Gethin Thomas
7
14
Sun
U19L a
 The New Saints
L
1
4
 Sam Dool
8
21
Sun
U19L a
 Llandudno
W
2
1
 Sam Ashworth, Alex Boss
BANGOR CITY  U19s NOVEMBER 2018
9
11
Sun WCUP H
 CONNAHS QUAY L
2
4
 Steff Taylor, Kian Owen
10
18
Sun U19L a
 Cefn Druids
L
1
4
 Sam Jones
BANGOR CITY  U19s DECEMBER 2018
11
2
Sun U19L H
 FLINT TOWN UNITED
W
2
1
 Sam Jones, Alex Boss
BANGOR CITY  U19s JANUARY 2019
12
6
Sun U19L H
 RHYL
W
6
1
 Sam Jones 3, Gethin Thomas, Alex Boss, Cian Williams
13
13
Sun U19L H
 NEWTOWN
W
6
2
 Benn Lundstram 3, Marcus Banks, Kian Owen, Sam Jones
BANGOR CITY  U19s FEBRUARY 2019
14

Sun U19L a
 Flint Town United
W
6
1
 Dylan Summers-Jones 2, Louis McFarlane, Jack Welsh, Benn Lundstram, Cian Williams
15
17
Sun
U19L a
 Connahs Quay
d
2
2
 Benn Lundstram, Steff Taylor
BANGOR CITY  U19s MARCH 2019
16
3
Sun
U19L H
 BALA TOWN
W
2
1
 Marcus Banks, Gethin Thomas
17
17
Sun
U19L H
 THE NEW SAINTS
L
1
3
 Marcus Banks
18
24
Sun
U19L
a
 Airbus UK
L
1
5
 Gethin Thomas
19
31
Sun
U19L
H
 LLANDUDNO
W
4
3
 Alex Boss, og,Marcus Banks, Dylan Summers Jones
BANGOR CITY  U19s APRIL 2019
20

Sun
U19L a
 Rhyl
L
0
3

21
10
Wed
U19L
H
 BALA TOWN
d
1
1
 Benn Lundstram
22
18
Thurs
U19L
H
 CAERNARFON TOWN
W
4
0
 Sam Jones 2, Alex Boss, Benn Lundstram
23
22
Tues
U19L H
 CEFN DRUIDS




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


Correct after Caernarfon Town



 


Leading Goalscorer
GOALSCORERS 2018-19Leading Goalscorer


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 Development Squad Goalscorers
U19L Cups
TOTAL



1  Sam Jones
17
0
17





2
 Benn Lundstram 8
3
11

3
 Dylan Summers Jones 5
2
7

4
 Gethin Thomas
5
1
6

5
 Alex Boss
5
0
5

6
 Cian Williams 3
0
3

7  Steff Taylor
2
1
3

8
 Marcus Banks  3
0
3

0
 Kian Owen
1
1
2

10
 Sam Ashworth
1
0
1

11
 Sam Dool 1
0
1

11
 Louis McFarlane
1
0
1

12
 Jack Walsh
1
0
1

13





14





17
 og
1
0
1

Sam Jones

TOTALS
54
8
62
Benn Lundstram
Player photos with thanks to Bangor City FC


22 Match Report
WP U19 DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE 18 April 2019

Bangor City 4 v Caernarfon Town

   A first half blitz saw Bangor to a convincing win over local rivals Caernarfon Town in the pen ultimate Development League North fixture of the season.
   But it was a strange looking City side which started with fullback Steff Taylor in goal and young first team fullbacks Kian Owen and Cian Williams in the middle of the back four with youngsters (!) Leon Owen and Leon Buckland on either flank. Big Jordan Piggott enjoyed an evening in centre midfield - a new furture awaits - with injury absentee Sam Jones back in action at last.
  Bangor took the lead over a youthful Canaries side on ten minutes. Jordan Piggott's superb long ball picked out Alex Boss whose control and finish did the rest.
  Benn Lundstram was in the thick of the action for City winning a freekick and then shooting narrowly wide.
  On the half hour Bangor doubled their advantage and fittingly it was Benn Lundstram who headed home to make it two nil.
  And three minutes later who else but Sam Jones marked his return from injury with a calm finish from another telling through ball from Jordan Piggott.
  On 38 minutes Jordan Piggott went close but two minutes later Sam Jones grabbed his second to make it four nil as the two sides went off for the interval.
  What a loss Jones has been to first and development sides over the past month.

Half Time
Bangor City 4 v 0
  No changes at the interval.
  The second has was a far closer affair as the young Canaries fought bravely to get back in the game and forced stand in goalkeeper Steff Taylor to make some decent saves as the game went on.
  City forced some chances in the opening twenty minutes of the second period with Alex Boss again prominent with his pace and purpose.
  But Steff Taylor did well to keep out a goalbound effort from the visitors midway through the half.
  With fifteen minutes left to play young midfielder Kieran Williams brought the Caernarfon goalkeeper into the action with an athletic push over the bar.
  Five minutes from the interval another good stop from glovesman Taylor to deny the visitors a late consolation before the final whistle blew.
  So a comfortable win for Bangor but a hard fought game, espccially in the second half, and one which offers promise to both clubs with the youngster on view.
  Including the veteran Piggott!




BANGOR CITY


1
 Steff Taylor
2
 Leon Owen
3
 Leon Buckland
14
 Cian Williams
5
 Kian Owen
6
 Jordan Piggott
7
 Alex Boss
8  Sam Jones
9
 Benn Lundstram
10
 Kieran Williams
11
 Jacob Farleigh
SUBSTITUTES
12

15

15


 

 



20 Match Report
WP U19 DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE 7 April 2019

Rhyl 3 v 0 Bangor City

  Bangor were well beaten by coast rivals Rhyl at Belle Vue.
 

Half Time
Rhyl v Bangor City
  No changes at the interval.
 




BANGOR CITY


1
 Gruff Evans
2
 Leon Owen
3
 Kian Owen
4
 Huw Gwynn
5
 Gethin Thomas
6
 Cian Wiliams
7
 Stef Taylor
8  Jack Walsh
9
 Benn Lundstram
10
 Marcus Banks
11
 Dylan Sumrs Jones
SUBSTITUTES
12
 James Couchman
15
 Kieran Williams
15
 Luke Purcell

 

 



19 Match Report
WP U19 DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE 31 March 2019

Bangor City 4 v 3 Llandudno

  Bangor got back to winning ways with a four three defeat of local rivals Llandudno at Nantporth.
  City gave a first start to Jamie Couchman and featured several youngsters with first team experience this season.
  The Bangor goalscorers were Alex Boss, an own goal, Marcus Banks and Dylan Summers Jones.


Half Time
Bangor City Llandudno
  No changes at the interval.
 




BANGOR CITY


1
 Gruff Evans
2
 Leon Owen
3
 Kian Owen
4
 Huw Gwynn
5
 Cian Wiliams
6
 Jack Walsh
7
 Alex Boss
8  Marcus Banks
9
 Jamie Couchman
10
 Benn Lundstram
11
 Dylan Sumrs Jones
SUBSTITUTES
12
 Stef Taylor
15
 Louis McFarlane
15
 Luke Steele
16
 Luke Purcell

 



18 Match Report
WP U19 DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE 24 March 2019

Airbus UK 5 v 1 Bangor City

  After a promising first half display on the Broughton 3G Bangor fell away in the second period to suffer  a heavy defeat.
City were weakened by injuries - some picked up on first team duty - and unavailabity.
  The stand out player for Bangor in the first period was goalkeeper Gruff Evans who pulled off a couple of excellent saves to keep The Planemakers at by on a windswept afternoon.
  City took the lead on 36 minutes when an inch perfect Gethin Thomas through ball released Alex Boss who was brought down by the goalkeeper. Penalty. Fittingly it was the impressive Gethin Thomas who slid the ball into the bottom corner
   And that was how it stod at half time with City holding a slender advantage.

Half Time
Airbus Uk 0 v 1 Bangor City
  No changes at the interval.
  But despite making a positive start to the second period the game soon got away from City.
  After equalising inside ten minutes the home side rattled home five goals without reply. Their scorers included hatrick man George Peers, Connor Randall and Toby Vickery.
 

  A




BANGOR CITY


1
 Gruff Evans
2
 Leon Owen
3
 Kian Owen
4
 Ethan Jones
5
 Cian Wiliams
6
 Gethin Thomas
7
 Steff Taylor
8  Jack Walsh
9
 Benn Lundstram
10
 Marcus Banks
11
 Alex Boss
SUBSTITUTES
15
 Luke Steele
for Leon Owen (70)

 





 


17 Match Report
WP U19 DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE 17 March 2019

Bangor City 1 v 3 The New Saints

  Bangor slipped to a three one defeat against Shropshire visitors The New Saints at Nnatporth on Sunday afternoon.
City suffered a further blow - other than the defeat - with an injury suffered by first team striker Sam Jones which saw him replaced five minutes into the second half.
   The solitary Bangor goal was scored by Marcus Banks.


Half Time
Bangor City v The New Saints
  No changes at the interval.
 




BANGOR CITY


1
 Gruff Evans
2
 Leon Owen
3
 Kian Owen
14
 Luke Steele
5
 Cian Wiliams
6
 Gethin Thomas
7
 Huw Gwynn
8  Jack Walsh
9
 Sam Jones
10
 Marcus Banks
11
 Alex Boss
SUBSTITUTES
15
 Dylan Summers Jones
for Marcus Banks (60)
16
 Benn Lundstram
for Sam Jones (50)





 


16 Match Report
WP U19 DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE 3 March 2019

Bangor City 2 v 1 Bala Town

  City scrapped to a narrow victory over Bala Town as conditions deteriorated due to heavy rain on the Penmaenmawr FC pitch. And they did so despite having two goals disallowed.
  City were once more depleted by first team call ups for the Cyrmu Alliance fixture at Flint the day before.
  As a consequence Bangor lined up with a back three of Luke Steele, Cian Williams and Steff Taylor.
  But it was visitors Bala who stole the advantage with a goal on six minutes as the blues defensive formation failed to clear.
  On the half hour City thought they had levelled the scores but despite Dylan Summers Jones having the ball in the back of the net a hotly disputed offside flag cut short celebrations.
  However eight minutes later Dylan Summers Jones turned provider as his cross is headed home by Marcus Banks who was capped by Wales Colleges a week before.
  With Jack Walsh impressing in midfield City continued to give as good as they got but neither side could take the lead before the referee blew for the interval.
   All square at the break.
Photo Benn Lundstram with thanks to Bangor City
Half Time
Bangor City 1 v 1 Bala Town
  No changes at the interval.
  Both teams now finding the going tough as heavy rain impacted on the pitch which had been perfectly playable at kick off.
  On the hour mark a
double change for City as Gethin Thomas and Sam Jones came on for Marcus Banks and Dylan Summers Jones respectively.
  On 75 minutes City thought they had the winner when Gethin Thomas scored from close range following a goalmouth scramble. Unfortunately the referee had already blown for a penalty which Sam Jones fired on target but the young Bala goalkeeper saved.
  Bangor did get the winner though thanks to a well crafted move. Sam Jones started with a pass down the right flank to Leon Owen whose ball inside is dummied by Benn Lundstram for Jack Walsh to find Gethin Thomas on the left edge of the box. His finish rounded off a great move in fine style.

  A difficult afternoon for both sides in the gradually worsening conditions but the young blues won the day and showed the could adapt when called upon.

Photo Gethin Thomas with thanks to Bangor City


BANGOR CITY


1
 Gruff Evans
2
 Leon Owen
3
 Kian Owen
14
 Luke Steele
5
 Cian Wiliams
6
 Steff Taylor
7
 Huw Gwynn
8  Jack Walsh
9
 Benn Lundstram
10
 Marcus Banks
11
 Dylan Summers Jones
SUBSTITUTES
15
 Gethin Thomas
for Marcus Banks (60)
16
 Sam Jones
for Dylan S Jones (60)
17
 Luke Purcell
for Steff Taylor (75)
13
 Guto Hughes

 



15 Match Report
WP U19 DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE 17 February 2019

Connahs Quay 2 v 2 Bangor City

  City were grateful to an outstanding performance by goalkeeper Guto Hughes as they came away from Deeside with a share of the spoils.
  With several of the young blues in action at Conwy in the Cymru Alliance a day or two earlier there was a changed look to the starting line up watched by a strong bench
  But it was Bangor who took the lead when the alert Benn Lundstram raced in on the goalkeeper to smother a clearance and guide the ball home on six minutes.
  However Connahs Quay youngsters fought back to equalise on the half hour through Sam Fowles and take the lead ten minutes later via Connor Harwood despite the best efforts of glovesman Guto Hughes.
  Harwood had just returned from an impressive loan spell at Conwy Borough in the Cymru Aliance.
  So the young blues trailed two one at the interval.

Photo Benn Lundstram with thanks to Bangor City
Half Time
Connahs Quay 2 v 1 Bangor City
  No changes at the interval.
  City ran the changes once the second half got underway as Alex Boss replaced Luke Purcell on 55 minutes and on the hour Sam Jones trotted on for Dylan Summers Jones.
  But it was Connahs Quay who might have gone further ahead from a 64th minute penalty but Guto Hughes pulled off a great stop to emulate the feat of first team goalkeeper Nathan Wolland on Friday night.
  The changes continued on 70 minutes Gethin Thomas came on for Huw Gwynn and ten minutes later City thought they had drawn level when midfielder Gethin Thomas had the ball in the back of the net but the linesman cut short celebrations with an offside flag.
  City kept plugging away and three minutes into added time City won a corner which Sam Jones delivered a young left footer Steff Taylor crashed home from close range.
  A fighting draw from the young blues who are very much in the thick of the action both for the U19s but also the first team.

Photo Steff Taylor with thanks to Bangor City


BANGOR CITY


1
 Guto Hughes
2
 Leon Owen
3
 Kian Owen
14
 Luke Steele
30
 Luke Purcel
6
 Steff Taylor
7
 Huw Gwynn
8  Jack Walsh
9
 Benn Lundstram
10
 Marcus Banks
11
 Dylan Summers Jones
SUBSTITUTES
15
 Alex Boss
for Luke Purcell (55)
16
 Sam Jones
for Dylan S Jones (60)
17
 Gethin Thomas
for Huw Gwynn (70)
13
 Gruff Evans

 



14 Match Report
WP U19 DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE 3 February 2019

Flint Town 1 v 6 Bangor City

  City racked up six goals again, this time at Flint Town United after nearly a month of inactivity.
  Not that the players having been sitting idle though as several of the young blues had been involved with the first team fixture against Gresford the previous afternoon, although Sam Jones and Alex Boss took no part in the U19s fixture.
  The result was seldom in doubt as Bangor went ahead on ten minutes when Louis McFarlane headed home from Kian Owen's corner.
  And ten minutes later City doubled their advantage.
  Marcus Banks started the move with a well flighted ball over the top to Benn Lundstram whose cut back was smashed home into the roof of the net by Dylan Summers Jones who had made his first team debut the day before against Gresford at Conwy.
  On the half hour mark it was three nil with Marcus Banks once again involved with a pass to sixteen year old midfielder Jack Walsh who arched the ball into the top corner from the edge of the box.
  Three minutes before the interval it was four nil as Benn Lundstram won the ball out wide to cut inside and place the ball into the bottom corner.
  An emphatic scoreline and a dominant first half performance from the young blues with recent signing Jack Walsh enjoying a fine afternoon in the middle of the park.

Half Time
Flint Town 0 v 4 Bangor City
  No changes at the interval.
  City made a change on 50 minutes as Cian Williams came on for Louis McFarlane.
  But with Bangor sitting on a four nil lead it was the home side who struck first to narrow the gap on 55 minutes.
  On the hour mark Steff Taylor came on for left footed Kian Owen and some ten minutes later City restored their four goal advantage as Benn Lundstram crossed and
Dylan Summers Jones headed home from close range.
  There was still time for one more goal and it came on 78 minutes as substitute defender Cian Williams headed home from Marcus Bank's corner to put the Bangor six one ahead.
  Pretty much half the team had been involved for City at Conwy the day before and they had in turn scored half the goals today. A great effort by the youngsters able assisted by the experienced Luke Purcell who had also been on the bench for the first team the day before..
  An emphatic win for the young blues, the third six goal haul in a row and an impressive man of the match performance from young Jack Welsh.
Photo Dylan Summers Jones with thanks to Bangor City


BANGOR CITY


1
 Guto Hughes
2
 Leon Owen
3
 Louis McFarlane
4
 Luke Purcell
5
 Ethan Jones
6
 Kian Owen
7
 Huw Gwynn
8  Marcus Banks
9
 Jack Walsh
10
 Benn Lundstram
11
 Dylan Summers Jones
SUBSTITUTES
15
 Cian Williams
for Louis McFarlane (50)
16
 Steff Taylor
for Kian Owen (60)



 



13 Match Report
WP U19 DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE 13 January 2019

Bangor City 6 v 2 Newtown

  City hit visitors Newtown for six at Nantporth on Sunday with Benn Lundstram stealing the headlines with a well taken hatrick.
  And they did so with first team goalkeeper Gruff Evans not involved and Sam Jones starting amongst the substitutes.
  But they were made to work hard by a well organised Newtown side whoworked hard from start to finish.
  The early chances fell to Bangor with midfielder Gethin Thomas going close and then hitting the woodwork from distance.
  The visitors settled and the game to on and end to end feel with both sides forging half chances.
  On the half hour Benn Lundstram shot into the side netting but Newtown countered moments later and it took a well timed challenge from Cian Williams to snuff out the danger.
  But five minutes from half time City had the lead as Benn Lundstram who fired home from Alex Boss pass to score what proved to be the only goal of the first half.
Photo Benn Lundstram with thanks to Bangor City
Half Time
Bangor City 1 v 0 Newtown

  No changes at the interval for City..

  But the second half was a goalfest and Bangor did the bulk of the scoring.
  On 51 minutes Dylan Summers Jones was fouled in the box and Pwllheli based Marcus Banks slotted home from the penalty spot.
  Banks is the nephew for former blues midfielder Chris Banks.
  Ten minutes later Jones made way for the first City substitute of the afternoon Sam Jones.
  With 71 minutes gone the referee awarded Newtown a penalty which was convered by ##### to make halve the deficit and hint at a possible revival. But three minutes later fullback Kian Owen restored the two goal advantage as he netted a freekick just outside the box.
  And three minutes further on - with 77 gone -
Benn Lundstram headed home from Sam Jones cross and four minutes later Benn Lundstram bagged his hatrick from another Sam Jones cross from the right to make it four one to City.
  But dogged Newtown replied form the penalty sport once again on 83 minutes to keep the contest alive.
  With three minutes left on the clock Sam Jones made it six two as he latched onto Alex Boss' ball behind and the scoring was complete.
  An emphatic win for the young blues, the second six goal haul in a row and a deserved man of the match performance from Benn Lundstram.
Photo Marcus Banks with thanks to Bangor City


BANGOR CITY


1
 Gruff Evans
2
 Leon Owen
3
 Kian Owen
4
 Cian Williams
5
 Ethan Jones
6
 Marcus Banks
7
 Alex Boss
8  Huw Gwynn
9
 Benn Lundstram
10
 Gethin Thomas
11
 Dylan Summers Jones
SUBSTITUTES
15
 Jack Walsh

16
 Steff Taylor

18
 Sam Jones
for Dylan S Jones (63)

 


12 Match Report
WP U19 DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE 6 January 2019

Bangor City 6 v 1 Rhyl

  Bangor had to come from behind to beat visitors Rhyl and once again the hero was Sam Jones as he had been for the first team the day before.
  And with Gruff Evans, Gethin Thomas and Alex Boss also involved in both fixtures this has been a special weekend for the young blues.
  But it was Rhyl who took the lead on the Nantporth 3G as ### put the young Lilywhites ahead on twenty minutes to test the mettle of the home side.
  Bangor responsed in fine style.
  First Sam Jones levelled the scores with a confidently taken penalty on the half hour mark.
  Five minutes later Bangor had the lead as Sam Jones netted from outside the box. And on 38 minutes City had a two goal cushion as Sam Jones again scored from the penalty spot for his 14th goal of the season to make the half time score three one.
  
Photo Sam Jones with thanks to Bangor City
Half Time
Bangor City 3 v 1 Rhyl

  No changes at the interval for City..

  And no change in direction for the game either as Gethin Thomas made it four one with a close range tap in on 54 minutes.
  City boss rang the changes immediately after as he brought on Dylan Summers Jones and Jack Welsh for Benn Lundsram and goalscorer Gethin Thomas respectively.
  Bangor made it five one as Alex Boss converted a third penalty of the afternoon and before the final whistle fullback Cian Williams heaed home to complete the scoring with his second goal of the season.
  Perhaps the biggest surprise of the second half was that Sam Jones did not add to his first half haul.
 

Photo Cian Williams with thanks to Bangor City


BANGOR CITY


1
 Gruff Evans
2
 Leon Owen
3
 Cian Williams
4
 Luke Steele
5
 Kian Owen
6
 Huw Gwynn
7
 Marcus Banks
8  Benn Lundstram
9
 Sam Jones
10
 Gethin Thomas
11
 Alex Boss
SUBSTITUTES
12
 Dylan Summers Jones
for Benn Lundstram (55)

 Jack Walsh
for Gethin Thomas (55)

 Luke Purcell
for Marcus Banks (70)

 


11 Match Report
WP U19 DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE 2 December 2018

Bangor City 2 v 1 Flint Town

  Bangor beat visitors Flint for an important home which win which marked the first game in charge for new management duo Matthew Parry and Simon Abbott.
  And as the new managers settle in place they were boosted by a stronger squad to select from as injuries and suspension start to clear.
  One returnee for the young blues was talented midfielder Gethin Thomas who has been out with a collarbone injury suffered on the 3G at Park Hall in mid October. Co-incidentally this match was played on the Nantporth 3G with one eye on the Welsh Cup visit of Holyhead next weekend.
  There were also U19 debuts for defender Leon Owen and midfielder Jack Walsh in the City starting line up.
  Nevertheless the first half ended with a blank scoreline on a damp Nantporth afternoon.

Photo Gethin Thomas with thanks to Bangor City
Half Time
Bangor City 0 v 0 Flint Town

  No changes at the interval for City..

  But it was Bangor who broke the deadlock on the hour mark as leading goalscorer Sam Jones won and converted a penalty for his eleventh U19 goal of the season, to add to a couple for the first team. Sam chipped the ball to his left as the Flint keeper guessed and dived the opposite way.
  And another blue with first team experience Alex Boss doubled the advantage on 75 minutes to set City up for three points after defeats in league and cup. The architect was goalscorer Jones who slid the ball to the electric heeled winger to fire home past the despairing glovesman.
  But the young Flint side were not finished and Jake Hampson pulled one back with two minutes left to play. Like the Bangor goalscorers young Jake has been part of this club's first team squad this season.
  Happily for the new Bangor bosses it turned out to be no more than a consolation as the whistle blew on a two one win for the young citizens.
  Oddly the two sides meet again next weekend - this time at Flint on Sunday.

Photo Alex Boss from The Citizens Choice


BANGOR CITY


1
 Gruff Evans
2
 Leon Owen
3
 Steff Taylor
4
 Huw Gwynn
5
 Kian Owen
6
 Cian Williams
7
 Dylan Summers Jones
8  Jack Walsh
9
 Sam Jones
10
 Gethin Thomas
11
 Alex Boss
SUBSTITUTES
12
 Guto Hughes






 


10 Match Report
WP U19 DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE 18 November 2018

Cefn Druids 4 v 1 Bangor City

  Bangor lost four one at The Rock despite taking an early lead through Sam Jones. And they did so despite playing with just ten men from the kick off.
  With players missing through injury and suspension City chose not to draft in first teamers and instead faced something of any uphill strruggle from the off.
  But the young blues shocked the Druids as Dylan Summers Jones won an early penalty which was confidently slotted home by blues leading goalscorer
 Sam Jones.
  However the hosts were soon when Isaac Dawson struck on the quarter hour mark.
  City competed well for the remainder of the first half and deservedly went in level at the interval. The bigger question was could they keep it up for the second period.

Half Time
Cefn Druids 1 v 1 Bangor City

  No changes at the interval for City..

  Bangor held firm for the opening ten minutes but on 57 it was two one to the Druids as Lewis George found the back of the net.
  The scoreline stayed tight for much of the second period but then a name from the past struck to seal a home win.
  Ten minutes from time Alex Buxton netted and five minutes later he made it four one with his second of the afternoon.
  Wrexham based Alex is the son of former blues favourite Steve Buxton.
  So a tough afternoon for the young blues who were in the game until the closing minutes despite the numerical disadvantage. Credit to the ten youngsters who stuck to their task but finally ran out of gas.
 
Starting line up subject to confirmation


BANGOR CITY


1
 Gruff Evans
2
 Cian Williams
3
 Steff Taylor
4
 Huw Gwynn
5
 
6
 Kian Owen
7
 Dylan Summers Jones
8  Luke Steele
9
 Sam Jones
10
 Alex Boss
11
 Guto Hughes
SUBSTITUTES
12
 




 


9 Match Report
FAW YOUTH CUP 11 November 2018

Bangor City 2 v 4 Connahs Quay

  Bangor bowed out of the FAW Youth Cup against an impressive Nomads side for whom Jacob Barratt scored all four.
  And they did so with just twelve players due to injury and suspension, most notably Benn Lundstram who was harshly red carded last time out at Llandudno.
  The young Nomads took the lead on fifteen minutes as Jacob Barratt netted his first of the afternoon.
  But Bangor were back on level terms ten minutes later thanks to a second goal of the season from Steff Taylor.
  The visitors though regained the lead on 35 minutes and five minutes later Jacob Barratt grabbed his hatrick to make the half time score three one.
  City then with a lot to do in the second half.


Half Time
Bangor City 1 v 3 Connahs Quay

  No changes at the interval for City.

  Bangor got more into the game after the break and deservedly reduced the deficit with 15 mintes to go as the Nomads goalkeeper deflected a Kian Owen corner into his own net.
  But with City hoping for an equaliser it was the visitors who completed the scoring two minutes from time as the man of the match Jacob Barratt grabbed his fourth to seal the victory and cap an outstanding individual performance.
  Co-incidentally this was the second four goal haul at Nantporth over the weekend after Alex Darlington hit four for City against Cefn Albion in the Welsh Cup (proper) the day before.
  Good luck to the young Nomads for the rest of the competition.

Photo Kian Owen from The Citizens Choice


BANGOR CITY


1
 Gruff Evans
2
 Cian Williams
3
 Steff Taylor
4
 Huw Gwynn
5
 Louis McFarlane
6
 Kian Owen
7
 Dylan Summers Jones
8  Luke Steele
9
 Sam Jones
10
 Sam Ashworth
11
 Caio Hughes
SUBSTITUTES
12
  GutoHughes






 



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WP U19 DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE 21 October 2018

Llandudno 1 v 2 Bangor City

  Bangor got back to winning ways with a narrow victory over Llandudno at Builder Street.
  And they did so despite having striker Benn Lundstram harshly sent off near the end for an alleged elbow on a home defender.
  The blues line up was without Sam Jones who played most of the Welsh Cup tie against Mold at Nantporth the day before and injured midfielder Gethin Thomas who damaged his shoulder at Park Hall.
  But City took the lead on eight minutes when Sam Ashworth netted his first goal of the season.
  Hosts Llandudno drew level though on 35 minutes when Morgan Owen converted from the penalty spot. and the two teams were level at one all at the interval.


Half Time
Llandudno 1 v 1 Bangor City

  No changes at the interval for City.

  But second half was evenrly contested but it was Bangor who scored the vital goal through Alex Boss with twenty minutes left to play.
  The gloss was taken off the win though when striker Benn Lundstram was harshly adjudged to have struck an opponent and shown a red card.
  But the ten men of Bangor held on, with Caio Hughes replacing Dylan Summers Jones in the closing minutes, and the young blues headed back to Nantporth with three points on board.
 
 



BANGOR CITY


1
 Gruff Evans
2
 Cian Williams
3
 Steff Taylor
4
 Huw Gwynn
5
 Louis McFarlane
6
 Kian Owen
7
 Dylan Summers Jones
8  Luke Steele
9
 Benn Lundstram
10
 Sam Ashworth
11
 Alex Boss
SUBSTITUTES
12
  Caio Hughes
forDylan S-Jones (85)
14
  Guto Hughes
14
  Ben Williams

 


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WP U19 DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE 14 October 2018

The New Saints 4 v 1 Bangor City

  Bangor were beaten by a slick Saints side at Park Hall but could bemoan their luck after failing to capitalise on their first half chances.
  And the defeat felt all the worse when midfielder Gethin Thomas was helped off in the second period with what turned out to be a dislocated collar bone.
  The home side took the lead inside ten minutes through James Rutter but City fought back midway through the half when first teamer Sam Dool beat the keeper from a freekick.
  The rest of the first half was fairly evenly contested with City creating chances they could not quite convert so the half time score stood at one all.


Half Time
The New Saints 1 v 1 Bangor City
  No changes at the interval for City.
  But the second half belonged to The Saints who scored three without replay to run out convincing winners.
  Ten minutes after the restart Brickfield Rangers' Harley Steel put the home side ahead with a powerful strike and a further ten minutes or so on it was three one thanks to James Parry who converted a penalty after a foul on James Rutter. Parry was the Guilsfield leftback against City earlier in the CA season.
  Sadly this incident saw Gethin Thomas leave the field through injury.
  In the closing three minutes Tai Jones added a fourth from Finley Jeffries cross to leave the young blues well beaten at the final whistle.
 So a damaging defeat, all the more so with young midfielder Thomas set to be out for six weeks.
 
Photo Gethin Thomas with thanks to Bangor City


BANGOR CITY


1
 Gruff Evans
2
 Cian Williams
3
 Kian Owen
4
 Gethin Thomas
5
 Sam Ashworth
6
 Sam Dool
7
 Huw Gwynn
8  Alex Boss
9
 Dylan Summers Jones
10
 Sam Jones
11
 Ben Lundstram
SUBSTITUTES
12
  Caio Hughes
14
  Guto Hughes
14
  Steff Taylor
15
  Ben Williams
16
  Louis McFarlane
 for Gethin Thomas (70)

 



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THE FAW YOUTH CUP 6 October 2018

Bangor City 6 v 2 Conwy Borough

  Bangor cruised through to the second round of the Welsh Youth Cup but had to come from behind to beat local rivals Conwy Borough.
  With Sam Jones having played 120 minutes for the first team at Prestatyn the previous day City paired Dylan Summers Jones and Benn Lundstram upfront. Jones marked his first team appearance with a brace of goals but his replacements held their heads up with five of the six goals scored against Borough..
  Visitors Conwy took an early lead through Ant Gustafson but City soon drew level through Dylan Summers Jones who latched onto a rebound following Benn Lundstram's initial effort to lash into the top corner.
  City went ahead when goalscorer Summers-Jones threaded the ball through for Benn Lundstram who drove home left footed for a two one advantage.
  And the lead went up to three one before the interval as Lundstram pulled the ball back to Gethin Thomas whose shot from the edge of the box nestled in the back of the net.
  So a three one advantage for the young blues at the break.

Photo Dylan Summers-Jones with thanks to Bangor City
Half Time
Bangor City 3 v 1 Conwy Borough
  No changes at the interval.
  But as in the first half it was Conwy who scored first to cut the deficit through Jamie Baker to a single goal at three two.
  That was as close as they got though as City took command in the second period.
  First Benn Lundstram got his second of the game as he volleyed home from Summers-Jones' cross for a four two advantage.
  It was five two when Summers-Jones saw his shot saved and Benn Lundstram was on hand to complete his hatrick and put the tie beyond doubt.
  And the final goal of the day belonged to Dylan Summers Jones who ran through on goal but saw his effort saved by the busy Borough glovesman. The loose ball was collected by Leon Buckland who teed up the young striker to net his second of the game.
  So a conclusive win for the young blues and a place in the second round draw.
Photo Benn Lundstram with thanks to Bangor City


BANGOR CITY


1
 Gruff Evans
2
 Cian Williams
3
 Kian Owen
4
 Steff Taylor
5
 Sam Ashworth
6
 Ben Williams
7
 Dylan Summers Jones
8  Huw Gwynn
9
 Benn Lundstram
10
 Gethin Thoms
11
 Marcus Banks
SUBSTITUTES
12
  Louis McFarlane
13
  Guto Hughes
14
  Caio Hughes
15
  Leon Buckland
16
  Luke Steele

 



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WP U19 DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE 30 September 2018

Bala Town 3 v 2 Bangor City

  Bangor tasted defeat for the first time this season at Maes Tegid after the home side built up a two goal advantage that City could not quite overhaul.
  Bala took the lead through Delwyn Jones and doubled their advantage thanks to Josh Jones.
  Having given them selves a mountain to climb City halved the deficit as Gethin Thomas scored for the match in succession.
  But hopes of parity at the interval were shattered when Ruthin Town youngster Tom Watkin Jones restored the home sides two goal advantage to send Bala in three on ahead at the half time interval.


Half Time
Bala Town 3 v 1 Bangor City
  One change at the interval for City as Caio Hughes replaced Steff Taylor.
  With an early change City pushed hard to get back in the game and were rewarded when a Bala defender turned the ball into his own net.
  On 65 minutes Benn Lundstram came on for Dylan Summers Jones but despite enjoying the lions share of the second half City could not find an equaliser.
  So a first reverse of the season for the young blues but still a promising performance and a positive start to the season so far.
 
Photo Benn Lundstram with thanks to Bangor City


BANGOR CITY


1
 Gruff Evans
2
 Cian Williams
3
 Kian Owen
4
 Marcus Banks
5
 Sam Ashworth
6
 Louis MacFarlane
7
 Dylan Summers Jones
8  Huw Gwynn
9
 Sam Jones
10
 Gethin Thoms
11
 Steff Taylor
SUBSTITUTES
12
  Caio Hughes
 
for Steff Taylor (46)
14
  Guto Hughes
14
  Ben Lundstram
for Dylan S-Jones (65)
15
  Luke Steele
16
  Ben Williams

 


4 Match Report
WP U19 DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE 23 September 2018

Bangor City 4 v 3 Connahs Quay

  Bangor snatched a last gasp winner to take the points against a Nomads side who had fought back from three one down late in the second half.
  Both sides forged but largely wasted chances in the opening quarter with Eric Green marginally the busier of the two goalkeepers.
  The opening Bangor goal came in the 21st minute when
Dylan Summers Jones
pounced as the ball bounced around the visitors goalmouth.
  But within a minute Nomads first teamer Nathan Woolfe equalised with a clean strike from ten yards out. All square midway through the half.
  Cameron Ramsay was causing the blues defence some difficult moments but minutes before the interval Bangor regained the lead. Gethin Thomas got behind the Nomads defence to pull the ball back for midfielder Gethin Thomas to guide the ball beyond Green.
  Former New Saints midfielder Joey Sullivan went close before the whistle blew but when it did City still led two one.

Dylan Summers Jones photo with thanks to Bangor City
Half Time
Bangor City 2 v 1 Connahs Quay
  No changes at the interval for City.
  Again both sides created chnances but both goalkeepers were up to the task.
  Moments after City had struck the crossbar Gaerwen youngster Dylan Summers-Jones put Bangor three one up on 71 minutes with the points seemingly in the bag.
  The visitors had other ideas though and a foul on Jacob Barratt resulted in a penalty to the Nomads which the experienced Nathan Woolfe duly converted to halve the deficit.
  And within a minute of having won that penalty Jacob Barratt scored himself to bring the visitors level at three all with the best part of twenty minutes to play.
  With both sides determined to win rather than draw the game became fast and very open, both goals came under threat, but at the very last City won it thanks to Stef Taylor who netted his first goal of the season.
  There was no time for Connahs Quay to respond and the final whistle blew on a narrow but welcome win for the young blues over one of their chief rivals in the Development League North.
  And for the first time without Sam Jones scoring!



BANGOR CITY


1
 Gruff Evans
2
 Cian Williams
3
 Kian Owen
4
 Marcus Banks
5
 Sam Ashworth
6
 Louis MacFarlane
7
 Dylan Summers Jones
8  Huw Gwynn
9
 Sam Jones
10
 Gethin Thoms
11
 Alex Boss
SUBSTITUTES
12
  Caio Hughes
14
  Guto Hughes
14
  Ben Lundstram
15
  Steff Taylor
16
  Ben Williams

 


3 Match Report
WP U19 DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE 18 September 2018

Bangor City 3 v 3 Airbus UK

  Bangor were held by visitors Airbus but the young blues might feel they did enough to win the game over the ninety minutes.
 
With Sam Ashworth involved at centreback and Kian Owen at leftback there was first team experience in the Bangor defence.
  The visitors had the ball in the net inside two minutes but an offside flag halted the celebrations. But on seven minutes a strike was allowed as Sam Jones put Bangor ahead with a clean shot. There was a stoppage next as Josh Wright needed treatment by the Planemakers physio.
  Sam Jones and Alex threatened for City before on 19 minutes Oliver Lanceley pounced on some sloppy defending to race clear and beat Gruff Evans for an equaliser. A couple of minutes later Josh Wright was forced off through injury with Toby Vickery taking his place.
  A minute later Alex Boss prodded the ball home in a congested goalmouth to put City ahead once more.
  With ten minutes left on the clock Kai Hardcastle raced on goal and chipped Gruff Evans to level the scores once more.
  But City were soon in front again as Sam Jones headed home from Kian Owen's inviting cross and that was how the scores stood at the interval.


Half Time
Bangor City 3 v 2 Airbus UK
  No changes at the interval for City.
  But no sooner had the second half got underway than some defensive indecision resulted in a penalty for The Planemakers which captain Harvey Ellis converted confidently.
  The dangerous Lanceley raced on goal again but Gruff Evans rushed out to clear. Twenty minutes i and a change for Airbus as George Peers came on for goalscorer Hardcastle.
  With thirteen minutes left to play Sam Jones showed great technique to control and volley on target but the Airbus keeper was up to the task.
  Ten minutes left and loud penalty claims for Bangor but nothing doing.
  Bangor pressed hard for a late winner but it was not to be and the final whistle blew on a three all draw between two of the Development League's more consistent performers in recent seasons.
  Next up for City the visit of Connahs Quay to Nantporth on Sunday afternoon.



BANGOR CITY


1
 Gruff Evans
2
 Cian Williams
3
 Kian Owen
4
 Marcus Banks
5
 Sam Ashworth
6
 Louis MacFarlane
7
 Dylan Summers Jones
8  Huw Gwynn
9
 Sam Jones
10
 Gethin Thoms
11
 Alex Boss
SUBSTITUTES
12
  Caio Hughes
for Marcus Banks (70)
14
  Steff Taylor
14
  Gethin Williams
for Sam Jones (85)
15
  Benn Lundstram
16
  Ben Williams

 


2 Match Report
WP U19 DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE 16 September 2018

Caernarfon Town 3 v 6 Bangor City

  Bangor continued their fine start to the new campaign with another free scoring display. And like the first team a few days earlier, this involved a fightback after falling behind.
 
And the man of the match once more for Bangor was Sam Jones who followed up his hatrick last time out with four more goals.
  The match was played at Bethesda's Maes Meurig ground and it was the home side who took the lead through Jordan Pritchard.
  On 27 minutes Sam Jones levelled for Bangor and six minutes later added his second of the afternoon to put City ahead.
  Three minutes before the interval the young blues doubled their advantage as Dylan Summers-Jones made it three one which is how it stood as the referee signalled the end of the half.


Half Time
Caernarfon Town 1 v 3 Bangor City
  No changes at the interval for City.
  Ten minutes after the restart Sam Jones secured his hatrick to put the young blues four one ahead.
  And on the hour mark Cian Williams made it five one and apparently done and dusted. City made a first change as Caio Hughes came on for Steff Taylor.
  But the young Canaries had other ideas as Kieron Freeman Jones and then Adrian Roberts scored to make the score five three and give The Oval side reason to hope. City sent on Gethin Williams for Marcus Banks.
  Thankfully from a Bangor point of view Sam Jones had other ideas and with five minutes left of the ninety he made it six three to round off the scoring and make sure the points belonged to Bangor.
  He was promptly taken off with Benn Lundstram trotting on for the closing minutes.
  Another good win for Bangor and more to the tally but not without a fright or two along the way.

Cian Williams photo with thanks to Bangor City


BANGOR CITY


1
 Gruff Evans
2
 Cian Williams
3
 Kian Owen
4
 Marcus Banks
5
 Louis MacFarlane
6
 Ben Williams
7
 Dylan Summers Jones
8  Huw Gwynn
17
 Sam Jones
10
 Gethin Thoms
11
 Steff Taylor
SUBSTITUTES
12
  Caio Hughes
for Steff Taylor (60)
13
  Guto Hughes
14
  Benn Lundstram
for Sam Jones (85)
15
  Gethin Williams
for Marcus Banks (70)
16
  Leon Buckland

 



1 Match Report
WP U19 DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE 19 August 2018

Newtown 0 v 4 Bangor City

  Bangor got the new U19s campaign off to a positive start with a thumping four one win of Newtown.
 
The young citizens had a Sam Jones hatrick to thank for the scoreline but this was a fine all round team performance.
  The Bangor side boasted a handful of last season's side including defenders Louis MacFarlane and Sam Ashworth plus leading goalscorer Jones. Newtown played first teamer Tom Goodwin to bolster the young Robins.
  But it was Sam Jones who put Bangor ahead on twenty minutes for his first of the season.
  And that was the only goal to seperate the two sides at the interval.


Half Time
Newtown 0 v 0 Bangor City
  No changes at the interval for City.
  On the hour mark Sam Jones netted his second to double the lead.
  Three minutes later it was three nil to Bangor as sixteen year old striker
Benn Lundstram scored his first for the U19s. Benn is the son of well known local striker Mike Lundstram.
  And ten minutes from time City capped a fine performance with a fourth and a hatrick for Sam Jones who has also made his CA debut for the first team in the previous fewdays.
  So a good start for the young blues on the Latham Park 3G.



BANGOR CITY


1
 Gruff Evans
14
 Cian Williams
3
 Steff Taylor
4
 Marcus Banks
5
 Sam Ashworth
15
 Louis MacFarlane
7
 Benn Lundstram
8  Huw Gwynn
17
 Dylan Summers Jones
10
 Sam Jones
11
 Jason Banks
SUBSTITUTES
18
  Levi Palmer
19
  Caio Hughe
28
  Leon Buckland