BANGOR CITY MATCH REPORTS 2018-19
 

MATCH REPORT ARCHIVE


















9
14 September 18
Bangor City
5
v
3
 Gresford Athletic
Cymru Alliance Cup
-
  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
  Steven Hewitt
  Les Davies
  Sam Barnes
   Robbie Parry
  Jacob Farleigh
  Man of The Match
  Les Davies
 Match Official

James Walker
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 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Gresford Athletic

1  Andy Coughlin




Ben Jones
1
2
 Lee Owens




Dean Bryan
2
3
 Anthony Stephens




Nathan Williams
3
4
 Yalany Baio




Josh Griffiths
4
5
 Sam Barnes




Jack Jones
5
14
 Steven Hewitt




Joe Davies
6
7
 Jake Phillips




Simon Smith
7
19
 Marc Williams




Jack Chaloner
8
9
 Les Davies




Jordan MacCarter
9
10
 Robbie Parry




Sam Molyneux
10
11
 Jacob Farleigh




Kieran Evans
11
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
6
 Tom Field (??) for 4 Baio



Will Roberts (85) for 2 Bryan  12
8
 Alex Darlington



Matt Thompson
14
12
 Phil Baker



Jon Collo (75) for 9 MacCarter  15
18
 Sam Jones 

 

Mike Price
16
22
 Sam Dool





17


-

  Colours
  Red
  SCORERS
  Kieran Evans
  Sam Molyneux
  Jack Chaloner


  Man of The Match
  Jack Chaloner
 Official Attendance

257

  City marked their first ever CA Cup appearance with fine fightback to launch the new home kit and knock out plucky Gresford on Friday night.
  A fightback made necessary though by some dreadful defending which saw the blues trail three one inside twenty five minutes.
  Bangor started the stronger. On nine minutes Robbie Parry went close, three minutes later Marc Williams fired over from a freekick on the edge of the box.
  And then on the fifteen minute mark the lead arrived through Steven Hewitt with his first of the season. But this sparked Gresford who exploited some very weak defending from the home rearguard.
  On nineteen minutes former Runcorn striker Kieran Evans levelled the scores. A minute later Sam Molyneux put Athletic ahead as the blues defence dithered. Almost unbelievably things went from bad to much worse three minutes later as former Airbus midfielder Jack Chaloner made it three one.
  On 26 minutes the fightback began as Marc Williams set up Les Davies who headed home his third of the season. Moments later Robbie Parry got the better of his fullback but Marc Williams sent his header at goalkeeper Ben Jones.
  On 37 minutes Robbie Parry was shown the yellow card for a pull on a Gresford player but it was City who seemed the more likley to score. A minute before the interval a Bangor freekick on the edge of the box was crashed goalwards by Anthony Stephens but the wall stood firm and the chance went.
  So slender deficit at the interval in this HuwsGary Cup tie.
Photo above with thanks to Bangor City FC

HALF TIME 2-3
  No changes at the interval.
  Bangor now with words of wisdom from manager Harrison ringing in their ears.
  Early in the second half a minor altercation between Sam Barnes and Gresford centre forward Jordan MacCarter was quickly settled by referee James Walker.
  On the hour mark City drew level as Sam Barnes headed home from a corner. Gresford won a corner of their own but Jake Phillips cleared.
  Then on 62 mintes the goal of the night as Robbie Parry swept home beyond Gresford keeper Jones. City ahead for the first time since the opening quarter.
  Gresford had loud appeals for a penalty waved away by Mr Walker and on 75 minutes the visitors made a change as Jon Collo came on for Jordan MacCarter. Bangor pressed for a fifth as Les Davies nodded down but Marc Williams fired off target. If Williams can be persuaded to stay upfront with there is very prospect of a good partnership.
  Next a second change for Gresford as Will Roberts replaced Dean Bryan.
  Midfielder Steven Hewitt released Lee Owens who in turn found Jacob Farleigh but his shot lacked any malice.
  But it was Bangor who had the final say as young Jacob Farleigh netted his fourth goal of the season to make it five three and secure a place in the HuwsGray Cup draw.
  A hard fought victory for Bangor, some poor defending but a spirited fightback and one which uniquely featured five individual goalscorers for City. Plenty to work on in training during the week amidst rumours of advanced moves to strengthen that brittle defence.
  And the two clubs meet again in the league at Clappers Lane next Saturday.
Sam Barnes photo The Citizens Choice
FINAL SCORE 5-3 



8
8 September 2018
Airbus UK
3
v
2
 Bangor City
Cymru Alliance
-

  Colours
  Blue 
  SCORERS
 og Williams
 Asah Hamilton
 Steve Tomassen
 
  Man of The Match
  Asa Hamilton
 Match Official

Michael Gray
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 Airbus UK Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

1  Dave Roberts




Chris Mullock.
13
2
 Danny Taylor




Lee Owens
12
3
 Curtis Strong




Kian Owen

4
 Steve Tomassen




Steven Hewitt
14
5
 Joe Palmer




Sam Barnes
5
6
 Kristian Platt




Tom Field
6
7
 Ryan Edwards




Jake Phillips
7
22
 Matty McGinn




Sam Dool
23
9
 Asa Hamilton




Sam Ashworth
9
10
 Leo Riley




Marc Williams
19
11
 James Hooper




Sam Jones
18
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
12
 Lewis Buckley (68) for 11 Hooper

  Anthony Stephens (30) for 9 Ashworth  3
14
 Brady McGilloway
Alex Darlington (81) for 22 Dool  8
16
 Harvey Ellis (85) for 9 Hamilton



Robbie Parry  10
17
 George Peers


Jacob Farleigh  11
19
 Josh Wright (??) for ?



Les Davies (46) for 18 Jones  30


-

  Colours
  Red
  SCORERS
 Lee Owens
 Marc Williams


  Man of The Match
  Sam Barnes
 Official Attendance

301

  Billed as a make or break match this was very much break, a slender defeat perhaps but one which all but ended City's chances of a rapid return to the WP.
  As ever this season injuries ruled out defenders Andy Jones and Phil Baker, whilst Les Davies, Robbie Parry and Jacob Farleigh began on the bench.
  The starting line up saw Sam Ashworth and Sam Barnes in central defence with Lee Owens across on the left and Jake Phillips at rightback.
  But this counted for nothing inside two minutes as Airbus won a corner on the right which blues striker Marc Williams back headed into his own net for the worst possible start.
  The home side seized the initiative a pushed Bangor back. It was on the twenty minute mark that City forced a corner of their own at the runway end. Tom Field delivered and loudly berated his team mates who made little effort to attack a high cross.
  Airbus pushed City back once again and it took a brave block from centreback Sam Barnes to deny the home side a second goal. But on the half hour mark a second duly arrived as leading goalscorer Asa Hamilton headed home at the back post from a left wing cross.
  Five minutes later a yellow card for Tom Field but more trouble for Bangor a minute later as young Sam Ashworth hobbled off injured. His replacement Anthony Stephens to make an injury delayed debut for City.
  There was yellow card for Kristian Platt for a wild lunge on Yalany Baio who needed lengthy treament and a second card waved at someone else. It is fair to say that Referee Gray was pretty much out of his depth, weakly "assisted" by John Spender, but they were not to blame for Bangor's plight. The home side looked fitter, keener, stronger and quicker to the ball for most of the first half.
  At half time Airbus deservedly led two nil with Dave Roberts scarcely having had a shot to save in the opening period.
Chris Mullock and Asa Hamilton compete for the ball

HALF TIME 2-0
  One change at the interval as Les Davies replaced Sam Jones.
 This was a strange move in that Big Les needs pace alongside him. Jones is quick and although he did not have much joy on the wing in the first half he might have been the perfect foil for the flick ons. There was also a change of shape for City with Tom Field dropping into a back three and Jake Phillips and Lee Owens pushing up the pitch. To be fair these changes did work to some extent.
  Two more yellow cards for Airbus. Asa Hamilton and then Matty McGinn for a trip on half way as City look to break. On the hour mark a last man handball by Kristian Platt on half way might have merited more than a yellow, and made a nonesense of what looked like a first half booking.
  On 65 minutes City halved the deficit. Jake Phillips crossed from the right and Lee Owens capitalised on some chaotic defending to prod home from close range for his first goal for the club.
  Three minutes later, on 68, it was all square as Marc Williams shot from the edge of the box and beat Dave Roberts thanks to a big deflection from a desperate defender. Bangor were in the ascendancy for those few precious minutes and the result was in the balance. Lewis Buckley came on for James Hooper and two minutes later, on 70 minutes, Airbus regained the lead as a Leo Riley freekick was headed home by Steve Tomassen despite the best efforts of substitute Stephens on the goalline.
  This was a much better second half display from Bangor but you have to say Airbus deserved the lead.
  On 81 minutes Alex Darlington took over from Sam Dool and on 85 young Harvey Ellis came on for Asah Hamilton who had led the line well.
  Young Ellis set up Leo Riley but his fifteen yard side footer went wide. Moments later Riley went into the book for a rugby style hand off, but he made contact with the chest and not face as some blue fanatics claimed! There was a last minute save from Chris Mullock as he somehow kept out a deflected freekick which looped up and looked for all the world like a fourth goal for Airbus.
  Bangor improved substantially after the break, perhaps getting Les Davies on, also the change of shape. Certainly more urgency. But either way this defeat leaves Airbus seven points clear of Flint (in second) and eight clear of third place Bangor.
  Gresford at home next in the CA League Cup, could be Friday or Saturday
Les Davies controls the ball at Airbus  photos The Citizens Choice
FINAL SCORE 3-2 



7
31 August 2018
Bangor City
1
v
1
 Holyhead Hotspur
Cymru Alliance
-
  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
  Alex Darlington


 
  Man of The Match
  Sam Jones
 Match Official

John Jones
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 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Holyhead Hotspur

13  Chris Mullock




Carl Jones
1
2
 Lee Owens




Caio Hywel
2
7
 Jake Phillips




Kenleigh Owen
3
4
 Yalany Baio




Tomos Clarke
4
5
 Sam Barnes




Alex Jones
5
20
 Sam Ashworth




Corey Jones
6
14
 Steven Hewitt




Mike Kelly
7
8
 Alex Darlington




Jamie Roberts
8
19
 Marc Williams




Jamie McDaid
9
10
 Robbie Parry




Chris Jones
10
17
 Alex Boss



Luke McGivern
11
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
1
 Andy Coughlin GK




Harry Lewis (72) for 3 Owen  12
6
 Tom Field (75) for 4 Baio Rees Brown
14
18
 Sam Jones (46) for 17 Boss



Mel McGinness (88) for 10 Jones  15
21
 Kian Owen


Harry Galeotti (82) for 9 McDaid  16
22
 Sam Dool (46) for 8 Darlington

Dan Williams
17


-

  Colours
  Purple
  SCORERS
 Luke McGivern



  Man of The Match
  Carl Jones
 Official Attendance

640

  Bangor dropped two more points on Friday night against local rivals Holyhead.
  Sam Barnes was fit enough to start in central defence but there was bad news further up the pitch as Les Davies was forced to miss out with an ankle injured suffered against Llandudno in midweek.
  Bangor started on the front foot but could not put visiting goalkeeper Carl Jones under any real pressure.
  But on nine minutes Holyhead showed them how it was done as Luke McGivern latched onto Tomos Clarke's long clearance to calmly lift the ball over Chris Mullock to stun the home crowd.
  Five minutes later a chance for City as Marc Williams headed goalwards from Jake Phillips back post cross but Jones held his header comfortably. Next a yellow card for Robbie Parry for a late challenge.
  Another chance on 25 minutes as Alex Darlington and Marc Williams combine to carve an opening for Steven Hewitt but he shot wide.
  On the half hour Alex Darlington forced a mistake from goalkeeper Jones but Jake Phillips could not fire into the gaping goal. Ten minutes before the break a foul on Alex Boss looked like a penalty but the referee awarded a freekick on the edge of the box which came to nothing other than a corner.
  But three minutes before the break it was Holyhead who might have doubled their lead but Jamie Roberts dragged his shot wide. In the minutes remaining Alex Darlington and Yalany Baio went close for City but to no avail.
  So at the interval a single goal deficit for City.
19 Marc Williams threatens photo with thanks to Event Photo Wales

HALF TIME 0-1 
  Two changes at the interval as Sam Jones and Sam Dool replace Alex Boss and Robbie Parry.
  Could City get back into the game and could the young substitutes make a telling contribution from the bench?
  And after some sparring the answer to both was yes.
  Sam Jones created an opening which Alex Darlington converted to level the scores on 59 minutes on the half volley. Minutes later a yellow card for blues midfielder Yalany Baio for a mistimed tackle.
  Both sides won attacking freekicks. Chris Mullock caught a high cross from Holyhead before a visiting defender cleared off the line from a similar effort from Steven Hewitt.
  On 72 minutes a change for Holyhead as young Harry Lewis replaced Kenleigh Owen. Moments later City thought they had the lead through Sam Jones but the "goal" was ruled out for a foul or handball.
  On 75 minutes the experienced Tom Field replaced Yalany Baio and three minutes later City had a penalty. But the normally reliable Tom Field could not get the better of Holyhead glovesman Carl Jones whose save kept the scores level.
  With eight minutes left to play Jamie McDaid made way for Harry Galeotti. A final chance in normal time came to Tom Field following some good build up play but Tom Field shot at Jones.
  The visitors might have snatched a late winner when  Jamie Roberts released Corey Jones but the former blues youngster shot wide.
  In the closing minutes Bangor won a couple more freekicks in dangerous positions but could not make the vital break through.
  So a damaging home draw for City whose run of three straight wins has been eclipsed by two defeats and a draw. One of very few pluses an impressive second half display from Sam Jones who came on at the interval.
  Airbus away next Saturday
Sam Ashworth challenges Jamie McDaid photo with thanks to Event Photo Wales
FINAL SCORE 1-1 




6
28 August 2018
Bangor City
0
v
1
 Llandudno
Nathaniel MG Cup
-
  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
 


 
  Man of The Match
  Robbie Parry
 Match Official

Kevin Parry
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 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Llandudno

1  Andy Coughlin




Shaun Pearson
1
2
 Lee Owens




Ieuan Hewitt
2
21
 Kian Owen




Zebb Edwards
3
4
 Yalany Baio




Mike Pearson
4
20
 Sam Ashworth




Leo Smith
5
12
 Phil Baker




Kai Edwards
6
17
 Alex Boss




Mark Connolly
18
14
 Steven Hewitt




Danny Hughes
8
19
 Marc Williams




Zyaac Edwards
19
10
 Robbie Parry




George Harry
10
18
 Sam Jones




Toby Jones
21
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
1
 Chris Mullock GK




Matty Williams 
7
6
 Tom Field
John Owen (61) for 21 Jones  9
8
 Alex Darlington (71) for 17 Boss



Steve Thomas (75) for 3 Edwards  11
22
 Sam Dool


Sean Thomas
13
30
 Les Davies (35) for 12 Baker

Alun Webb (46) for 2 Hewitt  14






Telor Williams
17






Osian Jones
20


-



  Colours
  Yellow
  SCORERS
 John Owen
 


  Man of The Match
  John Owen
 Official Attendance

000

  Bangor bowed out of the cursed League Cup against visitors Llandudno on Tuesday night.
  With injuries influencing selection the blues defence included eighteen year old Sam Ashworth alongside Phil Baker and sixteen year old Kian Owen at leftback. Up front teenagers Alex Boss and Sam Jones also started. In contrast Llandudno, with the Pearson brothers, Kai Edwards and his younger siblings and former blue Mark Connolly had a more experienced look.
  Bangor forged the first opening as Robbie Parry crossed but Alex Boss was ruled offside. Llandudno responded through Toby Jones who fired over from distance before young blue Sam Jones shot too close to Shaun Pearson.
  The visitors created a couple more half chances as Kian Owen cleared from Toby Jones who also shot wide. But injury problems have dogged Bangor so far this season and after the half hour Phil Baker pulled up with injury. He has to be replaced with Les Davies slotting in alongside Sam Ashworth in the blues defence.
  Young Ashworth is the grandson of Barry Ashworth who ranks as one of the finest Bangor defenders of the past 40+ years. No pressure there then!
  As half time beckoned Davies did well to clear a dangerous effort from Kai Edwards. City pushed forward to win a corner which Alex Boss headed goalwards but Pearson was on hand to catch comfortably.
  So at half time a blank scoreline and all to play for in the second half.


HALF TIME 0-0
  No changes at the interval for Bangor but Llandudno replaced Ieuan Hewitt with Alun Webb.
  City won an early corner which came to  nothing before substitute Webb forced a save from Andy Coughlin who was making his first start of the season.
  Mark Connolly fired goalwards but Les Davies got in the way before he was injured in a collision with Toby Jones.
  On 61 minutes John Owen replaced the former Neath striker and four minutes later, on 65, he scored the only goal of the evening. Blues goalkeeper Andy Coughlin appeared to have the ball but lost control under a dubious challenge from John Owen who prodded the lose ball home from close range.
  With around twent y minutes to go Alex Darlington came on for Alex Boss and four minutes later former Holywell leftpeg Steve Thomas came on for Zebb Edwards. The visitors went close a couple of times through Leo Smith and then Alun Webb but with five minutes left it was Bangor who should have levelled things as Alex Darlington saw his effort hit the crossbar with Pearson beaten.
  Former Connahs Quay defender Kai Edwards was shown the yellow card as he tried to quell the threat from Darlington. From the resulting freekick Robbie Parry's shot crashed into the Tudno wall and was cleared upfield.
  Lee Owens did well to deny John Owen, blues winger Robbie Parry sliced wide from distance. Yalany Baio saw his shot deflected for a corner which caused some confusion but finally the whistle blew.
  A slender defeat or win depending on your perspective but for City a performance for the younger players in particular to be proud and something for manager Craig Harrison to build on.
  Holyhead at home on Friday night.

FINAL SCORE 0-1




5
24 August 2018
Denbigh Town
3
v
2
 Bangor City
Cymru Alliance
-

  Colours
  Red 
  SCORERS
 Sam Jones
 Mark Roberts
 Rhys Llwyd
 
  Man of The Match
  Tony Davies
 Match Official

Tony Davies
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 Denbigh Town Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

1  Craig Vernon




Chris Mullock.
13
2
 Miles Todd




Lee Owens
2
3
 Lewis Sirrell




Kian Owen
21
4
 Curtis Langton




Steven Hewitt
14
5
 Tony Davies




Phil Baker
12
6
 Scott McHarrie




Tom Field
6
7
 Sam Jones




Jake Phillips
7
8
 Sam Downey




Sam Dool
22
9
 Alfons Fosu Mensah




Les Davies
30
10
 Rhys Llwyd




Robbie Parry
10
11
 Mark Roberts




Jacob Farleigh
11
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
12
 Sam Cartwright (81) for 10 Llwyd



 Andy Coughlin GK
1
14
 Sam Tate (71) for 11 Roberts Alex Darlington (58) for 22 Dool  12
15
 Tom Jones




Alex Boss  17
16
 Jake Walker


Sam Jones (81) for 6 Field  18
17
 Pete Lloyd




Sam Ashworth
20


-

  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
 Tom Field
 Jacob Farleigh


  Man of The Match
  Jacob Farleigh
 Official Attendance

310

  This was arguably the worst league result suffered by a Bangor side since the war. Beaten by rock bottom Denbigh in the second tier of Welsh football.
  There were reasons but not excuses. Centrebacks Andy Jones and Sam Barnes were ruled out by injury, Phil Baker clearly hampered by his. Tom Field likewise at walking pace whilst Marc Williams was also injured. Both referee and pitch were patchy and poor although neither could be held to blame for this defeat.
  All this meant a debut for sixteen year old Kian Owen at leftback and a central defence berth for Jake Phillips. Denbigh chose the moment to introduce the burly Alfons Fosu Mensah at centre forward.
  On five minutes an underhit backpass from Phil Baker was guided goalwards by Roberts but Kian Jones rushed back to clear for a corner. Within a minute Sam Jones capitalised on some chaotic Bangor defending to drive home from ten yards.
  The blues defence was visibly unsettled by the powerful Fosu Mensah, brother of theManchester United (Fulham) defender. He pushed out onto the right wing and enjoyed his substantial height and weight advantage over the debutant Owen. Inside the opening quarter Denbigh might easily have doubled their tally as the blues defence creaked and rocked.
  Gradually City settled. Young Owen found his feet and City pushed forward through Jacob Farleigh whose cross was headed wide by Robbie Parry.
  A first corner sent over by Tom Field was headed wide by Phil Baker as the threat grew.
  But on 25 minutes Denbigh grabbed a second as Sam Jones' corner was headed home by Mark Roberts.
  On 31 some Bangor pressure was rewarded with a penalty for handball quickly followed by a wild two footed lunge from Tony Davies which would also have yielded a spot kick had the whistle not already gone. The big Liverpudlian responded with a loud mouthed tirade of abuse at Referee Alex Livesey who was totally out of his depth. A yellow card was shown but even the weaker WP officials would have used red.
  They might also have taken to task the home bench for berating the teenage assistant who did her best to stay calm. None of this was attractive or acceptable.
  Nonetheless a penalty it was, spotted and converted by Tom Field to halve the deficit. City were more of a force now, Kian Owen showing some nice touches in defence and attack and Phil Baker battling bravely despite his obvious limitations from injury.
  Minutes before the break a strong run from Sam Dool on the left ended with a cross to Les Davies but his header sliced wide. On the stroke of half time home midfielder Scott McHarrie was yellow carded for yet another foul but as the whistle blew for the interval it was his side who had reasons to feel cheerful.
  Bangor manager Craig Harrison cut a frustrated figure as his side variously passed up shooting chances and lost possession to easily to the eager Denbigh tacklers.


HALF TIME 2-1
  No changes at the interval.
  With some words of wisdom doubtless ringing in their ears Bangor immediately took the game to bottom placed Denbigh.
  Two corners came early on and loud shouts for a penalty for handball were waved away. Former Bala centrehalf Tony Davies stood strong in the home defence as the pressure mounted.
  On 51 minutes Davies could do nothing as the dangerous Jacob Farleigh cut in from the right to unleash a fierce drive beyond Vernon into the Denbigh net. City level at last and well on top.
  In the following five minutes five more Bangor corners - back to back- pinned the red shirts back in the goalmouth after Steven Hewitt's rising drive had been  palmed over by Vernon.  Davies in the thick of the rearguard action was literally head and shoulders above anyone else at times. The Bangor support was noisy now and optimistic.
   Then City lost possession in midfield by trying once again to dribble when a pass was on. Denbigh broke and won a throw in by the attacking right hand corner flag.  City made an attacking change before the restart as Alex Darlington replaced Sam Dool. The long throw came in, flicked on and crashed home left footed at the back post by Rhys Llwyd to put Denbigh ahead against the run of play. Terrible defending it has to be said.
  From the restart Bangor forced their tenth corner of the evening then an eleventh which Les Davies headed wide. Bangor confidence had evaporated and the atmosphere increasingly gloom ridden.
  Denbigh sent on Sam Tate for goalscorer Roberts before Tom Field shot over from just outside the box. The diminutive  Rhys Llwyd hit the crossbar with a dipping volley and was soon replaced by Sam Cartwright. Both players about to be replaced wandered to the far side of the pitch to waste time.
  With ten minutes to go Sam Jones replaced Tom Field but the young striker had precious few chances to show his prowess in front of goal.  The closest City came to an equaliser was a Steven Hewitt freekick which flew wide from 25 yards.
  And finally to the delight of the foul mouthed home bench, whose four incumbents stood and swore at everyone and anyone who crossed their path - and some who simply stood and watched - the final whistle blew.
  Bangor have surrendered the initiative gained by those three straight wins. The would be promotion charge has stalled and unless some serious changes are made sooner rather than later another season in the CA beckons.
  Llandudno at home on Tuesday in a cup.
photo The Citizens Choice
FINAL SCORE 3-2 




4
21 August 2018
Bangor City
1
v
2
 Porthmadog
Cymru Alliance
-
  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
 Jacob Farleigh


 
  Man of The Match
  Jacob Farleigh
 Match Official

Kevin Parry
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 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Porthmadog

13  Chris Mullock




Paul Pritchard
13
2
 Lee Owens




Gruff Jon Williams
2
7
 Jake Phillips




Ryan Taylor
17
12
 Phil Baker




Ceri James
4
5
 Sam Barnes




Ifan Emlyn Jones
18
6
 Tom Field




Jay Gibbs
29
22
 Sam Dool




Iwan Lewis
7
8
 Alex Darlington




Iddon Price
8
30
 Les Davies




Joe Chaplin
9
17
 Alex Boss




Julian Williams
10
11
 Jacob Farleigh




Sion Edwards
12
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
1
 Andy Coughlin GK




Josh Banks
3
4
 Yalany Baio Rob Evans (55) for 9 Chaplin  11
16
 Andy Jones (82) for 12 Baker



Warren Duckett
14
18
 Sam Jones


Dan Dascalu (91) for 18 Jones  19

 Steven Hewitt (65) for 17 Boss

Shaun Cavanagh (69) for 12 Edwards  25


-

  Colours
  Green
  SCORERS
 Jay Gibbs
 Iwan Lewis


  Man of The Match
  Jay Gibbs
 Official Attendance

739

  Bangor had the ball more than their Gwynedd rivals but Porthmadog went home happy after a hard fought two one win at Nantporth on Tuesday evening.
  City gave a start to Phil Baker in place of Andy Jones at the heart of the defence but left re-signed midfielder Steven Hewitt on the bench. Alex Boss replaced Robbie Parry who left the field early at Guilsfield. Port included former blues favourite Sion Edwards with Shaun Cavanagh amongst the replacements.
  Bangor started brightly with teenage wingers Alex Boss and Jacob Farleigh whose early runs both resulted in corners. Set pieces have been productive for City so far this season but midfielder Tom Field could not pick out one of the big men to good effect.
  And on thirteen minutes they paid the price as Jay Gibbs latched onto a Sion Edwards cross to fire home left footed from twenty yards. Blues keeper Chris Mullock was rooted to the spot as the ball flew into his top right hand corner.
  The Port supporters celebrated loud and long as the evening took on a cup tie feel for the visitors and their locally based players.
  Goalkeeper Paul Pritchard did well to deny the pacey Boss before Chris Mullock was called upon to save from Julian Williams. Again City won corners and freekicks which Tom Field delivered but the usual suspects of Les Davies and Sam Barnes could not make contact.
  Jacob Farleigh was a source of danger and one telling run produced a low cross which no one in blue could reach. For Porthmadog, by now enjoying a fair share of the game, there were chances for Jay Gibbs and Sion Edwards before Chris Mullock saved well from former blue Ifan Emlyn Jones.
  So a single goal advantage for Porthmadog with the game still very much in the balance.


HALF TIME 0-1
  No changes at the interval
  Within minutes City might have drawn level as Alex Boss' cross was headed goalwards by Alex Darlington but his effort flew just over. Moments later Alex Boss forced a good save from Paul Pritchard as Bangor pushed for the equaliser.
  Ten minutes after the restart a first change as Joe Chaplin made way for Rob Evans. On 65 minutes recently resigned Steven Hewitt came on for City in place of young Alex Boss. The former Burnley & Chester midfielder immediately tested Pritchard with a couple of long range efforts but in fairness he was not undly extended by either.
  On 68 minutes City had a mountain to climb as a defensive mistake let in Iwan Lewis whose shot was blocked by the out rushing Mullock but reboundede to trickle into the Bangor net. Two nil to the visitors and more loud celebrations.
  Five minutes later it could have been worse for Bangor as Shaun Cavanagh found Ifan Emlyn but Chris Mullock did well to keep his clean strike out.
  On 85 minutes, with time all but gone, City halved the deficit. Sam Dool crossed from the left and young Jacob Farleigh fired home to raise home hopes of a late revival.
  But in those closing minutes Port might have grabbed a third through Julian Williams and the final whistle signalled noisy celebrations on and off the pitch for the Port players and supporters.
  For Bangor a dose of reality perhaps and what to expect from derby matches which opposition players view as cup ties City as a scalp to be hunted.
  If the blues had more possession they did not do enough with it to seriously trouble the veteran Pritchard who was well protected by the Port defence.
  In context three wins from four is still a very positive start but all eyes on the next game.
  Denbigh away on Friday night.

FINAL SCORE 1-2 



3
18 August 2018
Guilsfield
1
v
3
 Bangor City
Cymru Alliance
-

  Colours
  Red & Black
  SCORERS
 Chris Cathrall


 
  Man of The Match
  Chris Cathrall
 Match Official

James Walker
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 Guilsfield
Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

13  Mike Jones




Chris Mullock.
13
2
 Callum Bromley




Lee Owens
2
3
 James Parry




Jake Phillips
7
4
 Stu Rogers




Andy Jones
16
5
 Andy Ford




Sam Barnes
5
6
 Robbie James




Tom Field
6
7
 Curtis Weetman




Sam Dool
22
8
 Chris Cathrall




Alex Darlington
8
9
 Steve Blenkinsop




Les Davies
30
10
 Adam Jenkins




Robbie Parry
10
11
 Jack Richards




Jacob Farleigh
11
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
12
 George Clifton (75) for 3 Parry



 Andy Coughlin GK
1
14
 Sam Litchfield  Phil Baker   12
15
 Nathan Leonard




Alex Boss (78) for 10 Parry  17
16
 Jack Harris (57) for 7 Weetman

Sam Jones (90) for 8 Darlington  18


-

  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
 Andy Jones
 Robbie Parry
 og Robbie James

  Man of The Match
  Les Davies
 Official Attendance

140
  Bangor made it three out of three with a three one win at Guilsfield to keep up their impressive start to the new campaign.
  With Yalany Baio serving a one match ban and Marc Williams injured, Tom Field partnered Sam Dool in a new look midfield.
  Guilsfield finished fourth last season and are again a force to be reckoned with, especially midfielder Chris Cathrall whose long throws unsettled the blues defence and created two headed opportunties which both flew over Chris Mullock's crossbar.
  Bangor pushed The Gills back towards the car park end goal and forced three corners inside the opening quarter but with no real threat. A fourth corner came and went on twenty minutes at which point Robbie Parry and Jacon Farleigh swapped sides.
  Now operating on the right Parry tormented young loanee James Parry who simply had no answers to his dribbling and close control. But on 27 minutes Guilsfield went close as Adam Jenkins fired across goal.
  By the half hour Bangor showed greater composure and control with Tom Field and Sam Dool in charge in the middle of the park.
  Left winger Jacon Farleigh found space infield before releasing Robbie Parry who breezed past the young fullback but dragged his right footer across goal.
  Ten minutes before the interval Bangor had the lead. A Tom Field corner was headed home emphatically by Andy Jones from six yards.
  Guilsfield nearly responded through Chris Cathrall but Chris Mullock grabbed his low shot at the second attempt.
  Five minutes before the break and fifth corner after Les Davies' fierce strike was deflected over the bar. It was all Bangor in the closing stages with Robbie Parry prominent. But it was Sam Dool who nearly embarrassed debutant goalkeeper Jones with a lofted effort which the former Gresford glovesman let slip through his fingers and grabbed gratefully off the upright.
  And that was about the final action as referee Walker blew for the break with City leading by that Andy Jones goal to nil.


HALF TIME 0-1
  No changes at the interval.
  Bangor now playing away from the car park end. A tactical change by the home side saw left winger Jack Richards slot back into the defence and young James Parry move forward. Certainly the former Shrewsbury academy left footer held Robbie Parry to account better than the youngster had.
  But it was Guilsfield who settled fastest with Chris Cathrall weaving his way through the blues ranks but shooting over from the edge of the box.
  Bangor pushed for a second with Les Davies latching onto a rebound with a trademark left footed boom but Guilsfield stood their ground and a sixth corner followed which  was half cleared. A foul on Sam Dool gave City a freekick which Tom Field fired just over the crossbar.
  Five minutes after the restart some neat approach play set up Tom Field who forced a decent save from Jones. Moments later a half chance for the home side as Sam Barnes blocked a shot which looped up to Steve Blenkinsop but his first timer flew high over.
  On 57 minutes a first change as Jack Harris trotted on for eighteen year old Curtis Weetman who had worked hard in The Gills midfield. Bangor soon broke forward through Jacob Farleigh alongside Alex Darlington but the chance disappeared.
  On 65 minutes Tom Field ran down the left and released Robbie Parry whos edrive forced a good save from Jones who was becoming busier and busier in the Guilsfield goal.
  Alex Darlington was in the thick of the action as City forced corners seven and eight of the afternoon, the second creating a chance headed wide by goalscorer Andy Jones.
  On 67 minutes it was two nil to Bangor as Jacob Farleigh created an opening which Robbie Parry smashed home left footed. Young Jamie Parry showed his attacking worth for the home side with a run and shot from the left which forced a good low save from Chris Mullock and yielded a corner which Les Davies cleared.
  On 75 minutes James Parry made way for George Clifton but it was Bangor who seized the initiative and should have had a penalty. Sam Dool broke through midfield and Callum Bromley tripped him a yard inside the box. Referee Walker opted for a freekick which was a strange interpretation of the rules.
  City sent on Alex Boss for man of the match Robbie Parry and a third goal promptly arrived timed at 79 minutes as Robbie James deflected the bal into his own net under pressure from Andy Jones. It was harsh on James who had defended bravely for The Gills but a deserved third goal for City.
  Corners nine, ten and eleven arrived with the electric Boss quickly into the action with City seeming destined to add a fourth. In the final minute young Sam Jones came on for Alex Darlington
  But it was Guilsfield who had the last word with Chris Cathrall who again weaved his way through and this time finished with a low drive beyond Mullock to make the final score three one. A deserved win, a competent performance and probably against the best opposition faced so far.
  Porthmadog at home on Tuesday.
Photos above Robbie Parry celebrates photo The Citizens Choice
FINAL SCORE 1-3 



2
14 August 2018
Ruthin Town
1
v
2
 Bangor City
Cymru Alliance
-

  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
 Llyr Morris


 
  Man of The Match
  Osian Davies
 Match Official

Huw Jones
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 Ruthin Town
Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

13  Ryan Goldston




Chris Mullock.
13
2
 Dafydd Evans




Lee Owens
2
3
 Matthew Evans




Jake Phillips
7
4
 Garmon Hafal




Yalany Baio
4
5
 Kevin Evans




Sam Barnes
5
6
 Ilan Hughes




Andy Jones
16
7
 Gwydion Ifan




Les Davies
30
8
 Osian Davies




Alex Darlington
8
9
 Ryan Jones




Marc Williams
19
10
 Gwion Owen




Robbie Parry
10
11
 Lewys Turner



Jacob Farleigh
11
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
12
 Isaac Edwards




 Andy Coughlin GK
1
14
 Will Owen (42) for 4 Hafal Phil Baker (90) for 8 Darlington  12
15
 Rhys Rowlands




Alex Boss (77) for 8 Farleigh  17
16
 Matthew Williams


Sam Jones  18
17
 Llyr Morris (57) for 7 Ifan



Sam Dool (72) for 19 Williams  22


-

  Colours
  Red
  SCORERS
 Sam Barnes 2



  Man of The Match
  Les Davies
 Official Attendance

458

  Bangor won at Ruthin on Tuesday night but were made to fight to the final whistle by the spirited Vale of Clwyd side.
  With Tom Field unavailable Yalany Baio started in midfield and he was to be central to the last minute controvesy which inevitably involved the simply woeful Oswestry whistler Huw Jones.
  With the wind at their backs City got off to the best possible start as Sam Barnes headed home Jake Phillips long throw inside two minutes.
  And on eight minutes it was the same again as centrehalf Sam Barnes nodded home again from a fullback Phillips missile. Peter Hoy the second...
  Bangor continued to press and on the quarter hour mark Robbie Parry twice went close from distance before he combined with Alex Darlington whose twenty yarder hit the post.
  Next a 25th minute corner was played short to Robbie Parry who crossed for Les Davies to net at the back post but an offside flag cut short celebrations.
  On the half hour Andy Jones guided a header goalwards from another Phillips long throw but Ryan Goldston gathered. Eight minutes before the interval Les Davies raced through with Robbie Parry but the former Llandudno winger strayed offside and the chance slipped away.
  Towards the end of the half Ruthin broke upfield and won a corner which was cleared before Ilan Hughes fired high over from distance.
  Before the interval Garmon Hafal made way for Will Owen.
  Ruthin rallied a little towards the interval but overall Bangor could feel slightly disappointed that they had only two goals to show for their dominance on an understandably dry and bumpy surface.
Andy Jones moves in to head clear, Yalany Baio is held tight..

HALF TIME 0-2 
  No changes at the interval.
  The wind was now with Ruthin who seemed to grow in confidence and certainly had more of the ball.
  Five minutes after the restart former Bala Town youngster Ryan Jones shot on target but Chris Mullock saved well. Two minutes later Bangor right winger Jacob Farleigh fired over from a tight angle on the right as City looked for a decisive third goal.
  Just before the hour a second change for the home side as last season's top scorer Llyr Morris came on for Gwydion Ifan.
  Moments later Yalany Baio shot wide from distance and substitute Morris earned a yellow card for a foul on Jake Phillips as he cleared upfield.
  The feeling that Ruthin were coming into the game seemed to grow amongst the City fans. Manager Craig Harrison sent on Sam Dool for Marc Williams on 72 minutes and five mins later Alex Boss replaced Jacob Farleigh.
  But on 79 minutes Llyr Morris netted from close range to set up an anxious closing quarter hour for the 150+ Bangor fans pitchside.
  By now Bangor had settled firmly into a 4-5-1 formation that left Les Davies isolated upfront and gave the home side too much room to play out.
  Seven minutes from time a terrible wild challenge by lanky Lewys Turner on right winger Alex Boss should have seen him sent for an early shower but it was yellow courtesy of Mr Jones and a Bangor freekick. Minutes later Alex Darlington had the ball in net but the builky linesman flagged and smiled as he had when Boss had been flattened.
  Ruthin won a couple of corners but City cleared the danger. Then a minute from time controvesy as Yalany Baio clearly tripped a breaking Ruthin striker and was duly yellow carded. The offended Town player pushed Baio over and was yellow carded for violent conduct. Then Mr Jones got round to showing the plastic to Baio and promptly did so twice to send him from the pitch.
  Manager Harrison responded by sending on Phil Baker for Alex Darlington and after four minutes of added time the whistle blew on a hard fought win for City and yet another charmless display from the former Welsh Premier official.
  Guilsfield away next Saturday.
Photos above The Citizens Choice
FINAL SCORE 1-2 



1
11 August 2018
Bangor City
5
v
1
 Buckley Town
Cymru Alliance
-
  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
 Alex Darlington 2
 Les Davies 2
 Tom Field
 
  Man of The Match
  Les Davies
 Match Official

Arron Jones
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 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Buckley Town

13  Chris Mullock




Joel Thompson
1
2
 Lee Owens




Luke Douglas
2
7
 Jake Phillips




Dylan Roberts
3
16
 Andy Jones




Phil Molyneux
4
5
 Sam Barnes




Chris Roberts
5
6
 Tom Field




Luke Blizzard
6
30
 Les Davies




Aron Williams
7
8
 Alex Darlington




Aled Bellis
8
19
 Marc Williams




Ryan Jones
9
10
 Robbie Parry




Keiron Moore
10
11
 Jacob Farleigh




Shaun Tinsley
11
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
1
 Andy Coughlin GK




Rhys Hewitt
12
4
 Yalany Baio (60) for 8 Darlington Callum Humphries (65) for 5 Roberts  14
17
 Alex Boss (60) for 10 Parry



Rob Jones
15
18
 Sam Jones


Lewis Cunliffe (65) for 11 Tinsley  16
22
 Sam Dool (73) for 19 Williams



Jake Roberts (65) for 4 Molyneux  17


-
  Colours
  Red
  SCORERS
 Keiron Moore



  Man of The Match
  Luke Blizzard
 Official Attendance

403

  Bangor began their CA campaign with a five goal defeat of Buckely Town.
  And they did do despite the visitors enoying sustained spells of possession and causing some awkward moments for the makeshift blues defence. Makeshift in that Phil Baker and Anthony Stephens were both out injured. And with a new goalkeeper Chris Mullock in place of Andy Coughlin.
  A crowd of just over 400 assembled at an overcast Nantporth and saw new manager Craig Harrison's new charges sweep the opposition aside in the opening fifteen minutes at The Antelope End.
  Bangor went ahead on four minutes as Alex Darlington crashed home after the Buckley defence had blocked Marc Williams' initial effort.
  Three minutes later it was two nil as Les Davies headed home Jacob Farleigh's cross from the right.
  Buckley won a couple of corners which ended in a clearance from home coming king Les Davies, but on thirteen minutes it was three nil.
  City won a freekick on the left, Tom Field curled the ball goalwards and despite the best efforts of Chris Roberts the ball bounced through into the back of the Buckley net.
  Game over? Well no one told Buckley who saw both central midfielders, Molyhneux and Bellis, yellow carded for fouls as they fought manfully to get a toehold in the game. Which they did.
  The young Globe Way side pushed City back, tested the new look defence, but did not force Mullock into real action often enough.
  With chances missed at one end inevitably perhaps a fourth goal came at the other on 37 minutes.
  The impressive Les Davies combined with Alex Darlington who ran at goal to lift the ball over stand in goalkeeper Thompson from the edge of the box. First choice glovesman Makaruk was unavailable.
  And that is how the scoreline stood as young Aaron Jones blew for the interval with the home win pretty much in the bag.
  So far so good.
Les Davies & Chris Roberts (above) and Les Davies & Alex Darlington celebrate four nil (right)

HALF TIME 4-0
  No changes at the interval
  But Buckley came out breathing fire and pushed City back, initially from Shaun Tinsley whose clean strike forced a decent save from Chris Mullock.
  On 53 minutes the visitors grabbed the goal they deserved as Keiron Moore netted from close range after some shoddy home defending.
  Bangor were on the back foot now as former Ellesmere Rangers centre forward Ryan Jones went close and Buckley capitalised on what looked like a one paced blues defence. Right winger Aron Williams unsettled the Bangor back four and chances came but went unpunished.
  Tinsley had another clean strike pushed away by Mullock before on the hour mark manager Craig Harrison responded with a double change. On came Alex Boss and Yalany Baio for Robbie Parry and Alex Darlington. It could not have worked better or sooner.
  Immediately the spring heeled Boss charged down the right and was crudely stopped close to the corner flag. He has pace to burn.
  A freekick hung high by Tom Field found the head of a leaping Les Davies for a five one lead on 62 minutes. Two goals on his home return for the fit looking local favourite.
  Buckley responded with a triple change on 65 minutes as Callum Humphries, Lewis Cunliffe and Jake Roberts came on for Chris Roberts, Shaun Tinsley and Phil Molyneux. Former blues favourite Roberts in particular deserved a fine ovation from the Bangor faithful.
  With the contest decided there was one final change for Bangor on 73 minutes as Sam Dool replaced Marc Williams. In fairness Baio and Dool gave City more control in midfield alongside the assertive Field.
  Impressive leftback Dylan Roberts sent a long range effort on target but Mullock was up to the task.
  Time ran out and the final whistle blew on a clear win for Bangor, three points to get the season off to the best possible start.
  Defensive frailities perhaps but with Phil Baker approaching fitness and match practice under their belts there are clear grounds for optimism.
  Ruthin away next on Tuesday night.
Photos above The Citizens Choice
FINAL SCORE 5-1



Pre Season 2018-19 4th August 2018
Hyde United 3 v 0 Bangor City



  Bangor crashed to another worrying defeat at Hyde on Saturday afternoon.
  The blues line up was again missing key players with the season opener just a week away.
  Hyde took the lead on 25 minutes as City failed to clear a high cross and Ross Daly mishit the ball home from eight yards. Goalkeeper Coughlin claimed he was fouled by a United player backing into him and on another day the referee might have agreed.
  The interval score was one nil.
Half Time 1 v 0
 
  The second half was aproaching the hour mark as Hyde doubled their lead.
  A deep diagonal across the blues box was superbly controlled on the right for Tom Pratt to slide home calmly from around ten yards out.
  And fifteen minutes later it was three nil as Dave Brown ran at the heart of the blues defence to see his shot balloon up off a City defender and loop over the hapless Coughlin.


  Bangor City

1 Andy Coughlin
2 Lee Owens   5 Sam Barnes   4 Phil Baker   3 Kian Owen
11 Jacob Farleigh   20 Sam Dool   6 Tom Field   10 Robbie Parry
9 Les Davies   19 Marc Williams


  Substitutes
  Alex Boss, Sam Jones, H Miezou


Pre Season 2018-19 24th July 2018
  Colwyn Bay 4 v 1 Bangor City



  Bangor crashed to another heavy defeat at Colwyn Bay on Tuesday night.
  City fielded a mix and match side of first teamers, youngsters and trialists and ended up on the wrong end of the scoreline. Yet they started well enough an forged enough chances in the opening twenty minutes to have taken the lead.
  But a failure to take those early opportunities came back to haunt them midway through the half as Danny Bartle latched onto Craig Pritchard's pass to beat Andy Coughlin for a one nil lead.
  Seven minutes before the break Louis Barnes sent a long range freekick beyond Coughlin to double the advantage.
  And that was how it stood at half time with the home side two nil to the good.
Half Time 2 v 0
 
  The second half got off to a better start for City as Alex Boss controlled a long diagonal from the right to race in an beat goalkeeper Kris Leigh at hsi near post.
  City created chances but could not take them and on 78 minutes Colwyn Bay got a third as A Trialist netted from a Louis Barnes assist. (Louis is the brother of City defender Sam Barnes).
  And four or five minutes later it was four one as Ashley Ruane completed the scoring.


  Bangor City


  Substitutes
 


Pre Season 2018-19 21st July 2018
  Isle of Man FA 4 v 0 Bangor City


  Bangor crashed to a heavy defeat - their first of pre season - at Douglas on Saturday.
  With some players unable to travel due to other commitments there were a number of changes to the Wrexham starting eleven.
  Youngsters Leon Jones and Kian Owen were involved in a defence which also featured Spanish trialists Arnau Miro Andreu.
  And after six minutes the new look defence was breached by Frank Jones who capitalised on some confusion from a corner kick for the hosts.
  The second goal came three minutes before the interval from Lee Gale to leave the half time score two  nil to The Isle of Man FA.
Half Time 2 v 0
 
  Worst was to come on 51 minutes as Stephen Whiteley put the Island side three nil up.
  The final strike on 81 minutes was a second of the game from Ellan Vannin captain Frank Jones to leave a disjointed blues side on the wrong end of the four nil scoreline.

  Bangor City

1 Leon Jones
7 Jake Phillips   5 Arnau Miro Andreu   16 Andy Jones   3 Kian Owen
11 Jacob Farleigh   4 Yalany Baio   6 Tom Field   10 Robbie Parry
9 Les Davies   8 Alex Darlington


Numbers for illustration only
  Substitutes
 


Pre Season 2018-19 17th July 2018
  Bangor City 2 v 2 Wrexham


  Bangor and Wrexham fought on a two all draw as both gained further match practise towards next season.
  City started brightly with Jacob Farleigh fired over but on twenty minutes the visitors took the lead.
  A calm finish from Chris Holroyd who beat Harry Pickering after he broke through the blues defence.
  But three minutes later the scores were level.
  City midfielder Yalany Baio was fouled in the box and Tom Field stepped up to convert the penalty,
  On the half hour Wright went close for the National League side and before the break Yalany Baio was fouled once more, but this time outside the box and Tom Field sent his long range effort over the bar.
  So one all at the interval.
Half Time 0 v 0
  One change by Bangor at the break as Danny Murphy came on for Phil Baker in the blues defence. The visitors made half a dozen changes to their starting line up.
  Wrexham looked to gain the advantage and Harry Pickering had to deny Fondop, Deverdics and Jennings in quick succession.
  Problems for City next as Yalany Baio reacted angrily and threw the ball in the face of Fondop. Referee Lee Evans sent the fiesty midfielder off the field but allowed him to be replaced, Alex Darlington taking the field against his old club.
  On the hour mark Luke Griffiths replaced Tom Field in the Bangor frontline and five minutes later City had the lead for the first time as Alex Darlington struck on the counter.
   Both sides continued to ring the changes and eight minutes from time it worked for the visitors as Mike Fondop headed home to level the scores.
   And that was how it ended up with both sides happy with another ninety minutes and honours even at the end of the action.

  Bangor City

1 Harry Pickering
2 Lee Owens   5 Phil Baker   16 Andy Jones   7 Jake Phillips
11 Jacob Farleigh   4 Yalany Baio   6 Tom Field   10 Robbie Parry
9 Les Davies   19 Sam Dool


  Substitutes
  Alex Darlington, Paul McGuire, Dan Murphy, Leon Jones, Kian Owen, Sam Jones, Alex Boss, Elliot Fenton,
  Luke Chambers, Luke Griffiths


Pre Season 2018-19 13th July 2018
  Brickfield 1 v 3 Bangor City


Photo above The Citizens Choice
  Bangor ran out comfortable winners after falling behind on five minutes at Brickfield on Friday night.
  But the early spoils went to Brickfield who took the lead through a goal credited to A Trialist who netted from close range.
  City settled to play football on the understandably dry pitch with Tom Field getting a grip in midfield and Robbie Parry threatening on the left wing. Gradually home goalkeeper Mike Platt was called into the action to deny Field from a freekick and then catch a number of high crosses.
  On 21 minutes Les Davies looked to have lobbed City into the lead but somehow the ball lept up onto the woodwork and refused to go in.
  Then on 35 minutes Davies turned provider with an inviting pass to Robbie Parry who netted from in front of goal to level the scores.
  To be fair as much as City had controlled possession it was the home side who forced Pickering into the action in the closing minutes.
  The home defence well marshalled by Michael Johnston stood firm and former Caernarfon glovesman Platt was well protected.
Half Time 0 v 0

  Several changes at the interval as Sam Barnes and Dan Murphy replaced centrebacks Baker & Jones, Jacob Farleigh came on for Lee Owens (Jake Phillips moved to rightback) and Yalany Baio replaced Dool.
  Right winger Farley caught the eye with his work rate and decisive running, his early second half effort crashed against the crossbar with Platt well beaten.
  As Bangor pressed for the lead Sam Barnes, Jacob Farleigh and Alex Darlington went close before on 70 minutes midfielder Yalany Baio crashed the ball into the roof of the net.
  Local youngster Sam Jones replaced Les Davies before on 75 minutes it was 3-1 as Jacob Farley kept up his goal a game record in pre season so far.
  Leftback Kian Owen came on for Maguire as the changes became too often to note.
  The home side were still a threat and Jake Phillips did exceptionally when to clear off his goalline when a goal seemed inevitable.
  So a second win on the road for the revamped blues and an enjoyable evening in the shadow of Clywedog school.


Goalscorer Jacob Farley
  Bangor City

1 Harry Pickering
2 Lee Owens   5 Phil Baker   16 Andy Jones   3 Paul Maguire
7 Jake Phillips   15 Sam Dool   6 Tom Field   10 Robbie Parry
9 Les Davies   8 Alex Darlingon


  Substitutes
  Sam Barnes, Dan Murphy, Leon Jones, Kian Owen, Sam Jones, Jacob Farleigh, Elliot Fenton,
  Sam Ashworth, Gethin Thomas
 

The Tommy Jones Trophy 9th July 2018
Pwllheli 0 v 2 Bangor City


Photo above with thanks to Phil Stead
  Bangor kicked off their pre-season - and the Craig Harrison era - with a win at Pwllheli on Monday night.
  And in doing so won The Tommy Jones Trophy, a competition which celebrates the former Wales and Everton defender who managed both sides with distinction.
  And as both goals were scored by young trialists there was something to ponder for the new blues manager.
  A good crowd filled The Recreation Ground on another warm evening as City fielded a line up berefit of several summer signings. Nothing unusual about that with holidays and work commitments the usual causes. Local younster Kian Jones was one to benefit as he started at leftback.
  With a third trialist, Andy Coughlin, in goal Bangor took the early initiative with Les Davies prominent on his return to a blue shirt. Midway through the half Big Les had the ball in the net but an offside flag cut short celebrations.
  Then right winger Jacob Farleigh saw his goalbound effort denied by Gethin Roberts who enjoyed a fine evening in the Pwllheli goal.
  On the half hour mark Les Davies went close before the home side threatened with a close range effort that went narrowly wide. Minutes later last season's Bangor U19s striker Jake Jones ran on goal but Andy Jones did well to race across and clear
  The closing action saw Roberts saved comfortably from Yalany Baio and moments later the half time whistle blew.
Half Time 0 v 0
  The only change at the interval was the introduction of Alex Boss for Alex Darlington.
  Boss is light and very quick, his pace soon started to unsettle the home defence.
  But three minutes after the restart it was Nantwich based Jacob Farleigh who gace City the lead from ten yards. Ten minutes after the restart a foul on Yalany Baio yielded a freekick which Tom Field crashed over
  That heralded a triple substitution as Sam Jones, Gethin Thomas and Sam Ashworth came on for Les Davies, Yalany Baio and Tom Field.
  A foul on boss led to another freekick which Sam Barnes connected with but again Roberts did well to keep out.
  On 65 minutes two more changes as centrebacks Ben Williams and Louis McFarlane came on for Andy Jones and Sam Barnes.
  Some end to end play followed before on 81 minutes Elliott Fenton doubled the lead after a great run by Alex Boss.
  A minute later Sam Ashworth's long range effort crashed against the bar and although Alex Boss tapped the ball home the offside flag again cut short celebrations.
  So two nil for Bangor, an enjoyable game for the large crowd gathered in the sun and the first stage of the pre season schedule underway.
  Also good to see so many of the academy youngsters involved for City.
  Bangor City

1 Andy Coughlin
7 Jake Phillips   5 Sam Barnes   16 Andy Jones   3 Kian Jones
10 Jacob Farleigh   4 Yalany Baio   6 Tom Field   11 Elliott Fenton
9 Les Davies   8 Alex Darlingon

  Substitutes
  Sam Jones, Sam Ashworth, Gethin Thomas, Alex Boss, Tom Innes, Dylan Summers Jones, Ben Williams,
  Louis McFalane, Leon Jones