BANGOR CITY MATCH REPORTS 2018-19
 

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16
10 November 2018
Bangor City
6
v
1
 Cefn Albion
The Welsh Cup
-
  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
  Alex Darlington 4
  Robbie Parry
  Marc Williams

  Man of The Match
  Alex Darlington
 Match Official

Wayne Geraghty
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 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Cefn Albion

1  Chris Mullock.




Josh Roberts.
1
22
 Sam Dool




Nathan Williams. 2
21
 Mike Williams




Jamie Foulkes.
3
4
 Yalany Baio




Nick Jones. 4
5
 Sam Barnes




Paul Griffiths. 5
6
 Jordan Piggott




Dion Gibbons. 6
7
 Jake Phillips




Dan Cox. 7
8
 Alex Darlington




Kien Morris. 8
9
 Les Davies




Conner Kendrick. 9
15
 Marc Williams



Alex Williams. 10
11
 Jacob Farleigh




Jordan Williams. 11
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
13
 Gruff Evans GK



Oliver Davies (57) for 8 Morris. 12
10
 Robbie Parry (61) for 4 Baio
 
James Jones (??) for ? ?. 14
17
 Alex Boss (75) for 22 Dool



Zac Davies (75) for 10 Williams. 15
18
 Sam Jones (80) for 8 Darlington

 

Callum Taylor.
16
20
 Sam Ashworth




Jack Richard.
17


-

  Colours
  Orange
  SCORERS
  Conner Kendrick



  Man of The Match
  Paul Griffiths
 Official Attendance

294

  This was a comprehensive win for City - in the end. A couple of late goals put a touch of gloss on a closely fought game which featured another four goal salvo from Wrexham based striker Alex Darlington.
  Before kick off an immacutely observed silence in remembrance of those who have fallen in service of their country.
  And then to the action. With Steven Hewitt having been deported to Australia (good luck Steve!) Sam Dool earned a starting berth in a now familiar 3-5-2 formation led by Les Davies and the very much in form Alex Darlington.
  The visitors, urged on by a large contingent in the family stand, forged an early opening but Alex Williams headed over at the back post. The Jordan Piggott fired well over at The Antelope End on what was a bright sunny Nantporth afternoon.
  Jacob Farleigh crossed from the left but Alex Darlington guided his effort too close to Cefn keeper Josh Roberts. Moments later City pressed again as Roberts saved well from Farleigh and from the resulting corner Marc Williams headed over.
  Then on 19 minutes disaster for Bangor as a slip by Sam Barnes let in Conner Kendrick and his calm as you like finish left Chris Mullock without a chance to put Cefn a goal up. The hundred or so noisy Albion fans now went wild as they celebrated not just the goal but a real whiff of an upset.
  But Bangor had other ideas on two minutes later the scores were level as Les Davies set up Alex Darlington who side footed home from ten yards.
  City were now in control and on 26 minutes they forced their Welsh National league visitors back once again for Les Davies to set up Alex Darlington for his second of the afternoon. With the wind in their sails City swept forward and Josh Roberts did very well to deny Jake Phillips twice in quick succession as he cut in from the right. On the half hour Les Davies controlled a high ball, turned and lashed the ball agonisingly into the side netting from the left.
  Then on 31 minutes a foul on the two goal striker led to a clear penalty awarded by Mr Geraghty which Alex Darlington duly dispatched for his hatrick to make it three one to City. The remainder of the first half became a bit disjointed with City comfortably clear. A foul on Sam Dool needed attention whilst Yalany Baio went into the referee's book for a challenge from behind on half way.
  Credit to the Albion defence where Nick Jones and Paul Griffiths stood firm and dealt with Les Davies and co under difficult circumstances.
  The link up between Les Davies and Alex Darlington created an opportunity for a fourth for the in form striker but Josh Roberts was out bravely to dive at his feet.
  But there were on more goals to report and at the interval Bangor led three one with that Alex Darlington hatrick a response to Kendrick's opener and to the chants of "Wrexham reject" booming from the family stand.
Les Davies and Marc Williams congratulate Alex Darlington - The Citizens Choice

HALF TIME 3-1 
  No changes at the interval.
  The first action of the second period was a Cefn corner which City cleared and a yellow card for No 8 Kien Morris for a foul on Baio.
  Ten minutes after the restart a freekick just outside the box which Alex Darlington placed perfectly beyond the reach of Roberts for his fourth of the afternoon to put City four one to the good. That made it four goals in successive games for Darlington, a feat seldom recorded by a Bangor player in living memory.
  Cefn made a change as Kien Morris was replaced by striker Oliver Davies and minutes later Robbie Parry came on for Yalany Baio. With City fans expecting an easy time in the second half Cefn had other ideas and it took a goalline clearance from Sam Barnes to make amends for his earlier slip with a vital goal line clearance. With twenty minutes of the second half gone Albion went close again as Chris Mullock saved well but could only watch as the ball rolled out to Alex Williams who sent his rasping drive over the crossbar.
  Left winger Jordan Williams was the pick of the visitors attacking forays but his shot was comfortably saved by Mullock. Still the noisy Cefn supporters kept up their singing and chanting and their team rose to the encouragement. It has to be said that the well humoured horde delivered the best away support seen at Nantporth for many years.
  With fifteen minutes left to play Alex Boss came on for Sam Dool with Marc Williams slotting into midfield. Spurred forward Robbie Parry sent a vicious shot on target but Josh Roberts pulled off a top class save to deny him.
  With ten minutes left on the clock Zac Davies came on for Alex Williams and then Sam Jones replaced four goal hero Alex Darlington. But it was Cefn who maintained their determined defiance with a well hit shot from left footer Jordan Williams which flew just over. Moments later a harsh yellow card from fussy referee Geraghty shown to Jordan Piggott for a handball which never was.
  But in the final minute City made it five as Alex Boss used his electrifying pace to send a cross over from the right which fell to Robbie Parry who blasted home. Harsh on the visitors perhaps but it got worse moments later as Marc Williams nipped in behind the Albion defence to lift theball over Josh Roberts for a sixth and final goal.
  Full credit to the Welsh National League side and their excellent supporters, a far cry from the handful of weary souls witnessed at Nantporth in recent seasons.
  So City book a place in Monday night's Third Round draw.
   Next game away home to Prestatyn on Friday 23rd November.
10 Alex Williams risest highest photo The Citizens Choice
FINAL SCORE 6-1 




15
3 November 2018
Bangor City
9
v
0
 Llanrhaeadr YM
Cymru Alliance
-
  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
  Alex Darlington 4
  Jordan Piggott
  Jake Phillips
  Jacob Farleigh
  Marc Williams
  Robbie Parry
  Man of The Match
 Alex Darlington
 Match Official

C
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 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Llanrhaeadr

1  Chris Mullock




Jimmy Haynes.
1
24
 Steven Hewitt




Chris Aitken.
2
21
 Mike Williams




Dale Evans.
3
4
 Yalany Baio




Tom Bailey.
4
5
 Sam Barnes




Glenn Evans.
5
6
 Jordan Piggott




Matt Evans. 6
7
 Jake Phillips




Iain Edmunds. 7
8
 Alex Darlington




Joe Vaughan. 8
9
 Les Davies




Tom Evans. 9
15
 Marc Williams



Khyam Whytton. 10
11
 Jacob Farleigh




Iwan Matthews  11
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
13
 Gruff Evans GK



Dan Graham. 12
10
 Robbie Parry (67 for 9 Davies Harri Lloyd  14
17
 Alex Boss (77 for 7 Phillips




15
18
 Sam Jones 

 


16
22
 Sam Dool (73 for 24 Hewitt




17


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  Colours
  Maroon
  SCORERS






  Man of The Match
  Jimmy Hayns
 Official Attendance

146

  Bangor ran out emphatic winners over Llanrhaeadr on a damp gloomy afternoon at Nantporth.
  City gave a debut to midweek signing Mike Williams in a back three as the experienced left footer slotted in alongside Sam Barnes and Jordan Piggot making his home debut.
  But it was one of more established players Alex Darlington who stole the show with a four goal salvo including a second half hatrick.
  The visitors went close in the opening minutes as former Bangor U19s player Khyam Whytton shot wide from the edge of the box. But in the sixth minute City took the lead through Jordan Piggott who marked his home bow in style with a volley from the edge of the box after a corner was half cleared.
  Just after the quarter hour mark Jake Phillips saw his cross carry beyond everyone to make it two nil - his second in two games - and the pattern for the afternoon was now clearly established as Steven Hewitt and Yalany Baio took a grip of the midfield to push the villagers back towards their own goal.
  A third goal duly arrived on 27 minutes, the first of the afternoon from Alex Darlington.who headed home from Jacob Farleigh's left wing cross.
  Credit to the visitors who fought a brave rearguard action and in particular goalkeeper Jimmy Hayns who worked overtime to deny City as the pressure grew.
  So a clear three nil advantage for City at the break with every chance of adding to the tally.


HALF TIME 0-0
  No changes at the interval.
  The visitors came out with a positive approach but could not seriously trouble Chris Mullock who was well protected by the three man rearguard.
  And on 51 minutes Alex Darlingotn passed to  Jacob Farleigh who cut in from the left and beat a couple of defenders before he bent the ball inside the far upright.
  Fifteen minutes later Bangor went five nil ahead as Alex Darlington got his second of the afternoon from close range.
  Moments later Robbie Parry trotted on in place of Les Davies as City made the first change of the afternoon. Llanrhaeadr had the ball in the Bangor box courtesy of an Iain Edmunds freekick but Chris Mullock was alert to the danger.
  On 71 minutes Marc Williams got in on the action as he broke clear of the defence to make it six nil as the visitors tired on the wide Nantporth pitch. Again the goal was followed by a substitution as Sam Dool came on for midfield general Steven Hewitt.
  With just under a quarter of an hour to go City made it seven nil as Alex Darlington completed his hatrick with a well placed chip from the edge of the box. again a susbstitution as young Alex Boss came on for Jake Phillips on the right.
  A fourth goal of the afternoon for Alex Darlington as he crashed home from the edge of the box made it eight nil as a difficult afternoon for the visitors went from bad to worse.  There was still time though for one more goal as substitute Robbie Parry ran on goal and smashed the ball beyond the hard working Hayns to make the final score nine nil.
  Credit to Llanrhaeadr whose spirit was good throughout and whose goalkeeper Jimmy Hayns remained defiant.
  For Bangor the highest score of the season and a clean sheet to add, but the star of the day has to be Alex Darlington whose four goal haul is his best for the club.
   Next game Cefn Albion in the Welsh Cup

Alex Darlington photo with thanks Event Photo Wales
FINAL SCORE 1-0



14
27 October 2018
Penrhyncoch
0
v
2
 Bangor City
Cymru Alliance
-

  Colours
  Red 
  SCORERS



 
  Man of The Match
  Leigh Jenkins
 Match Official

James Walker
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 Penrhyncoch Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

1  Leigh Jenkins




Chris Mullock.
1
2
 Liam James




Steven Hewitt . 24
3
 Cledan Davies




Anthony Stephens . 3
4
 Sion James




Yalany Baio . 4
5
 Jon Foligno




Sam Barnes . 5
6
 Luke Sherborn




Jordan Piggott . 6
7
 Josh Shaw




Jake Phillips . 7
8
 Antonio Corbisiero




Alex Darlington . 8
9
 Steff Davies




Les Davies . 9
10
 Liam Lewis




Marc Williams . 15
11
 Craig Williams




Jacob Farleigh . 11
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
12
 Owain James


  .
Gruff Evans GK . 13
14
 Ieuan Brooks


Robbie Parry (78) for 8 Darlington . 10
15
 Jon Evans (70) for 11 Williams

Andy Jones (85 for 9 Davies . 16
16
 Liam Doherty (66) for 7 Shaw

Sam Jones . 18
17
 Tom Evans




Sam Dool . 22


-

  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
 Marc Williams
 Jake Phillips


  Man of The Match
  Steven Hewitt
 Official Attendance

160

  Bangor scored twice in the second half to secure an away win at Penrhyncoch but suffered a serious injury in the process.
  Centrehalf Anthony Stephens took a blow to the head and X Rays later revealed a broken jaw which will see the left footed defender sidelined for several weeks.
  The long awaited arrival of centreback Jordan Piggott saw Andy Jones drop to the bench whilst the rest of the team had a settled look.
  Penrhyn welcomed back goalkeeper Leigh Jenkins after he started the season with nearby Aberystwyth.
  City had the ball in the back of the net inside the opening three minutes courtesy of Alex Darlington but an offside flag cut short the celebrations.
  On ten minutes home goalkeeper Leigh Jenkins did well to keep out Alex Darlington's header. Two minutes later a fine through ball from Cledan Davies found CraigWilliams in on goal but Chris Mullock did well to deny him.
  With a quarter of an hour gone Alex Darlington was through on goal but Josh Shaw pulled off a great last ditch tackle. Five minutes later Steven Hewitt was in the thick of the action with a corner which Anthony Stephens steered too close to goalkeeper Jenkins who then saved well from Yalany Baio after he ran on goal from Hewitt's short corner.
  Midfielder Hewitt was in fine touch for Bangor with Yalany Baio also working hard as City pushed the home side back.
  But just before the half hour Steff Davies headed over for Penrhyn before Les Davies latched onto Alex Darlington flick on but Sion James did enough to put him off. Ten minutes before the interval Marc Williams wriggled through on goal but again Jenkins saved well before Alex Darlington lifted the rebound over the crossbar.
  As half time grew near a couple of half chances didn't quite fall for Penrhyncoch and at the whistle the blank scoreline probably just about suited the home side whose goalkeeper Jenkins had been the busier of the two.

Goalscorer Jake Phillips photo The Citizens Choice

HALF TIME 0-0
  No changes at the interval.
  City now with forty five minutes to find the all important opener.
  And they did not have too long to wait as the first goal arrived on 52 minutes. Steven Hewitt crossed, Les Davies flicked on and Marc Williams tapped home from close range.
  Three minutes later it was two nil as Les Davies passed to Jake Phillips who fired low into the net - despite the best effort of goalkeeper Jenkins - to claim his first goal in a Bangor shirt.
  On 66 minutes, after yellow cards for goalscorer Phillips and Luke Sherborn, a first change for Penrhyn as Liam Doherty came on for Josh Shaw. Two minutes later a close call for City as Antonio Corbisiero crossed to Liam Lewis but he could not find the target with his header. On 70 minutes a second change for the home side as Jon Evans came on for left winger Craig Williams.
  When Penrhyn did press the three man Bangor defence looked up to the task with new signing Jordan Piggott settling in well alongside regulars Barnes & Stephens.
  With fifteen minutes left Marc Williams went round Jenkins and shot on target but the glovesman recovered well to prevent a third goal. Two minutes later Robbie Parry came on for Alex Darlington in the blues attack.
  City pressed for a third goal with Jake Phillips, Marc Williams and Phillips again going close but the home defence stood firm.
  So a deserved two nil win for the blues on their Mid Wales travels and a clean sheet.
  But then tempered by the unfortunate news that centreback Anthony Stephens, who had soldiered on after taking a blow to the face, had suffered a broken jaw.
  Llanrhaeadr at home next Saturday

Jordan Piggott  clears as Chris Mullock watches on photo with thanks to Bangor City
FINAL SCORE 0-2



13
20 October 2018
Bangor City
4
v
2
 Mold Alexandra
The Welsh Cup
-
  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
  Les Davies 2
  Andy Jones
  Alex Darlington

  Man of The Match
  Les Davies
 Match Official

Kevin Parry
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 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Mold Alexandra

1  Chris Mullock




Steve Holyoke
1
16
 Andy Jones




Matt Lewis
2
3
 Anthony Stephens




Jamie Evans
3
4
 Yalany Baio




Iwan Rogers
4
5
 Sam Barnes




Steve Watkins
18
24
 Steven Hewitt




Kieran Price
6
7
 Jake Phillips




Terry Pughe
7
15
 Marc Williams




Andy Watkin
8
9
 Les Davies




Callum Lavelle
9
18
 Sam Jones




Callum Freeman
10
11
 Jacob Farleigh




Henry Carver
11
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
8
 Alex Darlington (61) for 18 Jones



Eliot Quinlan
12
10
 Robbie Parry (83) for 9 Davies
Joe Griffiths (71) for 8 Watkin  14
13
 Gruff Evans GK




Tom Burrows
15
17
 Alex Boss


 

Kieran Goul
16
22
 Sam Dool




Danny Warren (79) for 9 Lavelle  17


-

  Colours
  Orange
  SCORERS
 Terry Pughe
 Callum Freeman


  Man of The Match
  Callum Freeman
 Official Attendance

251

  Bangor eased past Mold in the first Welsh Cup meeting in more than seventy years.
  Before the game got underway there was a minutes silence for popular blues supporter Dick Rigby who had died earlier in the week.
  With Craig Harrison having resigned the day before Steve Vaughan jnr was in charge. He had to rule out Lee Owens who had followed Phil Baker out of club. City opted for a three man defence of Barnes, Jones and Stephens with Phillips (right) and Farleigh (left) as the wingbacks.
  Attacking the Antelope End on a bright sunny afternoon City threatened through Marc Williams and won a couple of corners on the right which culminated in Les Davies directed a stooping header on target but too close to Holyoke. City won a third corner but on the quarterhour mark Mold scored.
  Leading goalscorer Callum Freeman slid the ball to Terry Pughe who slotted home from the right. The Alex supporters celebrated noisely and City fans looked shocked.
  But within minutes the roles were reversed as Steven Hewitt sent over a freekick from the left which bounced all the way through to Andy Jones to prod home from close range at the back post.  And four minutes later Bangor took the lead as Les Davies shot home from Jacob Farleigh's cross.
  The game settled into a pattern whereby City enjoyed more possession but the Mold defence was well organised by Steve Watkin (wearing 18) although Sam Barnes had to be cool under pressure as Pughe threatened. For the visitors winger Henry Carver caught the eye on the Mold left.
  Young blues marksman Sam Jones then crashed a shot against the crossbar but City could not capitalise on the goalmouith melee which resulted in a corner as Andy Jones shot was pushed over the bar. A fifth corner of the afternoon quickly followed which Watkin belted clear.
  In the closing minutes a couple fo corner for Mold but not real danger to Chris Mullock's goal and as the whistle blew City led two one with every reason to feel optimistic about the second period.
Les Davies puts City ahead The Citizens Choice

HALF TIME 2-1
  No changes at the interval.
  But a change to the scoreline within a minute as Jacob Farleigh carved the visitors defence open on the left to set up Les Davies who swept home from six yards for a three on lead.
  Midfielder Steven Hewitt forced a save from Holyoke but on 54 minutes Mold halved the deficit as the impressive Callum Freeman ran clear on the right and beat Chris Mullock with a crisp low strike. Five minutes later Freeman fired on target again and City struggled to clear as the ball bounced around wildly in the six yard area.
  On 61 minutes a first change for City as Alex Darlington came on for Sam Jones and moments later Marc Williams shot on target but the goalkeeepr gathered easily.
  A couple more corners followed for City midway through the half with Jacob Farleigh causing problems on the attacking left.
  On 71 minutes it was 4-2 for Bangor as Alex Darlington latched onto a rebound after Les Davies' initial effort was blocked. Three minutes later Joe Griffiths came on for Andy Watkin but seconds later Jacob Farleigh again unhinged the visitors defence but his low cross evaded the blue shirts.
  On 79 minutes Danny Warren came on for Callum Lavell as Mold looked for a change of fortune.
  Seven minutes left on the clock and Robbie Parry came on for Les Davies who had two goals and an assist to his name.
  In the closing minutes Alex Darlington and substitute Parry went close but they could not change the scoreline, nor could Mold who had battled bravely but fairly from start to finiah.
  So City into the hat for Monday's Second Round draw with a new manager likely to be in charge by the time the game is played.
   Next game away at Penrhyncoch on Saturday.
Les Davies photo with thanks Event Photo Wales
FINAL SCORE 4-2 



12
6 October 2018
Prestatyn Town
2
v
4
 Bangor City
Cymru Alliance Cup
-

  Colours
  Red 
  SCORERS
 Dave Hayes
 Alex Jones

 
  Man of The Match
 Alex Jones
 Match Official

Aron Wyn Jones
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 Prestatyn Town Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

1  Scott Williams




Chris Mullock.
1
2
 Ciran Jones




Phil Baker
12
3
 Casey Faulkner




Anthony Stephens
3
4
 Dave Hayes




Yalany Baio
4
5
 Sam Kersh




Sam Barnes
5
6
 Dan Roberts




Andy Jones
16
7
 James Hay




Jake Phillips
7
8
 Alex Jones




Alex Darlington
8
9
 Jack Hoult




Sam Jones
18
10
 Ian Griffiths




Steven Hewitt
24
11
 Aaron White



Marc Williams  15
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
12
 Alun Roberts (82) for 7 Hay

 Lee Owens  2
14
 Steven Dousasse
Tom Field  6
15
 Nathanial Hulme (70) for 3 Faulkner

Gethin Thomas  14
16
 James Jones


Alex Boss  17
17
 Macauley Taylor (76 for 9 Hoult



Sam Dool (103) for 8 Darlington   22


-

  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
 Sam Jones 2
 Jacob Farleigh
 Sam Barnes

  Man of The Match
  Sam Jones
 Official Attendance

201

  Bangor threw away a two goal lead but bounced back to win this HuwsGray cuptie in extra time.
  City rested Marc Williams, Les Davies and Robbie Parry and started with Andy Jones upfront alongside young Sam Jones. Elsewhere Phil Baker, Sam Barnes and Anthony Stephens formed a back three with Jacob Farleigh and Jake Phillips as wingbacks.
  Attacking the social club end City pushed forward with Alex Darlington seeing his goalbound shot deflected before Jacob Farleigh cut in the from the right but Sam Kersh stopped his progress with a well timed challenge.
  On seven minutes a Jake Phillips long throw found Andy Jones whose layoff invited a drive form Alex Darlington but he could not hit the target. Ten minutes later City had the lead as Jacob Farleigh crashed home from 25 yards with goalkeeper Scott Williams well beaten. Three minutes later veteran striker Ian Griffiths went close to an eqauliser.
  Blues midfielder Steven Hewitt forced a good save from Williams then as Prestatyn pressed Chris Mullock punched clear and flattened his own defender Phil Baker in the process.
  On the stroke of half time Jake Phillips sent a tempting through ball down the middle but the wind swept the ball away from Jacob Farleigh and into the arms of Williams.
  So a one nil lead for City and a dominant display built around the midfield pairing of Steven Hewitt and Yalany Baio who held sway despite the best efforts of Alex Jones who caught the eye for the hosts.
Jacob Farleigh scored the opener - photo The Citizens Choice

HALF TIME 0-1
  No changes at the interval.
  The home side went close to an equaliser inside five minutes as Ian Griffiths latched onto a headed clearnace but  blasted over the bar.
  But on 53 minutes it was two nil to Bangor. Jacob Farleigh cut in the from the left, saw his shot saved and run to Sam Barnes who swept home from six yards for his fifth goal of the season. Young Sam Jones was working hard upfront but maybe trying too hard, nothing quite came off for him. He won a corner on the right which ran out to Jacob Farleigh whose shot was blocked.
  On the hour a corner for Prestatyn - their fourth of the afternoon - dropped for Aaron White but he fired wide. Steven Hewitt and Alex Darlington went close for City before Prestatyn made the first change of the match on 70 minutes as Nathanial Hulme came on for Casey Faulkner. More positive intent from City as Yalany Baio fired off target and Andy Jones headed over.
  But on 76 minutes an unlikely comeback got underway as Dave Hayes drilled home from the edge of the box from a half cleared Prestatyn corner. Immediately Macauley Taylor came on for Jack Hoult and on 82 minutes Alun Roberts replaced James Hay. It worked a treat as within a minute of the final change Alex Jones dived forwards to head home after substitute Taylor's shot looped up across goal.
  The home side had appeals for a late penalty as the ball appeared to strike the arm of a Bangor defender, Steven Hewitt shot wide from distance, City won their six and seventh corners and Steven Hewitt had a goalbound shot blocked. Into added (injury) time Jacob Farleigh and Sam Jones had chances but in the end Referee Aron Wyn Jones blew for the end of the ninety and signalled the advent of extra time.
EXTRA TIME 2-2
  The two sides had the briefest of breaks, drinks and huddles before play resumed.
  Attacking the social club end once more Bangor went close as Sam Barnes headed on goal but Williams saved well. But the home side had a good opportunity to take the lead as Macauley Taylor teed up Aaron White who shot just wide of the upright.
  Then on ten minutes young Sam Jones broke his duck with a goal scored in bizarre circumstances. He ran through from forty yards and netted past a static defence and puzzled goalkeeper as the linesman stood with offside flag raised. The goal stood with referee Jones ruling that a Prestatyn defender had headed the ball to Jones which rendered the offside invalid. Fair to say there were loud protests by the home bench led by foul mouthed manager Butcher.
  With thirteen minutes on the clock Sam Dool came on for Alex Darlingon. Two minutes later the goal of the game decided proceedings. A cross from the right was cleared to the edge of the box where Sam Jones ran back, swivelled and crashed home with power and accuracy. An amazing strike and a real glimpse of the Anglesey youngster talent which has been shining bright for the U19s.
  It stood at 4-2 to City at half time. Five minutes into the second period a yellow card for Jake Phillips for a trip on the right, then a missed opportunity by Sam Dool from close range.
  With five minutes to go a last chance for Prestatyn, a freekick on the edge of the blues box. But after much deliberaton all Ian Griffiths could do was hit the wall and the ball was blasted clear.
  The final whistle blew on an entertaining match and a deserved win for City against a spirited Prestatyn side, City now travel to Holyhead in the semi final.
  Flint at home on Saturday..
Sam Jones celebrates his second - photo The Citizens Choice
FINAL SCORE 2-4  




11
27 September 18
Bangor City
1
v
0
 Conwy Borough
Cymru Alliance
-
  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
  Robbie Parry



  Man of The Match
  Robbie Parry
 Match Official

Cheryl Foster
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 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Conwy Borough

1  Chris Mullock




Keighan Jones
1
16
 Andy Jones




Guto Hughes
2
3
 Anthony Stephens




Connor Tierney
3
4
 Yalany Baio




Gethin Maxwell
4
5
 Sam Barnes




Gerwyn Jones
5
24
 Steven Hewitt




Anthony Marshall
6
7
 Jake Phillips




Sean McCaffery
7
15
 Marc Williams




Lewis Clayton
8
9
 Les Davies




Cory Williams
9
10
 Robbie Parry




Corrig McGonigle
10
11
 Jacob Farleigh




Adam Whitlocck
11
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
6
 Tom Field (84) for 4 Baio



Leigh Craven
12
8
 Alex Darlington (60) for 10 Parry
Tommy Creamer (82) for 7 McCaffery  14
12
 Phil Baker



Iolo Hughes
15
18
 Sam Jones 

 

Luke Wandless (75) for 9 Williams  16
22
 Sam Dool




Bryan Roberts (67) for 8 Clayton  17

Conwy numbers are nominal
-

  Colours
  Orange
  SCORERS




  Man of The Match
  Corrig McGonigle
 Official Attendance

315

  Bangor continued their recent winning run with a narrow victory over near neighbours Conwy Borough at Nantporth on Friday night.
  Before the game got underway there was a minutes silence for popular blues supporter "Huw Llefrith" who had died earlier in the week.
  Once the action got underway the dangerous Corrig McGonigle fired a warning shot just wide from distance before Cory Williams also went close for the visitors.
  Bangor chiefly unsettled the Conwy defence through Jake Phillips whose long throws caused problems but the first clear cut chance came just inside the twenty minute mark. The hard working Marc Williams stole possession before finding Robbie Parry who combined with Jacob Farleigh who crossed to Les Davies but he guided his header too close to Keighan Jones.
  City showed more control now and Les Davies shot on target before Robbie Parry saw his curler arch just wide of the post.
  But just before the half hour mark McGonigle again caused problems with a goalbound shot that Les Davies had to clear off the line. The former Bangor youngster has developed year on year since scoring a hundred goals in a season and seems destined for bigger things.
  Bangor saw another chance come and go as Andy Jones' looping header cleared the crossbar, then Robbie Parry and Jacob Farleigh combined once more to set up Marc Williams but Conwy captain Gerwyn Jones cleared off the line.
  In the closing minutes as City pressed for the opener Jake Phillips and Steven Hewitt went close but neither could make the breakthrough and as Cheryl Foster blew for the interval the scoreline remained blank.
  So slender deficit at the interval....


HALF TIME 0-0
   No changes at the interval.
   The visitors were first to threaten as summer signing Lewis Clayton volleyed wide inside two minutes of the restart.
   Both goalkeepers got into the action as Kieghan Jones did well to deny Jacob Farleigh before Chris Mullock was at full stretch to deny Corrig McGonigle whose left footed freekick seemed destined to nestle inside the lefthand post.
   But on 58 minutes Bangor had the all important lead.
   Jake Phillips crossed, Keighan Jones struggled and Robbie Parry found the back of the net to the delight of the blues faithful. Five minutes later the abrasive Lewis Clayton was shown the yellow card for a later challenge in midfield.
   Two minutes later blues goalscorer Parry made way for Alex Darlington before Conwy sent on Bryan Roberts for midfielder Clayton.
   Borough made way for a couple more changes but it was Bangor who went close through Marc Williams who latched onto a Jake Phillips delivery but failed to make proper contact.
   And despite the odd nervous moment there was no change to the scoreline as City held on for a home win against Conwy.
   Next game Prestatyn away in the cup in a fortnight..


Robbie Parry photo with thanks Event Photo Wales
FINAL SCORE 1-0



10
22 September 18
Gresford Athletic
0
v
3
 Bangor City
Cymru Alliance
-

  Colours
  Red 
  SCORERS



 
  Man of The Match
 Jordan MacCarter
 Match Official

Dave Wright
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Gresford Athletic Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

1  Ben Jones




Chris Mullock.
1
2
 Joe Newton




Lee Owens
2
3
 Nathan Williams




Anthony Stephens
3
4
 Josh Griffiths




Yalany Baio
4
5
 Jack Jones




Sam Barnes
5
6
 Ben Burrows




Phil Baker
12
7
 Simon Smith




Jake Phillips
7
8
 Jack Chaloner




Steven Hewitt
24
9
 Jordan MacCarter




Les Davies
9
10
 Sam Molyneux




Robbie Parry
10
11
 Kieran Evans




Marc Williams  15
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
12
 Dean Bryan


  Tom Field (30) for 4 Baio  3
14
 Joe Davies
Alex Darlington   8
15
 Aeron Edwards (30) for 9 MacCarter


Jacob Farleigh (86) for 2 Owens   11
17
 Owen Roberts


Andy Jones  16






Sam Dool  22


-

  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
 Sam Barnes
 Steven Hewitt
 Robbie Parry

  Man of The Match
  S
 Official Attendance

175

  Bangor eased to a three nil win at Clappers Lane on a mild, damp autumnal Gresford afternoon.
  City opted for a back three with Phil Baker, Sam Barnes and Anthony Stephens central to a first clean sheet of the season.Certainly Stephens adds a gritty determination whether he plays centre or leftback.
  The game had scarcely got underway than Bangor took the lead. Jake Phillips' long throw from the left resulted in a corner which he in turn crossed for Sam Barnes to nod home from close range.
  Gresford responded with some pressure which midfielder Yalany Baio cleared three times. The home side pushed on again as Kieran Evans crossed but the burly MacCarter could not steer his header on target.
  The two sides shared possession for much of the second half with MacCarter gain going close before Steven Hewitt saw his long range effort saved midway through the half. Hewitt and Baio were involved in a competetive duel with the little and large of the Gresford midfield, Josh Griffiths and Jack Chaloner.
  Athletic leftback Nathan Williams was booked for a poor challenge on Jake Phillips who had raced forward from his right wingback berth.
  But Gresford threatened again as Sam Molyneux headed wide before Kieran Evans cut in from the right but Sam Barnes and Phil Baker combined to block his goalbound effort.
  With around ten minutes left a Gresford freekick was fired low on target by MacCarter but it was City who were to strike before the interval.
  On 41 minutes Steven Hewitt gathered the ball and, urged to shoot by travelling blues, did just that to beat Ben Jones with the aid of a slight deflection. Two nil and a measure of comfort for Craig Harrison's men.
  Before the interval there was a harsh yellow card for Yalany Baio for a tackle when, within the following two minutes, two similar challenges - one from each side - went unpunished.
  Nonetheless a two nil lead at the interval as Referee Dave Wright blew for the break,.
Sam Barnes celebrates his opener - photo The Citizens Choice

HALF TIME 0-2 
  No changea at the interval.
  Could City see out the away win without conceding for the first clean sheet of the season?
  The first action of the second period was a yellow card for Sam Molyneux for a crash into Sam Barnes on half way. Then a yellow card for Marc Williams for a similar challenge to Yalany Baio in the first half.
  On the hour mark Gresford went close as Simon Smith fired goalwards but Chris Mullock pulled off a fine save. Next MacCarter again got his header in but once again just failed to hit the target.
  Bangor pushed forward through Robbie Parry but he was denied by Ben Burrows last gasp intervention.
  But on 64 minutes City had a third and it was Robbie Parry who ran clear to slide the ball low beyond Ben Jones and into the bottom left hand corner. Game over in many ways but the home side again showed fighting spirit to create chances. Chris Mullock pulled off another great close range save and then another to deny Simon Smith.
  On 70 minutes the luckless MacCarter made way for Aeron Edwards before some four or five minutes later Tom Field replaced Yalany Baio as the combatative little midfielder seemed a likely candidate for a second yellow.
  Sam Barnes did well to deny Nathan Williams and with some ten minutes left on the clock successive corners for the home side but no direct threat on Chris Mullock's goal.
  With five minutes to go Jacob Farleigh replaced Lee Owens, City switched to a familiar back four with the Nantwich based flyer on the right wing.
  And in the short amount of time remaining Farleigh slid an inviting ball to the right for Robbie Parry but his low shot arched wide of the far post and the danger passed.
  Moments later the final whistle blew on a convincing three nil win for City, although Gresford could feel hard done by that they did not have at least a goal to show for their efforts. And that elusive clean sheet....
  Conwy Borough at home on Tuesday..
Robbie Parry asks the question - photo The Citizens Choice
FINAL SCORE 0-3 



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
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 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
24
 Steven Hewitt




Joe Davies
6
7
 Jake Phillips




Simon Smith
7
15
 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
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 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
3
4
 Steve Tomassen




Steven Hewitt
24
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
15
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
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 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
24
 Steven Hewitt




Mike Kelly
7
8
 Alex Darlington




Jamie Roberts
8
15
 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
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 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
24
 Steven Hewitt




Danny Hughes
8
15
 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
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 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
        substitutessutitbstitutessubstitutessubstitutes 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.
Kian Owen 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