BANGOR CITY MATCH REPORTS 2018-19
 

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2018-19


for reports from August to December 2018

2018-19



31
2 March 2019
Flint Town United
0
v
0
 Bangor City
Cymru Alliance
-

  Colours
  Black & White
  SCORERS





  Man of The Match
  Ieuan Hewitt
 Match Official

Mark James
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 Flint Town United Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

1  Aaron Jones




Nathan Wolland.
1
2
 Tom Kemp




Tom Reilly . 2
21
 Jacques Welsh




Mike Williams . 3
4
 Ged Kinsella




Osian Hughes . 4
5
 Ieuan Hewitt




Kian Owen. 19
6
 Dimitri Christou




Jordan Piggott . 6
7
 Aron Jones




Alex Boss . 7
8
 Richie Foulkes




Gethin Thomas . 8
9
 Andy Brown




Gary Taylor Fletcher . 16
10
 Mark Cadwallader




Sam Jones . 18
11
 Kyle Smith




Jacob Farleigh . 11
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
3
 Joe Davies


Nathan Wolland. 13
17
 Ryan Smith


.
Benn Lundstram. 15
18
 Dylan Allshorn (80) for 9 Brown

.

Dylan Summers Jones. 17
19
 Tyreek McCallum


.
Steff Taylorr 20
20
 Jake Hampson (60) for 7 Jones



Cian Williams . 24


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  Colours
  Blue & White
  SCORERS
 




  Man of The Match
  Jordan Piggott
 Official Attendance

226

  Bangor worked hard to earn a point at top five Flint with both centrebacks Jordan Piggott and Mike Williams outstanding alongside their young team mates. There was also a welcome return for Chris Mullock in goal.
  Either side of the centrebacks rightback Gethin Thomas and left peg Kian Owen also played their part whilst teenage midfielders Tom Reilly and Osian Hughes competed fiercely against more experienced opponents.
  Attacking the town end and playing into a stiff breeze City won an early corner which was cleared before on five minutes a big decision for Llandudno Junction referee Mark James.
  Lanky Flint striker Andy Brown threw himself into a wild challenge on Jordan Piggott on half way close to the touchline. It has to be said it looked a red card challenge but the official flashed yellow and Brown earned an unlikely reprieve. Piggott needed treatment and looked shaken for a few minutes.
  Flint settled the quicker and with Aron Jones on the right showing some good touches forged a couple of early chances as Ieuan Hewitt and Kyle Smith went close without troubling the fit again Mullock.
  Midway through the half a long throw from the impressive Hewitt nearly resulted in an own goal but from the resulting corner Chris Mullock lept highest to claim the high cross. On the half hour another Flint corner was boomed clear by Jordan Piggott and City broke upfield with home keeper Aaron Jones forced to rush out to smother the ball as Alex Boss threatened.
  Flint goalkeeper Jones was spoken to by Referee James for loud mouthed obsenities, but leftback Tom Kemp kept up a seemingly ceaseless tirade of expletives aimed at himself and his team mates every time he got the ball. Quite bizarre but strangely entertaining.
  City then threatened as Gary Taylor Fletcher combined with Jacob Farleigh who cut in from the left but saw his shot turned well saved by Jones. Kian Owen delivered the corner and Jones saved well from Mike Williams' header.  Moments later Taylor Fletcher lifted the ball over the lumbering Flint defenders but Sam Jones fired wide. City's player manager was at his best as he dropped into midfield rather than compete against the giant Christou whose height advantage was difficult to overcome.
  Realising their time with the elements was seeping away Flint mounted a charge as half time approached, forced a couple of corners but nothing that Chris Mullock could not deal with at the River Dee end. And so the half time whilstle blew, Mr James perhaps contemplating his big decision and City doubtless pleased with a clean sheet from the difficult first period against the wind.
  All to play for..
Osian Hughes with Mike Williams and Kian Owen in the background - The Citizens Choice

HALF TIME 0-0
  No changes at the interval for either side.
  But City no s attacking the River Dee Estuary end and enjoying the backing of the south westerly wind driving them forward.
  Five minutes after the restart it was the home side who went closest though as Richie Foulkes shot well wide from distance after a freekick had been half cleared. Despite the wind in their faces Flint had the better of the opening quarter and it was the blues defence who had to work overtime to keep them out. Kinsella caught the eye with his willingness to run with the ball, Hewitt with some powerful passes and Kemp for continuous swearing. Leftback Kian Owen did well for City as they pressed down his wing.
  On the hour a first change of the afternoon as Jake Hampson replaced Bontnewydd midfielder Aron Jones who had given the home side width on the right.
  The towering Christou was next into the book for a mistimed challenge, a trip on right winger Jacob Farleigh who was simply to quick for the giant defender. Leading goalscorer Mark Cadwallader then spurned a golden chance to put the home side ahead but his header sped narrowly wide.
  Bangor countered as Alex Boss ran at the defence, was fouled and City were awarded a freekick which was allowed to bounce in the box and ran to Kian Owen but he couldnt keep his effort down. With fifteen minutes to go City pushed the home side back and won their fourth and fifth corner before the chuntering Kemp was eventually shown the yellow card by referee James.
  A Bangor move built around Alex Boss and Gethin Thomas on the right saw Gary Taylor Fletcher shoot at goal from 25 yards. On 80 minutes Kian Owen's long throw was headed over by Taylor Fletcher as City sensed victory was within their wind assisted grasp.
  On 82 minutes young Dylan Allshorn replaced Andy Brown who might so easily have left the field over an hour earlier. Flint's outstanding player Hewitt lashed goalwards but Chris Mullock saved confidently. Flint pressed again minutes later as Cadwallader hooked wide from ten yards after some defensive uncertainty.
  Bangor again pushed forward as Gary Taylor Fletcher's cross just evaded young Sam Jones who had been closely watched all afternoon by the strong Flitn defenders. A moment of pure comedy next as leftback Kemp, still fizzing with self loathing, got involved in a needless verbal exchange with some City fans, turned his back on play and allowed a simple pass to roll behind him and out for a blues throw!
  A sixth and final Bangor corner came into added time but Jones was untroubled and moments later Mr James blew for time. A defiant point for Bangor and much for the young blues and the twenty year old veteran Piggott to be proud of.
  Penrhyncoch at home next Saturday..

FINAL SCORE 0-0 




30
22 February 2019
Bangor City
0
v
4
 Ruthin Town
Cymru Alliance
-
  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
 



  Man of The Match
  Alex Boss
 Match Official

Ashley Jones
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 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Ruthin Town

1  Nathan Wolland




Ryan Goldston.
1
2
 Tom Reilly




Craig Wilkinson. 2
3
 Mike Williams




Dafydd Evans.
3
19
 Kian Owen




Lewys Turner.
4
5
 Michael Johnston




Kevin Evans. 5
6
 Jordan Piggott




Ilan Hughes.
6
7
 Alex Boss




Gwydion Ifan. 7
8
 Gethin Thomas




Osian Davies. 8
18
 Sam Jones




Llyr Morris. 9
16
 Gary Taylor Fletcher



Ryan Jones. 10
11
 Jacob Farleigh




Cai Davies. 11
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
13
 Gruff Evans GK


Tom Williams (68) for 7 Ifan . 12
4
 Osian Hughes (39) for 5 Johnston



Tom Dyer (29) for 2 Wilkinson .
14
15
 Benn Lundstram (80) for 11 Farleigh


Will Owen (80) for 8 Davies. 15
17
 Dylan Summers Jones


.
16
22
 Luke Purcell








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  Colours
  Red
  SCORERS
 Llyr Morris 2
 Ryan Jones
 Ilan hughes

  Man of The Match
  Llyr Morris
 Official Attendance

160

  Bangor crashed to an emphatic "home" defeat against mid table Ruthin for whom Llyr Morris scored twice early on at Maesdu Park, Llandudno.
  The Ruthin number nine is arguably the outstanding striker in the CA and his early brace knocked the stuffing out of the young blues side.
  The first goal came inside the opening minute as Llyr Morris slotted home from a cross form the right. City won a couple of freekicks for fouls on Piggott and Boss with Mike Williams getting something on both crosses into the box but goalkeeper Goldston was untroubled.
  And then on thirteen minutes Ruthin doubled their lead. Nathan Wolland saved well but Llyr Morris was on hand to slot home from close range.
  Already the pattern of the game was set as a physical but not dirty Ruthin side had the edge in midfield and seemed to play with more urgency and aggression. In the middle of all this centrehalf Michael Johnston took a knock from a heavy challenge.
  Llyr Morris was now on a hatrick and went running through but was hauled back by the offside flag. City looked most threatening when Alex Boss ran at the visitors defence but no one could get on the end of his crosses into the box. On 27 minutes a foul on Boss led to a freekick taken by Gary Taylor Fletcher but fired over the bar from just outside the area.
  On 29 minutes a setback for Ruthin as Craig Wilkinson was forced off to be replaced by Tom Dyer but they continued to press as Gwydion Ifan forced a decent save from blues keeper Nathan Wolland. Boss and Tom Reilly had half chances for City but the Town defence were alert and snuffed them out.
  On 38 minutes a blow for Bangor as Michael Johnston was forced off by the injury suffered twenty minutes earlier, to be replaced by seventeen year old Osian Hughes.
  Then a minute before the break a Ruthin freekick on the edge of the box was curled home impressively by Ryan Jones for a near unassaible three nil lead.
  And that was how the scoreline stood at the interval with a very young looking blues side facing a diffcult second period.
  And a very difficult team talk for manager Taylor Fletcher.


HALF TIME 0-3 
  No changes at the interval
  Bangor opened the second half on the attack with Sam Jones forcing an early corner which was attacked by Osian Hughes resulting in a second flag kick which came to nothing.
  Fouls on Alex Boss and then Sam Jones resulted in a freekick in a dangerous position but leftback Kian Owen lifted his effort over.
  But on 53 minutes it was further misery for City as a mix up in the blues defence led to Nathan Wolland conceded a penalty which Ilan Hughes converted confidently to put the visitors four nil ahead.
  With the youthful defence under pressure it was Mike Williams who stood firm to ensure there was no further damage done. Alex Boss continued to impress with some pacey runs which often met with heavy challenges by the Ruthin defenders.
  On 68 minutes Tom Williams came on for Gwydion Ifan and moments later Nathan Wolland did well to rush out and clear as danger threatened. City went close then as Kian Owen hurtled in a long throw which Gary Taylor Fletcher headed against the crossbar. Five minutes later Taylor Fletcher set up Tom Reilly but he fired wide from distance.
  With ten minutes to go City's player manager needed treatment after a blow to the head, then Benn Lundstram came on for Jacob Farleigh.
  With seven minutes left Osian Hughes crossed but a patched upTaylor Fletcher headed over as City looked for a consolation goal which also saw Alex Boss fire at Goldston who will have had busier evenings.
  In what was the final meaningful action Ruthin chased forward once more but Jordan Piggott timed his challenge well and stopped them from adding to the score.
  So a heavy defeat for City who perhaps deserved a goal for their efforts but never managed to recover from that early double blast from Morris.
  Next game at Flint on Saturday 3rd Marchy 2019.

FINAL SCORE 0-4




29
15 February 2019
Conwy Borough
0
v
1
 Bangor City
Cymru Alliance
-

  Colours
  Tangerine
  SCORERS





  Man of The Match
  Gethin Maxwell
 Match Official

James Walker
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 Conwy Borough Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

1  Antoni Sarnowski




Nathan Wolland.
1
2
 Nathan Williams




Tom Reilly . 2
3
 Gerwyn Jones




Mike Williams . 3
4
 Iolo Hughes




Kian Owen . 19
5
 Anthony Marshall



Michael Johnston. 5
6
 Gethin Maxwell




Jordan Piggott . 6
7
 Sean McCaffery




Alex Boss . 7
8
 Keiron Jeffries




Gethin Thomas . 8
9
 Dean Seager




Gary Taylor Fletcher . 16
10
 Corrig McGonigle




Sam Jones . 18
11
 Lee Thomas




Jacob Farleigh . 11
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
12
 Adam Pritchard (16) for 7 McCaffery
Osian Hughes (70) for 8 Thomas . 4
14
 Guto Hughes (27) for 8 Jeffries

Benn Lundstram (85) for 7 Boss . 15
15
 Ryan Pope (50) for 9 Seager

Dylan Summers Jones (92) for 18 Jones.
17
13
 Ben Heald GK


Steff Taylorr. 20
17





Luke Purcell . 22


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  Colours
  Blue & White
  SCORERS
  Sam Jones




  Man of The Match
  Michael Johnston
 Official Attendance

327

  Bangor won at Conwy thanks to a second half strike from Sam Jones and - minutes later - a wonderful penalty save from Nathan Wolland.
  Regardless of shirt numbers City lined up with Michael Johnston alongside Mike Williams - both were superb - with sixteen year old Kian Owen on the left and Jordan Piggott - twenty two days later - at rightback. Tom Reilly added spark and graft to midfield alongside Gethin Thomas and Gary Taylor Fletcher.
  Attacking the Social Club end on a mild dry evening Bangor forced a couple of early corners with the home defence looking jittery. Behind them though former Bangor keeper Antoni Sarnowski was in fine form.
  Conwy suffered an early setback on sixteen minutes when Sean McCaffery was forced off through injury as with former blues U19 defender Adam Pritchard took his place in midfield.
  Left winger Alex Boss had the beating of rightback Nathan Williams and with Taylor Fletcher picking him out this was a regular source of progress for City.
  Blues leftback Kian Owen was in charge of set pieces and his fourth corner before Conwy broke and fashioned a chance for Corrig McGonigle which he scuffed. Sam Jones shot across goal from the right but neither side really tested the goalkeepers. On 27 minutes a further setback for Borough as Keiron Jeffries limped off to be replaced by another former blues left footer Guto Hughes. This put added pressure on the hard working Gethin Maxwell who tried to drive Borough upfield.
  The disruption scarcely helped Conwy as Bangor had the lions share of the first half. On the half hour mark Gethin Thomas shot on target from distance whilst
Corrig McGonigle fired narrowly wide from much the same range. Debutant Tom Reilly was busy and purposeful in the middle of the park, allowing Gethin Thomas to push forward more and player manager Taylor Fletcher to largely rule the roost.
  Ten minutes before the break Adam Pritchard lofted the ball down the left for Dean Seager to chase but the former Llandudno man could not beat Nathan Wolland at his near post. City won a fifth corner which was half cleared to Jordan Piggott but his volley flew high over the crossbar. A sixth corner came and went without Sarnowski being unduly troubled and referee Walker blew for the break with the scoreline blank.
  A good first half for City but with nothing to show for their efforts.


HALF TIME 0-0
  No changes at the interval for either side.
  Now attacking the Town end City threatened through right winger Jacob Farleigh whose shot was deflected for a seventh corner but again Conwy cleared. And then the injury curse struck Borough again on 50 minutes as Dean Seager limped off with young Ryan Pope coming on in his place.
  But despite this Conwy enjoyed more of the territory and possession in the opening stages of the second period with Corrig McGonigle more and more evident. The ginger left footer plays on the right and can appear disinterested before suddenly emerging to threaten. After the hour mark he raced in behind the blues defence but chipped the ball harmlessly across goal.
  And City seized on this let off on 66 minutes as Sam Jones ran in behind the Borough defence to chip Sarnowski and celebrate as the ball bounced into the net. Moments later the ever alert Jones had sight of goal again but this time shot too close to the big glovesman. Alex Boss show electric pace to fashion a shot which yielded a ninth Bangor corner of the evening.
  But Conwy threatened as Adam Pritchard galloped straight through the midfield to release Corrig McGonigle but he fired over.
  With twenty minutes to go a third Bangor debut of the evening saw 17 year old Osian Hughes replace Gethin Thomas in midfield. A tenth Bangor corner came and went.
  But the big moments were ahead. Ten minutes before the whistle a Conwy freekick blasted by
Corrig McGonigle struck the arm of a City defender. Penalty. Again it was the determined McGonigle who placed the ball on the spot and fired low but Nathan Wolland dived full length to his right to pull off a fanstastic save against a well struck penalty.
  Two more Bangor corners followed before on 85 minutes Benn Lundstram replaced Alex Boss who had run himself - and the rightback - ragged. Jacob Farleigh was now operating on the left wing and his menacing run forced a good save from Sarnowski and in turn a fourteenth and final Bangor corner which Sam Jones latched onto with an overhead effort but the Conwy keeper gathered comfortably.
  Credit to returnee Michael Johnston who was outstanding alongside the nuggety Mike Williams. Neither gave an inch and offered both stern resistance and sound advice to their young companions. Young Kian Owen appears to improve with every game, in particular in terms of decision making.
  In what turned out to be three minutes of added time Dylan Summers Jones trotted on for goalscorer Jones and the youngsters worked hard alongside the experienced veterans to ensure the lead was not lost.
  A fighting win for City who, despite the off field troubles, continue to work hard on the pitch under the guidance of Gary Taylor Fletcher.
A win applauded by the noisy Bangor supporters gathered on the railway embankment side at the final whistle.
  Ruthin at home next Friday evening. (watch the media for further details, this is unlikely to be at Nantporth)

FINAL SCORE 0-1



28
8 February 2019
Holyhead Hotspur
7
v
5
 Bangor City
Cymru Alliance Cup
Semi Final
-
  Colours
  Blue & White
  SCORERS
  Jon Littlemore 3
  Chris Jones
  Dan McGinness
   Tomos Clarke
  Mel McGinness
  Man of The Match
  Jon Littlemore
 Match Official

James Walker
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 Holyhead Hotspur Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

1  Carl Jones




Nathan Wolland.
1
2
 Dan McGinness




Cian Williams . 24
3
 Kenleigh Owen




Mike Williams . 3
4
 Tomos Clarke




Kian Owen . 19
5
 Alex Jones




Sam Jones. 18
6
 Dean Garmey



Jordan Piggott . 6
7
 Mike Kelly




Alex Boss . 7
8
 Chris Jones




Gethin Thomas . 8
9
 Jon Littlemore




Gary Taylor Fletcher . 9
10
 Mel McGinness




Robbie Parry . 10
11
 Luke McGivern



Jacob Farleigh . 11
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
12
 Dan Williams GK

Benn Lundstram (89) for 24 Williams . 13
14
 Jamie Roberts (110) for ? ?

Dylan Summers Jones,(110) for 18 Jones . 2
15
 Caio Hywel



Steff Taylor . 10
16
 Sam Ashworth

Leon Owen . 11
17
 Dion Parry




Luke Purcell . 22


-

  Colours
  Red & White
  SCORERS
 Gary Taylor Fletcher 2
 Robbie Parry
 Jacob Farleigh
 Dylan Summers Jones

  Man of The Match
  Kian Owen
 Official Attendance

286

  Bangor fell to defeat in Extra Time after the two sides had fought out a four all draw in the normal ninety minutes.
  Fishermen and some amateur weathermen reckon Holyhead and Rhosneigr amongst the windiest places in Wales. With storm Erik sweeping in across the Irish sea the 300 or so souls inside the New Oval might be inclined to agree.
   However before kick off a moment of silence and contemplation in memory of Cardiff footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson who died in a plane crash a week earlier. Also for local footballer Gareth Hughes.
   But with eight goals in normal time and four more later on those who braved were soon richly entertained as Holyhead kicked off with the wind at their backs. In the opening quarter of an hour the home side took advantage of the elements to push City back and force four corners which Nathan Wolland and his defence did their best to repel.
  After a fifth Holyhead corner it was City who took the lead on 22 minutes as Sam Jones and Alex Boss combined to set up Robbie Parry who took his time before finding the bottom corner.  A sixth Holyhead corner followed but on the half hour mark Bangor doubled their lead as Alex Boss this time set up Jacob Farleigh to beat goalkeeper Carl Jones.
  With City hoping to take the two goal advantage in at the interval Holyhead finally capitalised on the wind and scored twice in quick succession.
  On 37 minutes a seventh corner was prodded home by Jon Littlemore and within a minute the scores were level via former blue Chris Jones.
  With the elements dictating play Holyhead won a ninth corner which Bangor cleared but on the stroke of half time Jon Littlemore struck again, this time from the edge of the box, to put the Hotspurs ahead for the first time.

  City then trailing by a single goal but with the wind at their backs in the second period.


HALF TIME 3-2
  No changes at the interval for either side.
  Playing now with what one correspondent described as a gale at their backs City set about restoring their lead.
  Five minutes after the restart Alex Boss went close but on 52 minutes it was Holyhead who struck as former blue Jon Littlemore grabbed his hatrick goal despite the best efforts of leftback  Kian Owen.
  With a two goal deficit Bangor pushed forward and on 56 minutes Kian Owen crossed for player manager Gary Taylor Fletcher to make the score 4-3.
  Robbie Parry fired over from distance from a Bangor freekick before centreback Mike Williams shot over the crossbar.
  On 75 minutes City drew level as Gary Taylor Fletcher
  scored from another Kian Owen cross. Young leftback Owen has seized his opportunity in recent weeks and seems set for a run in the side and the chance to establish himself at Nantporth.
  It was Bangor's turn to force some corners with the wind but nothing that Carl Jones and the Holyhead defence could not clear.  With around ten minutes to go City were awarded a freekick which Gary Taylor Fletcher fired on target but Jones was in the right place to pull off a decent save.
  Minutes later City went close Jacob Farleigh crossed but Alex Boss could not get his head to the ball.
  In the final minute substitute Benn Lundstram trotted on to make his first team debut in place of Cian Williams. Benn is the son of Mike Lundstram who was a member of the Bangor squad which travelled to play Dinaburg Dugavils in June 2005.
  And that was about it was referee Walker blew for time and both sides had to ready themselves for an extra time allowance of thirty minutes.
EXTRA TIME 4-4
  With Holyhead again enjoying the advantage of the wind it was went close after four minutes as Alex Boss picked out Jacob Farleigh who crossed but Benn Lundstram could not quite turn his effort on goal.
  The home side capitalised in style on this let off with two goal in two minutes.
  The first came on twelve minutes of the fifteen from defender Dan McGinness to make it 5-4 and the next from a long goalkick converted by Tomos Clarke.
  The second period of extra time started with Bangor trailing 6-4 and once young again Benn Lundstram went close before with twenty minutes gone Mel McGinness made it 7-4 and seemingly all over.
  But there was still hope for City as young substitute Dylan Summers Jones scored arguably the goal of the game with a long range shot into the top corner to reduce the defict.
  It was not to be for Bangor but credit to all those involved in an end to end cup tie which certainly left no one short changed in terms of efforts on goal or goals.
  Good luck to Holyhead in the final where they will play either Porthmadog or Airbus.
  Conwy away next Friday evening.

FINAL SCORE 7-5 aet 




27
2 February 2019
Bangor City
1
v
2
 Gresford Athletic
Cymru Alliance
-
  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
 Sam Jones



  Man of The Match
  Mike Williams
 Match Official

Ashley Jones
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 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Gresford Athletic

1  Nathan Wolland




Ben Jones.
1
24
 Cian Williams




Joe Cuslhaw. 2
3
 Mike Williams




Nathan Williams.
3
19
 Kian Owen




Josh Griffiths.
4
16
 Gary Taylor Fletcher




Jack Jones. 5
6
 Jordan Piggott




Ben Burrows.
6
7
 Alex Boss




Joe Newton. 7
8
 Gethin Thomas




Jack Chaloner. 8
18
 Sam Jones




Jake Eyre. 9
10
 Robbie Parry




Simon Smith. 10
11
 Jacob Farleigh




Tom Freeman. 11
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
13
 Gruff Evans GK


Sam Pilkington (65) for 11 Freeman . 12
2
 Leon Owen




Lewis George (68) for 9 Eyre .
14
17
 Dylan Summers Jones (89) for 7 Boss


Will Roberts. 15
22
 Luke Purcell




Tom Williamson.
16


-

  Colours
  Red
  SCORERS
 Simon Smith
 Joe Culshaw


  Man of The Match
  Jack Chaloner
 Official Attendance

201

  Bangor lost to Gresford but could be proud of the performances of the teenagers who wore the blue shirt today. And the guidance offered by old heads like Mike Williams and Gary Taylor Fletcher.
  Depleted by departures City fielded a youthful line up in a game played at Conwy Borough. The first time in my memory that a league match has been staged on a neutral ground although European matches had been played at Belle Vue and The Racecourse.
  To clear up the starting line up, Jordan Piggott and Mike Williams played centreback with Cian Williams to the right and leftpeg Kian Owen on the left. Gary Taylor Fletcher operated in midfield alongside Gethin Thomas with Jacob Farleigh to the right and Alex Boss the left. Sam Jones and Robbie Parry upfront.
   Both sides won early corners but it was around the ten minute mark that Robbie Parry produced the first shot in anger as he forced Ben Jones into a fine one handed save. The resulting corner from the right swung in left footed by Kian Owen was dropped by Jones but he recovered to save comfortably Sam Jones' strike from the left.
  On the quarter hour a yellow card for diminutive midfielder Josh Griffiths for a heavy challenge on Alex Boss, what Martin Keown might refer to as a "reducer". The verbose midfielder continued to argued the point with referee Jones who generally dealt well with a competitive but never dirty game.
  The lanky Jack Chaloner caught the eye in the Gresford midfield and it was his run to the right which led to a cross for Simon Smith to force a first save from Nathan Wolland in the Bangor goal.
  Midway through the half a moment of pure comedy as goalkeeper Jones wound himself up for a big clearance but sliced the ball agonisingly close to his righthand post and out for a corner. But minutes later it was Nathan Wolland who was in the thick of the action with a double save, first from Nathan Williams and then Simon Smith from close range.
  Joe Newtown ran at goal but the dependable Mike Williams stood firm then Tom Freeman found time and space but fired wide.
  But on 33 minutes the visitors had the lead.
  A disputed freekick from the attacking left was swept over by Simon Smith and flew over everyone into the back post. If the former Wrexham youth teamer meant that only he will know, but it was a clean strike on target.
  Seven minutes later Bangor drew level.  Sam Jones ran clear thanks to Robbie Parry and slotted the ball beyond Ben Jones despite the best efforts of centreback Jack Jones. Moments later the young strker was clattered with a knee in the back - another reducer - but in fairness this is mens football and Bangor defenders foul too.
  Ans that was about it as the two hundred or so present sought out the warmth of the clubhouse to escape the cold for fifteen minutes.
  All to play for...
Photo City celebrate Sam Jones equaliser

HALF TIME 1-1
  No changes at the interval
  Bangor now attacking the Social Club end and looking to at least hold what they had got from the first period.
  After a cagey start Gresford won a corner ten minutes into the second period which sailed to the back post where Ben Burrows saw his effort cannon off the upright.
  On the hour mark Athletic won a couple more corners after some strong defending from rightback Cian Williams. Moments later City rushed upfield and Alex Boss ran in behind the Gresford defence but sliced his effort wide.
  With 65 minutes gone a first change of the afternoon as recent signing Sam Pilkington replaced Tom Freeman for the visitors. Moments later Simon Smith went down in the Bangor box but referee Jones waved away penalty claims. Lewis George came on for Jake Eyre in the Athletic attack.
  Then with twenty minutes to go Gresford won a freekick to the left edge of the box which Simon Smith approached but Joe Culshaw struck home sweetly to put his side ahead once more.
  Culshaw made twenty odd appearances for City during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 campaigns.
  The question now was whether or not the youthful blues could fightback for a second time.
  City managed to carve out perhaps one clear opening when Robbie Parry slid the ball wide to Alex Boss but his shot from the left flew over the bar.
  In the closing minutes young Dylan Summers Jones trotted on for his first team debut in place of Alex Boss and he played in his part in the a flurry of three late corners but in truth Gresford defended strongly and City could not forge a clear chance.
  So a narrow defeat and one which was clearly influenced by player departures and events off the field. Player manager Taylor Fletcher and former Wrexham captain Mike Williams could take pride in their guiding role amongst their youthful charges but overall it was not quite enough to take a share of the spoils.
  After the match Taylor Fletcher suggested he was waiting on International Clearance on a couple of reinforcements.
  Next game at Holyhead on Saturday 9th February 2019 in the League Cup semi final.

Photo 8 Gethin Thomas battles under the watchful eye of Mike Williams
FINAL SCORE 1-2





26
26 January 2018
Bangor City
1
v
2
 Caernarfon Town
The Welsh Cup
-
  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
  Jake Phillips



  Man of The Match
  Jake Phillips
 Match Official

Bryn Markham Jones
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 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Caernarfon Town

1  Nathan Wolland




Alex Ramsay. 1
2
 Jamie Menagh




Joe Williams. 2
3
 Ashley Stephens




Nathan Craig. 3
4
 Yalany Baio




Cai Jones. 20
21
 Mike Williams



Gareth Edwards. 5
6
 Jordan Piggott




Ryan Williams. 17
7
 Jake Phillips




Gareth Evans. 7
18
 Sam Jones




Jamie Crowther. 8
15
 Marc Williams




Jamie Breese. 9
10
 Robbie Parry




Darren Thomas. 10
11
 Jacob Farleigh




Danny Brookwell. 11
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
14
 Gethin Thomas



Nick Bould GK
22
16
 Gary T-Fletcher (82) for 10 Parry


  Rhys Roberts (92 for 9 Breese
6
17
 Alex Boss (86) for 11 Farleigh



Noah Edwards (57) for 20 Owen. 14
22
 Sam Dool (87) for 4 Baio

 

Kevin Roberts. 16
24
 Cian Williams




Sion Bradley (81) for 11 Brookwell. 18


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  Colours
  Green & Yellow
  SCORERS
  Jamie Breese
  Gareth Edwards


  Man of The Match
  Gareth Evans
 Official Attendance

2500

  Bangor saw their Welsh Cup hopes waved away by a very poor offside call which spared Gareth Edwards a 30th minute red card for a pull on Sam Jones. And yes there was trouble - albeit outside the ground - as rival fans clashed on the streets of Upper Bangor before kick off.
  City had to rule out goalkeeper Chris Mullock and centre half Sam Barnes through injury and manager Gary Taylor Fletcher opted to watch from the bench as the game got underway on a sodden Nantporth which had been made ready by the selfless efforts of a handlful of volunteers.
  City started the brighter with a string of five corners in as many opening minutes but none resulted in a direct effort on goal. In fact from the fifth Caernarfon broke upfield and it took a well timed challenge from Jordan Piggott on half way to stop Danny Brookwell.
  Referee Bryn Markham Jones was probably anxious not to reach for his cards too early in proceedings as he failed to punish a heavy challenge on Jake Phillips by Brookwell as the visitors seemed to single out City's right back for some robust attention.
  Bangor had dominated the opening fifteen minutes which culminated in Robbie Parry slipping as he raced clear and right winger Jacob Farleigh shoot into the side netting. There was a taste of things to come on twenty minutes though as Gareth Edwards rose highest but headed wide from a Caernarfon corner. City should have gone ahead midway through the half but tall midfielder Jamie Crowther did enough to put Marc Williams off at the back post as the ginger marksman headed wide. Williams and Town goalkeeper Alex Ramsay both needed treatment with the Oswestry based glovesman sporting a bloody nose.
  With the game now more even Caernarfon took the lead on 27 minutes. Former Colwyn Bay midfielder Gareth Evans passed through to Jamie Breese who was allowed the time and space to run to the left and crash home beyond Nathan Wolland from ten yards.
  Moments later an overdue yellow card for another late challenge by Brookwell on Jake Phillips but Caernarfon went close to a second as Joe Williams crossed from the right but thankfully for City Brookwell smashed wide.
  Then the inevitable controvesy. Robbie Parry played Sam Jones in behind the Caernarfon defence and last man Gareth Edwards pulled him down. Straight red. But an offside flag halted the inevitable and Edwards escaped, more of him later. The offside unfortunately was incorrect and the former Cefn blocker should have taken an early bath with an hour left to play.  On such fine margins..
  With that escape safely tucked away the visitors continued to create chances and Darren Thomas went close before Mike Williams cleared for City.
  With eight minutes left of the first half Bangor won but largely wasted a sixth corner before Sam Jones shot on target but Ramsay saved easily enough. Former blues midfielder Jamie Crowther shot on target from distance but Nathan Wolland gathered comfotably  Jamie Breese again ran down the left but this time Wolland rushed out to save.
  City won a freekick for a challenge from behind by Joe Williams on Robby Parry which dropped to Sam Jones who hit the target but Ramsay saved at his near post. Sam Jones ran in behind on the right - from behind left back Craig - but was again given offside by the linesman who was wrong again.
  On the brink of half time Bangor won a corner on the left dispued by goalkeeper Ramsay. Jake Phillips sent in a low right footed curler which seemed to beat everyone although Jordan Piggott and Robbie Parry both celebrated feint touches. A goal it was either way!
  And that was about it with Bangor drawing level at the last, deservedly so after the interventions of the inept flag waving official.

Jake Phillips corner nestles in the net

HALF TIME 1-1 
  No changes at the interval.
  City now attacking the Antelope End but it was Caernarfon who forged the first opening as the impressive Gareth Evans fired at Nathan Wolland who caught cleanly.
  Another foul by Gareth Edwards on the pacey Sam Jones - the fourteenth of the evening by the visitors against two by Bangor - resulted in a freekick which came to nothing.
  Ten minutes into the second period Jamie Crowther fired wide from distance before Robbie Parry sent a curler off target.
  On 57 minutes a first change of the evening as Noah Edwards replaced Cai Owen. And three minutes later he was able to join the celebrations as Gareth Edwards was left unmarked to head home Jamie Crowther's cross from the right.
  Edwards who might so easily have been watching from the back of the stand.
  City won but wasted an eighth corner of the evening before Jacob Farleigh found some time and space on the right but fired over.
  On 65 minutes a yellow card for Marc Wiliams as the visitors started to dominate proceedings on the heavy pitch. A ninth corner came to nothing, Jordan Piggott was shown the yellow card for a foul on Breese before Caernarfon forced a couple of corners and introduced Sion Bradley for the combative Brookwel with ten minutes left.
  Bangor fans must have wondered why City did not ring the changes and they finally did so on 82 minutes with the arrival of Gary Taylor Fletcher for Robbie Parry and five minutes later Alex Boss and Sam Dool for Jacob Farleigh and Yalany Baio respectively. In between these changes Caernarfon substitute Noah Edwards went close to increasing their lead.
  For Bangor it was too late, the heavy pitch might not have suited young Boss but the sprinter's pace might have unsettled the one paced Craig had he been introduced fifteen or twenty minutes earlier. Who knows.
  What is certain is that of those many changes Noah Edwards made the biggest impact as he brought a measure of calm and control to the Canaries midfield as they comfortably saw the remainder of the match out..
  Into added time a yellow card for goalkeeper Ramsay for time wasting and a third and final substitution for Caernarfon as Rhys Roberts replaced Jamie Breese.
  There was time for one final clumsy challenge by Crowther on Sam Jones but no foul or freekick signalled and that was about it. The visiting fans celebrated loudly and, if anything, football was the winner on a wet night which saw 2500 local supporters largely enjoy a hard fought cuptie between the two old enemies.
  Repurcussions no doubt in the following days regarding the pre match fisticuffs although the vast majority of those present simply came to enjoy a game of football.
  Good luck to Caernarfon in the next round? I wouldn't go quite that far...
  Next game home to Gresford on Saturday

FINAL SCORE 1-2 



25
18 January 2019
Holyhead Hotspur
1
v
4
 Bangor City
Cymru Alliance
-

  Colours
  Blue & White
  SCORERS
 Luke McGivern


 
  Man of The Match
  Jon Littlemore
 Match Official

Arthur Smallman
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 Holyhead Hotspur Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

1  Carl Jones




Nathan Wolland.
1
2
 Dan McGinness




Mike Williams . 21
3
 Kenleigh Owen




Anthony Stephens . 3
4
 Luke McGivern




Yalany Baio . 4
5
 Alex Jones




Sam Barnes . 5
6
 Caio Hywel




Gary Taylor Fletcher . 16
7
 Dean Garmey




Jake Phillips . 7
8
 Corey Jones




Alex Darlington . 8
9
 Jon Littlemore




Marc Williams . 15
10
 Mel McGinness




Sam Jones . 18
11
 Sam Ashworth




Alex Boss . 17
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
12
 Dan Williams GK

Jamie Menagh (81) for 8 Darlington . 2
14
 Mike Kelly (70) for 11 Ashworth

Jordan Piggott . 6
15
 Tomos Clarke (80) for  8 Jones



Robbie Parry (87) for 16 T-Fletcher . 10
16
 Rees Brown (85) for  4 McGivern

Jacob Farleigh (70) for 17 Boss . 11
17





Sam Dool . 22


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  Colours
  Red & White
  SCORERS
  Alex Darlington
  Sam Jones
  Marc Williams
  Jacob Farleigh
  Man of The Match
  Sam Jones
 Official Attendance

416

  Bangor ran out clear winners in the end but were made to battle all the way against defiant Holyhead.
  On a windswept Friday night at The New Oval Nathan Wolland was restored between the posts and he pulled off an early save from Mel McGinness before player manager Gary Taylor Fletcher stepped in to clear a menacing corner.
  But on eleven minutes Bangor had the lead as Alex Darlington turned home Jake Phillips’ corner thanks to Sam Barnes’ guided header. The consistent Phillips has emerged as a major provider for City as the season has progressed.
  Understandably this spurred the home side forward but the experienced Taylor Fletcher did well to protect his back four.
  Back against his former club the pacey Alex Boss was a handful for former blues youngster Caio Hywel who was booked before another former Citizens Sam Ashworth went close for the hosts with a header from a corner.
  The hard working Marc Williams went close for City on the half hour and young Sam Jones threatened but Alex Jones did well to halt his progress.
  Both sides had half chances as half time beckoned but it was Jon Littlemore who went closest as he forced a good save from Nathan Wolland to preserve the lead.
  There was a late caution for Alex Jones before Referee Smallman blew for the break.
  City then with a slender advantage but not one they could easily rest on.

Alex Darlington photo with thanks Event Photo Wales

HALF TIME 0-0
   No changes at the interval for either side.
   Playing with the wind Holyhead and urged forward by the home support won an early corner headed goalwards by Jon Littlemore but somehow kept out by blues keeper Wolland.
   On the back of this let off City doubled their lead on 53 minutes. Yalany Baio won possession in midfield and released Sam Jones whose fierce cross shot flew past Carl Jones and into the top corner.
  But the dogged hosts fought back and three minutes later halved the deficit as Luke Mcgivern cut inside and fired home beyond the diving Wolland.
  Bangor went close to restoring their two goal advantage as Alex Darlington crossed but Gary Taylor Fletcher headed over.
  Left footer Mike Williams went close, then leading goalscorer Alex Darlington crashed a free kick into the Holyhead defensive wall before Hotspur forced a couple of corners.
  With twenty minutes left on the clock Jacob Farleigh replaced Alex Boss, City went close from a low corner before Nathan Wolland saved well from Mel McGinness.
  Then with 79 minutes played Bangor went 3-1 ahead. A  long throw from Jake Phillips unsettled the home defence, Gary Taylor Fletcher found Marc Williams who beat Carl Jones back to goal.
  Two minutes later a Bangor debut for recent signing Jamie Menagh who replaced Mosta bound Alex Darlington.
  City had a "goal" disallowed for offside but on 86 minutes it was all over as substitute Jacob Farleigh headed home from Anthony Stephens left wing cross.
  As time ran out Robbie Parry trotted on for Taylor Fletcher and the winger created a chance for Sam Jones but he fired narrowly wide.
  And that was about it, a hard fought win for City with the defence tested by Hotspurs and the City front men taking their chances.
  Caernarfon at home next Saturday evening

FINAL SCORE 1-4




24
11 January 2019
Bangor City
5
v
0
 Denbigh Town
Cymru Alliance
-
  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
 Sam Jones 2
 Mike Williams
 Alex Boss
 Alex Darlington
  Man of The Match
  Sam Jones
 Match Official

Mark James
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 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Denbigh Town

1  Gruff Evans




Craig Vernon.
1
21
 Mike Williams




Jacob Parry. 2
3
 Anthony Stephens




Dan Lloyd.
3
4
 Yalany Baio




Miles Todd.
4
5
 Sam Barnes




Bailey Jackson. 5
16
 Gary Taylor Fletcher




Sam Downing.
6
7
 Jake Phillips




Stuart Vernon. 7
8
 Alex Darlington




Lewis Sirrell. 8
15
 Marc Williams




Allieu Sherieff. 9
18
 Sam Jones




Pat Hinchcliffe. 10
17
 Alex Boss




Sam Jones. 11
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
13
 Nathan Wolland (77) for 1 Evans



Paul Williams (64) for 3 Lloyd.
12
6
 Jordan Piggott

.
Billy Holmes. 14
10
 Robbie Parry



Sion Jones (82) for 7 Vernon. 15
11
 Jacob Farleigh (82) for 17 Boss

Chandon Gioacchini (64) for 11 Jones..
16
22
 Sam Dool (70) for 4 Baio




17


-

  Colours
  Red
  SCORERS




  Man of The Match
  Miles Todd
 Official Attendance

202

  Bangor gained a measure of revenge for a defeat at Central Park in August as they swept aside depleted Denbigh at Nantporth.
  Depleted though largely due to ill discipline with rugged centreback Tony Davies amongst the absentees. For City young Gruff Evans continued in goal with teenage wingers Alex Boss and Sam Jones tasked with unhinging the reds defence.
  But it was the visitors who fired a couple of early warning shots as Sam Jones and then Alieu Sherieff went close.
  Bangor settled and with Yalany Baio again prominent in midfield forced a series of corners which saw Miles Todd at full stretch at the heart of the Denbigh defence. On ten minutes a fifth blues corner was headed goalwards by Sam Barnes but goalkeeper Craig Vernon gathered.
  On fifteen minutes a foul on right winger Alex Boss yielded a freekick which Sam Jones got his head to first but flew over the crossbar. Next Gary Taylor Fletcher fired over before on 17 minutes a first corner for Denbigh who employed the "crowd the keeper" tactice but sent the flag kick strraight out of play.
  With twenty minutes gone City had the lead. Jake Phillips sent over the sixth corner of the evening, Sam Barnes and Alex Darlington had efforts blocked but Mike Williams headed home from six yards.
  Bangor were now playing with confidence and Taylor Fletcher, Sam Jones and Marc Williams combined to tee up Yalany Baio but his shot cleared the crossbar. Three minutes later the lively Boss beat his man but Vernon saved his low drive.
  Ten minutes before the interval a great save from Vernon as Gary Taylor Fletcher chipped the keeper after his initial effort struck the upright but the glovesman raced back to save.
  Midfielder Stuart Vernon threatened for Denbigh as he cut in from the right but Gruff Evans dealt confidently with his goalbound effort. Two minutes before the interval a yellow card for Ashely Stephens for a mistimed challenge but City regained the initiative as Sam Jones and Marc Williams both went close.
  The final action of note was a good challenge by Mike Williams to concede a corner for the visitors who again attempted to block the goalkeeper but Taylro Fletcher cleared and the half ended with City a goal to the good.
  All to play for...


HALF TIME 1-0 
  No changes at the interval
  Bangor once again in the box seat but Denbigh defending stubbornly with Miles Todd and his young charges determined to give nothing away.
  Ten minutes after the restart a foul on Marc Williams brought a freekick which Aled Darlington fired golawards but Vernon again saved well. On the hour mark an all too familiar yellow card for Yalany Baio for comments passed to the referee. Moments later the ever dangerous Sam Jones fired over.
  On 63 minutes it was two nil for Bangor. Gary Taylor Fletcher found Sam Jones whose shot was well saved by Vernon but Alex Boss stabbed home from close range.
  Denbigh responded with a double change as Chandon Gioacchini and Paul Williams came on for Sam Jones and Dan Lloyd.
  But on 65 minutes it mattered not as Sam Jones made it three nil after Gary Taylor Fletcher slid the ball through for the young striker to slide home.
  And two minutes later with just 67 on the clock it was four as Sam Jones crashed the ball into the roof of the net after great work from Marc Williams.
  With the situation starting to get desperate for Denbigh Bailey Jackson was booked for a foul before on 70 minutes Sam Dool came on for the impressive Yalany Baio.
  Dool was quickly into the action as he picked out Sam Joines but Vernon saved. With fifteen minutes to go another injury to a goalkeeper as the clumsy Sherieff clattered young Gruff Evans was received a yellow card for his efforts. on 77 minutes Evans had to be replaced by Nathan Wolland.
  On 82 minutes Alex Boss made way for Jacob Farleigh and Denbigh sent on Sion Jones for Stuart Vernon. Bangor kept pressing for a fifth goal as Mike Williams saw his header hit the crossbar from a late corner.
  Into added time and a fifth goal finally arrived to Aled Darlington turned in Jake Phillips cross after good approach play involving Jacob Farleigh on the right.
  And that was about it, an emphatic home win all the more enjoyable for the presence of the three teenagers, one of whom kept a clean sheet and the other two both scored.
  Next game at Holyhead on Friday 18th January 2019
Photos above of Mike Williams and Sam Jones with thanks to Bangor City FC
FINAL SCORE 5-0 



23
5 January 2019
Buckley Town
0
v
2
 Bangor City
Cymru Alliance
-

  Colours
  Red & White
  SCORERS



 
  Man of The Match
  Callum Humphries
 Match Official

Alex Livesey
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 Buckley Town Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

1  Joe Makaruk




Gruff Evans .
1
2
 Josh Gannon




Mike Williams . 21
3
 Dylan Roberts




Anthony Stephens . 3
4
 Josh Jones




Yalany Baio . 4
5
 Callum Humphries




Sam Barnes . 5
6
 Lewis Hone




Gary Taylor Fletcher . 16
7
 Aaron Williams




Jake Phillips . 7
8
 Kieron Moore




Alex Darlington . 8
9
 Shaun Tinsley




Marc Williams . 15
10
 Aled Bellis




Robbie Parry . 10
11
 Adam Eden




Jacob Farleigh . 11
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
12
 Chris Roberts (78) for 2 Gannon

  . Nathan Wolland. 13
14
 Phil Molyneux (83) for 7 Williams

Gethin Thomas (90) for 15 Williams . 14
15
 Connor Littler (70) for  9 Tinsley



Alex Boss (83 for 8 Darlington . 17
16



Sam Jones (70) for 10 Parry . 18
17





Luke Purcell . 20


-

  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
  Marc Williams
  Sam Jones


  Man of The Match
  Yalany Baio
 Official Attendance

212

  Bangor beat battling Buckley thanks to two late second half goals after leading goalscorer Aled Darlington missed a first half penalty.
  With Jordan Piggott and Sam Dool laid low by a midlands flu the starting Bangor line up included Gruff Evans in goal but otherwise was seasoned enough, whilst the substitutes bench had a very youthful hue. Most of whom were to play a part in that dramatic finale.
  Attacking the changing room end at The Globe Bangor went close early on, Jacob Farleigh cut in from the right but fired straight at Joe Makaruk. Buckley responded with a corner which midfielder Josh Jones lifted high over Gruff Evans’ crossbar. To a certain degree this was the pattern of the first half.
  On ten minutes Bangor were awarded a penalty as Gary Taylor Fletcher ran into the box and was brought down by Joe Makaruk. A yellow card for the tall glovesman but he was a hero moments later with a comfortable save from a weak Alex Darlington spot kick. For Buckley fans who had voiced their criticism of the penalty decision the shout was now justice...
  Bangor continued to push the home side back, Mike Williams fired over before rightback Josh Gannon was shown a yellow card for a crude trip on Alex Darlington.
Midway through the half a double chance for City as Darlington saw his shot blocked and moments later Makaruk did well to deny Jacob Farleigh.
  On the half hour a yellow card for leftback Anthony Stephens for a foul on Aaron Williams. Buckley could make nothing of the freekick though and moments later Alex Darlington fired on target from outside the box but the calm Makaruk gathered once more.
  Yalany Baio and Gary Taylor Fletcher had control in midfield and frustration might have provoked the foul on the former Leicester schemer by Josh Jones which earned him a yellow card.
  The final action of the first half was a Buckley corner which came to nothing and referee Livesey blew for the break with City fans contemplating the missed penalty and weak shots on goal.

Big Joe Makaruk guesses correctly a saves Alex Darlington's penalty

HALF TIME 0-0
  No changes at the interval.
  The second half carried on in the same pattern as the first with Bangor controlling the ball and playing some neat passing moves emanating from Taylor Fletcher and Baio and involving pretty much every outfield player.
  Yalany Baio forced a good save from Makaruk as Robbie Parry began to find more time and space to trouble the home defenders.
  Right winger Jacob Farleigh sent over a high cross which dropped to Alex Darlington but his effort was blocked and pounced on by Makaruk. Credit the home centreback pairing of Callum Humphries and Lewis Done who stood up to the examination without resorting to illegal measures.
  City deserved something to show for their efforts but when Gary Taylor Fletcher hit the side netting from a tight angle it seemed a goalless draw was the likely outcome. Moments later the blues player manager raced through and saw his shot pushed over by Makaruk but referee Livesey gave a goalkick and yellow carded Taylor Fletcher for his complaints.
  With twenty minutes to go City sent on Sam Jones for Robbie Parry whilst Buckley introduced Connor Littler. Jones offered something different with his runs into the channel which made life more difficult for the big defenders.
  The game changed, with Jones very much involved and City exploiting a hitherto unseen apprehension in goalkeeper Makaruk who seemed reluctant to come for high crosses. Or Bangor found a way to launch crosses over him. Either way Jake Phillips with a string of corners, crosses and long throws was his tormentor in chief.
  Fittingly it was Phillips whose high corner from the left evaded everyone, Sam Barnes headed back across goal and Marc Williams flicked home at the near post for a well deserved  76th minute lead.
  On 83 minutes former Bangor favourite Chris Roberts trotted on whilst young Alex Boss replaced Alex Darlington who may be Malta bound.
   On 85 minutes it was two nil as Marc Williams unsettled the home defence before passing to substitute Sam Jones who took his time before slotting home from fifteen yards and celebrating pitchside with a very proud father.
  In the closing minutes Gethin Thomas came on for goalscorer Williams and with the young goalkeeper, midfielder and forwards enjoying the afternoon City ran out clear winners. Alex Boss forced one final save from the impressive Makaruk as he enjoyed his late runout.
  So a clean sheet for a confident Gruff Evans, well shielded by Sam Barnes, Mike Williams and co, a good passing display on the difficult Globe pitch and a late clincher for young Sam Jones. 
  All in all a good afternoon.
  Denbigh at home next Friday evening
Sam Jones celebrates with a proud dad!
FINAL SCORE 0-2