BANGOR CITY MATCH REPORTS 2017-18
 

MATCH REPORT ARCHIVE














for September - December 2017
 MATCH REPORTS



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
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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


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  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
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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


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  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