BANGOR CITY MATCH REPORTS 2017-18
 

MATCH REPORT ARCHIVE


















21
9 December 17
Barry Town
1
v
1
 Bangor City
Welsh Premier
-
  Colours
  Yellow & Blue
  SCORERS
 Kayne McClaggon


 
  Man of The Match
  Luke Cooper
 Match Official

Tom Owen
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 Barry Town
Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

12  Joe Massaro




Matthew Hall
13
2
 Paul Morgan




Danny Holmes
15
3
 Chris McHugh




Tom Kennedy
3
4
 Luke Cooper




Luke Wall
4
14
 Callum Sainty




Anthony Miley
5
22
 Ryan Evans




Danny Gossett
16
7
 Kayne McLaggon




Gary Taylor Fletcher
7
8
 Troy Greening




Steven Hewitt  24
21
 Macauley Southam




George Harry
12
10
 Jordan Cotterill




Dean Rittenberg
10
11
 Drew Fahiya




Laurence Wilson
19
        substitutes
substitutes        
1
 Mike Lewis




Connor Roberts
1
5
 Curtis Watkins


James Demetriou
9
15
 Louis Gerrard




Sam Jones  18
16
 Sam Jones


Brayden Shaw  23
19
 Elliot Scotcher




Guto Williams  28
25
 Joe Baker


Paul Connolly  30
27
 Brad Cotterill




Anderson Cayola  31


-
  Colours
  Red
  SCORERS
 Dean Rittenberg
 


  Man of The Match
  Gary Taylor Fletcher
 Official Attendance

532

  Bangor took the lead just before the half hour mark at Jenner Park but a second half penalty for Barry saw the game end in a draw, City's first of the season.
  City had to rule out Damien Allen which meant Danny Gossett started in midfield with Paul Connolly amongst the substitutes. Barry were without goalkeeper Mike Lewis and brought Joe Massaro in between the sticks.
  And with most fixtures in Wales postponed due to heavy snow there was none to be seen on the Jenner Park artificial surface.
  Massaro was in goal for Ton Pentre against Bangor in The Welsh Cup Third Round tie at Ynys Park in December 2016. The man in charge for the afternoon was Tom Owen who was also in the middle for the visit of Cwmamman last weekend.
   Both sides forged but largely wasted early chances. City won an early corner through Luke Wall but moments later it took a top save from Matthew Hall whose feet denied Luke Cooper as his header seemed destined for the back of the net. The ball ran out to Paul Morgan on the edge of the box but his snapshot flew over the crossbar.
  On ten minutes Gary Taylor Fletcher found George Harry who crashed a shot into the side netting from a tight angle out on the right. Then Dean Rittenberg combined with Taylor Fletcher whose arching shot from 22 yards forced a good low saved from Massaro.
  Bangor won a freekick on the  left which was half cleared to Danny Gossett. His run culminated in a pass to Taylor Fletcher who found Anthony Miley on the right but he shot wide.
  On 27 minutes City had the lead.
  Laurence Wilson won the ball in the left back position and fired a clearance up to Dean Rittenberg who played the ball to Gary Taylor Fletcher and latched onto the return ball to slot the ball beyond the diving Massaro for his seventh league goal of the season, eleventh in all competitions.
  Minutes later a yellow card for Ryan Evans for a calculated foul on Luke Wall who threatened for City.
  In the final minutes Steven Hewitt joined him in the book as he took one for the team as Barry countered following some Bangor pressure. A minute of added time was played before referee Tom Owen blew for the interval with City leading by that Dean Rittenberg goal to nil.

HALF TIME 0-1
  No changes at the interval.
  But the home team took the early iniative with midfielder Callum Sainty going close before Matthew Hall was forced to rush out from his goal to clear.
  Ten minutes after the restart Hall saved well from Luke Cooper who shot from twenty yards. Then Ryan Evans saw his header fly narrowly wide.
  But on the hour mark Barry had a penalty under dubious circumsances. A freekick was given against George Harry inside his own half for a handball which was clearly neither intentional nor to his advantage. The kick was taken from fifteen yards away from the incident and drilled towards the Bangor box where Tom Kennedy was adjudged to has fouled Drew Fahiya who fell under the slightest contact. Lets hope his pet poodle doesnt jump up at him tonight.
  However leading goalscorer Kayne McLaggon netted his ninth of the season to level the scores with half an hour left to play. Five minutes later he nearly put Barry ahead but sent his header over the crossbar, following a run and cross from leftback Chris McHugh. Bangor forced onto the back foot and weathering the storm.
  With around twenty minutes left on the clock both sides made changes. Barry sent on Elliot Scotcher for Callum Sainty and City Brayden Shaw for George Harry. And it was Shaw who was straight into the action with a shot which seemed destined for the goal but veered wide of the upright with Massaro scrambling.
  Six minutes from time goalscorer McLaggon made way for Louis Gerrard but with three minutes of added time indicated the scores were still level at one apiece. City make a late change as James Demetriou came on for goalscorer Dean Rittenberg, meaning that both sides had now withdrawn their scorers.
  But nothing else changed an at the final whistle it was all square as the blues gained a point - or dropped two - depending on your point of view.
Photos above with thanks to Bangor City FC
FINAL SCORE 1-1 



20
2 December 17
Bangor City
4
v
3
 Cwmamman United
The Welsh Cup
Third Round
-
  Colours
  Blue & White
  SCORERS
 Danny Gossett
 Anderson Cayola
 James Demetriou
 Braydon Shaw
  Man of The Match
  Danny Gossett
 Match Official

Tom Owen
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 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Cwmamman United

1  Connor Roberts




Rob Jones
1
14
 Cai Owen




Jordan Vickers
2
19
 Laurence Wilson




Declan John
3
28
 Guto Williams




Gareth Howarth
4
30  Paul Connolly



Dylan Simmons
5
16
 Danny Gossett




Craig Spring
6
24
 Steven Hewitt



Ryan Thomas
7
23
 Brayden Shaw




Kurtis Rees
8
9
 James Demetriou



Chris Allen
9
31
 Anderson Cayola




Colin Harris
10
12
 George Harry




Ashley Curtis
11
        substitutes
substitutes        
13
 Matthew Hall GK

 
Mark Snell GK
1
3
 Tom Kennedy (85) for 16 Gossett

Rhydian Jones (85) for 10 Harris  12
4
 Luke Wall (77) for 31 Cayola

 
Jamie Baker
14
5
 Anthony Miley (77) for 24 Hewitt



Ryan Hurlow (72) for 6 Spring  15
10
 Dean Rittenberg


Tom Blackburn (66) for 11 Curtis  16
















-

  Colours
  Black
  SCORERS
 Ashley Curtis
 Chris Allen
 Ryan Thomas

  Man of The Match
  Gareth Howarth
 Official Attendance

197

 Bangor finally got the better of gutsy Cwmamman who fought tooth and nail from start to finish on a warm damp Nantporth afternoon.
   City fans were surpised to see several changes from the side which beat Bala.
  Connor Roberts started in goal, youngsters Cai Owen and Guto Williams came into the right hand side of defence whilst Danny Gossett returned in midfield. Upfront James Demetriou, Brayden Shaw  and Anderson Cayola all started.

  The visitors were also depleted with Jack & Josh Medwin unavailable but it scarcely made a difference in a game which c
ertainly went the distance. Brayden Shaw headed wide from an early corner and inside ten minutes Craig Spring was shown the yellow card for a foul on Anderson Cayola.
   Both sides went close as James Demetriou and then Colin Harris brought saves from the goalkeepers. The burly Chris Allen was causing problems for the new look Bangor defence but on 22 minutes City had the lead.
  Midfielder Danny Gossett played a neat one two with Anderson Cayola before slotting the ball wide of Rob Jones who had perhaps unwisely involved himself in an exchange of words with the watching home fans.
  But if the breakthrough was meant to settle the home side and deflate the visitors it had the opposite effect.
  For much of what remained of the first half United were the more dangerous side with Connor Roberts in the thick of the action.
  First of all Kurtis Rees saw his shot just abput deflected for a corner and minutes later Roberts saved well from Ashley Curtis. The recalled keeper pulled off another tremendous save to keep City ahead before Brayden Shaw sent over a low cross which George Harry tried to turn goalwards but narrowly failed to do so.
  But Cwmamman were still on top and No 7 Ryan Thomas hit the woodwork with a header which ended  in some last ditch defending by the blues.
  Young rightback Cai Owen put in some hefty challenges alongside him Guto Williams was quitely effective against the strong United forward. But the calm sure footed Danny Gossett was the most prominent City player - other than goalkeeper Roberts!
  As the pressure told there were yellow cards for Paul Connolly and Steven Hewitt for clear trips on half way. Big Chris Allen forced one last save from Connor Roberts before referee Tom Owen blew for half time.
  Certainly the home fans were the happier to hear the whistle and the blues management had the opportunity to regroup and build on the slender lead.
Photos above The Citizens Choice

HALF TIME 1-0

  No changes at the interval.
  Bangor now attacking the City End.
  Within a minute Cwmamman sounded another warning as right back Jordan Vickers fired wide from outside the box before James Demetriou followed suit minutes later.
  But on 51 minutes the game swung dramatically in Bangor's favour.
  First Laurence Wilson's inviting cross was headed home from close range by Anderson Cayola to double the home lead.
  Then two minutes later it was three nil as James Demetriou turned on the edge of the box and sent a low shot which seem to deceive Jones and spin into the bottom corner.
  For a brief spell United seemed beaten and it took a brave challenge from the impressive Gareth Howarth to deny Steven Hewitt.
  But the visitors cleared their heads and pushed forward once again. On 57 minutes Ashley Curtis got them back in the game to cut the deficit to 3-1.
  Again Bangor responded as Brayden Shaw beat Jones from the edge of the box to restore the three goal cushion. Game over surely.
  But on 66 minutes United replaced Curtis with Tom Blackburn and two minutes later they scored again, No 9 Chris Allen headed the goal his display deserved to make to four two.
  On 72 minutes captain Craig Spring made way for Ryan Hurlow but he could only watch as young George Harry sent his curler just wide of the United upright.
  With fifteen minutes left a double change for City as Anthony Miley and Luke Wall came on for Steven Hewitt and Anderson Cayola respectively.
  As time ran out, with five left on the clock, final changes as Tom Kennedy replaced the outstanding Danny Gossett and Rhydian Jones came on for Colin Harris. Rob Jones saved well from James Demetriou and in the four added minutes Luke Wall sent a shot crashing just wide and into the bill boards behind the goal.
  Three minutes into the added four a penalty for Cwmamman which was converted by Ryan Thomas to make it 4-3 but it was George Harry who nearly finished the scoring with a powerful effort before Mr Owen blew for time.
  Relief amongst the Bangor faithful and heads held high for the boys from the Amman valley who had given City a real battle.
  For City goals from four of the reinstated players and valuable experience for youngsters Cai Owen and Guto Williams, and of course a good slice of the action for Connor Roberts!
Photos above The Citizens Choice
FINAL SCORE 4-3


19
24 November 17
Bangor City
5
v
0
 Bala Town
Welsh Premier
-
  Colours
  Blue & White
  SCORERS
  Luke Wall 2
  Gary Taylor Fletcher
  Steven Hewitt
  Dean Rittenberg
  Man of The Match
  Luke Wall
 Match Official

Mark Petch
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 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Bala Town

13  Matthew Hall




Ashley Morris
1
15
 Danny Holmes




Ryan Valentine
2
3
 Tom Kennedy




David Thompson
27
4
 Luke Wall




Chris Venables
25
5
 Anthony Miley




Will Bell
15
30
 Paul Connolly




Jordan Evans
18
7
 Gary Taylor Fletcher




Glenn Rule
17
8
 Damien Allen




Nathan Burke
8
24
 Steven Hewitt



Mike Hayes
9
10
 Dean Rittenberg




Les Davies
12
12
 George Harry




Evan Horwood
11
        substitutes
substitutes        
1
 Connor Roberts GK


 
Andrai Jones
7
9
 James Demetriou (77) for 10 Rittenberg


Ian Sheridan (76) for 18 Evans  10
14
 Cai Owen

 
Steve Fisher
21
18
 Sam Jones



Lee Owens
29
23
 Brayden Shaw(67) for 7 G T-Fletcher


Josh Jones (89) for 8 Burke  50
28
 Guto Williams (90) for 8 Allen





31
 Anderson Cayola






-

  Colours
  Black
  SCORERS




  Man of The Match
  Mike Hayes
 Official Attendance

372

  Bangor thrashed Bala to go top of the Welsh Premier League on Friday night at Nantporth.
  The pre match news involved a start for Paul Connolly at centreback with Tom Kennedy slotting in at leftback in place of the suspended Laurence Wilson. For Bala neither of the matching pair of Stuart Jones' was available so Will Bell marshalled the defence. 
  Attacking The Antelope End it was City who made the early running with Steven Hewitt firing wide from distance before Bala won a couple of corners which City defended well.
  On thirteen minutes Bangor had the lead as Gary Taylor Fletcher tapped home beyond Ashley Morris from Luke Wall's low left wing cross.
  Eight minutes later a high cross form the dangerous Wall was headed over the verbose Morris by Steven Hewitt to put City two nil up. Evan Horwood was shown the yellow card for comments passed to referee Mark Petch in the aftermath.
  City continued to press with Danny Holmes going close before on 27 minutes a yellow card for Luke Wall for a foul.
  Gary Taylor Fletcher fired at goal from outside the box but saw his effort turned behind for a corner.
  Bala weres still very much involved and ten minutes before the interval the action switched to the other end as Matthew Hall did very well to keep out Les Davies' header as he got on the end of Mike Hayes' cross. Moments later another timely intervention from the young glovesman to catch a shot from Jordan Evans.
  With around five minutes left Bangor passed the ball around the visitors defence before Danny Holmes fired goalwards but narrowly wide. Moments later Paul Connolly who vindicated his return to action with a dramatic goal line clearance to deny the lively Mike Hayes.
  One minute of added time came and went before the two sides left the field with City sitting on a two nil advantage. Still a real threat from Bala with Hayes lively and big Les Davies always and danger.
Photos above with thanks to Event Photo Wales

HALF TIME 2-0

  No changes at the interval.
  Bangor now attacking the City End.
  With words of wisdom from Colin Caton ringing their ears the visitors won a freekick on the edge of the box. Evan Horwood fired on target but Matthew Hall pulled off a fine save to keep the lead intact. Ten minutes after the restart a yellow card for David Thompson for a wild challenge on Gary Taylor Fletcher.
  Bala threatened again as Jordan Evans picked out Mike Hayes but he missed from close range and moments later Hayes headed over and then latched onto a through ball from Nathan Burke but sliced wide. For City a Luke Wall shot hit the post before Damien Allen's long range effort was gathered by Morris.
  But on 64 minutes Bangor extended their lead as Dean Rittenberg beat Morris with a right footed curler from the left edge of the box. With the game as good as won City sent on Brayden Shaw for Gary Taylor Fletcher who had run the show for the blues along with Steven Hewitt and Damien Allen.
  And on 69 minutes it was four nil as Luke Wall added to his two assists with a calm finish beyond the exposed Morris. Bala pushed for a consolation but Matthew Hall saved well from centreback Will Bell.
  With fifteen minutes left Jordan Evans made way for Ian Sheridan and two minutes later James Demetriou came on for Dean Rittenberg who left to a warm ovation. And the big substitute went agonisingly close moments later as his follow up from George Harry's initial effort was blocked by the Bala defence.
  With three minutes left a tremendous strike from man of the match Luke Wall crashed into the back of Ashley Morris' net to complete the scoring and end the evening with two goals and two assists. Outstanding.
  In the closing minutes Ruthin based teenager Josh Jones came on for Nathan Burke and soon after Abergele youngster Guto Williams replaced Damien Allen.
  With two minutes of added time played referee Petch blew for time and City celebrated an emphatic win and a phase one double over Colin Caton's side. And of course moved to the top of the table ahead of Saturday's games.
Photos above with thanks to Event Photo Wales
FINAL SCORE 5-0




18
17 November 17
Connahs Quay
0
v
2
 Bangor City
Welsh Premier
-
  Colours
  Red
  SCORERS



 
  Man of The Match
  Nathan Woolfe
 Match Official

Huw Jones
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 Connahs Quay
Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

20  Rhys Williams




Matthew Hall
13
2
 Mike Pearson




Danny Holmes
15
3
 Kai Edwards




Tom Kennedy
3
14
 Matty Owen




Luke Wall
4
5
 George Horan




Anthony Miley
5
6
 Danny Harrison




Steven Hewitt
24
7
 Ryan Wignall




Gary Taylor Fletcher
7
8
 Callum Morris




Damien Allen
8
26
 Melford Simpson




George Harry
12
19
 Jake Phillips




Dean Rittenberg
10
11
 Nathan Woolfe




Laurence Wilson
19
        substitutes
substitutes        
10
 Matty Williams 



Connor Roberts
1
15
 Sean Smith (46) for 14 Owen

James Demetriou
9
16
 James Owen



Danny Gossett  16
18
 Joe Heath (45)

Sam Jones  18
22
 Michael Bakare (35) for 7 Wignall



Brayden Shaw  23




Guto Williams (90) for 7 Gary T-Fletcher  28






Paul Connolly (69) for 3 Kennedy  30


-
  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
 Dean Rittenberg
 Steven Hewitt


  Man of The Match
  Anthony Miley
 Official Attendance

278

  Bangor won this game in the first half and played the second period at their ease with Gary Taylor Fletcher and Paul Connolly enjoying a first team return.
  City were able to recall Danny Holmes at right back, Taylor Fletcher in midfield and have Paul Connolly on the bench. With Mike Wilde suspended Connahs Quay gave a start to the towering Melford Simpson.
  Attacking the River Dee end Bangor won a couple of corners and with the wind at their backs would have fancied a first half lead. The home side started with Ryan Wignall pushed upfront alongside the enormous Simpson who was well marshalled by Anthony Miley who certainly had a job on his hands.
  After some sparring it was City who took the lead.
  Gary Taylor Fletcher slid the ball to Dean Rittenberg who calmly slotted the ball wide of John Danby for his fourth goal in five games. Two minutes later it got better for Bangor who won a freekick on the edge of the box.
  Up stepped midfielder Steven Hewitt to send a low curler wide of Danby and inside the right hand post.
  Two nil and City had a real grip of the game. Certainly Damien Allen and goalscorer Hewitt were bossing the midfield. The blues No 24 had bristled at criticism that City were too nice to win tough matches and has responded with real purpose in recent weeks. This platform, of the passing Bangor side pitted against route on Nomads proved the point effectively.
  The Nomads went close but Callum Morris headed across goal when well placed before the giant Simpson could not get any power into his header and Matthew Hall saved comfortably.
  On 26 minutes the game was effectively over. Laurence Wilson found Luke Wall with a booming crossfield ball. His run into the box was cut short by a challenge from George Horan which resulted in a penalty and a red card for the former blues defender. This did seem an over reaction from the fussy little official but red it was and off Horan trudged. Laurence Wilson spotted the kick but unfortunately blasted his kick into the night and the home side breathed a sigh of relief.
  City pushed for a third with George Harry going close and Damien Allen header over from Gary Taylor Fletcher's return. Ten minutes form time more problems for the home side as Ryan Wignall limped off to be replaced by Michael Bakare. The young substitute went close but his shot was blocked and looped up conveniently for Hall to pouch.
  Bangor again showed their passing form with a clever move involving Taylor Fletcher which set up George Harry but his curler slid just side.
  Two minutes of added time came and went with City walking off with a two nil interval lead. A strange feeling came to some blues fans that the scoring might be over as both sides would settle for what they had..

HALF TIME 0-2
  One changes at the interval as Sean Smith replaced Matty Owen.
  The half time prediction came true. Bangor seemed quite content with the two nil advantage and by and large the ten men realised that they were unlikely to score twice. The long ball up to Simpson was futile without more support which was not on offer.
  But in the early stages City won a couple of corners with Luke Wall impressive and the home side pushed back at the school end.
  Connahs Quay were not entriely resigned to their fate and forced a corner but Matthew Hall held high. Midway through the half Danny Harrison shot high over from just outside the box.
  With 22 minutes remaining a welcome sight for City fans as Paul Connolly replaced Tom Kennedy in central defence. The game was now being played at walking pace with Steven Hewitt and Damien Allen dominating and dictating possession and the ten men often chasing shadows.
  What chances the home side did force came from corners and long throws which, despite blatant attempts at blocking, Matthew Hall gathered confidently each time.
  With around fifteen minutes to go some clearer chances came and went as Simpson saw his shot blocked by Laurence Wilson before Michael Bakare headed over from six yards.
  Eleven minutes to go and Laurence Wilson was shown the yellow card for a foul on Bakare as he broke on half way. The burly Simpson found time and space to run at goal but his powerful strike crashed into the side netting. Then on 85 minutes a second yellow and red card for Laurence Wilson for a foul on Nathan Woolfe. Harsh perhaps but the fussy Mr Jones was perhaps keen to even things up before he walked off the pitch.
  In the closing minutes there was a yellow card for Mike Pearson for a wild challenge, born of frustation, on Steven Hewitt. Into the added time and a run out for young Guto Williams who came on for Gary Taylor Fletcher who would have been pleased to get pretty much a full game under his belt.
  Special mention to Anthony Miley who certainly got the better of his tussle with the big centre forward.
  And so the final whistle blew, a comfortably two nil win for Bangor, some concern over the injury to Tom Kennedy and of course the red card to Laurence Wilson. Bala next...
Photos The Citizens Choice
FINAL SCORE 0-2 



17
7 November 2017
Bangor City
3
v
2
 Aberystwyth
Welsh Premier
-
  Colours
  Blue & White
  SCORERS
 Steven Hewitt
 Luke Wall
 Dean Rittenberg

  Man of The Match
 Steven Hewitt
 Match Official

Mark Petch
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Aberystwyth Town

13  Matthew Hall




Chris Mullock
1
28
 Guto Williams




Dec Walker
2
3
 Tom Kennedy




John McKenna
23
4
 Luke Wall




Johnny Spittle
4
5
 Anthony Miley




Ryan Wollacott
5
24
 Steven Hewitt




Ashley Young
18
12
 George Harry




Matthew Jones
17
8
 Damien Allen




Malcolm Melvin
8
23
 Brayden Shaw



Ryan Wade
14
10
 Dean Rittenberg




John Owen
10
19
 Laurence Wilson




Luke Borrelli
11
        substitutes
substitutes        
1
 Connor Roberts GK


 
Craig Hobson (78) for 11 Borrelli  9
2
 Deegan Booton



Jack Rimmer
20
9
 James Demetriou (61) for 12 Harry

 
Harri Horwood
22
11
 Sion Edwards (90) for 23 Shaw



Joe Phillips (85) for 23 McKenna  27
17
 Sam Henry 





18
 Sam Jones






31
 Anderson Cayola






-

  Colours
  Green & Black
  SCORERS
 Dec Walker
 Luke Borrelli


  Man of The Match
  Ashley Young
 Official Attendance

371

  Bangor were made to fight all the way by Nev Powell's Aber side who took the lead early in both halves. But the grit and determination shown at Newtown a few days earlier was evident again as City refused to accept anything less than three points.
  The pre match news saw teenagers Guto Williams and George Harry recovered from injury and able to take their places in the starting line up. Another youngster Deegan Booton was amongst the replacements.
  But it was a returning favourite who scored first to give Aber an early lead.
  On four minutes a corner won by Dec Walker was headed home by the fullback from Ashley Young's inviting delivery to stun the blues support. This was Walker's fourth goal of the season and lifted him clear as the club's leading scorer.
  Inside nine minutes City drew level from Guto Williams' bouncing cross which was missed by defender Johnny Spittle and smashed home by Steven Hewitt to the relief of most in Nantporth.
  Former blue John Owen raced clear to cross from Malcolm Melvyn but he headed at Matthew Hall who reacted well. But with Damien Allen and goalscorer Hewitt in the thick of the action City took a grip of proceedings.
  Luke Wall had a shot deflected for a corner before on twenty minutes Chris Mullock had to be alert to snuff out a Steven Hewitt cross. Brayden Shaw fired on target but Mullock saved again. Then Hewitt played a one two with George Harry but saw his shot flash wide.
  But as time ran out Aber enjoyed a period of pressure which saw Anthony Miley head over a John Owen effort to concede a corner from the left which former Llandudno defender Johnny Spittle forced a great save from 20 year old Matthew Hall in the Bangor goal.
  So having gone behind to that early goal City fought back in style and had the lions share of the first half although with the scorelines tied at one all it was clearly a case of all to play for in the second period.
Photos above with thanks to Event Photo Wales

HALF TIME 1-1

  No changes at the interval.
  Bangor though were to fall behind to early goal as they had at the start of the first period.
  After Anthony Miley had done well to deny John Owen the visitors won a throw in which was launched goalwards by Ashely Young, flicked on by Spittle and fired home at the far post by Luke Borrelli for a two one advantage.
  City won a freekick on the edge of the box which saw Johnny Spittle booked for delaying the kick. Luke Wall struck the target but Mullock did well to tip over his clean strike. Ten minutes after the restart Laurence Wilson sent over an arching cross but Damien Allen could only head over the crossbar.
  Moments later a yellow card for Anthony Miley for a foul on the menacing John Owen who impressed on his return to Nantporth. On the hour mark a first change for City as James Demetriou came on for George Harry.
  Tom Kennedy went close for City before James Demetriou got into the action with a cross shot that no one could quite capitalise one.
  On 73 minuites Bangor drew level once again. Shots from Laurence Wilson and James Demetriou were blocked but as the ball ran to Luke Wall he volleyed home to set up a grandstand finish.
  Five minutes later big Craig Hobson replaced Luke Borrelli in the Aber attack.
  The change designed no doubt to bring about a change in the scoreline but when the goal came moments later it was Dean Rittenberg who put Bangor ahead with a smart turn from Laurence Wilson's low cross to net his third goal in two games.
  But Aber nearly grabbed an equaliser as City were forced to clear off their own line before launching a counter attack led by Dean Rittenberg who was brought down by Malcolm Melvin who would see his yellow card as "one for the team".
  With around five minutes left substitute James Demetriou unleashed a dipping volley which just cleared Mullock's crossbar.
  Three minutes of added time included a brief appearance for Sion Edwards who came on for Brayden Shaw but nothing changed on the scoreline and City were able to celebrate another three two in over Aberystwyth and three important points as they bid to keep in touch with the league leaders.
  A good win that gives Bangor a bit of breathing space and time for injuries to clear as higher placed opposition loom on the horizon.
Photos above with thanks to Event Photo Wales
FINAL SCORE 3-2




16
4 November 17
Newtown
1
v
2
 Bangor City
Welsh Premier
-

  Colours
  Red
  SCORERS
 Jamie Reed


 
  Man of The Match
  James Murphy
 Match Official

Kris Hames
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 Newtown
Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

1  David Jones




Matthew Hall
13
2
 Joe Kenton




Danny Holmes
15
3
 Ryan Sears




Tom Kennedy
3
12
 Jolyon Harries




Luke Wall
4
5
 Kieran Mills Evans




Anthony Miley
5
6
 Jay Denny




Steven Hewitt
24
7
 Neil Mitchell




Brayden Shaw  23
8
 Nick Rushton




Guto Williams
28
19
 T Craig Williams




George Harry
12
10
 Jamie Reed




Dean Rittenberg
10
11
 James Murphy




Laurence Wilson  19
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
17
 Jack Perry GK




Connor Roberts
1
9
 Luke Boundford (72) for 8 Rushton Damien Allen (13) for 15 Holmes  8
16
 Gavin Cadwallader

James Demteriou (84) for 10 Rittenberg
9
24
 Iwan Cartywright

Sion Edwards (55) for 28 Williams  11
25
 Will Evans




Sam Jones  17






Anderson Cayola
28










-
  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
 Dean Rittenberg 2



  Man of The Match
  Dean Rittenberg
 Official Attendance

268

  City fans had demanded more effort and grit from Bangor and that was what they got on a sunny showery afternoon at Latham Park.
  And thanks to a brace from the hard working Dean Rittenberg, and some assitance from the home goalkeeper, they came home happy with all three points.
  The pre match news focused on another start for young Matthew Hall in goal and a WP debut for Abergele youngster Guto Williams alongside Anthony Miley with Tom Kennedy replacing Damien Allen in midfield.
  But all this fell asunder on thirteen minutes as Danny Holmes hobbled off following a heavy challenge. Damien Allen resumed his normal midfield berth, Tom Kennedy stepped back to centrehalf and young Guto moved to right back.
  For a few minutes this favoured the home side as the pacey Kenton exploited some space down his flank but Anthony Miley quickly recognised the confusion and directed operations to close the gap. Williams did a good job of steering the wingman into midfield where he tended to surrender possession.
  Former blue Jamie Reed fired on target for The Robins before Brayden Shaw shot over for City. The closest City came was a Dean Rittenberg header from George Harry's right wing cross midway through the half.
  On the half hour City forced a couple of corners and had penalty claims waved away when Dean Rittenberg was clattered in mid air. Referee Hames was over fussy in midfield areas but less so in the box.
  Newtown then pressed forward and won a couple of corners which City defended, the ball ran out to Craig Williams who fired high over the crossbar from outside the box.
  Then with 45 minutes all but done and both sides contemplating the break City went ahead.
  Steven Hewitt got a touch on to Luke Wall's cross and Dean Rittenberg smashed home from close range. City fans celebrated and the home contingent shook their heads as half time followed minutes later.

HALF TIME 0-1 

  No changea at the interval
  City were now atacking the carpark end but it was Newtown who went close early on as Neil Mitchell fired over.
  Ten minutes after the restart another defensive reshuffle was forced on City as Guto Williams limped off to be replaced by Sion Edwards making his 91st WP substitute appearance for City. He has also started 232 league matches since making his debut in the 2006-07 season. The left footer slotted in to a central midfield role with Damien Allen moving to right back.
  Bangor threatened through Brayden Shaw who burst through but failed to spot Luke Wall to his left, then a trademark long range effort flew over Dave Jones' crossbar.  A stoppage followed as Tom Kennedy needed treatment for an elbow in the chest as he challenged inside the centre circle.
  On 67 minutes the fragile nature of home goalkeeper surfaced as he was shown the yellow card for dissent. Certainly the glovesman seems to involve himself in "banter" with visiting fans but does not always win these futile battles.
  Sion Edwards was working hard in midfield and he combined with Laurence Wilson to clear the danger as Newtown pressed for an equaliser. The goal they sought arrived on 73 minutes when Jamie Reed backheeled home after a goalmouth scramble. All square with just over fifteen minutes to go. In fairness a draw was no use to either side and both teams pushed for a winner.
  It was City who went close as Sion Edwards crossed in left footed and Anthony Miley shot wide from six yards at the back post. As before midfielder Damien Allen caught the eye as a make shift rightback with some wholehearted challenges and application.
  On 83 minutes City struck the winner as Dave Jones decided to dribble the ball past Dean Rittenberg who won the ball and slid home calmly from 30 yards out on the left. City celebrated and Newtown fans cursed their keeper! The goalscorer instantly made way for James Demetriou.
  Moments after the game got back underway George Harry was badly injured and had to be stretchered off. With all three subs used City had to finish the game with ten men but they did so bravely although Kieran Mills Evans went close with a header which Laurence Wilson had to volley off his line.
  With four minutes of added time done the whistle blew and City celebrated a hard fought win.
  Certainly no lack of effort or application from anyone in a Bangor shirt and food for thought for the watching Aberystwyth manager Nev Powell.
Photos above The Citizens Choice
FINAL SCORE 1-2 



15
14 October 2017
Bangor City
0
v
1
 Cefn Druids
Welsh Premier
-
  Colours
  Blue & White
  SCORERS




  Man of The Match
 
 Match Official

Tom Williams
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 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Cefn Druids

13  Matthew Hall




Michael Jones
1
15
 Danny Holmes




Ilan AP Gareth
23
3
 Tom Kennedy




Ryan Pryce
33
4
 Luke Wall




Aaron Simpson
15
5
 Anthony Miley




Neal Ashton
32
24
 Steven Hewitt




Nathan Peate
6
31
 Anderson Cayola




Fisnik Hajdari
19
8
 Damien Allen




Alec Mudimu
8
9
 James Demetriou



Ashley Ruane
9
10
 Dean Rittenberg




Michael Pritchard
10
19
 Laurence Wilson




Lewis Buckley
23
        substitutes
substitutes        
1
 Connor Roberts GK


 
Naim Arsan (63) for 10 Pritchard
3
11
 Sion Edwards (81) for 31 Cayola



Matthew Eckersley
5
12
 George Harry (60) for 9 Demetriou

Stuart Cook (62) for 9 Ruane  7
14
 Cai Owen



James Davies (73) for 23 Davies  11
17
 Sam Henry (62) for 9 Demetriou



Arek Piskorski
22
18
 Sam Jones






28
 Guto Williams





-

  Colours
  Black and White
  SCORERS
 Alec Mudimu



  Man of The Match
 
 Official Attendance

442

  A disappointing Friday evening attendance in turn disappointed by a poor display and damaging defeat. A season which started with so much promise has nosedived in recent weeks.
 
The big surprise before kick was that Connor Roberts was on the bench and Matthew Hall started in goal. No word about whether this was injury related. And unhappily the young glovesman was at the centre of the night's big controvesy which surrounded the only goal. They were also without injured player coach Gary Taylor Fletcher and the suspended Brayden Shaw.
  More of that shortly. But City started on the front foot with Danny Holmes sending over an inviting cross from the right before a tenth minute freekick from Laurence Wilson was saved by Michael Jones. Moments later a booking for Michael Pritchard for a pull on Dean Rittenberg and a similar sanction for Steven Hewitt on thirteen minutes.
  On fifteen minutes Cefn scored in controversial circumstances. A cross from the right saw Matthew Hall collide with Max Peate and Alec Mudimu rolled the ball home from eight yards. Was Hall fouled? Opinions were divided and it has to be said City could and should have responded quicker and cleared the danger.

  Five minutes later Ashley Ruane pounced on a misjudgement by Tom Kennedy but Matthew Hall saved well as he broke clear.
  It was end to end now as TNS loanee Ryan Pryce raced down the right and his cross had to be turned behind for a Druids corner.
  On the half hour Luke Wall crossed invitingly but Anderson Cayola headed over when well placed, then Laurence Wilson lifted the ball behind the Druids defence but Anderson Cayola was flagged offside. Minutes later Oliver Buckley and then Danny Holmes fired off target.
  But the scoreline was unchanged at the interval and Bangor trailed the visitors by that solitary fifteenth minute strike.


HALF TIME 0-1

  No changes at the interval.
  Bangor with forty five minutes to rescue the match and  get their season back on track.
  City pressed early on but Anderson Cayola was adjudged to be offside from Danny Holmes' cross. But after a bit of shadow boxing it was Cefn who might well have gone ahead as Oliver Buckley hit the post just before the hour mark. Almost immediately George Harry came on for James Demetriou.
  And moments later it might have been one all as Michael Jones managed to push Steven Hewitt's thunderbolt onto the woodwork. Cefn responded with their first change of the evening as Ruabon based Naim Arsan came on for Michael Pritchard.
  Bangor simply could not mount any sustained pressure or string enough passes together to get a grip of the game. The disappointing crowd of 422 started to become restless as time ran out.
  On 73 minutes another change as James Davies replaced Ilan Ap Gareth. Then Tom Kennedy was shown the yellow card for a foul on the dangerous Buckley who looked to break clear. Then former blues winger Stuart Cook came on for Ashley Ruane.
  And really it was all but done. The referee added four minutes and Laurence Wilson sent a shot over the crossbar but Cefn held on comfortably and recorded a rare but deserved win against a deflated Bangor side.

  The final whistle was scarcely well received by the home crowd but credit the visitors who have enjoyed a fine start to the season.

FINAL SCORE 0-1



14
20 October 17
Prestatyn Town
4
v
2
 Bangor City
Welsh Premier
-

  Colours
  Red
  SCORERS
 Jack Kenny 2
 Reece Fairhurst
 Ben Maher
 
  Man of The Match
  Jack Kenny
 Match Official

Mark Petch
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 Prestatyn Town
Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

1  Ashley Morris




Connor Roberts
1
2
 Tom Kemp




Danny Holmes
15
3
 Jack Lewis




Tom Kennedy
3
4
 Dave Hayes




Luke Wall
4
5
 Reece Fairhurst




Anthony Miley
5
6
 Noah Edwards




Steven Hewitt
24
7
 Michael Parker




Brayden Shaw  23
8
 Ben Maher




Damien Allen
8
9
 Jack Kenny




J ames Demetriou
9
19
 Zyaac Edwards




Dean Rittenberg
10
20
 James Stead




Laurence Wilson  19
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
17
 Ryan Roberts GK




Matthew Hall
13
11
 Alec Williams (86) for 19 Edwards Sion Edwards  11
12
 Myles Hart (85) for 2 Kemp



George Harry (80) for 9 Demetriou  12
14
 Connor Shackleton


Cai Owen  12
22
 Zebb Edwards




Sam Henry (88) for 10 Rittenberg  17
26
 Macauley Taylor




Guto Williams
28
99
 Jack Higgins (90) for 8 Maher



Anderson Cayola (83) for 4 Wall  31


-
  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
 Dean Rittenberg
 Steven Hewitt


  Man of The Match
  Luke Wall
 Official Attendance

513

  This was a poor as the scoreline suggests as Prestatyn out thought and largely out fought Bangor in the second period after an evenly contested first half.
  And the usual suspects, Neil Gibson from the sidelines and Michael Parker in the thick of the action, were central to the outcome. Certainly Parker deserves praise for a battling performance whilst prompting and guiding Mark Petch who clearly needed help.
  The home side got of to a dream start as Jack Kenny netted inside two minutes as he latched on to Noah Edwards flick and the Bangor defence failed to clear.
  Town fans muttered that they might have scored too soon and their fears were confirmed as Bangor responded with a Dean Rittenberg header from Luke Wall's right wing cross. One all on eight minutes.
  A quiet word for the linesman on the attacking right from Bangor's point of view.
  Guesswork is no substitute for being in line with the back defender. Flagging when the home defence shout for offside is no better. To think these officials are involved in European matches is frightening.
  Brendan Shaw had the wind in his sails now as he cut in from the left with a shot narrowly wide and another saved by Carl Jones. Play was then stopped for treatment to Anthony Miley and Jack Kenny following a clash of heads. Both are able to continue after treatment.
  Bangor continued to press as Damien Allen found James Demteriouon the edge of the box at the social club end. He was fouled first by Hayes and then Fairhurst. Mr Petch spotted one offence and City had a freekick on the edge of the box. Steven Hewitt shot goalwards but failed to hit the target. Then Anthony Miley skied one from close range with the goal at his mercy from Hewitt's low cross.
  But a deserved second goal did arrive for City on 22 minutes as Steven Hewitt connected with Dean Rittenberg's lay off to crash the ball beyond the startled Jones.  Bangor were on top and should have increased their lead. They failed to do so and paid a price.
  On the half hour Zyaac Edwards had a shot deflected for a corner from which Jamie Fairhurst prodded home after Tom Kennedy had cleared off the line. The Bangor goalmouth was a scene of chaos.
  Prestatyn were visibly lifted by the goal and Connor Roberts had to save from Ben Maher. With Bangor fans looking at their watches Connor Roberts made a great save from a Prestatyn header and somehow the ball was scrambled clear.
  So two all at the interval, Prestatyn starting and finishing well but with City perhaps enjoying the majority of possession and territory.

HALF TIME 2-2
  No changea at the interval
  City now attacking the open end with a handful of hardy souls gathered behind Carl Jones' goal.
  Bangor started well enough with Dean Rittenberg finding James Demetriou but Jones saved well. Then the first real controvesy - if you disregard the linesman- as Luke Wall crossed left footed from the right and the ball bounced cleanly into the net. City celebrations were cut short by the linesman's flag which made no sense as no one touched the cross.
  City pushed the home side back, Carl Jones cut an uncertain figure, a couple of corners came and went. If Bangor needed further encouragement both Dave Hayes and right back Tom Kemp were variously limping and pulling up grimacing. Laurence Wilson realised this, exploited the space to send in crosses which no one managed to attack effectively.
  The next ten minutes, after the hour mark, change the game. Mike Parker and the veteran Hayes become increasingly vocal and referee Petch, who at first responded angrily to their suggestions, now appeared to be swayed. Brayden Shaw was shown the yellow card for obstructing the goalkeeper. Then four minutes later he saw red for a mistimed challenge from behind. Harsh but you could say to the letter of the law which Parker and his clan were at pains to point out as they surrounded the plodding official in great numbers. Sad to see.
  But two minutes later Mike Parker clattered Demteriou with an identical challenge and was not booked.
  On went Prestatyn and Ben Maher unleashed a dipping strike from 25-30 yards which left Connor Roberts without a prayer as it flew into the Bangor net. On 79 minutes an unlikely yellow card for Mike Parker which was long overdue.
  With twelve minutes left Bangor sent on George Harry for James Demtriou. The game became something of a farce as hobbling Prestatyn players dropped to the floor shouting for help at carefully choreographed sequence. Bangor scarcely helped themselves by sending on Anderson Cayola for Luke Wall who had been the pick of the blues on the night. Referee Petch then booked Tom Kemp for timewasting over a throw in.
  Two more Prestatyn changes both involving players on the far side of the pitch, shuffling off pitiably, within thirty seconds of each other. Bangor fans clinging at straws were anticipating six or seven minutes of added time. What was shown was four.
  It mattered not though as a final minute clincher from Jack Kenny settled the argument and the former Alsager marksman might have grabbed his hatrick but for a late save from Connor Roberts as the home side enjoyed the closing stages more than the visitors.
  So another defeat for Bangor who have beaten TNS, Connahs Quay and Bala but been beaten by both promoted sides in recent weeks. Something wrong somewhere and with a five point deficit between them and the top of the table, it is playing for places time.
  This was a typical Prestatyn clash, unpleasant, uncomfortable and controlled from the side and middle by the home side.
  But they also put in a real shift, grafted and battled. City could not match them for some reason and whilst one bench (management) was vocal and demonstrative, the other stood quiet and reflective. 

Photos above The Citizens Choice
FINAL SCORE 4-2



13
14 October 2017
Bangor City
2
v
3
 Cardiff Met
Welsh Premier
-
  Colours
  Blue & White
  SCORERS
 Damien Allen
 Brayden Shaw


  Man of The Match
 
 Match Official

Huw Jones
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Barry Town

1  Connor Roberts




Will Fuller
1
15
 Danny Holmes




Dylan Rees
2
3
 Tom Kennedy




Kyle McCarthy
3
4
 Luke Wall




Bradley Woolridge
4
5
 Anthony Miley




Emlyn Lewis
5
24
 Steven Hewitt




Will Evans
18
7
 Gary Taylor Fletcher




Elliot Evans
7
8
 Damien Allen




Chris Baker
8
9
 James Demetriou



Adam Roscrow
9
10
 Dean Rittenberg




Charlie Corsby
10
19
 Laurence Wilson




Gwion Howell
17
        substitutes
substitutes        
13
 Matthew Hall GK


Dan Evans GK
30
11
 Sion Edwards



Rhys Thomas (79) for 9 Roscrow  15
12
 George Harry (62) for 9 Demetriou

Josh Barnett
16
23
 Brayden Shaw (46) for 10 R'berg



Harry Owen (68) for 17 Howell  21
28
 Guto Williams



Matt Swindlehurst
26
30
 Paul Connolly




Rhydian Morgan
28
31
 Anderson Cayola (86) for 7 T-Fletcher





-

  Colours
  Green
  SCORERS
 Elliot Evans 2
 Harry Owen


  Man of The Match
  Emlyn Lewis
 Official Attendance

359

  A defensive disaster from Bangor who threw away a two nil lead to cast a shadow over title aspirations against the sports students from Cardiff.
 
No hard luck story though, no controvesy involving the referee. Just poor defending which was partly masked by some fine saves from goalkeeper Connor Roberts.
  On a bright sunny afternoon at Nantporth City kicked off attacking The Antelope End and largely dominated the opening exhanges.
  City forced a couple of early corners which ended with Gary Taylor Fletcher sending a header narrowly wide from Dean Rittenberg's left wing cross.
  On the quarter hour mark Taylor Fletcher bulldozed his way in from the right, chested the bouncing ball into his path, but Will Fuller saved with his feet. Chaos ensued in the student's goalmouth as City pressed from the resulting corner but the danger passed.
  Cardiff responded with a couple of corners on the twenty minute mark after Danny Holmes did well to defend at the back post.
  Five minutes later Steven Hewitt burst through midfield but was halted by a calculated trip. Freekick to the right which Laurence Wilson crashed into the side netting as he tried to beat Fuller at his near post.  A yellow card then for Damien Allen for a heavy challenge on No 5 Emlyn Lewis who needed treatment on half way.
  Ten minutes before the interval Luke Wall cut inside and shot on target but Lewis blocked bravely. Indeed the former Aberaeron youngster was very effective as he variously headed and clubbed the ball clear when danger threatened.
  Gwion Howell tested Connor Roberts minutes before the break but it was City who broke the deadlock in the closing moments.
  A determined Danny Holmes pulled the ball back from the right for Damien Allen to turn the ball home at the near post. City even had time to force another corner in added time but Cardiff dealt with the danger and referee Huw Jones blew for the break.
Photo above with thanks to Event Photo Wales

HALF TIME 1-0

  One change at the interval as Brayden Shaw replaced Dean Rittenberg.
  Bangor now attacking the Bangor end with a gusting breeze at their backs.
  Within minutes Shaw gathered the ball from a Laurence Wilson throw and fired goalwards, albeit too high on this occasion.
  Bangor won a corner which Steven Hewitt took inswinging from the right which nearly caught the keeper out at his near post. Connor Roberts was called into action next as he saved well from Adam Roscrow who looked a threat for the visitors.

  On 62 minutes young George Harry came on for James Demetriou who is working his way back to match fitness. Five minutes later a change for Cardiff as Harry Owen replaced Gwion Howell.
  But on 68 minutes City doubled their lead. Luke Wall cut in from the right, Fuller saved and Brayden Shaw scrambled home the rebound. Game over surely. But no one had told the students who halved the deficit within three minutes as Elliot Evans netted from close range.
  On 77n minutes it was two all.
  Bangor has their seventh corner of the afternoon which was cleared down the right. Gary Taylor Fletcher tried to snuff out the danger with a wild lunge which failed to halt the breakaway. Adam Roscrow chased clear and crossed for Elliot Evans to score again. Taylor Fletcher was rightly carded by Huw Jones and moments later Roscrow made way for Rhys Thomas.
  Despite playing with the wind at their backs City seemed determined to play out from the back and simply failed to adapt to the conditions or match situation.
  City fans were variouly shaking or scratching their heads but things got worse five minutes from time as sub Harry Owen had time to turn and fire home from six yards. City sent on Anderson Cayola for Taylor Fletcher moments later.
  Bangor so nearly salvaged a point as Brayden Shaw fired goalwards in added time but Fuller saved and the corner came to nothing.
  The final whistle signalled a near silent Nantporth save for the two Cardif fans - and their players of course - but in truth this was poor outcome for City.
Photos above The Citizens Choice
FINAL SCORE 2-3




12
7 October 17
Bala Town
0
v
1
 Bangor City
Welsh Premier
-

  Colours
  Black
  SCORERS



 
  Man of The Match
  Jordan Evans
 Match Official

David Morgan
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Bala Town
Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

1  Ashley Morris




Connor Roberts
1
29
 Lee Owens




Danny Holmes
15
18
 Jordan Evans




Tom Kennedy
3
4
 Stuart Jones




Luke Wall
4
5
 Stuart J Jones




Anthony Miley
5
6
 Connal Murtagh




Steven Hewitt
24
7
 Andrai Jones




Gary Taylor Fletcher
7
8
 Nathan Burke




Damien Allen
8
12
 Les Davies




Brayden Shaw  23
10
 Ian Sheridan




Dean Rittenberg
10
11
 Evan Horwood




Laurence Wilson  19
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
23
 Craig Vernon




Matthew Hall
13
2
 Ryan Valentine (21) for 11 Horwood
James Demetroiu (87) for 23 Shaw  9
9
 Mike Hayes (77) for 10 Sheridan



Sion Edwards
11
15
 Will Bell


George Harry (87) for 19 Wilson  12
17
 Glenn Rule




Cai Owen
14






Guto Williams
28






Anderson Cayola
31


-
  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
 James Demetriou



  Man of The Match
  Anthony Miley
 Official Attendance

274

  A debut goal fifteen mnutes from time from debutant James Demetriou won Bangor the points on a damp Maes Tegid.
  City opted to leave the new number nine on the bench and it seemed gave Brayden Shaw a chance in the opening half.
  The opening exchanges were promising enough. The impresive Jordan Evans forced a good low save from Connor Roberts and one of the Suart Jones' headed narrowly wide from the resulting corner.
  City won a couple of corners but these were comfortably dealt with by the Jones boys before on twenty minutes the veteran Ryan Valentine entered the fray in place of leftback Evan Norwood.
  Bala won a freekick a fair way out which Jordan Evans sent goalwards but a sizeable deflection took away any pace and Connor Roberts gathered easily.
  Bangor won a third corner and by now the home defence had realised that they could hold and pull shirts with impunity which made their task much easier. On the half hour the ball fell to Dean Rittenberg on the left, he turned and sent a low skidding effort gathering pace of the painted plastic. Ashley Morris saved low left handed at his far post.
  Morris was better suited to bellowing advice at the officials and generally picking up the war or words with anyone who thought differently.
  On the half hour a fourth Bangor corner was cleared as far as Tom Kennedy but his low left footer crashed wide. Bala pushed City back and forced Danny Holmes to sweep across to good effect before Connor Roberts aved easily from Andrai Jones.
  All this makes the game sound better than it was. In truth it was scrappy and littered with stoppages and freekicks which largely accrued to Bala and attracted the attention of Jordan Evans. Five minutes before the interval the former Fulham left footer fired over  and as Bala pressed Anthony Miley and then Steven Hewitt defended bravely to keep their clean sheet intact.
  With Morris booming every goalkick deep into Bangor territory Miley was in the action throughout with a series of important headers and tackles.
  The sides exchanged long range shots ad Andrai Jones and then Laurence Wilson fired wide before in the one minute of added time Anthony Miley again blocked a goalbound effort from Jordan Evans and the half time whistle blew.
  Not a great first half but Bala were fighting for their lives and Bangor stood up well to the occasional onslaught.

HALF TIME 0-0
  One change at the interval as James Demetriou replaced Brayden Shaw.
  City now attacking the car park end occupied by the travelling supporters seeking shelter from the intermityent showers.
  Immediately Jordan Evans lashed wide from distance. Then Luke Wall opened up the Bala defence from the left but James Demetriou fired wide. At least the big striker took a shot.
  Bala won a couple of corners which saw Dean Rittenberg charge over half way on the counter but Stuart Jones tripped him and accepted the inevitable yellow. Correct decisioin as at least two defenders lay in wait for the charging Rittenberg.
  On the hour Gary Tyalor Fletcher gathered the ball to the right of goal and set up Damien Allen but he fired over from around the penalty spot.
  Then substitute Demetriou again showed a willingness to shoot with a low effort which sped across the face of goal. The left wing berth seemed to bring the best out of Luke Wall  who in the knowledge that the big No 9 was lurking sent over crosses which had the Bala defence in a tangle.
  On 75 minutes the all important goal.
  There didnt seem much danger when James Demetriou controlled the ball thirty yards out but his low shot at goal seemed to wrong foot Ashley Morris who could only help the ball into the net! A welcome break for Bangor and a horrible gaff from the verbose glovesman whose red face said it all.
  Three minutes later a yellow card for Andrai Jones and a change for Bala as Ian Sheridan made way for Mike Hayes. Of course the home side had to raise their game and from a corner Stuart Jones headed wide. Laurence Wilson went close for City who sent on young George Harry for a weary looking Dean Rittenberg who had struggled bravely against the burly Bala defence.
  Referee Morgan added three minutes to the ninety and despite a stoppage when Anthoy Miley was fouled by Nathan Burke he blew when the three elapsed.  Some harsh words of frustration from the home camp but this Bala side, without Mark Connolly and Lee Hunt, look below par.
  Nonetheless an important three points for City who return to the top of the table with Connahs Quay and TNS due to meet on Tuesday.
  Well done, especially Anthony Miley and his determined defence and of course the debutant James Demetriou whose goal made all the difference.
Photos above The Citizens Choice
FINAL SCORE 0-1



11
3 October 17
Connahs Quay
2
v
0
 Bangor City
Welsh Premier
League Cup
-
  Colours
  Red
  SCORERS
 Mike Wilde
 Callum Morris

 
  Man of The Match
  Callum Morris
 Match Official

Huw Jones
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 Connahs Quay
Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

20  Rhys Williams




Matthew Hall
13
2
 Mike Pearson




Cai Owen
14
3
 Kai Edwards




Tom Kennedy
3
4
 Ian Kearney




Steven Hewitt
24
19
 Jake Phillips




Anthony Miley
5
6
 Danny Harrison




Guto Williams
28
22
 Michael Bakare




Anderson Cayola
31
23
 Mathias Bakare




Damien Allen
8
9
 Mike Wilde




Dan Nardiello
9
14
 Matty Owen




George Harry
12
11
 Nathan Woolfe




Sion Edwards
11
        substitutes
substitutes        
7
 Ryan Wignall (62) for 11 Woolfe



Connor Roberts
1
8
 Callum Morris (45) for 6 Harrison

Luke Wall
4
15
 Sean Smith




Dean Rittenberg (89) for 12 Harry  10
18
 Joe Heath (45) for 4 Kearney

Danny Holmes (45) for 5 Miley  15
25
 John Oyenuga




Sam Henry (77) for 9 Nardiello  17


















-
  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
 



  Man of The Match
 
 Official Attendance

195

  Bangor bowed out of the cursed League Cup as hosts Connahs Quay scored too late goals at The Deeside Stadium.
  And although both sides made changes to their starting line ups it was two of The Nomads established players who struck the late blows.
  Bangor gave a start to Cai Owen on the right and young Guto Williams as one of three centrebacks alongside Anthony Miley and Tom Kennedy.
  Connahs Quay gave a first start to their full time goalkeeper Rhys Williams, the nineteen year old signed from Colchester in July 2017. Two more full timers Bakare brothers Michael and Mathias also played.
  Experienced striker Mike Wilde was in the thick of things early on with a header off target and was then on the wrong end of a challenge from Anthony Miley which saw the blues centreback booked.
  Midway through the half Rhys Williams was called into action with a save from Dan Nardiell's left footer and minutes later Steven Hewitt latched onto Anderson Cayola's pass but fired across goal. Michael Bakare attempted a spectacular scissor kick but failed to hit the target or trouble Matthew Hall.
  On the half hour a yellow card for centrehalf Ian Kearney for a block on George Harry in midfield. The chief threat for the hosts was the long throws of Jake Phillips which City largely repelled with little alarm. There was one moment of concern though as Nathan Woolfe crossed from the left and Mike Wilde headed goalwards but Matthew Hall was in the right place to catch the looping header.
  So a blank first fourty five with the deadlock unbroken.

HALF TIME 0-0
  Changes at the interval for both sides as Danny Holmes replaced Anthony Miley for City, and Callum Morris and Joe Heath came on for  Danny Harrison and Ian Kearney.
  City went close within minutes of the restart but George Harry could not quite hit the target. The long throws from Phillips were unsettling the blues now minus Miley a the heart of the defence. On the hour mark an inviting cross from Danny Holmes found Harry but his header looped over the crossbar.
  Minutes later Connahs Quay made their final changes as the injured Nathan Woolfe made way for Ryan Wignall. And soon after Michael Bakare missed an open goal as City struggled to clear their lines.
  A second change for Bangor with thirteen minutes left as Sam Henry replaced Dan Nardiello in the blues front line. George Harry sent over a low cross which Cai Owen reached but could only send  his header narrowly wide.
  As time ran out Sion Edwards delivered a menacing low cross but no one in blue could make contact. A final roll of the dice for Bangor saw young George Harry replaced by Dean Rittenberg.
  Manager Nicholson then happy enough with young Guto Williams to allow the young man to complete his debut with a ninety minute stint.
  Then with extra time seeming inevitable Callum Morris crossed and Mike Wilde headed home.
  The fourth official indicated three added minutes which the home camp might have feared but Callum Morris settled any nerves with a fine solo run and finish to double the lead as time ran out.
  So a close fought tie pinched at the death by The Nomads who later found out they would face a trip to Airbus UK in the Quarter Finals.
  Manager Nicholson said after "An impressive debut from academy product Guto Williams tonight, a confident and composed performance to be proud of". Well done!
Photo Guto Williams and Cai Owen with thanks to Bangor City FC
FINAL SCORE 2-0 



10
30th Sept 2017
Bangor City
0
v
1
 Barry Town
Welsh Premier
-
  Colours
  Blue & White
  SCORERS
 



  Man of The Match
  L
 Match Official

Iwan Griffiths
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 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Barry Town

1  Connor Roberts




Mike Lewis
1
15
 Danny Holmes




Paul Morgan
2
3
 Tom Kennedy




Chris Hugh
3
4
 Luke Wall




Luke Cooper
4
5
 Anthony Miley




Curtis Watkins
5
24
 Steven Hewitt




James Saddler
6
7
 Gary Taylor Fletcher




Kayne McLaggan
7
8
 Damien Allen




Troy Greening
8
23
 Brayden Shaw



Tyrrell Webbe
17
10
 Dean Rittenberg




Macauley Southam
21
19
 Laurence Wilson




Drew Fahiya
11
        substitutes
substitutes        
13
 Matthew Hall GK


Joe Massaro GK
12
9
 Dan Nardiello (75) for 10 Rittenberg



Louis Gerrard (76) for 17 Webb  15
11
 Sion Edwards (87 for 23 Shaw

Sam Jones (88) for 7 McLaggan  16
12
 George Harry (87) for 7 T-Fletcher



Ryan Evans
22
16
 Danny Gossett



Michael George (66) for 11 Fahiya  24
28
 Guto Williams





31
 Anderson Cayola





-

  Colours
  Green
  SCORERS
 Kayne McLaggan



  Man of The Match
  Tyrrell Webbe
 Official Attendance

368

  After the Lord Mayor's Show. Or rather after the impressive win over rivals Connahs Quay.
 
This was very much a game Bangor dominated but lost, failed to take their chances, and came out on the wrong end of three big refereeing decisions which saw a penalty awarded and then not, and two second half goals disallowed for offside.
  It would be churlish not to acknowledge the dogged defence, the determination shown by the Welsh League champions whose defence stood firm and repelled wave after wave of albeit one paced attack.
  Attacking the Antelope End th
e first shot on target came from Dean Rittenberg inside three minutes, but Mike Lewis saved well.
  Barry countered and won the first of four successive corners which City defended calmly and eventually cleared upfield. On ten minutes Brayden Shaw crossed but assistant manager Gary Taylor Fletcher fired over the crossbar. Moments later the roles were reversed as Shaw shot wide.
  On fifteen minutes a rare strike from the visitors as Kayne McLaggon saw his shot saved by Connor Roberts. The No 7 raced through minutes later but Anthony Miley was on hand to clear. McLaggon then clearly fouled Gary Taylor Fletcher but the referee waved play on.
  City were pretty much in charge but Tyrrell Web
be posed a threat for the visitors on their right.
  With around ten minutes left to play City won a corner which came to nothing largely due to the aerial power of centrebacks Cooper and Watkins who dealt with everything. Moments later controvesy as both the linesman and referee appeared to signal a penalty for City as Danny Holmes freekick struck a defenders arm. Celebration turned to confusion as Mr Griffiths changed his mind and awarded a freekick two yards outside the box.
SEE FOR YOURSELF ON THE PHOTO TO THE RIGHT
  A minute of added time came and went with Bangor well in control, Barry sound defensively and most Bangor fans pondering the penalty incident.
  A word too for twenty or so travelling Barry fans beating a drum in the family stand. Singing and chanting, generating an atmosphere but in the chant of "youre only here for the money" suggested few if any followed the team fifteen years ago although most looked old enough...
Photo above left The Citizens Choice - the penalty shout off twitter

HALF TIME 0-0

  No changes at the interval for either side.
  City now attacking the Bangor end. Surely time to move the ball faster and shift the deep defence.
  Whatever was said at the interval it seemed to have worked when Dean Rittenberg netted off Laurence Wilson's shot. But the offside flag halted the celebrations.
  As City pressed Damien Allen shot on target but Lewis saved comfortably. Then Gary Taylor Fletcher forced Lewis to save with his feet after collecting the ball of winger Luke Wall. On the hour Taylor Fletcher went for a curler from the left edge of the box but it flew wide. Next it was the turn of Dean Rittenberg to fire at goal off Taylor Fletcher's lay off but again Lewis saved. In fairness the experienced Lewis was not really tested by enough of these tame goalbound efforts.
  Laurence Wilson cut a frustrated figure on the left as he repeatedly found space but rarely received the ball.
  On 66 minutes a first change of the afternoon as Drew Fahiya made way for Michael George.
  This changed little as within five minutes Lewis had again saved quite comfortably from Luke Wall and then Brayden Shaw who also shot wide after a clever back heel from Taylor Fletcher. With fifteen minutes left Dan Nardiello came on for Dean Rittenberg who had been well marshalled by the Barry centrebacks.
  With eight minutes to go further controvesy as City had a second goal disallowed. Luke Wall's shot was parried by Lewis to Welsh international Nardiello but his tap in was ruled out by the stand side official.
  Sensing their luck was in the visitors then broke upfield and Kayne McLaggon netted from twenty yards with Connor Roberts at full stretch.
  In a final belated roll of the dice City sent on Sion Edwards and George Harry in place of Brayden Shaw and Taylor Fletcher. Straight into the action on the left wing Sion Edwards crossed and Luke Wall saw his header cleared off the line.
  Four minutes of added time were signalled, deep into which City were awarded a freekick on the edge of the D. Laurence Wilson sent his effort over the bar and the visitors knew they were home and hosed.
  A disappointing afternoon, a small and largely subdued crowd visitors excepted, and some one paced football. That said Bangor forged enough changces to have won and despite this setback sit one point of the leaders. With the inconvenience of the League Cup to negotiate on Tuesday the next meaningful match is at Bala next Saturday.
photo above with thanks to Event Photo Wales
FINAL SCORE 0-1



9
26th Sept 2017
Bangor City
1
v
0
 Connahs Quay
Welsh Premier
-
  Colours
  Blue & White
  SCORERS
 Gary Taylor Fletcher



  Man of The Match
  Luke Wall
 Match Official

Huw Jones
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Connahs Quay

1  Connor Roberts




John Danby
1
15
 Danny Holmes




Sean Smith
15
3
 Tom Kennedy




Kai Edwards
3
4
 Luke Wall




James Owen
16
5
 Anthony Miley




George Horan
5
16
 Danny Gossett




Danny Harrison
6
7
 Gary Taylor Fletcher




Joe Heath
18
8
 Damien Allen




Callum Morris
8
23
 Brayden Shaw



Mike Wilde
9
10
 Dean Rittenberg




Matty Owen
14
19
 Laurence Wilson




Nathan Woolfe
11
        substitutes
substitutes        
13
 Matthew Hall GK


Rhys Williams GK
20
9
 Dan Nardiello




Jake Phillips
19
12
 George Harry (90) for 10 Rittenberg

Michael Bakare (77) for 15 Smith  22
14
 Cai Owen




Mathias Bakare (69) for 14 Owen  23
24
 Steven Hewitt (89) for 7 T-Fletcher



John Oyenuga
25
28
 Guto Williams



Sam Haley
31
31
 Anderson Cayola

Connor Courtnell
59


-

  Colours
  Red
  SCORERS




  Man of The Match
  John Danby
 Official Attendance

638

  This match was the re-arranged fixture which followed on from the match abandoned a week or so earlier.
 
Which  was abandoned with City winning one nil, which exactly how this one finished up although the goalscorer this time around was the outstanding Gary Taylor Fletcher.
  A win which saw City leap to the top of the Welsh Premier table and send out a notice of intent to the rest of the league.
   But they didnt have things all their own way. In the opening minutes both George Horan and Jay Owen went close as the visitors exerted some early pressure. Left winger Nathan Woolfe looked dangerous and Danny Holmes seemed set for a testing evening.
  On ten minutes though Gary Taylor Fletcher found Dean Rittenberg but his shot was pushed away by John Danby who went to be the stand out perfomer for the Nomads. Moments later he pouched a looping header from
Gary Taylor Fletcher.
  On the quarter hour mark Brayden Shaw boomed on target, Danby saved and from the corner Anthony Miley's header took a deflection of Sean Smith but Danby adjusts well. Five minutes later Luke Wall sent a twenty yarder on target but again Danby saved. Another effort from Shaw is saved before Woolfe's cross finds Mike Wilde but Connor Roberts gathers his header.
  By now Bangor had settled into the composed passing game demanded by manager Nicholson and the visitors had settled into a strong defensive shape to frustrate and look to hit on the break.
  With half an hour gone Kai Edwards bundled the ball into the Bangor net but the referee had whistled for a clear handball.
  A flowing passing move by City involving Dean Rittenberg sets up Damien Allen but Danby saved once again. The first half drew to a close with a number of stoppages and corner kicks which came to nothing.
  So at the interval a first half which had seen the Nomads start well but Bangor grow in confidence to forge the better chances but with nothing to show for their dominance.


HALF TIME 0-0

  No changes at the interval for either side.
  City now attacking the Bangor end and determined to take at least one of the chances on offer.
  Five minutes after the restart a yellow card for Sean Smith for a pull on Luke Wall who looked to break.  Ten minutes in a long range effort from midfielder Jamie Owen flies well over. Gary Taylor Fletcher sent a low cross shot over but no one could make contact although goalkeeper Danby was injured in the action and needed treatment.
  Another booking, this time for George Horan also for a foul on Luke Wall who was proving too hot to handle for the visitors defence.Freekick for City which Brayden Shaw fired wide. Midway through the half a first change as Mathias Bakare makes his Noamds debut in place of Matty Owen for the visitors.
  More pressure from Bangor as Dean Rittenberg finds Luke Wall whose shot is blocked before Brayden Shaw passed to Rittenberg but the recovered Danby saved well. Then a well worked move opened up the visitors defence but Danny Gossett fired over.
  Then on 75 minutes the breakthrough for City. Laurence Wilson passed to Brayden Shaw in the blues midfield. He ran to the right before sending over a dipping cross which was somehow guided beyond Danby at the near post by Gary Taylor Fletcher. A great finish and a well deserved goal for City.
  Moments later Danny Holmes volleyed narrowly wide with the visitors rattled.With as little over ten minutes left a second change for the Nomads and a second Bakare as brother Michael replaced Sean Smith who was on a yellow card. Seven minutes left as Danny Holmes again shoots goalwards and again the defiant Danby stands firm. Then Luke Wall fires from distance but Danby saves once more.
  With a minute to go a loud ovation for Gary Taylor Fletcher who is replaced by Saturday's hero Steven Hewitt. No sooner had the change happened that George Horan pulled Dean Rittenberg back in the box. Second yellow card and red, and a penalty. Up stepped Rittenberg but he sent the spot kick over Danby's crossbar with perhaps two minutes of the three added left to play.
  That was his final action as George Harry trotted on in his place and with little more to report the final whistle blew on a great evening at Nantporth and a win which lifts City top of the Welsh Premier.

photo above with thanks to Event Photo Wales
FINAL SCORE 1-0 



8
23 September 17
Aberystwyth Town
2
v
3
 Bangor City
Welsh Premier
-

  Colours
  Green & Black
  SCORERS
 Luke Borrelli
 Craig Hobson

 
  Man of The Match
  Cledan Davies
 Match Official

Dean John
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Aberystwyth Town
Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

1  Chris Mullock




Connor Roberts
1
2
 Dec Walker




Danny Holmes
15
3
 Cledan Davies




Tom Kennedy
3
4
 Johnny Spittle




Steven Hewitt
24
5
 Ryan Woollacot




Anthony Miley
5
23
 John McKenna




Danny Gossett
16
7
 Geoff Kellaway




Brayden Shaw
23
18
 Ashley Young




Anderson Cayola
31
27
 Joe Phillips




Dan Nardiello
9
14
 Ryan Wade




Dean Rittenberg
10
11
 Luke Borrelli




Laurence Wilson  19
        substitutes
substitutes        
9
 Craig Hobson (87) for 27 Phillips



Matthew Hall GK
13
10
 John Owen (70) for 7 Kellaway

Luke Wall (50) for 31 Cayola  4
17
 Matthew Jones (70) for 14 Wade



Gary T-Fletcher (63) for 9 Nardiello  7
20
 Jack Rimmer


Damien Allen (87) for 19 Wilson  8
22
 Harri Horwood




George Harry
12
34
 Lee Jennkins




Cai Owen
14
36
 Niall Coleridge




Guto Williams
28


-
  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
 Gary Taylor Fletcher
 Brayden Shaw
 Steven Hewitt

  Man of The Match
  Tom Kennedy
 Official Attendance

270

 A fantastic finish to an exciting first half crowned by a blistering strike from Steven Hewitt. Wow what a climax. Three points for Bangor, a first away win of the season and a match which had both sets of fans dancing around in the final minutes.
  Bangor made a couple of important changes to the starting line up with Gary Taylor Fletcher and Damien Allen watching from the sidelines as Steven Hewitt and Dan Nardiello got starts.
  And it did look like a weakened blues side at times in a lacklustre first half. A crowd restricted by the kick off time and tv coverage scarcely helped add any atmosphere to proceedings. The first half chance fell to Joe Phillips who chased through but chipped wide on ten minutes.
  Then Anderson Cayola squared to Steven Hewitt who sliced wide. More of him later..
  A better effort midway through the half as Danny Gossett found Dean Rittenberg but Johnny Spittle turned it for a corner which City wasted. Hewitt tried his luck from long range but again missed the target.
  The home side opted to play centreback Woollacott in central midfield to try and stifle Brayden Shaw as Aber seemed set up to win a point.
  But on the half hour Dec Walker and Ryan Wade both had shots at goal and moments later it took a brave stop from Anthony Miley, solid as a rock in the blues defence, to deny Luke Borrelli. Both making their 100th WP appearance for their respective clubs.
  City threatened through Dan Nardiello but he dragged his effort wide from the left.
  As half time beckoned a freekick for Aber on the left in front of goal. The ball was played to Dec Walker whose low shot had Connor Roberts scrambling at the foot of his post.
  A minute of added time passed without incident and both sides wandered off to contemplate the words of their respective managers. Hopefully words which would improve the entertainment on offer for the blues and greens present.

HALF TIME 0-0
  No changes at the interval.
  City now attacking the Dias Stand end and hoping to put on a better show than in the first period.
  Inside five minutes Laurence Wilson and then Geoff Kellaway went close. The impressive Tom Kennedy standing firm for Bangor with the knack of being in the right place and making the right decision from start to finish. Reminscent of left footers Kev Mooney and Harry Wiggins. Praise indeed.
  On 50 minutes a first change for Bangor as Luke Wall trotted on for Anderson Cayola. Five minutes later a corner to the visitors was headed over by Johnny Spittle who had varously fouled and pushed his way through the opening hour or so. No malice to be fair but endless small offences unnoticed by the typically inept Mr John.
  Moments later the little whistler nearly turned local villain as he inadvertently deflected a clearance to Brayden Shaw on the edge of the box. He shot at goal but Chris Mullock pulled off a rare save to spare his blushes. From the flagkick a break way led by the pacey Kellaway down the right forced Anthony Miley to concede a corner which yielded another confidently caught by Connor Roberts.
  Had the repeat offender Spittle been dealt with during the opening period he might have seen red as he lept elbow first into Dan Nardiello. Both players needed treatment and during the stoppage Mr John must have completely forgotten the main offence and again the defender went unpunished.
  But none of this came to much and on 62 minutes Aber took the lead. Ryan Woollacott crossed from the left and Luke Borrelli celebrated his hundredth appearance with a fantastic strike beyond Connor Roberts.
  Immediately Gary Taylor Fletcher replaced Dan Nardiello.
  With a minute the scores were level as the simply outstanding Tom Kennedy swept the ball to the right edge of the box where Gary Taylor Fletcher smashed home between Chris Mullock and his near post. What an impact!
  Buoyed by the goal and driven on by the goalscorer City now pushed for a winner. Danny Gossett and Brayden Shaw went close as Mullock was drawn into the action once more and the home side began to look weary.
  So with twenty minutes left a sensible double change for Aber as John Owen and young Matty Jones came on for Geoff Kellaway and Ryan Wade. But it was Bangor who continued to make the running as Brayden Shaw charged on goal and saw his shot hit the post and booted clear by Dec Walker for a sixth Bangor corner which Chris Mullock took cleanly.
  But Aber were not finished and Joe Phillips forced a save from Connor Roberts before Steven Hewitt blocked Jones' effort. Corner for the hosts from which John McKenna's header struck Danny Holmes and was walloped away. Shaw for City and Borrelli for Aber went close.
  Then with five minutes left a final change for both sides as Damien Allen came on for Laurence Wilson and Craig Hobson replaced Joe Phillips.
  In the final minute Bangor scored what looked like the winner. Luke Wall crossed from the left and Brayden Shaw rose highest to head in off the back post. City celebrated but before the dust had settled the home side struck back. Luke Borrelli controlled the ball on the right, managed to turn and cross low for big Craig Hobson to prod home at the back post.
  In the midst of the noisy celebrations the fourth official indicated four added minutes. By now Bangor had gone for broke with a back three and all eyes on a winner. When it came it brought the house down. Dean Rittenberg crossed from the left, Ryan Woollacott could only head half clear to the edge of the D where Steven Hewitt unleashed an absolute thunderbolt beyond the flat footed Mullock for goal worthy of three points on its own!
  What a way to mark you first start for the club. A minute or so later the final whistle sounded and City fans celebrated once more and the dejected locals shook their heads. Good luck to them until we meet again but what a closing five minutes captured by S4C Sgorio cameras.
Photos with thanks to Bangor City FC
FINAL SCORE 2-3


8
15th Sept 2017
Bangor City
0
v
0
 Connahs Quay
Welsh Premier
-
  Colours
  Blue & White
  SCORERS
 Laurence Wilson



  Man of The Match
 
 Match Official

Huw Jones
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Connahs Quay

1  Connor Roberts




John Danby
1
15
 Danny Holmes




Sean Smith
15
3
 Tom Kennedy




Kai Edwards
3
4
 Luke Wall




James Owen
16
5
 Anthony Miley




George Horan
5
16
 Danny Gossett




Danny Harrison
6
7
 Gary Taylor Fletcher




Joe Heath
18
8
 Damien Allen




Callum Morris
8
23
 Brayden Shaw



Mike Wilde
9
10
 Dean Rittenberg




Matty Williams
10
19
 Laurence Wilson




Nathan Woolfe
11
        substitutes
substitutes        
13
 Matthew Hall GK


Rhys Williams GK
20
9
 Dan Nardiello




Ian Kearney
4
12
 George Harry 

Matty Owen
14
24
 Steven Hewitt




Mathias Bakare
23
28
 Guto Williams




John Oyenuga
25
30
 Paul Connolly



Sam Haley
31
31
 Anderson Cayola

Craig Chisholm
37


-

  Colours
  Red
  SCORERS




  Man of The Match
 
 Official Attendance



  This match was abandoned due to floodlight failure three minutes before half time.
  Which is a great pity as City were leading one nil although of course the second half may have turned out differently.
  With no new injury worries City fielded the starting eleven which had beaten Carmarthen a week earlier. There was a place on the bench for talented young midfielder Guto Williams.
   The visitos won an early corner and inside five minutes saw Mike Wilde fail to trouble Connor Roberts with a weak shot.
  On the quarter hour Danny Gossett tested the experienced John Danby with a clean strike but the saved well.
  City
took the lead on the half hour. The initial attack ended in a corner won by the influential Gary Taylor Fletcher but moments later Laurence Wilson shot from the edge of the box. With the aid of a slight deflection Danby was beaten and the crowd roared their approval. For Wilson a second goal in as many games.
  For City midfielder Danny Gossett was in fine form whilst Brayden Shaw was also clearly in the mood.
  As half time drew close - possibly three minutes away - some of the floodlights down one side went out and the referee had to stop play.
  And as it turned out that was it. Referee Huw Jones gave the club time to address the problem but in the end he had to abandon the match.


HALF TIME 1-0

 
MATCH
ABANDONED


photo above with thanks to Event Photo Wales
FINAL SCORE 


7
9th Sept 2017
Bangor City
1
v
0
 Carmarthen Town
Welsh Premier
-
  Colours
  Blue & White
  SCORERS
 Laurence Wilson



  Man of The Match
  Laurence Wilson
 Match Official

Richard Harrington
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Carmarthen Town

1  Connor Roberts




Lee Idzi
1
15
 Danny Holmes




Luke Cummings
2
3
 Tom Kennedy




Jordan Knott
3
4
 Luke Wall




Dave Vincent
4
5
 Anthony Miley




Kieran Lewis
25
16
 Danny Gossett




Lee Surman
6
7
 Gary Taylor Fletcher




Ceri Morgan
14
8
 Damien Allen




Liam Thomas
18
23
 Brayden Shaw



Kostya Georgiesvky
9
10
 Dean Rittenberg




Lewis Harling
10
19
 Laurence Wilson




Kyle Williams
11
        substitutes
substitutes        
13
 Matthew Hall GK


Craig Hanford (63) for 14 Morgan  5
11
 Sion Edwards


 

Liam Walsh
7
12
 George Harry (89) for 10 Rittenberg

Danny Sheehan  (46) for 2 Cummings 
12
24
 Steven Hewitt (85) for 7 T-Fletcher



Liam Griffiths (76) for 25 Lewis  17
30
 Paul Connolly




Danny Thomas
20
31
 Anderson Cayola (69) for 23 Shaw













-

  Colours
  Black & Gold
  SCORERS




  Man of The Match
  Kieran Lewis
 Official Attendance

596

  Bangor made heavy weather of a beating a well organised if dour Carmarthen side on a sunny Nantporth afternoon.
  With Dan Nardiello ruled out through injury there was a start for Dean Rittenberg upfront whilst the visitors line up included former blues glovesman Lee Idzi.
  City kicked off attacking The Antelope End and soon won a corner on the right which Damien Allen turned wide at the near post. Appeals for a corner were brushed aside. The visitors were awarded a freekick twenty five yards out and Kieran Lewis forced a good diving save save from Connor Roberts.
  Twelve minutes in a Bangor freekick floated in from the left by Laurence Wilson was headed back across goal by Anthony Miley but Gary Taylor Fletcher hoisted his overhead effort over the bar.
  Either side of the quarter hour a chance at either end as Dean Rittenberg hit his low shot straight at Lee Idzi before Kyle Williams struck the side netting from the left. Lewis Harling went close moments later but Tom Kennedy denied him with a well timed block.
  Idzi pulled off his first significant save just before the half hour from Brayden Shaw's header before rightback Luke Cummings was shown the yellow card for a foul on Luke Wall. On the half hour a bizarre moment as No 3 Jordan Knott punched the ball off Gary Taylor Fletcher's head in his six hard box. Penalty surely and yellow card at least. But neither Mr Harrington or his linesman saw the blatant offence.
  This sounds like an open end to end game. In reality Bangor were trying to play football, with Danny Gossett, Damien Allen and Gary Taylor Fletcher at the centre of things whilst the visitors were largely complying with instructions from their bench which boiled down to boot it long. And chase.
  Again Laurence Wilson delivered an inviting freekick and again Lee Idzi saved from Brayden Shaw.
  One minute of added time came and went as City forced their second corner of the game but it was a blank scoreline as the sides wandered off and the queue at the tea hut lengthened. No one looked wearier than big Lee Surman who had dominated from his central defensive position and refereed the match for much of the opening forty five minutes. In fairness he did let Mr Harrington keep the whistle.

Lee Idzi
saves from Brayden Shaw (photograph The Citizens Choice)

HALF TIME 0-0

  One change at the interval as Dan Sheehan came on for rightback Luke Cummings.
  City now attacking the Bangor End and with substitute Sheehan man marking Brayden Shaw regardless of where he went on the pitch.
  The visitors
fashioned the first opening of the second period as Kieran Lewis fired wide from distance before Dean Rittenberg sent a weak effort on goal which Lee Idzi gathered easily.
  On 55 minutes fouls by Kieran Lewis and then Lewis Harling earned both Town players yellow cards as City tried to apply some pressure.
  Just after the hour mark another change for Carmarthen as Craig Hanford came on for Ceri Morgan in midfield. His brief appeared to be to hook, or boot, the ball forward down the right. Job quickly done. Either side of this corners for Bangor which came to little against the big Carmarthen centre backs and goalkeeper Idzi.
  A first change for Bangor on 69 minutes as Anderson Cayola replaced Brayden Shaw who might have hoped for quicker service from the back. Dan Sheehan was told to stay on the pitch.
  The little Bolivian took up a station on the left and was quickly involved in a couple more Bangor corners but again former blue Idzi was in command.
  On 76 minutes City broke the deadlock. A trip on Gary Taylor Fletcher by Vincent yielded a freekick on the edge of the box in front of goal. Up stepped leftback Laurence Wilson to steer the ball low to his right and just inside the upright despite the best efforts of goalkeeper Idzi. Some symmetry here with the last home league match, won one nil by a left footed strike by rightback Danny Holmes.
  At that moment a final change for The Old Gold as Liam Griffiths replaced Kieran Lewis.
  His arrival sparked a rare onslaught by conservative Carmarthen as City somehow survived a goalmouth scrambe which ended as Danny Holmes smashed the ball upfield. Twelve minutes from time a shot from Dean Rittenberg tight on the right was scooped out for a seventh Bangor corner followed five minutes later by a third for the visitors which Connor Roberts bagged confidently.
  Five minutes from time Steven Hewitt replaced Gary Taylor Fletcher. Then little Anderson Cayola saw his shot held by Lee Idzi. The visitors now had nothing to lose and were awarded a freekick on the right which Jordan Knott headed wide. He might have gone closer with a punch.
  In the closing minutes young George Harry replaced Dean Rittenberg and there was stoppage following a collision involving Anthony Miley and goalkeeper Connor Roberts. Happily both were able to continue.
  Four added minutes instructed by Lee Surman became five in which young Harry had a shot held by Lee Idzi and City won an eighth corner which came to nothing. Finally the whistle blew and a sigh of relief more than a roar of celebration filled Nantporth.
  A glum scenario at times as City laboured to beat the dogged visitors whose away day odyssey continues for another fortnight or so.
  But as a seasoned Bangor watcher commented at the end, three point and three wins from four. We would have settled for that. And of course is right.
You could add another clean sheet and no yellow cards.
Laurence Wilson & Danny Gossett photo above with thanks to Event Photo Wales
FINAL SCORE 1-0 



6
28th August 2017
Bangor City
5
v
2
 Denbigh Town
Welsh Premier
League Cup
-
  Colours
  Blue & White
  SCORERS
 Dean Rittenberg 4
 Anthony Miley


  Man of The Match
  Dean Rittenberg
 Match Official

D
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 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Denbigh Town

13  Matthew Hall




Jon Hill Dunt
1
14
 Cai Owen




Gareth Partridge
2
30
 Paul Connolly




Nathan Williams
3
4
 Luke Wall




Ben Nash
4
5
 Anthony Miley




Danny Sullivan
5
16
 Danny Gossett




Matty Cook
6
17
 Sam Henry




Craig Pritchard
7
24
 Steven Hewitt




Steve Cunningham
8
12
 George Harry




Warren Duckett
9
10
 Dean Rittenbgerg




Josh Davies
10
11
 Sion Edwards




Alan Bull
11
        substitutes
substitutes        
1
 Connor Roberts GK




Jake Eyre (58) for 7 Pritchard  12
3
 Tom Kennedy (46) for 30 Connolly

 David Lawson Cook (81) for 12 Eyre  14
15
 Danny Holmes 



Sam Tate (63) for 9 Duckett  15
23
 Brayden Shaw (67) for 17 Henry





31
 Anderson Cayola (66) for 12 Harry






 














-

  Colours
  Red
  SCORERS
 Josh Davies
 og Miley


  Man of The Match
  Josh Davies
 Official Attendance

254

  Trailing two one at the half time interval City stormed back to beat Denbigh 5-2 with four goal Dean Rittenberg the hero of the hour.
  There were several changes for City as Matthew Hall started in goal, young Cai Owen at fullback and young strikers Sam Henry and George Harry upfront.
 
City made the early running as Sam Henry was denied by Jon Hill Dunt and fouled as he closed on goal. But Denbigh made their intentions clear as first Josh Davies and then Craig Pritchard brought Matthew Hall into the action.
  George Harry went close a couple of times for City but it was the visitors who took the lead on 17 minutes as former Porthmadog striker Josh Davies latched onto debutant Steve Cunnigham's through ball to slot the ball beyond the exposed Hall.
  But City fans didnt have long to wait for a response, on 23 minutes Bangor drew level as Steven Hewitt sent over a corner which was headed home by Anthony Miley.
  Josh Davies went close again before former Lex midfielder Warren Duckett saw his looping header clear the crossbar. Ten minutes before the interval a worrying moment as Dean Rittenberg and Denbigh 'keeper Hill Dunt needed treatment following a goalmouth collision.
  Seven minutes before the break the visitors went ahead once again.
  Goalscorer Davies crossed from the right and Anthony Miley inadvertently turned the ball into his own net. A goal at both ends for his troubles.
  Two minutes later Luke Wall won a corner which resulted in George Harry being denied a debut goal by a last ditch clearance. A minute of added time came to nothing and the Cymru Alliance visitors strode off with heads held high and a one goal advantage.


HALF TIME 1-2

  One change at the interval as Tom Kennedy replaced Paul Connolly in the blues rearguard..
  Within three minutes of the restart a yellow card for Craig Pritchard for a heavy challenge on Cai Owen. Blues winger Luke Wall went close twice, the first with a long range effort which flew just wide, the second caused a goalmouth melee after an intitial block from goalkeeper Hill Dunt.
  Danny Gossett forced a save from the former Prestatyn glovesman before a change for Denbigh on 58 minutes. Craig Pritchard, who had been injured following a challenge with Steven Hewitt, was replaced by Jake Eyre. Five minutes later Steven Hewitt saw his shot saved and Luke Wall could only send the rebound over the crossbar.
  The next change again belonged to the Denbigh as Sam Tate replaced Warren Duckett in the visitors midfield. Still trailing and still trying to get back on terms more frustration for City as Steven Hewitt saw his effort hit the woodwork on 65 minutes. Moments later Anderson Cayola came on for George Harry in the blues attack. More reinforcements immediately as Brayden Shaw came on for Sam Henry.
  And on 72 minutes the changes paid off as Dean Rittenberg beat the visitors offside trap to slide the ball beyond Hill Dunt. But Denbigh were not without threat as goalscorer Josh Davies dragged his shot wide of the blues goal. Cai Owen went close for City but his long range effort just cleared the crossbar.
  Then with ten minutes left on the clock City went ahead for the first time. Anderson Cayola released Dean Rittenberg who calmly chipped Hill Dunt.
  Denbigh responded with a third and final change which saw David Lawson Cook replace substitute Jake Eyre who was off the pitch injured when City scored their third.
  Three minutes from time a hatrick strike from Dean Rittenberg  from a Brayden Shaw cross settled the outcome of the game.
  The fourth official indicated four added minutes to be played. Denbigh threatened but Josh Davies was flagged offside but worse was to come as the man of the hour Dean Rittenberg grabbed his fourth of the evening with a twenty yard curler which rubbed salt in the visitors wounds.
  So an emphatic win for a much changed Bangor, a relief perhaps after the first half deficit, and a place in the second round of the League Cup.

FINAL SCORE 5-2 



5
25th August 2017
Bangor City
1
v
0
 Prestatyn Town
Welsh Premier
-
  Colours
  Blue & White
  SCORERS
 Danny Holmes



  Man of The Match
  Danny Gossett
 Match Official

Mark Petch
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 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Prestatyn Town

1  Connor Roberts




Carl Jones
1
15
 Danny Holmes




Tom Kemp
2
3
 Tom Kennedy




Myles Hart
12
19
 Laurence Wilson




Dave Hayes
4
5
 Anthony Miley




Zebb Edwards
22
16
 Danny Gossett




Noah Edwards
6
23
 Brayden Shaw



Michael Parker
7
8
 Damien Allen




Zyaac Edwards
19
9
 Dan Nardiello




Jack Kenny
9
31
 Anderson Cayola




Damien Ketley
10
11
 Sion Edwards




James Stead
20
        substitutes
substitutes        
13
 Matthew Hall GK




David Cheveaux
25
4
 Luke Wall (55) for 11 Edwards

 

Jack Lewis (60) for 19 Edwards  3
10
 Dean Rittenberg (55) for 9 Nardiello



Ben Maher (67) for 10 Ketley  8
14
 Cai Owen



Elliot Lloyd
21
17
 Sam Henry (77) for 31 Cayola



Paul O'Neill
24

 




Macauley Taylor (93) for 7 Parker  26




Jack Higgins
99


-

  Colours
  Red
  SCORERS




  Man of The Match
  Noah Edwards
 Official Attendance

596

  Bangor edged past rugged Prestatyn in a short tempered encounter at Nantporth.
  Assistant manager Gary Taylor Fletcher missed out, feeling the after effects of a heavy challenge suffered at Cardiff Met. In his place City drafted in Sion Edwards whilst Dan Nardiello replaced Luke Wall who was on the bench. 
  Both teams gathered for a pre match huddle in front of a sparse Nantporth crowd before City kicked off attacking the Antelope end.
  The first incident was a heavy challenge involving Danny Gossett and Zyaac Edwards followed by a tackle by Sion Edwards on brother Noah. Game on!
   On ten minutes Danny Holmes crossed but Brayden Shaw fired wide. Moments later a yellow card for centre forward Jack Kenny following a late tackle on Laurence Wilson.
  On thirteen minutes a corner for Prestatyn half cleared to James Stead who blazed over from twenty yards. Then a cross from Danny Holmes headed over his own bar by veteran defender Dave Hayes. The Bangor corner from the right by Sion Edwards was turned out near post by Dan Nardiello.
  Then on 21 minutes Danny Gossett won possession for Danny Holmes who stepped from right foot to left and slotted  the ball home from 25 yards. One nil.
  By now the crowd had grown to around 500 and most celebrated what was something of a bolt from the blue. Credit to goalscorer who along with midfielder Danny Gossett and Anthony Miley had pushed City forward more than most.
  Moments later Damien Kelley put Connor Roberts under pressure but the tall glovesman managed to clear.

  Then Anthony Miley did well to deflect a shot from Jack Kenny over for a Prestatyn corner. The visitors indulged in some strange mutual shirt grabbing tactic but city cleared. City countered but Llanfair PG based keeper Jones saved easily from Dan Nardiello on 33 minutes.
  Five minutes from time a sharp turn and shot from Kenny forced an acrobatic save from Connor Roberts. The corner was cleared and Tom Kemp picked up a yellow as city broke upfield.
  City could and probably should have gone two up when Danny Holmes cross was headed wide by Brayden Shaw.
Photos above with thanks to Event Photo Wales

HALF TIME 1-0

  No changes at the interval other than that City were now attacking the Bangor End.
  Anderson Cayola and Brayden Shaw were both frustrated by blocks on the edge of the box as City pressed but Dave Hayes and co stood firm. Three or four overhit crosses failed to trouble Carl Jones as nothing would quite go right for either winger.
  By the now the game was scrappy and disjointed. Manager Nicholson repsonded with a double change on 55 minutes as Luke Wall and Dean Rittenberg replaced Sion Edwards and Dan Nardiello. A foul by Jake Edwards on Dean Rotenberg yielded a yellow card and free kick but Braden Shaw saw his shot strike the wall and cannon away for a corner.
  Moments later Brayden Shaw waltzed through but Carl Jones saved with his feet from close range.
  Then on the hour sub for Prestatyn as Zebb Edwards made way for leftback Jack Lewis  Cty continued to hold sway as Damien Allen had a long range shot held Carl Jones. Then a brief skirmish following a Laurence Wilson lunge on Edwards which incensed Neil Gibson's men. Nothing new there of course although this time they had a point. A yellow card was perhaps a let off for City.
  Prestatyn sent in the free kick but this was cleared to Luke Wall who was fouled by Dave Hayes as he broke down the right and picked up a yellow.  Danny Holmes tried to get city going down the right, then on 68 minutes Ben Maher replaced the hard working Damien Ketley.
   But worse was to follow for Prestatyn as James Stead needlessly kicked out at Danny Gossett and was shown the red card. Referee Mark Petch could scarcely have been better positioned to make a decision.
  The visitors a goal and man down with twenty minutes left to play.
  But they forced Connor Roberts into action as he saved well from Ben Maher
  On 76 yellows for Danny Holmes for delaying a throw in and substitute Ben Maher for a wild challenge. Two minutes later Sam Henry came on for Anderson Cayola.  With seven minutes left Damien Allen went down with cramp. Brayden Shaw fired well wide from the left. A period of composed possession ended as Dean Rittenberg fired wide.
  All eyes on the fourth official who indicated six minutes to be added. Most people would have settled for none!
  Former Holyhead 'keeper Carl Jones saved at point blank before Damien Allen fired over from twenty yards
  Rightback Tom Kemp lost his temper with Brayden Shaw as he shielded the ball near the corner flag. Then Macauley Taylor replaced a weary looking Michael Parker. The final act of the evening was a yellow card for Brayden Shaw for comments passed to the burly whistler who then blew for time and the home fans celebrated a hard fought win.
Photos above with thanks to Event Photo Wales
FINAL SCORE 1-0 




4
19th August 2017
Cardiff Met
3
v
1
 Bangor City
Welsh Premier
-

  Colours
  Red
  SCORERS
 Adam Roscrow 2
 Elliot Evans

 
  Man of The Match
 
 Match Official

Rob Jenkins
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Cardiff Met
Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

1  Will Fuller




Connor Roberts
1
2
 Dylan Rees




Danny Holmes
15
3
 Kyle McCarthy




Tom Kennedy
3
4
 Brad Woolridge




Luke Wall
4
5
 Emlyn Lewis




Anthony Miley
5
16
 Josh Barnett




Laurence Wilson
19
7
 Elliot Evans




Gary Taylor Fletcher
7
8
 Chris Baker




Damien Allen
8
9
 Adam Roscrow




Brayden Shaw
23
14
 Joel Edwards




Anderson Cayola
31
11
 Jordan Lam




Danny Gossett
16
        substitutes
substitutes        
30
 Dan Evans GK




Matthew Hall GK
13
10
 Charlie Corsby (52) for 16 Barnett

Dan Nardiello (64) for 4 Wall  9
15
 Rhys Thomas




Dean Rittenberg (75) for 23 Shaw 10
18
 Will Evans (62) for 3 McCarthy


Sion Edwards (91) for 19 Wilson  11
21
 Harry Owen




George Harry
12
28
 Rhydian Morgan (82) for 11 Lam



Cai Owen
14










-
  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
 Gary Taylor Fletcher



  Man of The Match
 
 Official Attendance

296

  Bangor were undone at Cyncoed where two goal Adam Roscrow led the students with a goal in either half.
  Both teams were unchanged as the sides lined up on the windswept plastic surface at Cyncoed on the outskirts of Cardiff.
  Wit the wind at their backs the home side forged the first opening of the game but Joel Edwards sent his effort wide of the goal.  On ten minutes Adam Roscrow also shot wide but his effort did carry more menace.
  On the quarter hour a yellow card for Joel  Edwards for a foul on City winger Luke Wall as he ran on goal. Brayden Shaw sends the freekick low on target but goalkeeper Will Fuller gathers comfortably. Minutes later Roscrow forced a good save from blues custodian Connor Roberts.
  Then on 22 minutes the students went ahead. Jordan Lam found Elliot Evans who fired home from the edge of the box with a shot into the corner. Bangor responded through Luke Wall but Fuller saved.
  Around the half hour mark City twice went close to an equaliser. First Gary Taylor Fletcher twisted his way through the home defence but saw his shot blocked by Emlyn Lewis, then Brayden Shaw shot powerfully but Fuller saved.
  And then on 31 minutes Cardiff doubled their lead. Adam Roscrow headed down and goalwards and despite the best efforts of Anthony Miley the ball crossed the line.
  Striker Anderson Cayola turned and shot in the box but saw his effort speed wide. Then the little Bolivan's back heel fed Gary Taylor Fletcher but Fuller was up to the challenge and the Met defence hacked clear. One minute of added tiem came and went.
  So a two nil wind assisted advantage to the students. Could City triumph with the elements in their favour? Time would tell...

HALF TIME 2-0
  No changes at the interval.
  But Bangor now driven forward by the wind and determined to do something about the two goal deficit.
  Five minutes after the restart a shot from Damien Allen thanks to a pass from the impressive Luke Wall but his effort struck Taylor Fletcher. Blues midfielder Danny Gossett tried his luck with the wind but could not keep his effort down.
  On ten minutes a heavy challenge from Brad Woolridge on Gary Taylor Fletcher earned him a yellow card. It might easily have been red. A freekick to Bangor which Brayden Shaw dispatched but Fuller saved.
  On the hour an inviting cross from Brayden Shaw was just out of the reach of Gary Taylor Fletcher. Moments later Danny Holmes crossed for Anderson Cayola but Fuller pulled off a point blank save.
  And then, albeit against the run of play, a third goal for Cardiff as Adam Roscrow vollyed home from a quickly taken short corner. The goal timed at 64 minutes which promptly brought about the first change as Dan Nardiello came on for Luke Wall.
   Former Wales International Nardiello is quickly into the action courtesy Laurence Wilson but Will Fuller was again in the right place at the right time.
  With fifteen minutes to go Laurence Wilson crossed but Gary Taylor Fletcher sent his header over. Moments later Dean Rittenberg replaced last week's hero Brayden Shaw.
  Then with thirteen minutes on the clock a goal for City from Gary Taylor Fletcher.
  With ten left a clumsy challenge from Joel Edwards on Danny Holmes. Summer signing Edwards was booked in the first half received a second red and his marching order from Referee Jenkins.
  Anderson Cayola very nearly arched his corner kick straight into the net but Cardiff scrambled clear. With the wind and the man advantage City still had the feel of a side in with a shout despite the scoreline. With five minutes left Dan Nardiello shot low for the corner but again the outstanding Fuller pulled off the save.
  With two minutes left a yellow card for Damien Allen for a pull on Will Evans some thirty yards out. The fourth official indicated four minutes of added time with the result now beyond doubt. City then sent on Sion Edwards for Laurence Wilson. As the minutes elapsed goalscorers Roscrow and Evans combined but Connor Roberts denied the opening scorer who fired over moments later as the students nearly grabbed a fourth.
  So a disappointing defeat for City after the opening day euphoria of a week ago..
Photos with thanks to Bangor City FC
FINAL SCORE 3-1


3
11th August 2017
Bangor City
5
v
2
 The New Saints
Welsh Premier
-
  Colours
  Blue & White
  SCORERS
 Brayden Shaw 2
 Gary Taylor Fletcher 2
 Anderson Cayola
 
  Man of The Match
  Brayden Shaw
 Match Official

Dean John
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
The New Saints

1  Connor Roberts




Paul Harrison
1
15
 Danny Holmes




Simon Spender
2
3
 Tom Kennedy




Ryan Pryce  26
4
 Luke Wall




Steve Saunders  4
5
 Anthony Miley




Connal Rawlinson
5
19
 Laurence Wilson




Jon Routledge
6
7
 Gary Taylor Fletcher




Aeron Edwards
23
8
 Damien Allen




Adrian Cieslewicz
21
23
 Brayden Shaw




Alex Darlington  20
31
 Anderson Cayola




Wes Fletcher
10
16
 Danny Gossett




Jamie Mullan
14
        substitutes
substitutes        
13
 Matthew Hall GK




Aaron Jones GK
13
9
 Dan Nardiello

Chris Seargeant (46) for 20 Darlington  7
10
 Dean Rittenberg (77) for 23 Shaw



Ryan Brobbel
8
11
 Sion Edwards (72) for 16 Gossett



Greg Draper (62) for 10 Fletcher  9
12
 George Harry


Robbie Parry (70) for 21 Cieslewicz 
11
14
 Cai Owen




Blaine Hudson
12




Ben Clark
19


-

  Colours
  Green & White
  SCORERS
 Connal Rawlinson
 Jamie Mullan


  Man of The Match
  Adrian Cieslewicz
 Official Attendance

596

  Bangor swept aside champions TNS in a barnstorming second half performance at Nantporth on Friday evening.
  This after an evenly contested first half which saw City take the lead twice and the full timers draw level both times. And perhaps surprise a few people with the quality of the football on display.
  City set out a marker inside five minutes with a flowing passing move involving Brayden Shaw, Gary Taylor Fletcher and right winger Luke Wall.  Then on five minutes Bangor had the lead.
  Clever first time build up play involving Brayden Shaw and Gary Taylor Fletcher saw the ball reach Bolivian striker Anderson Cayola who crossed from the right and Brayden Shaw headed home at the near post with goalkeeper Harrison rooted to the spot. (celebrations left)
  Referee Dean John then yellow carded Tom Kennedy for a pretty innocuous challenge. This despite ignoring some wild challenges from Saints defender Rawlinson. With fourteen minutes gone City conceded a freekick which Wes Fletcher delivered and Connal Rawlinson reacted first as the ball bounced to him off the upright. One all.
  But two minutes later Bangor regained the lead. Laurence Wilson crossed from the left and Gary Taylor Fletcher headed home in a mirror image of the opening goal. City forced a couple of corners as Anderson Cayola and then Danny Gossett went close. But the end to end nature of the evening continued as left winger Adrian Cieslewicz ran clear but lifted his effort over the crossbar.
  The Saints equalised from a Bangor freekick. The ball was crossed in and cleared by the greens defence for Cieslewicz to race clear and create an opening which Jamie Mullan converted from close range. Two all after 24 minutes. At this rate it could end up ten each!
  And so almost inevitably both sides became a touch more conservative. Connor Roberts saved well from Jon Routledge whose dipping volley was just dropping into the net. The visitors won this and another corner and as time ran out Laurence Wilson was shown the yellow card for a foul on right winger Jamie Mullan.
  So half time and honours even on a pleasant dry evening at Nantporth. All to play for.
(Brayden Shaw photo above mine)

HALF TIME 2-2

  One change at the interval as Christian Seargeant replaced Alex Darlington.
  The opening fifteen minutes belonged to the New Saints who laid seige to the Antelope End with Aeron Edwards shooting wide. City had goalscorer Brayden Shaw and Saints winger Cieslewicz booked as Dean John cracked down on some pullls and challenges. If you had a bet to place at this moment on the eventual winners it would have been the visitors. Bangor sunk deeper defensively but credit to the whole team for standing firm.
  Special mention though for Connor Roberts, Anthony Miley and Tom Kennedy who marshalled the rearguard effort superbly.
  And then suddenly everything changed. City won a corner which was crossed deep to Anthony Miley whose header was nutted home by Gary Taylor Fletcher from six yards. Saints manager Ruscoe responded by sending on Greg Draper in place of Wes Fletcher. Gary Taylor Fletcher was next into the little South Walian official's notebook. On 70 minutes Luke Wall joined him.
  On 73 minutes Danny Gossett limped off to be replaced by Sion Edwards who slotted into midfield.
  Two minutes later a contender for goal of the season put City two goals clear.
  Leftback Laurence Wilson threw the ball to Brayden Shaw who stepped infield and unleashed a trademark "LeTissier" style thunderbolt beyond the startled Harrison and into the top corner. What a goal!
  Moments later the young striker made way for Dean Rittenberg and earned a noisy ovation from the mainstand and indeed the whole ground.
  There was still a quarter of an hour left and no reason to suggest the visitors might not respond.
  But any likelihood of a fightback was snuffed out ten minutes from time as little South American striker Anderson Cayola sped round the tiring Sainst defence and was brought down for a penalty. With a sense of purpose Anderson Cayola spotted the ball and sent the hapless Harrison the wrong way to complete the scoring and set the home fans dancing!
  The visitors were finally beaten but there was still time for Connor Roberts to pull off a tremendous save to deny Routledge what would have been a late consolation.
  So a fantastic start to the season for Bangor, some outstanding individual performances but more importantly a great all round team effort especially when the going got tough at the start of the second period. City sides have wilted under that pressure in the past.
  And a second emphatic home win over the reigning champions!
Anderson Cayola photo above with thanks to Event Photo Wales
FINAL SCORE 5-2




5 August 2017
Bangor City
0
v
2
 Everton U23s
NEV POWELL
TESTIMONIAL
-
  Colours
  Blue & White
  SCORERS
 


 
  Man of The Match
 
 Match Official

Iwan Griffiths
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Everton

1  Connor Roberts




Louis Gray
1
15
 Danny Holmes




Gethin Jones
2
3
 Tom Kennedy




Luke Garbutt
3
4
 Luke Wall




Ben Baningime
4
5
 Anthony Miley




Callum Connolly
5
16
 Danny Gossett




Lewis Gibson
6
7
 Gary Taylor Fletcher




Josh Bowler
7
31
 Anderson Cayola




Harry Charsley
8
23
 Brayden Shaw



Bassala Sambou
9
12
 George Harry




Antony Evans
10
11
 Sion Edwards




Callum Dyson
11
        substitutes
substitutes        
13
 Matthew Hall GK




Chris Renshaw GK
13
10
 Dean Rittenberg


 
Matthew Foulds
12
14
 Cai Owen




Morgan Feeney
14
17  Sam Henry




Connor Grant
15






Nathan Broadhead
16






Nathan Markello
17

 


Anton Donkor
18


-

  Colours
  White
  SCORERS
 Bassala Sambou
 Luke Garbutt


  Man of The Match
 
 Official Attendance



   Dave Unsworth's Everton youngster defeated City in this keenly contested testimonial two nil but the real winner on the day was Nev Powell whose time at the club was celebrated by those present.
  Local interest centred on former manager Nev Powell naturally enough. Whilst Porthmadog younster Gethin Jones at fullback for Everton and local hero Nathan Broadhead started on the bench. His grandfather Tony Broadhead was a fantastic player for Bangor in the sixties and seventies.
  Either side of the ten minute mark both sides went close as Luke Wall fired wide for City and Bassala Sambou sliced his shot into the side netting.
  Bangor had their best chance on the half hour mark when a long range shot from Gary Taylor Fletcher seemed to take a deflection but former Wrexham and Cefn Druids glovesman Louis Gray saved from under the crossbar.
  City were very much in the game with Sion Edwards impressing on the left and Gary Taylor Fletcher in the thick of the action.
  But in the closing minutes of the first half it was the young Toffees who pressed, first through 4m summer signing Josh Bowler whose shot was well saved by Connor Roberts, then through a couple of corners which City defended well.
  On the stroke of half time the pressure told as a Gethin Jones cross was headed home by Senegalese striker Bassala Sambou to give the visitors a one nil interval lead.

photos above with thanks to Event Photo Wales

HALF TIME 0-3

  Before the restart Liverpool based Antony Evans was replaced by Nathan Broadhead.
 
Both goalscorer Sambou and Callum Dyson went close for the Everton before a second goal arrived on 65 minutes.
  Midfielder Luke Wall was harshly adjudged to have fouled Wirral youngster Harry Charsley in the box and the experienced 24 year old Luke Garbutt stepped up to send Connor Roberts the wrong way for a confident finish.
  City sent on two second half substitutes as local youngster Cai Owen replaced South American Anderson Cayola and Sam Henry came on for Brayden Shaw.
  As time ran out Nathan Broadhead got the better of Connor Roberts but the former Everton youth keeper was not punished as the shot span wide.
  So a two nil defeat for Bangor but an enjoyable afternoon for both sides and their supporters at Nantporth. More importantly recognition of the services rendered to the club by Nev Powell both as player and manager in different decades.
photos above with thanks to Event Photo Wales
FINAL SCORE 0-2 



2
6 July 2017
Bangor City
0
v
3
 Lyngby BK
EUROPALEAGUE
-
  Colours
  Blue & White
  SCORERS
 


 
  Man of The Match
  Dean Rittenberg
 Match Official

Donatas Rumsas
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Lyngby BK

1  Connor Roberts




Mikkel Andersen
1
19
 Laurence Wilson




Thomas Christensen
2
3
 Tom Kennedy




Michael Lumb
3
24
 Steven Hewitt




Jedd Brandrup
20
5
 Anthony Miley




Martin Ornskov
5
30
 Paul Connolly