BANGOR CITY MATCH REPORTS 2018-19
 

MATCH REPORT ARCHIVE

















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

Mark James
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 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Denbigh Town

1  Gruff Evans




Craig Vernon.
1
21
 Mike Williams




Jacob Parry. 2
3
 Anthony Stephens




Dan Lloyd.
3
4
 Yalany Baio




Miles Todd.
4
5
 Sam Barnes




Bailey Jackson. 5
16
 Gary Taylor Fletcher




Sam Downing.
6
7
 Jake Phillips




Stuart Vernon. 7
8
 Alex Darlington




Lewis Sirrell. 8
15
 Marc Williams




Allieu Sherieff. 9
18
 Sam Jones




Pat Hinchcliffe. 10
17
 Alex Boss




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



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

.
Billy Holmes. 14
10
 Robbie Parry



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

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




17


-

  Colours
  Red
  SCORERS




  Man of The Match
  Miles Todd
 Official Attendance

202

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


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



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

  Colours
  Red & White
  SCORERS



 
  Man of The Match
  Callum Humphries
 Match Official

Alex Livesey
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 Buckley Town Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

1  Joe Makaruk




Gruff Evans .
1
2
 Josh Gannon




Mike Williams . 21
3
 Dylan Roberts




Anthony Stephens . 3
4
 Josh Jones




Yalany Baio . 4
5
 Callum Humphries




Sam Barnes . 5
6
 Lewis Hone




Gary Taylor Fletcher . 16
7
 Aaron Williams




Jake Phillips . 7
8
 Kieron Moore




Alex Darlington . 8
9
 Shaun Tinsley




Marc Williams . 15
10
 Aled Bellis




Robbie Parry . 10
11
 Adam Eden




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

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

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



Alex Boss (83 for 8 Darlington . 17
16



Sam Jones (70) for 10 Parry . 18
17





Luke Purcell . 20


-

  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
  Marc Williams
  Sam Jones


  Man of The Match
  Yalany Baio
 Official Attendance

212

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

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

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



22
29 December 2018
Bangor City
0
v
2
 Guilsfield
Cymru Alliance
-
  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS




  Man of The Match
  Sam Dool
 Match Official

James Walker
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 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Guilsfield

1  Nathan Wolland




Mike Jones.
1
22
 Sam Dool




Chris Cathrall. 2
16
 Gary Taylor Fletcher




James Parry.
3
4
 Yalany Baio




Stuart Rogers.
4
5
 Sam Barnes




Sam Litchfield. 5
6
 Jordan Piggott




Robbie James.
6
7
 Jake Phillips




George Clifton. 7
8
 Alex Darlington




Andy Ford. 8
15
 Marc Williams




Steve Blenkinsop. 9
10
 Robbie Parry




Adam Jenkins. 10
11
 Jacob Farleigh




Jack Richards. 11
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
13
 Gruff Evans



Curtis Weetman (??) for 7 Clifton.
12
9
 Les Davies (59) for 15 Williams

.
Nathan Leonard. 14
14
 Gethin Thomas



Aeron Edwards (??) for 9 Bl'sop. 15
17
 Alex Boss

.
16
18
 Sam Jones (59) for 8 Darlington



Aaron Lloyd (??) for 10 Jenkins. 17


-

  Colours
  Brown & Green
  SCORERS
 Sam Litchfield
 Steve Blenkinsop


  Man of The Match
  Sam Litchfield
 Official Attendance

179

  Bangor finished off 2018 with a disappointing home defeat against mid table Guilsfield who struck twice after the interval after agoalless first half.
  City boss Gary Taylor Fletcher included himself in the starting line up for the first time since he rejoined the club. With both Mike Williams and Anthony Stephens mising there was a recall for Yalany Baio whilst Sam Dool also started. There was also a home debut for goalkeeper Nathan Wolland.
  Clearly those absences left the potential for defensive frailties and so it proved.
  The first goal threat came from Guilsfield but blues captain Sam Barnes was on hand to clear the danger. Gradually City gained the initiative with Marc Willaims and Jacob Farleigh looking to break behind The Gills defence.
  City had to wait until the quarter hour mark to have their first shot on target as Gary Taylor Fletcher tried to fox visting goalkeeper Mike Jones but the former Denbigh glovesman was up to the task. Moments later the player manager got his head to a Bangor freekick but skewed his effort wide. Next Jacob Farleigh tried his luck from wide out but the ball sped across the goal.
  With around 25 minutes gone Sam Dool lifted the ball over the visitors defence for Jacob Farleigh to latch onto but he fired over. Then Alex Darlington shot wide from distance. Minutes later City had to settle for a corner when loud shouts for a penalty were waved away after a goalmouth scramble in the Guilsfield box.
  On the half hour City rattled the woodwork before Jake Phillips' inviting cross was just out of the reach of leading scorer Alex Darlington and was cleared by the visitors. Guilsfield were still posing a threat and forced a corner which Gary Taylor Fletcher cleared.
  Next up a freekick to the blues for a foul on Alex Darlington but the spot kick cannoned into the wall. Moments later another corner for the visitors, City concede a second flag kick which has to be hacked to safety by Marc Williams after some uncertainty in the home defence.
  And that was about the final action of note as the whistle blew on a goalless first half which saw City have the greater share of possession but Guilsfield come closest to breaking the deadlock.
  All to play for...

Andy Ford keeps a close eye on Marc Williams - photo with thanks to EventPhoto Wales

HALF TIME 0-0 
  No changes at the interval but with City now attacking the Bangor end.
  But the game to a turn for the worst from a Bangor point of view on fifty minutes.
  Goalkeeper Nathan Wolland did well to keep out a goalbound effort but from the resulting corner he dropped the ball for centreback Sam Litchfield to rush in and put the visitors ahead.
  Five minutes later it got worse for City as Jake Phillips lost possession and former Newtown striker Steve Blenkinsop ran clear to double the lead.
  Bangor had to do something and manager Gary Taylor Fletcher brought on Les Davies and  Sam Jones in place of Marc Williams and Alex Darlington.
  However it was the visitors who might have gone three up but for an instinctive stop from blues 'keeper Nathan Wolland. City tried to respond by Jake Phillips cross was beyond the reach of Gary Taylor Fletcher.
  With 20 minutes left to play Sam Dool saw his volley just clear the Guilsfield crossbar before the visitors countered at speed and forced Nathan Wolland into a good one on one stop.
  With just ten minutes left substitute Les Davies got the better of a couple of defenders but could not hit the target. Then Davies turned provider with a cross headed over by Sam Barnes but the offside flag was already up.
  In the final minute of the ninety Robbie Parry was unlucky to see his goalbound effort deflected for a corner which in turn came to nothing.
  For City it was about the last roll of the dice and mnutes later the visitors claimed a memorable victory on their first ever visit to Bangor, be that Nantporth or Farrar Road. It would be churlish to say they did not deserve the win for their second half performance.
  For Gary Taylor Fletcher the defensive frailties which sparked concerns before kick off came home to roost.
  Next game at Buckley on Saturday 5th January 2018.
Young blues 18 Sam Jones runs at goalscorer Sam Litchfield - photo with thanks to EventPhoto Wales
FINAL SCORE 0-2 




21
25 December 2018
Porthmadog
0
v
2
 Bangor City
Cymru Alliance
-

  Colours
  Black & Red
  SCORERS



 
  Man of The Match
  Ifan Emlyn Jones
 Match Official

Arthur Smallman
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 Porthmadog Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

13  Paul Pritchard




Chris Mullock .
1
2
 Gruff John Williams




Marc Williams . 15
3
 Josh Banks




Anthony Stephens . 3
4
 Ceri James




Mike Williams . 21
18
 Ifan Emlyn Jones




Sam Barnes . 5
19
 Dan Dascalu




Jordan Piggott . 6
7
 Iwan Lewis




Jake Phillips . 7
8
 Iddon Price




Alex Darlington . 8
25
 Shaun Cavanagh




Les Davies . 9
10
 Julian Williams




Robbie Parry . 10
11
 Rob Evans




Jacob Farleigh . 11
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
31
 Jac Davies


  . Nathan Wolland  (59) for 1 Mullock. 13
9
 Cai Henshaw


Gethin Thomas . 14
12
 Sion Edwards (46) for 7 Evans



GTFletcher (76) for 9 Davies . 16
15
 Sion Parry (83) for 4 James

Sam Jones. 18
16
 Tomos Emlyn Jones (55) for 25 Cav'gh

Sam Dool  (66) for 8 Darlington . 22


-

  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
 Marc Williams
 Sam Dool


  Man of The Match
  Jake Phillips
 Official Attendance

576

  Bangor won at Porthmadog on a grey cloudy afternoon illuminated by a fine second half solo goal from substitute Sam Dool.
  With Yalany Baio ruled out City switched Jordan Piggott to right back to allow Sam Barnes to parnter Mike Williams in central defence. The ever dependable Anthony Stephens filled the left back berth.
  But it was midfielder Jake Phillips who caught the eye as he put in a remarkable non stop display in a midfield which was at times over run by their home counterparts.
  Porthmadog forged the first two openings as Shaun Cavanagh headed off target from an Ifan Emlyn corner before Dan Dascalu fired a low raking drive which forced a fine save from Chris Mullock who still needed the help of his right hand upright before seeing the ball crash out for a corner on the opposite side.
  If the home side had enjoyed the majority of the opening spell it was Bangor who scored first on twelve minutes.
  Alex Darlington lifted the ball over the Port defence and Marc Williams capitialised on a moments hesistation from Paul Pritchard to slot home from close range.
  City won a freekick for a wild challenge by leftback Josh Banks on Jordan Piggott which in turn led to a couple of corners at the carpark end but with no real threat. The Port midfield built around Ifan Emlyn and Dan Dascalu had the edge whilst centrebacks Ceri James and Iddon Price were allowed too much time by Bangor.
  On the half hour Gruff John Williams had a shot blocked and then headed weakly on target before Shaun Cavanagh tried to catch Chris Mullock off his line but failed to clear the retreating glovesman. Two minutes later a golden opportunity for rightback Gruff John Williams but he missed the target from four yards out. Paul Pritchard saved comfortably from Les Davies.
  But if City were riding their luck it quickly ran out as goalkeeper Chris Mullock sank to the floor and despite the best efforts of the magic sponge man, had to be replaced on 35 minutes by debutant Nathan Wolland who has arrived from Accrington Stanley.
  The 22 year replacement cut a nervous figure at first as Port forced a fifth corner of the afternoon but gradually gained composure and settled behind the no nonesense blues back four.
  Jacob Farleigh lashed his shot into the side netting before Port won a sixth corner which Bangor dealt with. At the end of the half louds penalty shouts for City as Jacob Farleigh saw his shot blocked by the arms of a home defender but referee Smallman ruled his hands were by his side.
  So a slender lead for City to take in at the interval.
City celebrate the opening goal

HALF TIME 0-1 
  No changes at the interval for City but Port introduced former Bangor favourite Sion Edwards for Rob Evans.
  City now defending the car park end on a still December afternoon at Y Traeth.
  A weak shot from Les Davies was comfortable enough for Paul Prtichard. Next a yellow card for right back Gruff John Williams for a poor challenge on Jacob Farleigh.
  Ten minutes after the restart a further change for Port as Tomos Emlyn Jones joined his brother Ifan on the pitch as the expense of former blue Shaun Cavanagh. Bangor broke through the midfield but two home players committed evident fouls although only Sion Edwards had his  name taken by Referee Smallman.
  On 66 minutes a second change for Bangor as Sam Dool replaced Alex Darlington and brought some stablilty to the blues midfield.
  Substitute Sion Edwards made an impact on the attacking left and sent over a couple of dangerous low crosses and saw a shot on target saved by goalkeeper Wolland.
  On 76 minutes a roar from the blues fans as Gary Taylor Fletcher made his return debut in place of Les Davies. The former Leicester striker immediately instilled a calm and order into the blue ranks whose control of the game increased markedly.
  And five minutes later on 82 the changes worked as Sam Dool ran through the midfield and then at the backpeddling defence to beat Paul Pritchard via a clear deflection. A touch of fortune in the final action but a tremendous surging run that left the home defence flat footed.
  Although the Port players did not give up the ghost the certainly seemed to lack the conviction that they could score twice in the small amount of time remaining and so it proved.
  Port won a late corner which came to nothng, Robbie Parry ran across the edge of the box from left to right before he was flattened by the right hand corner flag. Freekick but no yellow card from the inept whistler who seemed at times to be tossing a coin before deciding which way to point. In fairness he was poor for both sides.
  At the final whistle a close fought win made all the sweeter by news of defeats for Flint and Rhyl against Holywell and Prestatyn respectively.
  Guilsfield at home next Saturday at one o clock..
Substitute goalkeeper Nathhn Wolland and (right) former blue Ifan Emlyn Jones
FINAL SCORE 0-2




20
14 December 2018
Bangor City
5
v
2
 Holywell Town
Cymru Alliance
-
  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
 Alex Darlington 4
 Robbie Parry


  Man of The Match
  Alex Darlington
 Match Official

Dan Fogerty
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 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Holywell Town

1  Gruff Evans




Mike Platt.
1
22
 Sam Dool




Rob Jones. 2
3
 Anthony Stephens




Tony Roebuck.
3
4
 Yalany Baio




Zebb Edwards.
4
21
 Mike Williams




Matty Harvey. 5
6
 Jordan Piggott




Matty Hughes.
6
7
 Jake Phillips




Josh Maldon. 7
8
 Alex Darlington




Paul Williams. 8
9
 Les Davies




Aaron Pomeyie. 14
10
 Robbie Parry




Steve Lewis. 10
15
 Marc Williams




Sam Jones. 11
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
5
 Sam Barnes (73) for 6 Piggott



Shaun Tuck (68) for 7 Maldon. 9
11
 Jacob Farleigh (69) for 4 Baio

.
Ryan Jones (60) for 4 Edwards. 12
14
 Gethin Thomas



Joe Carey. 15
17
 Alex Boss

 Josh Robertson (68) for 14 Pomeyie.
16
18
 Sam Jones (87 for 10 Parry



Daf Griffiths. 17


-

  Colours
  Red & White
  SCORERS
 Matty Harvey 2



  Man of The Match
  Aaron Pomeyie
 Official Attendance

162

  Bangor raced to a two goal lead against visitors Holywell and with four goal Alex Darlington in deadly form never looked like losing that early advantage.
  Attacking The Antelope End in the first period City did so with  eighteen year old Gruff Evans impressing in goal on his full debut.
  Early goals were what the City supporters wanted and on a cold Nantporth night and that is what they got.
  Inside two minutes all action right back Jake Phillips released winger Robbie Parry whose inviting cross was headed beyond goalkeeper Mike Platt by leading goalscorer Alex Darlington to set the home side in motion.
   Five minutes later former Caernarfon goalkeeper Platt denied Les Davies but Alex Darlington was on hand to slot home the rebound.  The Wellmen though were not for giving up and two minutes later they halved the deficit..
  The lively Aaron Pomeyie passed to Matty Harvey on the left and his cross beat all and sundry to nestle in the Bangor net. Moments later a test of the courage of new referee Dan Fogerty who had to rule on a wild challenge by Sam Jones on young Gruff Evans. With City fans calling for red the former WNL official opted for yellow.
  Around the twenty minute mark Mike Williams was fouled but Sam Dool fired over from distance before Robbie Parry raced into the Holywell box and appeared to be stopped unfairly but again Mr Fogerty was not in agreeement.With City in control via the midfield pairing of Yalany Baio and Sam Dool the chances kept coming with Alex Darlington shooting wide off Robbie Parr's cross from the right.
  On the half hour a blues corner was half cleared to Sam Dool but his effort was charged down before Steve Lewis threatened for the Wellmen but Gruff Evans was up to the task with a clean save. City won and wasted a corner before Lewis again forged a chance but the home defence stood firm.
  As time ran out at the end of the first half Alex Darlington again had a shot charged down and a final chance for Steve Lewis but he dragged his shot wide.
  So a two one half time lead for the blues but a game still very much in the balance.
Photos above with kind permission of Lee Douglas & Holywell Town

HALF TIME 2-1 
  No changes at the interval.
  The first action of the second period was a rising drive from Alex Darlington which rose too much before Jordan Piggott stepped in to thwart the charging Lewis.
  Holywell fashioned a chance next as Pomeyie found Sam Jones who in turn set up Steve Lewis but he fired just over Evans' crossbar. City responded as Sam Dool controlled right winger Robbie Parry's cross but Alex Darlington fired too close to goalkeeper Platt.
  Both Yalany Baio and Robbie Parry went close for City but the lead remained a slender one. Holywell sent on Ryan Jones for Zebb Edwards.
  Then on 65 minutes Bangor had a third goal as Alex Darlington headed home for his hatrick and to restore the two goal buffer.
  Holywell responded with a double substitution as Shaun Tuck and John Robertson came on for Josh Maldon and Aaron Pomeyie respectively. City sent on Jacob Farleigh for a weary Yalany Baio. And it was the visitors changes that sparked some danger as Gruff Evans had to be alert to rush out and clear as Lewis ran on goal.
  On 72 minutes it was four one and just about all over as Jacob Farleigh's cross was turned home by Alex Darlington for his fourth goal of the season. A third four goal haul of the season for the freescoring striker. City sent fit again defender Sam Barnes on in place of Jordan Piggott.
  With fifteen minutes to go a Bangor corner was half cleared to Robbie Parry who volleyed home to make the scoreline five one. Jake Phillips fired over from distance as City kept pushing for a sixth goal before on 83 minutes Sam Jones came on for Les Davies who had given the visitors defence a difficult evening.
  But it was Holywell who had the last word four minutes from time as Shaun Tuck squared the ball to Matty Harvey who long range effort flew into the roof the Bangor net. A second goal of the evenng for the former Flint left footer.
  It was to prove little more than a consolation as Bangor forced a flurry of late corners but could not breach the Holywell defence.
  So five two it finished and an entertaining night for the sparse crowd at a chilly Nantporth.
  Next game at Porthmadog on Boxing Day.
Photos above with kind permission of Lee Douglas & Holywell Town
FINAL SCORE 5-2 




19
7 December 2018
Bangor City
4
v
1
 Holyhead Hotspur
The Welsh Cup
-
  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
 Alex Darlington 2
 Robbie Parry 2


  Man of The Match
  Les Davies
 Match Official

Cheryl Foster
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 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Holyhead Hotspur

1  Nikki Lee Bulmer




Daniel Williams. 1
22
 Sam Dool




Caio Hywel. 2
3
 Ashley Stephens




Kenleigh Owen. 3
4
 Yalany Baio




Corey Jones. 4
21
 Mike Williams



Alex Jones. 5
6
 Jordan Piggott




Tomos Clarke. 6
7
 Jake Phillips




Aron Hughes Jones. 7
8
 Alex Darlington




Dean Garmey. 8
9
 Les Davies




John LIttlemore. 9
10
 Robbie Parry




Mel McGinness. 10
17
 Alex Boss




Jamie McDaid. 11
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
13
 Gruff Evans GK  (82) for 17 Bulmer



Merfyn Williams GK
17
14
 Gethin Thomas (80) for 4 Baio


  Luke McGivern (65) for 10 McGin's
12
18
 Sam Jones (75) for 17 Boss



Mike Kelly (65) for 6 Clarke. 14
21
 Kian Owen 

 

Harry Galeotti. 15
24
 Cian Williams




Deion Parry. 16


-



  Colours
  Maroon
  SCORERS
  John Littlemore



  Man of The Match
  Alex Jones
 Official Attendance

326

  Bangor were comfortable winners over a hard working Holyhead who could not cope with the goalscoring threat of Alex Darlington and co.
  City had goalkeeper Chris Mullock out through injury, Sam Barnes likewise whilst Marc Williams was suspended. Jacob Farleigh was also injured.
  All of which meant a recall for fit again Anthony Stephens with Sam Dool and Alex Boss also coming in whilst a change of shape saw a back four reinstated which may well the GTF way.
  Bangor forced the early openings as Robbie Parry fired over from distance before Les Davies just failed to control a Parry cross minutes later. At the quarter hour mark Alex Boss raced clear but could not keep the ball under control and the chance slipped away.
  City had a grip on proceedings with Sam Dool and Yalany Baio dominant in midfield.
  Either side of the half hour mark two more chances as Yalany Baio fired high and wide bfore Robbie Parry picked out Alex Darlington but he shot over.
  Ten minutes before the interval Anthony Stephens' long ball found Les Davies but his header sliced wide.
  Centreback Jordan Piggott ran through but sent his powerful strike narrowly wide. Ashley Stephens again delivered a cross which was headed own by Les Davies but Alex Darlington fired wide.
  Then on 41 minutes City had the lead. Alex Boss charged upfield but Holyhead conceded a throw in which Jake Phillips hurled into the box for Alex Darlington to prod home from six yards.
  In the closing minutes of the first period some anxious moments for young Dan Williams whose dad Merfyn was amongst the Holyhead substitutues. First he spilt a Les Davies shot but the ball was scrambled away. Then Robbie Parry fired in a freekick which the young glovesman could not gather but again the danger passed.
  In fairness the youngster stood up to an Airbus onslaught the week before as Carl Jones served a suspension. He could hardly have faced a sterner examination in his first two outings.
  Into added time a yellow card for Mel McGinness who might have seen red for a wild challenge on Yalany Baio.
  So a slender but deserved lead for City but with the visitors still very much in the game.
Alex Boss photo thanks to Event Photo Wales

HALF TIME 1-0 
  No changes at the interval.
  City picked up where they left off with a couple of early corners before on 56 minutes they doubled the lead.
  Again the scorer was Alex Darlington who latched onto Les Davies' lay off to drive home from the edge of the box.
  Moments later - on the hour mark - it was three nil and all over bar the shouting as Mel McGinness sliced the ball to Robbie Parry whose curler left young Williams with little chance.
  The next action saw a yellow card for leftpeg Kenleigh Owen for a foul on young Alex Boss who was with Hotspur last season.
  On 65 minutes Les Davies and Robbie Parry combined on the attacking left, Davies' cross is headed wide by Alex Darlington. But moments later, on 67 minutes, plucky Holyhead pulled on back as former Bangor and Cardiff \Met striker John Littlemore got in behind the blues defence to beat Lee Bulmer with a calm finish. This visibly lifted the islanders but they could not seriously threaten the blues goal despite upping the tempo.
  The pacey Alex Boss was still unsettling the visitors defence and Alex Jones was next into the referee's book as he resorted to desperate measures to halt his progress.
  As a result Boss was replaced by Sam Jones on 75 minutes and three minutes later it was four one as former blues midfielder Corey Jones was tackled by the hard working Les Davies who set up Robbie Parry whose curler again left Williams with little hope.
  Two minutes later young Gethin Thomas came on for Yalany Baio who had run himself ragged. A welcome return for the young midfielder following his shoulder injury absence.
  Left back Kenleigh Owen tried his luck for Holyhead but sent his effort high and wide.
  But Bangor's goalkeeping woes continued as Nikki Lee Bulmer was unable to continue. Young Gruff Evans trotted on for his first team debut with some ten minutes to see out.
  And credit to the academy stopper he kept a clean sheet for the remainder of the match as City ran out four one winners and got their name into the hat for the fourth round draw.
  Some injury worries for manager Gary Taylor Fletcher to contemplate but a proud moment for the six academy youngsters who were involved, it is hard to remember when two such young goalkeepers would have been on the field at the end of a first team fixture.
   Next game home to Holywell on Friday 14th December
Photo of the six academy youngsters with thanks to Bangor City
FINAL SCORE 4-1 




18
30 November 2018
Rhyl
2
v
1
 Bangor City
Cymru Alliance
-

  Colours
  Black & White
  SCORERS
 James Murphy
 Max Peate

 
  Man of The Match
  Matthew Cook
 Match Official

Nick Pratt
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 Rhyl Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

1  Jon Hill Dunt




Nikki Lee Bulmer.
1
24
 Joe Sullivan




Marc Williams . 15
3
 Cai Owen




Mike Williams . 21
4
 Max Peate




Yalany Baio . 4
5
 Reece Fairhurst




Sam Barnes . 5
16
 Ben Nash




Jordan Piggott . 6
17
 Aaron Hassall




Jake Phillips . 7
18
 Matthew Cook




Alex Darlington . 8
21
 Gareth Partridge




Les Davies . 9
10
 Mike Pritchard




Robbie Parry . 10
11
 James Murphy




Jacob Farleigh . 11
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
1
 Rory Crowther


  .
Gruff Evans GK . 13
2
 Joe Culshaw (69) for 17 Hassall

Alex Boss (80) for 9 Davies . 17
15
 Liam Chambers (80) for 9 Pritchard

Sam Jones (59) for 11 Farleigh . 16
22
 Liam Smith


Sam Dool . 18
2
 Kristian Pearce (73) for 21 Partridge


Cian Williams . 24


-

  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
 Alex Darlington



  Man of The Match
  S
 Official Attendance

473

  Bangor lost at Belle Vue. Undeservedly perhaps on the balance of play and chances but if you defend badly and waste good opportunities defeat is the likely outcome. Not the start new manager Taylor Fletcher would have wanted but with the league season effectively over he has time to plan and rebuild.
  City stuck with the team which had beaten a poor Prestatyn side a week earlier and kicked off attacking the Grange Road (Social Club) end.
  They might have been surprised by the energy and workrate of a committed Rhyl side for whom the veteran Matthew Cook excelled in midfield alongside youngsters Joe Sullivan and Aaron Hassall.
   Maverick referee Nick Pratt, sporting a Movember Moustache, upset the blues followers by awarding the home side an early corner which his linesman had not seen. But it was Bangor who fired the first warning shot as Robbie Parry burst in from the right but blazed over.
  Referee Pratt was the centre of attention moments later as Les Davies' inadvertently poleaxed Max Peate with a very high foot. It seemed unintentional and the official flashed yellow when red was a real fear.
  On the quarter hour the best chance of the match so far for Rhyl as Mike Pritchard headed over at the back post from Aaron Hassall's cross. Five minutes later left wing back Jacob Farleigh fired a shot against the woodwork.
  But on 24 minutes the hosts went ahead. Jordan Piggott did well to block an intial effort from James Murphy but the former Newtown winger crashed home the rebound from eight yards. Murphy can be inconsistent but on his day he is The Lilywhites chief attacking threat, and so it proved.
  City won a freekick as Reece Fairhurst was carded for a foul on Alex Darlington which the former Wrexham man claimed but fired wide. Bangor had a couple of corners which came to nothing as the home sdie continued to graft in midfield. Some comments amongst City fans about the state of the Belle Vue pitch. Without doubt City will not play on a better surface outside Nantporth for the next four or five months. Read into that what you will. The blues also won and wasted a couple of long range freekicks largely through poor delivery.
  Three minutes before the break a Rhyl freekick just inside the Bangor half led to a City breakaway led by Alex Darlington but Fairhurst did well to recover on the edge of his box and the chance fizzled out.
  So a half time deficit for blues boss Gary Taylor Fletcher to contemplate. City had been unsettled by the hard working Rhyl youngsters in midfield and allowed Matty Cook far too much time and space. He needed ratting out but the customary ratter-in-chief Yalany Baio was strangely subdued.
  Could the words of wisdom from the new manager raise the bar for City after the break...


HALF TIME 1-0
  No changes at the interval.
  City took the game by the scruff of the neck and should have been level inside ten minutes if not sooner.
  A high ball down the left to Les Davies was headed on for Jacob Farleigh to cross but Robbie Parry headed over. Then a slip by Mac Peate let Alex Darlington in on goal but he fired weakly at Hill Dunt. On 52 minutes Marc Williams fashioned a cross from the right but Alex Darlington this time headed wide.
  With that initial onslaught survived Rhyl pushed forwards and the veteran Cook shot towards the near post from the right but Bulmer saved well, the resulting corner was cleared.
  City won a fourth corner of the afternoon which resulted in Marc Williams having his effort cleared off the line. Next a yellow card for Robbie Parry who was out of sorts on the right.
  Alex Darlington again failed to convert a decent chance as he scuffed his shot on goal, but moments later Rhyl might have doubled their advantage as a sliced clearance from goalkeeper Bulmer fell invitingly for Gareth Partridge but the heavily tattoed midfielder fired well wide from distance.
  On 59 minutes a first change for City as Sam Jones replaced Jacob Farleigh. This seems to co-incide with a change of shape as Jake Phillips slotted in at rightback, Jones in front of him, Marc Williams to leftback and Parry to left wing. Rhyl won and largely wasted a third corner of the evening.
  Five minutes later the lively Jones got on the end of a good passing move from City but his shot on target lacked any real conviction. On 69 minutes former blue Joe Culshaw came on for Aaron Hassall who had worked hard in midfield.  Moments later a high cross from Marc Williams out on the right cleared Hill Dunt but Robbie Parry fired narrowly wide and across goal.
  Rhyl replaced Gareth Partridge with former Denbigh schemer Kristian Pearce on 73 minutes as they prepared to take to take their fourth corner.
  But on 75 minutes City deservedly drew level. Substitute Sam Jones got the better of Joe Culshaw on the right, fired goalwards and although Hill Dunt saved he could do nothing to prevent Alex Darlington from crashing home from six yards.
  A yellow card for a weary Mike Pritchard for a foul on Jordan Piggott but next a freekick from Rhyl some fourty yards out to the left. City made a fine hash of clearing the danger and defender Max Peate guided the ball wide of Bulmer to the delight of the Rhyl fans at the Grange End.
  Bangor promptly sent on Alex Boss for Les Davies who in fairness had led the line well. Boss took a left wing position. Rhyl replaced Mike Pritchard with Liam Chambers.
  Boss immediately got the better of rightback Owen and sent over a tempting low cross which no one in blue anticipated. A sign that luck was well and truly against City came moments later as Mike Williams crossed from the left and watched in agony as the ball again hit the woodwork and bounced to safety.
  A yellow card for Jordan Piggott was followed by Jake Phillips long throw down the right which led to a corner. The ensuing cross was punched away virtually from under his own crossbar and City were done. Owen, Murphy and Chambers had half chances for Rhyl as five minutes of added time were played out without serious threat on Dunt's goal.
  Defeat for City, the end of a long winning sequence, luckless perhaps but credit The Lilywhites for their attitude and application from start to finish.
  Holyhead in the Welsh Cup on Friday night...


FINAL SCORE 2-1 




17
23 November 2018
Bangor City
3
v
0
 Prestatyn Town
Cymru Alliance
-
  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
 Mike Williams
 Marc Williams
 Jacob Farleigh

  Man of The Match
  Jacob Farleigh
 Match Official

Alex Livesey
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 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Prestatyn Town

1  Nikki Lee Bulmer




Ryan Roberts.
1
15
 Marc Williams




Alec Williams. 2
21
 Mike Williams




Danny Davies. 3
4
 Yalany Baio




Connor Shackleton.
4
5
 Sam Barnes




Dan Roberts. 5
6
 Jordan Piggott




Sam Kersh. 6
7
 Jake Phillips




Warren Adam. 7
8
 Alex Darlington




Alex Jones. 8
9
 Les Davies




Ian Griffiths. 9
10
 Robbie Parry




Oli Buckley. 10
11
 Jacob Farleigh




Ben Maher.. 11
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
13
 Gruff Evans GK



Ryan Woods GK. 12
17
 Alex Boss Macauley Taylor (87) for 10 Buckley. 14
18
 Sam Jones (83) for 8 Darlington



Casey Faulkner (87) for 9 Griffiths. 15
22
 Sam Dool (72 for 7 Phillips

 

Nathanial Hulme (72 for 7 Adam. 16
24
 Cian Williams (87 for 10 Parry



James Jones. 17


-

  Colours
  Red
  SCORERS




  Man of The Match
  Alex Jones
 Official Attendance

263

  Bangor swept to a comfortable  win over strugglers Prestatyn who are involved in a real relegation dogfight to avoid a second successive demotion.
  And the blues did so in what proved to be caretaker manager Steve Vaughan's last game in charge before he moved to Mosta of Malta.
  The visitors, once again under the guidance of Neil Gibson, forced a couple of early chances with Ian Griffiths and Alex Jones prominent and debutant goalkeeper Nikki Lee Bulmer denying Danny Davies.
  But on eleven minutes City took the lead and never looked back.
  A freekick from the right delivered by Jake Phillips was headed home by Mike Williams at the back post for his first goal since joining the club. A mention too for the versatile Philips who impressed in midfield and on set pieces.
  Jacob Farleigh caused some uncertainty with a dangerous cross which stretched the visitors defence but five minutes after the first goal along came a second. This time it was Marc Williams who copied his brother's exploits with a well placed header from a Farleigh cross for his fourth goals in successive games. Both Farleigh and Robbie Parry were proving hard to handle for the Prestatyn defence.
  Moments later Jake Phillips fired over from distance but the visitors rallied as goalkeeper Bulmer saved well from Alex Jones.
  Then a bizarre moment as Robbie Parry sent a 30 yarder crashing into the back of the net for what looked for all the Wolrd like a third goal for City. But the referee disallowed the goal, and brought play back for a freekick to City!
  Midway through the half another Bangor freekick delivered by Phillips was headed just over by Sam Barnes. Then on the half hour a Robbie Parry cross was headed wide by Les Davies but the big number nine soon regathered the ball and crashed his effort wide of the target.
  As half time drew closer there were yellow cards for Yalany Baio and Alex Jones as the tackles got heavier.
  City forced a late corner which Phillips sent over, regathered but fired over the crossbar. One final chance fell to Jacob Farleigh but he could not hit the target and the whistle blew on a comfortable first half for City and a clean sheet so far for the debutant goalkeeper,
  So far so good.


HALF TIME 2-0
  No changes at the interval.
  The visitors forged an early opening which recent signing Oli Buckley could not quite convert. Then blues keeper Nikki Lee Bulkmer saved well from Ian Griffiths and Alex Jones in quick succession.
  Jordan Piggott was next into the referee's little black book as the visitors pushed desperately for a breakthrough. But when a goal did come it was a third for Bangor.
  A well placed through ball from Robbie Parry was picked up by Jacob Farleigh who ran through to slide theball beyond Ryan Roberts who was on City's books a decade ago. The goal timed at 66 minutes.
  Four minutes later a first change for City as Sam Dool trotted on in place of the impressive Jake Phillips who had enjoyed a run in midfield. Prestatyn sent on Nathanial Hulme for debutant Warren Adam.
  The game had gradually run out of steam as the three nil scoreline realistically ended any chance of a Prestatyn fightback. The referee had to deal with some niggly fouls on both sides.
  Both sides then used all remaining substitutes with first Sam Jones and later Cian Williams coming on for Alex Darlington and Robbie Parry respectively. The prolific Jones was quickly into the action but he fluffed his lines as the goal beckoned. Young Williams came on for his first team debut, another product of the academy set up and previouly of Felinheli.
  Prestatyn also sent on a couple more subs in the form of Macauley Taylor and Casey Faulkner but to no avail as City ran out comfortable winners and sent departing manager Vaughan off with nine straight win since he replaced Craig Harrison.
  An impressive win for City, perhaps overshadowed by events off the field, but certainly this group of players have bonded into a strong well organised outfit who have a variety of goal threats and a strong defence.
   Next game at Rhyl on Friday night..

Photo Cian Williams with thanks to Bangor City
FINAL SCORE 3-0 





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

  Man of The Match
  Alex Darlington
 Match Official

Wayne Geraghty
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 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Cefn Albion

1  Chris Mullock.




Josh Roberts.
1
22
 Sam Dool




Nathan Williams. 2
21
 Mike Williams




Jamie Foulkes.
3
4
 Yalany Baio




Nick Jones. 4
5
 Sam Barnes




Paul Griffiths. 5
6
 Jordan Piggott




Dion Gibbons. 6
7
 Jake Phillips




Dan Cox. 7
8
 Alex Darlington




Kien Morris. 8
9
 Les Davies




Conner Kendrick. 9
15
 Marc Williams



Alex Williams. 10
11
 Jacob Farleigh




Jordan Williams. 11
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
13
 Gruff Evans GK



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



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

 

Callum Taylor.
16
20
 Sam Ashworth




Jack Richard.
17


-

  Colours
  Orange
  SCORERS
  Conner Kendrick



  Man of The Match
  Paul Griffiths
 Official Attendance

294

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

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




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

C
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 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Llanrhaeadr

1  Chris Mullock




Jimmy Haynes.
1
24
 Steven Hewitt




Chris Aitken.
2
21
 Mike Williams




Dale Evans.
3
4
 Yalany Baio




Tom Bailey.
4
5
 Sam Barnes




Glenn Evans.
5
6
 Jordan Piggott




Matt Evans. 6
7
 Jake Phillips




Iain Edmunds. 7
8
 Alex Darlington




Joe Vaughan. 8
9
 Les Davies




Tom Evans. 9
15
 Marc Williams



Khyam Whytton. 10
11
 Jacob Farleigh




Iwan Matthews  11
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
13
 Gruff Evans GK



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




15
18
 Sam Jones 

 


16
22
 Sam Dool (73 for 24 Hewitt




17


-

  Colours
  Maroon
  SCORERS






  Man of The Match
  Jimmy Hayns
 Official Attendance

146

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


HALF TIME 3-0
  No changes at the interval.
  The visitors came out with a positive approach but could not seriously trouble Chris Mullock who was well protected by the three man rearguard.
  And on 51 minutes Alex Darlingotn passed to  Jacob Farleigh who cut in from the left and beat a couple of defenders before he bent the ball inside the far upright.
  Fifteen minutes later Bangor went five nil ahead as Alex Darlington got his second of the afternoon from close range.
  Moments later Robbie Parry trotted on in place of Les Davies as City made the first change of the afternoon. Llanrhaeadr had the ball in the Bangor box courtesy of an Iain Edmunds freekick but Chris Mullock was alert to the danger.
  On 71 minutes Marc Williams got in on the action as he broke clear of the defence to make it six nil as the visitors tired on the wide Nantporth pitch. Again the goal was followed by a substitution as Sam Dool came on for midfield general Steven Hewitt.
  With just under a quarter of an hour to go City made it seven nil as Alex Darlington completed his hatrick with a well placed chip from the edge of the box. again a susbstitution as young Alex Boss came on for Jake Phillips on the right.
  A fourth goal of the afternoon for Alex Darlington as he crashed home from the edge of the box made it eight nil as a difficult afternoon for the visitors went from bad to worse.  There was still time though for one more goal as substitute Robbie Parry ran on goal and smashed the ball beyond the hard working Hayns to make the final score nine nil.
  Credit to Llanrhaeadr whose spirit was good throughout and whose goalkeeper Jimmy Hayns remained defiant.
  For Bangor the highest score of the season and a clean sheet to add, but the star of the day has to be Alex Darlington whose four goal haul is his best for the club.
   Next game Cefn Albion in the Welsh Cup

Alex Darlington photo with thanks Event Photo Wales
FINAL SCORE 9-0



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

  Colours
  Red 
  SCORERS



 
  Man of The Match
  Leigh Jenkins
 Match Official

James Walker
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 Penrhyncoch Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

1  Leigh Jenkins




Chris Mullock.
1
2
 Liam James




Steven Hewitt . 24
3
 Cledan Davies




Anthony Stephens . 3
4
 Sion James




Yalany Baio . 4
5
 Jon Foligno




Sam Barnes . 5
6
 Luke Sherborn




Jordan Piggott . 6
7
 Josh Shaw




Jake Phillips . 7
8
 Antonio Corbisiero




Alex Darlington . 8
9
 Steff Davies




Les Davies . 9
10
 Liam Lewis




Marc Williams . 15
11
 Craig Williams




Jacob Farleigh . 11
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
12
 Owain James


  .
Gruff Evans GK . 13
14
 Ieuan Brooks


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

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

Sam Jones . 18
17
 Tom Evans




Sam Dool . 22


-

  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
 Marc Williams
 Jake Phillips


  Man of The Match
  Steven Hewitt
 Official Attendance

160

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

Goalscorer Jake Phillips photo The Citizens Choice

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

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



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

  Man of The Match
  Les Davies
 Match Official

Kevin Parry
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 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Mold Alexandra

1  Chris Mullock




Steve Holyoke
1
16
 Andy Jones




Matt Lewis
2
3
 Anthony Stephens




Jamie Evans
3
4
 Yalany Baio




Iwan Rogers
4
5
 Sam Barnes




Steve Watkins
18
24
 Steven Hewitt




Kieran Price
6
7
 Jake Phillips




Terry Pughe
7
15
 Marc Williams




Andy Watkin
8
9
 Les Davies




Callum Lavelle
9
18
 Sam Jones




Callum Freeman
10
11
 Jacob Farleigh




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



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




Tom Burrows
15
17
 Alex Boss


 

Kieran Goul
16
22
 Sam Dool




Danny Warren (79) for 9 Lavelle  17


-

  Colours
  Orange
  SCORERS
 Terry Pughe
 Callum Freeman


  Man of The Match
  Callum Freeman
 Official Attendance

251

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

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



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

  Colours
  Red 
  SCORERS
 Dave Hayes
 Alex Jones

 
  Man of The Match
 Alex Jones
 Match Official

Aron Wyn Jones
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Prestatyn Town Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

1  Scott Williams




Chris Mullock.
1
2
 Ciran Jones




Phil Baker
12
3
 Casey Faulkner




Anthony Stephens
3
4
 Dave Hayes




Yalany Baio
4
5
 Sam Kersh




Sam Barnes
5
6
 Dan Roberts




Andy Jones
16
7
 James Hay




Jake Phillips
7
8
 Alex Jones




Alex Darlington
8
9
 Jack Hoult




Sam Jones
18
10
 Ian Griffiths




Steven Hewitt
24
11
 Aaron White



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

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

Gethin Thomas  14
16
 James Jones


Alex Boss  17
17
 Macauley Taylor (76 for 9 Hoult



Sam Dool (103) for 8 Darlington   22


-

  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
 Sam Jones 2
 Jacob Farleigh
 Sam Barnes

  Man of The Match
  Sam Jones
 Official Attendance

201

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

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




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



  Man of The Match
  Robbie Parry
 Match Official

Cheryl Foster
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Conwy Borough

1  Chris Mullock




Keighan Jones
1
16
 Andy Jones




Guto Hughes
2
3
 Anthony Stephens




Connor Tierney
3
4
 Yalany Baio




Gethin Maxwell
4
5
 Sam Barnes




Gerwyn Jones
5
24
 Steven Hewitt




Anthony Marshall
6
7
 Jake Phillips




Sean McCaffery
7
15
 Marc Williams




Lewis Clayton
8
9
 Les Davies




Cory Williams
9
10
 Robbie Parry




Corrig McGonigle
10
11
 Jacob Farleigh




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



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



Iolo Hughes
15
18
 Sam Jones 

 

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




Bryan Roberts (67) for 8 Clayton  17

Conwy numbers are nominal
-

  Colours
  Orange
  SCORERS




  Man of The Match
  Corrig McGonigle
 Official Attendance

315

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


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


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



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

  Colours
  Red 
  SCORERS



 
  Man of The Match
 Jordan MacCarter
 Match Official

Dave Wright
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 Gresford Athletic Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

1  Ben Jones




Chris Mullock.
1
2
 Joe Newton




Lee Owens
2
3
 Nathan Williams




Anthony Stephens
3
4
 Josh Griffiths




Yalany Baio
4
5
 Jack Jones




Sam Barnes
5
6
 Ben Burrows




Phil Baker
12
7
 Simon Smith




Jake Phillips
7
8
 Jack Chaloner




Steven Hewitt
24
9
 Jordan MacCarter




Les Davies
9
10
 Sam Molyneux




Robbie Parry
10
11
 Kieran Evans




Marc Williams  15
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
12
 Dean Bryan


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


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


Andy Jones  16






Sam Dool  22


-

  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
 Sam Barnes
 Steven Hewitt
 Robbie Parry

  Man of The Match
  S
 Official Attendance

175

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

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



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

James Walker
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 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Gresford Athletic

1  Andy Coughlin




Ben Jones
1
2
 Lee Owens




Dean Bryan
2
3
 Anthony Stephens




Nathan Williams
3
4
 Yalany Baio




Josh Griffiths
4
5
 Sam Barnes




Jack Jones
5
24
 Steven Hewitt




Joe Davies
6
7
 Jake Phillips




Simon Smith
7
15
 Marc Williams




Jack Chaloner
8
9
 Les Davies




Jordan MacCarter
9
10
 Robbie Parry




Sam Molyneux
10
11
 Jacob Farleigh




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



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



Matt Thompson
14
12
 Phil Baker



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

 

Mike Price
16
22
 Sam Dool





17


-

  Colours
  Red
  SCORERS
  Kieran Evans
  Sam Molyneux
  Jack Chaloner


  Man of The Match
  Jack Chaloner
 Official Attendance

257

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

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

Sam Barnes photo The Citizens Choice
FINAL SCORE 5-3 



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

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

Michael Gray
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Airbus UK Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

1  Dave Roberts




Chris Mullock.
13
2
 Danny Taylor




Lee Owens
12
3
 Curtis Strong




Kian Owen
3
4
 Steve Tomassen




Steven Hewitt
24
5
 Joe Palmer




Sam Barnes
5
6
 Kristian Platt




Tom Field
6
7
 Ryan Edwards




Jake Phillips
7
22
 Matty McGinn




Sam Dool
23
9
 Asa Hamilton




Sam Ashworth
9
10
 Leo Riley




Marc Williams
15
11
 James Hooper




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

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



Robbie Parry  10
17
 George Peers


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



Les Davies (46) for 18 Jones  30


-

  Colours
  Red
  SCORERS
 Lee Owens
 Marc Williams


  Man of The Match
  Sam Barnes
 Official Attendance

301

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

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



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


 
  Man of The Match
  Sam Jones
 Match Official

John Jones
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 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Holyhead Hotspur

13  Chris Mullock




Carl Jones
1
2
 Lee Owens




Caio Hywel
2
7
 Jake Phillips




Kenleigh Owen
3
4
 Yalany Baio




Tomos Clarke
4
5
 Sam Barnes




Alex Jones
5
20
 Sam Ashworth




Corey Jones
6
24
 Steven Hewitt




Mike Kelly
7
8
 Alex Darlington




Jamie Roberts
8
15
 Marc Williams




Jamie McDaid
9
10
 Robbie Parry




Chris Jones
10
17
 Alex Boss



Luke McGivern
11
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
1
 Andy Coughlin GK




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



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


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

Dan Williams
17


-

  Colours
  Purple
  SCORERS
 Luke McGivern



  Man of The Match
  Carl Jones
 Official Attendance

640

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

19 Marc Williams threatens photo with thanks to Event Photo Wales

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

Sam Ashworth challenges Jamie McDaid photo with thanks to Event Photo Wales
FINAL SCORE 1-1 




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


 
  Man of The Match
  Robbie Parry
 Match Official

Kevin Parry
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Llandudno

1  Andy Coughlin




Shaun Pearson
1
2
 Lee Owens




Ieuan Hewitt
2
21
 Kian Owen




Zebb Edwards
3
4
 Yalany Baio




Mike Pearson
4
20
 Sam Ashworth




Leo Smith
5
12
 Phil Baker




Kai Edwards
6
17
 Alex Boss




Mark Connolly
18
24
 Steven Hewitt




Danny Hughes
8
15
 Marc Williams




Zyaac Edwards
19
10
 Robbie Parry




George Harry
10
18
 Sam Jones




Toby Jones
21
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
1
 Chris Mullock GK




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



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


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

Alun Webb (46) for 2 Hewitt  14






Telor Williams
17






Osian Jones
20


-



  Colours
  Yellow
  SCORERS
 John Owen
 


  Man of The Match
  John Owen
 Official Attendance

000

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


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

FINAL SCORE 0-1




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

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

Tony Davies
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 Denbigh Town Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

1  Craig Vernon




Chris Mullock.
13
2
 Miles Todd




Lee Owens
2
3
 Lewis Sirrell




Kian Owen
21
4
 Curtis Langton




Steven Hewitt
14
5
 Tony Davies




Phil Baker
12
6
 Scott McHarrie




Tom Field
6
7
 Sam Jones




Jake Phillips
7
8
 Sam Downey




Sam Dool
22
9
 Alfons Fosu Mensah




Les Davies
30
10
 Rhys Llwyd




Robbie Parry
10
11
 Mark Roberts




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



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




Alex Boss  17
16
 Jake Walker


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




Sam Ashworth
20


-

  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
 Tom Field
 Jacob Farleigh


  Man of The Match
  Jacob Farleigh
 Official Attendance

310

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


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




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


 
  Man of The Match
  Jacob Farleigh
 Match Official

Kevin Parry
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Porthmadog

13  Chris Mullock




Paul Pritchard
13
2
 Lee Owens




Gruff Jon Williams
2
7
 Jake Phillips




Ryan Taylor
17
12
 Phil Baker




Ceri James
4
5
 Sam Barnes




Ifan Emlyn Jones
18
6
 Tom Field




Jay Gibbs
29
22
 Sam Dool




Iwan Lewis
7
8
 Alex Darlington




Iddon Price
8
30
 Les Davies




Joe Chaplin
9
17
 Alex Boss




Julian Williams
10
11
 Jacob Farleigh




Sion Edwards
12
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
1
 Andy Coughlin GK




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



Warren Duckett
14
18
 Sam Jones


Dan Dascalu (91) for 18 Jones  19

 Steven Hewitt (65) for 17 Boss

Shaun Cavanagh (69) for 12 Edwards  25


-

  Colours
  Green
  SCORERS
 Jay Gibbs
 Iwan Lewis


  Man of The Match
  Jay Gibbs
 Official Attendance

739

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


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

FINAL SCORE 1-2 



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

  Colours
  Red & Black
  SCORERS
 Chris Cathrall


 
  Man of The Match
  Chris Cathrall
 Match Official

James Walker
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Guilsfield
Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

13  Mike Jones




Chris Mullock.
13
2
 Callum Bromley




Lee Owens
2
3
 James Parry




Jake Phillips
7
4
 Stu Rogers




Andy Jones
16
5
 Andy Ford




Sam Barnes
5
6
 Robbie James




Tom Field
6
7
 Curtis Weetman




Sam Dool
22
8
 Chris Cathrall




Alex Darlington
8
9
 Steve Blenkinsop




Les Davies
30
10
 Adam Jenkins




Robbie Parry
10
11
 Jack Richards




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



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




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

Sam Jones (90) for 8 Darlington  18


-

  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
 Andy Jones
 Robbie Parry
 og Robbie James

  Man of The Match
  Les Davies
 Official Attendance

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