BANGOR 1876 MATCH REPORTS 2022-23

MATCH REPORT ARCHIVE BANGOR CITY












2018-19

MATCH REPORT ARCHIVE BANGOR 1876
2019-20









6
20 August 2022
Llannerchymedd
1
v
8
 Bangor 1876
The Welsh Cup
-

  Colours
  Green & Black
  SCORERS
 Mark Jones
 



  Man of The Match
 
 Match Official

Aled Williams
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R
Y
Bangor 1876

1  Peter Finn




Huw Shaw> 1
2
 Luke Waller




Aaron Heald> 2
3
 Tomos Jones




Kian Owen> 3
4
 Hari Jones




Corey Jones> 4
5
 Hywel Jones




Cian Williams> 5
6
 Gavin Sharpe




Tom Clarke> 6
7
 Harry Jones




Harry Galeotti> 7
8
 Chris Bennett




Joe Culshaw> 8
9
 Dion Owen




Les Davies> 9
10
 Mark Jones




Dylan Williams> 10
11
 Gwion Owen




Liam Morris> 11

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12  Cai Miller (53) for  Waller


Cameron Barry (74) for  11  Morris> 12
14
 Sion Jones




Luke Steele> 14
15
 Ceirion Jones


Jamie Petrie> 15
16
 Gafyn Buckland (79) for  10  Jones



Cian Thomas  17
17
 Steff Bulkeley (61) for  Jones



Mike Johnston (84) for  Jones> 19


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  Colours
  Blue & White
  SCORERS
  Harry Galeotti 2
  Dylan Williams 2
  Cian Williams
  Liam Morris
  Corey Jones, Les Davies
  Man of The Match
 
 Official Attendance

000




   Bangor ran out convincing winners in this Welsh Cup tie at Tan Parc, Llanerchymedd, a pitch doubtless graced in the past by Bangor City legend Viv Williams.
   On a dry pitch on a windy afternoon conditions were sure to play and part he and elsewhere and so it was as Bangor soon established a welcome lead.
 
  It was after 14 minutes that the breakthrough came as Harry Galeotti found the time and space to finish from close range.   And two minutes later Cian Williams saw his cross carried by the wind beyond home keeper Peter Finn for a two nil lead.
   Les Davies fired wide but on 24 minutes Bangor had a three nil lead as Liam Morris chipped the goalkeeper after measured buiild up play.
   With an emphatic win on the cards Llan put a break on proceedings with a 28th minute penalty converted by Mark Jones to close the gap to 3-1.
   This seemed to sting the visitors into action and after a succession of corners and attacks a fourth Bangor goal arrived on 38 minutes via a Corey Jones header.
   So a clear lead for the blues at the interval with Bangor well placed for the First Round Proper.

Photos with thanks to Matt Johnson

HALF TIME 1-4

  No changes at the interval.
  On 58 minutes it was five one as Les Davies got his name on the scoresheet.

  Both Liam Morris and Dylan Williams went close to extending the lead before in the 69th minute Dylan Williams did fnd the back of the net with a clean strike. Five minutes later Bangort were awarded a penalty and Dylan Williams quickly added his second goal of the afternoon.
  And with around five minutes left to play Bangor made it eight as Harry Galeotti added his second more than an hour after he opened the scoring.
  No further goals for either side, a comfortable win for Bangor but a spirited performance too from the Island side.
 


FINAL SCORE 1-8





5
16 August 2022
Bangor  1876
5
v
0
 Felinheli
Ardal North West
-
  Colours
  Blue & White
  SCORERS
 Corrig McGonigle 2
 Liam Morris 2
 Corey Jones
 
 
  Man of The Match
  Corrig McGonigle
 Match Official

William Gareth Parry
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R
Y
Felinheli

1  Huw Shaw




Guto  Hughes> 1
2
 Aaron Heald




Jack Cain > 2
3
 Kian Owen




Ryan Cain> 3
4
 Joe Culshaw




Connor Japheth> 4
5
 Corey Jones




Ifan Emyr> 5
6
 Tom Clarke




Dylan Jones> 6
7
 Jamie Petrie




Llion Wyn Jones> 7
8
 Cameron Barry




Tomos Davies> 8
9
 Les Davies




Gary Lloyd Jones> 9
10
 Corrig McGonigle




Iwan Edwards> 10
11
 Liam Morris




Rhys Parry> 11
 
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SUBSSUBSSUBSSUBSSUBSUB
12
 Gethin Thomas (86) for  Heald

 .
Aled Hughes
12
14
 Harry Galeotti (79) for  Petrie


Aled Emyr (61) for  10  Ains'gh
14
15
 Ben Owen (86) for  10  McGonigle .
Iwan Owen (69) for  Joness  15
17
 Dylan Williams (75) for  Barry

Adam Hughes (85) for  Emyr  16
19
 Cian Williams (78) for  Clarke



Owain Roberts (69) for  11  Parry>  17


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  Colours
  Yellow & Blue
  SCORERS
 




  Man of The Match
 
 Official Attendance

363


  Bangor continued their fine start to the new campaign with a clear win over local rivals Felinheli.
  And this was due in no small part to the return of key players including goalkeeper Huw Shaw, midfielder Cameron Barry and striking pair Les Davies and Liam Morris.
 
Which would wrongly suggest that leading goalscorer Corrig McGonigle was not a key player; in fact he scored twice and has now been on target on all five goals this season.
  Bangor took the lead on 12 minutes as Corrig McGonigle raced through the viisitors offside trap to beat goalkeeper Guto Hughes with a shot into the corner.
  Minutes later McGonigle might have doubled his tally but his effort struck the crossbar.
  This spurred the visitors into action and Huw Shaw was busier in the Bangor goal. But the ever dangerous McGonigle went close twice more before the break as Bangor created further chances without managing to convert them into goals.
  So a slender lead at the interval with Felinheli still very much in the game.
 


HALF TIME 1-0


  No changes at the interval.
  Two minutes after the restart Liam Morris made it two nil and he controlled a dispatched a long ball upfield. Moments later Jamie Petrie went close to adding a third but his effort hit the crossbar.
  On 68 minutes it was three nil to the home side.  A corner from Joe Culshaw was headed home by Corey Jones to effectively settle the result.
  Les Davies went close from distance, both sides made changes, but then on 78 minutes it was four nil as Bangor were awarded a penalty which was converted by Corrig McGonigle.
  Both sides made a couple more changes but it was Liam Morris who netted the fifth and final goal as he stepped through the visitors defence and slotted home from close range.
  So a clear win for Bangor who took their chances in the second half and three more points in the Ardal North West League. Also the biggest crowd of the season as 363 filed into Treborth for a keenly fought local derby.
 


FINAL SCORE 5-0




4
13 August 2022
Rhostyllen
3
v
3
 Bangor 1876
Ardal North West
-

  Colours
  Red & White
  SCORERS
 Tomos Williams 2
 Adam Williams



  Man of The Match
  Tomos Williams
 Match Official

John Spender
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  Rhostyllen Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor 1876

1  Lee McBurney




Kian Thomas
1
2
 Dean Jones




Aaron Heald> 2
3
 Rob Richards




Kian Owen> 3
4
 Adam Williams




Ben Owen> 4
5
 Joel Gray




Corey Jones> 5
17
 Sam Chesters




Tom Clarke> 6
7
 Joe Ellis




Jamie Petrie> 7
8
 Kevin Roberts




Joe Culshaw> 8
9
 Max Percival




Harry Galeotti> 9
10
 Steven Jones




Corrig McGonigle> 10
11
 Tomos Williams




Gethin Thomas> 11

SUBSSUBSSUBSSUBSSUBSUB



SUBSSUBSSUBSSUBSSUBSUB
12  Roman Galante (88) for  P'ival


Cameron Barry (71) for  15  Edwards> 12
14
 David Browning



Luke Steele (85) for  Owen> 14
15



Sion Edwards (65) for  11  Thomas> 15
16
 



Cian Williams (71) for  Heald  17
17





Mike Johnston > 19


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  Colours
  Blue & White
  SCORERS
 Corrig McGonigle 3
 



  Man of The Match
  Tom Clarke
 Official Attendance

000


  If there is an argument for fans of summer football this was just the oppposite.
  On an understandably bone dry pitch both teams did their best to put on an entertaining game in temperatures that rarely dropped below 30 degrees.
  But you have to wonder if the game should have been played at 2.30 and might have been better - along with every match where possible - switched to a Friday evening. Certainly it was incredibly hot even to be standing watching.

  Nevertheless all credit to both teams for playng on and coping with the demands of a simply inept official who should not be allowed at Tier Three level.
  Rhostyllen took the lead within four minutes.
  Lively left winger Tomos Williams beat his man and crossed for Adam Williams to score from close range.
  Defensive uncertainty and individual errors were a feature of the visitors defence and the home side were keen to capitalise on both.
  On 10 minutes they did so again as proivder Tomos Williams won on hand to prod home and double the Rhostyllen lead.
  On around 22 minutes the match was stopped for a much needed drinks break.
  Bangor had grown into the game and went close when Jamie Petrie did well on the right to cross but Harry Galeotti headed off target.
  But just after the half hour it might have been three nil had Tom Clarke not headed off is own line with the ball seemingly set on the back of the net.
  Bangor responded with Jamie Petrie probably the biggest threat but Kevin Roberts halted his progress and earned a yellow card off Referee Spender.
  As half time beckoned the blues twice went close with Corrig McGonigle off target and Ben Owen also threatening but to no avail.
  Half time, off to the shade, Michael Johnston with a team talk to deliver..

Photos with thanks to Matt Johnson

HALF TIME 2-0

  No changes at the interval.
  The second half kicked off with Bangor now attacking the bypass end and cheered on by the visiting fans finding shade under various trees.
  Goalscorer Adam Williams was yellow carded for a foul on Harry Galeotti as Bangor began to dominate. Chances came and went with Corrig McGonigle first seeing goalkeeper McBurney make a fine save and then his clean strike rattle the crossbar. The impressive Tom Clarke then had a header saved by the goalkeeper who defied his status as a stand in goalkeeper with some fine stops.
  But on 58 minutes the pressure paid off. Gethin Thomas crossed from the left and Corrig McGonigle scored from close range. Mintes later a second drinks break.
  On 65 minutes fans favourite Sion Edwards came on for Gethin Thomas but was immediately struck by a heavy challenge to the back of his head which meant he was replaced two minutes later by Cameron Barry. Quite how Referee Spender failed to see the challenge from ten yards away is hard to understand and whilst it might be unkind to unduly criticise the veteran official he was visibly incompetent, a fact which both sides had to live with.
  Not that age prevented a vocal Scottish supporter from loudly lambasting his inadequacies...
  With Bangor pressing an equaliser semed on the cards when Joe Culshaw shot on target but McBurney saved well with his feet. Cian Williams replaced Aaron Heald for the blues.
  And almost immediately some indecision let in Tomos Williams on the counter who slotted home confidently for a three one home lead on 73 minutes.
  Bangor redoubled their efforts and two minutes later cut the deficit as
Corrig McGonigle grabbed his second.
  Three minutes further on and Bangor drew level for the first time since the second minute as Harrty Galeotti crossed and
Corrig McGonigle headed home to complete his hatrick.
  By now Tom Clarke was operating as an emergency centre forward and his header just cleared the home crossbar as Bangor sought a winner. 
  Bangor went close on a couple of occasions through Tom Clarke and Jamie Petrie but it was not to be. The absence of Les Davies and Liam Morris clearly a setback.
  A worryng moment right at the end as Kian Owen collapsed from what seemed like heat exhaustion. Full credit to Referee Spender who recognised the danger and immediately halted play. Kian was able to walk off and fnd shade with Luke Steele taking his place.
  No further incident of note as possibly ten minutes of added time elapsed and a draw it was. Two points lost or one gained depends on your perspective but on a very difficult afternoon for football it would be harsh not to see a draw as just about deserved.
 


FINAL SCORE 3-3




3
9 August 2022
Llanrwst
1
v
3
 Bangor 1876
Ardal North West
-

  Colours
  Red
  SCORERS
 Sam Jones




  Man of The Match
 
 Match Official

Martin Trigg
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  Llanrwst United Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor 1876

1  Gwydion Owen




Huw Shaw
1
2
 Gruff Evans




Aaron Heald
2
3
 Matt Mullender




Kian Owen
3
4
 Gruff Gwyndaf




Joe Culshaw
4
5
 Chris Nicholson




Corey Jones
5
6
 Cynan Edwards




Tom Clarke
6
7
 Tom Jones




Jamie Petrie
7
8
 Leon Doran




Sion Edwards
8
9
 Llion Morris




Les Davies
9
10
 Leighton Griffiths




Corrig McGonigle
10
11
 Sam Jones




Liam Morris
11

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12  Adam Noble (69) for  Evans


Gethin Thomas (89) for  11  Morris  12
14
 Ashley Seddon




Harry Galeotti (79) for  Petrie  14
15
 Math Thomas (68) for  T Jones



Ben Owen (81) for  Edwards  15
16
 Sion Roberts (67) for  Doran



Dylan Williams
17
17
 Cai Evans




Cian Williams
19


-
  Colours
  Blue & White
  SCORERS
 Les Davies 2
 Corrig McGonigle



  Man of The Match
 
 Official Attendance

285


  A hard fought win over tough opposition for Bangor on their travels at Gwydir Park, Llanrwst.
  And a chance to see two of the most experienced strikers in North Wales football, Leighton Griffiths and Les Davies, in action on a warm summers evening.
 
Bangor started brightly with Sion Edwards going close and Les Davies, back from suspension, hitting the post. Next Liam Morris saw his strike slide just the wrong side of the upright.
  Referee Trigh was also in the thick of the action with yellow cards brandished to Bangor defenders Tom Clarke and Aaron Heald, striker Les Davies plus United midfielder Leon Doran.
  But it was Llanrwst who opening the scoring on 25 minutes as Llion Morris gathered the ball on the right edge of the box to pass to Sam Jones who stepped in onto his left foot before beating debutant blues goalkeeper Huw Shaw with a low finish.
  Bangor fought for an equaliser with leading goalscorer Corrig McGonigle and Les Davies going close whilst United saw Leon Doran fire over from just outside the box.
  So it was a slender lead for the Conwy Valley side as the teams left the pitch at the interval.
Photo above with thanks to Gareth Jones

HALF TIME 1-0

  No changes at the interval.
  But a determined response from the viistors who were level on 51 minutes.
  A goal kick from the home keeper was headed back emphatically by Tom Clarke and picked up by Liam Morris on the left. He ran on goal and saw his shot loop up of custodian Gwydion Owen for the every menancing Corrig McGonigle to prod home calmly for his ninth goal of the season.
  On 66 minutes the visitors had the lead. A left wing cross from Sion Edwards was headed home by Les Davies who towered above the home defence.
  Moments later midfielders Doran and Tom Jones were replaced by Math Thomas and Sion Roberts as United looked to stir their pot.
  In the closing ten minutes Bangor changes saw Jamie Petrie, Sion Edwards and Liam Morris make way for Harry Galeotti, Ben Owen and Gethin Thomas respectively.
  And on ninety minutes the ever dangerous Les Davies made it three one as he flicked on Huw Shaw's long clearance to head over the hesitant Owen to the delight of the sizeable travelling contingent..



FINAL SCORE 1-3



2
6 August 2022
Bangor  1876
8
v
1
 Rhydymwyn
Ardal North West
-

  Colours
  Blue & White
  SCORERS
 Corrig McGonigle 4
 Tom Clarke
 Liam Morris
 Gethin Thoams
 og Whelan
  Man of The Match
  Corrig McGonigle
 Match Official

William Peel
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 Bangor 1876 Y
R


















R
Y
Rhydymwyn

1  Cian Thomas




Lewys Thomson Williams
1
2
 Aaron Heald





2
3
 Kian Owen




Liam Rogers
3
4
 Joe Culshaw




Harry Massey
4
5
 Cian Williams




Callum Whelan
5
6
 Tom Clarke




Joel Griffiths
6
7
 Jamie Petrie




Coel Lambert
7
8
 Cameron Barry




Iwan Rogers
8
9
 Sion Edwards




Nathan Mendoza
9
10
 Corrig McGonigle




Owen Ainscough
10
11
 Liam Morris




Liam Bruford
11
 
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SUBSSUBSSUBSSUBSSUBSUB
12
 Gethin Thomas (69) for  Barry 

 .
Nathan Swann Jones
12
14
 Ben Owen (77) for  Petrie


Stephen Nelson (61) for  10  Ains'gh
14
15
 Harry Galeotti (69) for  11  Edwards .
Jack Griffiths (61) for  Rogers  17
17
 Dylan Williams


Robbie Dunn (61) for  Lambert  16
19
 Michael Johnston








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  Colours
  Yellow & Blue
  SCORERS
  Iwan Rogers




  Man of The Match
 
 Official Attendance

271


  Bangor made a winning start to their Ardal North West campaign at the expense of visitors Rhydymwyn.
  And the man at the centre of what was an emphatic win for Bangor was Corrig McGonigle who hit four including a first half hatrick.
 
Both sides forged early chances with Sion Edwards and then  Coel Lambert both forcing saves from their opposing goalkeepers.
  But 12 minutes gone Bangor took the lead. as Tom Clarke headed home Jamie Petries inviting cross.
 
This seemed to break the resistance and two minutes later the lethal Corrig McGonigle made it two nil with a close range finish and moments later it was three nil as Corrig McGonigle added his second of the evening.
  For some twenty minutes Bangor created but could not quite take chances with Liam Morris and Corrig McGonigle both testing visiting goalkeeper Thomson Williams.
  But six minutes before the break it was four nil as Corrig McGonigle grabbed his hatrick after some unselfish play from Jamie Petrie.
  As the half time whistle blew the result was probably beyond doubt but the scoreline less so... 

Photo above with thanks to Matt Johnson

HALF TIME 4-0


  No changes at the interval.
  With home fans anticipating a landslide it was the visitors who went close twice through Nathan Mendoza with goalkeeper Cian Thomas and then lef back Kian Owen at full stretch to protect the lead.
   But when a Rhydymwyn did score ironically it was in their own net as Callum Whelan turned Liam Morris cross past his own keeper on 49 minutes.
   On 61 minutes the visitors made a triple change with Robbie Dunn, Jack Griffiths and Stephen Nelson entering the frey. City responded several minutes later with Harry Galeotti and Gethin Thomas coming on for Cameron Barry and Sion Edwards.
   With Bangor now comfotably ahead chances fell to Liam Morris and substitute Gethin Thomas.
   On 70 minutes Liam Morris saw his fortunes change as he collected a pass from Harry Galeotti to step inside a send a left footed curler beyond Thompson Williams for a six nil lead. But Rhydymwyn were not for giving up and three minutes later Iwan Rogers grabbed a deserved consolation.
  Two goals in the closing two minutes put City back in the ascendancy.
  First Harry Galeotti again the provider, this time to Gethin Thomas who smashed home and then Galeotti cross for
Corrig McGonigle to net hsi fourth from Liam Morris knock down.
  A final score of 8-1 was hard viewing for the spirited visitors but they could take credit for sticking to their task in difficult circumstances.  
  And for Bangor an encouraging win in their first Ardal North match.


Photo with thanks to Matt Johnson
FINAL SCORE 8-1




1
29 July 2022
Bangor  1876
9
v
2
 Llanberis
The Welsh Cup
-
  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
 Corrig McGonigle 4
 Liam Morris 3
 Les Davies
 Sion Edwards

  Man of The Match
  Cameron Barry
 Match Official

Rhodri Dafydd
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 Bangor 1876 Y
R


















R
Y
Llanberis

1  Cian Thomas




Dylan Roberts
1
2
 Aaron Heald




Rhys Hughes
2
3
 Kian Owen




Dion Owen
3
4
 Joe Culshaw




Nidian Huws
4
5
 Corey Jones




Tomos Owen
5
6
 Tom Clarke




Kurt Hellfield
6
7
 Jamie Petrie




Adam Jones
7
8
 Cameron Barry




Ben Rowlands
8
12
 Les Davies




Gwyn Pritchard Jones
9
10
 Corrig McGonigle




Sean McGrath
10
11
 Liam Morris




Richard MacDonald
11
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
12
 Sion Edwards (66) for  Davies

.
Matt Edwards (77) for  Jones 12
14
 Ben Owen (82) for  Barry .
Osian Glyn (61) for  Huws 14
15
 Shaun Lock (79) for  Clarke .
Ifan Mansoor (61) for  Jones 17
17
 Dylan Williams (79) for  Heald

Peter Mansoor (77) for  10  McGr'th 16
19
 Harry Galeotti (66) for  Heald



Dylan Parry
17


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  Colours
  Orange & Black
  SCORERS
 




  Man of The Match
 
 Official Attendance

270




  This early season Welsh Cup walloping of Llanberis gave an early gliompse of the destructive fire power available to blues manager Michael Johnson.
  And in particular a left footed red head whose performance against The Daran stirred memories of a favourite of both sets of supporters.
 
It didn't take Bangor long to forge ahead as Joe Culshaw slid the ball through to Liam Morris who forced his way through the visitors defence and fired home on eight minutes.
 
On 18 minutes the home side doubled their lead, Culshaw again the provider as his corner was headed home by big Les Davies.
 
A minute later Davies released Liam Morris and he rounded Roberts in the visitors goal to make it three nil and effectively game over.
  On 25 minutes it was four nil and Joe Culshaw again delivered a corner which was pounced on by Liam Morris for his hatrick.
  On the brink of half time Corrig McGonigle joined the list of scorers with a fine finish from the edge of the box to complete the first half goalscoring.
  So an emphatic five nil advantage for Bangor with a place in the next round pretty much guaranteed.
 


HALF TIME 5-0


  No changes at the interval.
  Seven minutes after the restart a sixth goal arrived as Corrig McGonigle netted his second after yet another assist from Joe Culshaw.  Llanberis threatened immediately but Sean McGrath shot narrowly wide from a central position.
  Llanberis made a double change as Ifan Mansoor and Osian Glyn came on for Gwyn Jones and former Bangor City younsgter Nidian Huws respectively.
  And some seven minutes later it was seven nil for the home side as Corrig McGonigle grabbed his hatrick following a cross from leftback Kian Owen.
  on 66 minutes Sion Edwards replaced Les Davies with Harry Galeotti came on for Liam Morris/
  Soon after coming on Sion Edwards got his name on the scoresheet with a well placed free kick beyond the despairing Dylan Roberts.
  On 78 minutes substitute Galeotti set up Corrig McGonigle for his fourth and the ninth of the evening.
  Llanberis were not to be denied though and second half substitute Matt Edwards grabbed a consolation to give the visitors something to cheer.
  So an emphatic win for Bangor a more importantly progress in the prestigous Welsh Cup.


FINAL SCORE 8-1



Bangor 1876 First Ever Game

Photo credit Mark Lee (FC United of Manchester)
1
20 July 2019
FC United
12
v
1
 Bangor 1876
Pre Season Friendly
-

  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
 Charlie Ennis 3
 Nialle Rodney 2, Louis Myers
 Luke Griffiths. Mike Donohue
 Curtis Jones, Chris Sharp
 Chris Almond, David Chadwick
  Man of The Match
  M
 Match Official

Tom Elliott
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 FC United Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor 1876

1  Paddy Wharton




Leon Jones.
1
2
 Craig Carney




Jamie Thomas. 2
3
 Adam Dodd




Shaun Lock. 3
4
 Curtis Jones




Luke Steele..
4
5
 Tom Dean




Michael Johnston. 5
6
 Mike Potts




Cian Williams. 6
7
 Charlie Ennis




Dylan Williams. 7
8
 Luke Griffiths




Cameron Barry . 8
9
 Louis Myers




Lukas Baltovic. 9
10
 Mike Donohue




Dylan Summers Jones. 10
11
 Regan Linney




Jamie Petrie.. 11
        substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes substitutessubstitutessubstitutessubstitutes        
12
 Chris Sharp (45) for 3 Edmunds

Benn Lundstram (45) for 14 Baltovic. 12
14
 Jack Lenehan (88) for 6 Thomas Trialist. 14
15
 James Joyce


Trialist (45) for 14 Thomas. 15
16
 Aaron Morris


Trialist. 16
17
 Oliver Crowley






18
 Nialle Rodney




Trialist GK (57) for 1 Jones
18
19
 Rhain Hellawell






20
 Mason Walker GK








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  Colours
  Red & White
  SCORERS
 Benn Lundstram
 


  Man of The Match
  Cian Williams
 Official Attendance

803


  Bangor 1876 played their first ever game at Broadhurst Park in Moston, Manchester, home of FC United before a crowd of more than 800 bolstered by more than 250 singing the name of the visiting team.
  Forget the scoreline, this was about being there to watch or play as history was made thanks to the tireless perseverance of the supporters who built a club from scratch.
  The welcome from the fan owned Manchester club was warm at the hugely impressive Broadhurst Park, a 6m new build stadium. Around the ground flags and banners from both sets of supporters side by side.
  On the pitch the gulf in class was evident. FC United would sit comfortably in the WP and probably tilt for a top four place.
  The home side took the lead inside three minutes through Louis Myers before former Bala striker Paul "Charlie" Ennis doubled the lead on twelve minutes.
  The pace and movement of the NPL side was unsettling the blues defence for whom Michael Johnston and the hugely promising Cian Williams worked overtime.
  On the terraces, behind the goal, Bangor fans burst into a verse or two of "shoes off" which prompted a response from the home contingent of "you've only got one shoe"!"
  Goalscorer Myers forced a good save from goalkeeper Leon Jones who was also in defiant mood. After a lull of around twenty minutes the goals flowed again on the hot sunny Moston afternoon. On 34 and then 35 minutes Charlie Ennis grabbed his hatrick to announce himself to his new club.
  On 38 minutes Bangor won a freekick five yards outside the box, right of centre. A perfect position for a left footer and so it proved as leftback Shaun Lock stepped up to force a fine save from Paddy Wharton in the United goal. The resulting corner was cleared by the towering home defence.
  The Bangor side had been chasing shadows at time and as half time approached tiredness began to show. On 39 minutes Mike Donohue made it five nil.
  Then on 42 former Nantwich defender Curtis Jones made it six and with the blues looking punchdrunk it was seven on the stroke of half time through midfielder Luke Griffiths, who a year earlier was involved in Bangor City's pre season matches.


HALF TIME 7-0

  Two changes at the interval as Benn Lundstram replaced Lukas Baltovic and rightback Jamie Thomas made way for A Trialist (14). (FC United changes to follow)
  Neither change was a slight on the players withdrawn against higher ranked opposition.
  On 49 minutes substitute Niall Rodney took the lead up to 8-0 despite the best efforts of Leon Jones who had done well to keep out the initial effort. Jones was warmly applauded for his efforts as he replaced by a trialist goalkeeper shortly before the hour mark.
  Bangor defended stoutly and in fairness United shot across goal and wide a couple of times before on 68 minutes a goal applauded by both sets of fans as substitute Chris Sharp headed home from close range. Chris was a popular Bangor City striker whose father Graeme managed the club some years earlier.
  On 71 minutes it was 10-0 as Chris Almond netted for United and thirteen minutes later it was eleven when David Chadwick tapped home before two minutes later United reached a round dozen through Nialle Rodney.
  With both sets of fans drifting to the exit - or bar - Bangor struck.
  On 87 minutes Benn Lundstram shot on target and the bounce deceived replacement goalkeeper Mason Walker to the delight of the travelling blues and just about everyone else. None more so than the Bangor followers who had gathered behind the "far" goal.
  And that was about it as referee Elliott blew for time on a warm Manchester afternoon which had seen the birth of Bangor 1876 at the ground of the famous fan owned FC United.
  Forget the scoreline and savour the occasion.
  An occasion made even sweeter at the final whistle as the United fans sang "We love you Bangor, we do" to the weary blues players who walked over to acknowledge the home support.
Goal! Benn Lundstram

Photo credit Mark Lee (FC United of Manchester)
FINAL SCORE 12-1