BANGOR CITY MATCH REPORTS 2016-17
 

MATCH REPORT ARCHIVE










 2015-16 





for match reports January 2017 onwards

24
26 December 16
Bangor City
2
v
1
 Llandudno
Welsh Premier
-
  Colours
  Blue & White
  SCORERS
 Henry Jones
 Shaun Cavanagh

 
  Man of The Match
  Anthony Miley
 Match Official

Mark Petch
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 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Llandudno

1  Connor Roberts




Dave Roberts
1
30
 Paul Connolly




Danny Taylor
2
3
 Sam Hart




James Joyce
3
4
 Danny Gossett




Danny Shaw
4
5
 Anthony Miley




Mike Williams
18
6
 Gary Roberts




Tom Dix
20
27
 Henry Jones




Lewis Buckley
23
8
 Damien Allen




Danny Hughes
8
9
 Dan Nardiello




Lee Thomas
9
25
 Brayden Shaw




Marc Williams
10
91
 Rodrigo Branco




John Owen
11
        substitutes
substitutes        
13
 Antoni Sarnowski



Patrik Rutter
13
2
 Laurence Wilson


 

Leo Riley (33) for 4 Shaw  14
4
 Leon Clowes




Jamal Crawford (83) for 11 Owen  17
7
 Jamie Reed (55) for 9 Nardiello



Sean McCaffery
22
10
 Christian Langos (74) for 27 Jones

 



14
 Oscar Durnin






17
 Shaun Cavanagh (80) for 91 Branco





-



  Colours
  Red
  SCORERS
 Lee Thomas
 


  Man of The Match
  John Owen
 Official Attendance

658

  Bangor were deserved winners in a Boxing Day derby dominated by a rank awful referee. Quite what the obligatory assessor made of it all in the mainstand besty we never know.
  The plodding Mr Petch got more wrong than right, let far too much go and seemed to get the big decisions horribly wrong. That said it was good that Bangor won lest we be accused of sour grapes.
  The first half saw City attacking the Bangor end with a low sun at their backs on a bright crisp afternoon. With Michael Higdon on compassionate leave Rodrigo Banco led the line and on five minutes Brayden Shaw shot wide form distance. Moments later Dan Nardiello latched onto a stray backpass but could not get the better of Dave Roberts whilst Damien Allen's follow up was blocked. Next Brayden Shaw ran down the left and crossed but Dan Nardiello lofted well over.
  A foul on Rodrigo Branco on the edge of the box saw Mike Williams yellow carded and gave City a freekick but Gary Roberts shot into the wall. Brayden Shaw fired wide from distance once again before he was fouled by namesake Danny Shaw who was shown the yellow card. A wild challenge by the shakey Shaw who might have seen red.
  Midway through the half Lee Thomas saw his shot deflected for a corner before Marc Williams went close twice inside a minute as the visitors pressed for the first time. On the half hour the panto got into full swing as Rodrigo Branco chipped Roberts from the right for what looked like the opening goal. But the linesman on the mainstand side had been flagging and hopping around for half a minute. Mildly interested Mr Petch wandered over and chalked off the opening goal he had just awarded in favour of a Bangor throw on half way.
  When danger threatened Anthony Miley and Paul Connolly were calm but decisive at the heart of the blues defence.
  Burly Llandudno striker Lewis Buckley was yellow carded for a heavy challenge on Gary Roberts before centreback Shaw was replaced by Leo Riley with Danny Hughes dropping back into central defence alongside Mike Williams. A wild sliced clearance gave Bangor a second and then third corner of the afternoon before Damien Allen crossed and Sam Hart crashed a low shot wide from the edge of the box.
  Llandudno rallied but rightback Danny Taylor saw his shot pushed away for a corner which came to nothing.
  Most of Llandudno's forward movement involved John Owen who found time and space on the ball better than most.
  Danny Gossett was enjoying a fine first half and his clean hit was deflected and saved by goalkeeper Roberts legs for a fourth Bangor corner. Moments later he fired at goal again and Dan Nardiello just failed to get a touch.
  As time ran out Referee Petch managed to send yellow cards to Gary Roberts and then substitute Leo Riley but the scoreline remained blank with City having seen more of the ball but both sides having created chances.


HALF TIME 0-0

  No changes at the interval.
  The opening exchanges saw Brayden Shaw fire wide from distance before Marc Williams forced a good save from Connor Roberts. Danny Gossett set up Rodrigo Branco but he sliced wide.
  Ten minutes after the restart former Llandudno striker Jamie Reed replaced Welsh International Dan Nardiello in the home attack. Bangor were allowing Llandudno too much space on blues the right, which visting leftback James Joyce exploiting to cross and shoot in this case for a corner.
  Midway through the half Mr Petch caused consternation in the home camp.
  Anthony Miley tackled John Owen in the box and seemed to everyone to win the ball which ran towards the corner flag with the linesman clearly shouting "corner" although it was still in play.
  The referee wandered over to his flag bearer and after brief discussion determined a penalty not a corner was in order. Lee Thomas easily dispatched the spot kick and the visiting contingent behind the goal danced with delight. Leo Riley immediately spurned a chance to double the visitors lead.
  The opening goal was timed at 65 minutes but on 68 it was all square.
  Brayden Shaw fed Sam Hart on the left whose deep cross was headed back across goal by Jamie Reed to Henry Jones who smashed the ball home from close range. The visitors almost regained their advantage moments later but Connor Roberts continued his fine run of form with a save from goalscorer Lee Thomas who threatened from John Owen's clever pass.
  There were more yellow cards, this time for Damien Allen and Tom Dix before with fifteen minutes to go Christian Langos replaced goalscorer Jones on the Bangor right. Jamie Reed slid the ball through for Brayden Shaw but he shot wide. Bangor made one final roll of the dice as Shaun Cavanagh came on for Rodrigo Branco with ten minutes to go, Llandudno then sent on Jamal Crawford for John Owen.
  Five minutes from time Gary Roberts found Brayden Shaw who spotted a gap between the two Llandudno centrebacks for Shaun Cavanagh to turn through on goal. The young substitute kep his composure, moved the ball onto his left foot behind Hughes before sending the ball through Roberts into the net and celebrating wildly (right).
  A brave substitution by manager Ian Dawes fully rewarded by the young striker's calm finish.
  As time ran out the fourth official indicated four minutes to be added which came and went without undue concern although Connor Roberts picked up a yellow card for delaying a freekick.
  Curious Bangor fans will be eager to see a replay of the bizarre penalty incident but oddly that seemed to spark the home side into life and perhaps prompt the substiutions which changed the course of the game. Either way a well deserved win in a game of three goals, a penalty and nine yellow cards.
  Merry Christmas Mr Petch!
Photo of Danny Gosset above left with thanks to Andre Pepper
FINAL SCORE 2-1 

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23
20 December 16
Aberystwyth Town
0
v
3
 Bangor City
Welsh Premier
-

  Colours
  Green & Black
  SCORERS



 
  Man of The Match
  Chris Mullock
 Match Official

Kris Hames
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 Aberystwyth Town
Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

26  Chris Mullock




Connor Roberts
1
13
 Ryan Wollacott




Paul Connolly
30
3
 Cledan Davies




Sam Hart
3
17
 Kurtis March




Henry Jones
27
5
 Will Bell




Anthony Miley
5
6
 Joe Clarke




Gary Roberts
22
7
 Geoff Kellaway




Michael Higden
31
8
 Luke Sherborn




Damien Allen
8
19
 Daniel Alfei




Dan Nardiello
9
21
 Chris Jones




Danny Gossett
16
11
 Luke Borrelli




Brayden Shaw
25
        substitutes
substitutes        
4
 Sam Rodon




Antoni Sarnowski
13
9
 Blake Davies (74) for 17 March



Leon Clowes
4
14
 Jack Rimmer (84) for 6 Clarke



Jamie Reed (62) for 31 Higdon  7
16
 Kostya Georgievsky (42) for 7 Kellaway


Christian Langos (84) for 25 Shaw  10






Oscar Durnin
14






Shaun Cavanagh
17






Rodrigo Branco (74) for 9 Nardiello  91


-
  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
 Damien Allen 2
 Rodrigo Branco


  Man of The Match
  Damien Allen
 Official Attendance

311

  Bangor booked their top six place with an emphatic win at Aberystwyth who now have a lot to do to escape the bottom half next month.
  And the hero of the hour was Damien Allen whose double second half strike secured the win that sent the Bangor camp home happy.
  The chill wet evening saw both goalkeepers wish they had brought warmer clothes as neither side could muster a persistent threat in the opening forty five minutes. With Sam Hart re-instated on the left his combination with Brayden Shaw seemed the most likely source of a breakthrough for the visitors as he cut inside and unleashed his trademark long range shots.
  In the first minute Aberaeron based Henry Jones went close for Bangor with a flicked header, so too did Chris Jones for Aber but neither could find the target.  Brayden Shaw cut in from the right but saw his low shot fly off target. Then the big midfielder found Gary Roberts with a booming crossfield ball but his left footer flew high over the Aber crossbar.
  The best chance of the first half came when Brayden Shaw found  Gary Roberts who crossed from the right but Dan Nardiello headed over the bar. 
  Aber responded as longserving Geoff Kellaway raced clear but his progress was halted by an offside flag. Connor Roberts was called into action to keep out Chris Jones' freekick but the home side suffered a setback three minutes from half time as winger Geoff Kellaway limped off to be replaced by former Garden Village attacker Kostya Georgievsky.
  Bangor had shaded the opening period but the blank scoreline meant there was still everything to play for after the break.

HALF TIME 0-0

  No changes at the interval.
  But the pace and intent seem to go up a notch and Brayden Shaw shot on target but Chris Mullock pulled off his first serious save.
  But it was Aber who went close to breaking the deadlock as Cledan Davies' long clearance released Luke Borrelli but he sliced high and wide. City were winning corners but not creating clear cut chances or making the pressure pay.
  The breakthrough came on hour mark as Dan Nardiello found Henry Jones who was denied but Damien Allen pounced on the loose ball to put Bangor ahead. Gary Roberts crossed but Michael Higdon headed over before he was replaced by Jamie Reed.
  Aber goalkeeper Chris Mullock did well to push Henry Jones's long range strike around the post for a corner.
  But the danger did not go away as Henry Jones passed to Damien Allen sent over a cross or was it a shot from the left which beat everyone and ended up in the back of the net for a two nil Bangor lead on 69 minutes.
  Aber sprang into life as Chris Jones picked out substitute Kostya Georgievsky but his effort could not get the better of Connor Roberts whose fine run of form continues. But it was Town goalkeeper Chris Mullock who was the busier of the two and he did well to deny Damien Allen hsi hatrick as he fired goalwards from the right.
  A third Bangor goal duly arrived six minutes from time as Brayden Shaw slid in substitute Rodrigo Branco crashed home from close range to leave the defiant Mullock with no chance and settle the result beyond all reasonable doubt.
  A final replacement for Aber young Jack Rimmer passed to Luke Borrelli but his shot grazed the wrong side of the post - from a home perspective - and that was about it. A keenly contested match, a clear win, a clean sheet and top six guaranteed. Not a bad week for Bangor and new manager Ian Dawes who would seem to be finding his feet at Welsh Premier level.
FINAL SCORE 0-3



22
17 December 16
Bangor City
2
v
1
 Airbus UK
Welsh Premier
-
  Colours
  Blue & White
  SCORERS
 Dan Nardiello
 Anthony Miley

 
  Man of The Match
  Anthony Miley
 Match Official

Rob Jenkins
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 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Airbus UK

1  Connor Roberts




Ryan Neild
21
2
 Laurence Wilson




Tom Matthews
32
16
 Danny Gossett




Bailey Jackson
3
4
 Leon Clowes




Jake Hulley
14
5
 Anthony Miley




Jonny Spittle
5
6
 Gary Roberts




Ryan Joseph Edwards
6
27
 Henry Jones




Liam O'Neill
17
8
 Damien Allen




James Murphy
31
9
 Dan Nardiello




Zebb Edwards
32
25
 Brayden Shaw




Jamie Menagh
24
31
 Michael Higdon




Ryan Wignall
11
        substitutes
substitutes        
13
 Antoni Sarnowski



Ryan Edwards
7
3
 Sam Hart (68) for 2 Wilson

 

Rhys Jones
15
7
 Jamie Reed (68) for 31 Higdon



Dominic Doherty
20
10
 Christian Langos (83) for 27 Jones



Danny Shaw
22
17
 Shaun Cavanagh


 

Ryan Jones
26
91
 Rodrigo Branco






  





-

  Colours
  Red
  SCORERS
 Jake Hulley
 


  Man of The Match
  Liam O'Neill
 Official Attendance

321

  Bangor won this game despite taking quite a pounding in the second half from bottom club Airbus.
  City gave an instant debut to new signing Michael Higdon upfront whilst Leon Clowes stepped into central defence with loanee Paul Connolly ruled out.
  Airbus left back Bailey Jackson was shown a yellow card for a wild challenge on Gary Roberts as City pressed down the right.
  With a low bright sun setting over the Menai Bridge the home side scored at the Bangor end inside seven mintues. Henry Jones crossed from the right and the alert and largely unmarked Dan Nardiello headed home from six yards. Brayden Shaw and then debutant Higdon went close for City who seemed set for a routine win over lowly opposition.
  But Airbus hadn't read that script and No 17 Liam O'Neill raced clear only to be denied by Connor Roberts. That was a duel which was to dominate the match deep into the second half. Airbus won a corner which was half cleared to Jonny Spittle who fired over from long range. Then Zebb Edwards released James Murphy but he choked his shot and the danger passed.
  On the half hour goalkeeper Roberts did well to deny eighteen year old Jake Hulley but then City might have won a penalty but referee Jenkins waved away appeals after Michael Higdon was pulled down in the box.
  There was an open if disjointed feel to the match with Ryan Edwards catching the eye for Airbus whilst Danny Gossett was quietely effective in midfield for City. Big number nine Michael Higdon (photo left) also enjoyed a promising first outing.
  Former Crewe apprentice O'Neill forced another good save from Connor Roberts before City won their first corner of the game with some ten minutes to play before the interval. Brayden Shaw found goalscorer Nardiello but he headed wide this time. Damien Allen saw his goalbound shot deflected wide.
  Airbus goalkeeper Ryan Neild did well to keep out a trademark strike from Brayden Shaw before Damien Allen was shown the yellow card for a mistimed tackle. As time ran out the visitors pushed for a deserved equaliser, won their six and then seventh corner of the half but could not get the better of the blues defence.
  One minute of added time began with Dan Nardiello in behind the 'Bus defence but his weak effort did not threaten Neild's goal. Up the other end went The Planemakers for Jake Hulley to tap home from close range for a goal which had been on the cards.
  The scoreline could have been 2-3 or even 3-3 but all square was about right and moments after the goal the two teams trundled off for a half time cuppa.


HALF TIME 1-1

  No changes at the interval.
  But with the sun now having disappeared behind the goal City were attacking, the the floodlights came on and winter chill set in.
  Bangor went close from the off as a fifth corner invited a looping header from Leon Clowes but Airbus cleared off the line. As play switched up to the other end there was a stoppage as Brayden Shaw needed treatment on the edge of the visitors box.
  Zebb Edwards was then booked for a foul on Gary Roberts on half way. Then on the hour Ryan Wignall raced in behind, lifted the ball over Connor Roberts, but Anthony Miley somehow got back to clear.
  Former TNS midfielder Ryan Edwards then thought he had given the visitors the lead but the linesman stepped in to silence the celebrations. Brayden Shaw won a sixth corner for Bangor before on 68 minutes a double change as Jamie Reed and Sam Hart replaced Michael Higdon and Laurence Wilson respectively.
  The slender Liam O'Neill raced clear but Connor Roberts saved well - sounds familiar - then Brayden Shaw fired wide from distance.
  Substitute Jamie Reed saw his underhit shot cleared off the line by Jonny Spittle but Airbus were now running through on the counter almost at will and it took another intervention to by Connor Roberts to keep out O'Neill. Moments later Ryan Wignall shot on target but again Roberts saved.
  With around twelve minutes to go Airbus won five corners virtually back to back with Anthony Miley standing strong as danger threatened. The end of this onslaught on 83 minutes saw Christian Langos replaced Henry Jones who scarcely suited wide duties. Two minutes later it was Bangor's turn to have celebrations cut short as Dan Nardiello's goal was ruled out by an offside flag.
  There was precious little time left as Airbus won their thirteenth corner of the afternoon but City cleared upfield. As the fourth official (money for old rope) indicated three added minutes a draw seemed inevitable and perhaps welcome for home fans. But a foul on Christian Langos on the left led to a free kick crossed by Damien Allen, half cleared to the edge of the box where Anthony Miley swiveled to crash home into the roof of the net. This time the celebrations were not cut short and the home players and fans could hardly believe their eyes.
  Referee Jenkins found another minute and a half to add but City kept out any danger and moments later the crowd celebrated again as the final whistle blew. Hard not to feel sorry for the visitors who looked anything but bottom of the table. How they missed Tony Gray upfront. Happily for Bangor though he wasnt there and the three points would go a long way to securing a top six finish at the forthcoming split.
  Some fine individual performances, notably Danny Gossett who worked hard in midfield, Connor Roberts who was outstanding in goal but the man of the match had to be Anthony Miley who spent all afternoon denying the visitors and then found a moment to finish them off!

92nd minute Jamie Reed is gripped by Spittle (5) but Anthony Miley is on the move...

Reed is now free, Spittle stumped and Miley has smashed home the winner
FINAL SCORE 2-1

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21
10 December 16
Ton Pentre
0
v
2
 Bangor City
The Welsh Cup
-

  Colours
  Red
  SCORERS



 
  Man of The Match
  Leon Jacka
 Match Official

Dean John
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 Ton Pentre
Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

1  Joe Massaro




Connor Roberts
1
2
 Scott Hayward




Lawrence Wilson
2
3
 Gavin Morris




Paul Connolly
30
4
 Tom Davies




Henry Jones
27
5
 Aaron Jewell




Anthony Miley
5
6
 Liam Hutchinson




Gary Roberts
6
7
 Corey Shephard




Jamie Reed
7
8
 Adam Lewis




Damien Allen
8
9
 Sam Small




Rodrigo Branco
91
10
 Leon Jacka




Danny Gossett
16
11
 Liam Reed




Brayden Shaw
25
        substitutes
substitutes        
12
 Phil Clarke (85) for 2 Hayward



Antoni Sarnowski
13
14
 Lewis Hitchcock (76) for 11 Reed




Sam Hart
3
15
 James Drury




Leon Clowes
4
16
 Alex Rees




Dan Nardiello (55) for 91 Branco 9
17
 Matt Smith




Christian Langos (89) for 27 Jones 10


















-
  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
 Brayden Shaw
 Henry Jones


  Man of The Match
  Brayden Shaw
 Official Attendance

400

  Bangor mastered the bulldogs and the mud to pass this third round test with heads held high.
  And that must have been a huge relief to rooky manager Ian Dawes whose side played some crisp passing football in near impossible conditions.
  Despite the damp conditions the match went ahead although not for six minutes as an eagle eyed assistant referee demanded extra tent pegs secure the net at the open end.
  There was also a well observed silence for the Brazilian footballers of Chapecoense who had perished in an aeroplane crash a fortnight earlier.
  When play did get under way Referee Dean John had to speak to left winger Leon Jacka for some heavy challenges and awarded a couple of freekicks against captain Tom Davies the second of which saw young Joe Massaro save from Brayden Shaw. Ton Pentre pressed through Sam Small whose shot was bravely blocked by Anthony Miley before Connor Roberts grabbed Corey Shephard's low driven cross from the right.
  Around the quarter hour mark Massaro saved first  from Damien Allen and then from Jamie Reed whose low shot on the turn arrowed at the middle of goal. With the surface breaking up by the minute City won a corner which came to nothing before Referee John settled a dust up between Leon Jacka and Damien Allen by showing each a yellow card. To be fair it  was good see the gifted Allen standing toe to toe against the Rhondda valley side.
  As the home side applied some pressure the hugely impressive Anthony Miley stood firm with head and foot.
  Ten minutes before the interval Miley went close to giving City the lead but Massaro clung on, the minutes later Brayden Shaw dragged a long range effort wide from the left. Shaw seemed to have the ability to glide across the heavy surface which clung to others like, well like mud.
  A word too for Jamie Reed who grafted in difficult conditions - as did all the Bangor players - and for Danny Gossett who was everywhere.
  With four minutes left to the interval Leon Jacka hit the post with a curling right footer which rebounded to Liam Reed. Unable to set himself the luckless striker lifted his effort high and wide from six yards.
  On 45 minutes Jamie Reed broke through midfield but was brought down by Liam Hutchinson who was booked for his troubles.
  Henry Jones took the freekick to Gary Roberts on the right. He stood the ball up at the back post for Brayden Shaw to nod home to hand Bangor an interval lead. The visitors celebrated as the home side stood in disbelief.
  So one nil at the interval but with a long way to go.


HALF TIME 0-1

  No changes at the interval.
  The rain had stopped and although there were few to be sunbathing on the grassy bank the likelyhood of the game being abandoned dimished.
  Brayden Shaw went close for City but the resulting corner came to nothing. Then Shaw fired wide from distance before on 55 minutes Dan Nardiello replaced Brazilian striker Rodrigo Branco who must have thought he was in some sodden hell.
  Connor Roberts saved well from Corey Shephard before Brayden Shaw capped off a fine flowing move from Bangor with a goalbound effort blocked by Tom Davies.
  With twenty minutes gone Dan Nardiello struck the crossbar from the tight angle on the right. The Jamie Reed lost his footing on the right to the delight of everyone, apart from himself, before Sam Small was denied by the alert Miley who was at hsi defiant best in the blues defence.
  With twenty to go Brayden Shaw headed and then Damien Allen lifted the ball to Jamie Reed but his back header lacked the power to beat Massaro.
  A minute later, with nineteen left to play, City doubled their lead.
  Brayden Shaw glided down the left, crossed to Jamie Reed whose shot was blocked but Henry Jones was on hand to prod home from close range. It was all Bangor now as Jones and Danny Gossett had a grip of midfield. Dan Nardiello hit the bar again - this time with a header - moments after Massaro had denied him with a good diving save.
  Lewis Hitchcock replaced Liam Reed on 76 minutes but it was City who pressed again as the luckless Jamie Reed hit the crossbar from ten yards. Up the other end stormed Sam Small but Anthony Miley stopped his progress on the right side of the box. This lead to a third corner of the afternoon for Ton Pentre which Scott Hayward headed wide when the goal gaped. Brayden Shaw, still gliding around effortlessly, fired wide from distance as Bangor again threatened the home goal.
  Another change for The Bulldogs as Phil Clarke replaced Scott Haywood who had enjoyed a fine afternoon. Henry Jones saw his shot saved by Massaro and Jamie Reed chased through on goal but somehow the ball ran out of play by the upright.
  City won a couple of late corners and sent on Christian Langos for Henry Jones in the final minute but nothing much happened before Mr John blew for time. Mud mud glorious mud. A great win in the conditions which would have the 3g brigade reaching for their hair spray. Played in a good spirt, refereed with common sense and a good advert for cup football.
  And well done Bangor and new manager Ian Dawes who must have been impressed and mightily relieved at the final whistle.
photos with thanks to
FINAL SCORE 0-2


20
26 November 16
Bangor City
1
v
2
 Carmarthen Town
Welsh Premier
-
  Colours
  Blue & White
  SCORERS
 Brayden Shaw


 
  Man of The Match
  Brayden Shaw
 Match Official

Bryn M Jones
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 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Carmarthen Town

1  Connor Roberts




Lee Idzi
1
2
 Laurence Wilson




Dan Sheehan
12
16
 Danny Gossett




Craig Hanford
3
4
 Leon Clowes




Ceri Morgan
14
5
 Anthony Miley




Dave Vincent
5
30
 Paul Connelly




Lee Surman
6
27
 Henry Jones




Kieran Lewis
25
8
 Damien Allen




Liam Thomas
18
9
 Dan Nardiello




Mark Jones
9
25
 Brayden Shaw




Lewis Harling
10
25
 Sioin Edwards




Kyle Bassett
11
        substitutes
substitutes        
13
 Antoni Sarnowski



Matthew Thomas
8
3
 Sam Hart (77) for 5 Miley

Dwaine Bailey (79) for 14 Morgan  19
7
 Jamie Reed (66) for 11 Edwards



Danny Thomas
20
14
 Oscar Durnin 



Neil Smothers
21
17
 Shaun Cavanagh


Rhodri Cole
31
24
 Cai Owen






91
 Rodrigo Branco (56) for 9 Nardiello





-

  Colours
  Red
  SCORERS
 Liam Thomas
 Lee Surman


  Man of The Match
  Liam Thomas
 Official Attendance

351

  Bangor were second best to visitors Carmarthen who had the better of the chances on a bittterly cold Nantporth afternoon.
  The first team selected by new manager Ian Dawes saw Anthony Miley moved to right back and Paul Connelly partner Leon Clowes in central defence.
  Bangor attacked the Antelope End in the first half with Sion Edwards also back in the starting line up after a lengthy absence through injury.
  And at first it all looked quite positive as City forced a couple of early corners and Henry Jones unsettled the visitors with a cross which no one quite knew how to deal with. But the red shirted Carmarthen side settled and Connor Roberts was tested by a low shot following which th eever dangerous Liam Thomas could and probably should have done better when he ran through the blues defence.
  Craig Hanford went close at the wrong end as he headed against the frame of his own goal as City forced a couple more corners. Kieran Lewis threatened for Carmarthen but on 23 minutes a poorly timed challenge from Paul Connolly saw him yellow carded a the visitors awarded a freekick turned away for a corner. Kieran Lewis crossed into the middle of the goal from the left and Liam Thomas placed his header into the corner of the net from six yards for a goal timed at 26 minutes.
  Liam Thomas went close again moments later before Lewis Harling dragged his shot wide.
  Ten minutes before the interval Danny Gossett saw his shot saved by former blues keeper Lee Idzi. Bangor looked awkward at times with Sion Edwards and Brayden Shaw playing on the opposite side of the pitch to the on you might expect, with the idea that they could cut inside a shoot.
  But on 42 minutes it was all square. With little apparent danger Brayden Shaw gathered the ball and fired at goal from fully 35 yards. Idzi may have been caught flat footed or off guard but the low shot nestled in the bottom corner to the delight of the home support. Henry Jones was fouled and took the freekick himself but it curled out of play and away from danger.
  And that was about it, the whislte blew for half time with Bangor a touch fortunate to be level but level they were.
photo above with thanks to Andre Pepper

HALF TIME 1-1

  No changes at the interval.
  But from the kick off Carmarthen pushed towards the Antelope End and Liam Thomas had a header held by Connor Roberts.
  Ten minutes after the restart Dan Nardiello, who had been flattened by a Town defender minutes earlier, was replaced by Rodrigo Branco.
  Brayden Shaw was the next to take a kicking before goalkeeper Roberts did well to deny Kyle Bassett as the visitors pressed. City forced a couple more corners but could not seriously threaten Idzi's goal.
  Twenty minutes after the restart Jamie Reed came on for Sion Edwards who had spent most of the afternoon on the "wrong" side of the pitch. Moments later, on 67 minutes, visitors Carmarthen regained their lead as burly centrehalf Lee Surman powered a header home from a floated freekick.
  Bangor responded through Rodrigo Branco who headed just over. There was a yellow card as Liam Thomas lunged two footed on Branco to the anger of the home fans in the main stand. Needless to say the hopelessly inept Markham Jones had little or no idea what was going. Sam Hart replaced Anthony Miley at right back.
  City were too prone to go long early, long ball but with no Les Davies. The crisp passing style that had been the feature of the Legg regime now gone.
  Carmarthen went close again as Lee Surman headed over from six yards before centreback Dwaine Bailey trotted on for Ceri Morgan. City won a corner which dropped to HenryJones but his rising drive skimmed the crossbar and flew to safety.
  But there was still drama afoot. Leon Clowes was yellow carded but a worse fate awaited Lee Surman who clobbered Henry Jones and was sent off by Markham Jones. Too little too late from the hopeless whistler.
  In the final minute of the ninety Laurence Wilson shot across goal from the left before the fourth official indicated an additonal four minutes were to be played. But the only real action in those closing stages was a good save by Connor Roberts from Kyle Bassett when a third goal for the visitors looked to be one the cards.
  So a second consecutive defeat for Bangor, a scrappy performance and although the referee was his usual gormless self, a deserved win for the visitors.
  A week ahead, the visit to Ton Pentre in the Welsh Cup. That is not really where you would want to go on the back of two defeats.

FINAL SCORE 1-2

h

19
19 November 16
Cardiff Met
4
v
0
 Bangor City
Welsh Premier
-

  Colours
  Red
  SCORERS
 Elliot Evans 3
 Jon Littlemore

 
  Man of The Match
  Elliot Evans
 Match Official

David Morgan
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 Cardiff Met
Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

1  Will Fuller




Connor Roberts
1
15
 Joel Letori




Lawrence Wilson
2
3
 Kyle McCarthy




Sam Hart
3
4
 Brad Woolridge




Henry Jones
27
5
 Emlyn Lewis




Anthony Miley
5
6
 Ben Bowler




Paul Connolly
30
7
 Elliot Evans




Jamie Reed
7
18
 Will Evans




Damien Allen
8
9
 Adam Roscrow




Dan Nardiello
9
10
 Charlie Corsby




Danny Gossett
16
11
 Jordan Lam




Brayden Shaw
25
        substitutes
substitutes        
30
 Dan Evans GK




Leon Clowes
4
8
 Chris Baker (60) for 18 Evans



Sion Edwards
11
12
 Dan Spencer (72) for 9 Roscrow



Oscar Durnin
14
14
 Jon Littlemore (79) for 7 Evans



Sion Bradley
19
22
 Liam Black




Cai Owen
24






Rodrigo Branco (60) for 2 Wilson  91










-
  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS




  Man of The Match
 
 Official Attendance

203

  Bangor were well beaten by the students of Cardiff as Elliot Evans grabbed their first ever hatrick at this level.
  There was a debut in the blues defence for Paul Connolly and a start for Lawrence Wilson in the absence of young Jordan Davies.
  Cardiff sounded an early warning as Charlie Corbsy ran through but Connor Roberts kept him out. Moments later Brayden Shaw tried his luck from distance but missed the target. Elliot Evans went close twice inside the opening quarter hour as the students threatened to take the lead.
  City caused some uncertainty in the home defence as Henry Jones crossed and the ball richoted around the penalty area. Then Brayden Shaw threatened and won a corner but that came to nothing.
  There could be no real complaints on 35 minutes when Cardiff took the lead. Elliot Evans smashed the ball beyond the despairing Roberts after a well constructed move from the home side.
  Cardiff won a freekick and Henry Jones was shown the yellow card for kicking the ball away. But moments later a chance for City as Dan Nardiello was fouled some thirty yards out. Brayden Shaw hit the target but Will Fuller was on hand to deal with the danger.
  There was another yellow card, this time for Danny Gossett, one minutes added time was played and passed without incident and the solitary Evans strike divided the two teams at the break after a lacklustre peformance from City.

HALF TIME 1-0

  No changes at the interval.
  The home side went close soon after the restart as Charlie Corsby raced onto a through ball but Connor Roberts held his shot.
  But on 55 minutes it was two nil as Elliot Evans reacted first after Connor Roberts parried Charlie Corsby's goalbound effort. On the hour mark a first change of the afternoon as Chris Baker replaced Will Evans for the students. City sent on Rodrigo Branco for Laurence Wilson.
  The changes changed little though as on 61 minutes another passing move culminated in Elliot Evans grabbing his hatrick goal and giving the home side an emphatic three nil advantage. Evans is a product of the Bristol City academy.
  Jordan Lam fired over for a well on top home side before with eighteen minutes left Anthony Miley got his head to a Damien Allen freekick but could not find the target. Dan Spencer replaced Adam Roscrow for Cardiff.
  Bangor rallied briefly as replacement Rodrigo Branco saw his shot saved by goalkeeper Fuller before Dan Nardiello set up the Brazilian striker but this time he blazed over.
  With some ten minutes left on the clock Jon Littlemore, once of Bangor and with his family home on Anglesey, replaced goalscorer Evans.
  If City thought their problems had eased with the departure of Evans they were wrong as Jon Littlemore celebrated his arrival against his old team with a close range finish as the ball bounced back to him.
  There were late bookings for Cardiff captain Brad Woolridge and blues defender Sam Hart as he battled with goalscorer Littlemore.
  And that was about it. No hard luck stories for City who were simply second to everything and generally outplayed by the Cardiff side who have surprised many so far this season. And they dont look like they have finished yet!

photos with thanks to Cardiff Met photographer Graham Haines
FINAL SCORE 4-0


18
13 November 16
Newtown
1
v
2
 Bangor City
Welsh Premier
-
  Colours
  Red
  SCORERS
 Shane Sutton


 
  Man of The Match
  Craig Williams
 Match Official

Tom Williams
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 Newtown
Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

1  David Jones




Connor Roberts
1
20
 Tom Goodwin




Danny Gossett
16
19
 T Craig Williams




Sam Hart
3
4
 Ross Stephens




Henry Jones
27
5
 Kieran Mills Evans




Anthony Miley
5
6
 Shane Sutton




Gary Roberts
6
7
 Neil Mitchell




Jamie Reed
7
15
 Jamie Price




Damien Allen
8
9
 Luke Boundford




Jordan Davies
29
10
 Jason Oswell




Rodrigo Branco  91
17
 Joe Newton




Brayden Shaw
25
        substitutes
substitutes        
13
 Jack Perry GK




Dan Nardiello (46) for 91 Branco  9
3
 Stef Edwards




Christian Langos
10
18
 Ryan Kershaw (62) for 17 Newton



Sion Edwards
11
23
 Alex Fletcher (62) for 4 Stephens



Oscar Durnin
14






Ashley Young (85) for 25 Shaw  23







23










-
  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
 Henry Jones
 Brayden Shaw


  Man of The Match
  Anthony Miley
 Official Attendance

284

  Bangor were deserved winners on this remembrance Sunday afternoon clash but were made to graft in the closing stages by a spirited Newtown side.
  The first chance of the afternoon fell to recalled striker Jamie Reed whose low shot on the turn was comfortably caught by Dave Jones.
  But moments later, on seven minutes, Shane Sutton headed home Ross Stephen's corner and despite a blues defender hooking the ball clear a well placed linesman signalled the ball had crossed the line. One nil.
  Bangor looked for a leveller as Brayden Shaw saw his shot deflected out for an early corner and soon after Jordan Davies slid the ball across from the left but no one could get the vital touch. On the quarter hour Brayden Shaw shot over from a second Bangor corner.  Luke Boundford then chased a flick from Jason Oswell but Connor Roberts saved comfortably enough.
  By now it was all Bangor attacking the social club end, but Kieran Mills Evans and Shane Sutton won their share of clearing headers and goalkeeper Dave Jones delayed every goalkick. Referee Tom Williams seemed oblivious.
  Rodrigo Branco sliced wide from the edge of the box before Jordan Davies saw his effort blocked by Sutton.  Sam Hart lashed the ball high and wide before Jamie Reed sent his header on target but too close to Jones. Danny Gossett and Henry Jones had a grip in midfield and Jordan Davies down the left in particular looked a real threat.
  With pressure mounting and Newtown dropping deeper and deeper City struck.
  As City pressed Aberaeron midfielder Henry Jones smashed home from twenty five yards to beat Jones all ends up.
  And with the game there for the taking City took it two minutes later as Brayden Shaw drove home. hard and low, beyond the despairing Jones to put City ahead. This was well deserved and - for the neutral in particular - served to sharpen the interest of all concerned in getting on with the game.
  Leading goalscorer Jason Oswell was still a threat for Newtown but Connor Roberts saved his low strike. The lively Rodrigo Branco ran in behind The Robins defence from the left but sliced his shot into the side netting.
  With five minutes to go to half time Gary Roberts was rightly carded for a foul as Newtown broke down his flank.
  The final chance of the first half fell to Neil Mitchell but he headed well wide from the near post and City walked off with a two one lead.

HALF TIME 1-2

  One change at the interval for City as Dan Nardiello replaced Rodrigo Branco.
  Bangor were quickly onto the attack  and won a couple of corners, the second of which Gary Roberts fired well over from distance.
  Newtown went close as Jason Oswell headed wide and the home side caused mayhem in the blues box but somehow City cleared with Miley and Hart in the thick of the action.
  Referee Tom Williams cut a forlorn figure at times, a boy amongst men, but he flashed the plastic at Neil Mitchell and then Jordan Davies before City won a fifth corner as Dan Nardiello's shot was deflected wide. Henry Jones crossed for Jordan Davies but his firm downward header was clawed away.
  Newtown needed a lift and on 62 minutes a double change as Ryan Kershaw and Alex Fletcher came on for Ross Stevens and Joe Newton.
  But it was Bangor who continued to press and Jamie Reed saw his shot saved by Jones, then Dan Nardiello headed over from a sixth blues corner.
  More yellow cards from young Mr Williams for Brayden Shaw and substitute Kershaw who then raced left to right before shooting across goal from twenty yards.Connor Roberts seemed to save but happily accepted the goalkick awarded.
  Bangor were now guilty of dropping deeper as Newtown pressed higher up the pitch, prone to take too many short passes near their own box when the ball over the home fullbacks was beckoning.
  Bangor pushed forward through Jamie Reed who found Dan Nardiello but his shot was well saved by Jones. Ashley Young replaced Brayden Shaw as City looked to bolster the central midfield area.
  Then Gary Roberts sprung the trap with a well flighted ball down the right which released Dan Nardiello. He slid the ball through for Jamie Reed but his heavy first touch allowed Jones to gather on the edge of his box. In the confusion rightback Craig Williams was injured and needed treatment.
  Which partly explained the four minutes of added time shown during which Anthony Miley again rose highest to head clear.
  Bangor negotiated the final minutes without alarm and won a seventh corner before Mr Williams blew for time and the travelling contingent around Latham Park celebrated a hard fought victory.

FINAL SCORE 1-2



17
5th November 16
Bangor City
1
v
2
 The New Saints
Welsh Premier
-
  Colours
  Blue & White
  SCORERS
 Gary Roberts


 
  Man of The Match
  Anthony Miley
 Match Official

Huw Jones
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 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
The New Saints

1  Connor Roberts




Paul Harrison
1
16
 Danny Gossett




Simon Spender
2
3
 Sam Hart




Ryan Pryce
26
27
 Henry Jones




Connell Rawlinson
16
5
 Anthony Miley




Steve Saunders
15
6
 Gary Roberts




Jon Routledge
6
29
 Jordan Davies




Aeron Edwards
23
8
 Damien Allen




Ryan Brobbel
8
9
 Dan Nardiello




Greg Draper
9
91
 Rodrigo Branco




Alex Darlington
20
25
 Brayden Shaw




Robbie Parry
11
        substitutes
substitutes        
2
 Laurence Wilson (69) for 8 Allen



Phil Baker (88) for 11 Parry  4
7
 Jamie Reed (61) for 91 Branco

Chris Seargeant (60) for 20 Darlington  7
11
 Sion Edwards




Wes Fletcher (74) for 9 Draper  10
14
 Oscar Durnin (60) for 90 Roberts



Jacob Farleigh
24
17
 Shaun Cavanagh


Wes Fletcher
27
19
 Sion Bradley




Andy Wycherley GK
30
3123
 Ashley Young


Aron Hughes Jones
31


-

  Colours
  Green & White
  SCORERS
 Greg Draper
 Alex Darlington


  Man of The Match
  Simon Spender
 Official Attendance

465

  Bangor lost the hundreth game at Nantporth against league leaders TNS but can hold their heads up high after pushing the runaway leaders all the way.
  The fact that visiting goalkeeper Harrison was booked in the closing minutes for timewasting tells you this was a game very much alive until the final whitle.
  Without Leon Clowes or River Humphreys blues boss Andy Legg paired Anthony Miley and Sam Hart in central defence and either of these could have been man of the match. Both were outstanding.
  But before any of this a minutes silence impeccably observed in memory of all those who lost their lives in wars and conflicts.
  Once the action go underway rampaging rightback Simon Spender caused City problems throughout. His fifth minute cross was cleared by Sam Hart before Connor Roberts saved well from Alex Darlington as he fired on goal from Spender's low cross. The Saints won an early corner and freekick but the Bangor wall stood firm.
  On the quarter hour calm defending from Anthony Miley snuffed out danger before Dan Nardiello turned and shot from the right but Harrison saved well at his near post. Moments later City went close to taking the lead. Henry Jones' corner found Brayden Shaw whose sliced shot looped to Sam Hart but his header struck the inside of the post and rolled to a grateful Harrison.
  With the defence on their guard and midfielders Allen, Gossett and Jones positive at all times, City looked dangerous. Rodrigo Branco worked hard to unsettle the Saints rearguard and help pinch possession up the field.
  The visitors pressed and Connor Roberts again denied Darlington from a short corner move but on twenty minutes Greg Draper fired home off Sam Hart to open the scoring. The dozen or so visiting fans behind Connor Roberts' goal celebrated loudly.
  But inside five minutes the celebrations had a more widespread appeal as City drew level.
  Wrexham loanee Jordan Davies waltzed into the box and was fouled by Steve Saunders for a clear penalty duly awarded by Huw Jones.
  No real protest or to do as the reliable figure of rightback Gary Roberts stepped up to send Harrison the wrong way to level the scores. The visitors nearly responded immediately but once more Anthony Miley was on hand to ease Greg Draper off the ball.
  The next seven or eight minutes saw Gary Roberts, Miley and Sam Hart withstand pressure from the greens which saw Darlington again latch onto a low cross from Spender but fire wide. Five minutes from half time some fluent passing from Henry Jones and Danny Gossett released Jordan Davies but he shot over.
  TNS appealed for a penalty as the ball struck Sam Hart's arm by his side - seen them given - but nothing doing from Mr Jones. Three minutes before the break Jon Routledge was shown the yellow card for a pull on Henry Jones but Gary Roberts lifted the resulting freekick high and wide. The final action saw Dan Nardiello slip past Connell Rawlinson in thebox but Harrison again saved well at his near post and the opportunity was gone.
  So all square at the interval and on the balance of play just about right.
photo above with thanks to Andre Pepper

HALF TIME 0-0

  No changes at the interval .
  But from the offset there was a different feel to this half. Reports of raised voices from the visitors dressing room suggested manager Harrison wanted more effort from his players. He certainly got a response.
  Within five minutes Anthony Miley denied Llandudno based winger Robbie Parry then Connor Roberts did well to pouch Greg Draper's close range header. City responded as  Dan Nardiello created a half chance for Brayden Shaw but his shot from the right flashed wide.
  But on 52 minutes the full timers had the lead.
  Ryan Brobbel shot from the right, Connor Roberts saved but the Irish winger reclaimed the ball and crossed for Alex Darlington to head home despite the best efforts of Danny Gossett on the blues line. Bangor went close as Henry Jones latched onto Brayden Shaw's crossfield ball but Harrison saved.
  The visitors won their fifth and sixth corners of the afternoon, Connor Roberts saved well from Saunders before Danny Gossett who had enjoyed a fine hour or so to that point, cleared off the line. It nearly got even better for Gossett as he ran onto Brayden Shaw's chip into the Saints box but fired narrowly wide from ten yards.
  On the hour Jamie Reed replaced Rodrigo Branco. There were calls for a card as Jon Routledge blocked the progress of Jamie Reed as City looked to break. It would have been a second yellow - and red - and perhaps a touch harsh given that he was twenty yards inside the Bangor half. But again it comes into the "seen them given" category.
  With twenty minutes left the awkward looking Rawlinson was yellow carded for a foul on Brayden Shawbut the resulting freekick came to nothing.
  Bangor sent on leftback Laurence Wilson for Damien Allen in a reshuffle which saw Jordan Davies move forwards into midfield.  Craig Harrison made a double substitution with fifteen minutes to go. Chris Seargenat and Wes Fletcher came on for Alex Darlington and Greg Draper.
  Jordan Davies was higher up the pitch and made a couple of surging runs but both saw his crowded out by Saints defenders.
  Into the final ten minutes, without doubt the visitors had been the dominant force in the second period but with time now running out they had more to lose and City all to gain. But it was Ryan Brobbel whose shot, blocked by the ever vigilant Sam Hart, which resulted in an eighth corner beofre City countered and substitute Jamie Reed header was deflected for a corner, the second of the afternoon followed immediately by a third.
  The game now reached the closing mintues, Jamie Reed headed off target and centreback Phil Baker came on for winger Robbie Parry. Referee Jones yellow carded Paul Harrison for timewasting as the ninety ebbed away and despite the best efforts of all in blue - and goalkeeper Roberts - City could not find and equaliser and the Park Hall side ran out deserved winners.
  Probably the best game seen at Nantporth this season, arguably Bangor's best performance. A good ninety minutes too for referee Huw Jones who was a strange appointment given his Oswestry area connections but he let the game flow and kept his intervention to a minimum.
photo above with thanks to Andre Pepper
FINAL SCORE 1-2

h

16
26 October 2016
Cefn Druids
2
v
3
 Bangor City
Welsh Premier
-
  Colours
  Black
  SCORERS
 Matt Eckersley
 Ashley Ruane

 
  Man of The Match
  Naim Arsan
 Match Official

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

 Cefn Druids
Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

13  Danny Lloyd




Connor Roberts
1
2
 Kyle Parle




Danny Gossett
16
16
 Naim Arsan




Sam Hart
3
4
 Adam Hesp




Henry Jones
27
5
 Matt Eckersley




Anthony Miley
5
6
 Jordan Barrow




Gary Roberts
6
21
 Corey Roper




Jordan Davies
29
8
 Matthew Cook




Damien Allen
8
26
 Ashley Ruane




Dan Nardiello
9
10
 Mike Pritchard




Rodrigo Branco  91
11
 Aaron Bowen




Brayden Shaw
25
        substitutes
substitutes        
14
 Ieuan Jones




Laurence Wilson
2
17
 Adam Eden




Jamie Reed (60) for 91 Branco  7
18
 Jordan Williams




Sion Edwards
11
19
 Fisnik Hajdari




Shaun Cavanagh
17
20
 Gareth Partridge




Sion Bradley
19
23
 Jordan Harper (68) for 11 Bowen



Ashley Young (90) for 8 Allen  23
25
 Tommy Cooney (73) for 8 Cook







-
  Colours
  Red
  SCORERS
 Jordan Davies
 Gary Roberts
 Anthony Miley

  Man of The Match
  Gary Roberts
 Official Attendance

406

  Bangor won this game at the last thanks to late winner from Anthony Miley who before the game was listed amongst the replacements...
  The drama began before kick off as City centreback River Humphreys, who had been with The Druids earlier in the season, pulled out during the warm up. Anthony Miley took his place. The hand of fate.
  The home side took the lead on seven minutes.
  A freekick from Naim Arsan was flicked on by Aaron Bowen for Matt Eckersley to curl the ball beyond blues goalkeeper Connor Roberts.
  Five minutes later Bangor went close to an equaliser as Brayden Shaw shot from the edge of the box but Danny Lloyd, apparently recommended by none other than Phil Priestley, saved at full stretch. The game switched to the other end of the pitch and Connor Roberts did well to deny Ashely Ruane who sped on goal in a "one on one" scenario.
  But on 25 minutes Bangor drew level. Brayden Shaw combined with Jordan Davies on the left before the Wrexham loanee slid past two home defenders and crashed the ball into the roof of the net.
  The home side threatened on the half hour as Ashley Ruane gathered his own cross to run on goal and eventually create a chance which Aaron Bowen headed over to the relief of the blues defence.
  Dan Nardiello went close a couple of times then Cefn pushed forward but Ruane headed over. The final action of the first half was a half chance for midfielder Danny Gossett but his shot was too high and the danger passed.
  So all square at the interval with City still very much in the hunt for their first Welsh Premier away win of the season.

HALF TIME 1-1

  No changea at the interval.
  The home side went close through Kyle Parle but Connor Roberts saved comfortably. Seven minutes into the second period The Druids won a freekick on the edge of the Bangor box but Naim Arsan saw his shot slide over the bar.
  City took the initiative then as Dan Nardiello saw his shot hit the crossbar and minutes later Brayden Shaw grazed the woodwork with a clean strike.
  On the hour mark the first change of the evening as Jamie Reed replaced Rodrigo Branco.
  And five minutes after the change City had the lead for the first time. The hard working Gary Roberts latched onto Dan Nardiello's lay off to smash the ball wide of Danny Lloyd from a tight angle.
  Time for a change for Druids boss Huw Griffiths who sent on Jordan Harper for Aaron Bowen and with eighteen minutes left the change worked.
  A long clearance found Ashley Ruane who managed to beat Connor Roberts despite the best efforts of Sam Hart.
  The impressive Brayden Shaw went close once more with a long range curler that rattled the upright then Jamie Reed got his head to a cross from the right but could not keep his header down.
  The home side had penalty appeals waved away by referee Rob Jenkins. The game moved into added time with a draw looming large.
  But City had other ideas and replacement defender Anthony Miley rose highest to head home past Lloyd and seal the points for City. Not that added time passed peacefully as referee Jenkins showed his yellow plastic card to three players including City goalkeeper Connor Roberts.
  The final whitle blew and City celebrated a first away win in the league, oddly at The Rock where they had won three weeks earlier, by the same scoreline and with the third goal scored by Anthony Miley...

FINAL SCORE 2-3



15
25th October 16
Bangor City
0
v
2
 The New Saints
League Cup
-
  Colours
  Blue & White
  SCORERS



 
  Man of The Match
  Henry Jones
 Match Official

Nick Pratt
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
The New Saints

1  Connor Roberts




Andy Wycherley
30
2
 Lawrence Wilson




Simon Spender
2
3
 Sam Hart




Ryan Pryce
26
15
 River Humphreys




Phil Baker
4
5
 Anthony Miley




James Jones
27
6
 Gary Roberts




Aeron Edwards
6
7
 Jamie Reed




Christian Seargeant
7
27
 Henry Jones




Scott Quigley
22
91
 Rodrigo Branco




Jacob Farleigh
24
10
 Christian Langos




Wes Fletcher
10
16
 Danny Gossett




Jamie Mullan
14
        substitutes
substitutes        
8
 Damien Allen (63) for 16 Gossett



Paul Harrison
1
11
 Sion Edwards


Greg Draper (46) for 11 Mullan  9
14
 Oscar Durnin




Robbie Parry (46) for 22 Quigley  11
17
 Shaun Cavanagh




Steve Saunders
15
19
 Sion Bradley

Connell Rawlinson (90) for 24 Farleigh
16
24
 Cai Owen




Aron Hughes Jones
31
25
 Brayden Shaw (52) for 10 Langos





-

  Colours
  Green & White
  SCORERS
  Robbie Parry
  Greg Draper


  Man of The Match
  Wes Fletcher
 Official Attendance

351

  Bangor bowed out of the League Cup at the Quarter Final stage as both managers made changes to their normal starting line ups.
  For City there were starts for Anthony Miley, Jamie Reed and Christian Langos with Damien Allen and Sion Edwards on the bench.
  For The Saints several academy graduates were drafted in including goalkeeper Andy Wycherley, defenders Ryan Pryce and James Jones, and strikers Scott Quigley and seventeen year old Nantwich based Jacob Farley.
   City right winger Christian Langos unsettled the visitors defence with a run that forced Ryan Pryce to bring him down.
  Freekick specialist Sam Hart stepped up but his clean strike just cleared the visitors crossbar.
   Bangor tried a high press and Rodrigo Branco put young Andy Wycherley under pressure but the Saints cleared their lines.
  Then a half cleared corner dropped to Scott Quigley on the edge of the box but his powerful drive was blocked by the blues defence.
  Brazilian Branco saw his cross shot nearly embarrass Wycherley before tricky winger Jamie Mullan wriggled free of the Bangor defence but fired wide as the goal opened up before him.
  So all square at the interval and a fair reflection of the play to that point.

photo above with thanks Tomos Wyn Jones & A Jones.

HALF TIME 0-0

  Two changes at the interval for the visitors as Greg Draper and Robbie Parry came on for Scott Quigley and Jamie Mullan.
  But the restart was delayed due to a floodlight failure which was resolved in around ten minutes to the relief of all concerned.
  Bangor lost Christian Langos who had to be withdrawn through injury with Brayden Shaw taking his place.
  Ten minutes after the game got back underway the inevitable contovesy. Henry Jones played in Rodrigo Branco who bent the ball around goalkeeper Wycherley but the offside flag dampened the celebrations. City fans were far from happy with the decision but that changed nothing.
  Blues goalkeeper Connor Roberts did well to deny Greg Draper as he ran through "one on one" but on 64 minutes Robbie Parry smashed home a freekick awarded on the edge of the box with the aid of the crossbar. Moments earlier Damien Allen had replaced the injured Danny Gossett.
  The impressive Henry Jones was then involved in a fluid attacking move which saw him shoot from the edge of the box but Wycherley saved well.
  Ten minutes from time Damien Allen saw his shot graze the wrong side of the post as City pressed for an equaliser.
  But the goal which did come fell to substitute Greg Draper as he latched onto Wes Fletcher's assist to slide the ball home from close range.
  So a disappointing end to an exciting and entertaining evening at Nantporth as the ever elusive League Cup slips away for another season.
photo above with thanks to Tomos Wyn Jones & A Jones.
FINAL SCORE 0-2

h
14
22nd October 16
Bangor City
3
v
2
 Rhyl
Welsh Premier
-
  Colours
  Blue & White
  SCORERS
 Rodrigo Branco
 Dan Nardiello
 Henry Jones
 
  Man of The Match
  Henry Jones
 Match Official

Lee Evans
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 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Rhyl

1  Connor Roberts




Owen Evans
1
2
 Lawrence Wilson




Aaron Simpson
2
3
 Sam Hart




Tom Hartley
3
16
 Danny Gossett




Mike Sharples
4
15
 River Humphreys




Jamie Brewerton
22
6
 Gary Roberts




Jordan Miller
12
27
 Henry Jones




Kristian Pierce
7
25
 Brayden Shaw



James Bell
8
9
 Dan Nardiello




Toby Jones
9
91
 Rodrigo Branco




Rio Ahmadi
19
29
 Jordan Davies




Oliver Buckley
21
        substitutes
substitutes        
13
 Leon Jones GK



Rory Crowther GK  25
5
 Anthony Miley

Stefan Halewood (84) for 4 Sharples  9
7
 Jamie Reed




Zyaac Edwards (76) for 7 Pierce  14
8
 Damien Allen




Rakim Newton
20
10
 Christian Langos (52) for 2 Wilson



Dan Collins
24
17
 Shaun Cavanagh




Carl Lamb (46) for 21 Buckley  27
23
 Ashley Young


Kai Wallace
31


-

  Colours
  White
  SCORERS
  Kristian Pierce
  Rio Ahmadi


  Man of The Match
  Owen Evans
 Official Attendance

913

  Bangor dominated much of this game but somehow found themselves two nil down at half time. The second half fightback was - at you might expect - not without controvesy.
  Prior to kick off their was a minutes silence in memory of the victims of Aberfan fifty years ago.
  City had to rule out Leon Clowes, Sion Edwards and confine Damien Allen to the bench. The versatile Sam Hart lined up alongside River Humphreys with Lawrence Wilson at leftback and Jordan Davies in midfield.
  The blues were quickly into their stride on a clear sunny Nantporth afternoon. Lawrence Wilson and Jordan Davies fired long range efforts just off target before in the fifth minute applause echoed around the ground in tribute to Bangor fan Kevin Pritchard and former Rhyl player Selwyn Morris who had both died in the lead up to the game.
  On the seventh minute Bangor won and wasted a corner before Jordan Davies scuffed a half chance from a City freekick. The thirteenth minute proved unlucky for City as Owen Evans saved from Dan Nardiello before Henry Jones saw his follow up effort hit the post. Next Gary Roberts's long range free kick was saved by Evans and on 18 minutes Rodrigo Branco had the ball in th net but the offside flag was already up.
  Frustration got the better of the visitors as Jamie Brewerton variously clobbered Connor Roberts, pulled Dan Nardiello back and then fouled Rodrigo Branco. But Bangor continued to dominate with Danny Gossett, Jordan Davies and Henry Jones prominent and it was the Aberaeron schemer who tested Owen Evans with a low strike from the edge of the box.
  And then calamity struck.
  Gary Roberts was adjuged to have fouled Kristian Pierce on the edge of the blues box. The former Denbigh frontman took the freekick which rolled into the back of the net via a vicious deflection beyond Connor Roberts. That goal was timed at 33 minutes and no more than three had elapsed when some dreadful defending in the home box allowed Toby Jones' backheel to set up Rio Ahmadi who slotted home from six yards. His wide eyed celebrations owed something to sheer disbelief shared by most in the ground.
  Bangor were visibly rocked but pushed forward through Jordan Davies who was tripped by Jamie Brewerton who received a slightly overdue yellow card. Gary Roberts crashed the freekick against the wall for a second Bangor corner which came to nothing. City continued to press as James Bell fouled Jordan Davies. This time Jordan Miller headed the ball out for a corner which again came to nothing.
  In added time a corner for Rhyl and as City broke upfield a foul by Aaron Simpson on Rodrigo Branco earned the Lilywhites defender a yellow card before the whistle blew and the side trotted off. Could Andy Legg work the oracle and inspire his charges to redouble their efforts? Time would tell.
photo above with thanks Phil Stead

HALF TIME 0-2

  One change at the interval as Carl Lamb replaced Oliver Buckley.
  Two minutes after the restart Rodrigo Branco unleashed a thirty yard dipping volley which forced Evans to tip the ball over his own crossbar.
  The burly Kristian Pierce fired over from long range but on 52 minutes the fightback that Andy Legg demanded began.
  Brayden Shaw slotted the ball through for Rodrigo Branco whose calm finish beat Evans all ends up.  Undeterred Legg now sent on Christian Langos in place of Lawrence Wilson with Jordan Davies dropping back into the defence.
  As the hour mark approached City were in full flow. Gary Roberts found Rodrigo Branco, his lay off invited a volley from Dan Nardiello which Evans did well to keep out, Then on 57 minutes dismay for the visitors as Aaron Simpson fouled substitute Langos and was shown a second yellow and red card by Lee Evans which had it been against a Bangor player would caused a riot.
  Down to ten men Rhyl struggled to reorganise. Against ten men Bangor adopted the tactic of spreading play, using the width of the pitch to find space.
  Text book stuff.
  Much of this space was to be exploited down the Bangor right by Gary Roberts and the pacey Christian Langos.
  Dan Nardiello latched onto a through ball from the majestic Henry Jones but Evans saved his low shot.
  But on 64 minutes the scores were level. Gary Roberts crossed low to Dan Nardiello whose shot on the turn beat Evans inside hsi near post for his sixth goal of the season on his 24th birthday. Rhyl though were far from beaten as Rio Ahmadi ran into the blues box but shot wide.
  Four minutes later on 68 City went ahead for the first time.  Bangor pushed the visitors deeper and deeper before the composed figure of Gary Roberts crossed from the right for Henry Jones to rise above Jamie Brewerton (you read that right) and head the ball back across goal inside the far post.
  The marauding Brayden Shaw then shot narrowly wide as the man advantage began to wear the visitors down. Christian Langos crossed from the right but Rodrigo Branco saw his first time flick saved at the near post for a fifth corner which was cleared.
  With fifteen minutes to go Toby Jones fired wide with a long range freekick before Zyaac Edwards replaced goalkeeper Kristian Pierce. Another Bangor chance came and went as Rodrigo Branco's side footer was saved by Evans. Exasperation got the better of young Niall McGuiness who was then sent from the dugout by referee Evans, presumably for comments passed. He watched the remainder of the game from the front row of the mainstand.
  Rhyl won a corner but Jamie Brewerton headed tamely on goal. Bangor moved upfield Henry Jones was tripped in the box but no penalty according a strange interpretation of the laws from Mr Evans, one introduced by his colleague Mark Petch at Connahs Quay.
  Five minutes from time the towering Stefan Halewood replaced Mike Sharples but rather than slotting in at centreback he wandered around the left wing to no great effect. With two minutes left a foul by Zyaac Edwards on Christian Langos earned City a freekick on the edge of the box. Gary Roberts fired on target but Evans saved once more.
  The fourth official indicated four minutes of added time which passed without much more than a yellow card for Dan Nardiello for a trip on James Bell as he led a surge upfield. And so the final whistle which was loudly celebrated by the home fans, not sweeter victory than a fightback from two nil down and against Rhyl at that. Well done!
photo above with thanks to Andre Pepper
FINAL SCORE 3-2

h

13
16 October 2016
Connahs Quay
2
v
2
 Bangor City
Welsh Premier
-

  Colours
  Red
  SCORERS
 own goal
 Mike Wilde


  Man of The Match
  Lewis Short
 Match Official

Mark Petch
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 Connahs Quay
Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

1  John Danby




Connor Roberts
1
2
 John Disney




Lawrence Wilson
2
15
 Sean Smith




Jordan Davies
29
21
 Lewis Short




Leon Clowes
4
16
 Nathan Woolfe




River Humphreys
21
6
 Danny Harrison




Gary Roberts
6
7
 Tom Field




Danny Gossett  16
18
 Jamie Owen




Brayden Shaw
25
12
 Matty Williams




Dan Nardiello
9
10
 Les Davies




Henry Jones
27
11
 Nick Rushton




Rodrigo Branco
91
        substitutes
substitutes        
33
 Jordan Manley GK




Sam Hart
3
17
 Chris Rimmer




Anthony Miley (83) for 6 Roberts  5
19
 Matty Owen




Jamie Reed (64) for 91 Branco
7
22
 Mike Wilde (58) for 12 Williams



Christian Langos (83) for 9 Nardiello 10
24
 Shelton Payne




Shaun Cavanagh  17






Ashely Young
23


-
  Colours
  Blue
  SCORERS
 Rodrigo Branco
 Brayden Shaw


  Man of The Match
  Henry Jones
 Official Attendance

336

 
  A deserved draw for Bangor on the Banks of the Dee, with City twice levelling after falling behind. The second Bangor goal from young striker Brayden Shaw was nothing short of fantastic.
  The Blues again had to rule out Damien Allen and Sion Edwards whilst the home side are set to be without seasoned centrebacks Ian Kearney and Mike Pearson for most of the season.
  On a bright afternoon Connahs Quay kicked off with the wind at their backs as City defended the river end.
  The home side won and wasted an early corner and moments later Nick Rushton chased a lost cause and almost capitalised on an error of judgement from Connor Roberts.
  On eight minutes City fell behind in unfortunate circumstances as a high straight freekick from the left was headed past his own goalkeeper by River Humphreys.  Five minutes later the hard working Leon Clowes was injured and on seventeen minutes Nathan Woolfe sent a freekick straight into the hands of Connor Roberts.
  Midway through the half a shot from Danny Gossett was deflected to Rodrigo Branco who rounded the keeper but the offside flag and whistle had signalled before the ball rolled ino the empty net. Referee Mark Petch was to be involved in controvesy as usual. After failing to penalise Les Davies for a wild lunge on Leon Clowes he proceeded to book Dan Nardiello for an supposed dive in the Nomads box.
  Bangor had the better of things in midfield where Henry Jones and Danny Gossett impressed. The Nomads opted for a more direct approach aimed at Les Davies but Leon Clowes and River Humphreys had his measure. Lewis Short was a threat with his long throws.
  But on 28 minutes it was all square.
  Jordan Davies saw his shot saved by John Danby but Rodrigo Branco reacted quickly to slot home from a tight angle on the right despite desperate efforts from retreating Nomads defenders on the goal line.
  Goalkeeper Connor Roberts pulled off a great save to deny the Nomads and moments later the tall glovesman caught a high cross which ended in former blue Les Davies needing treatment.
  Five minutes before the interval Henry Jones saw his shot blocked before the offside flag intervened once more.
  The end to end nature of the afternoon continued as Les Davies gathered the ball on his right, appeared to have lost the moment but then unleashed a trademark shot which poleaxed Jordan Davies.
  As time ran out Nick Rushton ran clear but Lawrence Wilson recovered well to snuff out the danger. There had been a number of stoppages which all added up to three minutes more play which saw Bangor attack through Dan Nardiello who capitalised on a rush of blood from John Danby but Gary Roberts sent his drive over the bar.
  So all square at the interval and probably about right on the balance of play.

HALF TIME 1-1

  No changes at the interval.
  Now attacking the school end Connahs Quay pushed for a second goal and after a skirmish in the blues goalmouth the ball was recycled to the left wing but Matty Williams headed over from a well flighted cross.
  Five minutes into the second half Rodrigo Branco split the home defence but could not get his shot away as he closed on goal, then Gary Roberts appeared to be felled on the right edge of the box but rather than a penalty he earned a yellow card.
  This was the second yellow of the afternoon for diving awarded by Mr Petch who never shuns controvesy. He got this decision badly wrong but dont expect him to be relegated to officiating Anglesey League.
  On 57 minutes Mike Wilde replaced Matty Williams in the Nomads attack but it was City who went close as Rodrigo Branco shot wide after more uncertain defending. But Connahs Quay pushed forward once more and Lawrence Wilson had to be alert to deny Wilde before Connor Roberts saved from Les Davies.
  On 64 minutes Jamie Reed replaced Rodrigo Branco but four minutes later it was fellow substitute Mike Wilde who headed home from close range to put the home side ahead once again.
  Brayden Shaw then crossed from the right but Jamie Owen somehow lifted the ball out for a corner from under his own crossbar. A corner for Bangor which came to nothing.
  But on 75 minutes City were level again. Brayden Shaw controlled the ball thirty yards out before smashing a long range shot beyond Danby and into the back of the net for a goal of the season contender. Credit to Jock Morrison who joined the applause as the visitors celebrated.
  With ten minutes left on the clock River Humphreys and then Jamie Reed both went close but it was Connor Roberts who denied the home side with a great save from a close range shot from Lewis Short.
  On 82 minutes Anthony Miley replaced Gary Roberts who was injured and Christian Langos came on for Dan Nardiello.
  As the ninety minutes ran out the fourth official indicated four added minutes - five were played - but neither side could find a winner although Wilde threatened late on but lost control at the vital moment.
  So a hard earned point for both sides, one which maintained the status quo in the battle for second and third. A draw probably a fair result and an enjoyable game for the neutral - according to the one sat next to me!

FINAL SCORE 2-2


12
5 October 2016
Cefn Druids
2
v
3
 Bangor City
League Cup
-
  Colours
  Black
  SCORERS
 Ashley Ruane
 Mike Pritchard

 
  Man of The Match
  Naim Arsan
 Match Official

Huw Jones
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 Cefn Druids
Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

1  Michael Jones




Connor Roberts
1
2
 Kyle Parle




Laurence Wilson
2
16
 Naim Arsan




Sam Hart
3
4
 Adam Hesp




River Humphreys
15
20
 Gareth Patridge




Anthony Miley
5
17
 Adam Eden




Ashley Young
23
7
 Stuart Cook




Jamie Reed
7
8
 Matthew Cook




Henry Jones
27
9
 Steve Blenkinsop




Rodrigo Branco
91
25
 Tommy Cooney




Christian Langos
10
21
 Corey Roper




Brayden Shaw
25
        substitutes
substitutes        
6
 Jordan Barrow




Antoni Sarnowski GK  13
10
 Mike Pritchard (88) for 9 Blenkinsop


Leon Clowes
4
12
 Theo Chris




Dan Nardiello
9
14
 Zac Dobie




Oscar Durnin (82) for 7 Reed  14
19
 Fisnik Hajdari (58) for 20 Partridge



Shaun Cavanagh
17
26
 Ashley Ruane (68) for 7 Cook



Pavel Vieira (46) for 23 Young  30










-
  Colours
  Red
  SCORERS
 Henry Jones
 Christian Langos
 Anthony Miley

  Man of The Match
  Henry Jones
 Official Attendance

178

  Bangor swept through to the Quarter Finals of the League Cup with a comfortable win at The Rock.
  And the damage was done in the first half as Henry Jones masterminded a wholesale destruction of the uncertain Druids defence who were at sixes and sevens from the off.
  On a dry evening the ball tended to stick on the new artificial surface and bounce oddly at times.
  But Matty Cook got to grips with the elements to shoot on target from distance on ten minutes but Connor Roberts pouched confidently. On the quarter hour City won the third of three successive corner kicks which culminated in a cross from the right which dropped to Henry Jones who slotted home from ten yards.
  No 91 Rodrigo Branco then headed headed over before the impressive Naim Arsan shot wide for Cefn.
  But on 24 minutes City doubled their advantage as Christian Langos chased a long ball which bounced too high for the unsettled Hesp and the little winger rose highest to head home from six yards. Stuart Cook shot wide from distance but - yes Huw Jones was the referee - controvesy moments later as Christian Langos was clearly pushed over in the box. Penalty shouted the blues fans but no said Mr Jones.
  Either side of the half hour the quick thinking Henry Jones went close twice before Ashley Young lashed over from outside the box.
  Some great defending by Tommy Cooney denied Rodrigo Branco who shot from a tight angle looked like goal number three until he scooped it out for a corner. City continued to dominate as Anthony Miley shot from the right but the ball fizzed across the goal.
  A long overdue third goal arrived on 40 minutes as a sixth Bangor corner dropped to Anthony Miley who crashed home from close range. In reality this was game over although the was fifty minutes to go.
  As half time drew closer a shot from the left led to a collision between Ashley Young and Steve Blenkinsop at the righthand upright which left both needing treatment. But as the whistle blew City ran off three nil to the good and every prospect of more to come in the second period.

HALF TIME 0-3

  One change at the interval as Pavel Vieira replaced the injured Ashley Young.
  The pattern of the second half was similar to the first, City quick and purposeful in possession, Cefn uncertain at the back. Bangor quickly won a sixth corner of the by now much cooler evening before Naim Arsan again tried his luck from out on the left but missed the target. Stuart Cook shot wide.
  More hesitation in the home defence led to Adam Hesp dithering and Rodrigo Branco shooting over before Jamie Reed crossed and the Brazilian fired wide. On 58 minutes Gareth Partridge made way for Fisnik Hajdari and moment later Bangor won but wasted their eighth corner of the evening.
  Pavel Vieira spread the play out to the right, Christian Langos gathered a cut inside but his shot crashed into the side netting. Then Sam Hart, who had impresved in the middle of the blues defence, sent over a trademark freekick but Jamie Reed headed over.
  On 68 minutes another change for the home side as Ashley Ruane came on for Stuart Cook. But City kept pushing the Ancients back as Jamie Reed's speculative lob dropped agonisingly close onto the roof of the net.  Substitute Ashley Ruane then reduced the deficit with a solo goal which saw him gallop in from the left, see his shot hit the post but keep his composure to tap in the rebound.
  City tried to respond through Henry Jones who went close twice but could not add to his tally.
  On 82 minutes Oscar Durnin trotted on in place of Jamie Reed but play had to stop as Connor Roberts fell awkwardly on the harsh surface and required lenghty treatment for a sore back. With two minutes left on the clock Cefn sent on Mike Pritchard for Steve Blenkinsop.
  With the ninety minutes up the fourth official indicated four added minutes. In the third of these Naim Arsan again fired on goal and despite a good save from blues keeper Connor Roberts the ball ran to Mike Pritchard who reacted first to tap home from close range. Three two with a minute left to play.
  An unlikely comeback was possible but the final minute or so passed without incident and City rightly took their place in the Quart Finals of the League Cup, with the draw due on Friday afternoon.

FINAL SCORE 3-2


h
11
2nd October 16
Bangor City
2
v
1
 Cardiff Met
Welsh Premier
-
  Colours
  Blue & White
  SCORERS
 Dan Nardiello 2


 
  Man of The Match
  Dan Nardiello
 Match Official

Nick Pratt
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Cardiff Met

1  Connor Roberts




Will Fuller
1
16
 Danny Gossett




Joel Letori
15
29
 Jordan Davies




Kyle McCarthy
3
4
 Leon Clowes




Brad Woolridge
4
5
 Anthony Miley




Emlyn Lewis
5
6
 Gary Roberts




Ben Bowler
6
25
 Brayden Shaw




Elliot Evans
7
23
 Ashley Young




Chris Baker
8
9
 Dan Nardiello




Dan Spencer
12
10
 Christian Langos




Charlie Corsby
10
91
 Rodrigo Branco




Jordan Lam
11
        substitutes
substitutes        
3
 Sam Hart (71) for 25 Shaw



Isaac Philpot
25
7
 Jamie Reed (56) for 7 Branco

Adam Roscrow (67) for 12 Spencer  9
14
 Oscar Durnin




Jon Littlemore (51) for 7 Evans  14
17
 Shaun Cavanagh




Will Evans (51) for 6 Bowler  18
19
 Sion Bradley (79) for 10 Langos





22
 Pavel Vieira





24
 Cai Owen






-

  Colours
 
  SCORERS
  Emlyn Lewis
 


  Man of The Match
  Will Fuller
 Official Attendance

578

  Bangor survived a late scare to beat the Cardiff students at the Bangor University stadium.
  And the hero for City was two goal Dan Nardiello who scored a goal in each half.
  Without River Humphreys, Damien Allen, Henry Jones and Sion Edwards the blues started with Jamie Reed watching from the bench.
 
  Bangor made a bright start and thought they had the lead on seven minutes as Rodrigo Branco netted but the offside flag waved high.
  Three minutes later the visitors Dan Spencer just failed to get a touch on an inviting cross before Christian Langos cross and as Branco lurked the student conceded a corner.
  The influential Gary Roberts then fired wide left footed from the edge of the box after earlier appearing to lose the ball.
  Then Connor Roberts pulled off a tremendous save to deny Charlie Corsby who shot seemed to be heading for the back of the net. On the half hour Dan Nardiello got on the end of a Christian Langos cross but headed wide.
  Ten minutes before the interval Cardiff goalkeeper Will Fuller pulls off a great save to deny Christian Langos tormented Lewis but then fired too close to the busy Fuller following a well weighted pass from Dan Nardiello.
  With Bangor deserving a lead it came along two minutes before the interval.  Anthony Miley won the ball and the dynamic Danny Gossett stormed through midfield.
  The ball ran to Gary Roberts who crossed from the right and Dan Nardiello glanced a header beyond Fuller and into the visitors net.
  If there is a good time to score a goal - more than any other - just before the break ticks that box.
  A minute of added time was indicated and duly played out before the sides left the field with City ahead by the narrowest of margins.
photos with thanks to Tomos Wyn Jones & A Jones.

HALF TIME 1-0

  No changes at the interval
  Bangor pushed forward early on through Gary Roberts and Danny Gossett on the right and Brayden Shaw saw his clean strike fly just over the students bar. On fifty minutes Kyle McCarthy went into Mr Pratt's notebook for a foul on Christian Lango. Nothing new there.
  Christian Edwards had seen enough and promptly made a double change with Jon Littlemore and Will Evans coming on for Elliot Evans and Ben Bowler. A special moment for Anglesey based Littlemore who came through the Bangor academy and regularly featured in match day squads.
  Littlemore was quickly into the action but his shot was blocked by Anthony Miley and on 56 minutes a first change by Andy Legg as Jamie Reed came on for Rodrigo Branco in the blues attack. Visiting goalkeeper Will Fuller saved comfortably from Jordan Davies and moments later he did even better to keep out an effort from substitute Reed.
  But on 61 minutes Fuller could not deny City as second as Dan Nardiello controlled a pass from Brayden Shawand turned both Wooldrige and Lewis to slot the ball into the bottom right hand corner. Two nil up and with half an hour or so left to play.  City went close to a third as Jamie Reed shot on target but Fuller saved well but the students proved they were still a threat as Jordan Lam raced on goal but could not get the better of Connor Roberts in a one on one duel.
  On 65 minutes another effort from Dan Nardiello but his left footer went just over and then a final change of the afternoon by Cardiff as Adam Roscrow replaced Dan Spencer. With twenty minutes left on the clock another change for Bangor as Sam Hart replaced Brayden Shaw, with Jordan Davies pushing forward onto the left wing.
  Charlie Corsby tested Connor Roberts with a snapshot from a quickly taken corner but the former Everton youth teamer was up to the challenge.
  Bangor pressed and Jordan Davies saw his low effort blocked by the goalkeeper's feet before, with thirteen minutes left Gary Roberts was shown the yellow card for a foul on McCarthy. Jordan Lam tested Connor Roberts who saved well before, with twelve minutes left, City gave Sion Bradley a run out in place of Christian Langos.
  Dan Nardiello spurned two chances to grab his hatrick with one shot flying wide and the busy Fuller saving another. But with around five minutes left a corner for the visitors was headed home by defender Emlyn Lewis to set home nerves jangling. To make things worse the board went up to indicate four minutes of added time, but happily from a Bangor perspective this came to nothing and City ran out deserved winners.
photos with thanks to Tomos Wyn Jones & A Jones.
FINAL SCORE 2-1

h

10
23 September 16
Bala Town
1
v
1
 Bangor City
Welsh Premier
-

  Colours
  White
  SCORERS
 Mike Hayes



  Man of The Match
  Tony Davies
 Match Official

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

 Bala Town
Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

1  Ashley Morris




Connor Roberts
1
22
 Ryan Edwards




Danny Gossett
16
27
 David Thompson




Jordan Davies
29
4
 Stuart Jones




Leon Clowes
4
16
 Tony Davies




River Humphreys
21
6
 Conall Murtagh




Gary Roberts
6
14
 Ryan Wade




Ashley Young
23
8
 Mark Jones




Brayden Shaw
25
25
 Chris Venables




Dan Nardiello
9
88
 Nathan Burke




Christian Langos
10
11
 Kieran Smith




Rodrigo Branco
91
        substitutes
substitutes        
23
 Alex Lynch GK




Sam Hart
3
5
 Stuart J Jones




Antony Miley
5
9
 Mike Hayes (46) for 11 Smith



Jamie Reed (81) for 9 Nardiello  7
10
 Ian Sheridan




Oscar Durnin
14
21
 Steve Fisher




Shaun Cavanagh  17






Sion Bradley
19

 




Pavel Vieira
22


-
  Colours
  Red
  SCORERS
 Dan Nardiello



  Man of The Match
  Danny Gossett
 Official Attendance

857

 
  The first ever match on the new artificial surface at Maes Tegid ended all square with the bone dry surface clearly tacky and hard to predict in terms of pace and bounce.
  Bangor boss Andy Legg rang the changes with starts for River Humphreys at the heart of the defence, Brayden Shaw, Rodrigo Branco and Christian Langos upfront with Ashley Young and Danny Gossett competing for everything in midfeld.
  Attacking the end with all the trees City saw Rodrigo Branco flick the ball wide before Bala broke and Gary Roberts was shown the yellow card for a trip. Christian Langos then created a chance for Dan Nardiello but he fired over from twenty yards. Bala attacked down their left but Langos this time turned defender to stop Ryan Wade in full stride.
  Rodrigo Branco slid the ball through to Brayden Shaw on the right but recalled keeper Ashley Morris saved with his feet. The incident came after Morris had been deceived by a backspin bounce from a high ball. On twenty minutes Gary Roberts arched a freekick goalwards but unfortunately it cleared the crossbar.
  A word for both Gossett & Young who worked tirelessly in midfield as well as centrebacks Humphreys and Clowes whose no nonesense resilience established a platform for all those around them.
  On the half hour Christian Langos was flattened in mid air from behind by leftback Thompson. No foul, no yellow card until the little winger earned himself one for comments passed to Dean John. Thompson had no chance of reaching the ball and simply barged Langos into touch. Strange times.
  As half time drew closer Gary Roberts fed Dan Nardiello who ran in behind the home defence but Tony Davies somehow recovered to race round the blues number nine and clear. Christian Langos then cut in from the right and shot on goal left footed but Morris gathered easily. Connor Roberts pouched a weak effort from Nathan Burke as Bala countered.
  One final effort for City as the industrious Danny Gossett pulled the ball back to Christian Langos but again Morris saved without too much ado.
  So a blank scoreline, chances wasted again unfortunately and parity in a game they should have been winning.

HALF TIME 0-0

  One change at the interval as Mike Hayes came on for Kieran Smith.
  With City now attacking the Social Club end another foul on Christian Langos went virtually unpunished. The little winger is light but deserves better protection than this, how Thompson in particular was not yellow carded is a complete mystery.
  City went close twice early on as Brayden Shaw shot over from outside the box and Leon Clowes just failed to get his head to Christian Langos' high cross from the right. But on 51 minutes the opening goal finally arrived.
  Christian Langos won the ball in midfield, fed Rodrigo Branco wide on the right and as he ran free on goal he squared to Dan Nardiello was on hand to slot the ball home from ten yards. It has to be said there was more than a hint of offside in the move but the goal stood.
  Brayden Shaw then charged past the pedestrian Ryan Wade who resorted to a shirt pull and earned a yellow card. Next Gary Roberts crossed high from the right but Rodrigo Branco got under the ball and headed over from close range. Another chance gone. Giant defender Tony Davies was then yellow carded for dissent and moments later his central defensive partner Stuart Jones followed him into the book for a pull on Dan Nardiello.
  All this resulted in a freekick for Bangor on the left edge of the box. Gary Roberts saw his shot strike the wall before Rodrigo Branco completely missed his shot when glory beckoned. With some fifteen minutes left on the clock Bangor forced a couple of corners but ten minutes from time Bala pressed upfield and as City failed to clear Chris Venables blocked shot rolled to substitute Mike Hayes who prodded home from six yards to level the scores.
  Bangor fans had been calling for changes and Andy Legg now sent on Jamie Reed for a weary Nardiello. Oddly both managers used just one sub when several players looked tired in the final quarter. Jamie Reed immediately rushed in and blocked a clearance from goalkeeper Morris but the rebound flew high over the bar. Chris Venables headed wide for Bala.
  Then with five minutes to go Jordan Davies ran on goal and was stopped illegally by Tony Davies who saw a second yellow and red card. Those of us level with the box thought this was a penalty, that the foul was inside the area, but Dean John thought otherwise. Gary Roberts saw his freekick blocked but he recovered to sent the ball deep to the back post but Brayden Shaw headed over.
  There was a late yellow card for River Humphreys who cut a powerful figure in centre defence but in the three minutes added it was Ryan Edwards who should have won it for Bala with a wasteful wild shot from the right with only Connor Roberts in his sights.
  And so that was it, a one all draw, two points dropped by Bangor after being the better team for much of the evening, and yet they might have lost it in the closing seconds. A tale of wasted chances but also - as a City fan commented - a sign of how far the team has come to be disappointed with a draw at Bala, be it on grass or plastic.
FINAL SCORE 1-1 


9
20 September 16
Rhyl
1
v
0
 Bangor City
Welsh Premier
-

  Colours
  White
  SCORERS
 Toby Jones



  Man of The Match
  Owen Evans
 Match Official

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

 Rhyl
Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

1  Owen Evans




Connor Roberts
1
2
 Aaron Simpson




Danny Gossett
16
3
 Tom Hartley




Sam Hart
3
4
 Mike Sharples




Leon Clowes
4
22
 Jamie Brewerton




Anthony Miley
5
6
 Alex Jones




Gary Roberts
6
7
 Kristian Pierce




Jamie Reed
7
8
 James Bell




Damien Allen
8
9
 Toby Jones




Dan Nardiello
9
19
 Rio Ahmadi




Brayden Shaw
25
11
 Rob Hughes




Jordan Davies
29
        substitutes
substitutes        
13
 Rory Crowther GK




Christian Langos (68) for 3 Hart  10
20
 Rakim Newton




Sion Edwards
11
21
 Oliver Buckley (75) for 11 Hughes



River Humphreys
15
24
 Dan Collins




Shaun Cavanagh
17
26
 Luke Fitzpatrick




Sion Bradley
19
27
 Carl Lamb (84) for 19 Ahmadi



Ashley Young (55) for 25 Shaw  23
29
 Chris Durkin




Rodrigo Branco (55) for 7 Reed  91


-
  Colours
  Blue & White
  SCORERS
 



  Man of The Match
  Dan Nardiello
 Official Attendance

1017

  Bangor lost a game they might well have won and after the match manager Andy Legg bemoaned wasted chances. In truth this game might have ended 2-2 or 3-2 either way but in the final analysis a solitary strike from Toby Jones gave the Lilywhites the points.
  But as Llanelli snooker player Terry Grififths once remarked, there is a lot of beauty in defeat.
  Not that former Reds manager Andy Legg would have agreed but in a league which has seen crowds of less than fifty already this season (for those who can count) it was heartening to see over a thousand North Wales football fans singing, shouting and being part of the action.
  Action which started off with Rhyl winning and not quite making the most of a couple freekicks before Jamie Reed thought he had put Bangor in front, but an offside flag cut short his celebrations. Moments later, on twelve minutes Toby Jones shot wide before on loan goalkeeper Owen Evans saved twice, once from Brayden Shaw and then from Danny Gossett. Rhyl responsed with a shot from Rio Ahmadi which arched across goal and to safety.
  On twenty minutes Ahmadi unleashed a half volley which former Everton apprentice Connor Roberts did brilliantly to repel. Moments later Bangor fans thought they should have had a penalty when goalkeeper Evans clashed with Dan Nardiello but not according to Iwan Griffiths.
  On the half hour Gary Roberts crossed from the right but Jordan Davies headed over the crossbar. Damien Allen did likewise for Leon Clowes but the big defender also headed over. The game by now was open and end to end. Rhyl won a corner which Jamie Brewerton headed goalwards but again Connor Roberts saved well.
  There was a minute of added time which changed nothing and at the half time whistle the blank scoreline was scant reflection of a pulsating first half.

HALF TIME 0-0

  No change at the interval.
  But the most meaningful change of the evening came two minutes after the restart as Toby Jones latched on to Rio Ahmadi' deflected cross shot to beat goalkeeper Roberts from close range. Moments later Brayden Shaw saw his shot gathered at the second attempt by Owen Evans.
  Blues manager Andy Legg made a double change on 55 minutes. On came Ashley Young and Rodrigo Branco with Brayden Shaw and Jamie Reed leaving the field. Centreback Anthony Miley then had a shot saved by the undefeatable Evans who seems an inspired signing by The Lilywhites.
  A foul on Rodrigo Branco won City a freekick on the edge of the box. Leading goalscorer Gary Roberts sent his effort narrowly wide, a feat he repeated moments later.  Some trickery from Dan Nardiello set up a chance for substitute Branco but again Evans saved.
  On 67 minutes a yellow card for Jamie Brewerton for a foul on Jordan Davies led to a series of events which summed up the evening. City crossed the ball in, Brewerton himself headed clear and as Rhyl surged upfield Rio Ahmadi wasted a good chance to double the advantage. This sparked a final change for City as Christian Langos came on for Sam Hart.
  Bangor were now in all out attack mode and goalkeeper Evans again to the fore with saves from a looping header and a shot from Rodrigo Branco. A yellow card was shown to Alex Jones for a foul on Christian Langos as the pressure built. With fifteen minutes to go Oliver Buckley replaced Rob Hughes and moments later Rio Ahmadi fired wide. Rhyl pressed again and Kristian Pierce saw his shot blocked.
  With around five minutes to go another yellow card, this time for Hartley and a late run out for substitute Carl Lamb on for Rio Ahmadi as one former blue replaced another.  With two minutes left on the clock City won a freekick but again Evans saved, this time from Jordan Davies.
  The fourth official indicated five minutes of added time which gave the blues followers a lift and Jordan Davies and then Danny Gossett went close but not close enough. A Bangor freekick brought a header from Dan Nardiello but he hit the crossbar. There was a late yellow for Gary Roberts and in one last desperate scramble Evans saved from Christian Langos and Dan Nardiello saw his header hacked off the line.
  The final whistle signalled an end to the evening and celebrations for the home fans. A game of wasted chances for City perhaps against one taken by Rhyl. But in this stagnant, sterile increasingly artificial league this was a fiercely contested local derby played on grass and watched by a thousand noisy supporters. Something money cannot buy but something rarely seen these days.

FINAL SCORE 1-0 


8
17 September 16
Carmarthen
1
v
1
 Bangor City
Welsh Premier
-

  Colours
  Black & Gold
  SCORERS
 Dave Vincent



  Man of The Match
  Lee Idzi
 Match Official

Leigh Jones
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Carmarthen Town
Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

1  Lee Idzi




Connor Roberts
1
12
 Danny Sheehan




Danny Gossett
16
14
 Ceri Morgan




Jordan Davies
29
4
 Jordan Knott




Leon Clowes
4
5
 Dave Vincent




Anthony Miley
5
6
 Lee Surman




Gary Roberts
6
25
 Kieran Lewis




Jamie Reed
7
8
 Matthew Thomas




Damien Allen
8
9
 Mark Jones




Dan Nardiello
9
10
 Lewis Harling




Henry Jones
27
18
 Liam Thomas




Sion Edwards
11
        substitutes
substitutes        
3
 Craig Hanford (41) for 10 Harling



Sam Hart (57) for 11 Edwards  3
19
 Dwaine Bailey (34) for 8 Thomas



Christian Langos
10
20
 Danny Thomas (85) for 12 Sheehan



Oscar Durnin
14
29
 Luke James Raymond




Shaun Cavanagh
17
31
 Rhodri Cole



Pavel Vieira
30






Rodrigo Branco (88) for 7 Reed  91


-
  Colours
  Blue & White
  SCORERS
 Gary Roberts



  Man of The Match
  Gary Roberts
 Official Attendance

303

  Bangor were pegged back in the closing minutes after taking a late lead through a Gary Roberts penalty.
  And to add spice to the occasion they did so with ten men after Henry Jones was red carded for an alleged stamp.
  The pre match news was mixed. Positive in that Damien Allen was fit to return, and that Dan Nardiello was okay to continue after his substitute outing last time out. More good news that Sam Hart was included albeit on the bench. Less so that Brayden Shaw was again ruled out.
  Bangor had the better of the opening exchanges but former blues glovesman Lee Idzi proved his worth with a fine save to deny Gary Roberts whose freekick seemed to be dipping under the crossbar. Gary Roberts was wrestled to the ground but midfielder Henry Jones found space on the right to cross for Damien Allen but his near post shot was also pushed away by Lee Idzi this time for a corner. The swinging corner by Henry Jones was attacked by Dan Nardiello who header rattled the upright but bounced to safety.
  On fifteen minutes a deep freekick found Lee Surman whose header bounced across the goal with Matthew Thomas unable to effect a close range finish.
  Gary Roberts sent a searing crossfield ball to Sion Edwards who ran at goal but sent his rising drive just over Lee Idzi's crossbar.
  Ten minutes before the interval a yellow card for Dave Vincent for a heavy challenge on Henry Jones and a minute later Dwaine Bailey entered the fray as a substitute replacement for the injured Matthew Thomas. Worst was to come for The Old Gold four minutes before the interval when Lewis Harling was also taken off with Craig Hanford taking his place.
  So all square at the interval but with the home side having used up two of their permitted three substitutes.

HALF TIME 0-0

  No change at the interval.
  And referee Leigh Jones was back into action five minutes after the restart as he showed Dan Nardiello his yellow card for comments passed to the Treharris official.
  Just before the hour mark a welcome return for Sam Hart on the left as he came on for Sion Edwards with Jordan Davies pushed forward along the left.
  Henry Jones and Damien Allen combined with Danny Gosset to release Sam Hart on the edge of the box but his shot was scrambled away.
  Ten minutes later substitute Sam Hart sees his freekick deflected for a corner but this came to nothing.
  Twenty minutes from time calamity for Bangor as midfielder Henry Jones was adjudged to have stamped on a Carmarthen player and shown the red card. There was precious little contact but from a distance there was a case to answer, as explained to Mr Jones by an eagle eyed linesman.
  However the ten men rallied and as Jamie Reed flicked on and Jordan Davies raced into the box.  Defender Dan Sheehan clearly tripped the young left footer and Mr Jones awarded a penalty. No debate here as Gary Roberts stepped up to notch his fourth goal of the season and put the visitors ahead on 76 minutes.
  Carmarthen sent on Danny Thomas in place of Danny Sheehan and after the home side won a late corner centrhalf Dave Vincent reacted first to nod the ball home at the near post to level the scores with just three minutes remaining. To be fair Camrarthen threw the kitchen sink at City for the closing few minutes but Leon Clowes and co stood firm and made sure the scores stayed level.
  And that was how they finished, City forced to accept a point for their long journey south.

FINAL SCORE 1-1

Rh
7
11 September 16
The New Saints
4
v
0
 Bangor City
Welsh Premier
-
  Colours
  Green & White
  SCORERS
 Alex Darlington 2
 Steve Saunders
 Jamie Mullan
 
  Man of The Match
  Jon Routledge
 Match Official

Dean John
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 The New Saints
Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

1  Paul Harrison




Connor Roberts
1
2
 Simon Spender




Danny Gossett
16
3
 Chris Marriott




Jordan Davies
29
16
 Connell Rawlinson




Leon Clowes
4
15
 Steve Saunders




Anthony Miley
5
6
 Jon Routledge




Gary Roberts
6
20
 Alex Darlington




Jamie Reed
7
8
 Ryan Brobbel




Henry Jones
27
9
 Greg Draper




Pavel Vieira
21
23
 Aeron Edwards




Ashley Young
23
11
 Robbie Parry




Sion Edwards
11
        substitutes
substitutes        
30
 Andy Wycherley GK




Dan Nardiello (46) for 21 Vieira
9
4
 Phil Baker




Oscar Durnin
14
14
 Jamie Mullan (73) for 11 Parry

Shaun Cavanagh (65) for 11 Edwards 
17
22
 Scott Quigley (73) for 9 Draper



Sion Bradley
19
24
 Jacob Farleigh




Rodrigo Branco (72) for 7 Reed  22
26
 Ryan Pryce (83) for 22 Quigley



Cai Owen
24
27
 James Jones




Adam Pritchard
28


-
  Colours
  Blue & White
  SCORERS




  Man of The Match
  Leon Clowes
 Official Attendance

298

  Bangor were well beaten at Park Hall, if this was a title decider the title is decided.
  This result saw the home side open up a six point gap - after six games - with a goal difference of plus twenty four.
  With Damien Allen still sidelined blues manager Andy Legg introduced Pavel Vieira into the midfield with Jamie Reed left to toil alone up front. TNS gave Alex Darlington a rare start in place of former blue Christian Seargeant.
  The home side took the initiative from the kick off and Leon Clowes was quicky into the action to deny Greg Draper. On seven minutes TNS has the lead as Routledge found Alex Darlington slotted home his right wing cross.
  Bangor managed to push forward to send over a couple of crosses but nothing that unduly troubled goalkeeper Harrison or his defence. Henry Jones fired over from distance but it was Leon Clowes and Anthony Miley who were called into the action more and more.
  Ryan Brobbel fired wide but then should have been cautioned for a clear pull on Henry Jones.
  The traffic was pretty much one way as Jon Routledge and Aeron Edwards directed traffic and exploited the width on offer to attacking fullbacks Spender and Marriott.
  Ironically after some controlled football from the home side it was a long bouncing clearance that undid the blues defence as the pacey Alex Darlington pounced on some indecision and raced clear to slot the ball wide of Connor Roberts in the City goal.
  Bangor tried to resond as Jamie Reed found some space on the right but his low cross eluded the inrushing Sion Edwards and the danger passed. The half ended with the fulltimers on the attack through a series of corners which saw Leon Clowes lift the ball over his own bar to avert further harm.
  So a two nil home lead at the interval which was a fair reflection on the flow and direction of play. Could manager Legg craft and recovery during the interval? Time would tell.

HALF TIME 2-0

  A change at the interval as Dan Nardiello replaced midfielder Pavel Vieira.
  And the former Welsh international pushed forward to join forces with Jamie Reed as City looked to close the gap on the league leaders.
  Referee Dean John incurred the wrath of blues followers when he turned a blind eye to a foul by lanky centreback Steve Saunders before showing his yellow card to Gary Roberts for a similar offence. Leon Clowes and Connor Roberts combined to keep the home side at bay before Robbie Parry headed over when well placed.
  On the hour Danny Gossett fired over for City from outside the box and moments later Henry Jones followed suit after good buil up play on the left involving Sion Edwards and Dan Nardiello. A minute later Ashley Young also fired over as Bangor enjoyed a period of pressure.
  On 65 minutes a second substitution as Shaun Cavanagh replaced Sion Edwards who had been booked and issued with what amounted to a final warning by referee John.  The home side had the ball in the net but an offside flag cut short any celebrations.
  On 70 minutes Jamie Reed was replaced by Rodrigo Branco who went up front alongside Nardiello. Bangor won but wasted a freekick before midfielder Ashley Young was yellow carded for a clear trip. The hosts made a double change as Scott Quigley and Jamie Mullan came on for Greg Draper and Robbie Parry.
  But the relative parity of the second period was soon to disappear.
  On 81 minutes Scottish centreback Steve Saunders scrambled the ball home from close range. Henry Jones shot on target for City but his Harrison saved comfortably. Leftback Jordan Davies crashed a twenty yarder narrowly wide. A strange incident on 83 minutes as substitute Scott Quigley appeared to pull a hamstring as he chased a through ball and had to be replaced by the versatile Ryan Pryce.
  Then on 85 minutes a final blow for City as Jamie Mullan ran through to beat Connor Roberts.
  And with little to report in the closing few minutes other than some unlikley time wasting from the home side the referee blew for time and the Welsh Premier title would seem to be destined to stay in England a little while longer.

FINAL SCORE 4-0 

h
6
6 September 2016
Prestatyn Town
4
v
4
 Bangor City
League Cup
-
  Colours
  Red
  SCORERS
 Jack Kenny 2
 Liam Smith
 Paul O'Neill
 
  Man of The Match
 
 Match Official

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

 Prestatyn Town
Y
R


















R
Y
Bangor City

1  Ryan Roberts




Antoni Sarnowski
13
2
 Callum Herd




Cai Owen
2
3
 Noah Edwards




Meredydd Derbyshire
3
4
 Paul O'Neill




Caio Hywel
4
5
 Dave Hayes




Dylan Pritchard
5
6
 Sam Herd




Rodrigo Branco
6
7
 Michael Parker




Shaun Cavanagh
7
8
 Alec Williams




Oscar Durnin
8
9
 Jack Kenny




Pavel Vieira
9
10
 Liam Smith




Christian Langos
10
11
 Jordan Davies




Sion Bradley
11
        substitutes
substitutes        
12
 Connor Shackleton




Connor Roberts GK  1
14
 Warren Adam




Sion Edwards

15
 Macauley Adshead



Alex Boss

16
 Nathaniel Hulme




Ifan Emlyn Jones

17
 Carl Jones




Danny Gossett







 











-
  Colours
  Blue & White
  SCORERS
 Shaun Cavanagh
 Rodrigo Branco
 Sion Bradley
 Oscar Durnin
  Man of The Match
 
 Official Attendance

400

  Bangor edged Prestatyn out of the League Cup on penalties after the proverbial game of two halves at Bastion Gardens.
  With one eye on Sunday's trip to Park Hall there were several changes in the City line up. On the plus side right winger Christian Langos was reinstated after suspension whilst Pavel Vieira and Rodrigo Branco also started. To be fair Prestatyn also fielded a mix and match blend of the old and new, which in turn made for a madcap evening!
  On four minutes the new look City side took the lead as Shaun Cavanagh beat Ryan Roberts. Cai Owen fired wide from distance before Oscar Durnin has a shot saved by Roberts. Jack Kenny threatened for Prestatyn before home keeper Roberts saved again, this time from Sion Bradley on the half hour.
  Jack Kenny and Dave Hayes went close for Prestatyn but ten minutes before the interval City doubled their advantage as Rodrigo Branco latched onto Christian Langos' through ball to score his first goal for the club in his second game. And moments later the visitors went three nil up thanks to young flier Sion Bradley who found the bottom corner with Ryan Roberts well beaten.
  It could have been even better but Christian Langos fired over from Oscar Durnin's pass before Jack Kenny lifted his shot over after the home side sent a freekick into the Bangor box.
  So a three nil half time lead for City. Game over surely...

HALF TIME 0-3

  No changes at the interval.
  But a huge change on the pitch as Jack Kenny pulled one back for Prestatyn on 49 minutes following a through ball from Jordan Davies.
  Bangor sent on young Jake Boss for Christian Langos but on the hour the home side cut the deficit still further as Liam Smith headed in off the upright. City responded through Shaun Cavanagh but his freekick flew over and moments later a the other end Paul O'Neill headed over against his former club.
  Antoni Sarnowski saved from Jordan davies but with fifteen minutes left on the clock Paul O'Neill found the target with a header to level the scores.
  There were quick fire bookings for goalscorer O'Neil and Warren Adam before Sion Bradley fired narrowly wide for Bangor. Young Sarnowski denied Jack Kenny and then pushed a rising effort from Noah Edwards over the crossbar. And that was about it, ninety miinutes up with a three all scoreline after the home side matched the visitors effort and won the second period three  nil.
  So to extra time. Paul O'Neill and Liam Smith both has shots saved by Sarnowski. Brazilian Rodrigo Branco saw his shot saved by Roberts from a Bangor corner. City went close again as Oscar Durnin fired into the side netting but moments later a foul on Alec Williams meant a penalty for Prestatyn. Top scorer Jordan Davies stepped up but blasted over from the spot. Moments earlier Danny Gossett had replaced Cai Owen.
  Bangor sent on Connor Roberts for Antoni Sarnowski as the first half of extra time ended. Liam Smith was replaced by Hulme.
  On 115 minutes Bangor seemed to have grabbed a winner thanks to Oscar Durnin and when Connor Roberts denied Mike Parker with a superb save moments later the result seemed settled.
  But with a minute left Jack Kenny netted his second for a four all scoreline which was how things stood at the final whistle of the 120.
  So to penalties with saves and misses along the way Bangor won the shoot out 3-1 the goalscorers Oscar Durnin, Sion Bradley and after Connor Roberts denied Jack Kenny the decisive strike from Shaun Cavanagh which meant all three had scored during the match.
  A great evening's entertainment for those at Bastion Gardens as City wait to find out who they face in the next round.

FINAL SCORE 4-4 (Bangor won 3-1 on penalties)


h
5
3rd September 16
Bangor City
4
v
0
 Aberystwyth
Welsh Premier
-
  Colours
  Blue & White
  SCORERS
 Jamie Reed
 Gary Roberts

 
  Man of The Match
  Gary Roberts
 Match Official

Bryn M Jones
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 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Aberystwyth

1  Connor Roberts




Dominic Burrows
1
20
 Alex Boss




Ricky Watts
2
29
 Jordan Davies




Ryan Wollcacott
13
4
 Leon Clowes




Sam Rodon
4
5
 Anthony Miley




Will Bell
5
6
 Gary Roberts




Joe Clarke
6
7
 Jamie Reed




Jonathan Evans
15
27
 Henry Jones




Luke Sherbon
8
22
 Rodrigo Branco




Blake Davies
9
16
 Danny Gossett




Chris Jones
21
11
 Sion Edwards




 Luke Borrelli
11
        substitutes
substitutes        
13
 Antoni Sarnowski GK



Geoff Kellaway (63) for 11 Borrelli  7
14
 Oscar Durnin (72) for 11 Edwards



Greg Walters
12
17
 Shaun Cavanagh (46) for 20 Boss



Kostya Georgievsky
16
19
 Sion Bradley




Kurtis March (60) for 8 Sherbon  17
21
 Pavel Vieira (53) for 22 Branco



Lewis Coyle (53) for 9 Davies  18
24
 Cai Owen





28
 Adam Pritchard






-

  Colours
  Orange & Black
  SCORERS
 
 


  Man of The Match
  Chris Jones
 Official Attendance

463

  Bangor swept visitors Aberystwyth aside on a drenched Nantporth with two goals in each half.
  Before kick off the talk was about the missing, Sam Hart, Laurence Wilson, River Humphreys, Christian Langos, Ashley Young, Damien Allen, Brayden Shaw and Dan Nardiello.
  At the final whistle the names that mattered were Gary Roberts, Jordan Davies, Henry Jones, Danny Gossett and Jamie Reed to name just a few.
  To cover for the absentees there were starting places for Rodrigo Blanco upfront and Jake Boss on the right wing.
  But Bangor had some early concerns as fussy referee Bryn M Jones yellow carded Jordan Davies, Gary Roberts and Rodrigo Branco within the opening twelve minutes.
  Driven forward by the elements Aber started well with Ricky Watts and former Neath winger Chris Jones both going close at the City End.
  But it scarcely mattered as City took the lead on nine minutes. Attacking the Antelope End, into the wind, City won a freekick on the edge of the box which Gary Roberts struck into the top corner despite the best efforts of goalkeeper Richards.
  Two minutes after the restart Brazilian debutant Rodrigo Branco was shown the yellow card after appearing to be felled in the box. On the quarter hour Aberystwyth won a freekick which Luke Sherbon arched goalwards, Connor Roberts saved and as Blake Davies prodded home the rebound the linesman raised his flag for offside.
  Midway through the half another Bangor freekick, slightly further out, but again Gary Roberts found the target and Richards fumbled but eventually gathered. Moments later ironic applause for the inconsistent referee for a yellow card against Luke Sherbon for a foul on blues midfielder Henry Jones, who along with Danny Gossett, was outstanding the heart of the action.
  On the half hour the petulant Borrelli should have seen at least yellow and probably red for his head but on Sion Edwards but nothing doing.
  But two minutes later it mattered not as ### released Jamie Reed down the left. He lifted the ball over Richards from a tight angle out wide to nestle inside the far post. A great goal and one which sparked noisy celebrations around Nantporth. (photo right)
  Seven minutes before the interval young Jordan Davies twisted his way along the left wing before firing on target but Richards pushed the ball away.
  Three minutes to go and Jamie Reed clearly had his progress to goal blocked by former Bala blocker Will Bell but not according to referee Jones. The final action saw right winger Jake Boss pull the ball back to Gary Roberts whose low shot was again fumbled by Rchards but the danger passed, as did the one added minute.
  Bangor left the field to well deserved warm applause from the mainstand as they headed for shelter and welcome cuppa.

HALF TIME 2-0

  One change at the interval as Shaun Cavanagh replaced Jake Boss with City now attacking the Bangor end.
  The wind and rain persisted and swept City forwards, although this proved difficult to judge at times.
  The lumbering Bell fouled Jamie Reed again, the referee not worried, but on 49 minutes City struck to take a three nil advantage.
  A freekick from Henry Jones dropped to Leon Clowes who kept his cool to pick out Sion Edwards who drove home from six yards out to the left.
  Five minutes later a great overlapping run from Gary Roberts down the right created an opening for Danny Gossett but his effort was blocked. Then Henry Jones opened up the visitors defence with a telling run down the left but Richards beat his shot away and Shaun Cavanagh fired over.
  On 53 minutes a first look for City fans at Pavel Vieira who replaced Rodrigo Branco.  But it was Aber who threatened through Luke Sherbon although Connor Roberts held his long range effort. On the hour mark captain Sherbon was injured in the slippery conditions and carried off to be replaced by Kurtis March.
  Henry Jones and Danny Gossett combined to create a chance for Shaun Cavanagh but Richards pushed his low shot away. On 62 minutes the short tempered Borrelli was replaced by Geoff Kellaway and moments later he fired off target from the right.
  With eighteen minutes to go Oscar Durnin replaced Sion Edwards who received a noisy ovation from the home fans. A City supporter in the stand close to me commented that this was a training exercise and by and large he was right. Aber looked a beaten side - they certainly hadn't in the first half - and City were in complete control. Pass and move. Central to this were Danny Gossett and Henry Jones whose long range shot was blocked before Jamie Reed latched onto a loose ball in midfiled and attempted a long range chip but Richards had it covered.
  Leftback Jordan Davies again cut through the visitors defence to find Danny Gossett but he fired wide.
  Seven minutes before the end it was all over. Henry Jones was tripped in the visitors box and Gary Roberts fired home for a four nil scoreline.
  If they could things got worse for Aber six minutes from time as Joe Clarke limped off and with no more subs to be had they finished with ten men. City kept pushing for a fifth with substitute Oscar Durnin going close on a couple of occasions but it was not to be.
  However after five minutes of added time the whistle blew. With traffic light chaos on the roundabout some City fans sped for their cars but the majority stayed to applaud the sodden blue shirts after their best performance and result of the season so far.

Gary Roberts send Dominic Richards the wrong way for a four nil lead
FINAL SCORE 4-0

h
4
31st August 2016
Bangor City
2
v
1
 Newtown
Welsh Premier
-
  Colours
  Blue & White
  SCORERS
 Jamie Reed
 Gary Roberts

 
  Man of The Match
  Henry Jones
 Match Official

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

 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Newtown

1  Connor Roberts




David Jones
1
22
 River Humphreys




T Craig Williams
19
29
 Jordan Davies




Alex Fletcher
23
4
 Leon Clowes




Tom Goodwin
20
27
 Henry Jones




Kieran Mills Evans
5
6
 Gary Roberts




Shane Sutton
6
7
 Jamie Reed




Neil Mitchell
7
8
 Damien Allen




Ryan Kershaw
18
22
 Brayden Shaw



Jack Steven Hughes
22
23
 Ashley Young




Jason Oswell
10
11
 Sion Edwards




Craig Williams
11
        substitutes
substitutes        
13
 Antoni Sarnowski GK



Jack Perry GK 
13
14
 Oscar Durnin




Steffan Edwards
3
16
 Danny Gossett (6) for 8 Allen



Andy Jones (46) for 12 Goodwin  12
17
 Shaun Cavanagh




Joe Newton (84) for 18 Kershaw  17
20
 Alex Boss



Ross Stephens (60) for 22 Hughes 
24
 Cai Owen (74) for 22 Shaw





28
 Adam Pritchard (84) for 11 Edwards






-

  Colours
  Red
  SCORERS
  Jason Oswell
 


  Man of The Match
  Craig Williams
 Official Attendance

465

  Bangor beat visitors Newtown despite having debutant River Humphreys sent off inside twenty minutes.
  The visitors also had defender Kieran Mills Evans shown red late on in the second half as Jamie Reed got the better of the Robins rearguard.
  The early exchanges saw Ashley Young clear a Ryan Kershaw cross and Craig Williams foul Sion Edwards to concede a freekick which Sutton headed clear. But Bangor suffered a major blow on six minutes as Damien Allen limped off to be replaced by Danny Gossett. To his credit the Bethel midfielder filled the assistant manager's boots impressively. But it was Henry Jones who nearly put City ahead as he ran on goal only to be denied by David Jones.
  Substitute Gossett linked up with Henry Jones but leftback Jack Hughes defended well.  On the quarter hour a shocking miss from Craig Williams who headed over from Neil Mitchell's inviting cross with the goal at his mercy. But on twenty minutes a swinging arm from River Humphreys aimed at Robins striker Jason Oswell tempted match referee Iwan Griffiths to show the former Rochdale trialist a straight red card. It was a swinging arm not an elbow but enough for a red card.
  Within minutes winger Jack Hughes released Craig Williams who crossed right footed from the left and  Jason Oswell capitalised on the disruption in the blues defence to head home from close range. As the visitors celebrated City effected their restructure with Ashley Young slotting into central defence and Jamie Reed being asked to plough a lone furrow upfront.
  With Damien Allen off the field and Ashley Young forced to play deeper it was Aberaeron youngster Henry Jones (right) who caught the eye, aided and abetted by local lad Danny Gossett in the blues engine room.
  City won a corner but it was Newtown who threatened from a 20 yard freekick which winger Craig Williams fired low on target but Connor Roberts turned his shot around the post.
  But on 33 minutes the ten men grabbed a vital equaliser. Henry Jones freed Sion Edwards  who raced down the left, skipped past fullback Craig Williams and crossed to Jamie Reed whose glancing header beat Robins goalkeeper David Jones into the corner of the net for his first goal of the season.  As half time drew closer Neil Mitchell saw his shot blocked before blues midfielder Danny Gossett saw his shot deflected wide by a Robins defender.
  One minute of added time came to nothing as the players left the field it was referee Iwan Griffiths who earned the wrath of the blues faithful. All square and a fine battling performance by the ten men.

HALF TIME 1-1

  No changes at the interval with City now attacking the Bangor end.
  At the hour mark Ross Stephens replaced Jack Hughes for The Robins.  On 65 minutes Williams fired over from a Newtown corner but blues keeper Connor Roberts was not troubled. Ross Stephens saw his shot loop up off a blues defender but Roberts collected comfortably.
  With twenty minutes left to play Sion Edwards crossed and Jamie Reed was set to pounce but Shane Sutton and David Jones combined to snuff out the danger. Moments later Deiniolen youngster Cai Owen replaced Brayden Shaw who had worked hard down the right. The academy product was quickly into the thick of the action and combined with Henry Jones before shooting at goal, albeit off target.
  More drama on 76 minutes. Jamie Reed seemed set to shoot on goal but was clearly dragged back by Kieran Mills Evans. Referee Griffiths pointed to the penalty spot and flashed the red plastic at the hapless defender. The visitors goalkeeper and defence protested in vain.
  The reliable figure of Gary Roberts stepped up and despite some attempts as putting him off by the visitors sent Jones the wrong way to give City the lead for the first time in the game.
  With the sides now even at ten men each Bangor pressed for a decisive third as Sion Edwards collected the ball off the industrious Gossett but sent his effort wide. Shane Sutton then fouled Jamie Reed and Roberts delivered the freekick but Leon Clowes headed over.
  With five minutes remaining a final change for the visitors as Joe Newton replaced Ryan Kershaw and academy defender Adam Pritchard made a well deserved Welsh Premier debut in place of a weary Sion Edwards who received a noisy ovation from the blues faithful in the main stand.
  Jason Oswell headed one last chance wide for Newtown who were guilty of not hitting the target often enough.
  The fourth official indicated four minutes of added time. The outstanding Henry Jones sent a curler narrowly off target and City kept the visitors at arms length so that it was the home crowd who celebrated at the interval. A great battling performance but also one skilfully crafted from the sidelines by the wily Legg whose influence was evident.
  Brilliant!
Gary Roberts penalty photo with thanks to David Humphreys
FINAL SCORE 2-1



3
27th August 2016
Bangor City
2
v
0
 Bala Town
Welsh Premier
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  Colours
  Blue & White
  SCORERS
 Damien Allen
 Dan Nardiello

 
  Man of The Match
  Gary Roberts
 Match Official

Nick Prattw
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 Bangor City
Y
R


















R
Y
Bala Town

1  Connor Roberts




Alex Lynch
23
25
 Brayden Shaw




Ryan Valentine
2
29
 Jordan Davies




Anthony Stephens
3
4
 Leon Clowes




Lee Owens
29
5
 Anthony Miley




Stuart Jones
5
6
 Gary Roberts




Connall Murtagh
6
7
 Jamie Reed




Mark Connolly
7
8
 Damien Allen




Nathan Burke
88
9
 Dan Nardiello




Ryan Edwards
22
23
 Ashley Young




Ian Sheridan
10
27
 Henry Jones




Chris Venables
25
        substitutes
substitutes        
13
 Antoni Sarnowski GK



Ashley Morris GK  1
11
 Sion Edwards



Mark Jones (75) for 10 Sheridan  8
14
 Oscar Durnin



Mike Hayes (54) for 7 Connolly  9
15
 Jacques Kpohomouh



Jamie Crowther
21
16
 Danny Gossett (46) for 8 Allen



Ryan Wade (46) for 22 Edwards  26
17
 Shaun Cavanagh (74) for 9 Nardiello




24
 Cai Owen