BANGOR CITY MATCH REPORTS 2010-11
MATCH REPORT ARCHIVE











47
8 MAY 2011
 Bangor City 1 v 4 Llanelli
The Welsh Cup

 
GOALSCORERS
 Alan Bull

COLOURS
 Blue & White


Bangor City





Llanelli

1
Paul Smith





Ashley Morris 1
2
Peter Hoy





Kris Thomas
2
3
Chris Roberts





Stuart Jones
3
4
Michael Johnston





Chris Venables
4
5
Darren Moss





Stuart Jones
5
6
Dave Morley





Wyn Thomas
6
7
Chris Jones




Jason Bowen
7
8
Clive Williams




Chris Holloway
8
9
Les Davies





Rhys Griffiths
9
10
Nicky Ward





Craig Moses
10
11
Alan Bull





Ashley Evans
11
12
Eddie Jebb (75) for 11 Bull




Jordan Follows (74) for 7 Bowen 12
14
Mark Smyth (62) for 8 Williams





Andy Legg  14
15
Sion Edwards (75) for 7 Jones




Martyn Giles 15
16
Michael Jukes





Adam Orme
16
17
Chris Oldfield





Richards 17


GOALSCORERS
  Rhys Griffiths 2
 Craig Moses
 Chris Venables

COLOURS
 Red



  Bangor were well beaten by a purposeful Llanelli who won in their own back yard.
  The Reds started the brighter with more early pressure betrayed by a poor final pass. But the first clear chance yielded the opening goal on the quarter. Bowen crossed from the right Rhys Griffiths headed on target and wrong footed Paul Smith to net at the near post. Five minutes later it got worse as a lacklustre City watched Corbisiero cross for Craig Moses to head home from close range.
   Two nil down and twenty minutes gone. The watching Jamie Brewerton might have cleared both.
   Chris Venables and Corbisiero caused problems which City struggled to overcome, falling deeper into defence as the red tide pushed forwards. The best Bangor could muster in the opening half hour was a couple of over hit freekicks and a corner which went straight out for a goalkick.
   Then on 34 mins Clive Williams ran into the box but Wyn Thomas snuffed out the danger. Would this lift blue hopes?  Not really as Paul Smith was flying across his box to stretch towards Ashley Evans' low drive which thankfully flashed wide.
   If anything summed up the aerial uncertainty in the blues defence it came when Wyn Thomas was given time and space to head goalwards from a second Llanelli corner. Paul Smith dived low to save. Minutes later Craig Moses ran through on the left but sent a low shot harmlessly wide.
   Another low cross from the right forced Peter Hoy to clear for a corner three minutes before the interval but Paul Smith held comfortably. Moments later Craig Moses fired goalwards but Smith palmed over. Corner but a freekick for a push. On the stroke of half time City came closest when a freekick from Peter Hoy cannoned off a Reds defender and out for a corner but that came to nothing. Half time at last and a chance for Nev Powell and Marc Limbert to rally the troops...
HALF TIME  1-1
   City came out with more resolve and purpose.
   A trademark long throw from Peter Hoy earned an early corner but Morris caught easily. But dreadful defending suddenly let in Craig Moses but his weak shot was blocked by Michael Johnston. Better play from Bangor, begun at the back by the mercurial Johnston, ended with Thomas forced to scramble. Moments later on 52 minutes Peter Hoy crossed and Alan Bull guided his header low inside the far post beyond Morris to halve the deficit.
   Next goalscorer Bull turned provider but Chris Jones sent his shot over the bar from eight yards. There was hope as Llanelli finally looked less certain at the back. But Kris Thomas cut in from the left and forced Peter Hoy to block.
   But on the hour Llanelli restored the two goal advantage. City failed to clear and Rhys Griffiths pounced to smash home from close range for his 27th goal of the season. Two minutes later Clive Williams made way for Mark Smyth.  It got worse within three minutes as Chris Venables cut in from the left and fired home across Paul Smith and into the bottom corner.
   Chris Roberts was yellow carded for a high kick which caught Chris Holloway. Peter Hoy crossed but Chris Roberts shot well wide from distance as did Moses moments later for Llanelli. Peter Hoy flattened Kris Thomas and was carded. Wyn Thomas sent a long range freekick high and wide as the game drifted towards an inevitable conclusion.
   With fifteen minutes left Jason Bowen wandered off to warm applause from both sets of fans as Jordan Follows came on. City responded with a double change as Sion Edwards replaced Chris Jones and then Eddie Jebb came on for Alan Bull. A final roll of the dice.
   Mark Smyth was carded for a late challenge on goalkeeper Morris who twitched anxiously on the pitch. Precious little conctact to be fair. Thankfully the air ambulance stood down as Morris stood up. Les Davies headed on target but Morris held with ten minutes left on the clock. The final action saw Craig Moses denied by Paul Smith. Three minutes added time saw Chris Roberts denied and Peter Hoy head over, but it was not to be.
   All credit to Llanelli who were deserved winners as they ended City's three year long Welsh Cup winning run. For City there was comfort to be found in winning the league if not the double.
   MoM BANGOR CITY
  Michael Johnston
   MoM OPPOSITION
  Jason Bowen
   REFEREE:  Mark Petch   ATTENDANCE:  1719


46
30 May 2011
 Bangor City 1 v 0 TNS
welsh premier

 
GOALSCORERS
 Craig Garside

COLOURS
 Blue & White


Bangor City





Aberystwyth

1
Paul Smith





Paul Harrison 1
2
Peter Hoy





Danny Holmes
2
3
Chris Roberts





Chris Marriott
3
4
Dave Morley





Phil Baker
4
5
Darren Moss





Aeron Edwards
5
6
Michael Johnston





Christian Seargeant
6
7
Chris Jones




Scott Ruscoe
7
8
Craig Garside





Connell Rawlinson
8
9
Les Davies




Chris Sharp
9
10
Nicky Ward





Ritchie Partridge
10
11
Alan Bull





Craig Jones
11
12
Eddie Jebb (90) for 7 Jones




Barry Hogan (66) for 4 Baker 12
14
Sion Edwards (89) for 11 Bull





Matt Berkley (68) for 10 Pa'tdge 14
15
Clive Williams (75) for 8 Garside




Alex Darlington (83) for 6 Sg'nt 15
16
Michael Jukes





Marcus Giglio
16
17
Tom Dix






17


GOALSCORERS
 

COLOURS
 Green & White



   Bangor won their first Welsh Premier title for fifteen years thanks to a second home defeat of reigning champions TNS. And in the final analysis City's ability to take seven points compared to four in their league encounters was the difference between the two sides.
   With Farrar Road packed on a bright sunny day it was Bangor who started the better with Les Davies dragging an early shot wide, then heading too close to Paul Harrison before Alan Bull veered goalwards from the left but the former Southport stopper dealt easily with his low shot.
   City attacking the St Pauls End in the first period and playing into a light breeze.
   Former blue Chris Sharp shot wide from distance then Dave Morley ballooned over after a good pass from Les Davies to cap a fine passing move. The first save of the game from Paul Smith came after Craig Jones inswinging cross from the left threatened to dip under the crossbar. Corner to the visitors but easily cleared.
   Aeron Edwards lashed a shot well wide from the left after brave tackling by Scott Ruscoe on twenty minutes set up the chance. On the half hour Phil Baker dived in on Alan Bull near the corner flag and was promptly yellow carded, the freekick was easily cleared.
  Ten minutes from time Chris Jones forced a great low save from Paul Harrison with a low drive after good work on the left by Les Davies. Bangor ended the first half on top with Les Davies prominent but with TNS managing to keep clear shots to a minimum. Dave Morley and co in midfield were on the front foot with Scott Ruscoe working overtime for the visitors.
  But the final moment of the first period belonged to TNS as Craig Jones drove on target from the right after some indifferent defending, but in reality his shot lacked spite or power. So half time and no goals, all to play for, although still advantage TNS.
HALF TIME  1-0
   At the interval a migration of hundred of blues fans from the St Pauls to the Farrar End, City attacking with the wind at their backs.
   TNS won a corner ten minutes in but Nicky Ward headed clear comofrtably enough. Danny Holmes became agitated as he left the field to change his boots and struggled to get back on with Referee John waiting for play to move away from his vicinity.
   On the hour City built up some pressure through a Peter Hoy long throw and Chris Jones corner but Craig Garside headed high over at the back post. Minutes later another long throw and Chris Jones fired on target but Harrison saved. Alan Bull nearly latched onto a loose backpass from Phil Baker but failed to make contact.
   The game was decided on and around the 66 minute mark. First a long hard season caught up with Phil Baker who sat down in the box before limping off to be replaced by the diminutive Barry Hogan. A Bangor throw in was due and in it came - courtesy of Peter Hoy - for Dave Morley to head on and Craig Garside to slide home from close range. Relief and delight swept Farrar Road in equal measure.
   Immediately the disappointing Partridge was replaced by Matt Berkley as TNS went hunting the all important equaliser.  Nicky Ward dragged his twenty yarder wide as Bangor attacked again.
   With fifteen minutes to go Chris Sharp's shot tested Paul Smith but he gathered thanks to Chris Robert's presence but bad news quickly followed as Craig Garside landed awkwardly and left the field on a stretcher. Clive Williams galloped on to take up his midfield berth. Credit the youngster for a determined display in the time remaining.
   Nicky Ward ran down the left, crossed in to Les Davies whose layoff found Dave Morley but his side footer flew over.  With ten minutes remaining TNS mounted some pressure, a free kick on the edge of the box, but Ruscoe's shot struck the wall and Chris Roberts belted the loose ball upfield.
   Chris Seargeant made way for Alex Darlington but it was City who went closest as Dave Morley's header was cleared off the line before Alan Bull hooked his effort wide.  Last minute changes saw Sion Edwards and Eddie Jebb come on for Alan Bull and Chris Jones. Five minutes were added.
   But City held firm and with one loud blast of his whistle Referee John set loose loud celebrations. Champions!
   MoM BANGOR CITY
  Chris Roberts
   MoM OPPOSITION
  Scott Ruscoe
   REFEREE:  Dean John   ATTENDANCE:  1701


45
25 APRIL 2010
Neath FC 1 v 2 Bangor City
welsh premier
  
GOALSCORERS
  Lee Trundle

COLOURS
 Black


Neath FC





Bangor City

1
Lee Idzi





Paul Smith
1
2
Ian Hillier





Darren Moss
2
3
Paul Cochlin





Chris Robets
3
4
Kristian O'Leary





Dave Morley
4
5
Matthew Rees





Jamie Brewerton
5
6
Matty Collins





Michael Johnston
6
7
Chris Jones





Chris Jones
7
8
Paul Fowler





Craig Garside
8
9
Craig Hughes





Les Davies
9
10
Lee Trundle




Nicky Ward
10
11
Kevin Cooper





Alan Bull
11
12
Stephen Pockett  (61) for 11 Cooper




Sion Edwards (70) for 7 Jones 12
14
Chad Bond (70) for 6 Collins




Mark Smyth (67) for 11 Bull 14
15
Andrew Hill  (70) for 9 Hughes




Clive Williams
15
16
Luke Cummings





Tom Dix
16
17
Liam Thomas





Michael Jukes (85) for 9 Davies
17

GOALSCORERS
 Craig Garside 2

COLOURS
 Blue & White

   Bangor pulled off the second win of a memorable weekend to set up a title showdown with TNS at Farrar Road next Saturday.
   The record book will show it was a brace of goals from midfielder Craig Garside which won the match, but this was very much a team effort and owed something to the noisy travelling support which sang and chanted the blues to victory.
   After Jamie Brewerton had headed over in the fifth minute Chris Jones went agonisingly close with a right footed curler which just swerved to the left of goal. But on eleven minutes City had the lead when Craig Garside headed over Lee Idzi from Michael Johnston's straight ball forward and watched as the ball bounced into the empty net.
   Neath were stung into action and dangerman Lee Trundle fired at goal but Paul Smith, calm and composed all afternoon, held  confidently.  Garside was close to a second, then City went close again as Alan Bull met Chris Jones' low cross from the right but his shot lacked power and was to close to Idzi.
   Dave Morley was enjoying a fine afternoon and his ball up to Les Davies was flicked on to Nicky Ward on the left but he dragged his shot across goal.  Bangor worked another opening but Idzi somehow saved from Alan Bull at point blank range after Darren Moss' long throw upset the Eagles defence.
   On 23 minutes Bangor doubled the lead.  A long throw from right from Darren Moss flicked on by Dave Morley caused confusion in the Neath box and allowed Craig Garside to notch his second with a close range finish. Minutes later Garside could have completed his hatrick as Dave Morley crossed from the right but he sent his glancing header just wide.
   Neath responded with a fine run and shot from their Chris Jones (also wearing seven) but he shot just wide. Michael Johnston headed calmly back to Paul Smith as Craig Hughes threatened and then reacted quickly to redeem his own mistake when Hughes momentarily dispossed him on the edge of the box.
   The home side pressed and Darren Moss and Chris Roberts had to be alert to deny Lee Trundle who shot off target under pressure. Seven minutes before the interval former Rhyl striker Trundle was lucky to get away with an elbow in the face of blues midfielder Chris Jones which went unnoticed by the officials.  There were corners at either end before half time but nothing to trouble the keepers or scorers and at the interval City held a two nil lead.
HALF TIME  0-2
   The second half was a less fluent affair but the question was - could City take the three points?
  
It was a pretty uneventful opening quarter hour as both sides struggled to build from the back.  City won a corner but could not force a clear chance and on the hour the first change of the afternoon as Chad Bond replaced Kevin Cooper for Neath.
   Five minutes later the first real shot in anger came from Lee Trundle who lashed a fierce drive at goal but Paul Smith was on hand to collect. Neath won a corner on the right but leftback Paul Cochlin headed wide.  By now the heat and impact of two games in three days was evident and City replaced Alan Bull with Mark Smyth.
   Moments later a double change for Neath as Stephen Pockett and Andy Hill came on for Matty Collins and Craig Hughes. And City joined the changes as Sion Edwards came on for Chris Jones who had run himself out.
   The number 12 Pockett made his mark with a dumb challenge on the left and received the only yellow card of the afternoon from the unfussy Matthew Bridges. With thirteen minutes left on the clock Neath's Chris Jones ran infield from the right to shoot on target but Paul Smith saved.
   Blues midfielder Nicky Ward was in the driving seat all afternoon with a typical high energy performance throughout.
   City fans were in noisy mood but when Lee Trundle span and fired home from the edge of the box to cut the lead in half there was some nervous silence. Not for too long though!  With five minutes left Michael Jukes came on for a very weary Les Davies and put in a good shift for the nine minutes which were actually played.
   Bangor managed to play out the majority of the four minutes of added time in the Neath half with Sion Edwards and fellow sub Michael Jukes in the thick of the action. Referee Bridges blew for time and set off noisy celebrations on and off the pitch as Bangor had done enough to set up that final match showdown with TNS at Farrar Road.
   Phew!
   MoM BANGOR CITY
  Nicky Ward
   MoM OPPOSITION
   Lee Trundle
   REFEREE:  Matthew Bridges ATTENDANCE:   349


44
23 APRIL 2011
Port Talbot 1 v 2 Bangor City
welsh premier

GOALSCORERS
 Luke Bowen

COLOURS
 Blue


Port Talbot Town





Bangor City

1
David Cornell





Paul Smith
1
2
Nicky Holland





Darren Moss
2
3
Nathan Cotterrall





Chris Robets
3
4
Gareth Phillips





Dave Morley
4
5
Kye Edwards





Jamie Brewerton
5
6
Lee Surman





Michael Johnston
6
7
Casey Thomas





Chris Jones
7
8
Craig Jones





Crag Garside
8
9
Luke Bowen





Les Davies
9
10
Lee John




Nicky Ward
10
11
David Brooks





Alan Bull
11
12
Leigh DeVulgt (46) for 2 Holland




Eddie Jebb 12
14
Liam McCreesh (46) for 11 Brooks




Sion Edwards (84) for 11 Bull 14
15
Gary Bansor (87) for 5 Edwards




Clive Williams (94) for 8 Garside
15
16






Michael Jukes
16
17






Tom Dix
17

GOALSCORERS
  Alan Bull 2

COLOURS
 Red

   Bangor won the must win game at Port Talbot to stay in contention for the WP title after Neath won at TNS the night before.
   But this game was dominated not by match referee Kevin Morgan or either team but by the bone dry, dusty pitch which made patient footbal pointless.
   Both sides went close either side of the ten minutes mark as Jamie Brewerton shot across goal, a feat repeated by the livey Luke Bowen moments later. Moments later both lay prone on the pitch following a clash on half way and five minutes later Corey Thomas' flailling arm caught Chris Roberts in the face and he needed treatment for a bloody nose. Bangor went close as Alan Bull found space on the left but Cornell saved.
   On twenty five minutes City thought they had the lead. Nicky Ward crossed, Craig Garside's shot struck the post, Chris Jones hit the bar and Les Jones saw his header held high by Cornell.  Minutes later Chris Jones shot just wide from the right. Referee Morgan yellow carded Darren Moss for a poorly timed challenge bu on  28 minutes it got much worse for Bangor.
   A high cross from the left was headed to the edge of his box by Dave Morley but it was Luke Bowen who reacted first to send a low drive past the helpless Paul Smith from the edge of the box.   City nearly gained a lifeline as Surman headed back to Cornell but Alan Bull just failed to intercept. Les Davies crossed but captain Jamie Brewerton fired high and wide.
   On 44 mins goalscorer Bowen was perhaps luck y to escape with a yellow for a premeditated challenge on Brewerton. With two minutes of added time shown Craig Garside saw his shot from the right blocked by Craig Jones.
  On the stroke of half time Bangor drew level. Dave Morley found Michael Johnston close to half way, he sent a direct ball into the box and as Surman headed away Chris Jones fired goalwards. Surman got in the way, Bowen tripped Alan Bull but despite being flat on the ground he netted from two yards.
  There was scarcely time to restart before referee Morgan blew for the break and City fans felt a draw was the least they deserved.
HALF TIME 0-0
  Prior to the restart Port Talbot made two changes. Experienced pair Leigh DeVulgt and Liam McCreesh came on for
Nicky Holland and David Brooks.
  Jamie Brewerton and the Lee John went close as the second half got underway, then on 51 mins Kye Edwards was yellow carded for a foul.  The impressive Dave Morley played a clever one-two with Alan Bull but dragged his shot wide. Port Talbot won a corner but Surman headed wide.
   On the hour McCreesh found Luke Bowen on the right but Paul Smith pushed his low drive away. Alan Bull was proving hard to handle and his run from the right threatened but loanee Cornell saved comfortably.  Chris Roberts defended calmly under pressure from the garrulous Bowen and did well to shield the ball back to his goalkeeper.
   With twentyone minutes left Bangor took the lead. Alan Bull gathered the ball to the left of the box, side stepped around two or three home defenders and slotted home off the post through the legs of Surman. Scarce had celebrations ceased than Nicky Ward was yellow carded for a late challenge on the abrasive Thomas.
   On 74 mins yellow cards for Gareth Phillips and Jamie Brewerton for an incident before the home dugouts.
   Craig Jones dragged his shot wide from the right before Casey Thomas, pacey if unpredictable, saw his shot blocked by Dave Morley. With seven minutes left Sion Edwards replaced double goalscorer Alan Bull. Moments later Les Davies might have done better but his shot off Chris Jones' layoff went too close to Cornell.
   Justice finally caught up with Corey Thomas, a yellow card for a foul on Dave Morley.
   As the ninety minutes ran out City won a couple of corners without seriously threatening, and four added minutes were shown. These served as a red rag to the Port Talbot bull who went close through Luke Bowen twice, once a poorly placed chip and then a poor effort from close range courtesy of an outrageous bounce. Corey Thomas shot goalwards but Jamie Brewerton headed off the line.
   Finally the whistle went and Bangor players and supporters were able to celebrate a revival in their fortunes.
   MoM BANGOR CITY
  Alan Bull
   MoM OPPOSITION
  Luke Bowen
   REFEREE:  Kevin Morgan ATTENDANCE:  188


43
16 APRIL 2011
 Bangor City 2 v 5 Llanelli
welsh premier

 
GOALSCORERS
 Sion Edwards
 Les Davies

COLOURS
 Blue & White


Bangor City





Llanelli

1
Paul Smith





Ashley Morris 1
2
Darren Moss





Kris Thomas
2
3
Chris Roberts





Antonio Corbisiero
3
4
Dave Morley





Chris Venables
4
5
Jamie Brewerton





Stuart Jones
5
6
Michael Johnston





Wyn Thomas
6
7
Chris Jones




Jason Bowen
7
8
Alan Bull





Ashley Evans
8
9
Les Davies





Rhys Griffiths
9
10
Nicky Ward





Craig Moses
10
11
Sion Edwards





Craig Williams
11
12
Eddie Jebb (72) for 8 Bull




Jordan Follows (72) for 7 Bowen 12
14
Mark Smyth (72) for 11 Edwards





Andy Legg (90) for 2Thomas 14
15
Clive Williams 




Martyn Giles 15
16
Michael Jukes (64) for 10 Ward




Adam Orme
16
17
Tom Dix





Ryan Batley 17


GOALSCORERS
  Rhys Griffiths 2
 Craig Moses
 Kris Thomas
 Jason Bowen

COLOURS
 Red



   Bangor started brightly, scored early on, but fell apart in the second half against a purposeful Llanelli at Farrar Road.
  
That early strike came on seventy seconds at The St Pauls End. Nicky Ward' deep freekick found recalled left winger Sion Edwards who clipped the ball past Ashley Morris from close range. This gave Bangor a welcome boost as Nicky Ward and Michael Johnston were quickly first to the ball and City appeared to take charge.
   On 13 minutes a half cleared corner was crossed by Chris Roberts but Les Davies' headed wide at the near post. Five minutes later a second flag kick was cleared.  Llanelli had found their feet by the twentieth minute as a couple of corners confirmed although neither bothered Paul Smith unduly. Referee Lee Evans entered the fray with a "by the book" booking of Les Davies as he delayed a Llanelli freekick by juggling the ball in his hands with the diminutive Ashley Evans frustrated.
   From the kick The Reds threatened for the first time as Kris Thomas saw his low shot flash wide, the pressure continued until Sion Edwards hooked clear right footed from close to his goalline. On the half hour Thomas repeated the feat after good approach play involving Rhys Griffiths and Jason Bowen. The visitors were a real threat now and Craig Moses forced a good low save from Paul Smith with Chris Venables flashing the rebound wide from the right.
   Ten minutes from time Dave Morley picked out Alan Bull who rushed into the box from the left but Morris saved well for a corner which was followed by a fourth flag kick which ended with Nicky Ward forcing a save from Morris. Bangor continued to press as Sion Edwards was brought down by Evans on the left but no freekick was given.
   Eight minutes from time Llanelli drew level. Brecon based Craig Moses raced round Michael Johnston on the left to fire home past Paul Smith from twelve yards. Bangor responded with a fifth corner but to no avail then TNS loanee Craig Williams fired a thirty yard freekick on target but Paul Smith was well positioned to pouch the catch.
   With two minutes left Corbisiero watched in disbelief as his powerful strike hit the woodwork and as Moses was denied by a fine low stop from Paul Smith.  The final word went to Alan Bull as he chased Les Davies' through ball but fired over. So all square at the interval and - on a beautiful sunny afternoon - all to play for.
HALF TIME  1-1
   Whatever plans were laid at half time they disintegrated within minutes of the restart.
   With two minutes played Dave Morley was tackled in midfield but lost possession due to a blatant handball by Corbisiero. However referee Evans waved play on, Jason Bowen squared for Kris Thomas to run through and beat Paul Smith with a clean low strike. Seconds later Craig Williams missed a far better chance with a side footed effort which somehow went wide from six yards.
   Next up Rhys Griffiths smashed goalwards but Paul Smith again pulled off a great stop to concede a third Llanelli corner. The lively Jason Bowen crossed and Williams again slapped wide to the relief of the blues faithful. Ten minute after interval and City appeared to be getting back into contention as Alan Bull created a half chance for Dave Morley but he shot wide.
   City won a sixth corner which Morris gathered but on 61 minutes it was 3-1 as Jason Bowen collected a reverse pass from Moses to run through the midfield and finish confidently past Paul Smith.  Bangor responded by sending substitute Michael Jukes on for Nicky Ward. But it has little immediate benefit as on 66 minutes Llanelli as Rhys Grifiths jumped into Jamie Brewerton (not for the first time) before firing a low shot into the near post which cannoned off Michael Johnston and in off Paul Smith.
   If it could get worse it did on 71 mins as Rhys Griffiths was on hand to slot home a low cross from the right off Williams with no hope for Smith - or City - it would seem. Immediately a melee of subs followed as Jordan Follows replaced Bowen and both Eddie Jebb and Mark Smyth came on for Alan Bull and Sion Edwards respectively. The change has some impact as left back Chris Roberts centered by Dave Morley headed wide.
   The Farrar End blues found their voice and tried to sing the blues into action.
   But on 79 minutes City fans, shellshocked perhaps, had something to cheer as Eddie Jebb delivered and Les Davies headed home Bangor's sixth corner to make it 5-2. City managed a brief period of pressure but it was never going to seriously threaten the visitors success and despite and eighth and then ninth corner, and a yellow card for Dave Morley for a foul on Evans, it was all over. There was though some eight minutes of added time - double the indicated amount - for treatment to Corbisiero who was stretchered off following a collision with his goalkeeper.
   Referee Evans signalled the end of the misery and the ground emptied in virtual silence.
   MoM BANGOR CITY
  Les Davies
   MoM OPPOSITION
  Antonio Corbisiero
   REFEREE: Lee Evans   ATTENDANCE:  623



42
9 APRIL 2011
 Bangor City 1 v 0 Connahs Quay
The Welsh Cup

 
GOALSCORERS
 Chris Jones

COLOURS
 Blue & White


Bangor City





Connahs Quay

1
Paul Smith





Louis Mackin 1
2
Darren Moss





Ben Alston
2
3
Chris Roberts





Ben Collins
3
4
Dave Morley





Tom Baker
4
5
Jamie Brewerton





Andy Alston
5
6
Michael Johnston





Rob Jones
6
7
Chris Jones




Jamie Petrie
7
8
Craig Garside





Alan Hooley
8
9
Les Davies





Gary O'Toole
9
10
Eddie Jebb





Danny Forde
10
11
Alan Bull





Sam McNutt
11
12
Mark Smyth (73) for 10 Jebb




Mark McGregor (85) for 4 Baker 12
14
Sion Edwards (60) for 8 Garside





Stuart Scheuber 14
15
Clive Williams (90) for 11 Bull




Dean Thurston 15
16
Michael Jukes




George Baxter

17
Chris Oldfield





Jamie Wynne



GOALSCORERS
 

COLOURS
 Black & White



   Bangor earned their passage to a fourth successive Welsh Cup Final, at Parc Y Scarlet against a spirited Connahs Quay, thanks to a wonder strike from Chris Jones seven minutes from time.
   Before that City had enjoyed the better of the first half although Jamie Petrie sliced wide to the right after Gary O'Toole crossed from the left.  On eight minutes both sides had worries as a sickening clash of heads involving Les Davies and centre half Andy Alston stopped play, happily both were able to continue and complete the ninety.
   When play resumed Cymru Alliance top scorer 35 goal Gary O'Toole threatened on the left but, not for the last time,  the pacey Michael Johnston snuffed out the danger.
   But from then on it was City on the front foot with Chris Jones firing goalwards and Andy Alston handling in the six yard box but on the blind side of the official. Les Davies had a shot bravely blocked by rightback Ben Alston before Chris Jones cut in from the left but fired into the side netting.
   The basis of Bangor's control was aerial domination from Jamie Brewerton and the ever present threat of Eddie Jebb and Chris Jones whose movement upset the Deesiders defence.
   On the half hour Eddie Jebb's swinging corner invited a towering header from Dave Morley but his effort flew over.  The highlight of the first half was a 40 yard volley from Chris Roberts which Mackin saved well by his right post..
   Connahs Quay though were still alive and kicking, five minutes from the interval two corners ended with a header from Andy Alston which flew over. As half time approached Dave Morley first had a shot deflected into the crowd and then and a freekick palmed over by Mackin, both from the edge of the box. A corner followed which Mackin misjudged but captain Brewerton scooped off target.
   Swansea referee Mark Whitby - notable for not being noticed - blew and despite having six corners and several chances, City had nothing to show for their efforts.
   Half time and all square.
HALF TIME 1-0
  That the dozen or so noisy young Nomads fans stayed in that Coronation Garden end said so much.

  The blue horde wandered towards that far end and before some had finished their bovril Les Davies span and charged at Ben Alston who was booked for a calculated trip. The freekick from the left reached the back post but Jamie Brewerton hoisted well over. Moments later the big left footer ran into the boxm, left Alston and Tom Baker in his wake, but fired wide.

   On the hour Craig Garside took a painful blow and left the field to be replaced by flying winger Sion Edwards. If Alston had scarcely enjoyed the opening quarter it was about to get worse. Bangor quickly won their eighth corner.

   Another great effort followed as Jamie Brewerton latched onto a swirling cross from Sion Edwards but his overhead kick was brilliantly headed off the line by left back Ben Collins. City's left back Chris Roberts was enjoying a fine afternoon and he needed all his calm determination to keep out both O'Toole and McNutt as they raced clear on the right edge of the blues box.

   Midway through the half City won a freekick on the edge of the D which Les Davies hammered goalwards, the wall did its job but Chris Roberts latched onto the loose ball but lashed wide. On 73 mins Mark Smyth replaced Eddie Jebb.

   With fifteen minutes remaining Paul Smith was a touch lucky to escape with just a yellow card for a block on Collins after the ball had run out on the left. A freekick resulted, delivered deep, but Paul Smith comfortably pouched Jamie Petrie's shot.
   Alan Bull rushed into the box on the left but fired into the side netting as Bangor sought the all important goal. It came seven minutes from time as Chris Jones took a couple of steps back before firing an unstoppable drive into the top left hand corner from 25 yards. What a relief! The hugely talented Jones back to his best to the evident delight of the blues management.

   Frustration now got the better of O'Toole who was yellow carded for dissent.
   There was still some ten minutes to play - allowing for added time - and City negotiated them, winning three further corners and generally controlling possesion. Referee Whitby duly blew for time, three minutes slightly extended by the arrival of final substitute Clive Williams who came on for Alan Bull.

  Relief turned to celebration and confirmation of a fourth Welsh Cup Final berth. Well done!

   MoM BANGOR CITY
  Chris Roberts
   MoM OPPOSITION
  Andy Alston
   REFEREE:  Mark Whitby   ATTENDANCE:  877



41
1 APR 2011
 Bangor City 1 v 2 Prestatyn Town
welsh premier

 
GOALSCORERS
 Chris Jones

COLOURS
 Blue & White


Bangor City





Prestatyn

1
Paul Smith





John Hill Dunt 1
2
Peter Hoy





Kai Edwards
2
3
Chris Roberts





Jack Lewis
3
4
Dave Morley





Dave Hayes
4
5
Jamie Brewerton





Paul O'Neill
5
6
Michael Johnston




Gareth Wilson
6
7
Chris Jones




Dan Evans
7
8
Darren Moss





Michael Parker 8
9
Les Davies





Lee Hunt
9
10
Alan Bull





Steve Rogers
10
11
Eddie Jebb





Ross Stephens
11
12
Sion Edwards (70) for 11 Jebb




Neil Gibson (77) for 7 Evans 12
14
Mark Smyth (70) for 8 Moss





Ian Griffiths 14
15
Craig Garside (86) for 4 Morley




Jon Fisher Cooke
15
16
Michael Jukes






16
17
John Owen






17


GOALSCORERS
  Steve Rogers
  Paul O'Neill

COLOURS
 Red & Black



  The talking point of this game was not just the tenth minute red card shown to Peter Hoy by referee Mike Jones, but more the leniency displayed by the soon to depart official in the rest of the game.
   City went close on fourty seconds when Alan Bull blazed over from the edge of the box and Prestatyn midfielder Mike Parker ran clear on goal but shot weakly at the reinstated Paul Smith.
   Then without warning disaster struck. Peter Hoy chased a ball down the right and challenged for a ball which Town defender Paul O'Neill had cleared a split second earlier. Hoy made contact with O'Neill and - after consulting with the linesman Trigg - Mike Jones showed red. Replays proved him right.
   Lee Hunt then fired wide from long range before Alan Bull could have given City the lead but he headed at Dunt.  On the quarter hour Alan Bull hit the target with a low strike which Hunt bungled but as Chris Jones slid in he was foiled - or was it fouled - by goalkeeper Dunt and O'Neill although neither played the ball.. Referee with arms safely folded behind his back, play on. Rogers clattered a blues defender on half way, then Lee Hunt was yellow carded for a heavy challenge on Michael Johnston.
   On 21 minutes though it was 1-0 to Prestatyn. A low cross from the right off burly little Dan Evans was turned in by Shrewsbury based Steve Rogers. Right winger Eddie Jebb who was outstanding turned and fired narrowly wide, then a third Bangor corner was headed off target by Jamie Brewerton. Darren Moss crossed but Alan Bull also headed over.
   But on 32 minutes Jack Lewis' long throw was not cleared and Paul O'Neill scored from eight yards to double the visitors lead.  Bangor were down to ten men and two goals down but if they felt despair it did not show as self pity. A fourth corner saw two shots blocked before Chris Jones struck the target but Hunt gathered.
   Ten minutes before the interval Gareth Wilson flattened Michael Johnston on half way but, again, no action from Mr Jones, although a freekick was given which Darren Moss got on target but again the broad built Dunt collected.
   Manager Powell would have demanded a response and he got one three minutes before the interval. Les Davies left his marker O'Neill for dead on the left, crossed low for Chris Jones to crash the ball into the roof of the net from ten yards. This sparked off a melee which began with Dunt assaulting Eddie Jebb and ended in the bewlidered official speaking to both captains. How Dunt stayed on his highly questionable.
   The half time whistle blew after four minutes of added time with City on the front foot despite being down to ten men and trailing by a goal. The twenty five or so Prestatyn fans though had that slim lead to savour.
HALF TIME 0-0

  The second period saw Bangor playing towards the St Pauls End with a stiff breeze at their backs with Darren Moss now playing right back in a 4-3-2 formation.
 
Three minutes after the restart the first half chance as Dunt's wild clearance struck Les Davies but crashed wide. City settled to both dominate and play some neat attacking football. Prestatyn to waste time and hit on the break. A clever passing move down the left involving Dave Morley and Chris Roberts created a chance for Alan Bull but his shot cleared the crossbar. Morley then set up Eddie Jebb but Dunt saved his low strike.

   Moments later City might have drawn level as Eddie Jebb picked out Les Davies but his shot flew across goal. Bangor won a couple more corners and Chris Jones again had a shot blocked as pressure mounted.

   On the hour a strange moment as Ross Stephens chipped Paul Smith, the ball hit the stanction and bounced out, Paul Smith gathered and cleared. Replays suggested a goal was scored but nothing was given. Stephens was booked for dissent.

   A worrying moment for Bangor fans next as a deep cross from Jebb encouraged Les Davies to leap high but he struck his head as he fell and lay ominously still whilst receiving treatment. The big man rose to the challenge though and rejoined the action as the lively Eddie Jebb shot just wide from thirty yards. Prestatyn won their first corner despite Rogers appearing marginally offside but it was Bangor who went close once more as Alan Bull shot the wrong side of the post.   
   Rogers then shot cleanly but Paul Smith held comfortably. Bangor continued to press as Chris Roberts sent a deep cross left to right but Jamie Brewerton could not hit the target. With twenty minutes left a double change for Bangor as Mark Smyth and Sion Edwards came on for Darren Moss and Eddie Jebb.

   But it was Prestatyn who might have increased their lead as Lee Hunt sliced his shot wide from the left. Chris Jones was proving a handful for the visitors defence and they needed a dramatic save from Dunt to keep out his twenty yard piledriver. The lack of chances created by corners was disappointing as captain Jamie Brewerton again headed wide before Neil Gibson joined the action after enjoying himself on the bench with the portly Evans jogging off on 77 minutes.
   An eighth Bangor corner and Jamie Brewerton had a header cleared off the line then a ninth flag kick ended in Dunt yellow carded for dissent. On 83 mins Craig Garside replaced Dave Morley and four minutes later the late tackling Wilson was also show the referee's yellow friend for a blatant block on Chris Jones.
   In six minutes of added time more drama. First a handball from Hayes as he blocked Alan Bull's low shot and then a clattering foul on Bull by the same defender. No penalty! Finally Les Davies saw his header hit the post and booted away as time ran out and the visitors proved perhaps that crime does pay.

   MoM BANGOR CITY
  Chris Jones
   MoM OPPOSITION
 
   REFEREE:  Mike Jones   ATTENDANCE: 775



40
25 MAR 2011
 Bangor City 2 v 2 Port Talbot
welsh premier

 
GOALSCORERS
 Alan Bull
 Darren Moss

COLOURS
 Blue & White


Bangor City





Port Talbot

1
Chris Oldfield





Lee Kendall 1
2
Peter Hoy





Nicky Holland
2
3
Chris Roberts





Lloyd Grist
3
4
Dave Morley





Gareth Phillips
4
5
Jamie Brewerton





Kye Edwards
5
6
Michael Johnston




Lee Surman
6
7
Chris Jones




Lee John
7
8
Alan Bull





David Brooks
8
9
Les Davies





Luke Bowen
9
10
Nicky Ward





Liam McCreesh
10
11
Darren Moss





Casey Thomas
11
12
Sion Edwards (83) for 8 Bull




Craig Jones (75) for 10 McCr'sh 12
14
Mark Smyth (90) for 7 Jones





Nathan C'tterall (79) for 8 Br'ks 14
15
Craig Garside (86) for 11 Moss




Leigh DeVulgt (90) for 2 Holland 15
16
Michael Jukes







17
John Owen









GOALSCORERS
  Luke Bowen
  Lloyd Grist

COLOURS
 White & Blue



   A late goal - a very late goal - from left peg Lloyd Grist pegged City back in an incident packed game which started and ended with suprrise and controvesy. The big surprise before kick off was the return of Lee Kendall in goal for Port Talbot whilst Chris Oldfield kept his place for City.
   Attacking the St Pauls End the visitors won a couple of early corners before Nicky Ward blazed over from twenty yards as City created the first opening of sorts. Moments later David Brooks - more of him later - hooked wide from ten yards after a bouncing ball caused uncertainty in the blues defence.
   Darren Moss started in midfield and on ten minutes he tested the eccentric Lee Kendall with a shot from the edge of the box which provoked a bizarre starfish save and second Bangor corner.  From the flag kick Kendall saved well from Jamie Brewerton as the pattern of the game seemed to take shape.
   On the quarter hour an upleasant incident changed the tone of the evening as David Brookes needlessly kicked and barged Michael Johnston into the perimeter fence. Referee Jones adjudged it worthy of a yellow card, a touch lenient perhaps. The blues defender needed stiches at pitchside and managed to continue.
   Twenty minutes up and Bangor had the lead. A big clearance from Paul Smith was helped on by Les Davies for Alan Bull who ran goalwards before beating Kendall with a well placed shot at the Farrar End. Moments later Les Davies shot on goal but Kendall saved as City pressed for a second. More contentious refereeing next up as Peter Hoy's cross from the right was clearly handled by Phillips, small and abrasive in midfield, but Kendall flapped the deflected cross clear and - play on.
   It was end to end for a while but as time ran out City fans might have felt a half time lead was deserved. They were to be disappointed though as the burly Luke Bowen latched onto a deep Lee John cross from the left to lift the ball into the roof of the net from close range, All square, harsh on Bangor, but goals count more than chances.
HALF TIME 1-1

  The visitors came into the game far more after the interval with pacey Swansea loanee Casey Thomas keeping Chris Roberts busy on his right wing forays. 
  
Both Luke Bowen and Thomas fired over from the edge of the box as Port Talbot started brightly and threatened Chris Oldfield's goal.  But five minutes after the restart City went ahead again as Darren Moss headed home Nicky Ward's right wing corner kick to the relief of the St Paul masses.
   Port Talbot responded, won a couple of corners and once more Thomas forced a save from Oldfield. Then more controvesy as rightback Holland caught Chris Jones with a swinging arm which left the little striker dazed and confused. No card.

   There were though three yellows in quick succession to note. On 58 mins Peter Hoy for a pull on half way, on 62 Liam McCreesh for a lunge on Michael Johnston who - it might appear - had been targetted by the visitors - and on 64 Darren Moss for a tackle as he tracked back. In fairness all three seemed about right.
   With twenty mintes left Dave Morley saw his long range effort easily fielded by Kendall and then Luke Bowen's flick header forced a save from Chris Oldfield. With fifteen minutes to play Liam McCreesh limped off with Craig Jones coming on. Port Talbot won their sixth corner of the evening which was half cleared before Luke Bowen shot wide on the turn.
   Twelve minutes left and Nathan Cotterrall replaced David Brookes. Midfield man Darren Moss ran into the visitors box and appeared to fall before he could shoot on goal. This sparked a frenzy of activity as Nicky Ward saw red and Les Davies yellow as Huw Jones reacted to - presumably - comments passed.
   Immediately, with eight minutes remaining, Sion Edwards replaced goalscorer Alan Bull and two minutes later Craig Garside came on for Darren Moss, City's other marksman. Bangor pressed, won a corner, and generally kept the ball at The St Pauls End as time ran out. Four added minutes were signalled.
   But less than two minutes into the added time a deep cross from the right saw Lloyd Grist strike the goal of the game with a left footed volley which crashed off Peter Hoy and over Chris Oldfield who had little chance. Leigh DeVulgt came on for Nicky Holland and then Mark Smyth replaced Chris Jones. Peter Hoy saw his goalbound effort hacked clear. There was time for one last chance as Michael Johnston, bruised and battered, sent a high ball forward which dropped to Les Davies but his booming effort flew wide. Game over, a draw greeted with greater joy by the half dozen Talbot fans that the majority.

   MoM BANGOR CITY
  Chris Roberts
   MoM OPPOSITION
  Luke Bowen
   REFEREE:  Huw Jones   ATTENDANCE:  579



39
19 MAR 2011
TNS 3 v 2 Bangor City
welsh premier

GOALSCORERS
  Matty Williams
  Aeron Edwards
  Craig Jones

COLOURS
Green & White


TNS





Bangor City

1
Paul Harrison





Chris Oldfield
1
2
Danny Holmes





Peyer Hoy
2
3
Chris Marriott





Chris Robets
3
4
Phil Baker





Dave Morley
4
5
Scott Ruscoe





Jamie Brewerton
5
6
Aeron Edwards





Michael Johnston
6
7
Chris Seargeant





Chris Jones
7
8
Craig Jones





Alan Bull
8
9
Matty Williams





Les Davies
9
10
Alex Darlington




Craig Garside
10
11
Richie Partridge





Nicky Ward
11
12
Chris Sharp (63) for 10 Darlington




Mark Smyth (78) for 9 Davies 12
14
Connall Rawlinson




Darren Moss 14
15
Jamie Wood (87) for 11 Partridge




Eddie Jebb (66) for 10 Garside
15
16
Marcus Giglio





Michael Jukes (78) for 8 Bull
16
17
Matthew Berkerley





17

GOALSCORERS
 Chris Jones 2

COLOURS
 Blue

   Bangor were beaten by the odd goal in five in this end to end thriller at Park Hall.
   This result sees the full timers of TNS three points behind City but with a game in hand, and clearly much to play for at both clubs in the coming weeks.
   As Paul Smith was not fit Chris Oldfield continued in goal and marked his second full start with a series of fine saves. But he was a spectator in the early exchanges as City went close twice in the opening two minutes and scored in the third. Former blue Chris Seargeant was luck to escape any form of punishment following his two footed lunge on Craig Garside and seconds later Paul Harrison was on hand to field Nicky Ward's freekick.
   Les Davies chased through on the left but Harrison rushed out to clear, But in the third minute the former Southport stopper was helpless as Chris Jones drove home from the edge of the box after Richie Partridge spooned his attempted clearance to the former Leeds striker. The initial confusion was caused by Peter Hoy's booming throw from the left.
   On ten minutes the hugely impressive Craig Jones ran down the left, crossed for Alex Darlington, but he headed straight at Chris Oldfield. Minutes later Darlington was in on goal but Oldfield denied him, with a little help from Michael Johnston. TNS continued to strike on the break as Danny Holmes led a charge down the middle, he passed out to the left for Craig Jones but his shot lacked conviction.
   Seventeen minutes in saw the first of a number of unwelcome challenges by Phil Baker whose snide kick on Les Davies warranted action but Lee Evans saw nothing.  On twenty minutes the home side drew level as a long throw from the right was gathered by former Rhyl favourite Matty Williams and hooked past Chris Oldfield from close range.
   On twenty three TNS had the lead. Richie Partridge saw his shot saved by Oldfield but Aeron Edwards was on hand to prod home from five yards.  Bangor might have drawn level immediately but Chris Jones mis kicked from close range. City won a couple of corners but could not force a clear opening.
   The half hour mark saw Phil Baker come through the back of Alan Bull for a freekick thirty yards out but Harrison for once held cleanly. With ten minutes to go Chris Roberts had his shot blocked but moments later the leftback was yellow carded for a trip on the flying Craig Jones who was full of purpose and menace.
   Bangor though continued to threaten as Jamie Brewerton headed over from Peter Hoy's deep cross from the right. TNS went close through goalscorer Williams but Chris Oldfield saved, before Les Davies headed over from Nicky Ward's freekick  And that was about it for the first half with City trailing two one to their green hooped hosts.
HALF TIME 2-1
   At the interval the Bangor partisans switched ends with City now with the sun at their backs.
   Four minutes after the restart Alan Bull was clattered by another heavy challenge from Phil Baker which at last earned him an overdue yellow card.  City pressed and won a freekick as Edwards handled but Les Davies' twenty yarder was easy for Harrison. Ten minutes after the restart a dreadful backpass from Baker on the left sent Chris Jones into the box but he was eased off the ball by Harrison and the chance went.
   Young Chris Oldfield kept City in the game on the half hour with a double save from Alex Darlington from the right, both at close range, before City countered with a deep cross from Chris Roberts but Les Davies headed over.  Next up Oldfield saved well again this time from Chris Seargeant whose clean twenty yard volley was pushedover for a corner.
   On 63 minutes Darlington was replaced by Chris Sharp but three minutes later it was Craig Jones who went close as he got the better of a tussle with Chris Oldfield but chipped wide from fifteen yards.  On 66 mins Eddie Jebb replaced Craig Garside and five minutes after that TNS manager Mike Davies was sent to the stand by referee Lee Evans for contesting a decision.
   With fifteen minutes left the outstanding Craig Jones seemed to have settled the issue with a fine solo run and finish from the left which saw him weave past Michael Johnston and beat Chris Oldfield with a well placed shot. Matty Williams though was promptly yellow carded for dissent.
   Alan Bull fired goalwards but Harrison gathered, then a final throw of the dice by Nev Powell as Mark Smyth and Mike Jukes came on for Les Davies and Alan Bull. Dave Morley was rightly carded for a heavy challenge on Chris Seargeant in midfield.
   With eight minutes remaining Mark Smyth snuck in behind the Saints defence but fired over and then Chris Jones was clear on goal to the left but Harrison saved with his feet. Five minutes to go and Nicky Ward's shot was blocked, handball and freekick on the edge of the box. Dave Morley fired low and Harrison could only palm the ball upwards for Chris Jones to head home from point blank range. Game on.
   TNS sent on the veteran Jamie Wood for Richie Partridge and the former Swansea striker forced a save from Chris Oldfield. Bangor refused to lie down and Peter Hoy's deep cross found Chris Jones but he rasped over. Five minutes added time were signalled and two minutes in Chris Sharp ran clear on the right but dragged his shot wide. Dave Morley slid Peter Hoy in on the right but Harrison pushed his shot away for a corner. Chris Oldfield joined the hopefuls in the hosts box but Nicky Ward's shot was gathered by Harrison and that was that. Harsh perhaps but a lesson for the blues in taking chances.
   MoM BANGOR CITY
  Chris Jones
   MoM OPPOSITION
   Craig Jones
   REFEREE:  Lee Evans ATTENDANCE:  617


38
12 MAR 2011
Llanelli 2 v 2 Bangor City
welsh premier

GOALSCORERS
  Adam Orme
  Rhys Griffiths

COLOURS
 Red


Llanelli





Bangor City

1
Ashley Morris





Chris Oldfield
1
2
Kris Thomas





Peyer Hoy
2
3
Andy Legg





Chris Robets
3
4
Chris Venables





Dave Morley
4
5
Ashley Evans





Jamie Brewerton
5
6
Wyn Thomas





Craig Garside
6
7
Jason Bowen





Michael Johnston
7
8
Antonio Corbisiero





Alan Bull
8
9
Rhys Griffiths





Les Davies
9
10
Craig Williams




Nicky Ward
10
11
Owain Warlow





Mark Smyth
11
12
Craig Moses (70 for 10 Williams




Chris Jones 12
14
Jordan Follows (90) for 11 Warlow




Darren Moss 14
15
Chris Holloway





Eddie Jebb (78) for 11 Smyth
15
16
Ryan Batley





Michael Jukes (90) for 9 Davies
16
17
Adam Orme (81) for 10 Follows





17

GOALSCORERS
 Les Davies
 Craig Garside

COLOURS
 Blue

   Bangor were pegged back with two goals in the closing stages but came away with a point from Sebonheath Park.
   The pre match news centered on the goalkeeper shirt where Chris Oldfield stepped up as Paul Smith failed a fitness test.  There was also a recall for Mark Smyth.
   Bangor forced the pace early on with Nicky Ward firing over and Ashley Morris saving from Les Davies before left winger Owain Warlow fired high and wide for Llanelli.  On the quarter hour Rhys Griffiths got involved with a turn and shot which dipped over the bar. The home side won a couple of corners which Chris Oldfield dealt with competently. Seconds later Ashley Morris held another Les Davies header before TNS loanee Craig Williams ran through but shot at Chris Oldfield.
  Peter Hoy hurtled a trademark long throw into the box but Alan Bull's shot flashed wide. Llanelli won a corner delivered by set piece expert Andy Legg but Warlow headed wide. On 25 minutes Mark Smyth cut in from the right but Morris held his low strike.  The pattern of play was very open, end to end, with Michael Johnston and Dave Morley prominent for Bangor in defence.
   Moments later Peter Hoy caught Owain Warlow with a high challenge before Jason Bowen shot on the turn but fired over. In the next challenge Warlow went close to Peter Hoy with a high foot which had a touch of revenge inked on it.  Les Davies spooned a twenty yarder wide. But it was the diminutive Bowen who went closest with a run to the left and low shot which just trickled wide of the far post, only for Warlow to repeat the effort in added time as City just cleared the last of six corners won by the Reds who closed the first period on top.
   Half time though a goalless affair and nothing to suggest which way the second half would go.
HALF TIME  0-0
   No changes at the interval but a quick chance for Bangor as Alan Bull span past Kris Thomas but sent his low shot across the face of goal.
   An easy decision for referee Dean John followed as Corbisiero for a cowardly lunge on Alan Bull but Les Davies followed him into the Swansea officials' little black book for contesting a simply dreadful freekick decision on half way. The pedestrian Legg should have made it three in a row with a trip on Mark Smyth as he skipped in from the corner flag, but no deal.
  Ten minutes after the restart Jamie Brewerton met a Nicky Ward freekick from the right but headed against the crossbar with Morris beaten. Llanelli broke but the oustanding Michael Johnston checked their progress before Les Davies saw his header cleared off the line by manager Legg only for the big number nine to head the rebound over.
   On the hour Les Davies headed over Llanelli won an eighth corner but Jamie Brewerton cleared.  Alan Bull fired on target but Morris saved then Kris Thomas was carded for a block on goal bound Les Davies but Mark Smyth's freekick struck the wall. Twenty minutes from time the first substitution of the afternoon as Craig Moses replaced the anonymous Williams.
   No sooner the change than a goal! Nicky Ward crossed for Jamie Brewerton who headed across goal for Les Davies to nod home from close range. Seconds later Rhys Griffiths headed over as Llanelli responsed but on 74 mins a foul by manager Legg set up a freekick which saw Craig Garside prod home at the second attempt for a two nil advantage.
   Llanelli immediately won their tenth corner of the afternoon which Griffiths headed over and Eddie Jebb jogged on Mark Smyth and Chris Oldfield saved a Legg freekick confidently. But with eight minutes left Llanelli pulled on back as Adam Orme clipped the ball over Chris Oldfield from inside the box to set up a nervous closing spell.
   Five minutes from time Craig Moses galloped into the box but Michael Johnston slid in with perfect timing. On ninety minutes Wyn Thomas was sent off for comments passed to referee John. Michael Jukes replaced Les Davies and the fourth official showed the electronic board with four minutes to go.
   In those minutes Chris Oldfield was yellow carded for wasting time, five minutes came and went, Llanelli won a corner on the right which Legg crossed. With Moses blocking Chris Oldfield the way was clear for Rhys Griffiths to climb all over Jamie Brewerton and head home to level the scores. Bangor were desolate and referee John finally blew with an extra one and a half minutes played beyond the four announced. Least said soonest mended....
   MoM BANGOR CITY
  Michael Johnston
   MoM OPPOSITION
   Rhys Griffiths
   REFEREE:  Dean John ATTENDANCE:  190


37
5 MAR 2011
 Bangor City 1 v 2 Neath
welsh premier

 
GOALSCORERS
 Les Davies

COLOURS
 Blue & White


Bangor City





Neath

1
Paul Smith





Lee Idzi 1
2
Peter Hoy





Ian Hillier
2
3
Chris Roberts





James Burgin
3
4
Dave Morley





Kristian O'Leary
4
5
Jamie Brewerton





Matthew Rees
5
6
Darren Moss





Matty Collins
6
7
Chris Jones




Chris Jones
7
8
Alan Bull





Paul Fowler
8
9
Les Davies





Chad Bond
9
10
Nicky Ward





Lee Trundle
10
11
Michael Johnston





Kevin Cooper
11
12
Sion Edwards (63) for 7 Jones




Paul Cochlin (90) for 10 Trundle 12
14
Craig Garside (63) for 6 Moss





Andrew Hill (90) for 11 Cooper 14
15
Eddie Jebb (68) for 10 Ward




Liam Thomas (87) for 9 Bond 15
16
Michael Jukes





Craig Morris

17










GOALSCORERS
  Kristian O'Leary
  Lee Trundle

COLOURS
 Black



   The inevitable happened and Bangor lost at Farrar Road, beaten by a talented Neath side who must frustrate the life out of manager Andrew Dyer.
   The blank opening came in three minutes when winger Chris Jones ran through but shot low at Paul Smith who held confidently. Attacking the Farrar End the blues failed to trouble Lee Idzi until the 18th minute when first Alan Bull and then Nicky Ward, the latter off an inch perfect pass from Les Davies, forced last gasp saves.
   Then Matty Collins should surely have seen some form of card for a lunge on Paul Smith which might have left the blues stopper injured. Seconds later Lee Idzi rushed to the edge of the box to head clear and clattered the unsuspecting James Burgin who needed treatment. City pressed through long throws from Peter Hoy and when Neath countered Michael Johnston and Chris Jones had the knack of being in the right place at the right time.
   City took the lead on 28 minutes. Rightback Ian Hillier fouled Alan Bull and Nicky Ward delivered an inswinging freekick which Les Davies headed home Billy Telford style. An old fashioned centre forward's goal if ever there was. The Bangor fans at that Farrar End broke into song - not for the first time - and all seemed set fair.
   Several minutes from half time Peter Hoy set off on a marauding run from rightback which ended in a crossfield ball to goalscorer Les Davies but his long range left footer served only to stir the crowd at the Farrar End. Then Dave Morley went down in the box but Mike Jones ruled against the penalty appeals.
   On the stroke of half time Neath had the ball in the back of the net but Mike Jones had already blown for a sliding challenge by Paul Fowler on Jamie Brewerton.  And that was about it, Bangor went in with a one nil lead thanks to Les Davies. This was no classic, hampered by a sticky pitch, but certainly the outcome was still in doubt and - as often before - all to play for.
HALF TIME 1-0

  The first incident of the second period was a lunge by Kevin Cooper which caught Paul Smith and left the blues keeper, clad all in yellow, needing treatment outside his box.
  
Five minutes later Neath might have drawn level but Chris Jones saw his shot strike the crossbar and hacked clear. Next Jones was in again but Peter Hoy swept across to clear, a feat he repeated moments later.
   But on 61 minutes Neath drew level as Kristian O'Leary headed home from a rare Neath corner.  Bangor tried to respond as a deep cross from Peter Hoy found Les Davies but he headed across goal. Bangor boss Nev Powell had seen enough and sent Craig Garside on for Darren Moss in midfield.

   Lee Trundle was drifting in and out of the game but his shot needed a decisive block from Michael Johnston. With twenty minutes left a double change as wingers Eddie Jebb and Sion Edwards came on for Chris Jones and Nicky Ward. Within moments left winger Edwards sent over an inviting cross met by Les Davies at the back post but his right footer was palmed down and away by Idzi.

   Craig Garside fired high and wide from a Peter Hoy cross but it was Neath who had something to cheer when Hiiliers diagonal  ball broke for Lee Trundle on the left. The Liverpudlian kept his composure to slot home past Paul Smith and set the visitors bench dancing and bellowing in delight.
   Bangor were behind but determined to get something out of the game. Peter Hoy's long throw fell to Sion Edwards but he fired over. City won their third corner of the afternoon, Sion Edwards re-crossed the half clearance but Jamie Brewerton headed narrowly off target. Five minutes from time Kevin Cooper was shown the only yellow card of the afternoon for refusing to step back ten yards from a freekick.

   It nearly got worse for City but Neath's Chris Jones' deflected twenty yarder went flew to Paul Smith.
   Chris Roberts fired over from outside the box and four added minutes were signalled - six were played - as Neath tried to kill the game but despite a couple of late corners and skirmishes the Matthew Rees defence stood firm and took all three points back to The Gnoll.

   MoM BANGOR CITY
  Chris Jones
   MoM OPPOSITION
  Matthew Rees
   REFEREE:  Mike Jones   ATTENDANCE:  775




36
20 FEB 2011
Port Talbot 0 v 3 Bangor City
The Welsh Cup

GOALSCORERS
 

COLOURS
 Blue


Port Talbot Town





Bangor City

1
David Cornell





Paul Smith
1
2
Nicky Holland





Peter Hoy
2
3
Lloyd Grist





Chris Robets
3
4
Gareth Phillips





Dave Morley
4
5
Kye Edwards





Michael Johnston
5
6
Gary Bansor





Darren Moss
6
7
Lee John





Craig Garside
7
8
Matthew Thompson





Nicky Ward
8
9
Luke Bowen





Les Davies
9
10
Liam McCreesh




Eddie Jebb
10
11
David Brooks





Alan Bull
11
12
Craig Jones (65) for 8 Thompson




Chris Jones (68) for 7 Garside 12
14
Nathan Cotterrall (81) for 7 John




Sion Edwards (79) for 4 Morley 14
15
Drew Fahiya 81) for 11 Brooks




Chris Oldfield
15
16
Luke Martin





Michael Jukes (83) for 11 Bull
16
17
Leigh DeVulgt





Clive Williams
17

GOALSCORERS
  Darren Moss
  Dave Morley
  Alan Bull

COLOURS
 Red


   Bangor were made to battle all the way but, at the final whistle, had run out three nil winners, recorded a 21st straight win in The Welsh Cup and reached the semi final stages for the fourth year in a row.
   The blank first half saw Port Talbot enjoy a share of possession and force the blues defence, shorn of captain Jamie Brewerton by a late FAW ruling, stand firm to protect Paul Smith. The big defender cut a forlorn figure in the mainstand as he endured a watching brief.
   Bangor's best chance of the first period came when Les Davies sent Alan Bull ran clear but on loan goalkeeper David Cornell saved with his feet as an early lead beckoned.
   Port Talbot midfielder Liam McCreesh went close twice midway through the half but failed to break the deadlock. First Luke Bowen and then lee John shot wide from a difficult angle on the left with no forward in site in the box..
   The closest 'Talbot came to a break through came as Lloyd Grist's inviting cross from the left was headed cleanly by Luke Bowen but Paul Smith - as often before in the Welsh Cup - pulled off an excellent save and the danger passed.
   However it remained goalless at the break and posed the question as to whether Port Talbot would rue those wasted chances.
HALF TIME 0-0
  With just three minutes of the second half gone Bangor had the lead. Nicky Ward's corner was fumbled by Swansea loanee David Cornell and headed home by Darren Moss for his second Welsh Cup goal in as many matches to the delight of the travelling blue horde.
   Liam McCreesh robbed Michael Johnston on half way but the determined centreback recovered and thwarted the danger with a little help from Chris Roberts.
   On 68 minutes Chris Jones replaced Craig Garside.
   It got worse for Port Talbot on 74 minutes as Gary Bansor felled substitute Jones as he ran into the box and referee Huw Jones signalled a penalty kick.  Up stepped penalty regular Dave Morley but his kick flew over - only for Mr Jones to rule that the home defender Grist had encroached and that the kick be retaken. This time Morley made no mistake. Bansor and goalkeeper Cornell were yellow carded for their part in the dramatics.
   Nicky Ward sent a deep freekick into the box but Alan Bull saw his header hit the post with Cornell rooted to the spot.
   The outcome was still in doubt but not after Alan Bull robbed the dawdling Holland, cut in from the left and beat Cornell with a low drive to put City three nil up with twelve minutes to go. With ten minutes to go home manager Mark Jones tried one last roll of the dice with a double substitution as Nathan Cotterrall and Drew Fahiya replaced Lee John and David Brooks, but to no avail.
   All over at last and City fans could start to contemplate semi final venues and arrangements, for an amazing fourth year in succession.
   MoM BANGOR CITY
  Dave Morley
   MoM OPPOSITION
  David Cornell
   REFEREE:  Huw Jones ATTENDANCE:  328


35
25 FEB 2011
 Bangor City 0 v 6 Denbigh Town
The NWCFA CUP

 
GOALSCORERS
 

COLOURS
 Blue & White


Bangor City





Nantlle Vale

1
Chris Oldfield





Ashley Crosthwaite
1
2
Todd Davies





Huw Price
2
3
Harry Vaughan





Rob Render
3
4
Joe Holding





Mike Sharples
4
5
Dylan Roberts





Llion Roberts
5
6
Aaron Rickarks





Ceri James
6
7
Jon Jones





Dafydd Jones
7
8
Henry Greenberry





Osian Jones
8
9
Tom McPartland





Ian Evans
9
10
Mark Smyth





Jon Slater
10
11
Gwion Tegid





Eilir Edwards
11
12
Marc Limbert





Antony Marshall
12
14
Sion Edwards





Tom Sharples
14
15
Michael Jukes





Kevin Evans
15


GOALSCORERS
  Jon Slater 4
  Tom Sharples 2

COLOURS
 Red & White




   This hastily arranged NWCFA Cup tie saw Bangor welcome Denbigh Town to Farrar Road - and it was the visitors who enjoyed the evening more with a six nil win.
  
   With half a dozen Welsh Premier players involved City might have hoped for better but Denbigh, led by the powerful figure of former Caersws striker Jon Slater, ran out comfortable winners. The opening goal came on ten minutes when winger Eilir Edwards crossed for Ian Evans to head down for Jon Slater to slot home.
   Five minutes later it was 2-0 as Jon Slater won an aerial duel with Chris Oldfield to head home.
   Denbigh went close just before half time Huw Price forced a good save from Chris Oldfield who needed treatment after a full length dive.  On 25 minutes it was 3-0 as Jon Slater notched his hatrick after a free kick into the box from former Welshpool midfielder Ceri James.
HALF TIME 3-0

  The second half was more of the same although Bangor kept the scorecard blank for the opening quarter of an hour, due in part to some acrobatic goalkeeping from Chris Oldfield behind his youthful defence.

  Chris Oldfield did well to deny Eilir Edwards moments after Osian Jones fired over. But it was 4-0 on the hour mark as former Bala winger Eilir Edwards again crossed for Jon Slater to score from close range  and take his tally to four.
   With thirteen minutes left on the clock it got worse for Bangor as tall midfielder Tom Sharples scored from just inside the box and then with about five minutes still to former Ruthin man Tom Sharples completed the scoring and grabbed his brace to keep up his fine goalscoring form this season.
   So it was Denbigh who ran out clear and deserved winners and can look forward to a match with Rhyl or Flint Town in the Semi Final stages. Good luck to them.

   MoM BANGOR CITY
  Chris Oldfield
   MoM OPPOSITION
  Jon Slater
   REFEREE:  A N Other   ATTENDANCE:  192


34
5 FEB 2011
 Bangor City 3 v 2 Nantlle Vale
The NWCFA CUP

 
GOALSCORERS
 Mark Smyth
 Darren Moss
 Sion Edwards

COLOURS
 Blue & White


Bangor City





Nantlle Vale

1
Chris Oldfield





Meilir Huws
1
2
Marc Limbert





Aled Jones Griffiths
2
3
Nicky Ward





Peter Bridges
3
4
Sion Edwards





Geraint Jones
4
5
Dylan Roberts




Sion Wyn Jones
5
6
Darren Moss





Adam Jackson
6
7
Chris Jones




Alun Fon Williams
7
8
Mark Smyth





Gethin Fon Williams
8
9
Michael Jukes





Justin Pearce
9
10
Eddie Jebb





Gethin Hughes
10
11
Gwion Tegid





Sion Rhys Jones
11
12






Jamie Williams
12
14






Jac Jones
14
15






Sion Foulkes
15
16






Jac Roberts
16


GOALSCORERS
  Sion Foulkes 2

COLOURS
 Yellow and Blue




   This twice postponed North Wales Coast FA Cup Third Round tie finally got underway at Farrar Road last night - with City eventually running out as winners.
  
   But Bangor were pushed all the way by an enthusiastic and spirited Nanttle side who never gave up despite trailing two nil with a quarter of an hour to play.
   The team news saw Chris Oldfield start in goal, defender Dylan Roberts come in to the defence and young Gwion Jones line up in midfield alongside Sion Edwards and Chris Jones. There was also a rare run out for Marc Limbert in defence.
   Bangor forged the better first half openings but neither Sion Edwards - outstanding in midfield - or Mark Smyth upfront alongside Michael Jukes - could convert chances into goals.
   Debutant Gwion also had a decent opening but sent his shot wide.
   Nantlle were working hard across the midfield and defence to protect goalkeeper teenage Meilir Huws who was in outstanding and defiant form.
   However at half time the scores were level and all still to play for.
HALF TIME 0-0

  The second half burst into life with Bangor taking a two goal lead.

  First of all a fairly harsh penalty was awarded when a visiting defender was hit on the arm from a corner, the sport kick responsibility fell to  Mark Smyth calmly converted despite goalkeeper Meilir Huws guessing right. Minutes later blues central defender and recent signing Darren Moss ventured upfield to put City two nil ahead. Game over? Not quite!
  Nantlle substitute Sion Foulkes scored twice in eight destructive minutes, first on 78 and then on 86 from outside the box to send the match into extra time to the delight of the visiting contingent.
  Extra time got underway with both sides showing signs of tiredness but the first half remained goalless and thoughts at the interval turned to extra time.
  As the second half of extra time got underway Sion Edwards spotted Nantlle goalkeper Meilir Huws off his line and sent a fifty yard shot floating over him. Cruel and brilliant in equal measure as the tiring Vale side ran out of steam.
  But a 3-2 win nonetheless and one which booked a Quarter Final date with Denbigh Town.

   MoM BANGOR CITY
  Sion Edwards
   MoM OPPOSITION
  Meilir Huws
   REFEREE:  A N Other   ATTENDANCE:  192




33
20 FEB 2011
Prestatyn Town 1 v 2 Bangor City
welsh premier

GOALSCORERS
  Lee Hunt

COLOURS
 Blue


Prestatyn Town





Bangor City

1
Jon Hill Dunt





Paul Smith
1
2
Kai Edwards





Peter Hoy
2
3
Jack Lewis





Chris Robets
3
4
Dave Hayes





Dave Morley
4
5
Adam France





Jamie Brewerton
5
6
Gareth Wilson





Darren Moss
6
7
Michael Parker





Michael Johnston
7
8
Neil Gibson





Craig Garside
8
9
Lee Hunt





Les Davies
9
10
Steve Rogers




Eddie Jebb
10
11
Chris Davies





Alan Bull
11
12
Jon F-Cooke (81 for 11 Davies




Nicky Ward (60) for 6 Moss 12
14
Paul O'Neill




Sion Edwards (77) for 8 Garside 14
15
Ian Griffiths





Chris Jones
15
16
Ryan Davidson





Michael Jukes (70) for 10 Jebb
16
17
Ben Cowley





John Owen
17

GOALSCORERS
  Dave Morley 2

COLOURS
 Red

   Bangor had to come back from a goal down to record a first Welsh Premier win at Bastion Gardens this afternoon.
   Bangor forged the first opening inside ten minutes when Jamie Brewerton reached Peter Hoy's long throw from the right, but headed just wide. Moments later all action Prestatyn striker Lee Hunt went close with an overhead kick before Michael Johnston hacked Neil Gibsons goalbound effort off the line.  City responded as Alan Bull side stepped through the makeshift home defence but dragged his shot wide. Next Dave Morley fired over from Bull's cross. Right winger Eddie Jebb's booming crossfield ball picked out Alan Bull minutes later but his partly blocked shot ran through to the burly Dunt.
   On twenty minutes Bangor, playing into a stiff breeze, went close twice at the social club end but Dave Morley and Les Davies saw efforts cleared. Lanky right winger Michael Parker saw his looping header held by Paul Smith at the other end as Prestatyn won their first corner before Peter Hoy's inviting header sought out Les Davies but The Truck headed wide.
   Dave Morley released Les Davies on the left but Hayes did well to get in a brave block. Then Eddie Jebb saw his shot saved by Dunt for a second Bangor corner which saw Jamie Brewerton's header scraped off the line and onto thepost by Jack Lewis.  City had a head of steam now and a third corner was quickly followed by a low cross from Les Davies out on the left which Darren Moss met first time but his low flick passed the wrong side of the near post.
   The final action of the first half saw Dave Morley cross right footed from the left but Les Davies headed just over and Port Talbot official Paul Fisher blew for the interval. Bangor had the greater share of possession, Prestatyn dangerous on the break through Hunt and Parker with the home defence, shorn of experienced centre half Paul O'Neill, holding firm.
   Half time no goals and all to play for.
HALF TIME 0-0
  With the wind now at their backs towards the Nova End it was Bangor who started the brighter and Prestatyn saw three players yellow carded in the opening ten minutes. First rightback Kai Edwards for an ill timed lunge on Paul Smith, then Michael Parker for a trip on Dave Morley and then the garrulous Gareth Wilson for handball - dissent - or both.
   The corner count was totting up, as four, five, six then seven arrived in quick succession. In between though there was almost an incredible own goal as Jamie Brewerton's intended backpass stretched Paul Smith to the limits.  From City's seventh kick sent over from the right Craig Garside hit the crossbar and watched in disbelief as Neil Gibson seemed to use his arm to push a follow up from Michael Johnston onto the crossbar.
   Prestatyn countered through rightback Edwards but his rising drive cleared the crossbar and clubhouse in one. Bangor boss Nev Powell had seen enough and Darren Moss made way for Nicky Ward on the hour. But it was the home fans cheering four mins later as leftback Jack Lewis crossed for Lee Hunt to score - at the second attempt - despite the best efforts of Paul Smith.
   Midway through the second half Hayes fouled Les Davies and Nicky Ward spotted the freekick but Dunt, at full stretch, tipped over for an eighth corner. Les Davies saw his shot blocked from a ninth flag kick then on seventy minutes young Michael Jukes came on for Eddie Jebb who had done well on the right.
   Seconds later Les Davies crossed from the right but Alan Bull shot over. Prestatyn were still dangerous on the break though and Lee Hunt fashioned a chance with a neat turn but again his effort flew over the crossbar. A tenth Bangor corner on 74 mins, the blue horde massed on the mud flat behind goalkeeper Dunt, a deep cross to Peter Hoy who guided his header back across goal for Dave Morley to nod home from close range. Relief all round!
   Prestatyn were on the ropes and within two minutes the knock out arrived. Nicky Ward, vibrant and energetic in midfield, passed infield from the left to Dave Morley who pushed the ball out of his feet to unleash a curling shot beyond the airborne Dunt and inside the right hand post. If the first goal had been welcome the second unleashed a frenzy of noise and celebration.
   But with time still to play anything could happen. Bangor withdrew Craig Garside in favour of Sion Edwards who was quickly into the action. Prestatyn sent on Jon Fisher Cooke for Chris Davies. Seven minutes from time Lee Hunt's progress on the edge of the D was abruptly ended by Jamie Brewerton who was promptly red carded by referee Fisher. The freekick took and age to set up and deliver but leftback Lewis just failed to cap an outstanding atternoon thanks to Paul Smith's full length dive.
   A corner ensued in which Michael Johnston again cleared off the line, this time from Lee Hunt and after three minutes of added time the final whistle blew to set off more noisy celebrations on and off the pitch. Three vital points and, as ever, tremendous fighting spirit from Bangor.
   MoM BANGOR CITY
  Dave Morley
   MoM OPPOSITION
  Jack Lewis
   REFEREE:  Paul Fisher ATTENDANCE:  563



32
5 FEB 2011
 Bangor City 5 v 3 Haverfordwest
The Welsh Cup

 
GOALSCORERS
 Dave Morley
 Michael Jukes
 Les Davies
 Alan Bull
 Darren Moss

COLOURS
 Blue & White


Bangor City





Haverfordwest

1
Paul Smith





Duncan Roberts 1
2
Clive Williams





Kyle Graves
2
3
Chris Roberts





Richard Evans
3
4
Dave Morley





Lee Jarman
4
5
Jamie Brewerton





Mark Dodds
5
6
Craig Garside





Neil Thomas
6
7
Chris Jones




Lee Hudgell
7
8
Alan Bull





Jamie Bradford
8
9
Les Davies





Tom Ramasut
9
10
Nicky Ward





Jack Christopher
10
11
Michael Johnston





Kristian Griffiths
11
12
Peter Hoy 




Danny Thomas (79) for 11 G'ffhs 12
14
Darren Moss (63) for 6 Garside





Chris O'Sullivan (72) for 8 B'ford 14
15
Eddie Jebb (70) for 2 Williams




Damon Searle (78) for 7 Hudgell 15
16
Michael Jukes (63) for 7 Jones






17
Chris Oldfield









GOALSCORERS
  Neil Thomas
  Jamie Bradford
  Jack Christopher

COLOURS
 Green



   The fact that this match kicked off was due almost entirely to a small army of volunteers who answered the call, pitchforks, wellies and all, to help prepare the pitch. Along with the ever industrious Mike The Groundsman they set the scene for an eight goal thriller.
   With a strong wind at their backs City set off attacking the St Pauls End where twenty or so hardy home supporters took a battering. But it was visitors Haverfordwest who carved the first opening on five minutes as Jack Christopher, sporting black gloves, ran clear on the right but slid a low shot wide of Paul Smith's far post.
   On ten minutes Referee Bryn Markham Jones - who deserved huge credit for allowing the game to go ahead - blotted his copy book with a yellow card aimed at Craig Garside for a sliding tackle on half way. By now Bangor were in command and a corner from the right saw Les Davies and Alan Bull have shots blocked before a Nicky Ward freekick, again from the right, was slotted home by Dave Morley from ten yards. By now the pitch was cutting up visibly but both sides showed a determination to play and overcome both conditions underfoot plus the wind and rain.
   City pushed for a second but Craig Garside headed Nicky Ward's cross off target. Midway through the half Nicky Ward's inswinging freekick from the right just evaded the slithering Morely who nearly suffered a fate associated with Phil Babb some years ago...
   Happily the tall midfielder was unhurt and able to resume his influential centre midfield role.
   Jack Christopher caught the eye as County countered and he was twice denied by captain Jamie Brewerton who stood strong in the heart of the blues defence. Minutes later Christopher released Neil Thomas but his clean strike flew straight at Paul Smith. City responded with a period of pressure as half time approached, Dave Morley on target from twenty yards but Roberts held confidently. Five minutes before the interval Neil Thomas was shown a yellow card for a wild challenge on Michael Johnston.
   The final action saw Lee Hudgell go close for County and Nicky Ward slice wide for City - both from the left - but nothing changed the scoreline which saw Bangor ahead by one goal to nil, but with that strong blustery wind backing Haverfordwest in the second period.
HALF TIME 1-0
  There was nothing in the first half to indicate how the second would go, but go it did!
  Driven forward by the wet gusting wind County pressed for an equaliser which duly arrived on 52 minutes. Paul Smith could not hold a low shot from the right and watched in despair as Neil Thomas netted Jack Chrisopher's cross from close range. Like Arriva buses, County's goals came straight after each other; four minutes after the first they scored again as Jamie Bradford headed home - again from a cross from the right.
   The noisy visitors bench were now quite animated and kept fourth official Nick Pratt busy. Bangor were rattled and yellow cards for Dave Morley and Chris Jones added to their troubles.  Manager Powell had seen enough and duly sent on reinforcements in the shape of newcomers Darren Moss and Michael Jukes with Craig Garside and Chris Jones coming off. Both had toiled hard on the heavy pitch which suited neither.
   Moments later leftback Richard Evans was yellow carded for dawdling over a throw in, then blues followers held their breath as Neil Thomas was felled by Paul Smith in the leftback position. Yellow card, not red, relief all round. But things got worse as Haverfordwest stole a 3-1 lead on 67 minutes as Hugdell's run and left wing cross found Jack Christopher who side footed home from close range. A murmur of disbelief swept the ground but the visitors bench were now ecstatic.
   Two minutes later though Bangor pulled one back as Michael Jukes' turned Nicky Ward;s right wing cross between Duncan Roberts and the near post. A final roll of the dice from Manager Powell and Lieutenant Limbert saw Eddie Jebb on for a weary Clive Williams as City adopted a 3-4-3 formation. Would it work?

   The signs were good on 74 minutes as Graves lost the ball and Les Davies was allowed to turn and shoot right footed past Roberts after Eddie Jebb high swirling cross from the right had unsettled the County defence. All square. But only just as within seconds Paul Smith saved well from Christopher. Before the goal celebrations had died down though it was 4-3 to Bangor.
   Les Davies charged down the left and squared to Alan Bull twelve yards out who somehow slotted home without breaking stride to complete an amazing sequence of three goals in five minutes.
   County were far from dead and buried, moments after Danny Thomas replaced Griffiths, leftback Evans waltzed through but saw his rising drive pushed over by Paul Smith. In the closing minutes Michael Johnston was yellow carded for delaying a throw, which seemed a touch harsh, County pushed for an equaliser but the purposeful Johnston stepped in.
   On ninety, fourth official Nick Pratt displayed four minutes of added time, groans all round, but no need as three minutes in
Les Davies rumbled goalwards on the right, Roberts saved his low shot, but Darren Moss capped a fine debut with a calm finish which ended the contest and finally guaranteed safe passage for City. Discontent from the County bench who were now in a state of shock!
  All over at last, and tired, muddied but unbowed Bangor celebrated yet another memorable Welsh Cup victory, this time a twentieth unbeaten - twenty straight wins - for Bangor City under the stewardship of Nev Powell. Amazing.

   MoM BANGOR CITY
  Dave Morley
   MoM OPPOSITION
  Neil Thomas
   REFEREE:  Bryn Markham Jones   ATTENDANCE:  413





31
18 JAN 2011
TNS 2 v 2 Bangor City
welsh premier

GOALSCORERS
  Richie Partridge
  Aeron Edwards

COLOURS
 Green & White


TNS





Bangor City

1
Paul Harrison





Paul Smith
1
2
Danny Holmes





Peter Hoy
2
3
Chris Marriott





Chris Robets
3
4
Phil Baker





Dave Morley
4
5
Scott Ruscoe





Jamie Brewerton
5
6
Matthew Williams





Craig Garside
6
7
Craig Jones





Chris Jones
7
8
Christian Seargeant





Michael Johnston
8
9
Aeron Edwards





Les Davies
9
10
Richie Partridge




Nicky Ward
10
11
Matthew Berkerley





Alan Bull
11
12
Chris Sharp (47) for 10 Partridge




Sion Edwards 12
14
Barry Hogan (66) for 6 Williams




Clive Williams (16) for 2 Hoy 14
15
Alex Darlington





Eddie Jebb (90) for 6 Garside
15
16
Marcus Giglio





Michael Jukes
16

GOALSCORERS
  Craig Garside
  Dave Morley

COLOURS
 Blue

   Bangor had to settle for a share of the spoils after coming close to picking up all three points at Park Hall.
   Before kick off the chanting and singing stopped for a one minute silence in memory of a former Llansanttfraid supporter, as well as the mother of Oswestry character Dave Figgis - better known as Statto. The Bangor fans, silent stood still as one.
   Settling the quicker the home side opened brightly and might have gone ahead in the opening minutes with Berkerley and Jones menacing before Nicky Ward lashed wide for Bangor. 
   On nine minutes TNS opened their account when former Buckley winger Craig Jones ran down the right, cut inside and crossed to the far post for Richie Partridge to beat Paul Smith from close range. On 15 mins it got worse for City as Peter Hoy was forced off with a groin strain with Clive Williams coming on. Happily for the blues the twenty year old was outstanding.
   After a weak opening ten minutes Les Davies worked his way into the game and Bangor got to grips but Berkerley still posed a threat for the counter attack minded greens and galloped clear but slapped his shot wide.  City won a throw on the left some twenty yards out which Chris Roberts delivered but Les Davies' header looped onto the roof of the net.
   On 28 mins Bangor were level.  Dave Morley set Chris Jones clear on the right and he crossed for Alan Bull to slot the ball beyond the despairing Harrison. But ten minutes later another mazey run from the elusive Craig Jones resulted in a shot Paul Smith could not hold and Aaron Edwards, once of Caersws, netted from the left.
   The noisy blue contingent amongst the 500 strong crowd stayed positive and Bangor were still very much in the game as the unsettled Paul Harrison was booked for kicking the ball over the teabar.  Bangor had a head of steam and Chris Jones' deep corner dropped to Craig Garside but the midfield maestro blasted over. Les Davies and Alan Bull were by now blossoming as a partnership and coming to terms with the unforgiving surface and chill conditions.
   So a slender advantage for the full timers at the interval, time for the blue horde to swap ends and messrs Powell and Limbert to talk to the troops.... 
HALF TIME 2-1
   Former Bangor stiker Chris Sharp replaced Ritchie Partridge at the interval.
   Five minutes after the restart City threatened and a desperate Danny Holmes wrestled Alan Bull to the floor as he ran clear on the edge of the box. Referee Lee Evans had little choice and - with some fumbling - produced a straight red. From the freekick Les Davies drilled a low shot through the wall Alan Bull lashed goalwards and in the melee Aeron Edwards clearly handled as he lay on the deck. Penalty, and surely another red? But referee Evans rightly adjudged that the ball was not goalbound and despite the deliberate nature of the offence a yellow card was suffice.
   However cool and calm Dave Morley potted the spot kick with ease and the blue horde was literally dancing with delight.
   Both Les Davies and Dave Morley went close within a few minutes. Craig Garside was starting to run the show and he drew the attention of Matthew Berkerley whose late challenge deservedly drew a yellow card.  In the closing quarter Dave Morley fired over from Alan Bull's cross and Jamie Brewerton was in the thick of the defensive action as TNS saw two shots blocked at close range in quick succession
   In what was an even closing spell Chris Jones shot over after Alan Bull and the determined Les Davies combined to create an opening on the left. City forced a fifth corner of the evening but Les Davies also lifted over Harrison's crossbar.
   TNS looked dangerous on the break with Craig Jones every dangerous before - one final chance - Les Davies and Alan Bull worked a chance for Craig Garside who just failed to keep his shot down from six yards. Scott Ruscoe worked overtime to stem the blue tide whilst goalkeeper Harrison dawdled over every kick or clearance.
   The added four minutes were marred by a wild two footed lunge from Craig Jones which left Garside poleaxed and should have seen the home side with nine - and what might easily have been eight - men for the final minute.
   So the final whistle blew on a two all stalemate which might just have left Nev Powell with a touch of disappointment but made sure his spirited Bangor side enter the final run of ten matches with an advantage of at least four points..
   MoM BANGOR CITY
  Les Davies
   MoM OPPOSITION
   Scott Ruscoe
   REFEREE:  Lee Evans ATTENDANCE:  589


30
15 JAN 2011
Newtown 0 v 1 Bangor City
welsh premier

GOALSCORERS
 

COLOURS
 Red


Newtown





Bangor City

1
Dave Roberts





Paul Smith
1
2
Dave Swanick





Clive Williams
2
3
Paul Keddle





Chris Robets
3
4
Shane Sutton





Dave Morley
4
5
Michael Jackson





Jamie Brewerton
5
6
Matthew Cook





Craig Garside
6
7
Jamie Price





Chris Jones
7
8
Dylan Blain





Michael Johnston
8
9
Gareth Partridge





Les Davies
9
10
Jamie Breeze




Nicky Ward
10
11
Adam Worton





Alan Bull
11
12
Lee Hartshorne (79) for 8 Blain




Sion Edwards (61) for 7 Jones 12
14
Craig Whitfield (68) for 7 Price




Mark Smyth 14
15
Robbie Millington (89) for 10 Breeze




Eddie Jebb (68) for 4 Morley
15
16






Michael Jukes (61) for 11 Bull
16

GOALSCORERS
  Craig Garside

COLOURS
 Blue

   Bangor bagged a first away win of 2011 but left it late at Latham Park where Craig Garside was the last gasp hero.
   With Peter Hoy suspended Clive Williams continued at rightback as captain Jamie Brewerton slotted in alongside the outstanding Michael Johnston.  In fairness the whole defence played well as Newtown, a touch negative perhaps, look to strike on the break and had the pace of Breeze to unsettle the blues defence.
   But with leading goalscorer Craig Whitfield on the bench and Marc Lloyd Williams at Stamford Bridge with S4C they seemed unlikely to score and rarely threatened Paul Smith.
   The opening stages saw Bangor press without creating a clear chance before Newtown forced an early corner which Jamie Brewerton cleared. Waifish midfielder Jamie Price fired high and wide for TheRobins before on twenty minutes Dave Roberts was brought into the action as Nicky Ward's freekick veered towards goal.
   The best move of the first half began with Jamie Brewerton's cleanly struck diagonal ball from the left, gathered on the right by Nicky Ward who fed Clive Williams but his shot flashed wide.  Bangor were now the dominant force with Newtown, through Breeze, dangerous on the counter. Alan Bull found Les Davies on the left edge of the box and his right footer forced a high save from Roberts to yield City's second corner. From this Bull turned and fired low from the left but again Roberts did well to deny him one handed.
   Newtown won a couple of corners as the first half was played out and saw Shane Sutton head wide but generally they did little to threaten the calm figure of Michael Johnston ably supported by Jamie Brewerton.
   Half time came with the scoreline blank and most of the crowd looking to get out of the damp windy conditions for a few minutes at least.
HALF TIME  0-0
   With no changes at the interval it was as before, Bangor attacking and Newtown looking to break at speed.
   The first chance of the second period saw Dave Morley shoot wide from outside the box after a period of Bangor pressure at the car park end with the bulk of Bangor followers camped behind the goal.  A third Bangor corner ran out to Chris Roberts on the right, his inswinging left footed cross dropped for Jamie Brewerton who shot wide at the near post.
   Chris Jones pulled out to the right and immediately ran at the outstanding Adam Worton whose block earned a yellow card, a red was possible given that Jones would have been clear on goal but referee James decided otherwise. Les Davies fired on goal but Jackson blocked and Newtown cleared the resulting long throw.
   On 61 minutes a double substitution for Bangor as Sion Edwards and Michael Jukes came on for Chris Jones and Alan Bull. This certainly gave City fresh impetus on the slithery Latham Park surface. With second Edwards rounded rightback Swanick to dispatch a booming cross but to no avail.
  On 68 minutes Eddie Jebb replaced Dave Morley and Newtown introduced top scorer Craig Whitfield for Jamie Price.  Two minutes later Chris Roberts was yellow carded for a trip on the left. Newtown went close to taking the lead as Paul Smith had to be alert to deny Dylan Blain's clean header.  Bangor responded as Craig Garside fired over after good approach play from Clive Willliams and debutant Michael Jukes.
   With fifteen minutes left the impressive Michael Jackson was yellow carded for a foul on Sion Edwards and either side of two more Bangor corners Lee Hartshorne replaced Dylan Blain who hard worked hard in midfield. With ten minutes left the pacey Breeze raced down the left and fired a low shot into the side netting to the relief of blues fans.
   On 82 minutes a second yellow and then red card was shown to Michael Jackson for a carbon copy of the first. Referee James was a little fussy, but he was consistent and managers say that is what they want.  Michael Johnston ventured upfield but sent his long range effort well wide before City won a sixth corner on the right. Sion Edwards crossed and Jamie Brewerton cursed his luck as Keddle cleared but only to Craig Garside who netted from close range. What a relief! Practically the whole Bangor contingent of more than a hundred had gathered behind Roberts' goal and celebrated as one. The goal was timed at 89 minutes.
   There wree three minutes to play out during which Les Davies was yellow carded for dissent but Newtown did not manage to threaten Paul Smith's goal. The final whistle blew, Bangor fans celebrated once more, and a first away win of 2011 was in the bag.
   MoM BANGOR CITY
  Michael Johnston
   MoM OPPOSITION
   Adam Worton
   REFEREE:  Brian James ATTENDANCE:  262


29
8 JAN 2011
 Bangor City 6 v 0 Haverfordwest
welsh premier

 
GOALSCORERS
 Les Davies 2
 Chris Jones
 Dave Morley
 Alan Bull
 Peter Hoy

COLOURS
 Blue & White


Bangor City





Haverfordwest

1
Paul Smith





Lee Idzi 1
2
Peter Hoy





Kyle Graves
2
3
Chris Roberts





Gareth Elliott
3
4
Dave Morley





Lee Jarman
4
5
Michael Johnston





Mark Dodds
5
6
Craig Garside





Tom Ramasut
6
7
Clive Williams




Mattie Collins
7
8
Alan Bull





Neil Thomas
8
9
Les Davies





Danny Thomas
9
10
Nicky Ward





Jack Christopher
10
11
Chris Jones





Richard Evans
11
12
Sion Edwards (73) for 11 Jones




Chris OSullivan (56) for 11 Evans 12
14
Mark Smyth (73) for 10 Ward





Kirk Huggins (10) for 1 Idzi 14
15
Eddie Jebb (73) for 8 Bull




Jamie Bradford (78) for 7 Collins 15
16
Tom Dix






16


GOALSCORERS
 

COLOURS
 Green



  Bangor got back to winning ways with a six nil drubbing of Haverfordwest, and in reality is could have been more.
  With Jamie Reed gone and Jamie Brewerton serving a one match ban, City kept faith with Clive Williams at rightback, Peter Hoy at centrehalf which allowed Dave Morley to screen the defence from central midfield.
   Not that it needed much screening from a one paced County side who lost goalkeeper Lee Idzi to a broken finger on ten minutes and seemed to play with ten men thereafter. Idzi appeared to punch Craig Garside's head as he attempted to clear a Les Davies' cross and could take no further part in the game. His tenth minute replacement was Kirk Huggins but it was Gareth Elliott who took over in goal.
   Within sixty seconds Bangor went ahead as the outstanding Chris Jones slotted home from past the stand in keeper.
   Bangor won a corner five minutes later but Dave Morley headed wide before a second goal duly arrived on nineteen minutes.  Chris Jones robbed Huggins on half way, chased down the right and crossed for Les Davies to net his sixth goal of the season.
   Two minutes later, on twenty one, it was 3-0 and all over as Dave Morley headed home from close range with the visitors centrebacks flat footed.  Bangor could have gone four up immediately when Alan Bull and Les Davies ganged up on Collins, won the ball and chased goalwards on the left, but Les Davies saw his shot blocked.  Haverfordwest sprang into life and created a half chance which former blue Neil Thomas smashed well over the Farrar End crossbar.
   Chris Jones, terrorising leftback Huggins, found space on the right but again his shot was blocked.  On the half hour Alan Bull, by now desperate to get his name on the scoresheet, outpaced Jarman but saw shot from the left roll against the post and bounce away. County via Thomas went close again moments later but Paul Smith held confidently.
   On 38 mins a fourth goal and some reward for the hard working Alan Bull as he netted from the right and four minutes later, on 42, it got worse for the visitors as Les Davies latched onto a low cross to place the ball beyond the exposed Elliott who was scarcely enjoying much protection.
   Half time and Bangor let five nil with referee Huw Jones yet to show a card of any colour to either side.
HALF TIME 5-0

   The second half promised to be more of the same, the fact that it didnt owed something to missed chances but credit also to the visitors who refused to lie down or resort to foul play.

   Having said that Bangor opened purposefully as Nicky Ward's deep cross found Peter Hoy but he headed off target.  Then twenty year old Clive Williams sent a thirty yarders narrowly off target. If Mr Jones had spoken to the lumbering Lee Jarman abut timewasting then his yellow card was deserved on 52 mins, otherwise it seemed a touch harsh and he dallied over a freekick on half way.
   County might easily have pulled one back minutes later but Jack Christopher missed an open goal from six yards before on 56 minutes they sent on Chris O'Sullivan for Richard Evans. Nicky Ward then scuffed his long range effort which span off target.
   On 63 minutes it was 6-0 as Les Davies flicked on Chris Jones' corner for the marauding Peter Hoy to head home from close range. Again Neil Thomas lashed over for County who were still positive and competitive across the midfield. An exasperated Huggins then attracted a yellow card for a challenge on Chris Jones.
   Bangor won a couple more corners at the Farrar End who were now in good voice and Clive Williams was denied by a fine save from the gallant Phillips.  A ninth corner followed which County cleared to inadvertently set up the move of the game. Peter Hoy gathered in the rightback position and found Dave Morley upfield who chested down to Craig Garside to slide Les Davies in on goal. The big left footer rumbled towards his hatrick but got caught in two minds and slid a shot-come-pass beyond the left post.
   On 73 minutes a triple substitution for Bangor as Sion Edwards, Mark Smyth and Eddie Jebb came on for Chris Jones, Nicky Ward and Alan Bull. Five minutes later Haverfordwest won their first corner and moments later sent on their final replacement Jamie Bradford for Mattie Collins.
   A second corner for the visitors produced a 25 yarder from Tom Ramasut which flew over Paul Smith's crossbar at the St Pauls End.  In the closing minutes Sion Edwards went close twice, first he pulled the ball down on the edge of the box, turned and saw his booming effort blocked, then shooting from the left he hit a team mate in an offside position. On another day...

   So the final whistle blew on an emphatic return to form and winning ways for Bangor as the opening twenty two fixtures draw to a close. Six goals, a clean sheet and no cards of any colour incurred. Back to business!

   MoM BANGOR CITY
  Chris Jones
   MoM OPPOSITION
  Neil Thomas
   REFEREE:  Huw Jones   ATTENDANCE:  546


28
6 JAN 2011
Llanelli 2 v 0 Bangor City
welsh premier

GOALSCORERS
  Rhys Griffiths
  Chris Llewellyn

COLOURS
 Red


Llanelli





Bangor City

1
Ashley Morris





Paul Smith
1
2
Kris Thomas





Peyer Hoy
2
3
Martyn Giles





Chris Robets
3
4
Chris Venables





Michael Johnston
4
5
Scott Evans





Jamie Brewerton
5
6
Wyn Thomas





Craig Garside
6
7
Jason Bowen





Jamie Reed
7
8
Antonio Corbisiero





Alan Bull
8
9
Rhys Griffiths





Les Davies
9
10
Jordan Follows




Nicky Ward
10
11
Owain Warlow





Sion Edwards
11
12
Chris Llewellyn (62) for 7 Bowen




Chris Jones (62) for 7 Reed 12
14
Craig Moses (46) for 9 Griffiths




Clive Williams (76) for 6 Garside 14
15
Andy Legg





Eddie Jebb (62) for 11 JEdwards
15
16
Ryan Batley





Tom Dix
16
17
Adam Orme (66) for 10 Follows





17

GOALSCORERS
 

COLOURS
 Blue

   Bangor suffered their second away defeat in a row at Stebonheath as madcap referee Kevin Morgan showed eight yellow cards - including two to captain Jamie Brewerton.
   Chris Venables went close for the home side, once with a rising drive which struck team mate Jason Bowen and then with the rebound which flew over the crossbar. Bangor went close when a Peter Hoy long throw found Jamie Reed but Ashley Morris made a point blank save to keep the scoreline blank.
   A deep corner from Sion Edwards found Dave Morley but he headed off target. City won a fifth corner of the evening but Les Davies saw his effort blocked. In what was to turn out to be his final appearance Jamie Reed manufactured a half chance with an overhead kick but failed to find the target.
   Rhys Griffiths headed off target as the big striker looked strangely subdued.
   Five minutes before the interval Llanelli had the lead. Referee Kevin Evans was one of a few people who thought that Jamie Brewerton had fouled Owain Warlow and awarded a penalty which Rhys Griffiths duly converted for his 200th Welsh Premier goal. To add insult to injury Evans compounded the problem for Bangor by showing a needless yellow card to blues captain Brewerton.
   Jamie Reed went close for City but Ashley Morris saved and Corbisiero completed the clearance and the danger passed. As half time arrived Llanelli led one nil.
HALF TIME  1-0
   At the interval goalscorer Griffiths was replaced by Craig Moses.
   City went close to drawing level when Jamie Reed span and shot fiercely at goal from the edge of the box but his effort flew just over. Llanelli threatened but Jamie Brewerton, who impressed on his return, did well to cut out a pass intended for Craig Moses.
   City forced a couple of openings with Les Davies going close and Peter Hoy close to the action.
   On the hour a spate of subtitutions saw Chris Jones and Eddie Jebb come on for Sion Edwards and Jamie Reed, with Llanelli sending on Chris Llewellyn for Jason Bowen. Chris Jones was quickly into the action and his fiercely hit shot forced a good save out of Morris after good work from Eddie Jebb. Moments later Adam Orme replaced Jordan Follows.
  With fiteen minutes left to play the versatile Clive Williams came on for Craig Garside but it was Llanelli who went close as Chris Venables threatened only to be denied by Jamie Brewerton. City had claims for a penalty as Les Davies was brought down in the box but nothing was given.
  Chris Jones went close again for City before Jamie Brewerton saw his goalbound header hacked off the line by Moses from a Nicky Ward corner. Another chance for an equaliser came and went as Les Davies met Nicky Ward's corner but his header flew over.
  Two minutes from time Llanelli doubled their lead as Chris Llewellyn netted from close range after good work from substitutes Craig Moses and Adam Orme.
   In the four minutes of added time Referee Evans further endeared himself to the visiting clan when he showed a second yellow card and then red to Jamie Brewerton for a challenge on Chris Llewellyn.
   MoM BANGOR CITY
  Jamie Brewerton
   MoM OPPOSITION
   Scott Evans
   REFEREE:  Kevin Evans ATTENDANCE:  226


27
2 JAN 2011
Prestatyn Town 4 v 2 Bangor City
welsh premier
 
GOALSCORERS
  Steve Rogers 2
  Lee Hunt
  Ross Stephens

COLOURS
 Blue


Prestatyn Town





Bangor City

1
John Hill Dunt





Paul Smith
1
2
Kai Edwards





Peter Hoy
2
3
Chris Davies





Clive Williams
3
4
Dave Hayes





Dave Morley
4
5
Paul O'Neill





Michael Johnston
5
6
Gareth Wilson





Craig Garside
6
7
Mike Parker





Jamie Reed
7
8
Neil Gibson





Alan Bull
8
9
Lee Hunt





Les Davies
9
10
Steve Rogers




Nicky Ward
10
11
Ross Stephens





Chris Jones
11
12
Jon Fisher Cooke 




Sion Edwards (60) for 11 Jones 12
14
Steve Harris (90) for 7 Parker




Mark Smyth (85) for 8 Bull 14
15
Dan Evans 




Eddie Jebb
15
16
Rhys Owens





Tom Dix
16
17






John Owen
17

GOALSCORERS
 Jamie Reed
 Craig Garside

COLOURS
 Red

   City suffered a first league defeat of the season against a determined Prestatyn at Bastion Road on Sunday.
   With Jamie Brewerton and Chris Roberts missing Peter Hoy switched to leftback and Clive Williams played on the right with Dave Morley alongside Michael Johnston.
   The home side created the first chance of the afternoon as Ross Stephens forcing a save from Paul Smith before Les Davies and Nicky Ward sent long range effort off target for City. On seven minutes though the hundreds of Bangor fans celebrated as Peter Hoy headed Nicky Ward's deep freekick back across goal for Jamie Reed to convert from close range.
   Stephens went close again for Prestatyn after a stoppage as Dave Hayes stayed down with a head injury, and again with a low shot from the right which arched wide of Paul Smith's righthand post. But on 21 minutes Smith could do little as a misplaced clearance and defensive mix up let in Lee Hunt who shot into the bottom corner.
   Bangor responded with a Peter Hoy cross which Craig Garside lept highest for but headed upwards for Dunt to pouch.  On the half hour Prestatyn went close again as Lee Hunt headed over, but a direct run from Chris Jones set up a chance for Garside but his side footer flew over. As Prestatyn's direct style unsettled City it was Clive Williams' whose determined defending did much to keep the home side at bay.
   Dave Morley picked out goalscorer Jamie Reed but he shot at Dunt, then Lee Hunt ran clear but lofted the ball over Paul Smith and onto the roof of the net.  Three minutes before the interval though it as 2-1 to Prestatyn as a City kept out a Steve Rogers shot but a low drive from fifteen yards from Ross Stephens deflected into the Bangor net from close range.
   On the stroke of half time Peter Hoy as yellow carded for a clash with goalkeeper Dunt and the home side ran off with a slender lead to their credit.
HALF TIME  2-1
   No changes at the interval but Prestatyn went close to again as Lee Hunt shot from the left but Paul Smith palmed over.  Steve Rogers got on the end of a Lee Hunt cross but fired at a grateful Smith.
   Bangor stirred as Craig Garside and Alan Bull combined but Nicky Ward saw his shot veer off target. With only the creaky Kai Edwards as opposition Bull span in on goal from the right but his dipping shot was pushed onto the near post by the blasted Hill Dunt. Dave Morley was then yellow carded.
   On the hour Sion Edwards replaced Chris Jones as Lee Hunt received treatment on half way. Five minutes later the hard working Les Davies won a corner on the right but referee Markham Jones blew for a foul as Hill Dunt collided with one of his defenders!
   With twenty minutes left on the clock Bangor won three corners in quick succession, the third taken by Sion Edwards dropped for Craig Garside to fire home from ten yards. All square and all to play for, with Bangor now on the front foot and the sizeable blue contingent noisy and involved.
   Another Hoy long throw found Jamie Reed but he headed wide, then Dave Morley's header was easily saved by Hill Dunt.  With fifteen minutes left Mike Parker was shown a yellow card for a lunge on Dave Morley. The freekick was headed across goal by Les Davies but Craig Garside could only slice his shot wide when well placed.
   Bangor quickly paid a high price as Kai Edwards smashed the ball upfield to relieve the pressure, Steve Rogers gathered and swept home from the edge of the box. Moments later Dave Morley was shown a second yellow and red card for a challenge on Neil Gibson.
   Three minutes from time Lee Hunt crossed and Steve Rogers netted with a diving header to clinch a big win for The Seasiders which few could argue against. So City began 2011 with a defeat and another red card to contemplate as the blue horde wandered off across the grass behind the Bastion Road goal.
   MoM BANGOR CITY
  Clive Williams
   MoM OPPOSITION
   Ross Stephens
   REFEREE:  Bryn Markham Jones ATTENDANCE:  617



26
4 DEC 2010
 Bangor City 2 v 1 Prestatyn Town
welsh premier

 
GOALSCORERS
 Chris Jones
 Dave Morley

COLOURS
 Blue & White


Bangor City





Prestatyn

1
Paul Smith





John Hill Dunt 1
2
Peter Hoy





Kai Edwards
2
3
Chris Roberts





Jack Lewis
3
4
Dave Morley





Dave Hayes
4
5
Michael Johnston





Paul O'Neill
5
6
Clive Williams





Gareth Wilson
6
7
Jamie Reed




Michael Parker
7
8
Alan Bull





Neil Gibson
8
9
Les Davies





Lee Hunt
9
10
Nicky Ward





Steve Rogers
10
11
Chris Jones





Ross Stephens
11
12
Sion Edwards (82) for 9 Davies




Jon F'er Cooke (86) for 10 Rogers 12
14
Mark Smyth (89) for 7 Reed





Chris Davies (78) for 3 Lewis 14
15
Eddie Jebb (58) for 10 Ward




Steve Harris 15
16
Tom Dix






16
17
John Owen






17


GOALSCORERS
  Steve Rogers

COLOURS
 Red



  The piles of snow around the perimeter and the firm condition of the playing surface spoke of the hours of hard work put in by the groundsman to get this game on. When it did start though the dominant display, baffling for both teams, came from match official Bridges.
  Bangor boss Nev Powell was forced to rule out flu victim Craig Garside along with Jamie Brewerton and opted to bring Clive Williams in on the right and switch Peter Hoy to centreback.  But the man to beat for the first half - and much of the second - was the acrobatic John Hill Dunt who pulled off ten first half stops, a mixture of the routine and breathtaking, at the Farrar End.
   The first came inside two minutes, a full length dive to palm away Jamie Reed's crosshot from the left. Moments later Dunt denied Alan Bull whose low shot seemed set for the bottom corner and then from Dave Morley with a similar effort. On eight minutes a Bangor corner saw the unmarked Morley head over.
   Alan Bull ran down the right, crossed for Nicky Ward to gather and shoot but again Dunt saved low to his right. On twenty minutes Lee Hunt forced a save out of Paul Smith with a shot from the right. Prestatyn had a corner but City cleared and Dunt was back into the thick of things with a double save from Jamie Reed's shot and Alan Bull'sclose range rebound effort from the left.
   Prestatyn came back through Parker - once briefly a blue - whose low cross from the right found Lee Hunt but his wretched miskick let Bangor off the hook. City were enjoying most of the game and Bull forced a seventh save with a long range shot which Dunt held comfortably.
   On 25 mins Jamie Reed ran into the Prestatyn box, went down under a challenge, no penalty. The referee was well behind play and the standside linesman gave nothing. The visitors had found their feet by now, inspired by their sturdy custodian, and Neil Gibson tricked his way through the Bangor defence only to shoot at Paul Smith.
   Bangor won a second corner which ended in Dunt backpeddling to save from Peter Hoy's lofted effort. Next Jamie Reed raced round leftback Lewis but shot across goal before a ninth Dunt save from Reed's twenty yard curler added to the frustration of the seven hundred strong home support.
   Steve Rogers momentarily got the better of Peter Hoy but the determined defender recovered just in time, then left peg Ross Stephens had a fifteen yarder blocked. The final minutes summed up the first half, Dunt made his tenth save from Nicky Ward and the lanky Parker galloped clear on the right to cross for Steve Rogers to head over from right in front of goal. But it stayed goalless and credit largely to John Hill Dunt for that.
HALF TIME 0-0
   The second half began with Lee Hunt threatening but Michael Johnston snuffing out the danger. On 52 minutes Chris Roberts was yellow carded for a foul on Hunt but minutes later Prestatyn had the lead. Neil Gibson crossed from the left and former Oswestry Town favourite Steve Rogers bungled home from close range to celebrate with the dozen or so noisy Town supporters in the Farrar End.
   No sooner had the game restarted than Bangor were level. A driven cross from Jamie Reed on the left was deflected to Chris Jones whose low drive finally got the better of the defiant Dunt and nestled in the bottom corner. Moments later on 57 minutes the first change of the afternoon as Eddie Jebb ran on as Nicky Ward limped off. Chris Jones moved into midfield.
   Bangor now sensed a win was possible, Dunt was beatable, and a trademark long throw from Peter Hoy fell to the alert Jamie Reed but Dunt saved once again. Prestatyn pressed with a couple of corners, Dave Morley prominent as City defended, but as Bangor broke a well timed challenge by the impressive Dave Hayes on Jamie Reed stopped the move. Hayes marshalled his troops well throughout, aided and abetted by former blue Paul O'Neill.
   City forced their seventh corner of the evening, Dunt for once unconvincing, but his double save, including one from Chris Jones, more than compensated.  Midway through the half the erratic Bridges yellow carded Lee Hunt for precious little and Dave Hayes for a foul on Jamie Reed on the left edge of the box. Dunt produced his fourteenth save of the evening from Les Davies' twenty yarder.

   An eigthth City corner found Peter Hoy but only yielded a fifteenth stop from Dunt but on 76 minutes Peter Hoy's long throw found Dave Morley whose progress in the box from the right, on the goalline, was halted by a push from Paul O'Neill to provoke a yellow card and penalty. There was a stoppage as comments were passed but presently the calm figure of Dave Morley spotted the ball and just about beat Dunt with a well placed low strike.
   With 77 mins gone Chris Davies replaced leftback Lewis with young Wrexham loanee Kai Edwards switching sides. On 81 mins one Bangor lad for another as Sion Edwards came on for Les Davies, but the left winger was at leftback moments later as referee Bridges penalised Chris Roberts for kicking the ball away, second yellow and red to leave Bangor with ten men.
   In the closing minutes Michael Parker hit the crossbar with a shot on the turn, two late subs saw Jon Fisher Cooke replace a weary Steve Rogers and Mark Smyth likewise for Jamie Reed. Three minutes into the four of added time and Alan Bull forced a sixteenth save from Dunt, the ball ran to Chris Jones but he shot over. And that was about it, some relief amidst the celebrations as City went sixteen points clear at the top of the Welsh Premier.

   MoM BANGOR CITY
  Michael Johnston
   MoM OPPOSITION
  Dave Hayes
   REFEREE:  Matt Bridges   ATTENDANCE: 716



25
14 DEC 2010
Airbus UK 1 v 1 Bangor City
welsh premier

GOALSCORERS
  Andy Moran

COLOURS
 Blue


Airbus





Bangor City

1
Kristian Rogers





Dan Jones
1
2
Matty Woodward





Peter Hoy
2
3
Ryan Edwards





Chris Robets
3
4
Leon Clowes





Dave Morley
4
5
Mark Allen





Michael Johnston
5
6
Matty Cooke





Craig Garside
6
7
Nick Rushton





Jamie Reed
7
8
Dan Desormeaux





Alan Bull
8
9
Andy Moran





Les Davies
9
10
Carl Owen




Nicky Ward
10
11
Paul McManus





Chris Jones
11
12
Phil Clarke (66) for 7 Rushton




Sion Edwards (64) for 6 Garside 12
14
Gio Feliciello (66) for 9 Moran




Clive Williams (75) for 3 Roberts 14
15
Simon Smith (90) for 10 Owen




Eddie Jebb (64) for 11 Jones
15
16






Tom Dix
16
17






John Owen
17

GOALSCORERS
 Alan Bull

COLOURS
 Red

   Bangor dropped their first league points of the season at Broughton but, bereft of captain Jamie Brewerton and goalkeeper Paul Smith, might see this as a point gained not two lost.
   It was a messy sort of evening with Airbus intent on time wasting and Bangor tending to opt for the long ball more than in previous weeks. The pitch was also strangely lifeless and gave the false impression that the ball might be flat.
   Early chances came and went as Kristian Rogers saved from Chris Jones and young debutant Dan Jones pushed over a shot from Andy Moran.  Airbus were keen to put the Anglesey teenager under pressure and did so unfairly according to referee Huw Jones from their second corner inside ten minutes.
   Controvesy was not far away as Alan Bull ran clear - attacking the social club end - to be denied by goalkeeper Rogers who slid on his side well outside the box. It looked like handball to the blue masses on the open side, but the official waved play on.  City forced a couple of corners which culminated in Jamie Reed's header flashing wide. The ever dangerpous Andy Moran went close for the home side whilst Alan Bull forced a low save from Rogers.
   Bangor could not exert any real control in midfield and with both sides tending to go long the game was scarcely much of a spectacle. However it was not without chances and Wrexham loanee Nick Rushton shot over following a run and cross from former blue Carl Owen on twenty five minutes before City went close three times in as many minutes.
   First Nicky Ward shot wide from 30 yards, then Craig Garside hit the crossbar with an overhead kick after a period of pressure and finally Alan Bull shot across goal from the left with Jamie Reed hitting the side netting from a tight angle.
   Airbus responded as Nick Rushton fired over before Les Davies had the ball in the back of the net but referee Jones spotted that Rogers had also been dispatched! Finally Alan Bull went close after good build up play involving Les Davies but Rogers saved and the first half ended goalless.
HALF TIME  0-0
   Bangor forced the first opening of the second period as Chris Jones' effort was saved by Rogers, but on 53 minutes it was Airbus who took the lead. Goalkeeper Rogers' long clearance eluded Michael Johnston and allowed former Rhyl marksman Andy Moran to run on goal to unleash a low drive which beat Dan Jones on its way into the net.
   Ten scappy minutes followed with both Michael Johnston and Dave Morley shown the yellow card and another former blue, Paul McManus, shooting wide.  On 65 minutes manager Powell decided to change things with the introduction of Sion Edwards and Eddie Jebb in favour of Chris Jones and Sion Edwards.
   Bangor won a freekick for handball as Sion Edwards shot was blocked on the edge of the D but Dave Morley fired well over before Carl Owen headed wide. On 77 minutes Clive Williams replaced Chris Roberts as City put the emphasis on attack and gradually the blue army stirred in support.
   City won another freekick which Les Davies sighted but sent to 25 yarder wide of the righthand post, then with five minutes on the clock the increasingly influential Sion Edwards crossed but Davies headed wide. By now the cunning Rogers was fully exploiting the lack of ball boys to take 30-40 seconds for every goalkick to the annoyance of the Bangor contingent.
  There was even more dismay when only four added minutes were displayed by the fourth official.
  Bangor were bent on getting something though and The Planemakers defence was creaking but just about surviving until the third minute of added time.  Sion Edwards crossed from the left, Les Davies saw his header crash against the crossbar but was able to celebrate seconds later as Alan Bull headed home from close range. In a bizarre scene a handful of home defenders collapsed and lay prone on the pitch as Bangor players cut short their celebrations in a bold bid to force an even later winner.
   Unhappily crime does pay sometimes and time ran out with Bangor forced to accept a point, which, in the full light of day, might be seen as a triumph over adversity rather than points dropped.
   MoM BANGOR CITY
  Sion Edwards
   MoM OPPOSITION
   Andy Moran
   REFEREE:  Huw Jones ATTENDANCE:  320



24
11 DEC 2010
Aberystwyth 1 v 3 Bangor City
welsh premier

GOALSCORERS
  Ricky Evans

COLOURS
 Black & Green


Aberystwyth





Bangor City

1
Stephen Cann





Paul Smith
1
2
Gareth Hughes





Peyer Hoy
2
3
Michael Howard





Chris Robets
3
4
Aneurin Thomas





Dave Morley
4
5
James McCarten





Michael Johnston
5
6
Sion James





Craig Garside
6
7
Craig Williams





Jamie Reed
7
8
Lewis Codling





Alan Bull
8
9
Adam Pepper





Les Davies
9
10
Ricky Evans




Nicky Ward
10
11
Steff Edwards





Chris Jones
11
12
Ryan Marriott (70) for 4 Thomas




Sion Edwards (90) for 9 Davies 12
14






Clive Williams (70) for 8 Bull 14
15






Eddie Jebb (55) for 11 Jones
15
16






Tom Dix
16
17






John Owen
17

GOALSCORERS
 Jamie Reed 2
 Les Davies

COLOURS
 Blue

   Bangor earned their fifteen win but were made to work harder than ever by a depleted - but hugely industrious - Aberystwyth side.
   And City had to find a winner despite being down to ten men from 65 minutes when Paul Smith was shown a red card by referee Dean John.
   On a heavy surface both sides had early chances with Jamie Reed and then Gareth Hughes going close - the latter from half way - before the hugely influential Les Davies crashed a 25 yarder wide. On the quarter hour Bangor forced a couple of corners but it was Lewis Codling, one of a trio of former Everton youngsters in the home side, who went close twice inside a minute. First Paul Smith ran out to clear then it was Michael Johnston whose perfectly timed tackle epitomised his performance.
   Aber won a corner but this fizzed across goal to the relief of the blue's followers. City responded with another low drive from Les Davies which crashed wide once more. Former Bangor favourite Ricky Evans was on fine form and he was alert to a rare lose ball from Dave Morley and forced a full lengh save from  Paul Smith. Again a low corner sped across the goalmouth with no one able to get a touch for the home side.
  Chris Roberts and then Les Davies sent lon grange efforts narrowly wide before, in the 24th minute, City snatched the lead. Paul Smith high clearnance was controlled by Les Davies who turned Sion James, cut inside Aneurin Thomas and unleashed a fierce low drive which beat Cann all ends up from twelve yards.
   Craig Garside was shown the yellow card before Adam Pepper, another former Evertonian, shot on target. Bangor countered through Nicky Ward - enjoying a rare battle with Ricky Evans in midfield - saw his shot blocked.  Jamie Reed cut in from the left, Chris Roberts crossed but Cann pulled off a great save from Alan Bull. The pacey Codling again caused problems but Craig Williams failed to capitalised. Reed again created an opening but Bull was again denied by Cann.
   With five minutes remaining Jamie Reed's backheel was repelled and Nicky Ward's shot blocked. Moments later Reed was in space on the left but his shot lacked power and conviction and Cann saved once more.  Gareth Hughes went close but two minutes before the interval Aber drew level. Midfield dynamo Adam Pepper delivered a corner from the right and Ricky Evans reacted first to guide a low shot into the back of the net. Bangor tried to respond, Alan Bull's header was pushed away, but the whistle blew at one all.
HALF TIME  1-1
   The second half began with a yellow card for Ricky Evans for a pull on half way. City went close through Alan Bull before another low corner skidded across the Bangor goal on the slithery Park Avenue surface.
   Aber pressed for a second but Michael Johnston defend bravely but a seventh Aber corner was ably cleared by Peter Hoy. Paul Smith's long clearance was headed on by Les Davies but Jamie Reed, strangely subdued, shot at Cann and the chance went. On 55 mins Eddie Jebb replaced Chris Jones. Seconds later Chris Roberts was shown the yellow card by Mr John.
   Bangor bounced back in what was and always had been wonderfully open with a wild shot from Craig Garside after good build up play from Les Davies and Chris Roberts. Nicky Ward was also cautioned moments later whilst conceding a freekick which Ricky Evans lifted over, then Ward himself fired on goal but Cann saved.
   On 65 minutes disaster struck. The pacey Codling raced down the right and cut across Paul Smith who clearly tripped the little whippet just outside the box. Freekick, and, despite the presence of Dave Morley, a red card for Smith. Up stepped Peter Hoy to don the gloves and green jersey. Bangor down to ten men and Aber sensed their chance.
   The next twenty or so minutes were a catalogue of chances missed and cards shown. On 70 mins Clive Williams came on for Alan Bull and made a huge impression at right back, winning headers and tackles as if his life depended on it. Ten minutes later Aber's sole replacement Ryan Marriott came on for Aneurin Thomas as Aber committed them selves to attack. Ffred's departure proved their undoing. Meanwhile Peter Hoy was going about his business calmly and fielded a long range shot and held one low on the turf.
   Les Davies found Jamie Reed but again his shot lacked conviction. Davies again thundered a twenty five yarder wide.  Eddie Jebb was getting the better of his tussle with the veteran Howard as Bangor dreamed the impossible dream, to win from a man down. City forced three corners, nothing doing.  But on 90 minutes the dream came true as leading goalscorer Jamie Reed gathered a Nicky Ward free kick, turne and fired home from the left.
   Minutes later Nicky Ward won the ball on the edge of the Bangor box to send a long clearance down the left. This was gathered by Jamie Reed who ignored shouts to take the ball to the corner by charging around Craig Williams, switching the ball onto his right foot before thrashing a low shot past Cann for an unbelievable third goal. There were some wild scenes as home players collapsed on the pitch in disbelief as Bangor players and supporters celebrated a fifteenth league win.
   MoM BANGOR CITY
  Michael Johnston
   MoM OPPOSITION
   Ricky Evans
   REFEREE:  Dean John ATTENDANCE:  475



23
4 DEC 2010
 Bangor City 8 v 1 Port Talbot
welsh premier

 
GOALSCORERS
 Jamie Reed 5
 Peter Hoy 2
 Craig Garside

COLOURS
 Blue & White


Bangor City





Port Talbot

1
Paul Smith





David Burnett 1
2
Peter Hoy





Nicky Holland
2
3
Chris Roberts





Lloyd Grist
3
4
Dave Morley





Gareth Phillips
4
5
Michael Johnston





Matthew Rees
5
6
Craig Garside





Lee Surman
6
7
Jamie Reed




Lee John
7
8
Alan Bull





Luke Bowen
8
9
Les Davies





Martin Rose
9
10
Nicky Ward





Liam McCreesh
10
11
Chris Jones





David Brooks
11
12
Sion Edwards (79) for 3 Roberts




Matt Thompson (49) for 7 John 12
14
Clive Williams (82) for 6 Garside





Craig Jones (55) for 11Brooks 14
15
Eddie Jebb (81) for 8 Bull




Nathan Cotter'll (68) for 4Phillips 15
16
Tom Dix






16
17
John Owen






17


GOALSCORERS
  Lloyd Grist

COLOURS
 Yellow & Blue



  What a day! A record breaking forteenth win for Bangor who hit hapless Port Talbot for eight on a slithery Farrar Road.
   The pre match news was that Jamie Brewerton was still hospital following an operation which could rule him out for six weeks. Dave Morley duly slotted in alongside Michael Johnston with Craig Garside starting in midfield. Also that the lights were off! A power failure on High Street meant the game could start but might not finish.
   Attacking the Farrar End, Bangor forced three corners in the opening five minutes but young goalkeeper Burnett was up to the challenge. Port Talbot broke and forced Dave Morley to time his tackle perfectly as Martin Rose ran into the box. Ten minutes in and the visitors first corner was quickly cleared but Burnett saved Jamie Reeds long range sighter.
   A fourth Bangor corner on eleven minutes resulted in the opening goal. Nicky Ward crossed deep from the right and Jamie Reed nodded home from close range. A fifth corner followed and on fourteen minetes City doubled their advantage as Burnett could not hold Les Davies thirty yard rocket and Jamie Reed was again on hand to nod home from the left.  The game was still quite open and the sure footed Michael Johnston stood firm for City when threatened.
   Moments later Nicky Ward found himself in space on the left but shot wide, then Chris Roberts crossed from the left, Surman misjudged but Burnett saved Peter Hoy's header.  Craig Garside picked out Les Davies but his header missed the target. Luke Bowen shot wide from close range as the visitors looked for a foothold in the game.
   After a quiet spell where neither side could hold on to possession, a roar from the Farrar End meant the tea bar light was on! The power was back on which meant we were in business to finish the game under lights.   Gareth Phillips' long range shot was saved by Paul Smith before Chris Jones and then Peter Hoy went close for City.
   A minute before half time Bangor went three up.  Nicky Ward's  shot was blocked but rolled back to the left peg who shot again, Burnett saved, but Craig Garside tapped in from close range.  City won an eighth corner and Gareth Phillips was very lucky to escape any form of punishment for a wild skidding lunge in front of the dugouts.
HALF TIME 3-0

   No change at the interval but within seconds Dave Morley was shown the yellow card for delaying a freekick, the only blemish in a display of which captain Brewerton would have been proud.  The first substitution then saw Talbot replace Lee John with Matthew Thompson.
   Bangor though picked up where they had left off as Jamie Reed, hunting a hatrick, dribbled past three defenders and won a corner on the left. Craig Garside shot wide from in front of goal before ten minutes after the restart a second change for the visitors as Craig Jones replaced David Brooks.
   On the hour Bangor went close once more as Peter Hoy collected Les Davies' deep cross but Alan Bull's point blank shot was blocked.  Moments later Peter Hoy's thirty yarder was deflected wide. On 63 mins Gareth Phillips was belatedly yellow carded for another lunge, Port Talbot won their third corner, before on 67 mins they went one better with a goal from Lloyd Grist who had scarcely enjoyed his outing on the left of defence.
   Bangor fans might have wondered if the nature of the game was about to change. Two further corners settled any  nerves before on 71 mins it was 4-1. Nicky Ward crossed and Peter Hoy rose highest to head home from close range.  Martin Rose headed wide as Mark Jones urged his team forwards but on 74 mins it was 5-1 Jamie Reed's long range freekick took a wicked deflection and beat Burnett all ends up. Port Talbot were down but not out as the gallant Rees battled manfully with the power and purpose of Les Davies, but could not be accountable for the all ends up defending of his ragged fullbacks.
   With fifteen minutes left Bangor seemed to up a gear, the ball fizzing around on the skiddy surface, Ward and Garside prominent. A thirteenth corner saw Peter Hoy credited with his second as Bangor went 6-1 ahead. The a triple, if delayed substitution, as Sion Edwards came on for Chris Roberts, Eddie Jebb for Alan Bull, and finally young Clive Williams into centre midfield for Craig Garside.
   No sooner had the final sub come on than an 81st minute strike from Jamie Reed, a near post flick after a strong run down the left from Sion Edwards. Seven one. All over, not quite, as on ninety minutes and with some supporters ambling home Burnett saved Sion Edwards' low shot but Jamie Reed slotted home a fifth and ended the proceedings with the match ball firmly grasped to confirm a superb individual performance.

   MoM BANGOR CITY
  Jamie Reed
   MoM OPPOSITION
  Matthew Phillips
   REFEREE:  Mark Petch   ATTENDANCE: 613



22
20 NOV 2010
 Bangor City 5 v 0 Carmarthen
welsh premier

 
GOALSCORERS
 Alan Bull 3
 Dave Morley
 Sion Edwards

COLOURS
 Blue & White


Bangor City





Carmarthen Town

1
Paul Smith





Shane Earp 1
2
Peter Hoy





Lee Phillips
2
3
Chris Roberts





Bobby Briers
3
4
Dave Morley





Dale Griffiths
4
5
Jamie Brewerton





Lee Bevan
5
6
Alan Bull





Lee Jenkins
6
7
Jamie Reed




Corey Thomas
7
8
Michael Johnston





Darren Griffiths
8
9
Les Davies





Nick Harrhy
9
10
Nicky Ward





Tim Hicks
10
11
Chris Jones





Sacha Walters
11
12
Sion Edwards (71) for 3 Roberts




Gary Bansor (77 for 7 Thomas 12
14
Craig Garside (67) for10 Ward





Calvin Davies (71) for 11Walters 14
15
Eddie Jebb (69) for 11 Jones




Oliver Ardolino
15
16
Tom Dix





Alex Thomas (83) for 9 Harrhy 16
17
John Owen





Mattie Davies
17


GOALSCORERS
 

COLOURS
 Red



  This was a swashbuckling performance by Bangor as the thirteenth win reasserted that thirteen point lead at the top of the Welsh Premier.
   Carmarthern, defending the St Pauls, had a low sun to contend with which helped to unsettle the inexperienced stand in goalkeeper Shane Earp. On ten minutes though it was Tim Hicks who looked poised to strike before captain Jamie Brewerton slid in with a crucial tackle which left both players needing treatment.
   On the quarter hour mark Les Davies headed on target from Jamie Reed's deep cross from the right, but the visitors were alive and kicking as Michael Johnston had to snuff out a break involving first Darren Griffiths and then Sacha Walters on the left.
   Corey Thomas went close with a clean low strike, then Les Davies smashed a twenty yarder just wide at The St Pauls End.  Bangor won a couple of corners but Carmarthen broke through Sasha Walters who shot over from the edge of the box. Next Jamie Brewerton had to be brave once more to deny Darren Griffiths but moments later City had the lead.
   There were 29 minutes on the clock when Les Davies and Jamie Reed combined on the left, the ball came in at the near post and although Chris Jones missed out Alan Bull stabbed home from close range.  No sooner had the applause died down than it started again two minutes later as Peter Hoy's slid in Alan Bull to double his tally with a calm finish. It so nearly became a four minute hatrick moments later when Bull shot goalwards but his effort hit Chris Jones and was thumped clear.
   The strangely subdued Sacha Walters clattered Chris Roberts who continued after treatment. Carmarthen pressed but Dave Morley, tall and purposeful, headed clear twice in quick succession.  Bangor responded with a Peter Hoy long throw which fell to Les Davies but Earp saved in front of his face.
   On the stroke of half time Jamie Reed ran in behind the Town defence but shanked his shot wide. But it was so nearly two one as Darren Griffiths rounded Paul Smith only to see his low shot cleared off the line by the never say die Michael Johnston who was roundly applauded. And that was about it as Referee Pratt blew for the interval with Bangor boasting a two nil advantage.
HALF TIME 2-0

   As the second half got underway Bangor seemed keen to add to their advantage as Les Davies and Alan Bull went close in the opening minutes. Next Peter Hoy's long range freekick fell to Jamie Brewerton but he steered his shot wide.
   Ten minutes after the break young Shane Earp needed treatment but it was Paul Smith who was called into action with a smart saved from the industrious Darren Griffiths. City were desperate to add to their advantage and went close again when Les Davies' screamer skimmed the crossbar after good work from Chris Jones and Alan Bull.
   Les Davies and Jamie Reed went close and a third goal seemed inevitable.  It arrived moments later as Peter Hoy's run unsettled Carmarthen, Dave Morley shot and the ball broke to Alan Bull who smashed home his hatrick at the second attempt in the 61st minute. Seconds later Craig Garside replaced the hard working Nicky Ward.

  Bangor won a corner which the visitors half cleared, young goalkeeper Earp felled Peter Hoy. Penalty and, according to Referee Pratt, a yellow card. Up stepped Dave Morley to cap an outstanding individual performance with a coolly converted kick.  Morley, reminscent of Kevin Langley this minute and John Aspinall that, is the guiding hand steering the blues from start to finish.

   Another change as Eddie Jebb replaced Chris Jones. Midfielder Sacha Walters ran on goal but fired wide and was promptly replaced by Calvin Davies as Sion Edwards also came on for a hobbling Chris Roberts.  Les Davies was shown the yellow card for precious little on 79 mins before Gary Bansor replaced Corey Thomas.

    On 83 minutes it was 5-0 as Sion Edwards rifled home from ten yards after young Earp dropped Dave Morley's swirling cross. In the minutes that remained Bangor might have added more as Jamie Reed headed wide, Eddie Jebb shot likewise and finally Jamie Reed saw his shot saved by the gallant Earp who never gave up the ghost.
   So five nil it was and a record thirteenth straight win to reinstate the thirteen point lead.

   MoM BANGOR CITY
  Dave Morley
   MoM OPPOSITION
  Darren Griffiths
   REFEREE:  Nick Pratt   ATTENDANCE:  720



21
9 NOV 2010
 Bangor City 1 v 3 TNS
LOOSEMORES CUP

 
GOALSCORERS
 Alan Bull

COLOURS
 Blue & White


Bangor City





TNS

1
Paul Smith





Paul Harrison 1
2
Sean Davies





Charlie Proctor
2
3
Peter Hoy





Marcus Giglio
3
4
Michael Johnston





Phil Baker
4
5
Clive Williams





Connell Rawlinson
5
6
Craig Garside





Tommy Holmes
6
7
Eddie Jebb




Scott Ruscoe
7
8
Tom Dix





Jamie Wood
8
9
Les Davies





Matthew Berkerley
9
10
Alan Bull





Aaron Edwards
10
11
Sion Edwards





Craig Williams
11
12
Chris Jones (38) for 11 Edwards




Matty Williams 12
14
John Owen (70) for 9 Davies





Craig Jones 14
15
Chris Roberts  (75) for 12 Jones




Grant Butler 63) for 5 Rawlinson 15
16
Danial Jones





Ritchie Partridge
16
17
Dan Lowndes





Barry Haralambos (75) for 10 Eds



GOALSCORERS
  Charlie Proctor
  Scott Ruscoe
  Jamie Wood

COLOURS
 Green & White



   Bangor took a thirteenth minute lead but it did not prove unlucky for the English visitors as the final scoreline confirms.
   Nev Powell strengthened his side from that which lost heavily in the first leg, but kept faith with young Sean Davies, and gave full games to Clive Williams and Tom Dix. TNS brought in Welshpool youngster, and academy product, Charlie Proctor.
   City forged the first chance when Les Davies headed wide off a Peter Hoy cross.
   But it was Bangor who struck first to warm the hearts and hands of the crowd when Alan Bull cut inside from the right and shot left footed past Paul Harrison, after good build up involving Craig Garside. Moments later a long clearance from Paul Smith bounced through to Bull again but this time he failed to get his shot away.
   On 25 minutes Peter Hoy again sent the ball into the box but Craig Garside missed the target, moments later TNS broke but Michael Johnston was on hand to snuff out the danger.  Les Davies shot goalwards but Harrison saved.
   City won a couple of corners with Clive Williams in the thick of the action but Sion Edwards' cross seem to miss everyone with the visitors defence flatfooted.  Seven minutes before the break the injured Sion Edwards was replaced by Chris Jones. Peter Hoy launched a long throw which Les Davies backheaded at goal but Harrison pushed away for a third Bangor corner.  Hoy got a second chance moments later and picked out Chris Jones whose instinctive effort hit goalkeeper Harrison and was scrambled away.
   Eddie Jebb won City a fourth corner but this came to nothing, then Bull threatened by Baker slid in to halt his progress.  TNS threatened through Berkerley and Ruscoe but he shot wide. Two added minutes signalled, due to the injury to Sion Edwards. Les Davies and Connell Rawlinson clashed, Les was shown the yellow card but Rawlinson's aggressive response a heavy challenge went unpunished. Former Llanelli winger Craig Williams went close for TNS before the whistle blew.  It was still one nil at the interval - hopes of a ten nil scoreline did look a touch remote.
HALF TIME  1-0
   The second half got underway with Bangor attacking the St Pauls End. City nearly scored within moments of the kick off when Eddie Jebb cut in from the right but his deflected shot sped wide of Paul Harrion's goal. Then midfield maestro Craig Garside fired over from the edge of the box.
   City forced a corner which was cleared.  Les Davies got the better of former blue Phil Baker but the centreback recovered to see the ball back to his goalkeeper.
   Craig Williams' deflected header resulted in a corner for TNS but Michael Johnston cleared. Connell Rawlinson made way for Grant Butler on 63 minutes.  Jamie Wood was shown the yellow card for a wild challenge. Les Davies upset the home defence with a forward header but TNS scrambled clear. On 70 mins Bangor sent on John Owen for Les Davies. Matt Berkerley was yellow carded for a kick on Paul Smith.
   With twenty minutes remaining John Owen came on for Les Davies and five minutes later Chris Roberts came on for the injured Chris Jones as another Welshpool youngster Barry Haralambous replaced Aaron Edwards,   The visitors levelled on 73 minutes when Matt Berkerley scored after an attempted Peter Hoy clearance hit Clive Williams in the face and allowed the much travelled striker to jab home from close range.  Eddie Jebb forced TNS keeper Harrison to save with his feet.
   John Owen was tripped running into the box but no penalty.  Paul Smith saved well from Ruscoe whose deflected effort nearly deceived City's custodian.  On 82 minutes Scott Ruscoe scored from the penalty spot, awarded for no apparent reason by Mark Petch. And with a minute left on the clock the persistent Jamie Wood made it three one with a well struck shot from the edge of the box.
  And that was that, an convincing aggregate win or defeat which ever way you look at it, TNS now meet Llanelli in the final.
   MoM BANGOR CITY
  Eddie Jebb
   MoM OPPOSITION
  Scott Ruscoe
   REFEREE: Mark Petch   ATTENDANCE:  130



20
6 NOV 2010
 Bangor City 2 v 1 Bryntirion Ath
The Welsh Cup

 
GOALSCORERS
 Jamie Brewerton
 Jamie Reed

COLOURS
 Red


Bangor City





Bryntirion A

1
Paul Smith





Peter Blain 1
2
Peter Hoy





Matthew Jones
2
3
Chris Roberts





Ian Gearie
3
4
Dave Morley





Paul Evans
4
5
Jamie Brewerton





Sean Williams
5
6
Les Davies





Rhys Williams
6
7
Jamie Reed