BANGOR CITY MATCH REPORTS 2011-12
MATCH REPORT ARCHIVE










41 6 May 2012
Bangor City 4 v 1 Glantraeth
nwcfa challenge cup
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 COLOURS
  Blue & White
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  SCORERS
  Alan Bull 2
  Mark Smyth
  Sion Edwards
  
 



 Bangor City






















Glantraeth

1
 Kyle Clancy




Dave Clarke
1
2
 Peter Hoy




 Chris Bennett
2
3
 Sion Edwards




Chris Evans
3
4
 Clive Williams




 Matt Locke
4
5
 Damien Allen




 Kieran Jeffreys
5
6
 Michael Johnston




 Jamie Roberts
6
7  Chris Jones




 James Saxon
7
8
 Craig Garside




 Bryn Roberts
8
9
 Les Davies



 Anthony Hughes
9
10
 Alan Bull




Marc Evans
10
11
 Mark Smyth




 Andy Clarke
11


13
 Kyle Wilson (65) for 7 Jones




Paul Rowlands (61) for 8 Roberts  12
14
 Frank D'Angio (82) for 11 Smyth




Darren Garmey (72) for 7 Saxon
14
15
 Dan Lowndes (65) for 3 Edw'ds




Chris Roberts (76) for 11 Clarke
15
16
 Jamie Brewerton





16
17
 




17


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 COLOURS
  Red & White
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  SCORERS
  Marc Evans
  
  
  

   Bangor took an early lead and despite some brave defence and a Marc Evans strike, ran out comfortable winners before a decent Nantporth crowd.
  
The lead came inside thirty seconds as Alan Bull crossed left footed from the right and Mark Smyth netted from close range.
   It might have been two minutes later as Clarke did well to turn Les Davies header over. City forced three corners early on as the islanders struggled to settle on the wide flat acres of Nantporth.
   On thirteen minutes it was 2-0 as leftback Sion Edwards waltzed through the Glantraeth defence before driving home from an acute angle on the left.. Les Davies was proving hard to handle for the "visitors" defence as City went for a fairly direct approach. Next Les' strike partner Alan Bull repeated the Edwards' dose with a solo run and calm finish on the quarter hour.
   But spirited Glantraeth were not giving up and they won a corner which City struggled to clear. A sixth Bangor corner came along on 22 minutes but Les Davies headed over before injuring himself moments later with a mistimed swing. Nothing to serious though.
   Out of the blue Glantraeth won a penalty as Clive Williams brought down Marc Evans who netted the spot kick to bring the islanders into the game at 3-1 on the half hour. Clive was yellow carded for the foul. This heralded a fightback of sorts from the Anglesey side who showed they could pass but failed to really trouble Kyle Clancy often enough.
   Bangor threatened again Alan Bull ran on goal but hesitated and the chance was lost. But seconds later he didnt hesitate and it was 4-1 as Alan Bull smashed home from a narrow angle some five minutes before the interval after a deep cross from Peter Hoy on the right was headed goalwards only to strike a Glan defender and drop invitingly for Bull.
   Les Davies set up Mark Smyth but he fired across goal from close range. One minute of added time passed without incident and City left the field to warm applause and the comfort of a four one advantage.
HALF TIME 4-1
   City began the second period attacking the Antelope End and Clive Williams quickly tested Clarke with a clean strike which the keeper duly saved. Glan responded with a cross which Kyle Clancy.
   Les Davies set up Damien Allen with a clever dummy but the midfielder failed to beat the keeper in a one on one. But the opening quarter was scarcely action packed as neither side created that many clear cut chances. The first substitution of the afternoon saw former blues youngster Paul Rowlands come on for Glantraeth in place of Bryn Roberts
   City won another corner through Les Davies and when the cross came over Craig Garside struck the upright with a powerful strike with Clarke helpless. On the 65th minute a double change for City as Chris Jones made way for Kyle Wilson and Sion Edwards was replaced by
young Dan Lowndes with Peter Hoy switching to leftback.
   Another corner for Bangor but after Clarke saved well from Les Davies the big striker smashed the rebound wide against his former club. Former Holyhead midfielder Darren Garmey then replaced Jamie Saxon on 72 minutes.
   In all honesty the game was now in the doldrums with only Les Davies showing much attacking intent. Alan Bull managed a shot on target but Clarke saved comfortably with then minutes left. Kyle Wilson won a corner on the straits side, but Craig Garside just failed to get a touch at the far post.
   Peter Hoy charged into the box but his birthday celebrations were dampened by Clarke who saved again. With time running out Alan Bull went close but scuffed his shot and a hatrick went begging as it did moments later when substitute D'Angio headed down but the shot went wide.
   So a subdued second half with City perhaps feeling the game was won and Glantraeth enjoying more possession. In the closing minutes Kyle Clancy saved from Chris Evans' long range effort. Frankie D'Angio shot but Clarke saved well again in added time to confirm a 4-1 final score and a NWCFA Chalenge Cup win for City.
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Les Davies
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Dave Clarke
  REFEREE
G W Jones
  ATTENDANCE
342


40
24 APRIL 2012
Rhyl 1 v 2 Bangor City
nwcfa challenge cup
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 COLOURS
 Black & White
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 SCORERS
CPaul McManus
C
C




 Rhyl






















Bangor City

1
 Ben Jones




Kyle Clancy
1
2
 Matty Woodward




Peter Hoy
2
3
 Shaun Dowling




Sion Edwards
3
4
 Russ Courtney




Michael Johnston  4
5
 Stefan Halewood




Clive Williams
5
6
 Mark Powell




Mark Smyth
6
7
 Ryan Williams




Chris Jones
7
8
 Danny Hughes




Craig Garside
8
9
 Dave Forbes




Alan Bull
9
10
 Mike Pritchard




Kyle Wilson
10
11
 Scott Beckett




Damien Allen
11


12
 Jimmy Gambino




Frankie D'Angio
12
14
 Paul McManus



Dan Lowndes
14
15
 Danny Jarrett




Myles Jones
15
16
 Graham Davidson





16
17
 Greg Strong





17
18






18
19






19


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 COLOURS
  Red
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 SCORERS
RAlan Bull 2
R
R
C

   It took a couple of late goals - one with an element of farce, to lift this game out of the doldrums.
 
With Les Davies still suspended and other regulars rested it was a changed Bangor side which made the trip along the A55 to Belle Vue.
   Young Rhyl goalkeeper Ben Jones saved well from Alan Bull whilst City also went close through Mark Smyth. At the other end Kyle Clancy was enjoying a quiet evening with Bangor pretty much in control. Craig Garside and Damian Allen getting the edge in midfield and young Clive Williams decisive at the back. Rhyl looking to the veteran Mark Powell, now able to use his pension pass on buses to the ground, still a presence in midfield.
   At the interval it remained goalless with Bangor having every reason to feel optimistic.
HALF TIME  0-0
   The pace of the game quickened after the restart and it was no surprise that it was Bangor who took the lead five minutes after the restart.
   Craig Garside passed through to Alan Bull who ran clear on goal to comprehensively outwit Ben Jones in a one to one situation and put City a goal to the good.
   With time running out and City seemingly set for a single goal victory a defensive mistake let in substitute Paul McManus and the former blues striker wasted no time in levelling the scores on ninety minutes.
   The home side were jubilant, a young supporter ran on to the pitch and caused a stoppage, the home team were still celebrating at the referee indicated Bangor could restart. From that moment Alan Bull launched a fifty yarder on target which flew through the grasp of the hapless Jones and quietened the Lilywhites who had no time to respond.
   So a dramatic end to a fairly uneventful match between the two sides who finished second in their respective leagues, but it is Bangor who go on to the NWCFA Cup Final against either Glantraeth or Llanrwst - possibly at Nantporth.
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Clive Williams
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Mark Powell
  REFEREE
P Kewley
  ATTENDANCE
400



39
21 APRIL 2012
TNS 5 v 0 Bangor City

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 COLOURS
 Green & White
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 SCORERS
CGreg Draper 3
CChris Seargeant
CRyan Fraughan




 TNS






















Bangor City

1
 Paul Harrison




Lee Idzi
1
2
 Simon Spender




Peter Hoy
2
3
 Chris Marriott




Chris Roberts
3
4
 Phil Baker




Dave Morley
4
5
 Steve Evans




Jamie Brewerton
5
6
 Aeron Edwards




Michael Johnston
6
7
 Christian Seargeant




Chris Jones
7
8
 Craig Jones




Damian Allen
19
9
 Greg Draper




Sion Edwards
11
10
 Alex Darlington




Kyle Wilson
10
11
 Ryan Fraughan




Mark Smyth
17


12
 Sam Finlay



Craig Garside (67) for 4 Morley   12
14
 Scott Ruscoe (83) for 11 Fra'han



Neil Thomas   14
15
 Connell Rawlinson



Kyle Clancy   15
16
 Nicky Ward (83) for 7 Seargeant



Alan Bull (67) for 10 Wilson   16
17
 Tom Roberts (83) for 6 Edwards



 Clive Williams (67) for 7 Jones   17
18
 Alex Ramsay




Corey Jones
18
19
 Marcus Giglio





19


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 COLOURS
 Blue & White
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 SCORERS
R
R
R
C

  It all went wrong in the opening ten minutes after which City were left with too much to do.
   Referee Morgan stamped his authority affter podgy Tranmere loanee Ryan Fraughan dived to win a penalty but turned round to see a yellow card a Bangor freekick.
   But the warning was not heeded as Kiwi cap Greg Draper ran through to beat the offside trap and net calmly within four minutes for his 20th Welsh Premier goal of the season.
   On seven minutes it was 2-0 as Christian Seargeant's twenty five yard freekick beat Lee Idzi low to his right and City had a mountain to climb. In reality they never looked like doing so.
   On 26 minutes it was all over bar the shouting as Greg Draper netted his second by chipping Lee Idzi and nodding home from close range with the Bangor defence in tattters.
  On the quarter hour Lee Idzi pulled off a smart double save as The Saints pushed for a third and City struggled to get a foothold in the game.
    TNS knocked on the door again and it took a great double block from Michael Johnston to stop Aeron Edwards.
   Ten minutes before the break Michael Johnston was yellow carded for a clash with Fraughan who simply lacked the pace to get away. Freekick awarded though and Lee Idzi saved well low down from Christian Seargeant who went close to repeating his earlier strike. Chris Roberts was to the fore as the stretched blues defence struggled to cope with the pace and movement of the hoops, and failed to build any possession or control going forward.
   A first real chance came to Kyle Wilson who hooked over after Peter Hoy headed back Sion Edward's deep corner from the right, City's second flag kick of the game. As time ran out Darlington threatened down the right and won a corner off Johnston which Idzi punche dout and Bangor countered but could not capitalise.
HALF TIME  3-0
   No changes at the interval but now City were attacking the wooded end, with blues supporters told they were not able to migrate. But migrate they did, walking outside the ground and congregating in ever increasing numbers on the hill behind the goal!
  
It was 3-0 at the interval and - unlikely as it might seem - still a feeling that one goal might lift spirits and spark a remarkable fightback. Hopes were raised in the minutes after the restart as Chris Jones crossed and Jamie Brewerton headed over, then with shouts for a handball ignored a second effort from City's captain also flew off target.
   Damien Allen was forcing the blues midfield into the game and Chris Jones looked threatening on the right.  It was not be though when Ryan Fraughan collected the ball on the left and waltzed through the blues defence to lash home from a tight angle with a glimpse of the skill that his dumpy frame belies.
   On 67 minutes a triple change for Bangor with Alan Bull, Craig Garside and Clive Williams coming on for Kyle Wilson, Dave Morley and Chris Jones respectively. Young Clive caught they eye with his willing running upfront but in fairness it was a near impossible task by then.
   TNS won and missed one penalty before a second spot kick came along and Greg Draper scored with ten minutes left on the clock. There were no more goals - in truth City rarely threatened - and as the game drifted on the only eye catching event was the gradual evacuation of Park Hall with City fans congregating in the woods behind Paul Harrison's goal in defiance of some unnecessary and wholly inappropriate segregation.
   So second best on the day and second best at the end of the season. Which isnt that bad actually given the presence of clubs with bigger budgets, full and part time. Praise though where it is due to Craig Harrison whose Saints gave the best performance by a WP side against Bangor for several seasons.
   Of course European football has been booked once again in a season which has seen far more good than bad. And under Powell, Limbert and co this is a Bangor side which will bounce back and push for honours once more.

  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Chris Roberts
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Christian Seargeant
  REFEREE
Kevin Morgan
  ATTENDANCE
1468



38
15 April 2012
Neath 1 v 3 Bangor City

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 COLOURS
 Black & Gold
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 SCORERS
CMatty Collins
C





 Neath






















Bangor City

1
 Lee Kendall




Lee Idzi
1
2
 Luke Cummings




Peter Hoy
2
3
 Jack Lewis




Chris Roberts
3
4
 Matthew Rees




Dave Morley
4
5
 Kai Edwards




Jamie Brewerton
5
6
 Matty Collins




Michael Johnston
6
7
 Chris Jones




Chris Jones
7
8
 Adie Harris




Les Davies
9
9
 Lee Trundle




Mark Smyth
12
10
 Toby Jones




Sion Edwards
11
11
 Luke Bowen




Damien Allen
19


12
 Ian Hillier (80) for 4 Rees



Neil Thomas  12
14
 Kristian O'Leary




Kyle Clancy  14
15
 Craig Hughes (40) for 10 Jones



Alan Bull (74) for 9 Davies  15
16
 Kerry Morgan



Clive Williams (89) for 7 Jones
16
17
 Kerry Nicholas



Craig Garside (90) for 9 Davies  17
18
 Kyle Cockings




18
19
 Udo Nwoko (83) for 8 Harris




19


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 COLOURS
 Blue
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 SCORERS
CLes Davies
CPeter Hoy
CMark Smyth
C

   Bangor ran out comfortable 3-1 winners at The Gnoll and in so doing guarantted European football at nantporth next season.
  
The first half opened quietely enough with the noisy Bangor support stationed in the main stand and making enough noise be heard 150 miles away in Bala.
   Whilst the lively Mark Smyth had the first effort, Chris Roberts was yellow carded for a pull on the troublesome Lee Trundle, before City won and largely wasted a couple of corners.

   But on 22 minutes all this changed as Sion Edwards won the ball in midfield, passed to the left where leading goalscorer Les Davies was lurking. He ran on goal before defeating Lee Kendall with a back post chip which lodged in the frame of the goal for a one nil lead.
   City continued to press and Mark Smyth fired wide twice before a fourth corner - courtesy a deflected Les Davies shot - was crossed deep from the left by Chris Jones headed on inadvertently by Matthew Rees and nutted home by Peter Hoy on his 200th WP start for the club ten minutes before the break.
   Five minutes before the interval Neath replaced Conwy lad Toby Jones was replaced by Craig Hughes for reasons not wholly obvious.
   Before the interval Peter Hoy might have added a third whilst Sion Edwards shot over, but after three minutes of added time the teams filed off it was 2-0 to Bangor and title hopes still held high.
HALF TIME  0-2
   The second half was six minutes old when Matty Collins latched onto a half clearance to pull one back for Neath from the edge of the box with a low shot and set a few nerves jangling amongst the blue horde.
   On the pitch though City stayed calm and pretty much in control. Les Davies and Chris Jones went close to restoring the advantage but Neath threatened as Luke Bowen chased Lee Kendall's long clearance but lashed wide to the left.
Kendall saved well from Les Davies from Peter Hoy's long throw before a frustrated Bowen fired wide again, Next Mark Smyth fired across goal right footed from the left with no one able to get a vital touch.
   Neath countered but Lee Trundle's shot was deflected and Lee Idzi saved well. City won a ninth corner but Kendall saved well from Sion Edwards who shot from outside the box.

   Then on 67 minutes a crucial third goal. Mark Smyth mesmorised a staggering Matthew Rees before firing the ball into the roof of the next past a startled Kendall from ten yards out to the left. The home side responded with a spell of pressure and a trio of corners which culminated in Luke Bowen shooting well over. Minutes later the burly striker was yellow carded for a foul on Michael Johnston. A twenty yard freekick from Lee Trundle forced Lee Idzi into the action with a decent save.
   Into the last ten minutes and Bowen thought he had scored but Chris Roberts cleared off the line with Lee Idzi for once beaten. The final stages were broken up with substitutions, with Alan Bull, Craig Garside and Clive Williams all coming off the bench, but in the four minutes of added time further misery for Neath as Luke Bowen was shown a second yellow and red for a foul on Chris Roberts.
   So it was City fans and players who celebrated loudly at the final whistle blown by Nick Pratt, well worth the long journey from North Wales (and London in some cases) to be there.

  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Sion Edwards
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Matty Collins
  REFEREE
Nick Pratt
  ATTENDANCE
488


37 6 April 2012
Bangor City 4 v 2 Bala Town
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 COLOURS
 Blue & White
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 SCORERS
CMark Smyth 2
CPeter Hoy
CSion Edwards
C



 Bangor City






















Bala Town

1
 Lee Idzi




Terry McCormick
1
2
 Peter Hoy




John Irving
2
3
 Chris Roberts




Ben Collins
3
4
 Dave Morley




Stuart Jones
4
5
 Jamie Brewerton




Michael Byron
5
6
 Michael Johnston



Connall Murtagh
6
7  Chris Jones




Mark Connolly
7
19
 Damien Allen



Mark Jones
8
9
 Les Davies



Steff Edwards
9
11
 Sion Edwards




Mike Sharples
10
12
 Mark Smyth




Peter Doran
11


10
 Kyle Wilson (89) for 7 Jones



Danny Williams  12
12
 Neil Thomas (82) for 12 Smyth



Ross Jefferies  14
13
 Kyle Clancy



Steve Brown (47) for 11 Doran  15
14
  Alan Bull (90) for 9 Davies



  Chris Mason  16
17
 Clive Williams



Mark Pullman
17
19
 Corey Jones




18

 





19


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 COLOURS
 Black & White
-
 SCORERS
  Ian Sheridan
  Mark Connolly
   
C

   Bangor reignited their championship charge with a 4-2 defeat of battling Bala to secure a full house of twelve points against the lakesiders this season.
   City fate would rest in part in the hands of Paul McLoughlin a Dublin whistler officiating as part of an exchange programme. Perhaps those experiments would be more suitable for early or mid season matches.
   Any chance of staying in the title race depended on a home win but one time Bangor target Ian Sheridan had other ideas as he latched onto Mark Jones through ball to beat Lee Idzi inside six minutes.
   Four minutes later though City were level as Mark Smyth netted after Les Davies headed Chris Jones cross into his path. City pressed for a second as Les Davies went close a couple of times but Bala threatened through Ian Sheridan but his header was well saved by Lee Idzi.
   On 26 minutes though Mark Smyth doubled his tally to put City ahead for the first time with a far post header
to take his goals total for the season to nine, all Welsh Premier strikes. The opening came from a Peter Hoy long throw flicked on by Les Davies who was giving Bala centrebacks Jones and Byron plenty to think about.
   Mark Smyth went close to a first half hatrick but former Connahs Quay goalkeeper Terry McCormick denied him before Bala centreback Mike Byron shot wide from infront of goal. Bala went close through Sheridan once more but again Idzi was on hand to keep his effort out.
   City led 2-1 at the interval with the 800 strong crowd - more than that in reality but the youngsters were not charged - filed happily for a hot or cold drink of their choice.
HALF TIME 2-1
   Two minutes after the interval Bala Town's Steve Brown replaced Peter Doran.
   Bangor pressed for a third through Dave Morley whose long range shot was deflected wide and Mark Smyth also going close.
   The first major controvesy of the evening came on 67 minutes when the Irish referee awarded a penalty to the visitors for a supposed foul by Lee Idzi on Steff Edwards. No Lee Hunt due to suspension so upstepped Mark Connolly to score from the spot and level the scores at two all with Lee Idzi booked in the process.
   But Bangor were in no mood to be denied and urged on by the noisy crowd regained the lead two minutes later on 67 a deep corner was headed in by Peter Hoy for his fourth goal of the season.
   Thirteen minutes from time blues left winger Sion Edwards put City 4-2 ahead after defensive indecision and it was a lead they were not to lose. With around ten minutes left Neil Thomas came on for goalscorer Smyth and in the closing minutes Kyle Wilson and then Alan Bull replaced Chris Jones and Les Davies respectively.
   So a clear win for City, three big points which closed the gap to just one on leaders TNS who were - later that day - held to a draw by Llanelli to breath fresh life into the title race.
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Mark Smyth
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Mark Jones
  REFEREE
Paul McLaughlin
  ATTENDANCE
804


36 24 MARCH 2012
Bangor City 2 v 2 Llaneli
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 COLOURS
 Blue & White
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 SCORERS
CLes Davies
CAlan Bull
C
C



 Bangor City






















Llaneli

1
 Lee Idzi




Craig Richards
1
2
 Peter Hoy




Antonio Corbisiero
8
3
 Chris Roberts




Lloyd Grist
3
4
 Dave Morley




Chris Venables
4
5
 James Brewerton




Kris Thomas
2
6
 Michael Johnston




Stuart Jones
5
19
 Damien Allen




Jason Bowen
7
9
 Les Davies




Craig Williams
16
11
 Sion Edwards




Scott Evans
20
12
 Neil Thomas




Rhys Griffiths
9
14
 Alan Bull




Ashley Evans
15


12
 Kyle Wilson (72) for 14 Bull



Jordan Follows (61) for 20 Ev'ns   14
14
 Kyle Clancy



Chris Llewellyn  (80) for 8 Corbs  1?
15
 Chris Jones 



Chris Holloway  15
16
 Mark Smyth (69) for 11 Edwards



Craig Moses (75) for 7 Bowen  16
17
 Clive Williams (78) for 2 Hoy



 Ryan Batley
17
18






18
19






19


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 COLOURS
 Red
-
 SCORERS
  Jordan Follows
  Chris Venables
C
C

    Poor home form continues to dog Bangor who were held at home by big spenders Llanelli on a sunny afternoon at Nantporth.
   This latest setback leaves City trailing TNS by four points with three games left to play in this truncated season. That sounds oddly familiar.
   The day itself started with a double shock as captain Jamie Brewerton was shoved into conceding an "own goal" which was promptly disallowed.
   City responded through Les Davies who headed Dave Morley's cross goalwards but Craig Richards gathered comfortably. On seven minutes Davies ran through thanks to Neil Thomas but pulled his shot wide to the right. Chris Venables headed over from a Llanelli corner but moments later The Reds were awarded a penalty for a trip on Rhys Griffiths. The lanky elbower in chief dusted himself on a fired low - but Lee Idzi dived full length to his right and pulled off a great save!
   Young Llanelli midifielder Scott Evans was enjoying a fine first half, so too Dave Morley who was organising the blues midfield.
   Within two minutes of the penalty miss City were ahead. An Alan Bull corner from the left was headed home by Les Davies from six yards with Richards rooted to the spot on the Llanelli goal. The visitors went close minutes later but Craig Williams fired wide from the left.
   On the half hour Llanelli broke after a spell of home pressure, Williams again dangerous on the left but Michael Johnston's well timed tackle snuffed out the danger. Sion Edwards attacked down the left, saw his cross blocked and charged down the clearance to keep ball near the Llanelli goal.
   With half time fast approaching - into the added time allowed - Les Davies and Dave Morley involved as Alan Bull turned and fired home from close range despite the attention of the Llanelli defence, to make the half time score 2-0 and set a positive tone to the hundreds of half time debates.
HALF TIME 2-0
   No changes at the interval with City now attacking the Farrar End of the ground.
   But it was Jason Bowen who went close with a volley over from Craig Williams' cross from the left. On 49 minutes a clear yellow card for Corbisiero for a last ditch foul on Sion Edwards on half way as City looked to break. Lee Idzi had to be alert to save from Craig Williams who shot goalwards from six yards.
   Bangor pushed forward through Alan Bull whose run infield from the right freed Sion Edwards on the left. His fierce strike skimmed the crossbar with a 3-0 advantage inches away.  Craig Williams replied for Llanelli with a cross to Rhys Griffiths but he headed straight at the perfectly positioned Idzi from close range.
   On 58 minutes a lengthy stoppage ensued as Griffiths clattered both Dave Morley and Michael Johnston, the latter requiring treatment to a head injury. No punishment for the Llanelli centre forward. On the hour Jordan Follows replaced Scott Evans who had been busy in centre midfield.
   On 68 minutes Peter Hoy was yellow carded for handball and within seconds Mark Smyth replaced Sion Edwards.  Four minutes later Kyle Wilson came on for Alan Bull as the hea took its toll. Bangor instantly created a chance for Damian Allen after Dave Morley and Mark Smyth combined but the midfielder fired over.
   With fifteen minutes remaining Craig Moses replaced Jason Bowen and within seconds Llaneli hit the post, but before Bangor could gather breath substitute Jordan Follows netted from close range after Michael Johnston had blocked Moses shot.. City promptly sent on Clive Williams for a weary Peter Hoy and Llanelli replaced Corbisiero with Chris Llewellyn and switched to a three man attack. Chris Venables hit the Bangor bar with a thirty yard free kick at The Reds pushed for an equaliser.
   Four minutes from time The Reds bagged a deserved equaliser as Chris Venables pounced on a loose ball in the box and prodded home to the delight of the three long travelling supporters. Both Les Davies and Kyle Wilson went close but to no avail as referee Jones added just three minutes despite six substitutions and that stoppage on 58 minutes.
   Nonetheless a draw was probably a fair result and City must hope that Bala or Llanelli do them a favour in the run in.
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Michael Johnston
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Craig Williams
  REFEREE
Bryn Markham Jones
  ATTENDANCE
664


35 20 March 2012
Bangor City 5 v 4 Colwyn Bay
nwcfa challenge cup
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 COLOURS
  Red & White
-
  SCORERS
  Peter Hoy
  Les Davies
  Kyle Wilson
  Damian Allen
  Sion Edwards



 Bangor City






















Colwyn Bay

1
 Kyle Clancy




Andy Metcalf
1
2
 Peter Hoy




Liam Benson
2
3
 Chris Roberts




Lee Roberts
3
4
 Clive Williams




Danny Meadowcroft
4
5
 Damien Allen




Chris King
5
6
 Michael Johnston




John McKenna
6
7  Chris Jones




Lee Davey
7
8
 Craig Garside




Gareth Evans
8
9
 Les Davies



 Rob Hopley
9
10
 Alan Bull




 Jon Newby
10
11
 Sion Edwards



Mike Lea
11


13
  Mark Smyth (77) for 7 Jones



Luke Denson
12
14
  Kyle Wilson (77) for 8 Garside



Karl Noon
14
15
  Miles Jones (121) for 11 Ed'ds



 Fraser McLachlan
15
16
  Dan Lowndes




Stuart Barlow
16
17
 




17


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 COLOURS
  White & Maroon
-
  SCORERS
  Lee Davey
  Michael Lea
  Fraser McLachlan
  Rob Hopley

   Bangor fielded a stronger side than anticipated as did visitors Colwyn Bay, with both clearly keen on progress. and the net result was a nine goal thriller which featured nine scorers spread over more than two hours of end to end football.
  
The visitors featured two former Welsh Premier regulars with TNS, namely midfielder John McKenna and leftpeg Chris King, the son of blues legend Alan King. City gave a start to former Bay midfielder Craig Garside whilst Clive Williams filled the gap left by suspended skipper Jamie Bewerton.
  
Bangor might have grabbed an early lead as a chance fell to right winger Chris Jones but his header was saved by visting goalkeeper Andy Metcalf.
   On 12 minutes blues right back
Peter Hoy ran into the box late and planted a downward header beyond Metcalf to put City ahead. But within a minute Colwyn Bay drew level on the counter through Lee Davey as the former Heswall striker beat blues keeper Kyle Clancy to convert a cross from player manager Jon Newby on fourteen minutes.
   The half time score was all level at one all with little warning of what was to come!
HALF TIME 1-1
   City regained the lead through a Les Davies glancing header off Peter Hoy's cross on 56 minutes but again Colwyn Bay drew level three minutes later through former Manchester United youngster Michael Lea who scored from Jon Newby's cross.
   With 18 minutes left thevisitors took the lead for the first time as former Morecambe midfielder
Fraser McLachlan latched onto a half clearance from Bangor crash the ball left footed into the roof of the net from the edge of the box.  This time it was Bangor's turn to bounce back as substitute Kyle Wilson profited from Alan Bulls goalwards charge to fire across and beyond Metcalf  four mintues after coming on as a substitute for Craig Garside.
   The visitors struck and scored what looked like to be an 89th minute winner as leading goalscorer Rob Hopley netted left footed from a break in the face of Bangor pressure.
   With all hope seemingly drifting away, three minutes over the ninety, former Bay captain Damien Allen levelled against his old club to send the game into half an hour of added time.
   After a goalless first period of extra time the teams turned round once more with the scores locked at 4-4. The clearest chance of the second period saw Mark Smyth shoot goalwards, deflected for a corner which Kyle Wilson lashed over. Moments later Alan Bull also fired over, so too Les Davies' effort flew too high. But City did grab a goal on 114 minutes as Sion Edwards crashed home from close range after Les Davies' thunderbolt had been denied by Metcalf's brave block.
   So a nine goal thriller eventually settled by left winger Sion Edwards who set up a semi final date with old rivals Rhyl....
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Damien Allen
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Jon Newby
  REFEREE
Nick Pratt
  ATTENDANCE
273


34
16 March 2012
Prestatyn Town 0 v 4 Bangor City

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 COLOURS
  Red
-
 SCORERS
C
C
C




 Prestatyn Town






















Bangor City

1
 John Hill Dunt




Lee Idzi
1
2
 Chris Davies




Peter Hoy
2
3
 Martin Beattie




Chris Roberts
3
4
 Dave Hayes




Neil Thomas
12
5
 Paul O'Neill




Dave Morely
4
7
 Gareth Wilson




Michael Johnston
6
8
 Dan Evans




Chris Jones
7
10
 Steve Rogers




Damien Allen
19
12
 Ross Stephens




Les Davies
9
17
 Guto Hughes




Alan Bull
14
15
 Tom Kemp




Sion Edwards
11


12
 Jon Fisher Cook



Kyle Clancy  12
14
 Ross Hannen



Kyle Wilson(90) for 14 Bull  14
15
 Dave Roberts



Mark Smyth (73) for7 Jones  15
16
 Ash Bamber (73) for 8 Evans



Clive Williams (90) for 12 Thm's
16
17
 Glyn Lewis (90) for 17 Hughes



Eddie Jebb
17
18
 Rhys Owen (83) for 15 Kemp



Corey Jones
18
19
 





19


-
 COLOURS
 Blue & White
-
 SCORERS
CSion Edwards 2
CChris Jones
CLes Davies
C

   Bangor bounced back to winning ways with a comfortable 4-0 success at Bastion Gardens which - temporarily perhaps - saw the blues return to the top of the Welsh Premier table.
  
Before kick off the fifteen or so blues fans who had walked the 36 miles from Bangor took a bow on the pitch - what an effort - and what happened afterwards must surely be dedicated to them.
  
On a windy night at Bastion Gardens, City attakced the social club end in the first period and enjoyed the backing of the strong blue following and stiff breeze.
  
Sion Edwards began a bright evening with a shot across goal from the left before driving a 25 yard freekick just over from the right.  On the quarter hour City forced a couple of corners as Paul O'Neill and company struggled to clear their lines in the face of the gusting wind.
   A third corner on 19 minutes saw City go ahead as Chris Jones curled direct home from the flag kick on the left.  Prestatyn responded with their first threat as Dan Evans ran on goal but his long range shot scarcely troubled Lee Idzi.  The dry pitch and stiff breeze scarcely helped City who tended to overhit the ball, nor did it favour the home side whose clearances came straight back. Bangor won four, five and then a sixth corner but nothing to unduly alarm the burly Hill Dunt.
   As the game drifted into the final ten minutes City forced an eighth corner but again Prestatyn stood firm and blues fans pondered the second period given the natural advantage Prestatyn would enjoy. Neil Thomas cut a powerful figure in midfield, he robbed a dawdling Gareth Wilson but fired over from twenty yards. City pressed, Chris Jones saw his shot blocked before Les Davies headed over as pressure grew on Hill Dunt's goal.
   A minute before the break City doubled the lead. Sion Edwards latched onto Lee Idzi's long clearance down the left to smash a truly unstoppable volley beyond the despairing Hill Dunt and into the far corner. The mood in the blue camp lifted immediately by this brilliant strike but sobered momentarily as Ross Stephens lined up a freekick on the edge of the box but eventually fired just over.
   So half time and a two goal advantage made the variety of drinks taste all the better.
HALF TIME  1-2
   No changes at the interval but an ninth corner for City now attacking the open end. Big Les Davies stirred the travelling horde with a powerful run but his low shot hitt Hill Dunt before Neil Thomas fired just over from the edge of the box.
   A tenth corner followed as Les Davies' fierce drive was bravely blocked by Paul O'Neill and moments later Sion Edwards shot across goal from the left. The left winger had adopted a shoot on sight policy to good effect.  On the hour Alan Bull ran through thanks to Les Davies weighted through ball but again Hill Dunt blocked the shot.
   Three minutes later it was 3-0 as Sion Edwards released  Les Davies ran down the left and smashed a low drive wide of the static stopper for his 16th goal of the season. A couple of changes followed on 72 minutes with Ashley Bamber and Mark Smyth coming on for Dan Evans and Chris Jones respectively.
   Bamber might have made a name for himself as a defensive mix up offered an opening on the right but Lee Idzi ran back to save comfortably. City countered with a Les Davies "goal" from Sion Edwards cross but a linesman's flag for offside cut short the celebrations.
   Bangor were not to be denied though and a fourth goal duly arrived as Alan Bull fed Sion Edwards who drilled home from the left with rightback Chris Davies anticipating the final whistle more than most.
   Bangor sent on a couple of late subs in the form of Kyle Wilson and Clive Williams who replaced Sion Edwards and Neil Thomas respectively with both receiving loud applause from the 300+ blue contingent in the 400 strong crowd. Finally Mr Petch blew for time, no injuries, red or yellow cards recorded in what was a profitable and wholly enjoyable match at Bastion Gardens.
   Sore feet for some but warm hands all round as the City fans celebrated a fourth win against Prestatyn and a return to the top of the Welsh Premier table.
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Sion Edwards
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Martin Beattie
  REFEREE
Mark Petch
  ATTENDANCE
490


33 10 MARCH 2012
Bangor City 1 v 3 TNS
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 COLOURS
 Blue & White
-
 SCORERS
  Neil Thomas
C
C
C



 Bangor City






















TNS

1
 Lee Idzi




Paul Harrison
1
2
 Peter Hoy




Simon Spender
2
3
 Chris Roberts




Chris Marriott
3
4
 Dave Morley




Phil Baker
4
5
 Michael Johnston




Steve Evans
5
15
 Craig Garside



Aeron Edwards
6
7
 Chris Jones




Nicky Ward
7
19
 Damien Allen




Tom Roberts
8
9
 Les Davies




Greg Draper
9
12
 Neil Thomas




Alex Darlington
10
14
 Alan Bull




Ryan Fraughan
11


13
 Kyle Clancy



Chris Seargeant (66) for 7 Ward 12
14
 Eddie Jebb



Craig Jones (71) for 11 Fraughan 14
11
 Sion Edwards (76) for 12 Th'mas



Sam Finley (79) for 10 Darlington  15
15
  Kyle Wilson (70) for 4 Garside



Connell Rawlinson  16
17
 Clive Williams (46) for 11 Edw'ds



Scott Ruscoe  17
19
 Corey Jones (Y)



 Alex Ramsay (Y)
18
20
 




Marc Giglio (Y)
19


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 COLOURS
 Green & White
-
 SCORERS
  Greg Draper 2
  Aeron Edwards
   
C

   Bangor lost 3-1 at home for the second Saturday in succession and, oddly enough, in both matches trailed 3-0 at the interval and scored their solitary goal within two minutes of the restart.
   With Jame Brewerton suspended Dave Morley began at centrehalf with both Alan Bull and Neil Thomas handed recalls after some weeks out of favour. TNS started the brighter and in the opening moments Lee Idzi saved well from Greg Draper and then the towering Steve Evans who was outstanding throughout.
   The Greens went close again inside six minutes as Draper capitalised on a mistimed header from Dave Morley but Lee Idzi slid out once more to save. On ten minutes Steve Evans caught Chris Jones with his boot - accidental but painful - and on the quarter hour a first sight at goal for Bangor as Peter Hoy sliced well wide from the edge of thebox after Evans' for once misplaced a clearing header.
   But on 18 minutes the visitors had the lead.  Steve Evans slid the ball through the City defence for Greg Draper to round Idzi before finishing calmly from the left to the delight of the twenty Saints followers behind the goal. From the restart Alex Darlington shot on target but Idzi saved well.
   Recalled midfielder Neil Thomas was putting in a brave shift in midfield with some saving tackles and oen went beyond the permitted as he caught Darlington and was yellow card on 25 minutes. City went close two minutes later as Craig Garside headed too close to Paul Harrison from Peter Hoy's cross.
   On the half hour Les Davies shot on target, City won their third corner of the afternoon and the blue supporters amongst the seven hundred strong Nantporth crowd felt the game was moving their way. But TNS responded through Draper whose progress into the box was denied by Dave Morley. A string of corners for the visitors followed as Idzi saved well from Tom Roberts and from the fifth flag kick Alan Bull rushed clear down the right and sent over a deep cross which Les Davies side footed behind.
   Bangor forced a couple of corner, Neil Thomas saw his shot blocked on the edge of the box, but two goals in four minutes from The Saints suddenly shattered home hopes. First a booming clearance from Phil Baker found Aeron Edwards who rushed on goal to chip Lee Idzi from twenty yards. The four minutes later on 41, a mix up on the right allowed Greg Draper to prod home under pressure from Dave Morley.  City tried to respond, won a sixth corner but ended up saved once more by Lee Idzi who saved bravely from Draper as the Kiwi sought his hatrick. So at half time for the second Saturday in a row City trailed 3-0 at half time.
HALF TIME 0-3
  Before the restart City sent on Clive Williams in midfield in place of Craig Garside and to his credit the versatile youngster put in an industrious shift against the full timers.
  As the week before Bangor bounced back immediately.  Chris Jones shot low from the right, goalkeeper Harrison parried and blues midfielder Neil Thomas smashed home from ten yards. The City fans bellowed loudly - once again - in anticipation of a fightback. Moments later Bangor won a freekick but Les Davies's piledriver hit the wall which stood its ground bravely. A seventh Bangor corner caught Harrison in two minds but the danger passed.
   Five minutes after the restart Michael Johnston was wrongly yellow carded for a wholly unintentional clash with Darlington on half way. City pushed forward, urged on by the home support, and Les Davies rose to the challenge to see Harrison save his goalbound header after a shot had been blocked by Baker.
   TNS responded through Denbigh lad Tom Roberts whose shot was blocked at the last by Peter Hoy for a seventh Saints corner which was cleared. Les Davies was at the heart of everything City forged and his floated diagonal picked out Peter Hoy cutting in from the right but his effort was denied by the upright. Chaos then ensued as Hoy caught leftback Marriott with a heavy challenge and was yellow carded after some angry exchanges which also resulted in a similar caution for Phil Baker.
   Once play got underway Les Davies galloped on goal but Harrison and Baker combined to clear the danger. On the hour a tenth Bangor corner was flapped at by Harrison but City could not capitalise. Five minutes later Christian Seargeant replaced Ward in the visitors midfield but it was City who pressed with a Hoy long throw which struck Edwards on the arm and encouraged loud cries of handball from the blues fans behind that City End goal. Nothing doing and the frustration got the better of Les Davies who was carded for a trip on Marriott.
   Alan Bull turned and shot on target but Bakerblocked for an eleventh Bangor corner before on 70 minutes Craig Jones replaced the stumpy Fraughan who had not entirely lived up to his billing. Two minutes later Chris Jones turned and shot but - shot wide. On 75 minutes Sion Edwards replaced Neil Thomas who had worked hard in midfield and the left winger announced his arrival with a long range shot which flew well wide.
   Young Sam Finley replaced Darlington but it was City who pressed through Chris Roberts but his cross was headed wide by Chris Jones. Tom Roberts slid in at the back post but just failed to get a touch as TNS countered. Five minutes from time Kyle Wilson came on for Jones who looked spent. The final minutes fiizzled out with neither side able to command the ball but the visitors seeing the clock wind down. So a second 3-1 home defeat for Bangor and much to ponder for Messrs Powell and Limbert with five league games remaining.
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Lee Idzi
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Steve Evans
  REFEREE
Mark Whitby
  ATTENDANCE
756


32 3 MARCH 2012
Bangor City 1 v 3 Neath
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 COLOURS
 Blue & White
-
 SCORERS
CLes Davies
C
C
C



 Bangor City






















Neath

1
 Lee Idzi




Lee Kendall
1
2
 Peter Hoy




Luke Cummings
2
3
 Chris Roberts




Jack Lewis
3
4
 Dave Morley




Kai Edwards
4
5
 Jamie Brewerton




Matthew Rees
5
6
 Michael Johnston




Matty Collins
6
7
 Chris Jones




Chris Jones
7
19
 Damien Allen




Joe Holt
14
9
 Les Davies




Luke Bowen
18
10
 Kyle Wilson




Lee Trundle
10
11
 Sion Edwards




Toby Jones
20


13
 Kyle Clancy



Kristian O'Leary  12
15
 Eddie Jebb (70) for 7 Jones



Craig Hughes (74) for 20 Jones  14
16
 Mark Smyth (46) for 11 Edwards



Kerry Morgan (70) for 7 Jones  15
8
  Craig Garside (46) for 4 Morley



Kyle Cockings (90) for 15 M'gan  16
17
 Clive Williams



Udo Nowko
17
20
 Corey Jones



Kerry Nicholas
18

 




Laurie Marsh
19


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 COLOURS
 Black and White
-
 SCORERS
  Luke Bowen 2
  Toby Jones
   
C

   Bangor were well beaten by a slick Neath side who from the kick off outpassed and outplayed City with midfielder Joe Holt and Lee Trundle to the fore.
   The first chance came when Lee Trundle turned on the edge of the box but his low shot was turned away at the foot of the upright by Lee Idzi. But on four minutes Neath did find the net when Luke Bowen turned home Jack Lewis's left wing cross. Two minutes later Michael Johnston was yellow carded for a lunge on Holt which was something and nothing.
   On nine minutes loud appeals for a handball against Matty Collins in the box from the City fans behind the "Farrar End" but Referee Morgan waved play on. Lee Idzi had to dive at the feet of Toby Jones as Neath's neat passing play opened up the blues defence.
   Bangor's first real threat came on 18 minutes from Peter Hoy's long throw from the right, half cleared and crossed from the left by Dave Morley but Les Davies's header was comfortable for Lee Kendall, who was excellent throughout. It would be misleading to opt for Kendall as Neath's outstanding player but his willingness to come for every cross put a huge dampener on City's hopes.
   Another penalty shout by the home fans for a push on Chris Jones was waved away and his namesake in black raced clear but Lee Idzi saved. A corner followed which Lee Trundle fired goalwards but Brewerton blocked. Les Davies clashed with Joe Holt on half way, the hairy little battler might have seen red for a two footed lunge but a yellow was shown instead. Lucky boy. Ten men for the remaining 70 minutes might have yielded a different outcome.
   On 25 minutes a fierce strike from Peter Hoy was pushed over by Lee Kendall who then overstretched from the corner and conceded a second.  But on the half hour Luke Bowen side footed his second as Lee Trundle passed to Toby Jones whose back heel invited a low finish from the former Port Talbot striker.
   With just five minutes to go Luke Cummings crossed from the right and Toby Jones capped a fine first half with a sweet volley into the roof of the Bangor net. City won their sixth and final corner of the first period, Chris Jones crossed Kyle Wilson fired just over, but in reality it was Neath's half and the whistle couldn't come soon enough for the home side. What could or would Nev Powell and Marc Limbert say?
HALF TIME 3-0
   At the interval Bangor made a double change as Craig Garside and Mark Smyth came on for Dave Morley and Sion Edwards. As far as the second period went it worked - City fought back - but not enough to change the outcome and prevent the visitors from taking the points back to The Gnoll.
   City struck back two minutes after the restart. Peter Hoy's long throw from the right Les Davies hooked home left footed from eight yards with Lee Kendall for once silent and still. Immediately Bangor won a corner on the left, Kendall punched as far as Damien Allen but his shot was cleared. Moments later Kendall cleared with his feet and then Kyle Wilson lofted well over from twenty yards.
   Bangor forced a couple of corners, Jamie Brewerton headed narrowly wide at the back post. Lee Trundle broke down the right but his left footer hit the post, then Luke Bowen shot on target but Chris Roberts blocked on the line. Meanwhile Jamie Brewerton lay prone on half way - no one else involved - after turning awkwardly.  Kyle Wilson turned but lifted over from six yards.
   By now Neath and in particular Kendall had timewasting on their mind. Bangor took the corner count up to ten but Kendall came and claimed or punched effectively. By now Trundle by name was trundle by nature, the game touch more stretched, the Neath midfield deeper and less supportive. City sent on right winger Eddie Jebb for Chris Jones on seventy minutes, with a tired Toby Jones likewise replaced by Craig Hughes four minutes later.
   Bangor won a couple more corners but again Kendall, aided by the shaven headed Matthew Rees, cleared. One blues supporter betrayed his age with a "c'mon Kojak" shout at Rees who probably wondered what he was talking about! Prompted by Damien Allen and substitute Garside the home side pressed but did not quite threaten enough. With twelve minutes left Cummings was yellow carded for booting the ball out of the ground.
   Another corner and captain Jamie Brewerton headed over as time began to ebb away. Kerry Morgan came on for goalscorer Bowen, then after Les Davies had been climbed all over Mark Smyth fired into the side netting. With three minutes left Jamie Brewerton clashed with substititute Morgan, both needed treatment but once he stood up Brewerton was shown a red card before Morgan was stretchered off.
   Referee Morgan added ten minutes but played five as Neath celebrated an impressive victory. The handful of Eagles supporters bolstered by friends and parents of North Walians trio Edwards, Lewis and Toby Jones. But a day to forget for Bangor despite an improved second half showing.
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Les Davies
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Luke Bowen
  REFEREE
Morgan
  ATTENDANCE
704




31
28 February 2012
Newtown 5 v 1 Bangor City
WP League Cup
-

 COLOURS
 Red & White
-
 SCORERS
CLuke Boundford 2
CAndy Jones
CCallum Wright
   Nick Rushton



 Newtown






















Bangor City

1
 Nick Thomas




Kyle Clancy
1
2
 Gareth Partridge




Peter Hoy
2
3
 Max Penk




Sion Edwards
3
4
 Steve Blenskinop




Corey Jones
4
5
 Andy Jones




Clive Williams
5
6
 Shane Sutton




Neil Thomas
6
7
 Zac Evans




Eddie Jebb
15
8
 Callum Wright




Craig Garside
8
9
 Nick Rushton




Kyle Wilson
10
10
 Luke Boundford




Alan Bull
14
11
 Jamie Price




Mark Smyth
16


12
 Connor Courtney (88) for 10 B'



Les Davies (74) for 17 Smyth   12
14
 Dave Howarth




Michael Johnston   14
15
 Robbie Millington



Miles Jones (63) for 10 Wilson   15
16
 Kieron Mills Evans



Konrad   16
17
 




 Lee Idzi
13
18
 




Sean Deveruex
19
19
 








-
 COLOURS
 Blue & White
-
 SCORERS
CAlan Bull
C
C
C

   A much changed Bangor side were well beaten by Newtown whose counter attacking ripped City apart on several occasions at Latham Park this evening.
  
City lined up with Kyle Clancy in goal, Corey Jones at right back - the teenager had played for Wales Colleges the night before - Sion Edwards on the left and Peter Hoy bravely marshalling the makeshift rearguard alongside Clive Williams. The midfield saw Neil Thomas and Craig Garside in the middle with Eddie Jebb on the right and Mark Smyth on the left. Alan Bull partnered Kyle Wilson upfront.

   Newtown took an third minute lead when a disputed corner from the right was crashed home by Andy Jones at the near post. City appealed that it was not a corne given that a Newtown player had kicked it out.  Bangor responded with a header from Craig Garside which Thomas saved and Kyle Clancy denied a long range effort from Callum Wright.
   An even period of play followed as Newtown enjoyed some promising moments on the break which Clancy dealt with readily enough. But on 35 minutes Luke Boundford made it 2-0 with a calm left footed finish after a break on the right.
   Two minutes later on 37 minutes it was 3-0 as midfielder Callum Wright smashed home an unstoppable 25 yard freekick for the goal of the evening. It was an unlikely scoreline duly balanced by a late Alan Bull strike on the stroke of half time which saw City trail 3-1 on at the interval. The Bull crashed home at the second attempt at the far from a deep Mark Smyth corner from the right which Newtown for once failed to hammer clear..
   So 3-1 at the interval, the Bangor goal having both given grounds for optimism and cause for concern to the different supporter groups in what was a very poor Latham Park crowd.

HALF TIME  1-0
   No changes by either side at the interval as City attacked the carpark end.
   The second half was seven minutes old though when Nick Rushton netted from close range for 4-1 advantage after a low cross from the left.  The game was now both stretched and open - both sides missed chances which could have seen the final score 10-5 to The Robins. Zac Evans fired over for Newtown whilst Mark Smyth shot across goal from the left for City. Smyth also had a second effort which deflected into the hands of a grateful Thomas.
   On the hour City replaced Mark Smyth with left winger Les Davies but it was Kyle Clancy who pulled off a great save at close range from a Zac Evans piledriver. On 67 mins leftback Max Penk was yellow carded for a pull on Eddie Jebb who worked hard throughout. But the freekick from the right was cleared upfield and Robins rightback Gareth Partridge hit the bar!
   Bangor continued to press, Craig Garside's shot was deflected for a corner which Peter Hoy headed just over from six yards. Alan Bull cut inside but his low shot sped across goal a feat repeated by Les Davies moments later as the Maesgeirchen leftpeg enjoyed an outing on the leftwing. On 76 mins Miles Jones replaced Kyle Wilson.
   But on 78 mins it was 5-1 as Luke Boundford headed home sweetly from a left wing cross.
.  Neil Thomas dribbled into the box but was bemused by a wicked bounce and shot wide, Sean Devereux came on for Corey Jones, Les Davies lashed wide a couple more times from the left and of course Newtown threatened with pace and purpose.
   A word for Robins defender Andy Jones who headed clear everything that came his way and Peter Hoy who worked hard to keep a defensive shape as changes took palce to an already unfamiliar rearguard.
   That was it. Dean John blew for time and City exited the cursed cup once more, with perhaps eyes on higher prizes but for Newtown welcome relief from the perils of relegation. Actually John refereed well and struck a composed figure in the middle.
   Good luck to Newtown in their semi final and beyond.
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Peter Hoy
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Andy Jones
  REFEREE
Dean John
  ATTENDANCE
158


30 25 FEBRUARY 2012
Bangor City 1 v 1 Newtown
WP League Cup
-
 COLOURS
 Blue & White
-
 SCORERS
  Jamie Brewerton
C





 Bangor City






















Newtown

1
 Kyle Clancy




Nick Thomas
1
2
 Peter Hoy




Gareth Partridge
2
3
 Chris Roberts




Max Penk
3
4
 Dave Morley




Steve Blenskinsop
4
5
 Jamie Brewerton




Andy Jones
5
6
 Michael Johnston




Shane Sutton
6
7
 Chris Jones




Zac Evans
7
19
 Damien Allen




Robbie Millington
8
9
 Les Davies




Dave Howarth
9
10
 Kyle Wilson




Tom Worthington
10
14
 Sion Edwards




Jamie Price
11


2
 Clive Williams




Conor Courtney  12
11
 Alan Bull (46) for 10 Wilson



Kieran Mills Evans  14
10
 Mark Smyth (46) for 11 Edwards



Luke Boundford (55) for 9 H'arth  15
15
 Craig Garside (64) for 7 Jones




Callum Wright  16
17
 Corey Jones




Nick Rushton (50) for 10 W'gton 17
19
 Neil Thomas





18
20






19


-

 COLOURS
 Black & Yellow
-
 SCORERS
  Nick Rushton
  
   
C

   Despite prematch deliberations to the contrary blues boss Nev Powell opted for a strong starting line up with the only change in the form of debutant goalkeeper Kyle Clancy on a bright, breezy afternoon at Nantporth.
   And a crowd of just over 350 filed into City's new stadium to see the blues held one all by visitors Newtown to set up an "all to play for" second leg at Latham Park on Tuesday.
   City won an early freekick crossed by Sion Edwards but Les Davies' flick drifted harmlessly wide. Two Bangor corners in the first ten minutes yielded little or nothing. Newtown threatened through former Wrexham striker Nick Rushton but Jamie Brewerton blocked bravely. Newtown won a freekick but Jamie Price fired just over from 20 yards.
   Bangor went ahead on the half hour when Kyle Wilson's shot was deflected beghind for a Bangor corner. Sion Edwards delivered the cross and Les Davies sent the ball back across goal for captain Jamie Brewerton to head home.  Newtown threatened but Michael Johnston was at his imperious best and flicked the ball over Rushton's head.
   With ten minutes left of the first half Chris Roberts crossed deep from the left but Thomas held Peter Hoy's header. In the Bangor goal debutant Kyle Clancy was enjoying  a quiet afternoon with just some backpasses and wayward long balls to field. City went close as Sion Edwards inswinging corner was scooped over his own bar by Jamie Price who knew little or nothing about his clearance. From the corner Jamie Brewerton headed over.
   Shane Sutton should have seen red moments later as his goalline clearance to deny Chris Jones somehow went unnoticed by referee Huw Jones, variously eminating from Llanrhaeadr, Morda and Oswestry.
   In the final stages City won a fifth corner of the afternoon but Newtown hacked clear, then after Michael Johnston had defended well for Bangor against Dave Howarth a low cross from Sion Edwards evaded everyone and rushed out to safety. The crowd sensed the tea hut and bar were beckoning but not before Peter Hoy was poleaxed and Michael Johnston appeared to lose a tooth in a clash with a Robins striker. So half time and City led by that solitary Brewerton goal.
HALF TIME 1-0
   At half time City sent on substitutes Mark Smyth and Alan Bull for Kyle Wilson and Sion Edwards. Soon after Newtown took off Tom Worthington for Nick Rushton and then Luke Boundford came on for Dave Howarth. City began the half with an early corner but Peter Hoys' header was somehow turned away.
   Substitute Rushton was making an impression with his pace and causing problems for Michael Johnston and Jamie Brewerton.
   Twenty minutes after the restart City sent on Craig Garside in place of Chris Jones.
   Bangor had loud appeals for a penalty with some fifteen minutes to go but nothing doing. But then against the run of play an equaliser for Newtown as Nick Rushton ran through to net and spoil keeper Kyle Clancy's debut.
   City responded with a low shot from Mark Smyth which Thomas saved well, pushing the ball around for a Bangor corner. The cross was turned home but Les Davies was adjudged to have fouled the Robins custodian. Moments later Partridge crossed and Nick Rushton went close once again.
   Mark Smyth released Alan Bull but his cross shot ran out for a goalkick. As time ran out City won a freekick some 25 yards out which Les Davies spotted but instead Chris Roberts ran in and blasted well over. In added time Mark Smyth again forced a great save from Thomas and the Robins defence hoofed clear.
   So one all it ended and both sides with much to play for on Tuesday night at Latham Park.
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Damien Allen
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Nick Rushton
  REFEREE
Huw Jones
  ATTENDANCE
355


29
19 February 2012
Bala Town 0 v 1 Bangor City

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 COLOURS
 Black & White
-
 SCORERS
CLee Hunt
C





 Bala Town






















Bangor City

1
 Terry McCormick




Lee Idzi
1
2
 John Irving




Peter Hoy
17
3
 Ben Collins




Chris Roberts
3
4
 Stuart Jones




Dave Morley
12
5
 Michael Byron




Jamie Brewerton
5
6
 Connall Murtagh




Michael Johnston
6
7
 Mark Connolly




Chris Jones
7
8
 Mark Jones




Damien Allen
19
9
 Lee Hunt




Les Davies
9
10
 Ian Sheridan




Kyle Wilson
10
11
 Stephen Brown




Sion Edwards
11


12
 Danny Williams



Craig Garside(92) for 7 Jones
12
14
 Ross Jefferies



Neil Thomas  14
15
 Rhys Darlington



Alan Bull (81) for 11 Edwards
15
16
 Chris Mason (85) for 6 Murtagh



Mark Smyth (62) for 10 Wilson
16
17
 Peter Doran (56) for 11 Brown



Kyle Clancy  17
18





Corey Jones
18
19






19


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 COLOURS
 Blue & White
-
 SCORERS
CLes Davies
CMark Smyth
C
C

   City started on the front foot playing towards the trees at the top of the ground. For the opening quarter hour with Les Davies going close a on a couple of occasions without really testing Bala goalkeeper Terry McCormick.
    On the fifteen minute mark, after Les Davies and Sion Edwards had been denied, Damien Allen unleashed a clean strike from the edge of the box after robbing Mark Jones, but  his shot dropped just over the bar.  Les Davies set up Kyle Wilson but he shot well over before Bala forged their first opening through Mark Connolly whose 40 yarder flew wide of the target.
   Bangor went as close a possible without scoring as Sion Edwards laid back to Peter Hoy whose cross was nodded goalwards by Les Davies but rightback Irving cleared off his line.  Damian Allen went close as City continued to press but Stuart Jones and centre back partner Michael Byron were in outstanding, determined form.
   Another low shot from Hunt led to a Bala corner on twenty five minutes but the powerful Brewerton cleared, not for the first or last time.  The ball broke to Sion Edwards who tore upfield and crossed for Les Davies but his header dropped to McCormick who gathered easily. Seconds late the same two combined once more but again McCormick saved.
   On the half hour City won their second corner after Les Davies' shot was deflected behind.  Again Bala broke and once more it was Lee Hunt who shot - this time on target - and Lee Idzi held. City won a freekick on half way which Michael Johnston sent long and straight into the hosts box. A misguided header dropped to Peter Hoy, back to goal, but his overhead effort sped narrowly wide from the right.
   Hunt chased through once more but Lee Idzi this time ran out to clear. Two minutes from time Kyle Wilson ran clear on the right but shanked his cross behind.  At the whistle leftback Ben Collins shot across goal from the left and City breathed a sigh of relief as no one else in black and white and followed in.
   So goalless at the interval, City with more of the play, Bala dangerous on the break, and all to play for in the second half.
HALF TIME 0-0
   No changes at the interval save that City now attacked the covered end where most of the blues support had now gathered.
   Bangor attacked from the off with Les Davies charging goalwards, winning a corner which Dave Morley headed too close to McCormick. Five minutes after the restart Jamie Brewerton ran through and netted but referee Lee Evans had whistled for offside, the linesman had flagged against Les Davies who stood still to allow the big centreback to run through.
   City pressed again and Les Davies crossed for Dave Morley whose headed was hacked off the line by Byron. On 53 minutes the largely anonymous Steve Brown departed with Peter Doran adding his squeaky voice to proceedings. Les Davies then gathered on half way, shrugged off two markers, ran down the left before forcing a fourth corner. The blues fans started to find their voice as pressure started to mount.
   On 62 minutes Mark Smyth replaced Kyle Wilson in the Bangor frontline. Five minutes Connal Murtagh was yellow carded but for the next few minutes Bala pressed down the right, winning a number of throws and eventually a freekick which Mark Connolly smashed wide from close range to the right.
   On 72 minutes Bangor had the lead. Peter Hoy threw in from the left, the ball came back off Les Davies to the rightback who crossed deep towards Dave Morley. Morley laid the ball square to Mark Smyth who netted from eight yards off the luckless Byron.
   Lee Idzi then saved well from Lee Hunt - who else - before Damien Allen was carded on half way.  An unlikely sequence of events then saw Mark Smyth foiled by McCormick on three occasions. The first a clean run on goal, McCormick saved at his feet, the second a low shot from the edge of the box drifted wide, the third a good save.
   In between Alan Bull replaced Sion Edwards and Chris Mason came on for Connal Murtagh. City regained composure and held the ball up in the righthand corner. Stuart Jones lost his and clattered Les Davies from behind. A evident red card - no - Mr Evans opted for yellow.
   Fourth official Nick Pratt indicated four minutes of added time. Craig Garside came on for Chris Jones, Bala pressed, City defended but Lee Hunt might have levelled the scores with a late header which flew narrowly wide. Finally the whistle blew, Bangor celebrated and the four point lead was back in place. Well done!
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Jamie Brewerton
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Michael Byron
  REFEREE
Lee Evans
  ATTENDANCE
604



28
11 February 2012
Llanelli 0 v 1 Bangor City

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 COLOURS
 Red & White
-
 SCORERS
C
C





 Llanelli






















Bangor City

1
 Ashley Morris




Lee Idzi
1
2
 Kris Thomas




Peter Hoy
2
3
 Martin Giles




Chris Roberts
3
4
 Chris Venables




Dave Morley
4
5
 Stuart Jones




Jamie Brewerton
5
6
 Lee Surman




Michael Johnston
6
7
 Jordan Follows




Chris Jones
7
8
 Antonio Corbisiero




Damien Allen
19
9
 Rhys Griffiths




Les Davies
9
10
 Chris Holloway




Kyle Wilson
10
11
 Craig Williams




Sion Edwards
11


12
 Craig Richards



Craig Garside (90) for 7 Jones  12
14
 Scott Evans



Kyle Clancy  14
15
 Andy Legg



Alan Bull (76) for 14 Wilson  15
16
 Ryan Batley



Neil Thomas
16
17
 James Secker




Mark Smyth (71) for 11 Edwards 17
18






18
19






19


-
 COLOURS
 Blue & White
-
 SCORERS
CJamie Brewerton
C
C
C

    Bangor came home with three hard earned points at Llanelli thanks to a late winner from captain Jamie Brewerton who enjoyed a fine afternoon against the league's leading goalscorer Rhys Griffiths.
    City started strongly with Les Davies foiled only by a last ditch tackle from Stuart Jones and then denied by a fine save from Ashley Morris in the Llanelli goal. Sion Edwards flicked on a Jamie Brewerton clearance but Kyle Wilson was crowded out by Lee Surman and Stuart Jones.
   Bangor held their own in midfield with Damien Allen and Dave Morley matching the Reds three men in the middle wholeheartedly. City enjoyed plenty of possession and passed the ball around confidently.
   A trademark long throw from Peter Hoy was flicked on by Les Davies but Dave Morley sent his header at Ashley Morris.
   The Reds responded with a clean low side foot shot from Chris Holloway which City custodian Lee Idiz did well to keep out. With Craig Moses ill and other forwards released Rhys Griffiths found the going tough against a determined Jamie Brewerton who seemed keen to prove a point against the lanky goal getter.
   Kyle Wilson swept the ball out to Sion Edwards who popped up on the right, his cross invited a header from Les Davies but Morris was in the way once more.
City threatened again with Les Davies picking out strike partner Kyle Wilson but again the recalled 'keeper Morris saved well.
   Referee Huw Jones blew for the time on a goalless first half.
HALF TIME 0-0
   No changes at the interval but Reds manager Legg opted to push Jordan Follows upfront alongisde Griffiths.
   Llanelli forced an early chance when Rhys Griffiths flicked on Morris' booming clearance but former TNS leftpeg Craig Williams fired well wide. Griffiths then headed over from Williams' cross before Jordan Follows shot across goal when well pla
ced.
   Blues target man Les Davies collected the ball on half way, passed the ball out left to Chris Roberts whose deep cross was headed cleanly by Dave Morley but once more Morris saved comfortably.
   As time ran out Lee Surman headed goalwards but Michael Johnston blasted clear. Kyle Wilson went close for Bangor but not quite close enough as he fired off target.
   The outstanding Lee Idzi then pulled off a great double save at the feet of Jordan Follows, point blank and instinctive, to keep City on level terms. Michael Johnston blasted the loose ball clear.

   Bangor made two substitutions with Alan Bull coming on for Kyle Wilson five minutes after Mark Smyth had replaced Sion Edwards on 70 minutes. In added time Craig Garside came on for Chris Jones.
   But as the game drifted injury time City won a corner off midfielder Chris Venables. Mark Smyth delivered from the right and after a near post deflection off Venables the ball fell to the feet of Jamie Brewerton who lifted home from beyond the far post to snatch a late winner and crown a fine individual performance. The travelling Bangor contingent celebrated noisily as Llanelli had no time to respond and Mr Jones blew for time.
   Three big points in the title race and a fine time for captain Brewerton to score his first goal of the season! And a third defeat in a row for Llanelli - without scoring a goal - which all but ends their league title hopes for the season.
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Jamie Brewerton
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Chris Holloway
  REFEREE
Huw Jones
  ATTENDANCE
178



OPENING LEAGUE FIXTURE OF THE FINAL TEN
27 4 February 2012
Bangor City 2 v 1 Prestatyn Town
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 COLOURS
  Blue & White
-
  SCORERS
CKyle Wilson
CLes Davies
C
C
C

The Line ups for the first Welsh Premier at Nantporth

 Bangor City






















Prestatyn Town

1
 Lee Idzi




Jon Hill Dunt
1
2
 Peter Hoy




Chris Davies
2
3
 Chris Roberts




Guto Hughes
22
4
 Dave Morley




Dave Hayes
4
5
 Jamie Brewerton




Paul O'Neill
5
6
 Michael Johnston




Gareth Wilson
6
7  Chris Jones




Michael Parker
7
19
 Damien Allen




Neil Gibson
8
9
 Les Davies



Steve Rogers
9
10
 Kyle Wilson



Ross Stephens
10
11
 Sion Edwards



Darren Hughes
24


13
 Neil Thomas



Dave Roberts  12
14
 Kyle Clancy



Dan Evans  14
15
 Alan Bull (75) for 3 Roberts



Martin Beattie  15
16
  Mark Smyth (45) for 8 Garside



  Jon Fisher Cooke  16
17
 Craig Garside



Ross Hannen 17
18  Corey Thomas




Tom Kemp
18


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 COLOURS
  Red & White
-
  SCORERS
  Neil Gibson
  
  
C

   Bangor hard to work hard to overcome Prestatyn and notch their first ever league win at Nantporth.
  
And they did so the hard way after the visitors took a first half lead and more than held their own in the first half.
  With some uncertainty over the game taking place a slightly disappointing crowd of 700 sheltered from the cold rain on the banks of the menai straits. But Prestatyn warmed their fans with a corner inside conceded inside fifteen seconds at the Farrar End but City quickly responded with a shot from Damien Allen after Les Davies' careful lay off. What a player the truck has become over the past four seasons since rejoining the blues. If he not quite unplayable he is pretty close.
   On ten minutes Darren Hughes might have been sent off for a spiteful stamp on Lee Idzi who had already cleared the ball but referee Nick Pratt opted for yellow instead. City again forced the burly Hill Dunt into action as Sion Edwards crossed but Chris Jones' low shot was straight at the keeper. Prestayn opted to use a five man defence with Steve Rogers at centrback and young LlanfairPG left footer in place of Martin Beattie.
   But Prestatyn nearly shocked the blue horde as Mike Parker ran through on goal, one on one with Lee Idzi, but it was the Brecon glovesman who won the day with a brave block, the ball rebounding back towards goal but out for a corner.  On 21 minutes they had the lead after a deep corner was not cleared and Neil Gibson volleyed home sweetly from 18 yards to the delight of the thirty or hardy "town" backers behind the goal. Hill Dunt received treatment for a leg injury. If ever one man meant so much to a WP club it must be Gibson to Prestatyn.
   Mention must be made of Damien Allen who always seemed available and to have time in the midfield, whilst Michael Johnston kept a watchful eye on Gibson and Hughes.
   Bangor responded with a clean but misdirected shot from Dave Morley from Peter Hoy's cross. Same again moments later but Morley's shot this time went straight at Hill Dunt who held cleanly. Les Davies then burst through from half way, bounced away the pesky Wilson and unleashed a left footer which poleaxed Dave Hayes and flew out for a corner.
   But Prestatyn pressed again, forced a couple more corners, but City stood firm. With ten minutes left before half time Les Davies appeared to be felled in the box by Wilson but referee Pratt waved play on. It mattered not as two minutes later City scored an outstanding team goal. Sion Edwards found Dave Morley who fed Les Davies on the left, Chris Roberts overlapped to cross low for Kyle Wilson to net from close range at the Bridge End. Typical long ball Bangor!
   The final action of not of the first period was a cross from Chris Jones which Les Davies got under and headed wide. Wet but not weary City trouped off for some words of wisdom...
HALF TIME 1-1
   Bangor certainly started the second half with a sense of purpose - the wind and rain at their backs - with Kyle Wilson shooting narrowly wide and then Les Davies stretching to reach a Sion Edwards cross but also missing the target.
   Hill Dunt was clearly hobbling and his final action was to watch an intelligent effort from Kyle Wilson drift off target after a head on from Les Davies. Moments later oon 51 mins Dunt limped off to be replaced by Dave Roberts. But it was Lee Idzi who had cause for concern as Ross Stephens' freekick arched goalwards but landed on the roof of his net.
   On 56 minutes City went ahead for the first time. Kyle Wilson squared Les Davies controlled the ball turned and shot low beyond Roberts into the bottom corner of the net. The brave and the foolish behind the goal celebrated wildly. Chris Roberts shot just wide from long range.
   Moments later Kyle Wilson ran in behind the Prestatyn defence but the chance slipped away. Town responded with a sixth corner but Brewerton cleared. Dave Morley shot just wide from 25 yards then the tall midfielder was in the action once more with a rising volley which Roberts somehow turned over seconds after saving from Chris Jones from the right.
   Bangor won a corner which Sion Edwards crossed but Dave Morley met near post and headed wide. On 71 minutes Edwards made way for substitute Mark Smyth with the winger enjoying a fine ovation from the main stand.  Prestatyn brought on former Rhyl midfielder Jon Fisher Cooke for Darren Hughes who has struggled throughout.
   With City forcing the pace both Les Davies and Mark Smyth shot wide before a fourth, fifth and sixth corner in quick succession before Alan Bull came on for goalscorer Wilson with eight minutes left. Chris Jones shot wide and City sent on Craig Garside for Chris Jones with three minutes left.
   Just two minutes were added which Bangor seemed to have navigated but at the very last Ross Stephens lashed over from the left when an equaliser was there for the taking. Relief all round - a goal kick and Nick Pratt duly whistled. A home win and three welcome points on an afternoon of wintery postponements and a Neath win at TNS.
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Les Davies
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Neil Gibson
  REFEREE
Nick Pratt
  ATTENDANCE
709



26 24 January 2012
Bangor City 6 v 1 Caernarfon Wdrs
nwcfa challenge cup
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 COLOURS
  Blue & White
-
  SCORERS
CChris Jones 2
CLes Davies
CSion Edwards
CCraig Garside
CAlan Bull

The Line ups for the first ever game at Nantporth

 Bangor City






















Caernarfon Wanderers

1
 Lee Idzi




Dylan Roberts
1
2
 Peter Hoy




James Phillips
2
3
 Chris Roberts




Gary Jones
3
4
 Dave Morley




Darren Bohana
4
19
 Damien Allen




Mark Williams
5
6
 Michael Johnston




Dylan Parry
6
7  Chris Jones




Kevin Hughes
7
8
 Craig Garside




Gavin Jennings
8
9
 Les Davies



Jamie A Williams
9
10
 Kyle Wilson



Morgan Roberts
10
11
 Sion Edwards



Jon Sadler
11


13
 Meillir Huws



Kevin Ll Jones  12
14
 Alan Bull (45) for 7 Jones



David Jones  14
15
 Corey Jones (75) for 3 Roberts



Alan Hughes  15
16
  Mark Smyth (45) for 8 Garside



  Gavin Owen  16
17
 



Gavin Ll Jones (45) for  17


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 COLOURS
  Orange & White
-
  SCORERS
  Gavin Lloyd Jones
  
  
C

   Bangor duly won this first NWCFA Challenge Cup tie and celebrated the first ever game at Nantporth in style.
  
And the race to score the first ever goal at the new stadium was won by Chris Jones who led the way with both opening goals.
   But this was really all about the new ground and with supporters queing at the turnstyles the kick off was delayed by fifteen minutes to allow the near 1300 strong crowd to file in. City kicked off attacking the Bridge End (could also be called the Normal End!) although there was no wind or benefit in that direction.
   The first clear chance fell to Caernarfon Wanderers but Lee Idzi raced out to the edge of his box to clear. But on nine minutes it was City who took the lead as Chris Jones netted from Les Davies turn and cross on the left. The Nefyn marksman celebrated the first ever Nantporth goal with his team mates. Three minutes later Chris Jones was celebrating again as his run on the right led ended with a clean finish beyond Dylan Roberts who must have been starting to fear the worst.
   Bangor was passing the ball around crisply with Damien Allen and Craig Garside in complete control and everyone else eager to get on the ball. No one more so than Les Davies who 20th minute header made it 3-0 after Sion Edwards has crossed a corner from the right.
   On 28 minutes it was 4-0 as Chris Jones crossed from the right and Sion Edwards smashed the ball through the defenceless Roberts from six yards.  Bangor kept playing, a light rain drifted across the pitch, and city fans gradually worked out their preferred position along the terraces or in the stands.
   Just after the half hour Bangor went 5-0 up as midfielder Craig Garside rifled home from close range with the Wanderers defence flat footed. The only real surprise then was that the final fifteen minutes remained goalless. But credit to the visitors who stuck to their task, defended bravely and refused to resort to strong arm tactics.
   On 45 minutes referee Petch blew for the interval and both sides - and the thousand strong crowd - turned their thoughts to a hot cuppa and a place to dry out if needed.
HALF TIME 5-0
   At half time manager Powell broke with tradition and made two changes, bringing on Alan Bull and Mark Smyth for Chris Jones and Craig Garside. Smyth slotted in alongside Damien Allen whilst Bull trotted out to the right wing as Bangor now played towards the Farrar End.
   Midfielder Dylan Parry had enjoyed a good first half for The Wanderers and he went close with a header minutes after the restart but Lee Idzi rightly judged it might fly wide.  On 51 minutes though it was 6-0 to Bangor as Damien Allen shot from distance and the ever alert Alan Bull got the slightest of deflections to beat Roberts from six yards.
   If anything this seemed to deflate City who grew wasteful, whilst at the same time inspiring goalkeeper Roberts who pulled off some great saves from Les Davies, Alan Bull and Sion Edwards.
   Caernarfon rallied now and substitute Gavin Lloyd Jones ran goalwards from the left and forced Lee Idzi into a sharp save which resulted in their first corner of the evening. Opposite number Roberts was in the thick of the action again as Alan Bull's powerful strike was pushed away.
   On 75 minutes a change for Bangor as Chris Roberts limped off to be replaced by Penrhosgarnedd youngster Corey Jones who is highly rated by the reserve and youth coaches. Corey slid into centre mid with Mark Smyth filling in at left back.
   But with eight minutes on the clock Caernarfon got the consolation they deserved as Gavin Lloyd Jones ran through to beat Idzi with a calm finish from the edge of the box. The Wanderers fans celebrated noisily and most Bangor fans joined in the applause. It would be fair also to applaud the efforts of burly centreback Mark Williams who chased and harried tirelessly for the visitors.
   And that was about it as the final scoreline 6-1 confirms. A good evening's football on what looks like an excellent playing surface with both sides doing their best ot entertain the curious and persistent watching on.
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Damien Allen
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Dylan Roberts
  REFEREE
Mark Petch
  ATTENDANCE
1278



Final fixture of the opening twenty two
25
2 January 2012
Prestatyn Town 0 v 5 Bangor City

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 COLOURS
  Red
-
 SCORERS
C
C
C




 Prestatyn Town






















Bangor City

1
 Dave Roberts




Lee Idzi
1
2
 Chris Davies




Peter Hoy
2
3
 Martin Beattie




Chris Roberts
3
4
 Dave Hayes




Dave Morley
4
5
 Paul O'Neill




Jamie Brewerton
5
7
 Mike Parker




Michael Johnston
6
8
 Neil Gibson




Chris Jones
7
10
 Steve Rogers




Damien Allen
19
12
 Dan Evans




Les Davies
9
17
 Carl Murray




Kyle Wilson
10
20
 Ross Stephens




Sion Edwards
11


12
 Adam France



Neil Thomas   12
14
 Jon F-Cook (73) for 17 Murray



Alan Bull (68) for 10 Wilson 14
15
 Dar'n Hughes (68) for10 Roges



Craig Garside (88) for19 Allen  15
16
 Ross Hannen (71) for 12 Evans



Mark Smyth (82) for 11 Edw'ds 
16
17
 Jon Hill Dunt (gk)




Shaun Pejic
17
18
 




Meillir Huws (gk)
18
19
 





19


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 COLOURS
 Blue & White
-
 SCORERS
CDamien Allen
CSion Edwards
CChris Jones
CKyle Wilson
  Mark Smyth

   This was as emphatic as the scoreline suggests and with better finishing might have been much crueller on the out of sort hosts.
   Bangor gave a debut to Damien Allen who excelled in midfield alongside the towering Dave Morley. Those two naturally were at the centre of everything.
   City forced a couple of early openings with Kyle Wilson crossing but Les Davies headed wide, then Dave Morley drilled a low freekick just wide. In between Sion Edwards did well to race back and tackle Dan Evans as he threatened the blues goal.
   The lead arrived in the eleventh minute. Kyle Wilson's low cross from the left was turned in by Damien Allen from close range, possibly with the aid of a slight deflection, to mark his debut in fine style.  Four minutes later Bangor doubled their advantage as the impressive and at time unstoppable Sion Edwards crashed home an dippinge volley from twenty five yards after Les Davies had flicked on Lee Idzi's booming clearance.
   City could easily have gone further ahead. Sion Edwards was again tormenting the unfortunate Chris Davies. His cross reached Chris Jones but his efforts scooped over. Then a measured passing move involving Chris Roberts and the selfless Kyle Wilson set up Dave Morley but he lashed over from ten yards. Newcomer Allen was impressing with neat touches and clever passes alongside the shaven headed Morley in the Bangor engine room.
   Prestatyn rallied with a couple of corners but good defending from Peter Hoy and Sion Edwards cleared the initial danger and Lee Idzi pouched Rogers' header. City went close again when Les Davies bulldozed his way through but running left to right he could not unleash a clean shot and Roberts gathered. Then Dave Morley saw his shot hacked off the line before Damien Allen ran on goal but dragged his right footer wide from the left.
   Five minutes before the interval Kyle Wilson was yellow carded, he responded with a sliced shot which let the hosts off once more. But Prestatyn could have halved the deficit in added time when Ross Stephens shot wide from fifteen yards from a Gibson cross. With no further ado referee Whitby blew for half time and the players jogged off for a well earned cuppa.
HALF TIME  1-2
   No changes at the interval but Bangor now attacked the clubhouse end.. Almost immediately Sion Edwards crossed and Kyle Wilson sidefooted goalwards but Roberts saved well. Eight minutes after the restart it was all over. Chris Roberts deep cross from the left was time flicked on by Les Davies to Chris Jones who made the time to control and arrow the ball into the roof of the net to the delight of the Bangor fans gathered behind the goal.
   Moments later the petulant Parker was carded for some nonesense as Prestatyn realised they were in for more trouble. In nearly came on the hour when Les Davies had a shot blocked then another saved after Chris Jones got the better of Martin Beattie on the Bangor right. In fairness Beattie had looked the pick of a ropey 'Statyn rearguard.
   But on 63 minutes it was four nil and just a question of how many. Les Davies found Kyle Wilson on the left and his calm finish rolled into the net with Roberts exposed and helpless. A fourth Bangor corner of the afternoon followed but Les Davies just missed the target. On 67 mins Alan Bull replaced goalscorer Wilson and Darren Hughes came on for the anonymous Rogers.
   Sion Edwards - off Dave Morley - fired over and Les Davies' low shot was gathered by Roberts who was forced into the action on a regular basis. On 72 mins Jon Fisher Cook replaced Karl Murray and seconds later Mike Parker compounded his unhappy afternoon by lifting over from point blank range.
   Ten minutes left and Mark Smyth ran on for Sion Edwards who had been outstanding; rightback Davies might have joined the applause if only out of relief. On 83 minutes Bangor went five up. Peter Hoy's ball forward was headed on by Les Davies to substitute Alan Bull who in turn slid in Mark Smyth to round Roberts and side foot home from ten yards to round off a great afternoon for the 300+ blues supporters. Craig Garside came on for new boy Damien Allen who enjoyed a warm ovation and had certainly made a good impression.
   Les Davies warmed Roberts' hands once more with a fierce strike which the former blues glovesman pushed twenty foot up in th air, City won a final corner but Roberts booted clear from the edge of his six yard box. There was still time for the young linesman to advise referee Whitby of some misdemeanour by Dave Hayes who was red carded and trudged off. Ten goals conceded in two games and a red card. Scarcely a merry christmas there.
   The whistle blew and the Bangor players enjoyed the moment as City fans celebrated noisily. Top at Christmas, top at the New Year and top for the truly bizarre month long hibernation imposed on them.
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Sion Edwards
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Martin Beattie
  REFEREE
Mark Whitby
  ATTENDANCE
554




24 27 December 2011
Bangor City 5 v 3 Prestatyn
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 COLOURS
 Blue & White
-
 SCORERS
CDave Morley 2
CLes Davies
CSion Edwards
CCraig Garside

The Line ups for the last ever game at Farrar Road

 Bangor City






















Prestatyn Town

1
 Lee Idzi




Dave Roberts
1
2
 Peter Hoy




Chris Davies
2
3
 Chris Roberts




Martin Beattie
3
4
 Dave Morley




Dave Hayes
4
5
 Jamie Brewerton




Paul O'Neill
5
6
 Michael Johnston




Mike Parker
7
7  Chris Jones




Neil Gibson
8
8
 Craig Garside




Jon Fisher Cook
9
9
 Les Davies



Steve Rogers
10
10
 Kyle Wilson



Dan Evans
12
11
 Sion Edwards



Ross Stephens
20


2
 Alan Bull (79) for 11 Edwards



Darren Hughes (77) for 10 Evans  12
11
 Eddie Jebb



Jon Hill Dunt  14
10
 Shaun Pejic (89) for 4 Morley



Karl Murray (64) for 9 F-Cooke   15
15
  Mark Smyth (79) for 8 Garside



  Adam France  16
17
  Meillir  Huws



Ross Hannen
17
19
 




18
20
 





19


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 COLOURS
 Red
-
 SCORERS
  Neil Gibson
  Ross Stephens
  Mike Parker
C

   Bangor marked the final ever game at Farrar Road in some style with a five three demolition of visitors Prestatyn.
   The opening goal came inside two minutes. A second corner from the left by Sion Edwards bewildered Dave Roberts, captain Jamie Brewerton headed on and Les Davies rose above the red haired goalkeeper to head in from close range.
   Moments later a third corner, this time from the right, was headed by Jamie Brewerton but his effort skimmed the bar. If the S4C lads had set out to remake The Alamo they couldn't have asked for more! Six corners in the opening seven minutes ensued with Dave Morley's shot deflected over. Somehow Prestatyn survived. Kyle Wilson raced down the right but his low shot flashed across goal.
   As the game levelled out Michael Johnston and Chris Roberts were sure footed and purposeful for Bangor at the back.
   On the quarter hour Les Davies chased down the left and fired low at the near post but Dave Roberts conceded a corner which he then caught confidently. By now the game was more even with Prestatyn player manager Neil Gibson showing some neat touches. It swung Bangor's way again though inside 19 minutes. Peter Hoy's well flighted pass invited a run from Sion Edwards who capitalised as the red faced Chris Davies slipped to drill home through Roberts' legs.
   The red shirted visitors halved the deficit on 26 minutes through Neil Gibson whose mazey run ended in a calm finish from six yards. A fine individual effort. Five minutes later Prestatyn's first corner was headed over by bele agureddefender Dave Hayes. City responded with a eighth corner but Prestatyn stood firm.
   With five minutes remaining Prestatyn's striker Dan Evans forced an acrobatic stop from Lee Idzi with a twenty yard strike. This yielded two corners the second of which Idzi pouched confidently.  Les Davies won a ninth corner for City - driving into the wind at the Farrar End - which Chris Jones crossed but to no avail.
  The final action belonged to Steve Rogers who so nearly marked his 300th WP appearance with a goal but Lee Idzi saved bravely at his feet. One minute of added time and referee Morgan - notable by not being noticed - blew for the break.
HALF TIME 2-1
   No changes at the interval but of course the team's swapped ends which granted Bangor the backing of a strong win sweeping over the roofless Farrar End. The crowd completed its customary migration to The St Pauls End for one last time.
   Pushed on by the elements and the two and half thousand blues supporters City pressed from the restart with a Kyle Wilson shot blocked and Sion Edwards left footer going close, a couple more corners to Bangor took their tally to a round dozen with the stocky Dave Roberts at full stretch as Dave Morley shot off target.
   But the former Liverpool youth keeper could do nothing on the hour when Dave Morley rifled home from 25 yards with the visitors defence back peddling furiously. The St Pauls End was bouncing.  Kyle Wilson crossed from the right and at full dive Craig Garside headed wide at the back post.
   On 63  minutes it was 4-1 and who better than title clincher Craig Garside to slide the ball home from close range after Chris Jones had crossed from the right. Les Davies lashed wide from the left as City looked to run riot.
   Prestatyn responded with a change as Carl Murray replaced Jon Fisher Cooke. On 66 minutes Jamie Brewerton conceded a penalty and was shown the yellow card for handball. Penalty and Ross Stephens duly slotted home left footed to reduce the deficit to 4-2. Game on once more.
   The lighweight Dave Hayes found himself trying to lift Les Davies following a challenge on the edge of the Prestatyn box which yielded a 13th Bangor corner. Hayes needs to muscle up before tilting at the truck. Moments later it was 5-2. A Chris Jones freekick from the left fell to Dave Morley who drove home from eight yards for his second of the day.
   Prestatyn continued to play passing football with Gibson and Parker prominent. Carl Murray struck a low clean shot which forced a full length stop from Lee Idzi. But with a minute Idzi was beaten as Mike Parker ran through the blues defence courtesy of a neat one two with Steve Rogers to score with a calm left footed finish.
   Darren Hughes replaced Dan Evans for Prestatyn on 76 minutes before a double change for City saw Mark Smyth and Alan Bull come on for Craig Garside and Sion Edwards who both looked run out. Les Davies cut in from the left and shot right footed on target but Dave Roberts saved well. A 14th Bangor corner saw Brewerton head on but Kyle Wilson nutted just over. With two minutes left Dave Morley made way for Shaun Pejic who took up a watching brief on Neil Gibson whose approach appeared conciliatory. But it was Mark Smyth who nearly netted that final goal with a well flighted left footer which just drifted wide.
   Les Davies smashed a low freekick wide of the wall but it was foot the wrong side of the post and that was the final meaningful action of the final match. The End of an era, of ninety years, marked in style by an eight goal thriller which did everything it could to be worthy of the occasion.
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Dave Morley
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Neil Gibson
  REFEREE
Kevin Morgan
  ATTENDANCE
2593



23
17 December 2011
Port Talbot 1 v 2 Bangor City

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 COLOURS
 Blue & White
-
 SCORERS
CMartin Rose
C
C




 Port Talbot






















Bangor City

1
 Bartek Fogler




Lee Idzi
1
2
 Nicky Holland




Peter Hoy
2
3
 David Brooks




Mike Walsh
18
4
 Leigh DeVulgt




Chris Jones
12
5
 Dylan Blain




Jamie Brewerton
5
6
 Lewis Harlin




Michael Johnston
6
7
 Lee John




Craig Garside
8
8
 Matt Thompson




Neil Thomas
12
9
 Martin Rose




Les Davies
9
10
 Cortez Belle




Kyle Wilson
10
11
 Chris Hartland




Sion Edwards
11


12
 Sacha Walters (15) for 6 Harlin



Alan Bull (79) for 11 Edwards   12
14
 Olvr Bowen (76) for 11 Hartl'nd



Mark Smyth (79) for 12 Garside  14
15
 Aarn Bid'mbe (36) for 2 Holland



Eddie Jebb (90) for 10 Wilson   15
16
 Curtis Hutson



  16
17
 Luke Martin (gk)





17
18
 





18
19
 





19


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 COLOURS
 Red & White
-
 SCORERS
CLes Davies
CKyle Wilson
C
C

   A great battling win for Bangor, down to ten men for eighty minutes, who showed tremendous character in adversity at The Genquip.
   On a cold and sunny afternoon Bangor kicked off with a sense of purpose but this soon took a blow when rightback Mike Walsh was red carded for a heavy challenge on Lewis Harlin who was duly replaced by Sacha Walters. Replays show it was a firm but measured challenge which merited yellow at best.
   Port Talbot went close early on as leftback Brooks crossed but Lee Idzi saved  comfortably from Martin Rose's low header.
   Fifteen minutes in and the ten men forced a chance when Jamie Brewerton tuned a Peter Hoy freekick goalwards but Bartek Fogler saved. Then Les Davies fired over after Kyle Wilson headed down. For Port Talbot Lee John and the dangerous Martin Rose tested Lee Idzi with the young keeper up to the task.
   Matthew Thompson was shown the yellow card for a mistimed tackle on City wideman Chris Jones.
   On 29 mintues though Bangor had the lead. A long throw from Peter Hoy from the right bounced over Jamie Brewerton to leading goalscorer Les Davies who flicked home with back to goal from close range with goalkeeper Fogler wrong footed.after Peter Hoy's long throw had not been cleared. Four minutes later City doubled their advantage. Neil Thomas passed to Les Davies who picked out Kyle Wilson whose shot from the edge of the box was deflected up off Dylan Blain and into the net.
   With nine minutes left of the first half Port Talbot halved the deficit as Martin Rose hit the crossbar, the ball bounced down and was deemed to have crossed the line. The hosts had to replace Nicky Holland with Arran Biddescombe to bring their first half changes to two.
   By now the bright skies had given way to sleet and snow. Then Peter Hoy launched a long throw into the Port Talbot box Jamie Brewerton touched on but Craig Garside's effort was saved by Polish Under 19 cap Bartek Fogler.
   So the ten men of Bangor took a 2-1 held a two one lead at the interval and would have time to fine tune their plans over a welcome cuppa.
HALF TIME  1-2
   No further changes at the interval for either side but the first action of the second period was a yellow card for Craig Garside for a challenge on half way.
   Peter Hoy's long throw was half cleared back but his returned cross was too close to Fogler who caught easily. By now the powerful figure of Cortez Belle had moved upfield to threaten the Bangor goal with both Jamie Brewerton and Michael Johnston working hard to nullify the threat. Sion Edwards was relishing the dual role wide left.
   A deep cross saw Cortez Belle head wide under pressure from Peter Hoy. Les Davies won possession on the right and crossed  but Neil Thomas fired over from close range after Sion Edwards' header hit the woodwork. Port Talbot responded as leftback David Brooks shot over from distance.
   Sacha Walters was shown the yellow card for a wild challenge on Craig Garside as the former Everton protegy worked hard alongside Neil Thomas to ensure midfield parity.
   With ten minutes left on the clock Alan Bull came on for Sion Edwards whilst Mark Smyth replaced Craig Garside.
   Les Davies lined up a long range freekick but the wall did its job and the defence cleared. Lee Idzi, making his 150th Welsh Premier appearance, saved well at the feet of Sacha Walters.
   The added time began with Sacha Walters netting but the offside flag had long since waved, then Eddie Jebb marched on in place of Kyle Wilson. The one minute announced eventually proved to be three or four but it mattered not as Bangor safely negotiated the closing stages and proved they were up for the battle. As if we didn't know.
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Sion Edwards
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Cortez Belle
  REFEREE
Wayne Stephens
  ATTENDANCE
235



22 9 December 2011
Bangor City 2 v 1 Bala Town
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 COLOURS
 Blue & White
-
 SCORERS
CLes Davies 2
C
C
C



 Bangor City






















Bala Town

1
 Lee Idzi




Terry McCormick
1
2
 Peter Hoy




John Irving
2
3
 Chris Roberts




Rees Darlington
3
4
 Jamie Brewerton



Danny Williams
4
5
 Michael Johnston




Stuart Jones
5
7
 Chris Jones




Connall Murtagh
6
8  Craig Garside




Steff Edwards
7
9
 Les Davies




Mark Jones
8
10
 Kyle Wilson




Lee Hunt
9
11
 Sion Edwards




Steve Brown
10
12
 Neil Thomas




Peter Doran
11


2
 Dave Morley (85) for 7 Jones



Chris Mason (74) for 10 Brown  12
11
 Shaun Pejic



Liam Loughlin (74) for 7 Ed'rds  14
10
 Alan Bull (89) for 10 Wilson



Steve Morrison  15
15
  Mark Smyth (78) for 10 Edw'ds



  Mike Byron (46) for 3 D'lington  16
17
 Mike Walsh



Mark Pullman
17
19
 Meillir  Huws




18
20
 Corey Jones





19


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 COLOURS
 Red
-
 SCORERS
  Rees Darlington
  
   
C

   Bangor bounced back from two defeats with a battling 2-1 win over Bala Town at Farrar Road before a crowd of more than 650, the best of the season so far.
   The pre match news surrounded midfield choices with Neil Thomas and Craig Garside getting the nod whilst Kyle Wilson started up front alongside Les Davies who enjoyed a fine evening against the hard pressed Bala backline.
   And they did so the hard way after falling behind in the sixth minute, despite Sion Edwards testing Terry McCormick with a clean low strike from Kyle Wilson's low cross at the Farrar End.
   The unlikely goalscorer for Bala was former Buckley and Rhyl defender Rees Darlington who crossed right footed from the left and celebrated as his shot evaded and all sundry to end up the back of the Bangor net. Bangor responded through Sion Edwards whose low driven shot rushed at Kyle Wilson who lifted over from close range.
   Former blues striker Lee Hunt went close for Bala and minutes later Peter Doran brought a great save from Lee Idzi with a powerful low strike. Midway through the half Jamie Brewerton crossed but Peter Hoy was unluckily denied by McCormick with Kyle Wilson also in close proximity.. On the half hour though City deservedly drew level. Michael Johnston fed Kyle Wilson who crossed from the right and Les Davies netted from close range. This was the big left footer's 50th Welsh Premier league strike for Bangor.
   Bangor might have taken the lead but McCormick denied Les Davies who headed goalwards from Peter Hoy's deep cross. So honours even as the bovril beckoned and all to play for in the second half.
HALF TIME 1-1
   Goalscorer Darlington was replaced by England Non League international Mike Byron before the restart but it was Bangor who looked the brighter in the second period.
   City went close soon after the restart as Sion Edwards' freekick hit the Bala wall and flew out for a corner. McCormick rushed out to challenge as Kyle Wilson ran on goal, crashed his clearance against the blues striker but was relieved to see the rebound fly spin wide of his empty goal.
   And it was no surprise when City took the lead ten minutes after the restart. McCormick screwed a goalkick to Chris Jones who ran and crossed from the right,  Les Davies was on hand to drive home after Sion Edwards shot had deflected into his path. This took The Truck's tally of goals for the season to ten.
   Ten minutes further on and Kyle Wilson fired over then substitute Byron saw his powerful header saved by Lee Idzi. The high point of the evening in some ways came next as Sion Edwards unleashed a thirty yard freekick which crashed against the angle of crossbar and upright. Reports suggest it has now stopped shaking. Moments later Sion Edwards created more uncertainty in the visitors defence, Les Davies turned and shot but John Irving cleared of his line.
   Lee Idzi then denied Lee Hunt and was forced to dive at the feet of Mason who had replaced Steve Brown. Bangor worked openings which saw shots from Les Davies and then Peter Hoy blocked. By now though the mainstage was occupied by referee Bryn Markham Jones who - after a quiet first half - proceded to dish out nine yellow cards which reached a crescendo with the added time "second yellow" dismissal of City left back Chris Roberts for two pretty soft challenges. Harsh in the extreme.
   But overwhelmingly this evening was a success for City who moved back to the top of the table and sent fans home happy from the final evening match ever at Farrar Road,
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Les Davies
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Stuart Jones
  REFEREE
Bryn Markham Jones
  ATTENDANCE
653



21 3 December 2011
Bangor City 2 v 4 Llanelli
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 COLOURS
 Blue & White
-
 SCORERS
CKyle Wilson
CLes Davies
C
C



 Bangor City






















Llanelli

1
 Lee Idzi




Ashley Lewis
1
2
 Peter Hoy




Kris Thomas
2
3
 Chris Roberts




Lloyd Grist
3
4
 Dave Morley




Lee Surman
4
5
 Jamie Brewerton




Stuart Jones
5
6
 Michael Johnston




Antonio  Corbisiero
6
8
 Craig Garside




Jason Bowen
7
9
 Les Davies




Chris Venables
8
10
 Kyle Wilson




Rhys Griffiths
9
11
 Sion Edwards




Ashley Evans
10
12
 Neil Thomas




Craig Williams
11


2
 Shaun Pejic



Martyn Giles (63) for 7 Bowen  12
11
 Chris Jones



Chris Holloway  14
10
 Mike Walsh (73) for 12 Thomas



Scott Evans  15
15
  Alan Bull



  Chad Bond (76) for 5 Brewert  16
17
 Eddie Jebb (68) for 6 Johnston



James Secker
17
19
 




18
20
 





19


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 COLOURS
 Red
-
 SCORERS
  Rhys Griffiths 3
  Lee Surman
   
C

   Some dreadful defending undid any hopes of Welsh Cup progress as chief beneficiary Rhys Griffiths netted a hatrick.
   And yet it all started brightly enough with a lead on 50 seconds Michael Johnston sent a deep ball forward from half way Kyle Wilson found space on the right to slide home from the right for his fifth goal of the season, at the Farrar End.
   Scarce had blues fans settled down than the pattern of the afternoon emerged as Lee Surman rose to head home Craig Williams's corner with the home defence caught napping. The deafening silence that followed was broken only by the visitors bench.
   Llanelli might have gone ahead moments later when their first corner dropped to the lanky Chris Venables but he scooped over. In the following half hour City played some of their best football of the season. Peter Hoy prominent on one move down the right, a cross to Sion Edwards whose shot was blocked and Dave Morley fired over. Craig Williams raced clear on the left but dragged his shot across goal.
   On 18 minutes City deservedly regained the lead. Kyle Wilson hooked on to Les Davies who clipped the ball over Lewis and stooped to head home from close range for his eighth of the season. In the moments that followed Craig Williams berated linesman Eddie King - a Denis Irwin doppelganger - and was yellow carded for his remarks.
   Kyle Wilson, outstanding in the first period, crossed from the right but Sion Edwards' first time effort was too close to Lewis. On 25 minutes the roles were reversed as Edwards crossed from the left but Wilson fired narrowly wide. The platform for Bangor's dominance was in midfield where flame haired Neil Thomas was busying himself with tackles and interceptions alongside Dave Morley and Craig Garside. The ever present bad feeling from rightback Kris Thomas towards Sion Edwards surfaced in a wild lunge on the winger which referee Whitby did not punish.
   On the half hour another impressive move involving Les Davies and Dave Morley resulted in a cross which The Truck headed just over and into the Farrar End. City won a second corner but minutes later Peter Hoy was rightly carded for a mistimed tackle on left back Lloyd Grist.
   The tide started to turn on 37 minutes when Michael Johnston was adjudged to have fouled Chris Venables. Penalty and lengthy treatment needed on the former Tranmere defender. There were 40 minutes gone when Rhys Griffiths converted the spot kick to level the scores, albeit against the run of play.
   With three minutes left Kyle Wilson ran in on goal but cleared the crossbar with his attempted chip as Lewis rushed out. Peter Hoy sent in a couple of long throws, the second of which led to penalty shouts for handball, but nothing doing. A soft freekick award by Mr Whitby on half way delivered by Jason Bowen and headed home by Rhys Griffiths for a unexpected 2-3 half time scoreline which was harsh in the extreme.
HALF TIME 2-3
   No changes at the interfal with Bangor now attacking the St Pauls End, aided by a slight breeze.
   Immediately Sion Edwards set off after a ball down the left, was caught in the face by an elbow from rightback Thomas, again no punishment from Mr Whitby who - on another day - might have sent the narcistic defender for an early bath. Craig Garside tried his luck with a 40 yarder after good work from Neil Thomas but it cleared the bar at The St Pauls End with Lewis speadeagled in the net below.
   Seven minutes after the interval Craig Williams, once of TNS, raced clear down the left but fired wide. City won a third corner of the afternoon which Neil Thomas crossed but Les Davies headed against the bar. Then Wilson released Sion Edwards who crossed low from close to the left to Les Davies who gathered, span and shot in a split second but Lewis saved well at his near post.
   But any grounds for optimism evaporated on the hour. Thomas crossed to Rhys Griffiths who had time and space to place the ball beyond a helpless Lee Idzi.
   Former Newtown left back Martyn Giles then replaced the impish Bowen on 63 minutes. Eddie Jebb came on for a hobbling Michael Johnston five minutes later. On 73 Mike Walsh came on for Neil Thomas and then Chad Bond wandered on in place of the gangly Craig Williams.
   With that interruption out of the way, City fans contemplated an unlikely fightback. City won a fifth corner Craig Garside and then Les Davies went close with headers, but without affecting the score.  Antonio Corbiesiero shot on target from the right as Llanelli maintained their threat and forced a fourth corner which Idzi collected. Moments later Lewis rose highest to catch a sixth Bangor corner. It was Lewis' tedious timewasting that angered City fans but eventually went unheeded.
   With then minutes left Les Davies and Sion Edwards fired goalwards at the base of the lefthand post but Stuart Jones hacked off the line - and that just about it. There was still time for the industrious Edwards to cross deep from the left but Jamie Brewerton, who defied injury to start the match, headed wide.
   Three minutes of added time, despite four subs and endless timewasting, but in fairness it would probably not have changed things that much. Of course thanks to Mr Whitby we will never know. So City exit the Welsh Cup at the first hurdle, every previous season under Nev Powell - all four of them - have resulted in Final appearances. Cant win 'em all.
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Sion Edwards
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Rhys Griffiths
  REFEREE
Mark Whitby
  ATTENDANCE
564




20
26 November 2011
Newtown 2 v 1 Bangor City

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 COLOURS
 Red & White
-
 SCORERS
CZac Evans
CGareth Partridge
C




 Newtown






















Bangor City

1
 Nick Thomas




Lee Idzi
1
2
 Jermaine Johnson




Peter Hoy
2
3
 Connor Courtney




Chris Roberts
3
4
 Matthew Cook




Dave Morley
12
5
 Luke Boundford




Shaun Pejic
5
6
 Shane Sutton




Michael Johnston
6
7
 Zac Evans




Mark Smyth
17
8
 Gareth Partridge




Neil Thomas
12
9
 Nick Rushton




Les Davies
9
10
 Steve Blenkinsop




Kyle Wilson
10
11
 Jamie Price




Alan Bull
17


12
 Rob Millington (88) for 10 B'sop



Sion Edwards (74) for 17 Smyth   12
14
 Marcus Ashley




Craig Garside (74) for 12 Th'mas   14
15
 Nick Jones



Chris Jones (63) for 10 Wilson   15
16
 



Eddie Jebb   16
17
 




 Mike Walsh 
17
18
 




Meillir Huws (Y)  18
19
 





19


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 COLOURS
 Blue & White
-
 SCORERS
CLes Davies
C
C
C

   A disappointing defeat for Bangor who struggled to impose themselves on what is a pretty plain Newtown side.
   The pre match news was defensive as Shaun Pejic started in place of captain Jamie Brewerton who was still suffering the effects of a heavy challenge in the previous game.
   It was a gloomy afternoon at Latham Park but the home side lifted their supporters with a seventh minute lead. Zac Evans fired home from fifteen yards after City failed to clear a low shot from the right.
   Bangor responded as Les Davies chased a weak backheader from Sutton but goalkeeper Thomas got in the way. But moments later Michael Johnson was forced to head off the line. In a mad moment Newtown might have doubled their lead as Nick Rushton and Zac Evans both hit the post before a relieved Lee Idzi pounced on the loose ball.
   Midway through the half Chris Roberts crossed and Les Davies shot goalwards, Thomas saved and did so again from Alan Bull's follow up. Kyle Wilson crossed from the right after surging past Courtney but Les Davies' effort was deflected and again Thomas gathered.
   On 28 minutes Shaun Pejic was yellow carded for a trip on half way, then seven minutes later a first corner of the afternoon to Newtown but City cleared. Bangor went upfield and won their first flag kick which was also dealt with before Les Davies headed on a through ball which tempted Mark Smyth in on goal but Thomas punched clear.
   City continued to create openings. Les Davies span and shot over from 25 yards. Five minutes before the interval Les Davies ran through to the left but dragged his shot across goal. A second Newtown corner from the right was headed over by TNS loanee Jermaine Johnson. Then Kyle Wilson and Les Davies combined but Mark Smyth lashed over.
   In one minute of added time - scandalous in view of the perpetual timewasting and absence of ball boys - City won a second corner which Peter Hoy met but headed wide. Half time promptly arrived and Newtown walked off with a one nil lead.
HALF TIME  1-0
   No changes at the interval but City went close in the opening exchanges as Les Davies set up Kyle Wilson but his shot was blocked. Then Peter Hoy thrashed the ball across from the right but no one could get a touch. Newtown responded with a freekick which rightback Johnson fired wide. Former Wrexham youngster Rushton fired into the side netting.
   City kept pushing forward and Peter Hoy sent over a deep cross from the right but Mark Smyth could not make enough contact to turn the ball home. On 53 minutes an equaliser did arrive and it was no surprise that Hoy and Big Les were involved. Bangor won a throw on the right, Peter Hoy duly delivered and Les Davies netted from six yards.
   On the hour City withdrew the injured Kyle Wilson in favour of Chris Jones. Newtown won a couple of corners and kept Lee Idzi on his toes but there were no real alarms. With some fifteen minutes left on the clock Nev Powell made a double change as Sion Edwards and Craig Garside replaced Mark Smyth and Neil Thomas. The diminutive Jamie Price was booked for pull on Dave Morley on half way.
   A freekick ensued which enabled Sion Edwards to cross from the left but fellow substitute Craig Garside headed over. Despite all this Newtown regained the lead against the run of play, albeit with a wonderful goal from Gareth Partridge who was allowed to direct and chase a bouncing ball before unleashing a truly excellent half volley beyond the despairing Idzi from 25 yards.
   Bangor responded as Sion Edwards again outfoxed the defence to cross but Les Davies saw his header saved - and quickly cleared - with the visiting fans claiming handball. With four minutes left Les Davies was carded for a foul on Courtney and two minutes later the final change of the afternoon as Robbie Millington came on for Steve Blenkinsop.
   Referee Harrington added four minutes and Bangor did everything bar score with Alan Bull shooting across goal from the left, Michael Johnson pulling off an amazing tackle on half way as The Robins looked to exploit a "two on one. A deep cross from the right tempted goalkeeper Thomas to punch unconvincingly but he fell prone on the pitch and hoodwinked the young whistler into stopping play. Right as rain moments later. One final chance courtesy again of Sion Edwards whose deep cross found Peter Hoy but his downward header was pouched by Thomas and - moments later - Harrington blew for time.
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Michael Johnston
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Matty Cook
  REFEREE
Harrington
  ATTENDANCE
276



19 19 November 2011
Bangor City 4 v 0 Carmarthen
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 COLOURS
 Blue & White
-
 SCORERS
CLes Davies
CMark Smyth
CNeil Thomas
CKyle Wilson



 Bangor City






















Carmarthen Town