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43 11 May 2013
Bangor City 2 v 4 Bala Town
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 COLOURS
  Blue & White
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  SCORERS
  Chris Jones
  Peter Hoy
  
 
 



 Bangor City






















Bala Town

1
 Lee Idzi




Ashley Morris
1
2
 Peter Hoy



John Irving
2
15
 Kris Thomas



Steff Edwards
11
4
 Dave Morley




Tony Davies
16
5
 Jamie Brewerton




Stuart Jones
4
20
 Ryan Edwards



Mark Jones
8
7
 Chris Jones




Connal Murtagh
6
19
 Damien Allen




Kenny Lunt
20
9
 Les Davies




Lee Hunt
9
10
 Chris Simm




Ian Sheridan
10
11
 Sion Edwards




Steve Brown
17


8
 Robbie Booth




Ben Collins
3
18
 Liam Brownhill (21) for 10 Simm



Mark Connolly (77) for 10 Sh'dn 7
21
 Corey Jones




Ross Jefferies (88) for 9 Hunt 
24
 Levi Mackin




 Ryan Jones

22
 Jamie McDaid (65) for 4 Morley



Lewis Codling (64) for 17 Brown 18

 John Owen (82) for 15 Thomas



Michael Platt



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 COLOURS
  Black & White
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  SCORERS
  Stuart Jones 
  Mark Jones
  Ian Sheridan 2
  

  Bangor were undone by some dreadful defending by a make shift back four who never got to grips with their "second division" opponents.
  With Michael Johnston watching from the sidelines City opted for Dave Morley in central defence alongside Jamie Brewerton with Kris Thoma and Peter Hoy at right and left back respectively.
  Attacking the Antelope End an early corner gave Bangor hope as goalkeeper Morris could only watch as Sion Edwards' inswinger was turned narrowly wide by Jamie Brewerton. Within five minutes Bangor had racked up two more corners with Ashley Morris saving Jamie Brewerton's clean header to relieve the pressure.
  Six minutes in Bala forged their first opening as Connal Murtagh shot from eighteen yards but Lee Idzi saved. Next Steve Brown lashed over from wide out on the right when a cross might have posed more of a problem. Murtagh then caught a stray arm in the face and had to leave the field for treatment and clean shirt.
  The hugely impressive Stuart Jones fired from thirty yards but the acrobatic Idzi was up to the challenge. But City had to cope with a major blow on twenty minutes when Chris Simm departed with a foot injury to be replaced by Liam Brownhill. A defensive reshuffle ensued with Brownhill moving to leftback, Peter Hoy across to the right and Kris Thomas to the middle. Dave Morley now moved to central midfield.
  Chris Jones and then Ian Sheridan went close before, on 28 minutes Sion Edwards tripped Steve Brown as was the first name into the referee's notebook. The freekick from Connal Murtagh found big defender Stuart Jones who nutted in unmarked and the pattern of the afternoon started to unfold.
  Ten minutes before the interval Bala doubled their lead. Steve Brown broke down the right and Mark Jones tapped home from close range after what was a period of Bangor pressure. Things couldnt get worse surely but three minutes from the half time break they did just that. A high cross from the Bala right slipped from the grasp of Lee Idzi and Ian Sheridan netted the easier of chances from two yards.
  And after three minutes of stoppage time - extended by an injury to Lee Hunt - the referee blew and a shell shocked Bangor side wandered off as the home fans shook themselves. Better things to come surely..

HALF TIME  3-0
  No changes at the interval but City were now attacking the City End.
  Instead of the anticipated fightback though a further body blow. A corner crossed and Ian Sheridan able to head home from close range under minimal pressure. Four nil down and home fans might have worried about the final scoreline.
  But on 57 minutes City finally found the back of the net. And fittingly it was Chris Jones who flicked the ball home at the near post as Sion Edwards fired a low cross from the left. The two wingers had worked hard to hoist Bangor back into the game.
  Just after the hour a couple of substitutions. Lewis Codling came on for Steve Brown before Jamie McDaid replaced veteran midfielder Dave Morley. City promptly won their seventh corner of the afternoon but Stuart Jones was again dominant.  And the and eighth and ninth but nor return.
  Bala were now content to play on the break and Lewis Codling seemed to have time to shoot but Jamie Brewerton slid in bravely to block his low effort.  Nefyn wideman Chris Jones then danced through three or four Bala defenders from the right to fire over a low cross which Sion Edwards flicked on target but Morris somehow kept out. Breathtaking. That brought about corners ten and eleven but again no serious threat.
  With fifteen minutes left former blue Mark Connolly replaced Ian Sheridan before Lee Hunt was booked for a foul on Kris Thomas. Inside a minute Lewis Codling hit the Bangor bar and Chris Jones just failed to turn home Sion Edwards low cross shot. A clean strike by Ryan Edwards hit John Irving and resulted in a twelth Bangor corner.
  This one struck gold. Sion Edwards delivered from the right and captain Jamie Brewerton's header back across goal was nodded in from six yards by Peter Hoy to the delight of the home crowd. Game on? With seven minutes left Les Davies won a thirteenth corner but before it could be taken John Owen replaced Kris Thomas in one last throw of the dice.
  This in turn yielded a fourteenth flag kick which Sion Edwards delivered and Les Davies headed down firmly - but sadly - just wide of the near post. If only.. There was a yellow card for Peter Hoy for a foul on Lewis Codling and two minutes from time one former blue on for another as Ross Jefferies came on for Lee Hunt. Five minutes of added time were signalled wherein Bala won a corner after Mark Connolly's shot deflected wide and with just seconds left Peter Hoy headed over from Sion Edwards' cross and Bala celebrated their semi final win and date with - as it turned out - Port Talbot at The Genquip a week later.
  For Bangor a bitter end to the season and a summer without a European adventure ahead.

  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Chris Jones
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Stuart Jones
  REFEREE
Richard Harrington
  ATTENDANCE
457



42 6 May 2013
Bangor City 1 v 3 Prestatyn Town
The Welsh Cup Final
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 COLOURS
  Blue & White
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  SCORERS
  Chris Simm
 
 




 Bangor City






















Prestatyn Town

1
 Lee Idzi




Jon Hill Dunt
25
18
 Liam Brownhill



Chris Davies
2
3
 Chris Roberts



Anthony Stephens
22
4
 Dave Morley




Dave Hayes
4
5
 Jamie Brewerton




Greg Stones
23
6
 Michael Johnston



Gareth Wilson
6
7
 Chris Jones




Michael Parker
7
19
 Damien Allen




Neil Gibson
8
9
 Les Davies




Andy Parkinson
9
10
 Chris Simm




Jason Price
10
20
 Ryan Edwards




Ross Stephens
11


11
 Sion Edwards (59) for 7 Jones




Dan Evans
12
2
 Peter Hoy (105) for 18 Brownhill



Carl Murray
17
8
 Robbie Booth (65) for 4 Morley



Rhys Owen (106) for 6 Wilson  20
21
 Corey Jones




Adam France
14

 John Owen




Rhys Lewis (119) for 10 Price  21


















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 COLOURS
  Red
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  SCORERS
  Jason Price 2
  Ross Stephens
  
  

   Bangor were beaten in extra time by a hard working Prestatyn side for whom Jason Price scored twice.
 
City though missed a penalty - that is dismissive of a fantastic save by Jon Hill Dunt - and somehow failed to capitalise on a number of promising openings.
   But it was Prestatyn who stole an early lead. A swinging cross from right wingback Chris Davies was half cleared to left footer Ross Stephens. His low cross shot picked out the unmarked Jamie Price who prodded home from four yards. But inside ten minutes Bangor had a penalty. Chris Roberts' lofted cross tempted Ashley Stephens to push Chris Simm and Referee Morgan pointed to the spot. A touch harsh perhaps... Up stepped Dave Morley and went low to the right but Jon Hill Dunt dived low and pushed the ball away for a corner.
   The burly glovesman was in the action again minutes later as Liam Brownhill's overhit cross threatened to sneak under the crossbar and had to be palmed over for a second corner. But Prestatyn might have gone two nil up when Ross Stephens crossed low from the left and Price got his feet tangled and missed a glorious opportunity.
  Another great save next from Hill Dunt whose acrobatic punch from Les Davies powerful header kept the scores level. The high cross came from the right after measured approach play involving Ryan Edwards and Liam Brownhill.  Bangor had the simply outstanding Michael Johnston yellow carded for a supposed pull on Andy Parkinson which was both harsh and prophetic.
  The half time score then remained at one nil to the red shirted town side although on the balance of play and chances created it could have been all square. But Bangor felt aggrieved by the ability of Prestatyn players to convince referee Morgan that they had been wronged. None more able than Gibson and his onfield assistant Wilson.

HALF TIME  0-1
  No changes at the interval...
  City now attacking the Mold Road End and with the need to push the Seasiders back. An early chance came when a long ball through the middle was flicked on by Les Davies for Chris Jones to run into the box but Hill Dunt saved.
  But on the hour the scores were level as Chris Simm ran to the left and fired back across goal for Chris Davies to deflect the ball past the helpless goalkeeper. Gibson then floated the ball out to Michael Parker on the left but his firs touch allowed Lee Idzi to close the gap and smother the shot at close range.
  Bangor went close again as Chris Simm outpaced the veteran Stones on the right but his rasping drive flew over. City sensed their chance was at hand and after Chris Simm has seen his shot blocked Ryan Edwards fired low from twenty five yards but another low dive from Hill Dunt saved the day. Parkinson fired wide from similar range as Prestatyn continued to threaten on the break.
  Sion Edwards who had replaced Chris Jones on the hour picked up Chris Roberts pass to cross from the left but Les Davies sent his header wide of the near post in what was turning out to be a frustrating afternoon for the big striker.
  Ninety minutes came and went. The two outstanding players of normal time Jon Hill Dunt and Michael Johnston contemplated what had been little realising how cruelly events would unfold.
  Bangor forged a good chance when Prestatyn failed to clear Chris Roberts' long throw from the left. The ball dropped to substitute Robbie Booth whose chip picked out Les Davies but his downward header bounced narrowly wide. Then the incident that killed Bangor's chances and exposed the folly of picking a referee on sentiment. A booted clearance from the back invited a pacey run from Andy Parkinson down the left. Michael Johnston matched him stride for stride to toe poke the ball out for a corner with his left foot. Parkinson tumbled down. Morgan was fifty yards behind play but was sure it was a foul. Second yellow and red for Johnston. That Prestatyn scored from the freekick with Ross Stephens claiming a vital touch was insult to injury.
  City were broken, their outstanding player off the field and down to ten. Worst was to follow as Jason Price played a one two with Parkinson, got a fortunate bounce of Peter Hoy and netted from close range. All over at three one.
  It would be wrong not to congratulate Prestatyn whose rise from junior football has been impressive. It would be impossible not to contemplate that a younger fitter referee might have got the big decisions right. There was one telling moment when Parkinson went down feigning injury and jumped up once a freekick was won. Referee Morgan belatedly realised he had been conned and insisted the trainer come and the player go off - for longer than he might - but by then it was too late.

  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Michael Johnston
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Jon Hill Dunt
  REFEREE
Kevin Morgan
  ATTENDANCE
1732


41 27 April 2013
Bangor City 1 v 4 The New Saints
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 COLOURS
  Blue & White
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  SCORERS
  Les Davies
 
 




 Bangor City






















The New Saints

1
 Lee Idzi




Paul Harrison
1
15
 Kris Thomas



Simon Spender
2
18
 Liam Brownhill



Chris Marriott
3
4
 Dave Morley




Phil Baker
4
5
 Jamie Brewerton




Connall Rawlinson
16
6
 Michael Johnston



Ryan Fraughan
11
8
  Robbie Booth




Aeron Edwards
23
19
 Damien Allen




Jamie Mullan
14
9
 Les Davies




Greg Draper
9
20
 Ryan Edwards




Chris Seargeant
12
11
 Sion Edwards




Chris Jones
19


7
 Chris Jones (74) for 8 Booth




Kai Edwards
6
2
 Peter Hoy (70) for 5 Brewerton



Matt Williams
10
24  Levi Mackin



Alex Darlington (58) for 12 Sargnt 20
3
 Chris Roberts



Mike Wilde (75) for 9 Draper  18
22
 Corey Jones



Sc ott Ruscoe
7
21
 Jamie McDaid (83) for 9 Davies



Aaron Simm
26


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 COLOURS
  Green & White
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  SCORERS
  Alex Darlington 2
  Aeron Edwards
  og M Johnston
  

  The pre match news was the welcome return of Jamie Brewerton in central defence with cuptied Kris Thomas also back in the starting lineup.
And contrary to some predictions both sides were pretty much at full strength allowing for injury and suspension. 
   The blues formation 4-5-1 with Dave Morley in midfield attacking the Antelope end in the first half.
 
The visitors took the lead on 25 minutes when former Buckley and Caersws midfielder Aeron Edwards rose highest to head home from Ryan Fraughan's inswinging cross following a corner on the right..  Three minutes later it got worse for City.
  New Saints defender Phil Baker's eighteen yard effort was saved by Lee Idzi but struck Michael Johnston and bounced into the net from close range.
  Another former blue Christian Seargeant then ran through the home defence but Lee Idzi saved well and kept the deficit at 0-2.
  And that was the score at the interval as Dean John called the players off for a cold drink.
HALF TIME  0-2
  No changes at the interval but with Bangor now attacking the City end.
 
Bangor though came out fighting and within two minutes of the restart. Sion Edwards sent a long curling ball down the left into the path of centre forward Les Davies who chipped Saints goalkeeper Paul Harrison to halve the deficit and claim his ninth goal of the season.
  Moments later Davies robbed the dawdling Rawlinson on the right and fed Sion Edwards who low shot had Paul Harrison scrambling at his lefthand post to prevent an equaliser. City went close again when Liam Brownhill slid in Ryan Edwards on the left but his goalbound effort was deflected away for a corner.
  On the hour the first change of the afternoon as the spring heeled Alex Darlington came on for former blue Chris Seargeant. Bangor too off captain Jamie Brewerton on seventy minutes with the versatile Peter Hoy his replacement.
  And substitute Alex Darlington was to make a bold impact. His first strike on 76 minutes which seemed to hop over Lee Idzi to put the visitors 3-1 ahead and five minutes later he rounded off a pacey break with a slightly fortunate finish through the Bangor keeper whose luck was clearly out.
  City made one last change as the hugely promising Jamie McDaid came on in place of Les Davies but it did not change the final score which confirmed a clear win for the newly crowned league champions.
  For City there are bigger fish to fry in a week or so. And with no players booked there was at least one positive to take into the forthcoming cup final.
  MoTM BANGOR CITY

  MoTM OPPOSITION
Alex Darlington
  REFEREE
Dean John
  ATTENDANCE
472



40 20 April 2013
Airbus UK 2 v 0 Bangor City
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 COLOURS
  Blue & White
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  SCORERS
  Wayne Riley
  Steve Tomassen
  
 



 Airbus UK






















Bangor City

1
 Jamie Stephens




Lee Idzi  1
26
 Lee Owens




Liam Brownhill  18
3
 Lewis Short




Chris Roberts
3
5
 Ian Kearney




Dave Morley
4
25
 Steve Tomassen




Ryan Edwards
20
7  Glenn Rule




Michael Johnston
6
6
 Tom Field




Chris Jones
7
9
 Chris Budrys




Damien Allen
19
24
 Jason Jarrett




Les Davies
9
10
 Ryan Wade




Peter Hoy
2
14
 Wayne Riley




Sion Edwards
11


29
 Steve Abbot (79) for 9 Budrys



Robbie Booth (46) for 11 Ed'rds  8
12
 Phil Bolland




Jamie Brewerton
5
18
 Jordan Johnson (81) for 10 Wade



Levi Mackin (80) for 20 Edwards 24
4
 Michael Roddy (71) for 24 Jarrett



Gary O'Toole (46) for 2 Hoy  16
15
 Sam Hart




Kris Thomas
15
32
 Max Jenks Gilbert




Corey Jones
22
2
 Zyaic Edwards








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 COLOURS
  Red & White
-
  SCORERS
  
  
  
  

   Bangor were beaten into second place by a big strong and determined Airbus side who confirmed their first ever European entry next season.
  Team news saw City stick to the players and shape that had secured three clean sheet wins on the trot but with Chris Simm suspended Sion Edwards started with Chris Jones often higher up the pitch than usual.
  Attacking the runway end Bangor forged an early chance as Les Davies lept to reach a cross from the right but the ball struck his shoulder and missed the target. Unhappily for the 350 or so Bangor fans who had travelled along the A55 that was almost as good as it got in what was a disappointing encounter between second and third.
  The chief attacking threat for both sides was corners and freekicks which the tall home side were always favourites t
o win.
  Twenty seven minutes in and with perhaps the first constructive move of the afternoon Airbus took the lead. Big Chris Budrys found space on the right to cross for Wayne Riley to slot home from close range.
  The shape of this sterile game suited the Planemakers whose tall - if wooden line up - won the lions share of headers, no one more so than former Northwich stopper Ian Kearney who was outstanding. Airbus also seemed quicker to every ball as if having lost their previous four encounters with City they had a major point to prove.
  It was ten minutes from time when Bangor forged a genuine chance as Ryan Edwards crossed from the right but Dave Morley headed well over.  Two minutes later the vaguely eccentric Bryn Markham Jones yellow carded Les Davies but not home midfielder Glenn Rule following a brief tussle on halfway. This was the only yellow card of the first half.
  So a one nil deficit at the interval and as lacklustre a performance as blues fans had witnessed for a while. For Airbus though one foot in the Algarve...
HALF TIME  1-0
   Two changes at the interval for Bangor as Robbie Booth and Gary O'Toole came on for Sion Edwards and Peter Hoy with City now playing towards the social club into a stiff breeze.
  What followed was similar in pattern to the first period with Bangor still failing to pass the ball and keep possession, Kearney and his lanky team mates winning just about every header and Liverpool loanee Jamie Stephens claiming every cross but one.
  The first of eight yellow cards shown in the second period went to Wayne Riley for dissent four minutes after the restart. City shaped their best move of the game moments later as substitute Robbie Booth raced down the right and crossed near post where follow replacement Gary O'Toole went close having crossed his defender but Stephens gathered.
  Airbus made it two nil on 62 minutes from a freekick. Tom Field crossed from the right and Steve Tomassen netted from ten yards with the blues defence too slow to react.
  What happened next was unpleasant to see. Glenn Rule lunged at Robbie Booth and was yellow carded. In the melee that followed Gary O'Toole reacted angrily to a comment passed by one of the Airbus players. The normally mild mannered striker had to be calmed by Michael Johnston whilst referee Jones took the names of Chris Roberts and Lee Owens. There was an unpleasant atmosphere about the next five or ten minutes which also saw Jason Jarrett and Dave Morley yellow carded before, with twenty minutes left, a visibly angry Jarrett was replaced by Mike Roddy and kicked the perimiter boards as he left.
  Bangor then had a sight of goal as the previously reliable Stephens rushed out to punch wildly at a high ball which looped to blues striker Les Davies but he hooked his effort well over. The pattern of play was now set. Bangor tried to mount some pressure but Airbus defended competently and might really have scored a couple more on the break but their composure deserted them and to be fair Michael Johnston and Liam Brownhill made some brave challenges when outnumbered by onrushing attackers.
  There were late booking for Brownhill and Booth and referee Jones appeared to lose his cool. Robbie Booth sent a low drive wide of the righthand post, but nothing to change the result and when the whistle blew it was Airbus's players and officials who celebrated a deserved victory and European place. For Bangor the one remaining home league match with champions TNS now something of a formality with the Welsh Cup Final to contemplate.
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Liam Brownhill
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Ian Kearney
  REFEREE
Bryn Markham Jones
  ATTENDANCE
461


39 13 April 2013
Bangor City 2 v 0 Carmarthen
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 COLOURS
  Blue & White
-
  SCORERS
  Chris Simm
  Sion Edwards
 




 Bangor City






















Carmarthen Town

1
 Lee Idzi




Stephen Cann
1
18
 Liam Brownhill



Corey Thomas
2
3
 Chris Roberts



Ian Hillier
3
4
 Dave Morley




Tim Hicks
4
2
 Peter Hoy




Carl Evans
6
6
 Michael Johnston



Craig Hanford
24
7
 Chris Jones




Liam McCreesh
25
19
 Damien Allen




Nicky Palmer
16
9
 Les Davies




Craig Hughes
9
10
 Chris Simm




Luke Cummings
26
20
 Ryan Edwards




Geoff Kellaway
11


11
 Sion Edwards (69) for 7 Jones



Neil Smothers
15
8
 Robbie Booth




Christian Dodge(77) for 3 Hillier 30
24
 Levi Mackin (78) for 2 Hoy



Iestyn Evans
21
15
 Kris Thomas




Paul Fowler (18) for 6 Evans
8
21
 Jamie McDaid








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 COLOURS
  White & Black
-
  SCORERS
  
  

  A third straight win - two in the league - and a third clean sheet into the bargain as City's positive end to the season continued at Nantporth.
 
The visitors fashioned an early opening when Craig Hughes freed fellow speed merchant Geoff Kellaway and the former Aberstwyth winger cut inside but fired wide of the far post with Corey Thomas unable to get a touch.. Carmarthen won what proved to be the first of just two corners won all afternoon on nine minutes but to no avail.
  This stung City into life and to good effect.  Lee Idzi cleared to big Les Davies who flicked on to right winger Chris Jones. Despite being blocked on the edge of the box he slid the ball into the path of Chris Simm whose low strike beat Stephen Cann into the net for a 13th minute lead.
  It could have been two nil moments later when a Bangor corner found Les Davies.
Dave Morley appeared to be held back as he tried to connect with Les Davies pass on the edge of the six yard line but no response from referee Evans.
  But Mark Aizlewood's side were far from beaten and a run through the middle from Liam McCreesh cuminated in a square ball to Geoff Kellaway on the left twenty yards out but he missed the proverbial open goal. With 24 minutes gone Michael Johnston was shown the yellow card for a foul.
  Bangor enjoyed the better of the first period, forcing six corners and testing goalkeeper Cann, but unhappily pehaps not enough to extend their lead despite forcing the pace.
  On the half hour Liam Brownhill found Dave Morley on the right and he crossed to the back post where Peter Hoy headed down but unfortunately narrowly wide. Next Hoy sent over a trademark long throw from the left which struck the arm of a Carmarthen defender but again no reply from Mr Evans.
  With the first half drifting into added time Chris Simm unhinged the Town defence to set up Les Davies in front of goal but he could not apply the finishing touch and Craig Hanford cleared. Moments earlier Peter Hoy again went close for Bangor.
  So Bangor took a one goal advantage in at the interval with all still to play for.
HALF TIME  1-0
  No changes at the interval.
 
For all their endeavour the Old Golds' first shot on target of the afternoon did not arrive until Lee Idzi saved comfortably enough from Luke Cummings some twenty minutes after the restart.
 
Carmarthen fashioned an opening when Corey Thomas charged forward from midfield and fired on target but Lee Idzi saved well but only as far as Kellaway although his low cross came to nothing. On 69 minutes a first change for Bangor as Sion Edwards replaced Chris Jones. Certainly the left footer made his presence felt as the final twenty minutes was played out.
 
City had more penalty appeals waved away by Lee Evans the more blatant a clear shirt pull by Nicky Palmer on Damien Allen well inside the visitors box midway through the second half.
  With just over ten minutes left Levi Mackin took over in midfield from Peter Hoy.
  As time ran out tempers frayed with Tim Hicks and Luke Cummings both shown the yellow card by referee Lee Evans. Sion Edwards lashed wide for City with around ten minutes left after he followed in his high cross from the right. With thirteen minutes left the lanky Christian Doidge came on for veteran defender Ian Hillier as Carmarthen pushed for an equaliser.
  And that extra entreprise proved costly as City snatched another goal late on to send the blues support home happy.
  With the ninety minutes gone Michael Johnston cleared to the right and Ryan Edwards found Les Davies who turned and then slid the ball through for Sion Edwards who needed no second invitation to race on goal and drill wide of the exposed Cann for a decisive second goal.
  Manager Nev Powell was understandably pleased with the result "I thought we were the better side, we controlled it for long periods, but whilst its one nil you cant switch off against teams like Carmarthen". From Mark Aizlewood's point of view it was slightly different "We missed four fantastic opportunities before conceding a schoolboy error type of goal. This gave Bangor an underserved lead going into the breakin a match they knew they had to win".
  So opinions differ - understandably enough - but three points and a clean sheet for Bangor with just wo league games to go.
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Les Davies
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Craig Hanford
  REFEREE
Lee Evans
  ATTENDANCE
472



38 9 April 2013
Prestatyn Tn 0 v 1 Bangor City
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 COLOURS
  Blue & White
-
  SCORERS


  
 



 Prestatyn Town






















Bangor City

25
 Jon Hill Dunt




Lee Idzi  1
2
 Chris Davies




Liam Brownhill  18
22
 Anthony Stephens




Chris Roberts
3
24
 Tommy Holmes




Dave Morley
4
6
 Gareth Wilson




Peter Hoy
5
11
 Ross Stephens




Michael Johnston
6
17
 Carl Murray




Chris Jones
7
15
 Mark Smyth




Damien Allen
19
9
 Andy Parkinson




Les Davies
9
10
 Jason Price




Chris Simm
10
8
 Neil Gibson




Ryan Edwards
20


12  Dan Evans




Robbie Booth (90) for 7 Jones  8
21
 Rhys Lewis 



Levi Mackin (73) for 19 Allen  24
18
 Martin Beattie



Kris Thomas
15
16
 Tom Kemp




Jamie McDaid
21
14
 Jon Fisher Cooke (65) for 6 M'ay



Sion Edwards(65) for 6 Johnston  11


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 COLOURS
  Red & White
-
  SCORERS
  Chris Simm
  
  
  

   Bangor beat their bogey side Prestatyn at Bastion Gardens thanks to a solitary but important strike from leading goalscorer Chris Simm.
  The blues line up again included Peter Hoy in a holding midfield role as manager Nev Powell conjured up a plan to beat resilient Prestatyn.
  In the first half Seasiders fullback Anthony Stephens went close with a header but not close enough to alarm Lee Idzi. Liam Brownhill was pushing forward to good effect down the right for Bangor and he was involved a Chris Jones' cross met Chris Simm directly infront of goal. He was clearly barged in the back by Chris Davies but the well positioned Kevin Parry waved play on!
  Blues striker Chris Simm went close on the half hour with a great turn and shot from Brownhill's cross but Jon Hill Dunt reacted to push away after a wicked deflection. Then Lee Idzi saved well from Mark Smyth who went close against his old side. The pacey Parkinson had the ball in the Bangor net but the linesman's flag was up for offside.
  As half time approached a Liam Brownhill cross caused confusion in the Prestatyn box and as Chris Simm saw his shot blocked by Tommy Holmes it required a good save from Jon Hill Dunt to keep the blues at bay. But it remained goalless and as the two sides marched off at the interval it was still there to be won and lost.
HALF TIME  0-0
  No changes at the interval
  But soon after the restart Bangor went close as Chris Jones fired narrowly wide. Prestatyn right back Chris Davies responded with a shot which flew into the side netting.
  Bangor then might have scored on a number of occasions as City were awarded a freekick as Hill Dunt handled a back pass. The kick was taken by Damien Allen as as chaos reigned Chris Simm, Dave Morley and leftback Chris Roberts all had efforts blocked or charged down before the ball was finally scrambled away.
  Full back Davies cleared off the line at Chris Simm threatened and a Bangor breakthrough looked the more likely.
  On 67 minutes City won a corner on the left which was delivered by Damien Allen for leading goalscorer Chris Simm to head home emphatically with Hill Dunt finally beaten by power of the strike. The burly custodian did keep out another fullblooded effort from the former Chester striker after Les Davies had got the better of Jason Price, and he was kept busy in the closing stages to deny Chris Roberts once and Sion Edwards twice as City fought to force the all important second goal.
  One breathtaking move started by Edwards in the leftback position saw his swerve past a handful of Town defenders before sliding the ball across to Chris Simm only for Hill Dunt to smother the low drive to the amazement of the blues fans.
  A second goal didnt arrive but nevertheless the final whistle did - and for the first time this season Bangor had beaten the Bastion Gardens side and more importantly picked up three more points in the quest for second place.

  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Chris Simm
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Jon Hill Dunt
  REFEREE
Kevin Parry
  ATTENDANCE
269



37 6 April 2013
Bangor City 1 v 0 The New Saints
The Welsh Cup
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 COLOURS
  Blue & White
-
  SCORERS
  Chris Jones
 
 




 Bangor City






















The New Saints

1
 Lee Idzi




Paul Harrison
1
2
 Peter Hoy



Simon Spender
2
3
 Chris Roberts



Chris Marriott
3
4
 Dave Morley




Phil Baker
4
6
 Michael Johnston




Kai Edwards
6
7
 Chris Jones



Scott Ruscoe
7
18
 Liam Brownhill




Aeron Edwards
23
19
 Damien Allen




Ryan Fraughan
11
9
 Les Davies




Mike Wilde
18
10
 Chris Simm




Alex Darlington
20
20
 Ryan Edwards




Chris Jones
19


8
 Robbie Booth




Greg Draper
6
11
 Sion Edwards (75) for 2 Hoy



Matt Williams (71) for 20 D'gton
11
16  Gary O'Toole (83) for 10 Simm



Jamie Mullen 
18
22
 Corey Jones



Connell Rawlinson
7
24
 Levi Mackin 



Sam Finley (46) for 23 Edwards  15


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 COLOURS
  Green & White
-
  SCORERS
  
  
  
  

   That the all important winning goal came in the last few seconds of injury time at the end of this cup semi final only added gloss to what was an excellent performance by Bangor.
 
And full credit must go to Messrs Powell and Limbert for devising a line up and strategy which gave City a platform to compete and eventually win.
 
This involved playing Peter Hoy as a defensive barrier in central midfield, pulling Les Davies over to the left wing, and giving both Ryan Edwards and Damien Allen the freedom to push up as they wished.
  Bangor started well enough with some loud shouts for a penalty after a Peter Hoy long throw before Damien Allen headed over from a freekick on the left. But the Saints had chances too as Ryan Fraughan show cleanly from fifteen yards but Lee Idzi saved well.  As the full timers pressed the tall and reassuring figure of Dave Morley stood firm alongside Michael Johnston a the heart of the blues defence.
  Next there was a stoppage as Aeron Edwards received treatment following a heavy challenge with Michael Johnston. On the half hour the Park Hall side won their first corner but Phil Baker lofted well over.  Moments later Peter Hoy was shown the yellow card on half way for a late tackle.
  Ryan Fraughan then fired well wide before a third TNS corner was again ballooned over by the long serving Baker from ten yards.  As time ran out the veteran Scott Ruscoe toe poked wide from the edge of the box. And that was about it as Referee Pratt, who had been calm and composed throughout, blew for the interval and queues formed at the various teabars.
HALF TIME  0-0
  One change at the interval saw young Sam Finley replace Aeron Edwards in the Saints midfield.
 
Bangor were now playing away from the entrance end, with the aid of a light breeze, attacking the massed ranks behind Paul Harrison's goal. Chris Roberts was harshly carded by Referee Pratt for a trip on half way. The Shropshire side won a fourth corner which came to nothing before Chris Simm was also shown the yellow card on the hour.
  The afternoon felt as if it was building up to something without really taking off. Then the hard working Chris Simm burst onto the scene as he exploited some sloppy defending by rightback Simon Spender to cut in from the blues left and shoot goalwards but Harrison saved.
  From the corner the ball dropped to Chris Jones but he fired over. On 65 minutes with Bangor picking up the pace Damien Allen had a shot held by Harrison who was now the busier of the two keepers. Moments later Mike Wilde was also carded for jumping into Michael Johnston.
  Lee Idzi sent a long clearance which Les Davies headed on but Chris Simm could not quite gather the bouncing ball on the firm dry Belle Vue pitch. TNS went for a second change on 71 mins when local lad Matty Williams replaced Alex Darlington. Bangor pressed once more as Liam Brownhill crossed left footed from the right but Chris Jones fired over.
Chris Marriott crossed for Mike Wilde but Lee Idzi saved bravely and need treatment before being able to continue. Moments earlier Peter Hoy was replaced by Sion Edwards with a noisy applause for both players.
  With a little more than ten minutes remaining young Sam Finley had a rush of blood and dived in on Chris Roberts. It looked a bad challenge and as City's left back was treated Referee Pratt showed the former Warrington grafter a red card. Despite the inevitable protestations from the greens off he went.
  On 82 mins Gary O'Toole replaced Chris Simm who had been tireless and selfless upfront in the sole striker role. Would "One Touch" be the man to break the deadlock? With two minutes remaining Les Davies found space on the left but dragged his shot wide to his clear dismay.
  The fourth official indicated four minutes of added time. Damien Allen fired over as he backpeddled to find space. But with around thirty seconds left Lee Idzi boomed a goalkick down the middle Les Davies headed on, Gary O'Toole and Chris Jones chased but it was the Nefyn striker whose light touch lifted the ball over Harrison and into the net. The Bangor fans celebrated noisily and the game was won.
  There was time for The New Saints to restart but - no more - and the whistle blew with City through to the Welsh Cup Final and a date in early May with Prestatyn who beat Barry in the other semi final.
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Dave Morley
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Ryan Fraughan
  REFEREE
Nick Pratt
  ATTENDANCE
486



36 30th March 2013
Bangor City 3 v 3 Port Talbot
-
 COLOURS
  Blue & White
-
  SCORERS
  Chris Jones
  Ryan Edwards
  Les Davies




 Bangor City






















Port Talbot Town

1
 Lee Idzi




Steven Hall 
1
15
 Kris Thomas



Lloyd Grist 
11
3
 Chris Roberts



Leigh DeVulgt  
12
20
 Ryan Edwards




Lee John 
7
4
 Dave Morley




James Bloom 
6
6
 Michael Johnston



Ashley Evans 
4
7
 Chris Jones




Carl Payne 
14
19
 Damien Allen




Chad Bond 
31
9
 Les Davies




David Brooks 
39
10
 Chris Simm




Martin Rose 
9
8
 Robbie Booth




Lewis Harling 
8


11
 Sion Edwards (66) for 7 Jones




Adam Wright(84) for 39 Brooks 
21
 Jamie McDaid (86) for 8 Booth



Sacha Walters (10) for 14 Payne

24
 Levi Mackin



David Burnett

18
 Liam Brownhill (66) for 15 T'ams





16
 Gary O'Toole
























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 COLOURS
  Red
-
  SCORERS
  David Brooks 2
  Chad Bond
  
  

  Bangor and Port Talbot drew for the fourth and final time this season in what was an entertaining if error strewn afternoon at Nantporth.
 
Blues boss Nev Powell brought Kris Thomas in at rightback with Robbie Booth starting on the left wing. Young Jamie McDaid was named amongst the substitutes with Peter Hoy and Jamie Brewerton injured.
  Attacking the Bridge End City started the brighter with Chris Jones denied twice is quick succession after some ten minutes from Booth's left wing cross. Port Talbot were forced to replace Carl Payne with Sacha Walters moments later and City won a corner which Kris Thomas headed over.
  But against the run of play the visitors took the lead on twenty minutes. Chad Bond forced the ball home from close range after Brook's shot was parried. The scene was set for a high scoring afternoon and so it proved. Kris Thomas went close for Bangor before a long distance Les Davies freekick was too close to 'Talbot keeper Stephen Hall who pouched easily.
  City forced a couple more corners and exposed some anxiety in the visitors defence for whom the podgy Hall looked a bit short when dealing with crosses. Martin Rose, always a thorn in Bangor's side, shot low on target but Lee Idzi saved well.
  Referee Brian James made his first big call when Chris Simm appeared to be tugged down by last man defender Bloom but nothing doing. Then on the stroke of half time Bangor drew level. Another foul on Simm yielded a freekick which Robbie Booth sent goalwards, richoted to Chris Simm whose shot struck Chris Jones who reacted quickly to lift the spirits of the Nantporth faitfhul. Leftback Lloyd Grist was booked for a comment aimed at Referee James.
  And that was about it for the first half with Bangor having more possession but Port Talbot, and in particular the spring heeled David Brooks on the left, looking dangerous on the counter.
HALF TIME  1-1
  No changes at the interval...
 
Bangor forced the first chance of the second period when Chris Simm's found Robbie Booth but he shot over from the edge of the box. Next Simm repeated the feat to inviite a drive from Ryan Edwards which Hall pushed over for City's fourth corner of the afternoon.
  A couple more flag kicks reflected the pressure building on the visitors goal but Chris Simm was thwarted by a goal line clearance from Lewis Harling with the stocky goalkeeper beaten.  But ten minutes after the restart rightback Kris Thomas was ruled to have fouled David Brooks and the light weight winger picked himself to send Lee Idzi the wrong way. Brooks was travelling at speed but there did appear to be minimal contact.
  Bangor responded with a sixth corner but Chris Jones fired over from the edge of the box before Robbie Booth chased with speed down the left, cut inside onto his right foot but Hall saved comfortably. Chris Simm shot on across goal from the right but Martin Rose headed against the woodwork as Port Talbot continued to threaten.
  City then made a double change. Sion Edwards replaced Chris Jones with Robbie Booth switching to the right, Liam Brownhill taking over from Kris Thomas at rightback. That was on sixty six minutes. On 72 it was all square. A wayward clearance from Leigh DeVulgt invited another layoff from Chris Simm and this time midfield dynamo Ryan Edwards fierce drive beat Hall all ends up to the delight of the noisy Bangor support.
  Lewis Harling was booked for dissent but five minutes later Talbot had the lead for a third time when David Brooks raced clear down the left - he was rightly ruled onside - to beat Lee Idzi with a low strike. His celebrations involved ripping his shirt off in a bizarre gesture aimed at the main stand - given that you might find more muscle on a marshmallow.. Yellow card again - all three for dissent of sorts after a goal.
  With five minutes left Nev Powell gave Jamie McDaid his Welsh Premier debut - after a goalscoring bow in midweek - with Robbie Booth making way. With injuries to both Michael Johnston and visiting keeper Hall there were six added minutes displayed by the fourth official - money for old rope - and still hope for Bangor.
  In the fourth minute of added time the equaliser came when Les Davies clattered home a close range chance for City after a Liam Brownhill cross from the right was intercepted by Jamie McDaid.  This was a just reward for the big striker who led the line well, spread the ball out to the wings and made a nuisance of himself all afternoon.
  But that was how it ended, a fourth draw in the four league encounters between the north and south coast blues.
  And with two points dropped by Bangor with Airbus now hot favourites to win the race for runners up and UEFA qualification.
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Les Davies
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Lee John
  REFEREE
Brian James
  ATTENDANCE
484


35 26 March 2013
Bangor City 3 v 0 Meliden
NWCFA Challenge Cup
-
 COLOURS
  Blue & White
-
  SCORERS
  Levi Mackin
  Jamie McDaid
  Robbie Botth
  



 Bangor City






















Meliden

1
 Nick Bould




Gary Higham
1
2  Matthew Locke



Sam McDougall
2
3
 Iolo Hughes



Lee Wynne
3
4
 Dave Morley




Jamie Harper
4
5
 Dylan Jones




Dan Grindley
5
6
 Sean Davies



James Hay
6
7
 Robbie Booth




Alun Winstanley
7
8
 Levi Mackin




Peter Evison
8
9
 Gary O'Toole




Gary Walsh
9
10
 Jamie McDaid




Luke Carding
10
11
 Craig Whelan




Jack McDougall
11


12
John Littlemore for 9 O'Toole



Darren Hughes
12
14
Danny Bell (62) for 7 Booth



Mike Jones
13
15
Corey Jones (62) for 11 Wh'lan



Tom McDougall
14
16





Warren Adam
15

 
























-

 COLOURS
  Orange & Black
-
  SCORERS
  
  
  
  


  Bangor eased to a 3-0 win over Meliden and a semi final encounter with Rhyl in the North Wales Challenge Cup.
 
City boss Nev Powell opted for a mix and match starting line up which included players with Football League experience alongside youngsters from the youth team. And it worked well as the home side led pretty much throughout.
  First team regular Dave Morley started at the heart of a youthful rearguard alongside Dylan Jones, flanked by young fullbacks Matt Locke and Iolo Hughes. Likewise Levi Mackin and Robbie Booth lined up in midfield alongside local pair Craig Whelan and Sean Davies whilst Gary O'Toole's strike partner was Welsh Colleges marksman Jamie McDaid.
  Gary O'Toole went close on seven minutes with a low shot which fizzed wide but Bangor had the lead on 14 minutes when a corner was half cleared to the edge of the box where former Chester midfielder Levi Mackin was waiting to crash home beyond former Conwy goalkeeper Gary Higham.
  Midway through the half debutant striker Jamie McDaid netted following a goalmouth melee to double the advantage and effectively end the evening as a contest. Not that this put Meliden off though as their noisy contingent enjoyed their night in Nantporth despite the scoreline.
  But it was Bangor who led at the interval thanks to those two goals and despite Gary Walsh going close for Meliden.
HALF TIME  2-0

  The second half saw John Littlemore replace Gary O'Toole who went off due to injury.
  On 53 minutes it was three nil to Bangor. Jamie McDaid crossed for John Littlemore to head goalwards and the ball rebounded to the alert Robbie Booth who slotted home from close range.
  On the hour City ran the changes with recent signing Danny Bell and Corey Jones replacing Robbie Booth and Craig Whelan.
  Meliden threatened with the occasional shot and cross which young reserve 'keeper Nick Bould dealt with confidently. At one point they did have the ball in the Bangor net but referee Rowlands had already whistled for an offence when the visitors would clearly have preferred the advantage.
  In the closing stages Meliden went close to what would have been a deserved consolation but neither former Wrexham youngster Luke Carding nor the more experienced Alun Winstanley could convert.
  But three nil it was and as the draw had already been made City knew a date with coast rivals Rhyl awaits in the semi final. The youngsters on view could feel pleased with their contribution as indeed could the travelling Meliden supporters who backed their team throughout.

  MoTM BANGOR CITY

  MoTM OPPOSITION

  REFEREE
Rowlands
  ATTENDANCE
150


34 16 March 2013
TNS 6 v 0 Bangor City
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 COLOURS
  Green & White
-
  SCORERS
  Alex Darlington 3
  Mike Wilde 2
  Matty Williams
 



 TNS






















Bangor City

1
 Paul Harrison




Lee Idzi  1
2
 Simon Spender




Liam Brownhill  18
3
 Chris Marriott




Levi Mackin
24
4
 Phil Baker




Kris Thomas
15
6
 Kai Edwards




Ryan Edwards
20
7  Scott Ruscoe




Michael Johnston
6
19
 Chris Jones




Chris Jones
7
18
 Mike Wilde




Damien Allen
19
19
 Ryan Fraughan




Les Davies
9
20
 Alex Darlington




Chris Simm
10
23
 Aeron Edwards




Sion Edwards
11


10
 Matty Williams (81) for 7 Ruscoe



Robbie Booth (62) for 11 Ed'ds  8
9
 Greg Draper (75) for 19 Jones



Peter Hoy (62) for 24 Mackin  2
14
 Jamie Mullan (66) for 20 D'ngton



Dave Morley  4
16
 Connell Rawlinson




Gary O'Toole(62) for 10 Simm  16
22
 Scott Quigley






26
 Aaran Simms







 








-
 COLOURS
  Blue & White
-
  SCORERS
  
  
  
  

   Bangor crashed to a 6-0 defeat at Park Hall as the home side may full use of the width of their oft talked about artificial surface to dominate pretty much from start to finish.
  
The bad news began before kick off when captain Jamie Brewerton went down clutching his knee and had to be replaced in the starting line by Levi Mackin with the versatile Ryan Edwards slotting in at right back.
  And for the opening twenty minutes it worked well enough. Attacking the carpark end Bangor gave as good as they got with Kris Thomas sending a twenty yarder arching wide before former Neath wide man Chris Jones fired over for the Saints.
  On ten minutes referee Bryn Markham Jones made it plain he would stand for no nonesense with yellow cards for Les Davies and then Phil Baker for heavy challenges. Soon after City forced a couple of corners with Chris Jones seeing his shot deflected over before Paul Harrison responded to some unkind comments from the travelling contingent with a calm claim of the second kick.
  Twenty minutes in and Bangor had shaded the play. A deep freekick brought a header from Les Davies but it lacked the power or direction to beat Harrison. The first real alarm came minutes later when Aeron Edwards, once of Caersws, shot goalwards and Lee Idzi did well to beat the effort away.
  Alarm turned to actual harm on 27 mins though when Michael Wilde collected Edwards' pass to drive beyond Lee Idzi from ten yards out. Five minutes later the home side's Chris Jones passed out to the right for Michael Wilde to double the score with a curling right footer which left Idzi well beaten.  And to some degree City were beaten in that moment too.
  With thoughts turning to switching ends The Saints clinched the victory with a chip from Alex Darlington which dropped into the empty net and left the blue shirted visitors heavy legged as they trudged off.
HALF TIME  1-0
  No changes at the interval with City now attacking the new stand end.
  Bangor were now attacking the end where a green stand grew on the hill once invaded by the City clan two years earlier.
  But it was soon business as usual as the spring heeled Alex Darington made it 4-0 on 54 minutes with a close range finish from a pacey break.  Cty tried to respond and won a corner which ended in a half chance for Ryan Edwards on the edge of the box but he lofted well over.
  But it only served to delay the inevitable as Alex Darlington crashed home a fifth to clinch his own hatrick and matchball prize with a clean strike into the top corner.
  City responded with a triple substitution on 62 minutes.  Peter Hoy, Robbie Booth and gary O'Toole came on for Levi Mackin, Sion Edwards and Chris Simm respectively. Now whether it was coincidence or not the floodgates did not open and the only goal conceded during the final half hour was a penalty. Certainly Peter Hoy stood firm at right back to win some tackles and headers whilst the energetic Edwards seemed more comfortable in midfield. It may of course have been a case of the home side rightly thinking it was already a job done. Perhaps a bit of both.
  Bangor kept trying to push forward and on one such occasion Chris Jones ran into the box, was stopped by Kai Edwards who saw the ball run to Peter Hoy but he fired across goal from the right.
  On 81 mins former Rhyl striker Matty Williams replaced Scott Ruscoe and five minutes after his introduction the home side won a penalty for a grip on Wilde by Kris Thomas which Matty Williams duly converted to complete the scoring. Bangor had one half chance in added time when the ball ran out to Ryan Edwards but he fired off target. There was a final corner won by Peter Hoy which dropped to Les Davies but his close range shot was blocked. The whistle blew and although it was the Bangor fans who sang loudest it was the TNS players who wore the bigger smiles.
  One final observation, I thought Referee Markham Jones did okay and few Bangor fans could have pointed fingers at him to excuse this heavy defeat. Reports were filtering through that captain Brewerton had suffered a dislocated knee..
  MoTM BANGOR CITY

  MoTM OPPOSITION
Alex  Darlington
  REFEREE
Bryn Markham Jones
  ATTENDANCE
356



33 8 March 2013
Bangor City 2 v 0 Airbus UK

-
 COLOURS
  Blue & White
-
  SCORERS
  Gary O'Toole
  Robbie Booth
 




 Bangor City






















Airbus

1
 Lee Idzi




Jamie Stephens
22
18
 Liam Brownhill



Lee Owens
26
3
 Chris Roberts



Sam Hart
15
20
 Ryan Edwards




Steve Tomassen
25
5
 Jamie Brewerton




Ian Kearney
5
15
 Kris Thomas



Glenn Rule
7
7
 Chris Jones




Tom Field
6
19
 Damien Allen




Wayne Riley
14
9
 Les Davies




Chris Budrys
9
10
 Chris Simm




Ryan Wade
10
11
 Sion Edwards




Jordan Johnson  18


8
 Robbie Booth (74) for 11 Ed'ds



Jason Jarrett (70) for 7 Rule
24
2
 Peter Hoy




Mike Roddy (81) for 10 Wade
4
24  Levi Mackin (74) for 19 Allen



Phil Bolland
12
16
 Gary O'Toole (86 for 7 Jones



Mike Hayes (70) for 18 Johnson  19

 




Steve Abbott
29






Zyaac Edwards
2






Max Jenks Gilbert
32


-

 COLOURS
  White & Black
-
  SCORERS
  
  
  
  

  A rainsoaked evening at Nantporth but the 600 strong crowd went home happy after a late late show from Bangor and fittingly it was too subs who grabbed the headlines!
 
With Michael Johnston still nursing a sore head and Dave Morley a damaged hamstring City introduced Kris Thomas as Jamie Brewerton's central defensive partner. They were superb and the long distance defender can be more than pleased with his showing alongside Bangor's no nonesense captain.
 
The visitors though nearly snatched an early opportunity when Lee Idzi had to deal with an underhit backpass but he did so calmly and the chance disappeared. Bangor forged their first opening on four minutes when Sion Edwards and Les Davies combined down the left to set up Chris Jones but he fired over left footed at the Antelope End.
  Leading goalscorer and Airbus destroyer Chris Simm went close twice in quick succession, once as Jamie Stephens dived at his feet and then a low drive from the left which the Liverpool loanee held low at his near post. Moments later Glenn Rule's low twenty yard effort was saved by Lee Idzi.
  Midway through the half Chris Simm turned Ian Kearney on the right and the big stopper responded by shoving him into the barrier. A yellow card was perhaps the right call by Lee Evans but it wa dangerous play. This yielded a freekick which was pushed out for a corner on the left. Goalkeeper Stephens struck Les Davies in the face and was rightly yellow carded. From the resulting corner delivered by Damien Allen blues wideman Chris Jones flicked wide.
  Airbus responded with a pacey move which saw Chris Budrys set up Wayne Riley but once more Lee Idzi was on hand to save.
  Seven minutes from half time Kris Thomas was yellow carded for a slide on midfielder Rule and as time ran out Les Davies and Chris Simm could not quite make the most of half chances and the scoreline was blank as Lee Evans whistled for a welcome warm break on a wet misty evening.
HALF TIME  0-0
  No changes at the interval.
 
The opening quarter of the second period showed little of the drama to come. Airbus did force one clean chance as Wayne Riley shot on target but Jamie Brewerton blasted clear. On the hour Jordan Johnson fired well over.
  Midway through the half Sion Edwards passed to Les Davies but his fierce drive sped just wide of the righthand upright. Airbus leftback Sam Hart made a penetrating run into the box but Lee Idzi saved comfortably. Neither side could really get up a head of steam and the game seemed to be drifting towards a largley unwanted draw.
  Sensing this perhaps - and realising it was no use - Airbus boss Andy Preece sent on Jason Jarrett and Mike Hayes for Glenn Rule and Jordan Johnson. Four minutes later City responded by sending on Robbie Booth and Levi Mackin for Sion Edwards and Damien Allen who has both worked hard from start to finish. It seemed to inspire Bangor as Les Davies fed midfield dynamo Ryan Edwards but he fired narrowly wide.
  Then the big moment. Chris Jones broke down the right but was flattened by a wild challenge from Tom Field who clearly has a short fuse. This happened below the mainstand and provoked a noisy response from the home crowd. Ref
eree Evans opted for the red card - it was a bad challenge in all honesty - and Field responded with an ill advised show of aggression with involved physically confronting the referee nose to nose. Another red was shown to Field. Angry Airbus officials dragged their player away and after a melee of sorts play got underway, with Airbus quickly replacing winger Ryan Wade with defender Mike Roddy.
  Substitute Hayes was then shown a yellow card for a late challenge and with four minutes left and the scoreline blank Bangor sent on Gary O'Toole for the hobbling Chris Jones. With his first touch Gary O'Toole heads Chris Roberts freekick straight into the visitors net for a one nil lead.
  Moments later O'Toole went close to a second but Stephens saved well. Could Bangor hold on? Would nerves creep in? No! On ninety minutes Chris Simm's overhit cross from the left drifts out to another sub Robbie Booth on the left edge of the box. He cut inside past Lee Owens and sent a curling right footer beyond defender and goalkeeper for a conclusive 2-0 advantage. The roar was as much relief and celebration.
  And although there was added time it added up to nothing as Airbus barely threatened and the hugely impressive defensive pair of Kris Thomas and Jamie Brewerton stood firm and the final whistle blew to confirm another win over Airbus and three important points gained.
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Kris Thomas
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Steve Tommasen
  REFEREE
Lee Evans
  ATTENDANCE
591


32 2 March 2013
Bangor City 1 v 0 Airbus UK
The Welsh Cup
-
 COLOURS
  Blue & White
-
  SCORERS
  Chris Simm 
 
 




 Bangor City






















Airbus

1
 Lee Idzi




Jamie Stephens
22
18
 Liam Brownhill



Lee Owens
26
3
 Chris Roberts



Sam Hart
15
20
 Ryan Edwards




Steve Tomassen
25
5
 Jamie Brewerton




Phil Bolland
12
4
 Dave Morley



Glenn Rule
7
7
 Chris Jones




Tom Field
6
19
 Damien Allen




Wayne Riley
14
9
 Les Davies




Jason Jarett
24
10
 Chris Simm




Steve Abbott
29
11
 Sion Edwards




Jordan Johnson  18


8
 Robbie Booth (73) for 11 Ed'ds



Chris Budrys (78) for 9 Abbott  9
2
 Peter Hoy




Ryan Wade (62) for 24 Jarrett
10
6  Michael Johnston (46) for 4 M'ly



Ritchie Partridge (82) for 18 Jo'n
17
17
 Gary O'Toole



Ian Kearney
5
24
 Levi Mackin (78) for 19 Allen




Kyle Armstrong
8


















-

 COLOURS
  White & Black
-
  SCORERS
  
  
  
  

   A battling performance and a crucial win for Bangor in the Welsh Cup Quarter Final to overcome Airbus and set up a semi final date with TNS.
 
And once again it was Chris Simm who scored the crucial goal although S4C pundits rightly ruled that Jamie Brewerton was outstanding for City.
 
Attacking the Menai Bridge End it was Bangor who looked the brighter winning a couple of early corners and inside ten minutes Les Davies headed Chris Jones' cross just wide. Airbus responded through Jordan Johnson who fired well over from the edge of the box.
  There were encouraging signs from Les Davies and Chris Simm and the big Maesgeirchen marauders released his strike partner but Tommasen blocked. Then Davies crossed but Simm headed just off target. On twenty minutes Bangor's number nine flicked on for Chris Jones but his attempted chip was pouched by the good natured Stephens who seemed to enjoy his afternoon.
  When Airbus threatened captain Brewerton and defensive partner Dave Morley stood firm against the Steve Abbott and when the former Wrexham professional did find time and space to turn and shoot on the penalty spot he picked out Lee Idzi.
  City took the lead on 23 minutes. Liam Brownhill gathered the ball on half way and ran slightly infield before slotting midfielder Ryan Edwards wide to the right. His inviting cross picked out Chris Simm at the back post and his powerful header beat young Stephens all ends up. For the stattos out there this was Simm's fifth of the season against Airbus, his twentieth overall, and his first in any cup competition.
  Bangor held sway and defended strongly when forced to do so with Morley and Brewerton prominent, ably supported by fullbacks Liam Brownhill and Chris Roberts. Seven minutes from time Airbus won their first corner before Glenn Rule got involved with some nonesense in the Bangor dugout and clearly pushed Nev Powell out of his way. Referee Dean John consulted his linesman before restarting play. Something and nothing.
  As time ran out The Planemakers pushed for an equaliser with Jason Jarrett seeing his shot blocked and then leftback Sam Hart coming off the worse following a collision with Liam Brownhill. After two minutes of added time Referee John blew for the break and City fans lined up for a pie or a pint with cheer in their hearts...
HALF TIME  1-0
  One change at the interval with Michael Johnston replacing Dave Morley
 
The visitors now attacked the Menai Bridge End with the sun in their faces. Glenn Rule crossed but Steve Abbott headed over off balance thanks in no small part to the presence of captain Brewerton. Would Bangor miss the height of Dave Morley if crosses rained in? It didnt work out that way in fairness.
  On the hour Airbus did have the ball in the net but Phil Bolland might just have heard the whistle before his header looped over Lee Idzi. Freekick to Bangor. Two minutes later Jason Jarrett made way for Ryan Wade as the visitors made their first change.
  Midway through what was in some ways a subdued second period substitute Wade sliced wide but Tom Field went close with a 25 yard screamer which clipped the outside of the righthand post with Lee Idzi for once beaten at full stretch. Bangor sprang back to life with eighteen minutes left when Ryan Edwards crossed and Chris Simm darted Mottram style to the near post but steered his header just wide. Moments later Robbie Booth replaced Sion Edwards.
  With fifteen minutes to go Airbus had two half hearted penalty appeals waved away by Referee John - well done - and three minutes later Chris Budrys replaced Steve Abbott whilst midfielder Levi Mackin trotted on for Damien Allen who had been ill during the week.
  Airbus won a corner which Bangor cleared and resulted in goalkeeper Stephens sliding out at the feet of Robbie Booth on the right as a second goal beckoned. With eight minutes to go Ritchie Partridge replaced Joh
nson.  Bangor might have been home and hosed moments later as Chris Simm battled for the ball in the 'Bus box and fired on target but Sam Hart hacked off the line.
  Three minutes to go - or so we thought - and the visitors forced a couple of corners the first of which saw Michael Johnston and Chris Budrys treated following a clash of heads which left both seeing stars. And I don't mean Gwyn Pierce Owen.
  With ninety mins all but done the fourth official indicated six more were due and City fans groaned in dismay. But in all honesty the expected nervous closure never materialised as Les Davies and Chris Simm won freekicks and throws, in fact the only clear chance of added time saw Simm shoot cleanly but Stephens saved low to his left. As tempered frayed Field and then Tomassen were yellow carded but Bangor stood firm and at the final whistle it was City who celebrated their passage to the semi finals and what turned out to be a meeting with cup holder The New Saints.
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Jamie Brewerton
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Lee Owens
  REFEREE
Dean John
  ATTENDANCE
502



31 23 February 2013
Carmarthen 0 v 1 Bangor City
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 COLOURS
  Black & Gold
-
  SCORERS
  
 
  
 



 Carmarthen Town






















Bangor City

1
 Steve Cann




Lee Idzi  1
2
 Corey Thomas




Liam Brownhill  18
3
 Ian Hillier




Kris Thomas
15
4
 Tim Hicks




Ryan Edwards  20
16
 Nicky Palmer




Jamie Brewerton
5
6
 Carl Evans




Michael Johnston
6
8
 Paul Fowler




Chris Jones
7
30  Christian Doidge




Damien Allen
19
18
 Liam Thomas




Les Davies
9
24
 Craig Hanford




Chris Simm
10
11
 Geoff Kellaway




Sion Edwards
11


36
 Casey Thomas (67) for 30 D'dge



Robbie Booth (90) for 11 Ed'rds  8
25
 Liam McCreesh (83) for 2 Thoms



Dave Morley (33) for 6 Johnston  4
5
 Matthew Rees (83) for 3 Hillier



Peter Hoy
2
26
 Luke Cummings




Levi Mackin
24
15
 Neil Smothers



Gary O'Toole (90) for 10 Simm  17

 




Jamie McDaid
21


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 COLOURS
  Red & White
-
  SCORERS
  Les Davies
  
  
  

  Bangor bounced back to winning ways with a single goal victory at Richmond Park against struggling Carmarthen.
  That was the opening line of the match report from the first meeting between the two sides and it seems particularly fitting this time around too. Bangor pressed from the kick off and the all important goal came on eleven minutes when leftback Liam Brownhill's cross was half cleared by the Town defence to the right for Chris Jones who crossed for Les Davies to head firmly beyond home goalkeeper Stephen Cann for his seventh goal of the season.
  On a sticky surface Bangor were well served by the midfield tandem of Ryan Edwards and Damien Allen with pace and menace aplenty on the wings and closer to the action from Chris Jones and Sion Edwards.
  Town responded and first Ian Hillier and then Paul Fowler went close before on the half hour Chris Simm fired on target.
  But Bangor then lost Michael Johnston who limped off with what looked like a groin problem to be replaced in central defence by the hugely experienced Dave Morley.
  Ten minutes from time big Christian Doidge shot wide for Carmarthen and then five minutes later Bangor went close to doubling their lead when Dave Morley's volleyed clearance released Chris Jones who fired goalwards from 30 yards but his fierce drive struck Craig Hanford and looped over Steven Cann but onto the roof of the net.
  So the half time score stood at a promising one nil for the visitors...

HALF TIME  0-1
  No changes at the interval as Bangor looked to protect their advantage with Carmarthen having to press forward.
  The early chance of the second period fell to Carmarthen but Christian Doidge hooked wide after latching onto goalkeeper Cann's booming clearance.
  Bangor responded as Les Davies threatened to add to his tally with a run in behind the home defence but Cann saved his clean drive from the edge of the box. On the hour mark City won three corners in quick succession but could not force a clear opening.
  Midway through the half Carmarthen replaced the lumbering Doidge with the pacey Casey Thomas.
Bangor pressed for a second and as Ian Hillier tried to barge clear on the edge of his box he was tackled by Damien Allen who supplied Sion Edwards who shipped the ball onto Chris Simm but his shot from the left was too close to Cann.
  Both Craig Hanford and Chris Jones were yellow carded by Referee Harrington with fifteen minutes to go.

  Ten minutes from time a real worry as Lee Idzi was adjudged to have handled a backpass on his six yard line. These attacking freekicks are generally nearly impossible to score from - older readers may remember Barry Ashworth could do so - and after the initial strike from Paul Fowler was blocked and Lee Idzi kept out Liam Thomas' follow up effort and the danger passed.
before Liam McCreesh and Matthew Rees then came on for Town pair Corey Thomas and Ian Hillier respectively. 
  In the closing five minutes of normal time Bangor pushed for a second goal but despite winning four corners in as many minutes could not force a conclusive strike. The industrious Chris Jones won possession in midfield, passed forward to Chris Simm who in turn released Sion Edwards but he lost balance and fired wide to the left.
  Both Carl Evans and recent arrival Geoff Kellaway went close for a desperate Carmarthen who won their only corner of the afternoon in the closing minutes. City sent on late replacements Gary O'Toole and Robbie Booth for Chris Simm and Sion Edwards and Bangor stood firm and finally notched that elusive and eagerly awaited victory. And eleven corners won on the road suggests that this was a deserved if slender win for City.
  A long overdue win for Bangor and a first league clean sheet since November.
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Chris Jones
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Paul Fowler
  REFEREE
Richard Harrington
  ATTENDANCE
236


30 16 February 2013
Port Talbot 1 v 1 Bangor City
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 COLOURS
  Blue & White
-
  SCORERS
  Martin Rose
 
  
 



 Port Talbot Town






















Bangor City

1
 Steven Hall




Lee Idzi  1
4
 Ashley Evans




Kris Thomas  15
5
 Lee Surman




Chris Roberts
3
6  James Bloom




Ryan Edwards  20
8
 Lewis Harling




Jamie Brewerton
5
0  Martin Rose




Michael Johnston
6
12
 Leigh DeVulgt




Dave Morley
4
6
 Carl Payne




Robbie Booth
8
x
 Ryan Green




Les Davies
9
31
 Chad Bond




Chris Simm
10
39
 David Brooks




Levi Mackin
24


7
 Lee John (71) for 31 Bond



Damien Allen (45) for 24 Mackin
19
23
 Matty Crowell 



Liam Brownhill
18
18
 Adam Wright (84) for 12 DeV't



Sion Edwards(45) for 8 Booth  11
25
 David Burnett (39) for 39 Brooks



Gary O'Toole (81) for 10 Simm  17

 



Chris Jones
7


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 COLOURS
  Red 
-
  SCORERS
  Chris Simm
  
  
  

  Trailing one nil at the interval Bangor responded in the second half thanks to another goal from leading scorer Chris Simm.
  With concerns over a winless spell blues boss Nev Powell opted for a 4-3-3 formation which saw Dave Morley, Levi Mackin and Ryan Edwards start in midfield. There was also a debut at rightback for Kris Thomas.
  Bangor dominated the opening stages with Dave Morley blazing over from six yards in the first minute before Les Davies shot on target from distance but scarcely troubled the podgy Steven Hall.  Leading scorer Chris Simm saw his header saved and moments later Les Davies miskicked when well placed. All inside four minutes. City could have been 2-0.
  However they weren't and Port Talbot rallied with Ashley Evans getting stuck into the midfield battle. Lee Idzi was called into action as he saved from Chad Bond who then saw his shot blocked by Jamie Brewerton who gave a captains performance. On twenty mins Dave Morley headed over before Referee Markham Jones dismissed penalty claims as Bangor attacked.
  On 23 mins the first yellow of the afternoon when Kris Thomas felled Lewis Harling. Minutes later Port Talbot broke on their left but David Brooks fired wide. Two mins after the booking David Brooks ran through but Lee Idzi saved well. Bangor worked an opening for Robbie Booth but Hall saved his shot from the edge of the box.
  On 32 mins it was the home side who went ahead as David Brooks cut in from the left and saw his low cross variously deflected goalwards by James Bloom and then scrambled over the line by Martin Rose. On the balance of play as the half moved on 'Talbot deserved a goal.
  Bangor went close when Les Davies headed on to Chris Simm but he dragged his low shot wide. Two more cards shown by Mr Jones before the interval to Robbie Booth for a sliding challenge and Ashley Evans for a challenge on Dave Morley. Into the two minutes of added time and it took a great saved by Lee Idzi to kick away a low shot from Lewis Harling who threatened for the home side.
  Half time one nil to Port Talbot but all to play for..

HALF TIME  1-0
  Two changes at the interval! Damien Allen and Sion Edwards on for Levi Mackin and Robbie Booth,
  Both were quickly into the action with Allen in particular a contender for man of the match for City at any rate. Brooks went close for Port Talbot before Les Davies shot wide from the right. Martin Rose charged past Jamie Brewerton but Chris Roberts stepped in with a well timed challenge.
  On 51 mins Chad Bond might have done better but he hesitated in the box and Michael Johnston cleared. Four mins later a Bangor freekick was driven goalwards by Damien Allen but Hall saved. He didnt save two minutes later though as Allen crossed from the left for Chris Simm to chest down and place the ball beyond Hall for a deserved equaliser and his nineteenth WP goal of the season.
   On the hour Dave Morley was carded for a foul on James Bloom as the wretched corrugated pitch got the better of both teams. Wise comments from the men on the S4C mike that Bangor should play more football would do well to turn up an hour before kick off with a heavy roller. Chris Roberts was also carded for a trip on Chad Bond.
  Lee John then came on for Bond before a Port Talbot corner saw pressure mount on the Bangor goal with Brewerton an co at full stretch to keep the scores level. With seventeen mins to go a classic Sion Edwards cross was headed over by Les Davies. Both goalkeeper sliced clearances as the pitch became increasinly unpredictable.
  With ten mins on the clock Dave Morley saw his clean strike held by the podgy custodian who began to look rattled. With nine to go Gary O'Toole came on for Chris Simm and within seconds produced a superb save from Hall with a close range flick. Not so rattled after all...
  With two mins left Gary O'Toole had the ball in the net but a linesman flag signalled offside and cut short the Bangor celebrations. TNS at Nantporth revisited. And that was about it, three added minutes passed without too much incident and FiFA referee Jones blew for time and both managers contemplated a point and what might have been.
  Final score one all.
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Jamie Brewerton
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Lewis Harlin
  REFEREE
Bryn Markham Jones
ATTENDANCE 184



29 9 February 2013
Bangor City 3 v 3 Prestatyn Town
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 COLOURS
  Blue & White
-
  SCORERS
  Levi Mackin
  Chris Simm
  Les Davies




 Bangor City






















Prestatyn Town

1
 Lee Idzi




Jon Hill Dunt
25
18
 Liam Brownhill



Chris Davies
2
3
 Chris Roberts



Anthony Stephens
22
20
 Ryan Edwards




Dave Hayes
4
4
 Dave Morley




Tommy Holmes
24
6
 Michael Johnston



Greg Stones  23
8
 Robbie Booth




Michael Parker
7
19
 Damien Allen




Neil Gibson
8
9
 Les Davies




Andy Parkinson
9
10
 Chris Simm




Jason Price
10
24
 Levi Mackin




Mark Smyth
15


11
 Sion Edwards (70) for 3 Roberts




Martin Beattie
18
2
 Peter Hoy (86) for 4 Morley



Carl Murray
17
7
 Chris Jones (70) for 19 Allen



Dan Evans  12
21
 Jamie McDaid



Rhys Owen
17
22
 Iolo Hughes




Tom Kemp
16






Rhys Lewis
21






Robbie Rimmington
1


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 COLOURS
  Red
-
  SCORERS
  Andy Parkinson 2
  Mike Parker
  
  

  Bangor lost this game - sorry drew this game - due to some slack defending and wasteful finishing. It sums things up to say that Sgorio's Man of The Match was a goalkeeper who conceded three goals.
 
City kicked off towards the Bridge End on a damp but mild Nantporth afternoon with Levi Mackin in central midfield in four three formation.
 
The eccentric ground beating Jason Price had already forced a superb save from Lee Idzi when tiny Andy Parkinson cut in from the left to give Prestatyn a 13th minute lead. City quickly won a penalty when pedestrian debutant Tommy Holmes felled Chris Simm but Jon Hill Dunt defied the odds and the occasional crass comment with a low save to his right off Chris Simm who in fairness did not connect powerfully enough.
  Seven minutes later, on 23 mins, a sixth Bangor corner of the afternoon was clearly handled by Jason Price who had already been booked for a foul on Robbie Booth. Penalty and an early bath for Price. But Dave Morley was the culprit this time with Hill Dunt again guessing low and again to his right. 
  Minutes later the burly custodian saved well from Chris Simm as he raced clear. Dave Morley rose highest but headed over, then the commanding Levi Mackin fired wide after a good run by Robbie Booth before Chris Simm saw his low shot on the turn held by Hill Dunt.
  As half time approached Levi Mackin found Damien Allen whose low shot was well stopped by Hill Dunt. Finally Chris Roberts sent over a deep cross from the left but Les Davies headed over. Not to be and at the interval the gutsy if largley outplayed visitors trundled off with a slender lead and a welcome break ahead. 

HALF TIME  0-1
  No changes at the interval...
  Into the second period and the perceived wisdom was that ten man Prestatyn would tire. And to some degree they did - apart from Andy Parkinson whose pace and close control troubled Bangor throughout. If there is a better more effective striker in the Welsh Premier at the moment I am yet to see him.
  But an equaliser did come three mins after the restart when Levi Mackin netted left footed from twenty yards after a perfectly weighted lay off from Les Davies. Then Robbie Booth raced down the left but Damien Allen's brave near post header crashed into the side netting.
  But no sooner had the shouting died down than Andy Parkinson cut inside from the left once more to beat Lee Idzi with a low drive to the delight of a dozen or so Town fans camped behind Lee Idzi's goal.
  Bangor responded through Levi Mackin whose low shot sped wide. Then Chris Roberts, in acres of space, fired across from the left but Chris Simm could not quite get a positive touch.
  On the hour Damien Allen skipped along the edge of the six yard line, beat all and sundry, but hit the bar from six yards. Five mins later a tenth corner - but no goal - then Liam Brownhill crossed but Dave Morley headed over.  Robbie Booth fired goalwards but Hill Dunt was in the right place again. More frustration for the blues support.
  With twenty mins to go a double change saw Sion Edwards and Chris Jones replace Chris Roberts and Damien Allen. Five mins later it was two all as Chris Simm headed home from the twelth corner of the afternoon. With the crowd stirred and Prestatyn shaken Sion Edwards raced down the left and crossed low to Les Davies who clubbed the ball home right footed to put Bangor ahead for the first time.
  Bangor pressed, took the corner tally up to fifteen, Prestatyn defended bravely and in the third minute of four added won a corner of their own which Mike Parker crashed home to make the scores level at three all.
  And that is how it finished, a game with a red card, two penalty saves and six goals. Phew.

  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Levi Mackin
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Jon Hill Dunt
  REFEREE
Kevin Morgan
  ATTENDANCE
418



28 2 February 2013
Bangor City 2 v 2 Port Talbot
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 COLOURS
  Blue & White
-
  SCORERS
  Chris Simm 2
 
 




 Bangor City






















Port Talbot Town

1
 Lee Idzi




Steven Hall
1
18
 Liam Brownhill



Danny Sheehan
2
3
 Chris Roberts



Leigh DeVulgt  12
20
 Ryan Edwards




Lee Surman
5
4
 Dave Morley




James Bloom
6
6
 Michael Johnston



Ashley Evans
4
7
 Chris Jones




Carl Payne   14
19
 Damien Allen




Chad Bond
31
9
 Les Davies




Matty Crowell
23
10
 Chris Simm




Lee John
7
8
 Robbie Booth




Lewis Harling
8


11
 Sion Edwards (86) for 9 Davies




Cortez Belle (63) for 23 Crowell  10
2
 Peter Hoy



Adam Wright (78) for 31 Bond  18
24
 Levi Mackin (86) for 19 Allen



David Brooks (57) for 7 John  39
16
 Gary O'Toole (70) for 7 Jones



David Burnett
25
31
 Jamie McDaid




Jake Parry
26


















-

 COLOURS
  Red
-
  SCORERS
  Ashley Evans 2
  
  
  

  Bangor dropped two home points to visitors Port Talbot for whom new signing Ashley Evans scored twice.
 
With Jamie Brewerton suspended Dave Morley slotted in at centrehalf in to what was otherwise the starting line up at Connahs Quay a week earlier.
  Bangor forged an early opening when Liam Brownhill released Chris Simm on the right. He passed to Robbie Booth but his deflected effort was pouched by Talbot keeper Steven Hall.
  But is was the south coast side who took an early lead as Referee Harms played on despite Chris Roberts falling with a head injury. The visitors won a corner which was only half cleared and Ashley Evans netted from just inside the box with a great strike to lift the spirits of the visitors bench. Moments later Lee John went close to doubling the lead but Lee Idzi cleared at the last.
  City started to mount some pressure. Robbie Booth saw his corner cleared off the line and Les Davies' low freekick was eventually grabbed by Hall at the second attempt.
  Bangor drew level on 26 minutes when Chris Simm slotted home after Les Davies' carefully weighted pass set him free after the big Maesgeirchen striker had controlled Lee Idzi's long clearance..
  On the stroke of half time Bangor went ahead as leading goalscorer Chris Simm struck again from Chris Roberts inviting cross from the left to head home his seventeenth Welsh Premier goal of the season.
  It was two one for City at the interval.
HALF TIME 2-1
  No changes at the interval...
 
Debutant defender Lee Surman saw his header saved by Lee Idzi before Bangor went close to a three one lead when Chris Simm and Chris Jones combined to help midfield dynamo Ryan Edwards run through but he hit the post and goalkeeper Hall somehow clawed Robbie Booth's follow up effort off the line before big bad Cortez Belle came on for Matty Crowell on 63 mins.
  Four minutes later the scores were level as Ashley Evans slid the ball home from close range for his second after City had failed to clear Carl Payne's initial effort from the right. Bangor boss Nev Powell responded by sending on new signing Gary O'Toole in place of right winger Chris Jones.
  Lee Idzi pulled off a great save for City as the menacing Carl Payne threatened to put Port Talbot ahead.
  A raft of changes followed with Sion Edwards and Levi Mackin coming on for City in place of Les Davies and Damien Allen five minutes from time. For left winger Sion this marked his 200th Welsh Premier appearance for Bangor City.
  As time ran out Cortez Belle was very lucky not to see red for a crude foul on Lee Idzi which left the long distance goalkeeper nursing a sore shin. Four minutes of added time followed and Lee Idzi saved well from substitute David Brooks before Chris Simm failed to connect and a draw it was as Referee Harms blew for time to bring an end to the opening phase of fixtures.
  Ten to go!
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Lee Idzi
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Ashley Evans
  REFEREE
Andy Harms
  ATTENDANCE
410



27 26 January 2013
Connahs Quay 0 v 2 Bangor City
The Welsh Cup
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 COLOURS
  Black & White
-
  SCORERS
  
 
  
 



 Connahs Quay






















Bangor City

1
 John Rushton




Lee Idzi  1
12
 Chris Rowntree




Liam Brownhill  18
4
 Mark McGregor




Chris Roberts
3
5
 Mike Robinson




Ryan Edwards  20
6
 Craig Jones




Jamie Brewerton
5
7
 Jamie Petrie




Michael Johnston
6
10
 Ricky Evans




Chris Jones
7
11
 Rob Jones




Dave Morley
4
31  John Hardiker




Les Davies
9
16
 Danny Dobbins




Chris Simm
10
19
 Jamie Wynne




Robbie Booth
8


14
 Ryan Edwards (85) for 19 W'nne



Peter Hoy
2
15
 Jordan Beck 



Dave Morley (78) for 8 Booth 
4
22
 Ryan Jones



Sion Edwards
11
13
 Callum Hawthorne




Gary O'Toole (78) for 10 Simm  17
17
 George Baxter



Levi Mackin (83) for 7 Jones
16


-
 COLOURS
  Blue
-
  SCORERS
  og Dobbins
  Gary O'Toole
 
 

  The hard work payed off for the Connahs Quay groundstaff and volunteers but it was Bangor who profitted to book a Quarter Final berth in The Welsh Cup.
 
The pitch was treacherous - the same for both teams of course - and it took Bangor a while to come to terms with the conditions as defensive passes were intercepted and the ball held up on the wet surface.
  Bangor forced a couple of early corners and Liam Brownhill saw his shot saved before Chris Simm picked up the first yellow card of the afternoon for a challenge on half way. Robbie Booth ran across the box from left to right and fired a low shot just wide of the far post before Ryan Edwards' header forced a save from Rushton for a third blues corner on the quarter hour.
  The springheeled Jamie Petrie nearly capitalised on a heavy touch from Lee Idzi but the glovesman hacked the ball clear. Debutant Robbie Booth ran down the middle for City but sliced his shot wide. As Connahs Quay countered a worrying stoppage as former blues favourite Ricky Evans collided with the goalpost and lay prone on the turf.
  Chris Simm found space on the left but lifted just over the crossbar. By now the pitch was becoming more difficult, blue skies not withstanding, as both teams struggled gamely on the slithery surface.
  Then on 34 mins Bangor took the lead. A short corner on the left sent in by Damien Allen was headed home at the near post by fullback Danny Dobbins who got to the ball before Rushton could react. The first goal was always going to be important given the conditions and so it proved.
  The Bangor engine room of Damien Allen and mudlark Ryan Edwards had the edge in midfield with Michael Johnston and Jamie Brewerton working hard to keep tabs on Ricky Evans. A spectacular dive by Craig Jones fooled referee Harrison but the freekick was cleared to half way as the home side tried to mount some pressure in the closing minutes.
  One minute of added time and not much to report as time ran out and Bangor trotted off with a single goal lead with all still to play for in the second period.
HALF TIME  0-1
  No changes at the interval...
  The first action after the restart came via a Connahs Quay corner - their second of the game - which Ryan Edwards half blocked and Lee Idzi conceded - and Lee Idzi duly caught the cross.
  City countered and won a seventh corner of the afternoon thanks to some hard work from Les Davies and a
s Damien Allen delivered from the left it was the big Maesgeirchen striker who headed just over. The dangerous Jamie Petrie threatened for The Nomads but he slid his effort narrowly wide.
  New Nomad John Hardiker was shown the yellow card for a foul on Chris Jones before on the hour Jamie Petrie had a shot blocked before City countered as Robbie Booth ran past Rowntree but his shot was saved. Moments later Liam Brownhill was carded for a comment passed to Referee Harrington.
  The first big talking point of the afternoon followed. Chris Simm ran behind the Nomads defence and appeared to be pulled back by young Jamie Wynne and the blues striker fell to the floor. With City fans expected retribution Referee Harrington waved play on. New signing Robbie Booth had the legs on rightback Wynne and exposed some space down the left to cross but Chris Simm shot wide. Gary O'Toole then replaced Chris Simm.
 
Moments after coming on as a seventieth minute substitute local lad Gary O'Toole responded first as Ryan Edwards' twenty yarder hit the crossbar, to beat Rushton from close range at the second attempt. Forwards thrive on goals and the former Nomad could not have dreamt a better start to his Bangor career.
  Referee Harrington now took centre stage with a yellow card for Chris Rowntree for a wild lunge on Jamie Brewerton who in turn was shown the card for a foul on Rob Jones. Five minutes later captain Jamie Brewerton was shown a second yellow card for handball and sent for an early bath.

  Bangor responded by sending on Dave Morley for the hugely impressive Robbie Booth and the experienced utility man settled the blues defence as the inevitable charge came from the home side. Moments later Levi Mackin made his Bangor bow as he came on for a weary mud splattered Chris Jones and quickly set about protecting his defence. Rob Jones went down in the box but no pen.
  There was some pressure from the home side but City defended strongly and despite four minutes of added time there were no changes to the scoreline. So an important win for Bangor, hard fought and well deserved and a clean sheet to add to the sense of a job well done.
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Ryan Edwards
  MoTM OPPOSITION
John Rushton
  REFEREE
Richard Harrington
  ATTENDANCE
512



26 11 JANUARY 2013
Bala Town 2 v 1 Bangor City
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 COLOURS
  Black & White
-
  SCORERS
  Kenny Lunt
  Mark Jones
  
 



 Bala Town






















Bangor City

1
 Ashley Morris




Lee Idzi  1
17
 Stephen Brown




Liam Brownhill  18
4
 Stuart Jones




Chris Roberts  3
16
 Tony Davies




Ryan Edwards  20
3
 Ben Collins




Jamie Brewerton
5
6
 Connal Murtagh




Michael Johnston
6
7
 Mark Connolly




Chris Jones
7
8
 Mark Jones




Damien Allen
19
20
 Kenny Lunt




Les Davies
9
18
 Lewis Codling




Chris Simm
10
10
 Ian Sheridan




Dave Morley
4


12
 Mike Thompson (71) for 7 Cn'lly



Robbie Booth (65) for 20 Ed'rds
8
11
 Stef Edwards (90) for 18 Codling



Peter Hoy  2
15
 Ross Jefferies



John Owen (86) for 3 Roberts  17
9
 Lee Hunt




Mark Smyth (65) for 7 Jones 16
22
 Ryan Jones (84) for 10 Sheridan























-
 COLOURS
  Blue & White
-
  SCORERS
  Dave Morley
  
  
 

  A disappointing ending despite a promising start for Bangor with
Liam Brownhill going close before after ten minutes Chris Simm saw his header clip the crossbar as City pressed.

  
Bangor boss Nev Powell opted for a 3-5-2 formation with Michael Johnston and Jamie Brewerton joined in central defence by Dave Morley.
  On fourteen minutes - with the rain falling persistently the pressing paid off the centreback ventured forward  Dave Morley stooped to head home from Bangor's second corner of the evening delivered by Damien Allen on the left at the covered end.
  Much of the possession and direction Bangor stemmed from the hard graft being put in by Ryan Edwards whose tackling and interceptions kept City driving forwards..
  On the half hour thoug
h Bala drew level as a low cross from the right turned in by Kenny Lunt with the ball somehow squirming under Lee Idzi..  Bala went close again as Ben Collins crossed and Lewis Codling headed goalwards but Lee Idzi was up to the task and pulled off a great save. Bangor sought to counter but Mark Jones stopped the break with a foul on Damien Allen and was shown a yellow card for his troubles.
  Chris Simm found himself in space on the left and with no company in the box fired a low shot at the near post but Morris saved well low down. Les Davies went close with a shot from distance than sped wide but at half time the scores were level at one all with both sides reasonably comfortable and optimistic.
HALF TIME  1-1
  All square at the interval and with Bangor now attacking the trees hopes were high. No changes for either side.
  But as the slippery conditions took their toll it was Bala who adapted the better and forced some good saves out of Lee Idzi who was by far the busier of the two South Walian goalkeepers.

  Stuart Jones headed over for Bala and Chris Simm sliced wide from the left before Damien Allen lofted over after Morris had denied Les Davies with his feet. Former Denbigh defender Tony Davies, striker Lewis Codling and goalscorer Lunt all went close for the home side as the game became stretched.
  Midway through the half a double change for Bangor with Mark Smyth and debutant Robbie Booth coming on for Chris Jones and Ryan Edwards who had both worked hard on the slithery surface. On 71 mins Mike Thompson replaced
  On 73 mins Bala had the lead when Bangor failed to clear - despite a couple of opportunities and Mark Jones smashed the ball beyond Idzi from the edge of the box. No chance for the defiant glovesman there.
  Bangor went close to an equaliser when Morris pulled off an astonishing one handed save from a close range shot from Damien Allen after good work by Chris Simm on the right but the corner yielded nothing with substitute Robbie Booth heading off target.
  In the closing stages Lee Idzi denied Lewis Codling who cut in from the right and Michael Johnston scrambled a goalbound effort off the line. With four minutes left John Owen came on for Chris Roberts in a three man attack but it was not to be. But the young striker did have one moment of hope when a freekick dropped to him fifteen yards out. His first time shot was clearly handled by Ben Collins on the six yard line but Referee Morgan waved play on despite the most blatant of penalties being due.
  Despite six minutes of added time City could not open up the home defence and it was Colin Caton and his black and white mud minstrels who celebrated at the final whistle.
  And deservedly so.
  They had coped better with the treacherous conditions and as football in a game for all seasons, that is the name of the game.
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Lee Idzi
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Mark Jones
  REFEREE
Kevin Morgan
  ATTENDANCE
507


25 5 JANUARY 2013
Llanelli 2 v 2 Bangor City
-
 COLOURS
  Red
-
  SCORERS
  Martin Rose
  Ant Corbisiero
  
 



 Llanelli






















Bangor City


 Craig Morris




Lee Idzi  1

 Kris Thomas




Peter Hoy  2

 Lloyd Grist




Dave Morley  4

 Ashley Evans




Ryan Edwards  20

 Lee Surman




Jamie Brewerton
5

 Antonio Corbisiero




Michael Johnston
6

 Martin Rise




Chris Jones
7

 Luke Bowen




Damien Allen
19

 Geoff Kellaway




Les Davies
9

 Ryan Batley




Chris Simm
10

 Adam Davies




Sion Edwards
11



 Craig Moses (82) for 6 Grist



Mark Smyth (16) for 2 Hoy
16

 James Secker



John Owen (83) for 16 Smyth  17

 Craig Williams (82) for 6 K'way



Alan Bull
14

 Steffan Lloyd




Chris Roberts  3

 Dafydd Jones



Corey Jones (?) for 7 Jones 


















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 COLOURS
  Blue & White
-
  SCORERS
  Chris Simm 2
  
  
 

  Bangor bounced back from their Christmas disappointment with a fighting two all draw at Stebonheath - and might have won but for some dubious penalty decisions in the closing minutes.
  And they did so after falling behind on the 18th minute having already lost fullback Peter Hoy to injury and seeing him replaced by winger Mark Smyth.
  The home side started the stronger and Luke Bowen forced a great save out of Lee Idzi who minutes later denied Geoff Kellaway with the rebound driven over by left peg Lloyd Grist.
  The substitution happened on the 16th minute and two minutes later former Port Talbot striker Martin Rose chased a long ball to put The Reds ahead at the second attempt after his first effort had been repelled.
  Bangor boss Nev Powell reshuffled his side with Dave Morley, Jamie Brewerton and Michael Johnston forming a three man central defence and Ryan and Sion Edwards operating as rigth and left wingbacks.
  Former Caersws leftback Lloyd Grist went close again for The Reds before blues striker Les Davies powered a shot on the turn which Craig Morris was relieved to save with his legs. From the resulting corner Dave Morley's back header was cleared off the Llanelli line as Llanelli struggled to keep a clean sheet.
  There were bookings on the half hour for Lloyd Grist and then Michael Johnston for a heavy challenge.
  Half time Llanelli led one nil but for a moment it looked like it was 2-0. Luke Bowen's fierce strike was pushed away for a corner by Lee Idzi from which Llanelli thought they had scored but referee Kim Fisher instead awarded a Bangor freekick after a Llanelli corner had caused confusion in he blues goalmouth.

HALF TIME  1-1
  No changes at the interval for either side.
  The second half was five minutes old when Kris Thomas hesitated and Chris Simm latched onto Les Davies' flick-on to place the ball beyond goalkeeper Craig Morris and break his goalscoring drought.
  Llanelli responded twenty minutes after the interval with a great strike from Martin Rose forced a superb save from Lee Idzi who was in defiant mood and pushed the ball against the post and away to safety.
  On 67 mins City took the lead for the first time. Chris Jones freed Ryan Edwards who raced d
own the right to fire over a low cross which Thomas turned away for a corner. Damien Allen sent over the flag kick which Chris Simm headed home from six yards with the home defence watching in disbelief. This took the former Chester striker to fifteen Welsh Premier goals for the season.
  With eight minutes remaining a double change for Llanelli as Craig Moses and Craig Williams came on for Lloyd Grist and Geoff Kellaway. Bangor sent on John Owen for a weary Mark Smyth.
  In the closing minutes Bangor thought they should have been awarded a penalty as Chris Simm was brought down in the box but with two minutes to go Llanelli were handed their spot kick as Craig Moses burst into the box with Sion Edwards sent off for a second yellow card offence. This was harsh in the extreme on the wholehearted Edwards who had put in a great shift down the left for Bangor.
  Up stepped Antonio Corbisiero to score what may well be his final goal for The Reds and level the scores.
  As added time ran out City sent on 18 year old Corey Jones in place of Chris Jones and referee Fisher blew for time. A result which lifts Bangor back into second place with Prestatyn thrashed 4-1 at Abersytwyth and one which confines Llanelli to the bottom half of the league after the January split.

photo above Mark Smyth courtesy David James Photography
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Lee Idzi
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Antonio Corbisiero
  REFEREE
Kim Fisher
  ATTENDANCE
177



24 1 JANUARY 2013
Prestatyn Town 4 v 1 Bangor City
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 COLOURS
  Red
-
  SCORERS
  Andy Parkinson
  Michael Parker
  Jason Price
  Ross Stephens



 Prestatyn Town






















Bangor City

1
 Lee Kendall




Lee Idzi  1
23
 Greg Stones




Peter Hoy  2
22
 Anthony Stephens




Chris Roberts  3
4
 Dave Hayes




Ryan Edwards  20
5
 Paul O'Neill




Jamie Brewerton
5
6
 Gareth Wilson




Michael Johnston
6
7
 Michael Parker




Chris Jones
7
8
 Neil Gibson




Damien Allen
19
9
 Andy Parkinson




Les Davies
9
10
 Jason Price




Chris Simm
10
11
 Ross Stephens




Sion Edwards
11


2
 Chris Davies



Dave Morley (88) for 5 Bre'rton
4
3
 Guto Hughes



Alan Bull
14
17
 Tom Kemp (47) for 6 Wilson



Mark Smyth (83) for 7 Jones  16
19
 Carl Murray




Sean Davies  22
21
 Rhys Lewis 



John Owen
17
20
 Rhys Owen






19
 Ross Hannen








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 COLOURS
  Blue & White
-
  SCORERS
  Les Davies
  
  
 

  A travesty of sorts played out on the windswept Bastion Gardens mudflat, a game of two halves to quote a time honoured cliche. And one which Prestatyn won by virtue of taking their chances when driven forward by that gusting wind in the second half.
  Having said that Prestatyn might have gone ahead inside the first two minutes when he sliced wide following an early corner at the open end. But with the wind in their favour and Ryan Edwards running the midfield, City dominated for long periods, forged numerous chances but took just the one.
  The first real chance invited a header from Les Davies but this sailed over before the Maesgeirchen striker shot fiercely on target but fullback Anthony Stephens blocked bravely. By the twelth minute City had forced five corners. The last of these was half cleared to Jamie Brewerton but his low drive skidded just wide through a crowded goalmouth.
  On the quarter hour a yellow card for Les Davies for delaying a Lee Kendall freekick, then four minutes later a card for veteran Jason Price for a pitiful dive after a challenge from inside the Bangor box. Chris Simm was frustrated as his long range drifted wide from Kendall's punched clearance.
  Les Davies fired wide with a clean strike and moments later Chris Simm lofted wide from the left. Chances coming and going but not enough to trouble Kendall who by now was engaged in his customary "banter" with the blues fans behind his goal. The former Neath glovesman was busy fielding crosses and loose balls in the home box.
  Chris Simm shot on target but Kendall again on the spot to push over for a sixth corner but then a yellow card for Jamie Brewerton for a push on Neil Gibson after City's captain was balked by Gibson and the lanky Greg Stones. City pressed again but Kendall saved well given that Paul O'Neill took some of the power off the shot.
  Bangor finally took the lead on 29 mins when Sion Edwards crossed from the left and Les Davies reacted first to volley home left footed at the near post. Mike Parker went close for Prestatyn but moments later goalscorer Davies saw his low right footer pouched by Kendall.
  Five minutes from time calamity for City as Michael Johnston's weak backpass let Andy Parkinson in on goal and he finished with aplomb to level the scores. Bangor had one final first half chance from a seventh corner which was half cleared Ryan Edwards but his twenty yarder flew over.
  So half time - against all the odds - Prestatyn were level and City had perhaps ten wasted chances to rue.

HALF TIME  1-1
  No changes at the interval for either side but two minutes after restart assistant referee Gareth Wilson was replaced in the Prestatyn midfield by Tom Kemp.
  It is fair to note that the eighteen year old substitute impressed, working hard and keeping his composure. Chris Jones crossed from the right and Kendall had to scramble as Les Davies' header caused chaos and the ball bounced around.
  Prestatyn were now with the wind and in truth they made use of it. On 53 mins Andy Parkinson crossed from the right, Price had his header blocked but Gibson fed Michael Parker scored at the second attempt after a good low save from Lee Idzi.
  Bangor were far from beaten and Chris Jones raced along the goalline to play in Chris Simm but his first time flick found Kendall's midrift from point blank range from the right.
  The next action of note was a third goal for Prestatyn which arrived on 64 mins. Jason Price was on hand to jab home from ten yards after Andy Parkinson's lob bounced back invitingly off the Bangor crossbar. This was rough justice perhaps, albeit an object lesson in taking chances. City responded with a cross from the left from Damien Allen but Kendall grabbed snuffed out the danger at the near post.
  The final blow came on 68 minutes from what is best described as a dubious freekick. Jamie Brewerton won a fair challenge with player manager Gibson who rolled over and incurred the wrath of Chris Roberts. Referee Pratt cautioned leftback Roberts, not a word to Gibson, and awarded a freekick. 
  There was nothing dubious though about Ross Stephens delivery which sent the ball arching past Lee Idzi from twenty yards.
  Bangor won a freekick on the left despite Parker claiming an elbow in the face - no blood or bruise to show - but Prestatyn cleared. The Chris Simm cut in from the left, beat Stones but his shot was deflected by Paul O'Neill and looped up onto the far post and away to safety. With twelve mins left another Bangor corner ran out to Ryan Edwards but he fired over from the edge of the box.
  In the closing stages Bangor sent on Mark Smyth for Chris Jones and then Dave Morley for Jamie Brewerton who was being baited by player manager Gibson with no intervention by Referee Pratt. The whistle blew, the home fans celebrated and blues followers drifted away with evident disappointment.
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Ryan Edwards
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Lee Kendall
  REFEREE
Nick Pratt
  ATTENDANCE
406


23 28 December 2012
Bangor City 3 v 3 Prestatyn Town
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 COLOURS
  Blue & White
-
  SCORERS
  Sion Edwards
  Les Davies
  Peter Hoy




 Bangor City






















Prestatyn Town

1
 Lee Idzi




Lee Kendall
1
2
 Peter Hoy



Greg Stones
23
3
 Chris Roberts



Anthony Stephens
22
20
 Ryan Edwards




Dave Hayes
4
5
 Jamie Brewerton




Paul O'Neill
5
14
 Alan Bull



Gareth Wilson
6
7
 Chris Jones




Michael Parker
7
19
 Damien Allen




Neil Gibson
8
9
 Les Davies




Andy Parkinson
9
10
 Chris Simm




Jason Price
10
11
 Sion Edwards




Ross Stephens
11


14
 Mark Smyth (51) for 14 Bull




Tom Kemp
16
2
 John Owen (84) for 10 Simm



Guto Hughes
3
4  Sean Davies (90) for 11 Edwards



Rhys Owen  20
17
 Dylan Jones



Carl Murray
17
16
 Iolo Hughes




Chris Davies
2






Rhys Lewis
21






Robbie Rimmington
1


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 COLOURS
  Red
-
  SCORERS
  Jason Price 2
  Mike Parker
  
  

  Bangor surrendered a three goal lead as Prestatyn staged an amazing fighting finish - but a draw was a fair result in this end to end contest.
 
With three key men missing City had to reshuffle. Ryan Edwards and Peter Hoy came in at rightback and centrehalf respectively with Alan Bull also starting.
  But it was Prestatyn who sprung the big surprise with Lee Kendall, a gun for hire these days, starting between the sticks.
  Price went close for the visitors forced three early corners, pushed forwards by a strong win towards the Bangor end, and it was with their first worthile effort that City took the lead.
  This came on thirteen minutes and it was certainly unlucky for Lee Kendall who fell as on his backside to see Sion Edwards inswinging freekick from the right sail over his head and into the unguarded net after Paul O'Neill had been yellow carded for a foul on Chris Simm.
  Four minutes later Bangor made light of playing into the wind to double their advantage. Chris Roberts crossed from the left and with Kendall flapping around like a wet hen Chris Simm headed back across goal for Les Davies to poke home from close range.
  The visitors continued to threaten with Neil Gibson shooting from distance but Lee Idzi was on hand to push the ball away for a fifth Prestatyn corner on twenty five minutes. Minutes later the same combination again in the thick of the action and a sixth corner which City cleared.
  With seven minutes remaining to the interval Chris Simm ran in behind the Prestatyn defence but lofted over when three nil was on the cards. Bangor were denied a penalty when a dithering Dave Hayes clashed with Chris Jones but moments later Sion Edwards' freekick found Jones but he headed wide andf the danger passed.
  There was time for Mr Petch to show the yellow card to Dave Hayes and that was about it. City led two nil at the interval and with the wind in their favour  the second half all seemed set well...
HALF TIME  2-0
  No changes at the interval...
 
Bangor though now attacking the Bangor end and pushed forward by a blustery wind and light rain. Both sides had early half chances but nothing too serious before on 51 minutes Mark Smyth came on as Alan Bull limped off.
  On the hour an injury stoppage as Paul O'Neill received treatment following a routine clash with Les Davies who minutes later turned on the right to shoot just over from thirty yards with the ball crashing into the buildings behind the goal.
  City started the brighter and won a couple of corners with Kendall again looking uncomfortable to the delight of his doubters. Jason Price looked offside as he picked out Andy Parkinson on the left. His low drive forced Lee Idzi into a full length save. Town midfielder Mike Parker went close, so too Sion Edwards.
  With twenty minutes to go Bangor forced a corner which Neil Gibson scraped off the line but Peter Hoy crashed home from Jamie Brewerton's effort to make the score three nil and surely a safe home win for City.  Nothing could have been further from the truth. With City players tiring on the sapping surface and Prestatyn adopting a "devil may care" attitude, the momentum swung in favour of the reds.
  Lee Idzi saved well from Mike Parker but could not prevent Jason Price from prodding home the rebound with twelve minutes left on the clock. Bangor responded with a clean strike from Sion Edwards which flew over but Prestatyn had an urgency which was hard to resist and in Andy Parkinson suddenly in unstoppable mood, a driving force.
  With one minute remaining Jason Price again capitalised from close range after Parkinson had run through the blues defence. Then with added time running out and the Bangor defence coming under increasing pressure the impish Parkinson danced through from the left to force another fine stop from Lee Idzi but the ball ran to Mike Parker who crashed home a deserved if unlikely equaliser.
  The visiting players and supporters celebrated loudly and in all honesty it was Bangor who were glad to hear the final whistle when Mr Petch brought an end to a thrilling evening at windswept Nantporth. One interesting point, of the six goals scored five went in at the against the wind, defying the suggestion that the strong wind is an advantage.
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Jamie Brewerton
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Andy Parkinson
  REFEREE
Mark Petch
  ATTENDANCE
782


22 15 December 2012
Bangor City 2 v 2 Carmarthen
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 COLOURS
  Blue & White
-
  SCORERS
  Ryan Edwards
  Chris Jones
 




 Bangor City






















Carmarthen Town

1
 Lee Idzi




Stephen Cann
1
18
 Liam Brownhill



Corey Thomas
2
3
 Chris Roberts



Ian Hillier
3
20
 Ryan Edwards




Tm Hicks
4
5
 Jamie Brewerton




Carl Evans
6
6
 Michael Johnston



Craig Hanford
24
7
 Chris Jones




Paul Fowler
8
19
 Damien Allen




Nicky Palmer
16
9
 Les Davies




Craig Hughes
9
10
 Chris Simm




Liam Thomas
18
11
 Sion Edwards




Casey Thomas
36


14
 Alan Bull (90) for 11 Edwards




Kerry Nicholas
65
2
 Peter Hoy 



Jon Hood (69) for 18 Thomas
7
4  Dave Morley (86) for 7 Jones



Kyle Graves (61) for 6 Evans 12
17
 John Owen 



Iestyn Evans
21
16
 Mark Smyth



Sam Wilson
22


-

 COLOURS
  White & Black
-
  SCORERS
  Craig Hughes
  Jon Hood
  
  

  The latest frustration for City fans at Nantporth again had a referee at the centre of proceedings. As he should be of course...
 
On a damp but dry afternoon on the banks of the Menai Straits it was the Old Gold, playing this time in virtually all white, who took an early lead. A booming clearance from canary yellow clad Stephen Cann was headed wide to the right by Liam Thomas and as the blues defence stood rooted Nicky Palmer crossed for Craig Hughes who headed home from six yards.
  Bangor won a freekick and a corner as Cann flapped but Carmarthen cleared. On twenty minutes it could have been worse at either end as Jamie Brewerton claimed and brought the ball out of defence to release Chris Simm down the right but his low cross went unconverted.
  On the half hour confirmation that Mr Jones was unwilling to punish what was becoming a clear tactic from the South Walians, handling and pulling. Carl Evans pulled Les Davies, freekick but no card ended with a long range shot from Chris Roberts which flew over the visitors bar at The Bridge End.
  City won a couple of corners the second of which was half cleared to Liam Brownhill whose shot was clearly handled by a Craig Hanford two yards inside the box. Penalty? Mr Jones waved play on! Goalscorer Hughes then tricked his way past Michael Johnston on the left but City's No 6 responsded with a perfectly timed challenge as Hughes closed in on goal.
  On 39 minutes Bangor drew level. Chris Simm found Ryan Edwards whose 25 yard strike beat Cann all ends up. What a way to mark his 200th Welsh Premier start, a remarkable achievement for a 24 year old. Edwards and midfield partner Damien Allen were getting a hold on midfield with captain Brewerton dominant at the back.
  Bangor had the wind in their sails now and it was no surprise when they took the lead on the stroke of half time.  A fourth corner delivered from the left was re-crossed by Ryan Edwards and crashed home by Chris Jones for his eighth goal of the season with goalkeeper Cann claiming he had been fouled by Les Davies.
  There was barely time to restart and as the team trotted off it was Bangor who had a spring in their stride.
HALF TIME  2-1
  No changes at the interval for either side with City now attacking the Bangor end.
 
Immediately after the restart Jamie Brewerton was shown the yellow card for a foul which presented Paul Fowler with a freekick opportunity which he thrashed over the bar.
  Chances came and went. Sion Edwards chased down the left, crossed right footed but Les Davies headed over. Then Chris Jones hit a shot low on target but Cann saved well. Moments later Les Davies turned and shot powerfully from distance but could not keep his effort down.
  A fifth Bangor corner ended in Ryan Edwards firing over from the right. Ten minutes after the restart Les Davies threaded a perfect straight ball through for Chris Simm to chase but he slid his shot just wide. Just after the hour mark Kyle Graves came on for Carmarthen No 6 Carl Evans.

  City won a central freekick which Les Davies threatened to smash but instead Damien Allen crossed to Jamie Brewerton whose high leap and header were countered by Cann. Yellow strip or not, brittle or not, the lanky 'keeper was generally hard to beat.
  On 69 mins a second sub for the visitors as Jon Hood replaced Corey Thomas but it was Bangor who continued to press as top scorer Chris Simm shot on target but again Cann saved.  With fifteen minutes left Liam Brownhill passed to Simm but the luckless striker saw his low shot from the right crash into the side netting.
  Moments later mayhem in the home dugout area as Craig Hughes launched into a wild lunge on Jamie Brewerton and - credit to Mr Jones - was promptly red carded. Bad feeling brewed though as Liam Brownhill and Craig Hanford were then sent for an early bath in the aftermath. It has to be said that if you let things go early trouble will arive late. Brownhill it transpired had tossed the ball into the crowd of players, meekly in all honesty and at waist height.
  Les Davies saw his header saved as ten played nine, City with the numerical