Bangor City
Welsh Cup Finals 1889 onwards





















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The Welsh Cup Final
Season 1960-61
Swansea Town 3 v 1 Bangor City
played at Ninian Park on 22nd April 1961
Swansea Town 3 
 1 Bangor City
Brayley Reynolds 
Barrie Jones 
 Reg Davies 
  Brian Ellis



  Having beaten Wrexham in the FA Cup and proceeded to knock them out at the semi final stage of the Welsh Cup to set up a meeting with Swansea Town to be played at Cardiff. Micky Hunt twice and Eddie Brown the Bangor scorers in a 3-0 win.

  As this was a midweek final the decision to play at Cardiff was seemed as harsh but to counter the travel problems City chartered a plane from Speke Airport (Liverpool) and flew there and back in the day.
   Despite all the setbacks Bangor took the lead after three minutes through Brian Ellis who played a deft one two and netted from close range.
  But City could not build on their advantage.
  Blackwood born Brayley Reynolds equalised for The Swans from a tight angle on the left and at half time the scores were level at one all.
  Just ten minutes after the restart flying winger Barrie Jones fired the Swans ahead from the right edge of the box and fellow Welsh International Reg Davies set the seal on a comfortable three one win before a crowd of just under 6000.
  As he presented the cup FAW secretary Herbert Powell was given some noisy abuse by the crowd unhappy that City had to travel to South Wales during the week. The change to a two legged final format was soon introduced.

  Swansea City:
  Noel DwyerC, Alan Sanders, Harry Griffiths, Peter Davies, Mel Nurse C, Roy Saunders, Barrie Jones C, Reg Davies C,
  Brayley Reynolds, Colin Webster, Graham Williams
  Bangor City:
 
Len Davies, Bill Souter, Ian Hillsdon, Ken Birch, Eddie Murphy, Barry Wilkinson, Micky Hunt, Ray Gryba, Eddie Brown,
  Brian Ellis, Norman Bullock
 Referee:  Mr L Callaghan (Merthyr)
 Attendance:  5938
C Welsh International      C Irish Republic International      C Northern Ireland International     C  Scottish International
(may not have been capped by or at the date shown)


Swansea Town
Bangor City
Noel Dwyer
Dublin born goalkeeper previously with Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Ham United. Joined the Swans in August 1960.
Capped by The Republic of Ireland.
Len Davies
A Liverpool born player who has made his home in Bangor. Football League experience with Stoke City and joined the North Wales club from Winsford three seasons ago.
Alan Sanders
Salford born defender who began is career with Manchester City. Went on to play 56 times for Everton before joining Swansea in November 1959.
Bill Souter
Born Dundee. A couple of seasons ago Chester rather surprisingly put this stylish fullback on the transfer list and since he joined Bangor City he has been a first team choice.
Harry Griffiths
Long serving Swansea born defender who joined the club as an eighteen year old in 1949. Has more than 350 appearances for Swansea.
Ian Hillsdon
A former Everton apprenctice who was a regular in their Central League side before joining Bangor. Spent five year with Everton, can play fullback or winghalf.
Peter Davies
Llanelli born winghalf who began his career with his home town side before joining Arsenal in 1957 and then Swansea in March 1959.
Ken Birch
Captain of the team. A strong built half back with a terrific shot and has seen Football League service with Everton and Southampton.
Mel Nurse
Swansea born centre half who joined The Swans as an eighteen year old in June 1955. Capped by Wales.
Eddie Murphy
Joined Bangor City from Oldham Athletic where he made 71 Football League appearances. Despite his Irish sounding name Eddie is a Scotsman born in Govan, Glasgow.
Roy Saunders
Salford born England youth international who joined Liverpool in May 1948.
Signed for Swansea in March 1959 after making 134 appearances for the Anfield club.
Barry Wilkinson
Bishop Auckland born half back Barry Wilkinson joined Bangor in August 1960 for a fee of 500 from Liverpool where he had made 78 League appearances between 1953-59. 
Barrie Jones
Swansea born winger who joined the club as a junior in April 1959.Has played for Wales at Under 23 level.
Micky Hunt
Exciting young winger signed from Chester, the younger brother of Seals regular Bobby Hunt.
Reg Davies
Glyncorrwg born inside forward who played for Southampton as a left winger before joining Southen and then Newcastle United where he amassed 200 League appearances. Signed for Swansea in 1958.
Ray Gryba
A Liverpool born inside forward who was on the books of Liverpool and Blackpool before making 72 Football League appearances for Southport, scoring fourteen goals. Joined Bangor from Ellesmere Port in 1960.
Brayley Reynolds
Blackwood born inside forward who first played for Lovell Athletic before joining Cardiff in May 1956 and then Swansea exactly three years later.
Scored 15 goals from 54 appearances for Cardiff.
Eddie Brown
Another player who joined Bangor City from Winsford United and is regarded as one of the best headers of the ball in the Cheshire League. An enthusiastic centre forward he was once on Arsenal's books.
Colin Webster
Cardiff born defender who first signed for his home town club in May 1950 before switching to Manchester United two years later. Scored 27 in 65 appearances for The Red Devils before joining Swansea in 1958.
Brian Ellis
This 21 year old Liverpool boy is the only amateur in Bangor City's side. Joined the Cheshire League club three seasons ago and is a forceful inside  forward.
Graham Williams
Wrexham born winger who began his career with Oswestry Town. Moved to Bradford City in August 1955 then Everton a year later. Joined Swansea in February 1959. Capped by Wales at Under 23 and full International level.
Norman Bullock
Nuneaton born forward who began his career with Coton Villa and then the better known Aston Villa before scoring 40 goals in 187 Football League appearances for Chester City.


Penpictures from various sources including
Canon League Football Players Records 1946-84


Welsh Cup Semi Final Programme Welsh Cup Final Programme



The Road to The Final 1960-61
Swansea Town

Bangor City
FifthRound
Barry Town
0
v
3
 Swansea Town

Chirk AAA
0
v
8
 Bangor City






















Sixth Round
Swansea Town
5
v
1
 Holyhead

Bangor City
3
v
1
 Chester






D Jones 2
Ken Birch   








 

















Semi Final
Swansea Town
1
v
1
 Cardiff City

Bangor City
3
v
0
 Wrexham






Eddie Brown 2 
Mickey Hunt    




Swansea Town
2
v
1
 Cardiff City



























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