Bangor City
Welsh Cup Finals 1889 onwards























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The Welsh Cup Final
Season 1984-85
Shrewsbury Town 5 v 1 Bangor City
played over two legs
First Leg played at The Gay Meadown on 14th May 1985
Shrewsbury Town 3 
 1 Bangor City
 Paul Tester 2 
Gary Hackett    

  Bruce Urquhart


  Bangor reached the final with a one nil win over Third Divison Newport County thanks to a goal from Bruce Urquhart. For the first time since Borough United in 1963 a Non League club would represent Wales in Europe whatever the outcome.
  But Shropshire side Shrewsbury Town were not going to let a chance for silverware slip. On the 14th May the home side built up a 3-0 first leg lead despite torrential rain.
  The Shrews went ahead through pacey winger Paul Tester inside seven minutes after Paul Johnsons shot had been blocked. Two minutes later Steve Cross released Paul Tester to double his tally and the outlook look bleak for Bangor.
  In the eighteenth minute former Wales & Wrexham goalkeeper Brian Lloyd allowed a Gary Hackett shot to bounce off him into the net and the blues must have feared a real mauling on the sodden Meadow.
  Happily Bangor gained some comfort from Bruce Urquhart's 79th minute reply but a 3-1 first leg deficit would take some turning round at Farrar Road.

  Shrewsbury Town
  Steve Perks, Wayne Williams, Paul Johnson, Ross McLaren, Colin Griffin, Steve Cross, Gary Hackett, Paul Petts (Gerry Nardiello),
  Gary Stevens, Colin Robinson, Paul Tester
  Bangor City:
 
Brian Lloyd, Tony Gunn, Phil Lunn, Gary Evans, Jerry Banks, Neville Powell, Bruce Urquhart, Paul Whelan, Viv Williams,
  Everton Williams, Alan Morris (Geraint Williams)

 Referee:  Mr Howard King (Troedyrhiw)
 Attendance:  unknown
Second Leg played at Farrar Road on 19th May 1985
Bangor City 0
 2 Shrewsbury Town
 
  Ross McClaren
  Gary Stevens

  There was to be no fairy tale fightback against The Shrews who were again too strong for their Northern Premier League hosts.
  At first it looked as if they match might never take place after a row over TV coverage with the FAW threatening to expel Bangor unless they accepted the terms on offer for combined BBC and S4C coverage.
  Newspaper headlines also concerned Irish midfielder Bernard McNally who was given leave of absence due to his religous views.
  A goalless first half saw Bruce Urquhart and Anglesey striker Viv Williams go close before Gary Hackett saw his shot rattle the crossbar.
  The visitors eventually  ran out 2-0 winners with Scottish defender Ross McClaren chipping Brian Lloyd from outside the box and former Cardiff City striker Gary Stevens converting an opening created by Gerry Nardiello.
  So defeat for Bangor but consolation in the form of entry into the European Cup Winners Cup as no English club could represent Wales.
  Atletico Madrid and more...

  Bangor City:
  Brian Lloyd C, Tony Gunn, Phil Lunn, Geraint Williams, Jerry Banks, Neville Powell, Bruce Urquhart, Paul Whelan,
  Viv Williams (Dave Fuller), Everton Williams, Alan Morris
  Shrewsbury Town:
 
Steve Perks, Wayne Williams, Paul Johnson, Ross McLaren, Colin Griffin, Steve Cross, Gary Hackett, Paul Petts (Gerry Nardiello),
  Gary Stevens, Colin Robinson, Paul Tester
Referee:  Mr Howard King (Troedyrhiw) Attendance: 1800
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)



Shrewsbury Town
Bangor City
Steve Perks
Shrewsbury born goalkeeper who first joined the club as an apprentice from William Brookes School in Much Wenlock.
Brian Lloyd
A St Asaph born goalkeeper with ovewr 500 Football League appearances to his name, Brian first played for Stockport, Macclesfield and Southend before joining Wrexham in 1971 where he made 266 appearances in a six year stay.
Went on to play for Chester, Port Vale and Stockport. Capped three times by Wales.
Wayne Williams
Telford born defender who made his first team debut in the League Cup as a seventeen year old.
Tony Gunn
A small but fiercely competitive fullback who came through the club's reserve side.
Paul Johnson
Stoke born defender who played for The Potters before joining Shrewsbury.
Phil Lunn
As a youngster Phil Lunn left Farrar Road for Sealand Road and a couple of years with Chester City. He did not break into the Chester first team but returned to Bangor as a better player for the experience and one who had switched from left wing to defence.
Ross McClaren
Edinburgh born defender who was on Glasgow Rangers books as a youngster before joining The Shrews.
Geraint Williams
A small competitive midfielder who joined Bangor from his home town club Caernarfon.
Colin Griffin
Dudley born defender who was an apprentice at Derby County before signing for Shrewsbury.
Jerry Banks
A tall centrehalf Jerry joined Bangor from fierce local rivals Caernarfon along with midfielder Alan Morris.
Steve Cross
Wolverhampton born midfielder who joined Shrewsbury straight from school. Has scored 26 goals from 227 League appearances for the club.
Neville Powell
A skilful midfielder Neville began his career with Tranmere Rovers where he made 86 appearances and scored four goals.
Gary Hackett
Stourbridge born attacker who joined Shrewsbury from Bromsgrove Rovers.
Bruce Urquhart
A skilful and tricky winger Bruce Urquhart was born on 21 January 1961 and lived in Llandudno whilst playing for Bangor. He began his career as a Wrexham apprentice before joining City.
Paul Petts
Hackney born striker who made thirteen League appearances for Bristol Rovers before moving to Shrewsbury. Has 16 goals from 149 appearances for The Shrews.
Paul Whelan
A Bangor based midfielder Paul scored the City goal in the FA Trophy Final at Wembley in May 1984.
Gary Stevens
Birmingham born striker who played for Evesham before scoring 44 goals from 150 League appearances for Cardiff City.  Has 12 goals from 112 outing for The Shrews.
Viv Williams
Forward Viv Williams from Llanerchymedd made his City debut in August 1984 against Buxton.  His natural skill, pace and strength allied to an eye for goals made him a handful for any defence.
Colin Robinson
Birmingham born striker who joined The Shrews from Tamworth based Mile Oak Rovers.
Everton Williams
A former Wrexham apprentice Everton joined Bangor having also played for coast rivals Rhyl.
Paul Tester
Stroud born winger who joined Shrewsbury from Cheltenham and made a handful of appearances for Hereford during a brief loan spell.
Alan Morris
A Chester bases midfielder, Alan joined Bangor from fierce local rivals Caernarfon Town along with centre half Jerry Banks.  Morris was a cultured figure in the FA Trophy run alongside Bobby Peel.
  substitutes   substitutes
Gerry Nardiello
Oldbury born striker who joined Shrewsbury straight from school.
Dave Fuller
Versatile defender or midfielder.


Shrewsbury Town penpictures largely taken from The Rothmans Football Yearbook 1985-86
Bangor City penpictures from various sources

Welsh Cup Semi Final Programmes

Welsh Cup Final Programme




The Road to The Final 1984-85
Shrewsbury Town

Bangor City
Second Round






Bangor City
4
v
0
 Knighton






Everton Williams 
Tony Gunn 
Jerry Banks 
og 




Third Round
Bethesda Athletic
1
v
3
 Shrewsbury Town

Bangor City
4
v
0
 Worcester






Vic Williams 2 
Bruce Urquhart 2 




Fourth Round
Shrewsbury Town  6
v
0
 AFC Cardiff

Caerleon
0
v
0
 Bangor City






Bangor City
2
v
0
 Caerleon






Everton Williams 2 




Fifth Round
Rhyl  1
v
7
 Shrewsbury Town
Bangor City
6
v
1
 Towyn






Bruce Urquhart 2 
Jerry Banks    
Alan Morris    
Everton Williams    
Paul Whelan    




Semi Final
Swansea City  2
v
2
 Shrewsbury Town

Bangor City
1
v
0
 Newport County






Bruce Urquhart  



Shrewsbury Town  2
v
1
 Swansea City
Newport County
0
v
0
 Bangor City










played over two legs