Bangor City
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The Welsh Cup Final
Season 1999-2000
Bangor City 1 v 0 Cwmbran Town
played at the The Racecourse on 7th May 2000
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Bangor City 1 
 0 Cwmbran Town
 Paul Roberts 





  This was a solitary goal success against The Crows with sweeper Graham Brett putting in a man of the match performance.
  Bangor, under the management of Meirion Appleton, had been unsettled by behind the scenes troubles and Tony Wilcox's side were h
ot favourites to take the cup.
  Cwmbran were bigger and stronger but Bangor more mobile and the pacey Robbie Williams raced down the right to cross but was felled. Penalty said Referee Lawlor but Gary Wager guessed right and saved Phil Johnson's spot kick. And Mulliner saved well from Deiniol Graham as Cwmbran pressed.
   But City had other ideas and when the springheeled Robbie Williams again charged down the right his cross was netted by Paul Roberts to the absolute delight of the Bangor faithful behind the goal! One nil on the half hour mark. Scott Williams had an effort cleared off the line by Mark Aizlewood as Bangor pushed for a second.
  The second half saw Cwmbran press and Bangor repel. Substitute Mattie Davies came on at the interval for Richard Carter and his presence carried a goal threat which City were well aware of.
  Goalkeeper Andy Mulliner saved well from Neil O'Brien whilst Mattie Davies fired over when well placed. Ten minutes from time Graham Brett scrambled Deiniol Graham's effort off his line and City sent on Nathan Comley Excel for the understandably exhausted Robbie Williams.
  But Bangor held firm and at the final whistle it was the blues whe celebrated and some - well one - of the runners up did not want his medal.
  And for Crows midfielder Steve Futcher a second runners up medal against Bangor in three years.

  Bangor City:
  Andy Mulliner, Phil Johnson, Aled Rowlands, Graham Brett, Steve Bird, Scott Williams, Robbie Williams (Nathan Comley-Excell 83’) 
  Lewis Coady, Paul Roberts, Gavin Allen, Emrys Williams. Subs not used: Sean Hazelden, Matthew Cross
  Cwmbran Town
  Gary Wager, Richard Carter (Mattie Davies 45’), Russ Wigley (John Powell 87’), Mark Aizlewood, Jimmy Blackie, Neil O’Brien,
  Chris Summers, Adam Moore, Deiniol Graham, Steve Futcher (Michael Pattimore 67’), Phil James
 Referee:  Mr Brian Lawlor (Holyhead)
 Attendance:  1125


Bangor City
Cwmbran Town
Andy Mulliner
Goalkeeper recently signed from Rhyl to add experience to the City defence. Played for City while we were still in the Northern Premier League. Won a Welsh Cup Winners medal whilst with Llansantffraid for whom he also played in Europe. Also had European experience with Ebbw Vale in the InterToto Cup.
Gary Wager
Aged 37. Began his highly successful career at Bridgend Town before signing for Merthyr Tydfil, where he spent over twelve seasons, recently signed from Inter Cardiff. Has won numerous honours including Welsh Cup winners medals at Merthyr and Inter Cardiff. A third today would give him a place in the record books.
Phil Johnson
Another of Meirion Appleton's summer signing, Phil has the distinction of being the only player in the league who has played for three clubs who have actually won the league. A regular for Barry Town in his time there, Phil signed for Aberystwyth Town  last season before moving on to Cwmbran Town just after the new year.
Richard Carter
Aged 28. Joined the club in August 1996 from Cardiff Civil Service . Missed last season after a trip to Australia and the Far East. An exceptionally fast defender who has established himself as a valuable member of the side. Played in a trial match with Cardiff City in 1998 and plays in his second Welsh Cup Final today.
Aled Rowlands
As a youngster Aled was on the books of Manchester City before joining Sligo Rovers in Ireland. An Anglesey based player Aled is ambitious to return to the full time game and certainly has the potential to do so. An industrious midfielder who links up well with the attack.
Russ Wigley
Aged 28. Former apprentice with Leeds United. A talented left sides player who was capped by Wales Under 15s & 18 levels. Joined the club from Merthyr Tydfil and Inter Cardiff.
Graham Brett
Graham, currently studying at Bangor University, signed for City from UCD Dublin. He can play either in the centre of defence or as a wingback and has fitted in well with the squad. Also has League of Ireland experience with Shelbourne.
Mark Aizlewood
Age 40. Joined town as player/coach in September 1998. Veteran defender and highly rated coach with over 500 Football League games and 39 full Welsh Internatinal caps. Started his career at Newport County and went on to play for Luton Town, Charlton Athletic, Leeds United, Bradford City, Bristol City and Cardiff City. Became player coach with Merthyr Tydfil  in 1995 before joining Newport AFC and then Aberystwyth Town.
Steve Bird
Steve is a cultured defender who has had experience with Warrington Town as well as from the Irish League. A former soldier Steve represented the Combined Forces side.
Jimmy Blackie
Age 37. Returned to the club in August 1996 after a season at Ton Pentre. Has made over 300 appearances for the club. Captained the championship winning side in 1992-93. Gained Welsh semi professional caps in 1993 & 94. An extremely consistent defender who was voted supporters "Player of the Year" last season. Has the rare honour of playing in all four European Cup Competitions.
Scott Williams
Local lad Scott was signed from Nationwide Third Division side Rochdale in November 1998.
He impressed on his first outings for the club but has been dogged with injury problems since the New Year.
Neil O'Brien
Aged 33. Neil is a solid dependable defender of vast experience having played at Llanelli, Pembroke, Aberystwyth, Inter Cardiff and Merthyr. Has gained several semi professional International Caps one as captain, and represented League of Wales against League of Ireland. Also has UEFA Cup experience with Inter Cardiff and Cwmbran. Was a Welsh Cup winner with Llansantffraid in 1996.
Robbie Williams
A local lad who made his goal scoring debut against Carmarthen Town in November 199
Signed from Conwy United in exchange for Danny McGoona he never stops running for the nintety minutes. Has great potential.
Chris Summers
Age 28. Chris is a former Welsh Youth International who was with Cardiff City for three seasons making 12 first team appearances before leaving to join Hereford. Then playing for Barry Town, Inter Cardiff and Ton Pentre before signing for Merthyr Tydfil in December 1995. A prolific scorer with an incredible 80 goals in a season for Cardiff City youth team. Joined the Crows in August 1998 and recently scored his 50th goal for the club.
Lews Coady
Lewis is a versatile player who can also operate in a defensive position.
He has played League of Wales football previously with Porthmadog.
Adam Moore
Aged 29. A strong midfielder who spent several seasons with UWIC whilst studying for a degree. Captained Afan Lido in 1994 during their uEFA Cup qualifciation. In his third season at the club, has established himself as a vital part of the club.
Paul Roberts
Now in his second spelll at the club. Welsh U21 International Paul was originally signed from Wrexham at the start of the season. He then returned to his original club Porthmadog for a short spell as a full time football in the community officer before rejoining Bangort in January 1999.
Deiniol Graham
Age 30. Former Welsh U21 International who started out with Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson before moving to Barnsley in 1991. Enjoyed success at Halifax Town, Dagenham & Redbridge, Emley and Colwyn Bay where he signed from in August 1999 for a club record fee.
Gavin Allen
A major signing for Bangor during the summer. Gavin joined City in preference to a number of other clubs who were trying to attract his services. Dogged last season by injuries in his previous two seasons with Aberystwyth  he netted 53 league goals.
Steve Futcher
Age 23. Signed this season from Connahs Quay Nomads. Former Wrexham professional who made his first team debut in 1996. A very stylish midfielder who earned rave reports following his performance against Celtic earlier this season. His family tree has plenty of football about them with his cousin Danny Murphy part of the Liverpool squad and uncles Rob & Paul Futcher former England Internationals.
Emrys Williams
A solid commanding defender who signed for City in the week leading up to the start of the current season from neighbours Caernarfon Town. Emrys had previously played for City's reserve side before moving on to Porthmadog and Caernarfon.
Phil James
Age 25. Rejoined the club in mid season after work commitments hindered his appearances. Althouhg he stil lives in London he has been in fine form this season. Capped at Under 15, 16 & 18 levels and a former YTS player with Cardiff City, Phil is a very accomplished midfield player.


Sean Hazelden
Currently a student at Bangor University. Sean was signed from Unibond League side Emley. A tall central defender who has impressed since signing.
John Powell
Aged 35. Cwmbran's longest serving player who has given invaluable service to the club. A skilful versatile player hwo wears his Cwmbran shirt with great pride. Granted a testimonial match in Auugst 1999 v Cardiff City. A very popular player.
Matthew Cross
Signed in the week leading up to the start of the season from Hereford United. Left sided player who likes to get forward at every opportunity.
Mattie Davies
Age 24. Signed from UWIC in August 1996. Despite lengthy layoff through injury Matthew has scored over 100 goals for the club and is recorded as one of the most prolific goalscorers in Welsh football. A bubbly character who still has ambitions of becoming a full time footballer.
Nathan Comley Excel
A recent signing from Ashton United in the Unibond League.
A 21 year old with an exceptional turn of pace, he has previously played for Altrincham and a loan spell at Witton Albion.
Michael Pattimore
Age 22. Former professional at Swindon Town where he made his first team apperances before suffering a serious injury. A talented versatile player who has become an asset to the team this season. Scored the winning pernalty against Barry Town in the semi final.


penpics from the Cup Final match day programme


Welsh Cup Final Programme



The Road to The Final 1999-2000
Bangor City

Cwmbran Town
Second Round
Corwen Amateurs
1
v
2
 Bangor City






Dafydd Thomas 



  Gavin Allen
  Emrys Williams






Third Round
Bangor City
5
v
0
 Llandudno

Cwmbran Town
0
v
0
 Caernarfon Town
Gavin Allen 2 
Steve Bird     
Matthew Cross    
og    





won 5-4 on pens




Fourth Round
Bangor City  4
v
0
 Inter Cardiff

Caersws
1
v
2
 Cwmbran Town
Aled Rowlands 
Gavin Allen 
Nathan Comley Excel 
Lewis Coady 





















Fifth Round
Caerleon
1
v
4
 Bangor City
Carmarthen Town
2
v
3
 Cwmbran Town




  AledRowlands          
  Phil Johnson
  Paul Roberts
  Nathan Com Excel






Semi Final
Bangor City
4
v
2
 Afan Lido

Barry Town
1
v
1
 Cwmbran Town
Gavin Allen 
Paul Roberts 
Lewis Coady 
Nathan Comley Excel 



  Mitch Patten






won after extra time



 





won 4-2 on pens