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The Welsh Cup Final
Season 2005-06
Rhyl 2 v 0 Bangor City
played at The Racecourse on Sunday 7th May 2006
Rhyl 2 
 0 Bangor City
Andy Moran 
Gareth Wilson 

  


  After a goalless fi
rst half The Lilywhites deservedly won this well attended Welsh Cup Final.
  In that blank first per
iod Ian Havard was the busier of the two goalkeepers as Andy Moran and Lee Hunt threatened the Bangor goal from the kick off. City had Paul Roberts to thank for their most telling effort whilst young Mike Linnecar also went close.
  As the first half drew to a close Paul Roberts went close after a burst past three defenders before Andy Moran sliced wide when well placed.
  But the trophy and the second period belonged to Rhyl who went ahead inside three minutes of the second half.
  Blues centrehalf Paul O'Neill was harshly ajudged to have handled a cross from Andy Moran. Penalty and Andy Moran stepped up to convert the spotkick duly awarded by Mr Whitby. To make matters worse Chris Priest was then sent from the field for dissent and - to all intent and purpose - the contest was over.
  Bangor re-organised with Martin Beattie and Paul O'Neill prominent in defence whilst Paul Roberts went close to an equaliser but his shot struck big Timmy Edwards and the danger passed.
  With twelve minutes left Bangor's defiance ended when midfielder Gareth Wilson shot home from twelve yards for a two nil advantage.
  But three minutes from time Lilywhites defender George Horan handled and Bangor had a penalty. Unfortunately Paul Roberts blasted over and the chance was gone.
  In the moments left Paul O'Neill and then Lee Hunt both went close but neither could affect the scoreline.
  Referee Whitby blew for time and it was the black and whites shirted Lilywhites who celebrated a game generally spoilt as a spectacle by some harsh decisions by the Swansea whistler.
 
  Bangor City:
  Ian Havard, Clayton Blackmore, Paul O'Neill, Kyle Jones, Martin Beattie, Carl Jones, Kieran Killackey, Chris Priest,
  Mike Linnecar, Paul Roberts, Carl Lamb. Subs not used: Leyton Maxwell, Mike Burke, Ben Ogilvey
  Rhyl:
 
John Gann, Mark Connolly (Marc Limbert 88'), Stuart Graves (Chris Adamson 82'), Greg Stones, George Horan, Timmy Edwards,
  Gareth Wilson, Andy Moran, Lee Hunt (Chris Sharp 84'), Mark Powell, Jamie Brewerton
 Referee:  Mr Mark Whitby
 Attendance:  1743



Rhyl
Bangor City
John Gann
Birkenhead born goalkeeper formerly with Cammell Laird FC who signed for the club in October 2005. Established himself as first choice at Belle Vue in September, previous clubs include Northwich Victoria.
Ian Havard
Teenage goalkeeper Ian Havard signed in March 2006 following his release by Shrewsbury Town where he been a member of their Walford based academy side.  A native of Ludlow, Ian has also signed Unibond forms with coast rivals Colwyn Bay.
Mark Connolly
Defender or midfielder signed from Bangor City in May 2005, previously with Mallaby of the West Cheshire League.  Right footed Mark has a powerful shot and has scored some memorable goals.
Clayton Blackmore
An experienced defender or midfielder Clayton Blackmore is well known for his decade at Manchester United where he won Premiership and FA Cup Winners medals alongside 39 International Caps for Wales.  Joined Bangor under the management of Meirion Appleton and has since made 109 WP appearances for City.  Other English League clubs include Middlesborough, Barnsley and Notts County.  A Welsh International (39 Caps)
Stuart Graves
Powerful left footer who can play left wing or wingback.  Stuart has also played for Newton, Poulton Vics, Southport and TNS.
Paul O'Neill
After a brief loan spell in 2002 Paul O'Neill returned to Farrar Road in January 2005 follwing a stint in Scottish football with Gretna.  Bolton born Paul began his career with Macclesfield for whom he made 36 League appearances before moving over the border in July 2003.  This season he has been on loan with Northwich Victoria and Scarborough.  Paul is a no nonesense centrehalf who made his Football League debut as a 17 year old.
Greg Stones
Tall central defender signed from Poulton Victoria during the summer of 2004. Quickly established himself as one of the top centrebacks in North Wales.
Kyle Jones
A promising youngster Kyle Jones made his first appearances in a Bangor shirt prior to the 2005-06 season, playing mainly in midfield.  Kyle, who was on Chester City's books as a schoolboy can play in defence or midfield.
George Horan
Former Wrexham centreback who had a brief loan spell with Bangor City. Strong tackler and commanding in the air, a very experienced defender for his age.  Joined Rhyl from local rivals Connahs Quay during the summer of 2005 after 147 WP appearances for The Nomads in five seasons.
Martin Beattie
A versatile left footer Martin Beattie joined City from Welsh Premiership rivals Cefn Druids at the start of the 2005-06 season, having previously played for West Kirby and Nantwich Town.  At Cefn, Martin played at leftback and sweeper.
Timmy Edwards
Tall commanding centre half who lives in the Wrexham area, previously with Bangor City. His father is the groundsman at The Racecourse ground.
Carl Jones
Skilful left winger who went to Ysgol Glan Y Mor in Pwllheli before moving to Cardiff City via the Bangor City academy.  Carl has played for Cardiff reserves and starred for Wales Under 16s during the 2004-05 season.  He re-signed for City in March 2006 and is the youngest member of a youthful squad.
Gareth Wilson
Midfielder whose career began with Wrexham FC, had a season with LoW rivals TNS, rejoined Rhyl in 2000-2001 season.
Kieran Killackey
Midfielder Kieran Killackey signed for Bangor in January 2006 and made his debut in Clayton Blackmore's first match in charge, the visit of TNS on Sunday 22nd January and scored his first goal a week later at Port Talbot.  He graduated through the youth system at Accrington and after Conference experience with Stanley moved to Farrar Road from Altrincham.
Andy Moran
Striker bought from Unibond side Bamber Bridge in December 2001, a former Everton apprentice with a good goalscoring record.
Chris Priest
Leigh born midfielder Chris Priest began his football career in 1992 as an Everton apprentice before joining Chester City in 1994-95 where he made 167 League appearances.  During the summer of 1999 he moved to Macclesfield where he played a further 150 League matches, a career total of 317.
Lee Hunt
Talented young striker joined Bangor from Helsby during the summer of 2002 after impressing in pre season fixtures.  Scored 21 goals for Bangor in 2002-03 before joining Rhyl in December 2003.
Mike Linnecar
Leeds based striker who joined City whilst a student at Bangor University.
Mike was on the books of Sheffield Wednesday as a schoolboy (12-16) and also played for Universitat de Valencia whilst studying in Spain.
Mark Powell
Re-signed from TNS in July 2002 having initially moved to Belle Vue from Unibond League side Winsford. Can play right back or central defence.
Brother of striker Gary Powell.
Paul Roberts
Cricieth based Paul Roberts was a goalscoring sensation for his local side Porthmadog and attracted a 15000 move to Wrexham where he gained First Team experience and Welsh International honours.  He joined Bangor after a brief spell back at Port with their Football in The Community Scheme, having scored 14 goals for The Traeth club.  Paul scored the solitary goal in the 2000 Welsh Cup Final having also scored in the Quarter and Semi Final matches.  He also netted the solitary goal in the 1-0 win over Sartid Smederevo in the 2002-03 UEFA Cup at Wrexham.  A Welsh Under 21 International.
Jamie Brewerton
Confident defender signed from Cymru Alliance side Llandudno in February 2000 after one appearance for Conwy United.  James has represented Wales at Under 18 level.
Carl Lamb
A goal on debut at Welshpool on St Davids day marked the arrival of Carl Lamb, a week after his arrival from Cammell Laird FC. Carl has also played for Unibond side Vauxhall FC and Ashville and with Chester City as a youngster.


Chris Adamson
Left footed midfielder signed from Newtown in the summer of 2003, previous clubs include Conwy United.  Can also operate as a wingback.
Leyton Maxwell
Layton began his career as an academy player at Liverpool and signed as a  professional in July 1999, scoring on his only first team appearance against Hull City in the Worthington Cup two months later.  He moved to Cardiff in July 2001 after a season long loan spell at Stockport County.  Layton made a total of 38 League appearances for Cardiff before playing once for Swansea City and Mansfield.  His English League record is 58 appearances plus another 15 in various cups, scoring 3 League goals plus one in the cups.  Has played in the WP for Barry, Rhyl & Carmarthen. A Welsh Under 21 International (14 caps)
Chris Sharp
Promising young striker signed in November 2005, son of former Bangor City manager Graeme Sharp.
Mike Burke
Pacey young striker Mike Burke joined City just before the start of the 2005-06 season from Ashville Youth.  He made his first team debut as a second half substitute in the Welsh Premiership match at Llansantffraid.
Marc Limbert
A former Chester midfielder who is known for his tough tackling.
Ben Olgilvy
A sixteen year old who graduated from the Bangor academy Ben Ogilvy made his first team debut at Farrar Road against Airbus UK on 4th December 2004.  Ben is a composed left footer whose sure touch and natural ability seem to offer a bright future at Bangor City and beyond.


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Welsh Cup Final Programme




The Road to The Final 2005-06
Rhyl

Bangor City
Second Round
Rhyl
4
v
0
 Sealand Rovers

Bangor City
4
v
0
 Llanberis






Leyton Maxwell 2 
Alex Hay    
Chris McGinn    




Third Round
Glantraeth
2
v
5
 Rhyl

Bangor City
4
v
2
 Airbus UK
Kevin Roberts 
Simon Kay 



  Lee Hunt 2
  Andy Moran
  George Horan
  Gareth Wilson

Paul Roberts 3
Layton Maxwell   



  Steve Futcher
  Craig Jones
Fourth Round
Newi Cefn Druids
3
v
5
 Rhyl

Bangor City
2
v
1
 Newtown
Mike Heverin 2 
Darren Williams    



  Andy Moran 3
  Greg Stones
  Lee Hunt

Paul O'Neill 
Carl Lamb 



  Danny Barton
Fifth Round
Rhyl
5
v
2
 Goytre United

Bangor City
1
v
0
 Carmarthen Tn
Andy Moran 2 
Chris Sharp 2 
Greg Stone    



  Kevin Davies
  Ryan Penney

Paul Roberts 




Semi Final
Rhyl
2
v
2
 Port Talbot

Llanelli
0
v
1
 Bangor City
Chris Sharp 
Lee Hunt 



  Rhys Griffiths
  Chris Pridham





  Paul O'Neill 
won 5-4 on pens