Bangor City
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The Welsh Cup Final
Season 2007-08
Bangor City 4 v 2 Llanelli
played at the Latham Park on 4th May 2008
Bangor City 4 
 2 Llanelli
 Ashley Stott 
Christian Seargeant 
Marc Limbert 
Karl Noon 

  Dave Swanick og
  Rhys Griffiths




  This was a match dominated by red cards and pitch invasions but - oddly you might think - the man in black Phil Southall got the big decisons right, starting with the fourth minute dismissal of Peter Hoy for a high footed lunge on midfielder Mark Jones. As City fa
ns barracked the skilful midfielder for overplaying the injury he revealed an angry welt across his stomach which silenced the critics!
  But on twenty minutes the ten men of Bangor struck first as Ashley Stott guided Lee Webber's long range effort home.
  City held the lead until the interval but three minutes after the restart as rigthback Dave Swanick turned the ball past Paul Smith for an own goal which levelled the scores. Within ten minutes it got worst for City as Rhys Griffiths fired home from the left.
  With a 2-1 deficit to overcome the ten men needed something. It came in form of a foul mouthed tirade from Wyn Thomas aimed at Phil Southall which the Port Talbot whistler was not prepared to accept. Red. Ten men each! Bangor battled but could not find an equaliser and when four minutes of added time began it looked as if the cup was heading south. But two minutes into the added four Christian Seargeant chipped burly custodian Duncan Roberts. The blues fans charged onto the pitch and Roberts feigned injury but after calm was restored the game continued with the scores level. Extra time.
  Midway through the first period of extra time City won a penalty which Marc Limbert converted and two minutes later Karl Noon made it 4-2 with the reds all but beaten. They were finally done for when Rhys Griffiths struck Martin Beattie in the face with an elbow and became the third red card of the afternoon.
  With no more goals to count it all ended 4-2 to ten man Bangor and a first Welsh Cup win for Nev Powell as blues manager.

  Bangor City:
  Paul Smith, Dave Swanick, Peter Hoy, Michael Johnston, Lee Webber (Karl Noon 73'), Christian Seargeant, Marc Limbert,
  Mike Walsh ( Keiran Killackey 73'), Les Davies, Ashley Stott, Sion Edwards (Martin Beattie 57'
  Llanelli:
  Duncan Roberts, Lee Phillips, Andrew Mumford, Wyn Thomas, Antonio Corbisiero (Stephen Evans 46'), Rhys Griffiths,
  Chris Holloway, Mark Pritchard, Craig Jones (Mark Jones 62'), Andy Legg, Matthew Jones (Paul Wanless 97'
 Referee:  Mr Phil Southall
 Attendance:  1510


Bangor City
Llanelli
Paul Smith
Paul joined City from Connahs Quay during the 2007 close season. The Chester born keeper began his career with Connahs Quay but made 30 WP appearances for Rhyl before moving to TNS during the 1999-2000 season where he made 16 starts in a season and a half. A return to Belle Vue was on the cardsand from 2001-02 to 2004-05 he made 79 League appearances for The Lilywhites including 32 in their all conquering 2003-04 campaign.
Since that time Paul has experience with Colwyn Bay and completed two full seasons with The Nomads.
Duncan Roberts (no Penpic provided in the programme)
Gareth Williams
Rejoined the Reds last season from Taffs Well.
Also played for Carmarthen Town and Port Talbot Town.

Dave Swanick
A sturdy defender who joined City from Connahs Quay Nomads during the summer of 2007. Strong in the tackle he has also previously played for Morecambe, Alrincham and the Stockport based Unibond League side Woodley Sports.
Lee Phillips
Lee has signed from Newport County last season and has vast experience having played for Cardiff, Forest Green and Barry Town , also played many games in Europe for Barry. He can play in many positions and will be a big player for the club this year.
Peter Hoy
Peter joined us from coast rivals  Rhyl in late 2006. The tough tackling defender made 48 WP appearances for City plus another half dozen as a sub during a two season stay which began in 2003-04.
Peter moved to Rhyl with Mark Connolly in the summer of 2005 and proved a useful squad player with The Lilywhites.
Andrew Mumford
Joined the Reds from Port Talbot in January 2007.
Michael Johnston
Tranmere Rovers defender Michael Johnston joined City in September on loan until January 2008. The 19 year old has been a regular in Tranmere reserves over the past two seasons at Prenton Park but has yet to play for the first team. he has played for the Wales Under 17 and Under 19 teams and was in the same international squads as Wales dueo Joe Ledley and Wayne Hennessey.
Michael's strengths are his distribution and aerial ability and the 19 year old from Liverpool has been with Rovers since the age of 11 and signed his second professional contract in July 2007.
Wyn Thomas
Joined Llanelli in season 2006-07 from Haverfordwest County where he spent his last three seasons.
A Welsh Schoolboy international. Also played for Carmarthen Town and Aberystwyth Town. Earned a call up for the Welsh Semi Pros last season.
Lee Webber
Lee joined Bangor from Porthmadog in October 2006. He originally signed for Port shortly before the end of the 1998-99 season and rejoined in 200-01 following a season with St Helens Town. Lee was Supporters Player of The Season for 2002-03 and also had a very succcessful season in 2003-04. By this time he had become club captain at Y Traeth and made 100 League appearances for Red and Blacks. Lee is considered one of the best central defenders in the League and as well as his excellent defensive qualities he is also very dangerous with his head and potent from set pieces.
Antonio Corbisiero
Signed for the Reds in October 2006 from Newport County.
Other clubs include Swansea City and was released at the end of last season. A strong midfielder who has a great right foot.
Christian Seargeant
A hard working creative midfielder Christian has joined Bangor after making seventeen Welsh Premier starts for coast rivals Connahs Quay. Christian began his career at Everton - where his father Steve made some eighty first team appearances - and captained the reserves alongside the likes of Steve Wynne, Paul Hopkins, James Vaughan and Victor Anichebe.
Rhys Griffiths
Joined Llanelli in season 2006-07 after experience with Cwmbran Town and Carmarthen Town, Haverfordwest County and Port Talbot Town.
Enjoyed a prolific season with 32 goals in 30 appearances to win the Welsh Premier's Golden Boot award for the 2nd consecutive season and selected for the Wales semi professional squad at the beginning of the season.
Marc Limbert
Marc is a former Everton trainee who played 14 league games for Chetser City before joining Connahs Quay Nomads. He played for Altrincham and Colwyn Bay and had a brief spell at TNS before playing a major part in Rhyl's highly successful 2003-04 season. Returned to Connahs Quay for 2006-07 season but followed manager Nev Powell to Bangor City in June 2007.
Chris Holloway (no Penpic provided in the programme)
Sam Small
Signed in the close season from Cwmbran Town.
Has also played for Cinderford Town, Port Talbot Town, UWIC and Taffs Well.
Mike Walsh
A former Chester City youngster  Mike Walsh joined Bangor in September 2005 after a brief spell with coast rivals Rhyl. Mike made five League appearances for The Seals  as well as one outing in the FA Cup. He scored one league goal against Southend in March 2005. He was a regular member of Chester's reserves# and youth sides.
Mark Pritchard (no Penpic provided in the programme)
Jordan Follows
Another local youn player who has come through from the Under 19s last season and was their top goalscorer.

Les Davies
The giant left winger - nicknamed "the runaway truck" by former manager Peter Davenport - comes back to Farrar Road in 2007 after two seasons with Porthmadog. Although initially signed by City from Glantraeth the Maesgeirchen based striker had previous WP experience with local rivals Caernarfon Town as a sixteen year old during the 2002-03 season.
Capped by Wales at "Semi Pro" level Les has scored 30 goals from 105 WP starts and has also played for Wales U21s.
Craig Jones
Joined The Reds at the start of this season. Signed from Afan Lido after he impressed Peter (Nicholas) during the Welsh Cup Final.
It has been said of the former Swansea City youngster could be one of the coups of the summer. Also represented the Boys Club of Wales.
Ashley Stott
Promising young striker Ashley Stott was signed from Altrincham in July 2006. Ashley was a member of the Preston North End youth and reserve sides and has been a regular scorer wherever he has played. In 2005/06 Ashley was in the Preston team which gave Arsenal a huge fright in the FA Youth Cup before going down to a controversial penalty.
Andy Legg
Returned to the club after a short period with Hucknall Town.
The former Wales and Swansea City player is a very talented player with huge experience to help out our young squad.
Sion Edwards
A skilful left winger or midfielder Sion Edwrds signed for City after his release by Wrexham FC in the summer of 2006. At The Racecoursehe gained reserve and youth experience. Bangor based Sion first came into football through the respected Penrhosgarnedd youth system before moving to Wrexham made his name with Anglesey side Cemaes where he was also tracked by Chester City.
Matthew Jones
Llanelli born Matthew joined The Reds in September 2007 after being out of the game for three years with injury.
Matt has played for Leeds United and Leicester City. Matt won 13 caps for Wales and cost 3.5m when he left Leeds for Leicester.


Martin Beattie (no Penpicture provided in the programme)
Ben Ogilvy
Ben returned to Bangor City in September 2007 after he was released by Aberystwyth Town. He arrived at Park Avenue from Caernarfon Town in November 2006. Still a teenage Ben has already played for three Welsh premier clubs having made his debut in the league as a product of Bangor City's youth system. In doing so he became the youngest player ever to wear a City shirtwhen he appeared as a 16 year old substitute in the second half of the UEFA InterToto Cup against FC Dinaburg in Latvia.
Stephen Evans
Joined the Reds in January 2008 from Crawley Town. The Caerphilly born player has also played for Crystal Palace , Swansea City, Brentford and Woking. Played for Peter (Nicholas) at Palace and Swansea.
Kieran Killackey
All action midfielder formerly with Accrington Stanleywhere he progressed to the first team through the youths and reserves.  Later turned out for Altrincham before joining City in January 2006.
Mark Jones
Signed from Afan Lido this season. Released by Cardiff City in the summer. Has played for Wales at Under 16 ans 17 level. Played against Arsenal in the FA Youth Cup Quarter Final in The Emirates last season.
Karl Noon
A Liverpool lad, Karl joined City in January 2008, on loan from Southport. Karl spent two years with Tranmere Rovers before joining Liverpool FC where he was an academy regular and was one of the team which won the Liverpool Senior Cup in 2004 (playing again now City teammate Christian Seargeant who also lined up for Everton). Karl has also played for Chester City at reserve and U18 levels, Prescot Cables, Bamber Bridge and Marine.
Karl joins us on the recommendation of former City and current Southport manager Peter Davenport.
Paul Wanless (no Penpic provided in the programme)
Nick Holland
Signed this season from Swansea City.
A strong runner with the ball. Has a bright future.



penpictures taken from the cup final matchday programme



Welsh Cup Final Programme




The Road to The Final 2007-08
Bangor City

Llanelli
Second Round
Bangor City
3
v
0
 Llandyrnog United

Pentwyn Dynamos
3
v
7
 Llanelli
Ashley Stott 2
Les Davies   










Third Round
Caersws
2
v
3
 Bangor City

Llanrug United
3
v
5
 Llanelli
Jamie Haynes 
Mark Griffiths 



  Marc Limbert
  Michael Johnston
  Michael Walsh

Richard Evans 2 
Terry Williams    



  Wyn Thomas 3
  Mark Pritchard
  Rhys Griffiths
Fourth Round
Aberystwyth Town
0
v
0
 Bangor City

Newtown
1
v
2
 Llanelli





 won 3-2 on pens

Graham Jones 



  Andrew Mumford
  Mark Pritchard
Fifth Round
Guilsfield
0
v
6
 Bangor City

Cefn Druids
3
v
6
 Llanelli




  Ashley Stott 4
  Michael Johnston
  Carl Noon

Karl Connolly 2 
Chris McGinn    



  Rhys Griffiths 2
  Stuart Jones
  og Edgar
  Mark Pritchard
  Jordan Follows
Semi Final
Bangor City
3
v
1
 Newport YMCA

Llanelli
5
v
2
 Rhyl
Peter Hoy 
Ashley Stott 
Sion Edwards 



  Danny Cueto

Rhys Griffiths 3 
Antonio Corbisiero    
Mark Pritchard    



  Lee Hunt 2






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