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Welsh Cup Finals 1889 onwards





















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The Welsh Cup Final
Season 2008-09
Bangor City 2 v 0 Aberystwyth
played at Parc Y Scarlets on 5th May 2009
Bangor City 2 
 0 Aberystwyth Town
Les Davies 
Christian Seargeant 

 


  The choice of Parc Y Scarlets had heads shaking but Bangor fans turned up in numbers and made themselves heard. Yet their voices dropped in the opening minutes when Les Davies suffered a serious knee injury but - as you might expect - came back on the field to lead the blues attack.
  After Kieran Killackey and Sion Edwards went close City thought they had a goal on twenty minutes but Christian Seargant's effort was ruled out by Mr Huw Jones for a foul on goalkeeper Roberts. Would this prove costly?
Rob Evans hit the post and Chris Venables headed wide as Aber pressed for an opener.
  On 44 minutes a Marc Limbert freekick found big Les Davies who rose highest to head over former blues goalkeeper Dave Roberts to give City a one nil interval lead, thanks in no small part to Dave Swanicks superb block on Geoff Kellaway's rising shot.
  Four minutes after the restart Bangor doubled their advantage. Wounded or not Les Davies crossed and midfielder Christian Seargeant netted for the second Welsh Cup Final in a row. Marc Limbert crossed from wide out but Jamie Brewerton fired over as City sought a third.
  Five minutes later Aber sent on sixteen year old striker Tom Bradshaw in place of former Caerws marksman Graham Evans but the young gun could not change the course of events. On the hour Aneurin Thomas headed over from a deep cross and the pacey if inconsistent Kellaway remained a theat.
  Bangor had to withstand a final onslaught which saw giant defender Aneurin Thomas pushed upfront but Jamie Brewerton as ever up for the battle stood strong alongside Michael Johnston and the match - and the cup - was won!

 Bangor City:
 Paul Smith, Dave Swanick, Peter Hoy, Michael Johnston, Jamie Brewerton, Kieran Killackey (Paul McManus 88'), Marc Limbert,
 Mike Walsh, Les Davies (Clive Williams 81'), Christian Seargeant, Sion Edwards (Martin Beattie 72')
 Aberystwyth Town
 Dave Roberts, Sion James, Kristian James (Colin Reynolds 86'), Aneurin Thomas, Christian Edwards, Robert Evans (Andy Evans 79'),
 Chris Venables, Bari Morgan, Graham Evans (Tom Bradshaw 54'), Gareth Hughes, Geoff Kellaway
 Referee:  Mr Huw Jones
 Attendance:  1044


Bangor City
Aberystwyth Town
Paul Smith
Date of Birth: 6.12.1977
A former TNS and Colwyn Bay goalkeeper his outstanding performances were a feature of the Rhyl side of 2004. In July 2005 after around 80 WP starts he moved to Connahs Quay where he made another 60 WP appearances before following manager Nev Powell to Bangor in June 2007.
Dave Roberts
Date of Birth: 10.12.1988
Won two FA Youth Cup winners medals with Liverpool in 2006 and 2007 but was surprisingly released from Anfield and joined Bangor City, leaving in January 2008 without making a Welsh Premier appearance and signing non contract terms for Blue Square Premier outfit Weymouth.
Signed for Aberystwyth in August 2008.
Dave Swanick
Date of Birth: 16.9.1979
Birkenhead born defender who joined City in August 207. A tough tackling defender, his previous Welsh Premier club as Connahs Quay Nomads for whom he made 26 appearances in his only season 2006-07. Prior to switching to Welsh football Dave played for Conference sides Altrincham, Morecambe and Manchester based Woodley Sports.
Sion James
Date of Birth: 3.2.1980
Penrhyncoch born and bred with previous Welsh Premier experience at Carmarthen Town and Barry Town. Came back to Park Avenue for 2004/5 season to claim a regular first team slot.
Peter Hoy
Date of Birth: 16.5.1982
Versatile defender who first signed for Bangor under the reign of Peter Daveport from West Cheshire League football in 2003. He was converted from fullback to centreback during the 2003-04 season to great effect and can also operate in midfield. He has since enjoyed a season long spell with with local rivals Rhyl before rejoining City in November 2007 shortly after the departure of Clayton Blackmore. Has been nicknamed "football genius" by the Bangor faithful.
Kiristian James
Date of Birth:  5.2.1982
Latest signing for Aberystwyth coming from Port Talbot.
He had previously played for Brian Coyne at Cwmbran and as far afield as Dover.
Michael Johnston
Date of Birth: 16.12.1987
A Liverpool born centreback who moved to Farrar Road on loan period from Tranmere Rovers just before the September 2007 transfer window. During the summer of 2008 he was released by Rovers and wasted no time in signing for City on a permanent basis. He has represented Wales at Under 17 and 19 level and was voted the outstanding player in North Wales at the end of the 2007-08 season. This season he was chosen to represent Wales at Semi Professional U23 level.
Aneurin Thomas
Date of Birth: 27.1.1973
Known ad Freddy, one of the Welsh Premier's most experienced campaigners has also played for TNS, Llanidloes, Newtown and Carmarthen Town and has represented Wales at Semi Professional level.
Jamie Brewerton
Date of Birth: 17.11.1979
St Asaph born defender who has previously played for Conwy United and Llandudno but is best known for his ten season at Rhyl. He was capped by Wales at Under 18 level, made some 200 WP appearances for Rhyl, but missed the entire 2006-07 season with knee ligament problems.
Christian Edwards
Date of Birth: 25.11.1975
Capped once by Wales, made 112 appearances for Swansea City before moving to Nottingham Forest in March 1998 in a 275 000 deal. He made 54 appearances and also spent time on loan at Bristol City, Oxford United, Crystal Palace and Tranmere Rovers. After a permanent move to Bristol Rovers he joined Forest Green where he ended his contract by mutual consent after the Conference outfit decided to go full time and signed for Aberystwyth.
Kieran Killackey
Date of Birth: 12.7.1985
Tough tackling midfielder who signed for Bangor in January 2006 and made hi debut in Clayton Blackmore's first match in charge against TNS and scored his first goal a week later at Port Talbot. he graduated through the youth system at Accrington Stanley and after Conference experience with Stanley moved to Farrar Road from Altrincham.
Robert Evans
Date of Birth: 24.1.1989
Came through the Aberystwyth reserve side and is a product of the club's academy, a very promising player who is a regular face in the first team squad.
Marc Limbert
Date of Birth: 3.10.1973
Mancot born midfielder who began his career as an Everton apprentice before making 16 League appearances for Chester City in the ealry 1990s. He then spent three seasons with Connahs Quay before moving to Colwyn Bay and Altrincham before signing for Rhyl where he played for a further three years.
During the 2006-07 season Marc was back at Connahs Quay but moved to Farrar Road in June 2007 after the appointment of Nev Powell.
Chris Venables
Date of Birth: 23.7.1985
Exciting former Shrewsbury Town youth who spent four seasons with Caersws after signing in 2003/4.  A Welsh Under 23 Semi Professional he switched to Welshpool Town in June 2007 moving on to Aberystwyth twelve months later.
Mike Walsh
Date of Birth: 13.5.1986
A former Chester City youngster who joined Bangor in September 2005 after a brief spell with 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 reserve and youth sides.
Mike captained North Wales at Under 18 level.
Bari Morgan
Date of Birth: 13.8.1980
In his seventh season at Park Avenue after joining from Swansea City was voted Players and Supporters player of the year in 2003/4.
Has made a midfield berth his own and has played for the Welsh semi pros.
Les Davies
Date of Birth: 29.10.1984
Giant left winger nicknamed "The Truck" who resigned for his home city side in June 2007 to the delight of the blues faithful. He had first joined City in November 2003 however after around 50 WP apperances for Bangor he moved to Porthmadog where he netted  18 goals in 62 WP starts. At the start of the 2008-09 season he had scored 40 goals in 137 League starts. Has represented Wales at Semi Professional level and is an Under 21 International.

Graham Evans
Date of Birth: 16.6.1980
Twice winnr of the Welsh Premier's Golden Boot Award and a consistent with his home village side of Caersws. Spent two seasons on contract with Aston Villa. Spent pre season 2005/6 on trial at Hereford United and signed a one year deal with The Bulls at the beginning of August but moved to TNS in January 2006 after being unable to break into The Bulls first team line up on a consistent basis. After being unable to agree terms with TNS for 2006/7, returned to Caersws, moving on after two seasons to join Aberystwyth Town where he is currently top scorer.
Christian Seargeant
Date of Birth: 13.9.1986
A gifted creative midfielder who joined Bangor after making seventeen Welsh Premier appearances for coast rivals Connahs Quay. Began his career at Everton where his father Steve made some eighty first team appearances and captained the reserves alongside the likes of James Vaughan and Victor Anichebe. Established himself in the Bangor midfield in his first season, scoring six goals from 25 WP starts along with that never to be forgotten equaliser in injury time at the Welsh Cup Final.

Gareth Hughes
Date of Birth: 8.1.1981
A former Wrexham trainee who signed for Newtown in August 2002 from former League of Wales outfit Rhayder Town, joining his home town team after a two year spell at Aberystwyth Town where he returned in June 2007.
Sion Edwards
Date of Birth: 1.8.1987
A skilful left winger or midfielder who signed for City after his release from Wrexham in the summer of 2006. At the Racecourse he gained youth and reserve experience. Bangor based he first came into football through the respected Penrhosgarnedd youth system and marked his first team debut with a brace of goals in the opening Welsh Premiership match of 2006-07 against NEWI Cefn Druids.
Geoff Kellaway
Date of Birth: 23.7.1985
Exciting winger who was promoted from Aberystwyth's reserves to become a first team regular. Has also played in the Cymru Alliance with Penrhyncoch.


Martin Beattie
Date of Birth: 18.1.1983
A versatile left footer who joined Bangor City from Welsh Premier rivals Cefn Druids at the start of the 2005-06 season, having previously played for West Kirby and Nantwich Town. Martin can play at leftback and sweeper however since joining City Martin has operated mainly at leftback and totted up 80 Welsh Premier apperances .
Colin Reynolds
Date of Birth: 3.10.1968
The all time appearance record holder in the Welsh Premier was a stalwart for Newtown where he was captain for several seasons before making the switch to local rivals Caersws.
Capped for Wales at semi professional level, Reynolds became the first player to record 400 appearances in the Welsh Premier against TNS in January 2005.
Switched to Aberystwyth Town in July 2008.
Clive Williams
Date of Birth: 1.1.1991
A promising youth defender or striker who is a product of the Bangor City academy and reserve set up. He has represented North Wales Youths and is a former Leeds United trialist. Clive is rated as a talented prospect by the club.
Tom Bradshaw
Date of Birth: 27.7.1992
Another exciting academy product who had made his breakthrough into the first team squad towards the end of the 2008/09 season after a fine season with the reserves. Still only 16.
Paul McManus
Date of Birth: 22.4.1990
Pacey Liverpool born winger/forward who broke into the Chester City first team last season. Played 10 first team games for Chester City this season scoring 2 goals. His ability to create and finish is impressive and is a credit to the youth set up at Chester City led by former Bangor City favourite Simon Davies.
Paul made his Bangor scoring debut on 6th February 2009 in the Welsh Premier League visit of coast side Connahs Quay.
Andy Evans
Date of Birth: 25.11.1975
Started as a trainee with Cardiff City where he won a Welsh Under 21 cap before drifting through Merthyr Tydfil and Ebbw Vale to Aberystwyth and a job as a postman. At Park Avenue he immediately attracted the interest of First Division Barnsley and a 15000 transfer fee. But after just two appearances he was loaned out to Mansfield Town and Chester City before being allowed to join Stalybridge Celtic, then on to Frickley Athletic, Belper Town and Ossett.
Rejoined the Seasiders in summer 2006 from Frickley.





Welsh Cup Final Programme 2009




The Road to The Final 2008-09
Bangor City

Aberystwyth Town
Second Round
Bangor City
1
v
0
 Connahs Quay

Aberystwyth Town
3
v
2
 Afan Lido
Chris Sharp 










Third Round
Bangor City
4
v
0
 Garden Village

Caersws
0
v
3
 Aberystwyth Town
Marc Limbert 3 
Les Davies    









  Sean Evans 2
  Graham Evans
Fourth Round
Bangor City
1
v
1
 Rhyl

Llwydcoed
0
v
3
 Aberystwyth Town
Chris Sharp 



  Greg Strong





  Graham Evans 3
won 4-2 on pens










Fifth Round
Airbus UK
0
v
5
 Bangor City

Aberystwyth Town
5
v
1
 Prestatyn Town




  Les Davies 2
  Chris Seargeant
  Peter Hoy
  Sion Edwards

  Graham Evans 3 
Geoff Kellaway    
Chris Venables    



  Steve Hoult
Semi Final
Bangor City
2
v
1
 Bridgend Town

Aberystwyth Town  3
v
2
 Carmarthen Town
Chris Seargeant 
Kieran Killackey 



  Ramir Outlaw

Geoff Kellaway 2 
Aneurin Thomas    



  Lee Hudgell
  Nicky Palmer
played at Park Avenue

played at Haverfordwest










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