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The Welsh Cup Final
Season 2010-11
Llanelli 4 v 1 Bangor City
played at Parc Y Scarlets on 8th May 2011
Llanelli 4 
 1 Bangor City
Rhys Griffiths 2 
Craig Moses    
Chris Venables    

   Alan Bull



  A week after beating The New Saints to win the Welsh Premier could Bangor do the double at Parc Y Scarlets?
  The simple a
nswer was no. Inside fifteen minutes Rhys Griffiths headed the "home side" in front from Jason Bowen's cross. And within five minutes it was two nil as the outstanding Antonio Corbisiero crossed and Craig Moses headed home.
   Youing Clive Williams tried to rally Bangor with a surging run but in reality it was Paul Smith who was again busy keeping out efforts from first Wyn Thomas and then Craig Moses. Half time came with Llanelli leading two nil and firmly in the driving seat.
  Could Bangor respond after the break?
  After seven minutes they did and it was 2-1 as Alan Bull's close range header from Peter Hoy's cross to lift the spirits of the travelling blues and halve the deficit.
  Chris Jones went close to levelling the scores but on the hour The Reds restored their two goal advantage as Rhys Griffiths crashed home from close range for his 27th goal of the season after City failed to clear a Venables corner. 
  Five minutes later midfielder Chris Venables made it four one with a clean strike from the edge of the box and in reality that was that. A bridge to far.
  In the closing stages Craig Moses went close to extending the lead and Peter Hoy might have pulled one back but Llanelli ran out comfortable and deserved winners as Mark Petch blew for time.
 
  Llanelli:
  Ashley Morris, Kris Thomas, Stuart Jones, Chris Venables, Wyn Thomas, Jason Bowen (Jordan Follows 74'), Antonio Corbisiero,
  Rhys Griffiths, Chris Holloway, Craig Moses, Ashley Evans.
  Subs not used: Andy Legg, Craig Richards (gk), Adam Orme, Martin Giles
  Bangor City:
 
Paul Smith, Peter Hoy, Chris Roberts, David Morley, Darren Moss, Michael Johnston, Chris Jones (Sion Edwards 75'),
  Clive Williams (Mark Smyth 62'), Les Davies, Nicky Ward, Alan Bull (Eddie Jebb 75').
  Subs not used: Michael Jukes, Chris Oldfield (gk)
 Referee:  Mr Mark Petch
 Attendance:  1719



Llanelli
Bangor City
Ashley Morris
A Tredegar born goalkeeper who initially joined Llanelli on loan from Merthyr, Ashley has now established himself as first choice at Stebonheath. 
He has represented the Welsh Semi Professional side and was unlucky to suffer a serious leg injury in the 2008 tournament internatinal fixture against Scotland at Rhyl.

Paul Smith
A former TNS and Colwyn Bay goalkeeper Paul Smith's 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 City in June 2007. 
Kris Thomas
A Llanelli born defender who has represented Wales at Semi Professional level. A tough tackling defender or midfielder Kris has also played for Carmarthen Town and Forest Green.
He is also a former Welsh Under-18 international and was a Welsh Cup Winner in 2006/07 for the Old Gold.
Peter Hoy
Versatile defender Peter Hoy first signed for Bangor under the reign of Peter Davenport from West Cheshire League football in 2003.  Peter 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 local rivals Rhyl before rejoining City in November 2007 shortly after the departure of Clayton Blackmore.

Stuart Jones
A former Swansea City defender who joined Llanelli during the summer of 2005.  Made over 50 first team appearances for The Swans. 
Aberystwyth born and educated at the Penglais Secondary School, Stuart was spotted by Manchester United scouts in the nearby Ian Rush tournament and was on their books until the age of 14. He made a handful of first team appearances for The Swans and represted Waes Under 21s before his release from The Vetch.

Chris Roberts
Left footer Chris Roberts gained Cymru Alliance experience with Buckley Town before stepping up to Unibond League side Colwyn Bay.  Chris moved to Rhyl via Cefn Druids and made more than 50 league starts at Belle Vue before signing for Bangor during the summer of 2009.
He has quickly established himself as first choice leftback and impressed with some wholehearted performances in the opening months of the seasons. Chris picked up a Welsh Cup winners medal in May 2010.

Chris Venables
Llanidloes based midfielder who began his career at Shrewsbury Town and established himself with Caersws before switching to Welshpool during the summer of 2007.  Chris has also played in the Welsh Premier for Aberystwyth Town.
Dave Morley
St Helens born centreback Dave Morley began his career with Manchester City where he made he scored on debut against Bury in the (then) First Division (ie directly below the Premiership).  That was Dave's only league start for City but two more substitute appearances followed before a brief loan spell in Scotland with Ayr United. In 1998 he moved to Southend and made 63 league starts before heading north to Carlisle and 37 more starts.
From 2007-09 Dave made more than 50 appearances for Conference North side Hyde United and during his first season at Bangor won the Welsh Cup final in Parc Y Scarlets in 2010.
Wyn Thomas
Confident central defender whose impressive performances for local rivals Haverfordwest County caught the eye of Reds manager Peter Nicholas. Previous clubs include Carmarthen Town.
Darren Moss
A Wrexham born defender with more than 300 Football League appearances to his name, Darren joined Bangor from Morecambe in November 2010. He began his career at Chester and went on to play for Shrewsbury before joining Morecambe. A Welsh U21 International.
Jason Bowen
Merthyr born Jason joined Llanelli from Newport County during the summer of 2008.  In a distinguished Football League career the diminutive striker made over 100 appearances for Swansea before a 275,000 move to Birmingham City in 1995.  After a six month loan spell at Southampton he moved to Reading for 200,000 in 1997 and then on to Cardiff in 1999 on a free. 
His league career record of 68 goals from 246 starts earned Jason two Full International Caps for Wales.

Michael Johnston
A Liverpool born centre back, Michael Johnston moved to Farrar Road on a loan period from Tranmere Rovers just before the September 2007 transfer window.  During the summer of 2008 he was released by Rovers and wated no time in signing for City on a permanent basis.  
Michael has represented Wales and Under 17 and 19 level and was voted the outstanding player in North Wales at the end of the 2007-08 season. During the 2009-10 season Michael represented Wales Under 23s (semi professional) and won his second successive Welsh Cup winners medal against Port Talbot.

Antonio Corbisiero
A skilful midfielder signed from Newport County in October 2005.  
Antonio is a former Swansea City YTS, born in Exmouth of Italian/Irish parents with more than 50 Welsh Premier starts for the club.

Chris Jones
A former Wrexham and Leeds United apprentice Chris Jones signed for Bangor during the summer of 2010 from local rivals Porthmadog.
A Wales International at Under 19 & 20 level Chris spent a period on loan at Bournemouth before joining Limerick in The League of Ireland. Nefyn based he has also played in the Unibond League with Colwyn Bay and has totted up more than a hundred Welsh Premier appearances with Caernarfon, Llangefni and Porthmadog.
Rhys Griffiths
Tall striker who is good in the air and on the ground.  Signed for The Reds from Haverfordwest County in August 2004, his previous clubs include Cwmbran Town.

Clive Williams
A promising young striker turned defender Clive Williams 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 notched 34 goals for Felinheli in the Anglesey League and is rated as a very talented prospect by the club. Following his appearances in both 2009 and 2010 Clive is thought to be the youngest Bangor City player to have won two Welsh Cup winners medals.

Chris Holloway
A midfielder with experience in English football, Chris joined Llanelli during the summer of 2007. Swansea born he has more than 60 League appearances for Exeter City and includes Newport County, Tiverton and Merthyr Tydfil amongst his previous clubs.
Les Davies
Giant left winger Les Davies resigned for his home "town" side Bangor City in June 2007 to the delight of the blues faithful.  Les had first joined City in November 2003 after some eye catching displays for Glantraeth. However after around 50 WP appearances for Bangor he moved to Porthmadog where he netted 18 goals in 62 WP starts.  
Les has more than 100 WP appearances for City and 170 in total, scoring in all 50 goals and has represented Wales both at Semi Professional level and Under 21 International. He has three Welsh Cup winners medals with Bangor, securing his third in a row at Parc Y Scarlets in May 2010 after an injury hit season.
Craig Moses
Promising young striker signed from Newtown during the summer of 2009, Craig has represented Wales Colleges and Under 19s in the Milk Cup tournament. Brecon based, he has also played for Merthyr Tydfil.
Nicky Ward
An experienced attacking left footer Nicky Ward played for both Wrexham and Shrewsbury Town as a youth before moving into the Welsh Premier with Newtown during the 1998-99 season. Since this time Nicky has totted up 188 Welsh Premier league starts scoring 78 goals including several successful seasons with full timers TNS.. 
He has played for Newtown , Cefn Druids and Welling.  Nicky joined Bangor from Newtown in January 2010. Despite being cuptied and therefore sidelined during the 2009-10 cup campaign, Nicky made a positive impression during the league matches and has become a firm favourite with the City faithful.
Ashley Evans
Hard working midfielder who joined Neath from Merthyr Tydfil during the summer of 2009.  Ashley was previously with both Ton Pentre plus Newport County and Swansea City as a youth. Joined Llanelli in January 2011.
Alan Bull
Birkenhead born striker Alan Bull joined Bangor during the summer of 2010 having briefly linked up with coast rivals Colwyn Bay.
Alan displayed his goalscoring prowess with Wirral based Cammell Laird FC and treads a well worn path from Lairds to Farrar Road. He made his Bangor debut in the Europa League away leg in Finland against Honka.
  substitutes:
  substitutes:
Craig Richards
A promising young goalkeeper who attended Stradey Park High School, Craig joined Llanelli from Dafen Welfare and made his first team debut as a teenager.
Chris Oldfield
Goalkeeper Chris came through the youth and reserve structutre at Liverpool before a brief spell with Rochdale. Joined Bangor in January 2011.
Andy Legg
A veteran of more than 580 English League appearances with a number of clubs including Cardiff City, Peterborough, Ipswich, Birmngham and Notts County, Andy brings a wealth of experience to the reds side. 
Born in Neath he notched 61 league goals during his lengthy career and made six International appearances for Wales. Until quite recenlty he was player manager at Hucknall in the Conference North.

Eddie Jebb
A dangerous attacking winger, Eddie Jebb joined City from coast rivals Colwyn Bay in January 2010. Eddie first caught the eye with some impressive performances for Cammell Laird FC and signed for Colwyn Bay for an undisclosed tranfer fee in February 2009.
He joined Bangor as a direct right flank replacement for Marc Limbert who moved into management within the club. Eddie picked up a Welsh Cup winners medal during his first season with City.

Adam Orme
Young striker Adam joined The Reds as a teenager following his release from Swansea City. In his final match for The Swans he scored twice in the FAW Youth Cup Final defeat of Wrexham at the Liberty Stadium.
Mark Smyth
A Liverpool born winger or midfielder who began his career with the Anfield club before moving to Accrington Stanley and Vauxhall FC. Joined Bangor in 2007 but left for Witton Albion and Leigh Genesis before a return to Farrar Road.
Martin Giles
A Cardiff born defender Martyn has League experience with Cardiff City and Hereford United. In Welsh Premier circles he has played for Carmarthen Town, Port Talbot and Barry Town.
Sion Edwards
A skilful left winger of midfielder Sion Edwards signed for City after his release by Wrexham FC in the summer of 2006.  At the Racecourse he gained youth and reserve experience. Bangor based Sion 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. Sion has three Welsh Cup winners medals to his name.
Jordan Follows
A promising young striker who has graduated through the club's youth and reserve sides to make his first team debut against Vilnius in the Inter Toto Cup. Jordan has recently been called up by Wales Under 21 manager Brian Flynn after some impressive displays for The Reds.
Michael Jukes
A powerful young striker Warrington born Michael joined Bangor following his release by Wigan Athletic.


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Welsh Cup Final Programme




The Road to The Final 2010-11
Llanelli

Bangor City
Third Round
Llanelli
1
v
0
 Aberystwyth Town

Bangor City
2
v
1
 Bryntirion Ath





after extra time

Jamie Brewerton 
Jamie Reed 



  Rhys Williams
Fourth Round
       Cefn Druids
1
v
4
 Llanelli

Bangor City
5
v
3
 Haverfordfwest
Joe Price 



  Craig Moses
  Adam Orme
  Andy Legg
  og Hesp

Dave Morley 
Michael Jukes 
Les Davies 
Alan Bull 
Darren Moss 



  Neil Thomas
  Jamie Bradford
  Jack Christopher
FifthRound
Llanelli
1
v
0
 Prestatyn Town

Port Talbot
0
v
3
 Bangor City
Andy Legg 









  Darren Moss
  Dave Morley
  Alan Bull











Semi Final
Llanelli
1
v
0
 TNS

Bangor City 1
v
0
 Connahs Quay
Chris Venables 





Chris Jones 








 at Park Avenue





at Belle Vue
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