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The Welsh Cup Final
Season 2012-13
Prestatyn Town 3 v 1 Bangor City
played at The Racecourse on 5th May 2013
Prestatyn Town 3 
 1 Bangor City
Jason Price 2 
Ross Stephens    

   Chris Simm



  A closely fought cup final was settled in extra time with, as usual, the spectre of a one paced referee central to proceedings.
  Prestatyn took an early lead as Ross Stephens passed to Jason Price who prodded home from close range by the righthand post.
  But Bangor had a lifeline as Ashley Stephens fouled Chris Simm and referee Morgan awarded a penalty. Unfortunately for Bangor the side footed placed effort of Dave Morley was anticipated by Jon Hill Dunt who saved at full stretch. (photo above)
  Liam Brownhill went close to an equaliser with a sliced cross whilst Jason Price got his feet in a tangle as he made a hash of Ross Stephen's inviting low cross. Goalkeeper Hill Dunt saved well from Les Davies whose powerful header looked goal bound.
  It was still one nil at the interval but on the hour Bangor drew level as Chris Simm shot from the left an
d Chris Davies deflected home. Bangor forced other openings as Chris Simm fired over and then had a shot blocked before Ryan Edwards fired low from outside the box but again the burly custodian dived acrobatically.
  Into added time and some surprising energy from the veteran attacker Andy Parkinson saw him run at Michael Johnston on the left. Bangor's mister reliable toed the ball out for a corner but Referee Morgan had been left well behind and guessed that a foul had occured.
  Freekick to Prestatyn and a second yellow card to Johnston whose afternoon was over. Ross Stephens touched home the resulting freekick to give his side a 2-1 lead over the ten men. City now with a mountain to climb.
  In the closing stages with the games stretched a third goal arrived from Jason Price which put a gloss on the seasiders victory and confirmed a defeat on the blues who could not overcome the numerical disadvantage.

 
  Prestatyn Town:
  Jon Hill Dunt, Chris Davies, Anthony Stephens, Dave Hayes, Greg Stones, Gareth Wilson (Rhys Owen 106), Michael Parker,
  Neil Gibson, Andy Parkinson, Jason Price (Rhys Lewis 119), Ross Stephens Subs not used: Dan Evans, Carl Murray, Adam France
  Bangor City:
 
Lee Idzi, Liam Brownhill (Peter Hoy 105),  Chris Roberts, Dave Morley (Robbie Booth 65), Jamie Brewerton, Michael Johnston,
  Chris
Jones (Sion Edwards 59), Damien Allen, Les Davies, Chris Simm, Ryan Edwards. Subs not used Corey Jones, John Owen
 Referee:  Mr Kevin Morgan
 Attendance:  1732


Prestatyn Town
Bangor City
Jon Hill Dunt
Powerful and agile goalkeeper who has appeared for Wales Schoolboys, Rhyl, Llandudno and Chester City as a youth.  Joined Prestatyn in August 2002 as a sixteen year old.
Jon is a larger than life character who is well respected up and down the Welsh football scene for both his goalkeeping and personality.

Lee Idzi
Brecon based Lee Idzi was with Merthyr Tydfil as a youngster but has come to prominence in the Welsh Premier.
He is best known for four seasons with Haverfordwest County whom he joined in 2007 but after 122 WP appearances for County he moved to Neath during the 2010-11 season. He has also represented the Wales Semi Professional side.

Chris Davies
A St Asaph born defender, Chris begins the 2012-13 season with some eighty Welsh Premier appearances to his name in five seasons with the club.
Locally based Chris normally operates at rightback but can also play in midfield, came through the club's reserves.
Liam Brownhill
Alrincham born defender Liam began his career with Stockport County before joining Bangor City under the management of Peter Davenport. After a solitary appearance he joined Connahs Quay managed by Nev Powell but after half a dozen starts move on once more.
In English football Liam played for Witton Albion and then Droyldsen before joining Chester in May 2011. Liam has been capped by England C, ie Non League International.  Liam returned to Bangor City in June 2012.
Anthony Stephens
Liverpool born defender Anthony joined Prestatyn on loan from Wrexham during the summer of 2012 in search of first team experience having signed his first professional deal with The Racecourse club.
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.
Dave Hayes
St Asaph born centreback or midfielder, team captain Dave previously played for Rhyl reserves and local junior side Prestatyn Nova.
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.He went on to play for Oxford, Doncaster and Macclesfield.
The into the Conference North with Hyde United and during his first season at Bangor won the Welsh Cup final in Parc Y Scarlets in 2010. In 2011.

Greg Stones
A tall, experienced utility man Greg joined Prestatyn during the summer of 2012 from FC United of Manchester. Greg moved into Welsh football during the summer of 2004 when he joined Rhyl from Poulton Vics, and two years later signed for TNS. After a season at Park Hall he left for a trial at Crewe but signed for Stafford Rangers and then Cammell Laird.  Since which time he has played for Rhyl, Colwyn Bay and Chester.
Jamie Brewerton
St Asaph born defender Jamie Brewerton has previously played for Conwy United and Llandudno and spent close to a decade with coast rivals Rhyl.
Brewerton, 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.  Jamie joined Bangor during the summer of 2008 and
won three successive Welsh Cup Winners medals in 2008, 09 & 10 then in 2011 added a Welsh Premier title winners medal.
Gareth Wilson
A seasoned Welsh Premier campaigner with more than 250 appearances, Gareth has won Championship medals with both TNS and Rhyl where he stayed for eight seasons.  After coming through the youth system at Wrexham  he has also payed for coast rivals Colwyn Bay. 
Joined Prestatyn during the summer of 2009 after spending a brief loan spell at Welshpool the previous season.
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 wasted 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) side. He has won three successive Welsh Cup Winners medals in 2008, 09 and 10 and in 2011 added
a Welsh Premier Championship winners medal.
Michael Parker
A tall and stylish midfielder or striker previously with Rhyl, St Asaphy born Mike signed Welsh Premier forms with Bangor City in December 2006 but returned to Bastion Road after an unsuccessful spell at Farrar Road.
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.
Neil Gibson (Player Manager)
A skilful and well travelled midfielder and player manager, St Asaph born Neil played once for Tranmere Rovers and had an eight  month spell with Sheffield Wednesday before moving to Southport, Halesowen and Leigh RMI during which time he was capped by Wales U21s.
Damien Allen
Stockport born midfielder Damien Allen was on Manchester United's books as a schoolboy but signed for Stockport County as a 14 year old in 2000 and made 57 first team appearances for County. Damien moved to Royal Antwerp on loan in 2007 where he made fifteen appearances.
In August 2007 he signed for Morecambe in the League Two and made a further twenty appearances before joining Bury and then Halifax.  Damien joined Colwyn Bay in July 2010 and signed for Bangor City in November 2011 but had to wait for his debut due to the transfer window restriction.

Andy Parkinson
A hugely experienced, diminutive Liverpool born midfielder Andy began his career with The Anfield club with whom he won the FA Youth Cup in 1996. Went on to make some 400 Football League appearances - a quarter of them from the bench - for Tranmere Rovers, Sheffield United, Notts County, Grimsby and Cambridge United.
Les Davies
Giant left winger turned striker Les Davies re-signed 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.
Les has more than 130 WP appearances for City since re-signing from Porthmadog and 195 in total, scoring in all 60 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 disrupted season. In 2011 Les added a Welsh Premier championship winners medal to his trophy cabinet.

Jason Price
A well travelled striker Jason scored 60 goals in 450 League games in a seventeen year career, appearing for clubs including Swansea, Brentford, Tranmere, Hull, Doncaster, Millwall, Carlisle United, Barnet and Morecambe.
Pontypridd born he has represented Wales at U21 level and signed for Prestatyn Town from Guisley in August 2012.

Chris Simm
Wigan based marksman Chris was top scorer at Chester last season with fifteen goals at The Seals gained promotion to the Conference North.
A former Racecourse trainee, Chris spent a trial period with Wrexham as a 23 year old but opted to leave and caught the eye with Leigh and Hyde United before moving on to Southport - and took in a brief loan spell with Chorley - before joining Chester.
Ross Stephens
Goalscoring midfielder who began his career as an apprentice with Shrewsbury Town.  Llanidloes born Ross joined Caersws on loan and spent a brief spell with Redditch, moved to Welshpool via Rhyl during the summer of 2007 and on to Aber in January 2009.  Ross joined Prestatyn from Newtown in July 2010. 
Ryan Edwards
Ryan gained experience in the Cymru Alliance with Halkyn United, Flint Town United and Cefn Druids before signing for Airbus UK during the summer of 2006.  He quickly established himself and made 185 Welsh Premier starts for The Planemakers over six seasons, scoring nine goals in the process. He was the club's longest serving player at the age of 24. Ryan also represented Wales Semi Professionals at U23 level.


Rhys Owen
A promising young striker Rhys has progressed through the club's youth and reserve sides making a dozen or so appearances since the 2010-11 season.
Corey Jones
Local youngster Corey can play in midfield or defence and has come through the club's youth and reserve structure.
Rhys Lewis
A Bodelwyddan born midfielder Rhys made his Prestatyn debut during the 2012-12 season.
John Owen
Bangor born John Owen broke into the City team at the end of the 2008-09 season and made such an impression manager Nev Powell rewarded the young striker with a two year contract.  John, who lives in Chwilog, a village close to Pwllheli and Porthmadog, marked his Welsh Premier debut at Newtown with a well taken goal.
Dan Evans
A stocky and tricky winger previously with Wrexham as a youth team player, Dan gained experience with local rivals Rhyl.  St Asaph born and highly rated by everyone at Bastion Road.
Peter Hoy
Versatile defender Peter Hoy first signed for Bangor under the reign of Peter Davenport from West Cheshire League football in 2003. 
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. As the 2011-12 season kicks off Peter has made 174 Welsh Premier starts for Bangor a total exceeded only by Paul Roberts and Marc Lloyd Williams. He has won three Welsh Cup Winners medals and was a prominent member of the 2011 Welsh Premier Championship winning side.

Karl Murray
A promising young St Asaph born midfielder who broke into football with Prestatyn Rangers.  Karl has Cymru Alliance experience with Wrexham area side Rhos Aelwyd and will be hoping to establish a first team place at Bastion Gardens during the 2012-13 season.
Robbie Booth
Liverpool born midfielder Robbie began his career with Everton but joined Chester City as an eighteen year old.  After breaking into the first team during the Autumn of 2004 Robbie made his Football League debut in November against Boston United.
After his release from Chester in 2005 Robbie had spells with Southport, Burscough and Droylsden before becoming one of a select band to have represented both Chester City and the newly former club in 2010. Since signing for Chester he has also spent a brief period on loan at Vauxhall FC.

Adam France
St Asaph born Adam came through the ranks at Rhyl but moved to Prestatyn in July 2009.  At the offset of the 2012-13 campaign Adam has made 23 Welsh Premier appearances for Prestatyn including five from the bench.
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.


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Welsh Cup Final Programme




The Road to The Final 2012-13
Prestatyn Town

Bangor City
Third Round
Afan Lido
3
v
4
 Prestatyn Town

Bangor City
4
v
1
 Aberdare Town
Chris Hartland 
Kieran Howard 
Gareth Phillips 



  Andy Parkinson
  Rhys Lewis
  Anthony Stephens
  Gareth Wilson

Les Davies 
og Bradford 
Sion Edwards 
Mark Smyth 



  Sam Small
Fourth Round
 Prestatyn Town  2
v
0
 West End

Connahs Quay
0
v
2
 Bangor City
Andy Parkinson 
Neil Gibson 









  og Dobbins
  Gary O'Toole
FifthRound
Carmarthen Town
2
v
3
 Prestatyn Town
Bangor City
1
v
0
 Airbus UK
Geoff Kellaway 
Craig Hughes 



  Mike Parker
  Andy Parkinson
  Dave Hayes

Chris Simm 








after extra time






Semi Final
Barry Town
1
v
2
 Prestatyn Town
Bangor City
1
v
0
 The New Saints
Anthony Nagi 



  Andy Parkinson
  Jason Price

Chris Jones








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played at Belle Vue