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Bangor City Players 1945-92
Who Progressed Into The English Football League
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The Cheshire County League
BANGOR CITY FC
  Harry Ll Haddon
Pos:
 Insdie Forward
Born
 8 April 1923

 Cardiff
CPD DINAS BANGOR

   Cardiff born inside forward Harry Llewellyn Haddon began his career with his home town side after coming out of The Royal Navy but joined Bangor in the mid forties without making a league appearance for the Bluebirds.  However in January 1947 Harry signed for Newport County where he scored once in ten Football League appearances.
   In November 1948 he was transferred to Bristol Rovers where he made 2 League appearances during the 1948-49 season.
Harry left Rovers to become player manager of Trowbridge Town wherehe stayed for nine years during which time he scored 200 goals including seventy penalties.
    Football League career totals 50 goals in 127 appearances.

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BANGOR CITY FC
     Beriah Moore
Pos:
 Winger
Born
 25 December 1915

 Cardiff
CPD DINAS BANGOR

   Cardiff born left winger John Frederic Beriah Moore played for Bangor twice during the 1940s and 50s. But Beriah began his career with Cardiff Corries in 1937 before joining Cardiff City two years later.
  He first came to Farrar Road in the late forties and signed for Cardiff City to play six game in the 1947-48 season, scoring four goals.
  Beriah famously scored the only goal as Cardiff beat Moscow Dynamo in a friendly at Ninian Park.
  He returned to Bangor under the management of George Richardson but in July 1950 signed for Newport County and scored 46 goals in 121 League appearances.

  In the summer of 1953 Beriah returned to Bangor for a second spell at Farrar Road and then on to local rivals Caernarfon Town in 1954.
      Football League career totals 50 goals in 127 appearances.

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BANGOR CITY FC
     Ernie Jones
Pos:
 Forward
Born
 9 December 1919

 Ruabon
CPD DINAS BANGOR

  Ruabon born Ernie Jones played for City in the late 1940s before signing for Chester City in August 1949.
Ernie made six League appearances for Chester in the 1949-50 season scoring once.

      Football League career totals 1 goals in 6 appearances.
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BANGOR CITY FC
Murray J Archibald
Pos:
 Outside Left
Born
 24 September 1934

 East Lothian
CPD DINAS BANGOR

   Scotsman Murray Archibald had played for Bangor during the war and when the Football League resumed in 1946 he signed amateur forms for Wrexham where he made a solitary league appearance.
    
Football League career totals 0 goals in 1 appearances.



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BANGOR CITY FC
     Alan Daley
Pos:
 Outside Left
Born
 11 October 1927

 Mansfield
CPD DINAS BANGOR

  Alan "Digger" Daley was born in Mansfield played his early football with Pleasley Boys Club before signing for Mansfield Town in 1946.  A year later he moved to Hull City without making a league appearance but after seven outings for Hull joined Bangor City for the 1948-49 season. Alan then moved to Worksop before making a solitary appearance for Doncaster in 1949-50.
   Aged 25 his career began to take off, and after eight goals in 35 appearances for Scunthorpe in 1952-52 he spent three season back at Hull City from 1953-56 scoring 25 times in 97 appearances.  From 1956 to 58 he made 73 appearances for Stockport County scoring 17 times. In 1959-59 he scored once in 14 appearances for Crewe Alexandra and finally ten goals in 56 games for Coventry City culminating in a 1961 move to Cambridge City After retiring from football Alan worked as a market trader and died in June 2008.
    
Football League career totals 62 goals in 283 appearances.



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BANGOR CITY FC
    Mervyn Jones
Pos:
 Winger
Born
 30 April 1931

 Bangor
CPD DINAS BANGOR

   Bangor born 5'4 winger Mervyn Jones was an impressive member of the City side in the early fifties who attacted the attention of a number of bigger clubs.  In December 1951 he signed for Liverpool for whom he made four League appearances  - and one in the FA Cup when The Reds were beaten by Third Division North side Gateshead - before moving to Scunthorpe in August 1953 where he scored 29 times in 240 League matches.
   In June 1959 he moved to Crewe Alexandra and scored 14 goals in 84 appearances for The Railwaymen before inching close to home in August 1961 with a transfer to Chester for he scored 10 goals in 63 matches.
   In October 1963 Mervyn moved to Lincoln City who, after a solitary appearance, allowed him to join Gainsborough Trinity.

     Football League career totals 51 goals in 392 appearances.

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BANGOR CITY FC
     Henry Boyle
Pos:
 Leftback
Born
 22 April 1924

 Possilpark Glasgow
CPD DINAS BANGOR


  Leftback Harry Boyle was born in Possilpark region of Glasgow but his family moved across the border when he was just six and he first played football for Murton Colliery Welfare which is in County Durham.

  In July 1947 he signed for Southport then of the Third Division North for whom he made 88 appearances before being transferred to Rochdale in June 1950. After seventeen League appearance for 'Dale he moved to Bangor for the 1951-52 season - and reportedly turned down the position of first team manager - before rejoining Rochdale and adding another 158 appearances.
  In 1956 Harry joined Altrincham and Runcorn whilst running a shop in Southport. He went on to be player coach at Skelmersdale from 1960-62 and was Chief Coach for the Lancashire FA for 21 years.
     Football League career totals 0 goals in 263 appearances.

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BANGOR CITY FC
    Phil Woosnam
Pos:
 Inside Forward
Born
 22 December 1932

 Caersws
CPD DINAS BANGOR


   Caersws born Phil Woosnam was a student at University in Bangor who played for City in the 1950-51 season in the Cheshire League.
   Phil signed for Manchester City and made one League appearance during the 1951-52 season before moving to Sutton United,   In February 1957 he joined Leyton Orient for whom he scored 19 goals in 108 games and was named Amateur Footballer of The year.
  In November 1958 a £30 000 move to West Ham saw Woosnam turn professional  and score 26 goals in 138 League matches.  November 1962 and one final transfer, this time closer to home with Aston Villa and 23 goals in 11 appearances.
   Phil was released by Villa in 1966 to take up the post of Player Coach at Atlanta Chiefs, USA where he still lives (April 2007). He has also served as coach to the American national (soccer) side.

    Football League career totals 69 goals in 353 appearances.

Wales Amateur International
Wales International [17 Caps]
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BANGOR CITY FC
    Jackie Hudson
Pos:
 Outside Right
Born
 5October 1921

 Blaydon
CPD DINAS BANGOR



  Right winger Jackie Hudson was born in Blaydon and began his football career with County Durham mining village side West Stanley before signing for Chesterfield in October 1946. Like many others of his era Jackie had lost several years of his career to World War Two.
   Jackie made 169 League appearances for Chesterfield scoring 31 goals, in between 1946-51. For the 1952-53 season he signed for Bangor City then of the Cheshire County League scoring 32 in 36 appearances for City under the management of Roland Depear.
  In September 1953 Jackie signed for Shrewsbury Town where in his only season he scored 20 goals from 48 appearances before moving to Buxton at the end of the 1953-54 campaign.
 
Football League career totals 51 goals in 217 appearances.



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BANGOR CITY FC
   Derek Williams
Pos:
 Goalkeeper
Born
 15 June 1934

 Mold
CPD DINAS BANGOR


  Goalkeeper Derek Williams went from relative obscurity with UNCW Bangor and Mold to sign for Manchester City and step into the boots of Bert Trautman for Manchester City at Blackpool in 1951.
   Born in Mold, Derek attended the town's grammar school where he represented Flintshire and Wales Schools.  After that brief if glorious moment with Manchester City he signed for Connahs Quay before returning to Bangor - but this time for City - in 1953.
   Derek was studying for a maths degree but still found time to make a dozen League appearances for Oldham Athletic during the 1954-55 season and after a period abroad on national service he settled at amateur side Chester Nomads for whom he played from 1963-74 when a serious knee inury ended his career.
   Football League career totals 0 goals in 13 appearances.

Wales Amateur International [11 Caps]





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BANGOR CITY FC
     Aled Owen
Pos:
 Winger
Born
 7 January 1934

 Caeysgamen?
CPD DINAS BANGOR

   Winger Aled Owen impressed on his Bangor debut in February 1953 when he stepped up from the club's reserves, he soon earned a transfer to Tottenham Hotspur in 1953. One appearance but five years later Aled signed for Ipswich Town in July 1958 where he scored 3 goals in 30 League matches between 1958-61.
   In March 1963 Aled moved closer to home with Wrexham for whom he made three League appearances before linking up with Holyhead Town.

     Football League career totals 3 goals in 34 appearances.

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BANGOR CITY FC
     Kenny Lewis
Pos:
 Inside Forward
Born
 12 December 1929

 Bangor
CPD DINAS BANGOR

   Local lad Kenny Lewis joined Walsall in March 1954 and made eighteen League appearances for The Saddlers that season, scoring once.  He was allowed to join Worcester City but returned to Farrar Road before a second move into full time football with Scunthorpe United in August 1956.  After a solitary appearance for The Irons Kenny was released to join Boston United.

     Football League career totals 1 goals in 19 appearances.

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BANGOR CITY FC
      Alan Martin
Pos:
 Wing Half
Born
 23 November 1923

 Stoke
CPD DINAS BANGOR

   Stoke born wing half Alan Martin began his career at Potteries side Port Vale for whom he scored 28 goals in 169 League outings during the 1946-51 period. In September 1951 he was transferred to local rivals Stoke City where he added another 6 goals in 104 games.
   Alan moved to Bangor in March 1957and played alongside Roland Depear and TG Jones but in July 1957 returned to Port Vale for a second spell which yielded 19 games without a goal.  He left the club a signed for Nantwich Town.

     Football League career totals 34 goals in 292 appearances.

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BANGOR CITY FC
     John Bazley
Pos:
 Winger
Born
 4 October 1936

 Runcorn
CPD DINAS BANGOR

   Runcorn born John Bazley was a member of the Bangor side during the 1956-57 season under the management of Tommy Jones.  
   In October 1956 he signed for Oldham Athletic and scored 19 goals in 130 League games over the following four seasons, initially in the Third Divison North and then the newly formed Fourth Division.
  In 1963 John joined Worcester in the Southern Premier League and then Macclesfield, Mossley and finally Stafford Rangers in the Cheshire League.
     Football League career totals 19 goals in 130 appearances.

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BANGOR CITY FC
     Reg Tapley
Pos:
 Winger
Born
 2 November 1932

 Nantwich
CPD DINAS BANGOR

   Nantwich born Reg Tapley began his football career with Crewe Alexandra but was released without making a first team appearance.
   He was a team mate of John Bazley (see above) and impressed under the management of Tommy Jones.  In 1956 he signed for Rochdale where he achieved a solitary League appearance.

     Football League career totals 0 goals in 1 appearances.

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BANGOR CITY FC
     Brian Orritt
Pos:
 Wing Half
Born
 22 February 1937

 Caernarfon
CPD DINAS BANGOR

  Caernarfon born wing half Brian Orritt was a favourite at Farrar Road in the mid fifties under the management of Roland Depear before signing for Birmingham City in February 1956.  
  Brian enjoyed five seasons at St Andrews making precisely 100 League appearances scoring 23 goals.  He also won three Welsh Under 23 caps.
  In March 1962 he was transferred to Middlesbrough where he remained until 1965 registering 21 goals in 118 League appearances before moving to South Africa to play for Southern Suburbs.

  Whilst with Middlesbrough Brian held the distinction of being the club's first substitute when he replaced Neville Chapman on 11th September 1965 in a match against Preston North End.

     Football League career totals 44 goals in 218 appearances.



Wales Under 23 International [3 Caps]
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BANGOR CITY FC
   J Barry Smith
Pos:
 Forward
Born
 15 March 1934

 South Kirby
CPD DINAS BANGOR

   South Kirby born Barry Smith was a nomadic striker whose career began with Farsley Celtic. However in October 1951 he signed for Leeds United for whom he made two appearances scoring once. In May 1955 Barry signed for local rivals Bradford Park Avenue and scored 38 goals in 64 matches.
    In June 1957 he signed for Wrexham and scored 10 goals in 18 games.  In July of 1958 he moved to Stockport County and netted 5 times in 17 games. Barry moved back into non league football with Headington before signing for Oldham Athletic in August 1960 where he played once without scoring.
    During 1961 Barry was registered with Southport, Bangor City and Accrington Stanley where he made three league appearances during their ill fated 1961-62 season which saw them resign from the league mid season.

    Football League career totals 53 goals in 105 appearances.

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BANGOR CITY FC
   Brian Wilkinson
Pos:
 Half back
Born
 16 June 1935

 Bishop Auckland
CPD DINAS BANGOR
   
    Bishop Auckland born half back Brian Wilkinson joined Bangor in August 1960 for a fee of £500 from Liverpool where he had made 78 League appearances between 1953-59.  An English Youth International Barry returned to full time football from Bangor when he signed for Tranmere Rovers in August 1963 and made 3 League appearances for Rovers during the 1963-63 season before linking up with Holyhead Town.

   Football League career totals 30 goals in 244 appearances.

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BANGOR CITY FC
    Tony Coleman
Pos:
 Winger
Born
 2 May 1945

 Liverpool
CPD DINAS BANGOR


   
A former Stoke City apprentice Tony Coleman made a handful of appearances for both Tranmere Rovers and Preston North End prior to his move to Farrar Road in 1964.
   After some sensational goals and impressive performances for Bangor City he moved to Doncaster Rovers in November 1965 where scored 11 league goals in 55 apperances.      In March 1967 Tony joined Manchester City for whom he 12 goals in 83 matches. Futher spells followed with Sheffield Wednesday (12  in 26) Blackpool (0 in 17) Durban City in South Africa, Southport (1 in 23) and finally Stockport County in June 1974 with 3 goals in 30 appearances.
  Football League career totals 30 goals in 244 appearances.
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BANGOR CITY FC
    Ean Cuthbert
Pos:
 Fullback
Born
 5 February 1942

 Ayr
CPD DINAS BANGOR

   Ayr born fullback Ean Cuthbert began his career at Alyth United before joining Blackpool in July 1959.
He left Bloomfield Road without making a League appearance but fared better with Stockport County whom he joined in July 1963, making 94 League appearances (no goals).
   Ean moved to Bangor during the summer of 1966 but in November 1966 signed for Crewe Alexandra for whom he made a solitary League appearance before moving to Australian side South Coast United.

    Football League career totals 0 goals in 95 appearances.

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BANGOR CITY FC
     Pat Kinsella
Pos:
 Striker
Born
 8 November 1943

 Liverpool
CPD DINAS BANGOR

   Liverpool born striker Pat Kinsella had a league background before he signed for City during the 1963-64 season after a year with fellow Cheshire League side Wigan Athletic.
   Pat began his career with Liverpool but failed to make a first team appearance and came to City under the management of Tommy Jones.  In August 1966 he signed for Tranmere Rovers but after just one league appearance moved to Wrexham in July 1967. With no further league appearances to his name Pat moved to Rhyl and in October 1968 joined Stockport and made a dozen league appearances for County. before joining Holyhead and then Oswestry Town.

   Football League career totals 0 goals in 13 appearances.

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BANGOR CITY FC
     Barry Ashworth
Pos:
 Defence
Born
 18 August 1942

 Stockport
CPD DINAS BANGOR

 
Stockport born defender Barry Ashworth's career began at Farrar Road in the early 1960s before a move to Southend in July 1963.  After 5 goals in 31 games Barry moved to Hartlepool in March 1965 where he scored 4 goals in 45 appearances.  In July 1966 on to Tranmere Rovers (3 in 21) and finally Chester City in August 1967 for 9 goals in 118 matches.
  Returned to Farrar Road in the early 1970s to mastermind the escape from relegation from the NPL.
 
Football League career totals 21 goals in 215 appearances.

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The Northern Premier League
BANGOR CITY FC
     John Hughes
Pos:
 Striker
Born
 4 May 1951

 Bangor
CPD DINAS BANGOR


   Bangor born but Anglesey raised John Hughes was a goalscoring forward with Bangor who caught the eye of Blackpool for whom he signed in July 1969.  After eight appearances (without a goal) John moved to Southport in March 1971 and scored once in eight matches.  After spells with (non leaguers) Bangor City and Altrincham he signed for Stockport County in January 1976 and scored three times in twelve games, before rejoining Bangor for whom he played for several more seasons.
    Whilst with Altrincham - who were regular FA Cup giant killers - John played at Old Trafford infront of over 35 000 fans for The Robins in a replay against Everton on 7th January 1975.  It was his goal past Dai Davies at Goodison which had earned Altrincham the draw before a crowd of 34 000 a few days earlier.
  The pen picture read: "Signed this summer from Bangor City. Former Welsh Under-23 International whilst with Blackpool. Second highest goalscorer in the League for the last two seasons and currently the leading scorer in the League this term. Has been tipped for a full Welsh International cap".
  Sadly that was not to be.

   Football League career totals 4 goals in 28 appearances.


Wales Under 23 International [2 Caps]
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BANGOR CITY FC
    R Alex Smith
Pos:
 Fullback
Born
 5 February 1944

 Billingham
CPD DINAS BANGOR

   
    Robert Alex Smith was born in Billingham on 6th February 1944 and joined Middlesbrough as a junior in December 1961 from Haverton Hill.
   From 1965 to 1971 Alex made 120 League appearances for the club - including one as a sub - and scored once.  He moved from Ayresome Park to Farrar Road in 1972 and by July 1974 was returning to the North East and full time football once more with Darlington for whom he made 43 appearance in the 1974-75 season.
  In 1976 Alex moved to Whitby Town and then Billingham Synthonia.
   Football League career totals 1 goals in 164 appearances.
 
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BANGOR CITY FC
     John Taylor
Pos:
 Goalkeeper
Born
 25 June 1949

 Birmingham
CPD DINAS BANGOR

   Birmingham born goalkeeper John Taylor had played for Pwllheli before signing for Chester in July 1970.  
   John made 70 League appearances for The Seals before moving to Rochdale in October 1974.  After just
  three league starts for Dale he moved to Farrar Road before returning to League action with Stockport County in November 1975 where he chalked up one further appearance (against Huddersfield) before signing for non league Worcester City.

   Football League career totals 0 goals in 164 appearances.

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BANGOR CITY FC
     Dave Elliot
Pos:
 Midfield
Born
 10 February 1945

 Tantobie
CPD DINAS BANGOR


Geordie midfielder Dave Elliot was born in Tantobie, mid way between Gateshead and Consett on 10th February 1945.  He made 31 League appearances for Sunderland inbetween 1963-66 before moving to Newcastle United where 80 more League matches followed from 1966-70.  He then moved to Southend and 177 appearances.  Dave moved to Newport County as player manager in July 1975 making 23 League appearances. and took over in the same capacity at Bangor in 1977, rejoining County and making two further League appearances in 1979.  
   Football League career totals 14 goals in 311 appearances.

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BANGOR CITY FC
     Neville Southall
Pos:
 Goalkeeper
Born
 16 Sept 1958

 Llandudno
CPD DINAS BANGOR



   As a youngster Neville Southall failed to establish himself at Bangor after excelling for Llandudno Swifts, but more than made up for it later!  With Peter Eales dominating between the sticks Big Nev moved on to Winsford United and from there to Bury in June 1980.  After 39 league apperances for The Shakers Neville joined Everton in July 1981 and his reign as one of the World's outstanding goalkeeper's had begun.  In seventeen years at Goodison he amassed a club record 578 league appearances claiming Football League Championship Winners medals in 1985 and 1987 with some breathtaking saves. His total first team starts at Everton exceeded 750. He was voted Footballer of The Year in 1985, extremely rare for a goalkeeper, and awarded the M.B.E in 1997.

   Beyond Everton - whom he left in 1998 - Neville played for Port Vale (9 apps) Southend (9) Stoke City (12) Torquay United (53) and finally Bradford City for whom he played once.  Neville moved around the non league circle and was briefly manager of Hastings United in 2004.

    Football League career totals 0 goals in 701 appearances.

 
 
Wales International [93 Caps]
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BANGOR CITY FC
  John McClelland
Pos:
 Centrehalf
Born
 7 December 1955

 Belfast
CPD DINAS BANGOR


   An outstanding, lean mobile centre half in an era of earth movers, John McClelland was a huge favourite with City fans before his move to Mansfield in February 1978 under the management of Billy Bingham.  After 125 seasons - and three goals - for The Stags the big defender moved to Glasgow Rangers for £90 000 in May 1981 and made 96 league appearances in a three year stay at Ibrox.
   By now the Irishman was a sought after defender and in November 1984 he moved south to Watford where he stayed for five seasons making 184 league appearances.  In June 1989 he moved to Leeds United but after 24 matches for United he was loaned out to Watford (1) and then Notts County (6).  John ended his career with a stint in Scotland with St Johnstone before an ill fated final appearance for Darlington as a 40 year old ended with a broken leg.

     Football League career totals 15 goals in 437 appearances.
 
Northern Ireland International [53 Caps]
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BANGOR CITY FC
     Steve Johnson
Pos:
 Striker
Born
 23 June 1957

 Liverpool
CPD DINAS BANGOR


   Liverpool born striker Steve Johnson joined Bangor from Liverpool area football and played during the 1975-76 season.  He never quite commanded a regular first team place under Dave Elliot, partly due to the form of "rivals" Fran Corrigan and Tony Broadhead.
   After joining Altrincham a move to Bury followed in November 1977 and a five year stint followed which yielded 52 goals in 152 League games.   In August 1983 Steve switched to Rochdale (7 in 19) and then Wigan Athletic in February 1984 (18 in 51) and then to Bristol City (3 in 21) plus loan spells at Rochdale (1 in 6) and Chester (6 in 10) both in the1985-86 season. For 1986-7 and 87-8 Steve played for Scunthorpe scoring 20 goals in 72 games.
   For the 1988-89 campaign he returned to Chester netting 10 goals in 38 matches finishing second top scorer to another former blue Carl Dale.
 
 Football League career totals 117 goals in 369 appearances.

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BANGOR CITY FC
    Frank Corrigan
Pos:
 Winger
Born
 13 November 1952

 Liverpool
CPD DINAS BANGOR

   Liverpool born left winger Frank Corrigan was partly responsible for keeping Steve Johnson out of the Bangor team in the mid seventies (see above).
   Frank began his career at Blackpool but left without a League appearance to his name.  In July 1973 he signed for Walsall for whom he made a solitary appearance before stepping down into non league football.  He moved to Farrar Road in the mid seventies but after dazzling NPL defences joined Northwich Victoria and then Wigan Athletic for whom he featured in their first League match at Hereford on 19th August 1978.
   He went on to make 116 League appearances for Wigan scoring a dozen goals.

   Football League career totals 12 goals in 117 appearances.  

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BANGOR CITY FC
    Geoff Morris
Pos:
 Winger
Born
 8 February 1949

 Birmingham
CPD DINAS BANGOR



  Birmingham born left winger Geoff Morris spent less than a season at Farrar Road in the mid seventies.
  Geoff began his career with Walsall in February 1966 and enjoyed several fine seasons scoring 35 goals from 172 league starts.  In January 1973 he moved to Shrewsbury Town and 9 goals in 71 starts before moving north to Farrar Road during the summer of 1975.
  After the briefest of stays Geoff joined Port Vale for £200 and scored once from ten starts during the 1975-76 season. He then played for Kidderminster Harriers before moving to Australia and Brisbane Lions in 1977.
  
Football League career totals 45 goals in 253 appearances. 



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BANGOR CITY FC
    John Lyons
Pos:
 Forward
Born
 8 November 1956

 Buckley
CPD DINAS BANGOR


   Buckley born John Lyons signed professional for Wrexham in June 1975 and two years later spent a brief loan spell with Bangor starting in September 1977.
   He returned to Wrexham and scored 23 goals in 86 League appearances before joining Millwall in July 1979 for a fee of £50.000 where he scored 20 in 55.  In October he was transferred for double that amount to Cambridge United where scored 6 goals in 21 games before joining Colchester in February 1982 for a fee of £35,000 where he netted 9 from 33.
   On 11th November 1982, aged just 26, John tragically took his own life at his home in Layer-de-la-Haye.
    Football League career totals 58 goals in 195 appearances.  




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The Alliance Premier League (Conference)
BANGOR CITY FC
     Kevin Mooney
Pos:
 Defence
Born
 23 August 1959

 Liverpool
CPD DINAS BANGOR


   Liverpool born left footer Kevin Mooney was a Bangor defender in 1979-80 season under the management of Stan Storton before moving back into League football with Bury FC in March 1980, making a solitary appearance in the 1980-81 season. Kevin drifted back into non league football and impressed with Telford United before earning another opportunity with Tranmere Rovers in August 1982.  During the 1982-83 season he made 22 appearances a scored one goal.  He later returned to Bangor both as a player alongside Derek Goulding and as manager.
   Football League career totals 1 goals in 22 appearances.

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BANGOR CITY FC
     Alan Walker
Pos:
 Centrehalf
Born
 17 Dec 1959

 Ashton-U-Lyne
CPD DINAS BANGOR

  A rugged centre half who had been shown the door by Stockport County as a teenager, Alan Walker roared back to earn a lengthy league career with clubs the length and breadth of England.
  Alan signed for Stockort 23rd August 1978 but was released and moved to Bangor in 1979/1980.  A move to Telford United - pictured left with The FA Trophy he won with United - followed and then on 14th October 1983 Alan signed for Lincoln City for £50 000 for whom he scored  4 goals  in 75 League appearances.  
   On 30th July 1985 he joined Millwall (8 in 92) for £32 500 and then on 25th March 1988 Gillingham (7 in 151) for £50 000.  The 1992-93 season was split between Plymouth Argyle ((1 in 2) and Mansfield Town (1 in 22). On 9th August 1993 Alan linked up with Barnet (2 in 59) but was surprisingly released in March 1995 and joined non league Sittingbourne.
   After experience in management with Sittingborne, Fisher Athletic, Tonbridge Angels and Bromley, Alan was most recently (March 2007) working as Head of Coaching Education for the Kent FA.
   Football League career totals 23 goals in 401 appearances.
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BANGOR CITY FC
   Kevin Charlton
Pos:
 Goalkeeper
Born
 12 September 1954

 Atherstone
CPD DINAS BANGOR

    Atherstone born Kevin Charlton distinguished himself as an acrobatic goalkeeper in the Bangor side of the late seventies.  
   He began his career as an apprentice with Wolves where he failed to make a first team appearance and in December 1973 Kevin signed for Bournemouth where he made 21 League appearances.  In June 1975 he moved to Hereford United and added a further 52 appearances.
   Between 1978-80 Kevin kept goal for Bangor City before following manager Stan Storton to Telford United. In the 1988-89 season he made 3 appearances for Scarborough before returning to Telford.

   Football League career totals 0 goals in 76 appearances.

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BANGOR CITY FC
   Les Cartwright
Pos:
 Midfield
Born
 4 March 1952

 Aberdare
CPD DINAS BANGOR


    A gifted left footed midfielder Les Cartwright spent a loan period at Bangor from Wrexham in December 1981.
   Les was born in Aberdare and joined Coventry City from school and scored 4 goals in 68 League appearances. He joined Wrexham in May 1977 and scored 6 goals in 115 matches, during this time he also played on loan at Farrar Road. Les returned to league action with The Robins before moving to Cambridge United in 1982 where a further 52 starts and one goal followed.
   He also made four appearances for Southend before a persistent knee injury forced him into retirement and the running of a Post Office.
   During his career Les won 7 Full International Caps for Wales, plus 4 at Under 23 level.

  Football League career totals 11 goals in 247 appearances.



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BANGOR CITY FC
     John Kilner
Pos:
 Goalkeeper
Born
 3 October 1959

 Bolton
CPD DINAS BANGOR

  Bolton born goalkeeper John Kilner began his career as an apprentice with Preston North End but left the club before making any League appearances.  In February 1979 he joined Halifax for whom he made 114 appearances before linking up with Bangor for the 1982-83 season under the management of Dave Elliot.
  After leaving Bangor he signed non contract forms for Wigan Athletic and made four further League appearances during the 1983-84 season before moving on to Mossley and then Curzon Ashton.

   Football League career totals 0 goals in 118 appearances.
 
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BANGOR CITY FC
     Frankie Jones
Pos:
 Defender
Born
 3 October 1960

 Llandudno
CPD DINAS BANGOR

  
    A tough tackling defender, like his brother Joey, Llandudno born  Frankie Jones was a junior with Wrexham who broke into the first team initially as a non contract player.  In a two season spell 1978-80 Frank made eight League appearances for The Robins before moving into the NPL with Oswestry Town.
    He signed for Bangor in August 1982 as City moved up from the NPL as champions to the APL.  Frank played alongside Derek Goulding and John Kilner (above) before re-joining Wrexham for a more successful second spell which took in 1984-87 and included a further 31 appearances.
    During his first spell with Wrexham Frank won a Welsh Under 21 Cap.

  Football League career totals 0 goals in 39 appearances.


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BANGOR CITY FC
    Peter Sutcliffe
Pos:
 Winger
Born
 25 January 1957

 Manchester
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   Manchester born winger Peter Sutcliffe was a member of the City side which reached the FA Trophy Final.
   A Manchester United apprentice Peter had considerable League experience with Stockport County, Port Vale and Chester before signing for City.  He scored 2 goals in 27 League appearances for County during 1975-76, then 6 goals in 50 appearances for Vale between 1976-78. 
  At Chester from 1978-81 Peter scored 7 goals in 109 matches before moving to Farrar Road - and then 11 more apperances for The Seals and a solitary match for Stockport County after leaving Bangor. Peter then signed for (non league) Scarborough.
   Football League career totals 15 goals in 198 appearances.

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BANGOR CITY FC
     Mark Carter
Pos:
 Striker
Born
 17 Dec 1960

 Liverpool
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  Liverpool born Mark Carter was the hard working goal scoring striker who did so much to take Bangor to the 1984 FA Trophy.
  A Liverpool apprentice he joined City from South Liverpool under the management of Dave Elliot and struck up a partnership with Ian Howat.  However after the 1984 replay Carter moved on to Runcorn where he established himself as one of the outstanding marksmen in Non League football with close to 200 goals in 320 appearances (league and cup)
   In February 1991 Mark - better known as Spike - joined Barnet for £40 000 who were fighting for the Conference title and with it promotion to the Football League.  This they achieved and after 30 goals in 82 League matches Carter headed north to Bury for £8 000 in September 1993. A four year spell at Gigg Lane yielded 62 goals in 133 appearances.  In August 1997 he made the short journed to Rochdale (2 goals in 11) from where the circle was complete with a move back into non league circles with Gateshead and then Runcorn once more.
 
   Football League career totals 95 goals in 228 appearances.
England Non League International [13 Caps]  
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BANGOR CITY FC
     Alan Morris
Pos:
 Midfield
Born
 15 July 1954

 Chester
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     A cultured central midfielder Alan Morris was Chester stonemason with a love of life and sparkling sense of humour, seldom dampened by the occasional hangover or very late night.
   Alan joined Bangor from fierce local rivals Caernarfon Town along with centre half Jerry Banks.  Morris was a cultured figure in the FA Trophy run alongside Bobby Peel but was tempted into full time football with his home town side Chester City.  After one appearance in the 1984-85 season he was released and returned to part time football and work.

    Football League career totals 0 goals in 1 appearances.

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BANGOR CITY FC
     John Cavanagh
Pos:
 Defence
Born
 

 Salford
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  Signed as a midfielder but converted to defence by manager Dave Elliot, right footed John Cavanagh was another member of the 1984 FA Trophy side who returned to League football.
   Salford born John was signed by Preston North End boss Nobby Stiles but signed for City from Altrincham after two and a half years at Deepdale.  Made the rightback spot his own but moved on to Rochdale in 1984 for whom he made 19 League appearances.  John emigrated to Australia and linked up with XXXX and still lives down under.
    Football League career totals 0 goals in 19 appearances.

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The Northern Premier League
BANGOR CITY FC
     John Aspinall
Pos:
 Midfield
Born
 13 March 1959

 Birkehead
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 Midfielder John Aspinall was a cultured, hard working midfielder who could drop into central defence when the situation demanded.  He signed for Bangor in 1984 under the management of John Mahoney having already made 77 league appearances for Tranmere Rovers scoring 19 goals. He has also played for Cammell Laird and Altrincham.
   He left Bangor for a second brief spell with Rovers in the 1987-88 season where he made a dozen first league appearances before returning to Farrar Road where he eventually became manager.
   Football League career totals 20 goals in 99 appearances.

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BANGOR CITY FC
        Neil Ellis
Pos:
 Winger
Born
 30 April 1969

 Wirral
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   Long striding left winger Neil Ellis joined Bangor from Oswestry Town and was an impressive figure in the Northern Premier League days.
   He moved to Chester City for the 1990-91 season scoring 1 goal in 21 appearances, and spent the following year in Kent with Maidstone but failed to score in 28 league matches.
   Neil then moved back into non league football with Kettering Town and Northwich and made a fleeting return to Farrar Road in 1996-97 and one WP substitute appearance for City.
   Football League career totals 1 goals in 49 appearances

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BANGOR CITY FC
      Ray Woods
Pos:
 Winger
Born
 7 June 1965

 Birkenhead
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   Birkenhead born winger Ray Woods joined City from Tranmere in November 1984 but made more of an impression at Caernarfon before moving on to Runcorn and Northwich Victoria.  By March 1989 he had joined Wigan Athletic for whom he made 28 league appearances scoring 3 goals.  In January 1991 Ray moved to Coventry City for £200 000 and turned out 21 times for The Sky Blues scoring once.  January 1993 saw a brief loan return to Wigan Athletic and 13 goalless appearances. In March 1994 a final league move to Shrewsbury Town and a solitary goal in 51 appearances. In August 1998 Ray signed for non league Worcester City where he now (April 2007) works as Youth Development officer.
   Football League career totals 7 goals in 127 appearances
[RAY PICTURED IN BLUE PLAYING FOR SHREWSBURY v LIVERPOOL]
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BANGOR CITY FC
        Carl Dale
Pos:
 Striker
Born
 29 April 1966

 Colwyn Bay
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  Colwyn Bay born striker Carl Dale terrorised Northern Premier League defences before earning a £12 000 transfer to Chester City in May 1988.  He 41 goals in 116 league appearances for The Seals.  
   On 19th Auhust 1991 his goalscoring prompted a £100 000 transfer to Cardiff City where won The Welsh Cup in 1992 and 1993 and the Third Division Championship in '93.  Carl scored 67 goals in 172 games for The Bluebirds before moving back into non league circles with Newport County.
   Football League career totals 116 goals in 320 appearances
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