for September - December 2017

Pre Season 2018-19 21st July 2018
  Isle of Man FA 4 v 0 Bangor City

  Bangor crashed to a heavy defeat - their first of pre season - at Douglas on Saturday.
  With some players unable to travel due to other commitments there were a number of changes to the Wrexham starting eleven.
  Youngsters Leon Jones and Kian Owen were involved in a defence which also featured Spanish trialists Arnau Miro Andreu.
  And after six minutes the new look defence was breached by Frank Jones who capitalised on some confusion from a corner kick for the hosts.
  The second goal came three minutes before the interval from Lee Gale to leave the half time score two  nil to The Isle of Man FA.
Half Time 2 v 0
  Worst was to come on 51 minutes as Stephen Whiteley put the Island side three nil up.
  The final strike on 81 minutes was a second of the game from Ellan Vannin captain Frank Jones to leave a disjointed blues side on the wrong end of the four nil scoreline.

  Bangor City

1 Leon Jones
7 Jake Phillips   5 Arnau Miro Andreu   16 Andy Jones   3 Kian Owen
11 Jacob Farleigh   4 Yalany Baio   6 Tom Field   10 Robbie Parry
9 Les Davies   8 Alex Darlington

Number for illustration only

Pre Season 2018-19 17th July 2018
  Bangor City 2 v 2 Wrexham

  Bangor and Wrexham fought on a two all draw as both gained further match practise towards next season.
  City started brightly with Jacob Farleigh fired over but on twenty minutes the visitors took the lead.
  A calm finish from Chris Holroyd who beat Harry Pickering after he broke through the blues defence.
  But three minutes later the scores were level.
  City midfielder Yalany Baio was fouled in the box and Tom Field stepped up to convert the penalty,
  On the half hour Wright went close for the National League side and before the break Yalany Baio was fouled once more, but this time outside the box and Tom Field sent his long range effort over the bar.
  So one all at the interval.
Half Time 0 v 0
  One change by Bangor at the break as Danny Murphy came on for Phil Baker in the blues defence. The visitors made half a dozen changes to their starting line up.
  Wrexham looked to gain the advantage and Harry Pickering had to deny Fondop, Deverdics and Jennings in quick succession.
  Problems for City next as Yalany Baio reacted angrily and threw the ball in the face of Fondop. Referee Lee Evans sent the fiesty midfielder off the field but allowed him to be replaced, Alex Darlington taking the field against his old club.
  On the hour mark Luke Griffiths replaced Tom Field in the Bangor frontline and five minutes later City had the lead for the first time as Alex Darlington struck on the counter.
   Both sides continued to ring the changes and eight minutes from time it worked for the visitors as Mike Fondop headed home to level the scores.
   And that was how it ended up with both sides happy with another ninety minutes and honours even at the end of the action.

  Bangor City

1 Harry Pickering
2 Lee Owens   5 Phil Baker   16 Andy Jones   7 Jake Phillips
11 Jacob Farleigh   4 Yalany Baio   6 Tom Field   10 Robbie Parry
9 Les Davies   19 Sam Dool

  Alex Darlington, Paul McGuire, Dan Murphy, Leon Jones, Kian Owen, Sam Jones, Alex Boss, Elliot Fenton,
  Luke Chambers, Luke Griffiths

Pre Season 2018-19 13th July 2018
  Brickfield 1 v 3 Bangor City

Photo above The Citizens Choice
  Bangor ran out comfortable winners after falling behind on five minutes at Brickfield on Friday night.
  But the early spoils went to Brickfield who took the lead through a goal credited to A Trialist who netted from close range.
  City settled to play football on the understandably dry pitch with Tom Field getting a grip in midfield and Robbie Parry threatening on the left wing. Gradually home goalkeeper Mike Platt was called into the action to deny Field from a freekick and then catch a number of high crosses.
  On 21 minutes Les Davies looked to have lobbed City into the lead but somehow the ball lept up onto the woodwork and refused to go in.
  Then on 35 minutes Davies turned provider with an inviting pass to Robbie Parry who netted from in front of goal to level the scores.
  To be fair as much as City had controlled possession it was the home side who forced Pickering into the action in the closing minutes.
  The home defence well marshalled by Michael Johnston stood firm and former Caernarfon glovesman Platt was well protected.
Half Time 0 v 0

  Several changes at the interval as Sam Barnes and Dan Murphy replaced centrebacks Baker & Jones, Jacob Farleigh came on for Lee Owens (Jake Phillips moved to rightback) and Yalany Baio replaced Dool.
  Right winger Farley caught the eye with his work rate and decisive running, his early second half effort crashed against the crossbar with Platt well beaten.
  As Bangor pressed for the lead Sam Barnes, Jacob Farleigh and Alex Darlington went close before on 70 minutes midfielder Yalany Baio crashed the ball into the roof of the net.
  Local youngster Sam Jones replaced Les Davies before on 75 minutes it was 3-1 as Jacob Farley kept up his goal a game record in pre season so far.
  Leftback Kian Owen came on for Maguire as the changes became too often to note.
  The home side were still a threat and Jake Phillps did exceptionally when to clear off his goalline when a goal seemed inevitable.
  So a second win on the road for the revamped blues and an enjoyable evening in the shadow of Clywedog school.

Goalscorer Jacob Farley
  Bangor City

1 Harry Pickering
2 Lee Owens   5 Phil Baker   16 Andy Jones   3 Paul Maguire
7 Jake Phillips   15 Sam Dool   6 Tom Field   10 Robbie Parry
9 Les Davies   8 Alex Darlingon

  Sam Barnes, Dan Murphy, Leon Jones, Kian Owen, Sam Jones, Jacob Farleigh, Elliot Fenton,
  Sam Ashworth, Gethin Thomas

The Tommy Jones Trophy 9th July 2018
Pwllheli 0 v 2 Bangor City

Photo above with thanks to Phil Stead
  Bangor kicked off their pre-season - and the Craig Harrison era - with a win at Pwllheli on Monday night.
  And in doing so won The Tommy Jones Trophy, a competition which celebrates the former Wales and Everton defender who managed both sides with distinction.
  And as both goals were scored by young trialists there was something to ponder for the new blues manager.
  A good crowd filled The Recreation Ground on another warm evening as City fielded a line up berefit of several summer signings. Nothing unusual about that with holidays and work commitments the usual causes. Local younster Kian Jones was one to benefit as he started at leftback.
  With a third trialist, Andy Coughlin, in goal Bangor took the early initiative with Les Davies prominent on his return to a blue shirt. Midway through the half Big Les had the ball in the net but an offside flag cut short celebrations.
  Then right winger Jacob Farleigh saw his goalbound effort denied by Gethin Roberts who enjoyed a fine evening in the Pwllheli goal.
  On the half hour mark Les Davies went close before the home side threatened with a close range effort that went narrowly wide. Minutes later last season's Bangor U19s striker Jake Jones ran on goal but Andy Jones did well to race across and clear
  The closing action saw Roberts saved comfortably from Yalany Baio and moments later the half time whistle blew.
Half Time 0 v 0
  The only change at the interval was the introduction of Alex Boss for Alex Darlington.
  Boss is light and very quick, his pace soon started to unsettle the home defence.
  But three minutes after the restart it was Nantwich based Jacob Farleigh who gace City the lead from ten yards. Ten minutes after the restart a foul on Yalany Baio yielded a freekick which Tom Field crashed over
  That heralded a triple substitution as Sam Jones, Gethin Thomas and Sam Ashworth came on for Les Davies, Yalany Baio and Tom Field.
  A foul on boss led to another freekick which Sam Barnes connected with but again Roberts did well to keep out.
  On 65 minutes two more changes as centrebacks Ben Williams and Louis McFarlane came on for Andy Jones and Sam Barnes.
  Some end to end play followed before on 81 minutes Elliott Fenton doubled the lead after a great run by Alex Boss.
  A minute later Sam Ashworth's long range effort crashed against the bar and although Alex Boss tapped the ball home the offside flag again cut short celebrations.
  So two nil for Bangor, an enjoyable game for the large crowd gathered in the sun and the first stage of the pre season schedule underway.
  Also good to see so many of the academy youngsters involved for City.
  Bangor City

1 Andy Coughlin
7 Jake Phillips   5 Sam Barnes   16 Andy Jones   3 Kian Jones
10 Jacob Farleigh   4 Yalany Baio   6 Tom Field   11 Elliott Fenton
9 Les Davies   8 Alex Darlingon

  Sam Jones, Sam Ashworth, Gethin Thomas, Alex Boss, Tom Innes, Dylan Summers Jones, Ben Williams,
  Louis McFalane, Leon Jones