BANGOR CITY MATCH REPORTS 2013-14
 
MATCH REPORT ARCHIVE







2012-13

reports from phase one fixtures


34 12 April 2014
Newtown 3 v 1 Bangor City
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 COLOURS
  Red
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  SCORERS
  Sean Evans 2
  Luke Boundford
  
 



 Newtown






















Bangor City

31  Chris Mullock




Jack Cudworth  1
5  Kieran Mills Evans




Iolo Hughes  16
3  Max Penk



Gerwyn Jones 
23
19
 Craig Williams




Jamie McDaid
15
6  Shane Sutton




Anthony Miley
6
7  Matt Hearsay




Chris Jones
7
20  Tom Goodwin




Ryan Edwards
20
8
 Matthew Cook




Rob Jones
8
9  Luke Boundford




Les Davies
9
18
 Sean Evans




Jamie Petrie
10
11
 Neil Mitchell




Sion Edwards
11


17
 Zach Evans (89) for 18 Evans




Nick Bould
13
1
 Michael Platt




Joe Culshaw (46) for 11 Edwards
14
14
 James O'Neill (90) for 11 Mitchell




Jay Colbeck (69) for 7 Jones
17
4
 Lance Jones (89) for 8 Cook




Damien Allen (6) for 10 Petrie
19






Michael Johnston
4


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 COLOURS
  Blue & White
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  SCORERS
  Gerwyn Jones
 
  
  

   A damaging defeat for Bangor started and finished horribly as Jamie Petrie suffered a broken leg inside two minutes and Rob Jones joined him as he waited for an ambulance deep into added time.
  Add to this an injury to Sion Edwards and it was bad afternoon all round. The prematch news involved Michael Johnston on the bench, Dec Walker suspended, and Iolo Hughes, Anthony Miley and Gerwyn Jones at the back.
   City held sway in the opening quarter despite the second minute challenge which left Jamie Petrie prone on the pitch in The Robins penalty area. It seemed a genuine enough challenge but Bangor's number ten was carried off on a stretcher and four minutes later, as the game restarted, substitute Damien Allen came on in his place.
   Attacking the Social Club end City pressed from the off, the home defence was jittery, and a couple of early corners came and went. Then a low cross from Rob Jones just evaded the inrushing Jamie McDaid. Ten minutes in Newtown won a freekick on the edge of the box but Craig Williams' effort hit the wall and was cleared.
  Les Davies gathered the ball in midfield and ran at the Robins rearguard before unleashing a powerful strike which winded a defender before looping up to Damien Allen. His first time lay off found Sion Edwards on the left but his left footer was cleanly held at the near post by loanee Mullock.
   Prompted by Ryan Edwards and Rob Jones the blues had the initiative and would rue not turning this advantage to goals.
   With the home side a touch dramatic in their contact induced falls and voiciferous in their calls for freekicks the hopelessly inept shaven headed Andy Harms was quickly into the action. Another Newtown freekick crossed by Craig Williams and fortunately for City the bearded Shane Sutton headed just over.
   Tom Goodwin picked himself up from a clash with Les Davies to fire over from outside the box and with some eight minutes remaining of the first half another freekick - home fans thought it should have been a penalty - this time Williams hit the woodwork with Jack Cudworth beaten.
   Five minutes from the break Bangor won a corner which was cleared by Newtown who countered quickly down the right through Matty Cook and Luke Boundford who crossed to Sean Evans who broke the deadlock with a back post tap in.
   There was time for Sion Edwards to cut in from the left and shoot narrowly wide as Bangor found themselves a goal behind as the woeful Mr Harms blew for the interval.
HALF TIME 1-0
   A further change at the interval as Joe Culshaw replaced Sion Edwards.
   Bangor now attacked the entry end and the blues faithful finished their half time refreshments and gathered behind the goal. Still no sign of an ambulance for the stricken Jamie Petrie.
   In the first minute a chance as Jamie McDaid passed infield from the right to Ryan Edwards but he fired over from twenty yards. Then Les Davies turned but his low shot was blocked. The ball ran as far as Chris Jones who hit the target but Mullock saved comfortably. Within minutes a fourth corner of the afternoon for the blues but no real threat on goal.
   On the hour the lunging Mills Evans was yellow carded for a poor challenge on Jamie McDaid and within minutes Damien Allen reacted first in the box but Mullock saved his close range header. A fifth corner followed and moments later Les Davies worked an opening on the left but Chris Jones could not guide the ball onto the target.
   With the lead the home side were content to attack on the break and Matthew Cook shot wide after one pacey move.
    Bangor sent Jay Colbeck on for Chris Jones as a third and final change with twenty minutes to go. But Newtown upped the ante and Jack Cudworth was forced into action to deny Hearsay from the right before on 71 minutes The Robins doubled their lead as former Manchester United youth Sean Evans crossed from the right and Luke Boundford netted in a near re-run of the opener.
   And no sooner a second than a third two minutes later. Craig Williams' corner was headed back across goal by Mills Evans and the alert Sean Evans headed home from close range. Two goals and assist from the left footer who is clearly well above the level.
   City responded through Jamie McDaid but he was closed down and despite a sixth corner no clear chance emerged.
   But on 79 minutes a seventh corner was headed home by Gerwyn Jones and hope was rekindled but in reality it was too little too late and moments later Cudworth was called into action once more to deny Boundford.
   Newtown oddly decided to use three substitutes in the final minutes but in what would have been four minutes of added time another cruel blow for Bangor as Rob Jones was injured close to the touchline. Despite claims from a local journalist that he should get up as the referee was not impressed, the midfielder had to be lifted off the pitch and wait along with his former Nomad team mate Petrie for the ambulance that still had not arrived.
   As we left the ground following the final whistle the ambulance finally arrived. They had been busy with potentially fatal road traffic accidents. By then a costly defeat for Bangor, more in terms of the injuries suffered than points lost, given other results.

  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Ryan Edwards
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Sean Evans
  REFEREE
Andy Harms
  ATTENDANCE
397


33 5 April 2014
Bangor City 2 v 1 Prestatyn
NWCFA Cup
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 COLOURS
  Blue & White
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  SCORERS
  Jamie McDaid
  Craig Whelan
  
 



 Bangor City






















Prestatyn Town

1
 Nick Bould




Jon Hill Dunt
1
2
 Dec Walker



Ryan Dean
21
14
 Joe Culshaw



Tommy Holmes
24
16
 Iolo Hughes



Sean Hessey
5
23  Gerwyn Jones




Dave Hayes
4
19
 Damien Allen




Anthony Davies?
10

 Craig Whelan




Dale Lee
14

 Phil Warrington




Rhys Owen
20
15
 Jamie McDaid




Tom Kemp
9
17
 Jay Colbeck




Karl Murray
17
11
 Sion Edwards




Ross Stephens
11


7
 Chris Jones (46) for 11 Edwards




Adam France (65) for 20 R Owen

 Ieuan Lloyd







 Caio Hywel (65) for 2 D Walker







 D Jones







 Sam Faulkner (75) for ? W'gton
































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 COLOURS
  Red
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  SCORERS
  Luke Astley
  
  
  

  Bangor rang the changes for this North Wales Coast tie blending experience and youth. Senior players such as Dec Walker, Damien Allen and Sion Edwards added experience to a youthful line up which included Craig Whelan and Phil Warrington. For Cup holders Prestatyn it was a similar story with Sean Hessey, HIll Dunt and Dave Hayes amongst their more seasoned campaigners.
   And from the off young Whelan showed some neat touches in midfield alongside the more experienced Damien Allen whilst Iolo Hughes impressed in the blues defence.
   Jamie McDaid went close for City but his touch let him down at the vital moment.
   When Prestatyn threatened leftpeg Ross Stephens was often the architect but Nick Bould cut a dependable figure in the blues goal and fielded crosses from corners confidently.
   Ten minutes from time Phil Warrington could not get the all important touch on Jay Colbeck's square ball and the danger passed as City sought an opener. McDaid threatened again but Dave Hayes cleared.  Sion Edwards fired gaalwards from distance,  a deflection earned a corner which ended in a freekick for the visitors.
   In the closing minutes Jamie McDaid fashioned an opening for Sion Edwards but he fired well off target.
HALF TIME  0-0
   One change at the interval as Chris Jones came on for Sion Edwards.
   An
early chance in the second half for Jay Colbeck but Dunt was on hand and moments later the visitors countered and won a corner whihc was cleared.
   The visitors took the lead when 21 Luke Astley headed home from six yards albeit against the run of play. Then Bangor won a corner which Damien Allen attacked before Prestatyn countered and won a flag kick at the other end which immediately led to Damien Allen leading a charge upfield that fizzled out. End to end stuff.
   Young Sam Faulkner replaced Phil Warrington with some ten minutes left to play.Moments later the young sub crossed from the right for Jamie McDaid to score from close range with Jon Hill Dunt beaten despite getting a hand to the ball. As assist within a minute of coming on!
   Prestatyn sent on Adam France in place of Rhys Owen but the blues defence, with young Iolo Hughes catching the eye at centrehalf, stood firm.
   Bangor midfielder Damien Allen was caught in the thick of the action as Prestatyn introduced their customary niggle once City had scored. A foul on Jamie McDaid earned City a free kick out level with the box but Damien Allen fired well over. City went close in the closing minutes as Jamie McDaid crossed from the right but Hessey headed over from under his own crossbar. The corner came across and Craig Whelan was on hand to net from close range for what proved to be a late late winner.
   And moments later referee Mark Petch blew for time and City were through to the NWCFA Semi Final stage and a meeting with old foes Rhyl.
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Iolo Hughes
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Dave Hayes
  REFEREE
Mark Petch
  ATTENDANCE
252



32 29 March 2014
Airbus UK 0 v 1 Bangor City
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 COLOURS
  Blue & White
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  SCORERS
  
 
  
 



 Airbus UK






















Bangor City

1
 James Coates




Jack Cudworth  1
37
 Ashley Williams




Dec Walker  2
15
 Sam Hart




Chris Roberts
3
4
 Mike Pearson




Michael Johnston
4
5
 Ian Kearney




Anthony Miley
6
6
 Tom Field




Ryan Edwards
20
14
 Mike Roddy




Chris Jones
7
7
 Andy Jones




Rob Jones
8
9
 Chris Budrys




Les Davies
9
10
 Steve Jones




Jamie Petrie
10
11
 Ryan Wade




Sion Edwards
11


2
 Jamie Owen



Nick Bould
13
11
 Steve Abbot (46) for 9 Budrys



Jay Colbeck (70) for 7 Jones  17
25
 Myles Hart



Joe Culshaw  14
31
 Lee Emberton



Iolo Hughes  16
39
 Jason Oswell (60) for 10 Jones



Gerwyn Jones (61) for 6 Miley
23
8
 Glenn Rule (46) for 11 Wade



Jamie McDaid (70) for 11 Ed'rds 15


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 COLOURS
  Red
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  SCORERS
  Les Davies
 
  
  

   A second win at Broughton this season for Bangor, and again by the only goal of the game - scored this time by Les Davies in the final minute. And there was no sign of medals for the runners up elect.
 
The Airfield ground was surprisingly empty for a second v third encounter on a warm March afternoon but City didnt mind that. From the offset they went for the win which opened a seven point gap over fourth placed Rhyl.
 
Chris Roberts long throw from the left tempted a Dec Walker piledriver which forced a good early save from James Coates and City won a couple of corners in as many minutes, swept forward by a stiff breeze towards the runaway end. Moments later they forced a couple more flagkicks as Coates and Ian Kearney were called into action as Les Davies and Jamie Petrie threatened.
  On the quarter hour a first chance for The Planemakers saw Irish striker Steve Jones meet a Sam Hart cross from the left to head goalwards but City glovesman Jack Cudworth pulled off a great save. A home corner resulted which City easily cleared. Bangor continued to press as Chris Jones found Sion Edwards who unleashed a clean strike from some 25 yards which Coates pushed away for a fifth corner. Then as Airbus countered Dec Walker was yellow carded for a clumsy challenge. A freekick on half way was sliced over for a second 'Bus corner but this time City broke and Tom Field had his name taken by Mr Petch for a challenge of on half way.
  The blues - or in this case reds - midfield stood up well to the home side with Ryan Edwards and Rob Jones heavily involved.
  Granted City had the elements in their favour but the visitors might easily have taken the lead when a freekick from half way had to be scrambled clear as Coates cut an anxious figure behind his lanky rearguard which saw centreback Pearson strangely deployed at right back with former Newtown utility man Andy Jones at centrehalf.
  So all square at the interval with blues manager Nev Powell clearly the happier of the two managers, although his opposite number might feel the switch of ends could prove significant.
HALF TIME 0-0
  Two changes at the interval saw big Steve Abbot replace big Chris Budrys and Glenn Rule come on for Ryan Wade.
  Despite now playing into the wind towards the Social Club end, Bangor continued to make the running. An early chance came the way of Chris Jones via midfield Rob Jones but his quick turn and low shot from ten yards was denied by a low save from Coates.
  But with the wind at their backs the home side were bound to pose some problems and a couple of corners in the opening quarter of the second half caused one or two anxious moments for City fans. One from the defensvie left forced Rob Jones to head off his own line. On the hour mark Jason Oswell replaced Irish veteran striker Steve Jones who had cut an anonymous figure on the left.
  Next City attacked down the left, Chris Roberts crossed and a stooping header from Chris Jones was caught by Coates. On 62 minutes a change at the back for Bangor as Gerwyn Jones replaced Anthony Miley in the heart of the defence. Big Steve Abbot proved hard to handle but Bangor broke down the left once more - Pearson scarcely enjoyed his outing on the right flank - but after running at goal Sion Edwards lashed wide from twenty yards.

  Substitute Jones and captain Johnston had to work hard to repel the big Airbus strikers but, with Wade off the field, their approach was largely route one and clear chances were few and far between. Despite the tall attackers crosses were calmly dealt with by Jack Cudworth who impressed between the sticks for Bangor.
  With twenty minutes left on the clock it was still Bangor who seemed capable of creating the clearer chances, and a weary looking Sion Edwards made way for Jamie McDaid who took up a position on the right. Both sides won their sixth corner of the afternoon but neither managed a direct effort before on 79 minutes Jay Colbeck came on for Chris Jones who had been impresive for City.
  Young McDaid looked to celebrate his birthday with a goal but was denied by Sam Hart despite winning another corner for the visitors with his pace and determination. Four minutes from time a powerful run from Les Davies was half stopped but the ball ran out to the right where Ryan Edwards teed up Jay Colbeck who skied his fifteen yarder.
  Dec Walker won an eighth corner which Gerwyn Jones headed over and as the game drifted into the final minute it seemed destined to be a draw.
  But Bangor had other ideas and a deep cross Chris Roberts from left found the head of Les Davies who guided the ball into the bottom left hand corner - on off the post - to the delight of the City fans behind the goal and all around the Broughton pitch.
  After three added minutes Referee Petch blew for time and the Bangor camp celebrated a second one nil win at The Airfield and three points towards third spot.
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Ryan Edwards
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Ian Kearney
  REFEREE
Mark Petch
  ATTENDANCE
239



31 22 March 2014
Carmarthen Tn  0 v 1 Bangor City
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 COLOURS
  Black & Gold
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  SCORERS
  
 
  
 



 Carmarthen Town






















Bangor City

1  Steven Cann




Jack Cudworth  1
26  Luke Cummings




Dec Walker  2
7  Kris Thomas



Chris Roberts
3
2
 Corey Thomas




Michael Johnston
4
18  Cortez Belle




Anthony Miley
6
6
 Carl Evans




Ryan Edwards
20
8
 Paul Fowler




Gerwyn Jones
23
19
 Keyon Reffel




Rob Jones
8
12
 Kyle Bassett




Les Davies
9
30  Christian Doidge




Jamie Petrie
10
17
 Liam Thomas




Jay Colbeck
17


27
 Matty Collins




Dave Roberts
24
24
 Craig Hanford




Jamie McDaid (78) for 17 Colb'k 15
4
 Luke Bowen (53) for 17 Thomas



Joe Culshaw (58) for 3 Roberts  14
16
 Ceri Morgan (78) for 8 Fowler



Iolo Hughes
16
31
 Stephen James




Chris Jones (46) for 23 Jones  7










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 COLOURS
  Blue
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  SCORERS
  Les Davies
 
  
  

   A great away win for Bangor and three vital  points towards the goal of finishing as high as possible - which in reality would be third.
 
Pre match news confirmed both Sion Edwards and Damien Allen absent through injury with Gerwyn Jones and Chris Roberts both starting.
  Bangor lined up with 4-4-2 with Chris Roberts on the left side of midfield.
  The big Town side pushed forward from the off and won a couple of corners from the right, the second of which Cortez Belle headed over.
  The first of eight men into referee Huw Jones' book was Liam Thomas on ten minutes as the pattern of the game emerged with Carl Evans and Cortez Belle dominant in the blustery conditions on what at times seemed like a slippery surface.
  Les Davies span and released Jay Colbeck who cut in from the left but then shot narrowly wide. Carmarthen went close on the half hour as Keyon Reffel saw his effort pushed round the post for a corner which City managed to clear despite the looming presence of Cortez Belle in the visitors box. Moments later former Afan Lido striker Liam Thomas saw his goalbound effort deflected for a corner which resulted in an injury to a Carmarthen player in the Bangor box.
  Ten minutes before half time the blues physio was called into action as Jack Cudworth cut an unhappy figure with an ankle problem. When play restarted the home side threatened - Rob Jones to the rescue - before the pacey Jay Colbeck countered. Bangor pressed with Gerwyn Jones to the fore down the left but Carmarthen cleared.
  Blues keeper Cudworth was at full stretch to deny Liam Thomas and from the resulting corner Christian Doidge blasted over.
  City won a freekick for foul on Ryan Edwards which was delivered by Gerwyn Jones from the left but easily cleared.
  Anthony Miley was yellow carded for handball despite being challenged in mid air and having little say in the matter. But some good work on the left involving Chris Roberts and Les Davies won a corner for Bangor which caused some confusion in the home defence and yielded a freekick to City taken by Michael Johnston to Les Davies but cleared by Belle.
  The home team won a late corner after resolute defending by Dec Walker and Michael Johnston and this needed heading off the line by Les Davies for a second flag kick which was headed wide by Corey Thomas.
  Three minutes of added time shown by the fourth official with Carmarthen pressing down their left wing and City forced to defend with Anthony Miley in the thick of the action.
  The whistle blew on a blank first half which suited Bangor perhaps more than their West Wales hosts.
HALF TIME  0-0
  One change at the interval as Chris Jones replaced Gerwyn Jones.
  But it was the home side who pressed from the off with Keyon Reffel and Cortez Belle causing problems which Anthony Miley was at full stretch to repel. An early corner for the Old Gold cleared by Les Davies as ever solid in defence, all the more important in the presence of the likes of  Evans, Belle and Fowler.
  On 52 mins Paul Fowler was yellow carded for a heavy challenge on Chris Jones and moments later a substitution for the home side as Luke Bowen replaced Liam Thomas . A freekick which Carl Evans turned away for a corner. Then ten minutes after the restart a yellow card for leftback Chris Roberts for a blatant check on Bassett as he broke down the left.
  Then a lengthy stoppage as Chris Roberts was clattered by and had to be replaced by Joe Culshaw, the third player to slot in at leftback in the space of fifteen minutes.
  On 59 minutes City snatched the lead as Les Davies robbed the dawdling Bowen and fired home right footed from eighteen yards despite complaints from the home defence which culminated in a yellow card for lunatic goalkeeper Stephen Cann who raced after the official. Having been mauled for an hour the big left footer might have felt the wasdue some revenge. Carmarthen forced a corner but Ryan Edwards cleared at the near post before midfielder Paul Fowler fired well wide as the home side pressed.
  Bangor then went down to ten men as Joe Culshaw needed treatment to his face after a clash on the left but he was able to return after some treatment. Near the seventy five minute mark City won a freekick but Dec Walker sliced his effort well wide.
  Bangor won a freekick which goalkeeper Jack Cudworth sent forward but the towering Belle butted clear.
  Carmarthen won a freekick on the right which Cudworth punched out but needed a goalline clearance from Michael Johnston as an equaliser seemed on the cards. Then on 78 mins a double change with Ceri Morgan replacing Paul Fowler and Jamie McDaid on for Jay Colbeck. By now the towering Belle was upfront alongside Doidge.
  The Les Davies slid in Jamie McDaid but the young substitute fired wide. Five minutes from time a foul on Jamie Petrie on half way saw City awarded a freekick but Carmarthen cleared and seconds later the home side went desperately close but Culshaw cleared and Belle's wild effort yielded a goalkick for Bangor.
  Carmarthen pressed again and Les Davies cleared off the line from Ceri Morgan as City hung on for dear life in the closing minutes. The spirit of Graham Bret lives. A foul by replacement Luke Bowen on Dec Walker saw City awarded a freekick on the right but this came to nothing. Referee Huw Jones also cautioned Cortez Belle and moments later City won a corner after some honest graft from McDaid.
  The fourth official indicated thee minutes of added time as Carmarthen won a corner which Christian Doidge headed over.
  Jamie Petrie suffered a heavy late challenge as the home side became more desperate. The hugely influential Les Davies won some vital clearing headers as City held on until finally Mr Jones blew for time. A valuable away win given other results.
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Les Davies
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Corey Thomas
  REFEREE
Huw Jones
  ATTENDANCE
273


30 15 March 2014
Rhyl 1 v 1 Bangor City
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 COLOURS
  Black & White
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  SCORERS
  Steve Lewis
 
  
 



 Rhyl






















Bangor City

1
 Alex Ramsay




Jack Cudworth  1
2
 Matty Woodward




Dec Walker  2
18
 Shaun Dowling




Chris Roberts
3
4
 Chris Rimmer




Michael Johnston
4
14
 Ryan Astles




Anthony Miley
6
25
 Mark Cadwallader




Ryan Edwards
20
15
 Peter Dogan




Jay Colbeck
17
8
 Paul McManus




Rob Jones
8
9
 Steve Lewis




Les Davies
9
17
 Dave Forbes




Jamie Petrie
10
23
 Carlos Roca




Sion Edwards
11


26
 Nicki Lee Bulmer




Nick Bould
13
10
 Johnny Williams




Gerwyn Jones (78) for 6 Miley  23
16
 Danny Laverty




Joe Culshaw  14
22
 Tom Roberts (89) for 9 Lewis



Chris Jones (82) for 11 Edwards  7
7
 Danny Hughes




Corey Jones  22
12
 Tom Donegan (78) for 23 Roca



Jamie McDaid (68) for 17 C'bck 15






Iolo Hughes
16


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 COLOURS
  Blue
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  SCORERS
  Jamie Petrie
 
  
  

   Behind after seventy seconds City fought back to earn a point against a big physical Rhyl side very much moulded in the image of their no nonesense manager.
 
The pre match news saw Chris Roberts back at leftback, Michael Johnston fit and well in the middle and perhaps more importantly Jack Cudworth able to return in goal. City to attack the main entry end in the first half.
  None of this bothered Rhyl though as they stole a lead with seventy seconds of the kick off.  Dave Forbes fashioned a deep cross from the right and strike partner Steve Lewis peeled off to the back post to head home. The worst possible start.
  Bangor cleared their heads and tested goalkeeper Ramsay when Les Davies challenged for Ryan Edwards cross but his header span out for a goalkick. On thirteen minutes Referee Harrington was taken in by some hard faced faking by Steve Lewis as the burly striker fell down clutching his face after Rob Jones had caught him around the hip. Yellow card for Bangor's number eight.
  On twenty minutes right winger Carlos Roca conceded a freekick which Dec Walker smashed goalwards. The wall did its job but the rebound ran to Rob Jones whose low twenty yarder was saved by Ramsay. Moments later Dave Forbes took the opporunity to con a freekick out of the fast tracked whistler but the danger passed.
  With 23 minutes gone former blue Paul McManus was shown the yellow card for a high foot on Sion Edwards. Bangor number ten Jamie Petrie than span past the lumbering Rhyl centrebacks but could not keep the ball with him. Big Steve Lewis, who is actually a decent player despite his antics, fired well over from thirty yards and within seconds Sion Edwards shot wide as City countered.
  The Rhyl system of two tall would be centrebacks Dogan and Cadwallader in midfield protecting the enormous pairing of Astles and Rimmer gave City something to think about. Ryan Edwards though enjoys a battle and was clearly undaunted.
  Rob Jones was in the the thick of the action and hiis long throw found Les Davies whose header was cleared.
  On the half hour one of the two lanky centre midfielders, Mark Cadwallader, should have been cautioned for a foul on Dec Walker. A freekick in a promising position but Sion Edward shot swerved into Ramsay. Roca then joined the concerted attack on Rob Jones with another late challenge.
  But on 36 minutes City were level. Chris Roberts combined with Les Davies on the left. His low cross was turned in first time at the near post by Jamie Petrie for his eighth goal of the season. This stung The Lilywhites into action with a spell of pressure which yielded three corners which saw first Steve Lewis and then - after a brief respite - Ryan Astles headed wide.
  Former Warrington centrehalf Peter Dogan then snapped Rob Jones from behind but Referee Harrington clearly had his mind on the half time refreshments and did nothing. In added time both sides had a chance to take the lead. Chris Roberts deep freekick dropped in and around the home box but was belted clear and as Forbes raced goalwards Jack Cudworth had to be brave to charge out and boot clear.
  So one all at half time and all to play for.

HALF TIME 1-1
  No changes at the interval.
  How would Bangor shape up in the second half against the big and strong Rhyl side? The first incident four minutes after the restart saw Forbes go in foot up and studs showing on Anthony Miley but - well you might have guessed - nothing from the ref.
  On 52 minutes Michael Johnston shot high and wide from outside the box and then five minute further in Roca created a half chance for Forbes but he shot wide on the turn. Jay Colbeck fired over for Bangor from twenty yards.
  Steve Lewis found space on the left and crossed to Dave Forbes whose powerful strike crashed against the post. A let off for City. Two minutes later Dec Walker was left writhing in pain on the floor after a stamp from Lewis which perhaps looked worse in slow motion but certainly didnt look too good in normal speed. Again no action.
  Dogan had enjoyed a busy first half but was now clearly waning although it took a well timed challenge from Michael Johnston to halt his progress into the box at the expense of a fourth Rhyl corner which Cudworth, calm and composed, caught easily.
  On 68 minutes the first change of the afternoon saw Jamie McDaid replace Jay Colbeck. Within seconds Rob Jones was again in some discomfort this time after the attentions of Cadwallader. Rightback Woodward fired on target from the right but Cudworth did well to deny him.
  Bangor substitute Jamie McDaid then span past the lumbering Astles but Ramsay saved his low shot. With fifteen minutes to go the unlikely scene of Anthony Miley and Matty Woodward needed treatment for cramp. Cup final stuff. Bangor went close then as first Sion Edwards and then Jamie Petrie shot on target but the Rhyl defence stood firm.
  A moment of farce nearly became tragedy as Anthony Miley smashed a clearance against Forbes which cannoned at Cudworth at his near post and somehow squirmed across the Bangor goalline and away to safety.
  With cramp in the air two more changes. Anthony Miley limped off to be replaced in central defence by Gerwyn Jones and the much vaunted Tom Donegan ran on for winger Carlos Roca who had impressed in flashes. A fifth corner for the hosts but no real danger before Lewis lashed wide from the left.
  With eight minutes left Chris Jones came on for Sion Edwards and took up his left wing berth but it was Ryan Edwards who went close with a rising drive which cleared the crossbar after Rob Jones had unsettled the home defence. Cadwallader then made Cudworth scramble to clear from his low shot before yet another foul on Rob Jones was punished, Forbes seeing yellow for his misdemeanours.
  In the final minute cramp victim Steve Lewis was replaced by former Manchester United and Aston Villa starlet Tom Roberts and as time ran out Paul McManus shot wide twice from distance. In the fifth and final added minute the gallant Les Davies ran onto Rob Jones' through ball but his shot was blocked and that was about it although Gerwyn Jones had to be alert to head clear as the hosts threatened one last time.
  A better point for Bangor than Rhyl perhaps, although in fairness both sides had done their best on a bumpy bobbly surface and done much to entertain the near one thousand paying punters. And a few at home...
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Ryan Edwards
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Steve Lewis
  REFEREE
Richard Harrington
  ATTENDANCE
979


29 8 March 2014
The New Saints 4 v 1 Bangor City
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 COLOURS
  Green & White
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  SCORERS
  Mike Wilde 2
  Alex Darlington
  Sam Finley
 



 The New Saints






















Bangor City

1  Paul Harrison




Dave Roberts  1
23  Aeron Edwards



Dec Walker  2
3  Chris Marriott



Chris Roberts
3
4  Phil Baker




Michael Johnston
4
6  Kai Edwards




Anthony Miley
6
14
 Jamie Mullan




Ryan Edwards
20
21  Chris Jones




Gerwyn Jones
23
8  Sam Finley




Rob Jones
8
18  Mike Wilde




Les Davies
9
12  Chris Seargeant




Jamie Petrie
10
20
 Alex Darlington




Sion Edwards
11


16
 Connell Rawlinson (31) for 6 Eds



Nick Bould (56) for 10 Petrie  13
9
 Greg Draper (79) for 18 Wilde



Joe Culshaw  14
2
 Simon Spender



Jamie McDaid (65) for 11 Ed'ds  15
10
 Matty Williams



Iolo Hughes  16
15
 Lee Fowler (63) for 12 Darl'ton



Chris Jones (46) for 4 Johnston 7
24  Ryan Kersdhaw




Corey Jones
22
19
 Aaran Simms








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 COLOURS
  Blue
-
  SCORERS
  Jamie Petrie
 
  
  

   The home side ran out clear winners after a one all half time scoreline but the contest was effectively over on 55 minutes when Referee Whitby sent Bangor goalkeeper Dave Roberts for an early shower.
   Until that time, with the score at 2-1, it was an even enough contest on the much maligned artificial surface which is soon to be the norm in the Welsh Premier as the "leading lights" pay the way.
  But pre match the Park Hall jinx had struck Bangor once again as Damien Allen was named in the team sheet but forced to pull out with a sore back. Chris Roberts came in and took up a left wing berth with Sion Edwards moving into central midfield.
  The score was one all inside ten minutes as both sides conceded goals they will scarcely wish to see again.
  The Shropshire hosts went ahead inside thirty seconds as Alex Darlington caught Anthony Miley napping and rushed goalwards. His progress was checked by Dave Roberts and with a red card and penalty hanging in the balance the ball ran to Mike Wilde who netted from fifteen yards and spared the early dismissal. Referee Whitby opted to book goalkeeper Roberts which seemed a let off then but proved consequential later.
  On eight minutes it all was all square. Paul Harrison smashed a goalclearance at burly Phil Baker which cannoned out of harms way to leftback Marriott. But he inexplicably sliced the ball to Jamie Petrie on the edge of the box and despite Harrison pulling off one quick save the ball ran back to the little number ten who slotted home confidently.
  City then enjoyed a good spell of territory and possession as they attacked the "Bangor hill" with Rob Jones, Sion Edwards and Ryan Edwards working hard in the midfield.
  Midfielder Sam Finley went close for The Saints before a tempting cross from Ryan Edwards was won by Sion Edwards but his header flew wide. On the half hour Kai Edwards limped off and was replaced by Connell Rawlinson.
  Referee Whitby then caught the eye with a bizarre decision to book Sion Edwards for delaying taking a freekick on half way.
  Moments later Jamie Petrie ran at goal from the left and was stopped at the expense of a corner. Jamie Petrie crossed but big Les Davies could not keep his header on target. Referee Whitby though awarded a freekick for a mysterious offence.
  Michael Johnston was shown the yellow card for a foul on Sam Finley which yielded a freekick just outside the box but despite midfielder Seargeant spotting the ball deliberately the eventual shot was weak.
  Seven minutes from time a brisk passing move set Chris Marriott free in the box but Dave Roberts saved well with his feet.
  Referee Whitby added three minutes to the allocated 45 and in those closing moments the home side pressed but could not seriously threaten the blues defence.
  All square at half time then and a deserved scorline from a Bangor point of view.

HALF TIME 1-1
  One change at the interval for Bangor as Michael Johnston was unwell and had to be replaced by Chris Jones.
  This meant another defensive reshuffle with Chris Roberts moving to leftback and Gerwyn Jones stepping in to centrehalf.
  City attacked down the left, Rob Jones took a throw in and Les Davies forced a good save from Harrison with a clean left footer from twenty yards.
  But the reshuffle was quickly unsettled when former Manchester United youth Jamie Mullan pulled the ball back from the left to the edge of the box for Alex Darlington to net with a low strike.  Minutes later Sam Finley was yellow carded for a push in midfield.
  Things went from bad to worse though ten minutes after the restart as Dave Roberts chased out of his goal and fouled former Neath winger Chris Jones as he raced to the left. A second yellow and red card followed which resulted in his place being taken by Nick Bould on 56 minutes.
  And within two minutes it was 3-1 for The Saints. Jamie Mullan again the provider and Mike Wilde on hand to crash home from close range once more.  Three one down and with only ten men the signs look bleak to say the least with City fans fearing a heavy defeat.
  On 62 mins the home side made a change with recent signing Lee Fowler replacing Alex Darlington who limped off.
  Next Jamie McDaid came on for a weary looking Sion Edwards. On 75 minutes it was 4-1 for TNS as Sam Finley shot from distance and saw his shot nestle in the back of the net. Three minutes later Greg Draper came on for Mike Wilde.
  With eight minutes left Lee Fowler should have been red carded for a slap in the face of Rob Jones. Referee Whitby opted for a yellow which defied logic and relected on his approach to the whole afternoon.
  As time ran out Bangor continued to work hard with Les Davies shooting narrowly wide before unleashing a rising missile which crashed against the underside of the crossbar with Harrison well beaten. The final chance of the afternoon went to Draper whose close range effort was saved at point blank range by substitute keeper Bould to keep the scoreline down to four.
  So a disappointing outcome for Bangor after a promising first half but it is near impossible to compete with ten against eleven.
  Nev Powell could take some comfort from the spirit and battle shown by his depleted side against the odds.
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Sion Edwards
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Chris Seargeant
  REFEREE
Mark Whitby
  ATTENDANCE
382



28 4 March 2014
Bangor City 1 v 0 Newtown
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 COLOURS
  Blue & White
-
  SCORERS
  Chris Jones
 
  
 



 Bangor City






















Newtown

1
 Dave Roberts




Chris Mullock
31
2
 Dec Walker



Craig Williams
26
23
 Gerwyn Jones



Shane Sutton
6
8  Rob Jones



Kieran Mills Evans
5
6  Anthony Miley




James Bloom

20
 Ryan Edwards



Matt Hearsey
7
7
 Chris Jones




Matthew Cook
8
19
 Damien Allen




Tom Goodwin
20
9
 Les Davies




Luke Boundford
9
10
 Jamie Petrie




Neil Mitchell

11
 Sion Edwards




Sean Evans
18


13
 Nick Bould




Mike Platt
1
8
 Joe Culshaw (85) for 7 Jones



Ian Edmunds (31) for 0 Bloom
15
14
 Iolo Hughes (92) for 10 Petrie



Lance Jones (83) for 20 Good'n  4
15
 Jamie McDaid (71) for 11 Ed'ds



Jeff White (71) for 18 Evans  10
22
 Corey Jones







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 COLOURS
  Yellow & Black
-
  SCORERS
  
  
  
  

   With Michael Johnston injured in the warm up Rob Jones stepped up for a man of the match performance in midfield as Bangor beat  Newtown by a solitary second half goal to nil to move up to third in the Welsh Premier table.
   City forced an early opening as Sion Edwards' corner found Chris Jones who picked out Les Davies but he fired well over.
 
Then Neil Mitchell had a couple of shot blocked as the Bangor back three were forced into the action, Dec Walker and Gerwyn Jones joining Anthony Miley in central defence with Rob Jones patrolling in front of them.
  Inside ten minutes Dave Roberts made a good save as he beat away Craig Williams' swerving effort. Both sides won a couple of corners but neither really tested the opposition goalkeeper but on the quarter hour Dave Roberts had to be brave and decisive as he rushed out to deny Sean Evans with his feet.
  In fact The Robins racked up two more flag kicks but it was Bangor who went close as Sion Edwards' clearance led to a half chance for Chris Jones but Mullock, on loan from The New Saints, saved comfortably. On twenty minutes blues centre half Anthony Miley latched onto Les Davies' flick but his shot deflected over for a fourth Bangor corner which Sion Edwards crossed but Miley himself headed over.
  On the half hour leftback and recent signing James Bloom had to be replaced by former Shrewsbury Town youth team player Iain Edmunds taking his place in defence. Moments later City attacked as Jamie Petrie fired at Mullock from the edge of the box.
  In the closing minutes, in three added by the young official, City took their corner tally to seven and pushed the Robins back. The third and final delivery saw Les Davies just fail to get a telling touch at the back post and the danger passed.
  So goalless and largely eventless at the interval but both sides could take comfort in a clean sheet thus far and make those fine tactical adjustments which go on behind closed doors.
HALF TIME  0-0
  No changes at the interval but Bangor did change shape as Ryan Edwards slotted in at rightback as City adopted a more familiar 4-4-2 shape.
  Five minutes after the interval Bangor went close as Les Davies headed narrowly wide from Rob Jones's deep cross.
  Then Sion Edwards and Jamie Petrie combined to set up a chance for Chris Jones but he sliced wide. Damien Allen was enjoying a good run in the midfield and his pass set up Les Davies but Mullock saved.
  Ten minutes after the restart Craig Williams spurned a half chance as he blasted high and wide from twenty five yards.
  But on 58 minutes the mood changed as City had the lead. Fullback Gerwyn Jones combined with Sion Edwards and the left winger crossed to Chris Jones who headed firmly into the top corner.
  Newtown looked to respond through Neil Mitchell who had spent much of the game as a lone frontman but his strike was well saved by Dave Roberts. The Robins had to be more positive now and Gerwyn Jones was at fullstretch to deny Boundford on the counter.
  On 65 minutes City won an eighth corner but it ended in Sion Edwards being yellow carded for a pull to deny Newtown the chance to break upfield. Moments later Bangor won a freekick taken by Sion Edwards who fired goalwards which took a deflection and brought a good save from Mullock to concede a ninth corner which ran through to Chris Jones but he fired wide.
  With 71 mins on the clock Bangor sent on Jamie McDaid for Sion Edwards and Newtown replaced Sean Evans with south Wales based Jeff White. Ten minutes were still to play when Newtown won a couple of freekicks just outside the Bangor box but the defence stood firm before on 83 mins recent signing Lance Jones replaced Tom Goodwin in the visitors midfield.
  With five minutes to go Joe Culshaw came on for goalscorer Chris Jones before Ryan Edwards was shown the yellow card for a block on Matthew Hearsay as he tried to counter for The Robins.
  The fourth official indicated three added minutes but with a slight stoppage for injury and Bangor replacing Jamie Petrie with the promising Iolo Hughes, it ran to five. However the scoreline stayed at one nil and eventually Referee Griffith blew final whistle to the delight of the home support.
  A clean sheet, three points and a second home win in three days. Up to third. Well done!
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Rob Jones
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Craig Williams
  REFEREE
Iwan Griffith
  ATTENDANCE
358


27 1 March 2014
Bangor City 3 v 1 Carmarthen
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 COLOURS
  Blue & White
-
  SCORERS
  Anthony Miley
  Jamie Petrie
  Les Davies
 



 Bangor City






















Carmarthen Town

1
 Dave Roberts




Scott James
31
2
 Dec Walker



Luke Cummings
26
23
 Gerwyn Jones



Craig Hanford
24
4  Michael Johnton



Matty Collins
27
6  Anthony Miley




Carl Evans
6
20
 Ryan Edwards



Cortez Belle
18
7
 Chris Jones




Luke Bowen
4
19
 Damien Allen




Liam McCreesh
25
9
 Les Davies




Christian Doidge
30
10
 Jamie Petrie




Ceri Morgan
16
11
 Sion Edwards




Liam Thomas
17


13
 Nick Bould




Corey Thomas (60) for 16 Mgan  2
16
 Iolo Hughes



Paul Fowler
8
15
 Jamie McDaid (65) for 10 Petrie



Kyle Bassett (83) for 6 Evans  12
8
 Rob Jones (65) for 7 Jones



Craig Hughes  9
3
 Chris Roberts (90) for 11 Ed'ds



Tyrrell Webbe (73) for 17 Th'mas 5
22
 Corey Jones





14
 Joe Culshaw








-

 COLOURS
  Black & Gold
-
  SCORERS
  Christian Doidge
  
  
  

   Bangor grabbed an early lead and despite being pegged back by the
   Pre match news centred around the inclusion at leftback of Gerwyn Jones in place of Chris Roberts and the presence between the posts of loanee 'keeper Dave Roberts.
  Happily for the former Liverpool youth team glovesman it was his opposite number Scott James who was in the headlights in the opening minutes.
  City won a freekick on the half way line inside thirty seconds. Dec Walker delivered from the right and Gerwyn Jones rose highest to pound a header against the crossbar which Carmarthen failed to clear. Anthony Miley steered the lose ball on target and beyond the startled James for a first minute lead. Goalkeeper James finally had a touch of the ball as he stooped to recover it from the back of his net.
  Carmarthen pressed immediately and forced a corner which Dec Walker cleared. Moments later Liam McCreesh slid the ball to Christian Doidge who shot wide from the edge of the box . Again The Old Gold pushed forward and debutant Roberts rushed from his goal to head out for a throw which Dec Walker cleared. Luke Bowen cut in from the right and shot left footed but wide from 25 yards.
  On twenty minutes the scores were level.
  Luke Cummings ran down the right and crossed deep for Christian Doidge to head home clinically from the back post. Nothing the debutant goalkeeper could do in fairness. The burly Collins and waspish McCreesh were central to the visitors efforts whilst the goalscorer Doidge also caught the eye.
  But the visitors were only level for seven minutes. A third Bangor corner from the left was crossed by Chris Jones flapped at by the unfortunate James. The ball dropped for Anthony Miley whose shot was touched home by Jamie Petrie from close range. Bangor now had the upper hand and a couple more corners followed with the instruction "land it on the keeper" booming from the bench. The second of these saw Sion Edwards cross from the left and Anthony Miley beat towering centrebacks Cortez Belle and Carl Evans but his header skimmed the top of the crossbar.
  Luke Bowen might have equalised moments later but his clean low strike struck Dec Walker as he lay flat on the turf and deflected over and out for a corner. This was a better defensive effort from not just Walker but centrebacks Miley & Johnston and January window signing Gerwyn Jones. Headers, tackles and clearances all more determined and decisive.
  Dave Roberts did well to keep out Doidge's well struck shot and as play swung from end to end both side won and largely wasted corners as City reached seven flag kicks at the interval and Carmarthen four. More importantly though as referee Parry blew for the break Bangor led two one.
HALF TIME 2-1
  No changes at the interval.
  An first minute mistake on the Bangor left let in Liam Thomas who fed Doidge but his low shot was confidently held by goalkeeper Dave Roberts.
  The ever unpredictable Cortez Belle should then have been carded for a forearm smash on Dec Walker who had beaten him to a header. Referee Parry opted for a stern lecture and freekick but the visitors cleared the danger.
  On the hour a hanging cross from the right was competently claimed by Dave Roberts who certainly calmed any home nerves as the afternoon went on. Moments later Corey Thomas replaced Ceri Morgan and the pacey replacement unsettled the blues defence with a pass to Luke Bowen whose dangerous cross was headed to safety by Gerwyn Jones.
  A fifth Carmarthen corner resulted in a clean header from Carl Evans which Roberts caught. City won an eighth corner which ran out to Dec Walker and was deflected over for another - but the flag went up for offside. Ryan Edwards and Damien Allen were working overtime for City as neither side could gain that telling advantage but neither would yield.
  A double change for Bangor then as Jamie McDaid and Rob Jones came on for Jamie Petrie and Chris Jones. The young Caernarfon striker McDaid was quickly into the action with a telling run down the right. His cross was cut out but Damien Allen pounced on the lose ball and shot once and then a second time as the big heavy Carmarthen defence stood firm.
  Next up Tyrrell Webbe came on for Liam Thomas and the game was very much in the balance.
  But five minutes from time a superb piece of cheek and skill saw Les Davies chip goalkeeper James right footed from the right side of the box with seemingly little to aim at. The home crowd celebrated the (near) certain victory and for the first time the long distance visitors finally seemed beaten.
  In the last minute of the ninety Jamie McDaid found Damien Allen who shot narrowly wide before Sion Edwards went down clasping his hamstring. After some treatment the impressive winger limped off for Chris Roberts to come on in his place for the three or four minutes of added time which passed without major incident.
  So a big win for Bangor and three points in the bag ahead of a third home game in a row against Newtown on Tuesday.
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Anthony Miley
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Christian Doidge
  REFEREE
Kevin Parry
  ATTENDANCE
328


26 25 February 2014
Bangor City 2 v 4 Airbus UK
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 COLOURS
  Blue & White
-
  SCORERS
  Jay Colbeck
  Anthony Miley
  
  



 Bangor City






















Airbus UK

1
 Jack Cudworth




James Coates
1
2
 Dec Walker



Jamie Owen
18
3
 Chris Roberts



Sam Hart
15
4  Michael Johnston



Mike Pearson
4
6  Anthony Miley




Andy Jones
7
20
 Ryan Edwards



Tom Field
6
17
 Jay Colbeck




Ashley Williams
37
19
 Damien Allen




Ryan Wignall
21
9
 Les Davies




Steve Abbot
19
10
 Jamie Petrie




Michael Roddy
14
11
 Sion Edwards




Ryan Wade
11


13
 Nick Bould (38) for 1 Cudworth



Chris Doran
27
7
 Chris Jones (69) for 10 Petrie



Steve Jones (25) for 11 Wade  10
23
 Gerwyn Jones



Phil Bolland
12
15
 Jamie McDaid (69) for 11 Ed'ds



Zyaic Edwards
24
8  Rob Jones



Chris Budrys
9
14
 Joe Culshaw




Aaron Hassall (90) for 37 W'ms 16
22
 Corey Jones




Jason Oswell (59) for 6 Field
39


-

 COLOURS
  Green & Yellow
-
  SCORERS
  Andy Jones
  Ryan Wignall
  Steve Jones
  Steve Abbot

  Bangor fought back at the very end but trailing 4-0 on the hour they had left themselves too much to do against runners up elect Airbus.
 
The prematch news saw first starts for goalkeeper Jack Cudworth and loanee striker Jay Colbeck. The harsh reality of repeat fixtures, given the coincidence of the Welsh Cup tie three weeks ago meant the crowd failed to reach 350 which is a real worry.
  City started brightly with Sion Edwards in the thick of the action but failed to get the better of Airbus goalkeeper James Coates.
  But this counted for little as Bangor surrendered an early goal through some slack defending and allowed the visitors to build up an three nil half time lead.
  The trouble began on seven minutes when a goalkeeping clearance resulted in an Airbus freekick for a questionable handball against Sion Edwards. Midfielder Tom Field delivered and recent signing Andy Jones netted from close range.
  But injury then disrupted the visitors as Ryan Wade had to leave the field with Northern Ireland international Steve Jones taking his place.
  On 23 minutes City had a mountain to climb when Ryan Wignall beat the defence and goalkeeper to confirm his rich promise. with a shot from the left that bounced in off the post.
  Seven minutes from half time things seemed to have gone from bad to worse for Bangor as debutant Jack Cudworth suffered an ankle injury which saw him replaced by young Nick Bould. And within two minutes his impressive save from a deflected shot from winger Ryan Wignall ran kindly for alert Airbus substitute Steve Jones who slotted home with ease.
  Before the interval Sion Edwards was clattered by Jamie Owen but the official deemed no action was necessary, much to the annoyance of the Bangor faithful.
   And three nil to the visitors was how it stood at the interval as referee Nick Pratt took the players off.
HALF TIME  0-3
  No changes at the interval.
  But an early chance for City to cut the deficit as Jay Colbeck fired just over when well placed.
  But ten minutes into the second period any hope of a Bangor fightback seemed to have vanished by Ryan Wignall chased down the right and crossed for Steve Abbot to head home.
  Bangor went close twice, once with a Les Davies shot saved by goalkeeper Coates and the second an effort from Jay Colbeck. But not quite close enough.
  Bangor boss Nev Powell responded with a double substitution on 69 minutes. Jamie McDaid and Chris Jones coming on in place of Sion Edwards and Jamie McDaid. Within moments City went close again as Les Davies saw his header land on the roof of the net. Bangor had the initiative now and Airbus were under some pressure at last.
  On eight minutes the changes paid off. Nefyn lad Chris Jones set up Jay Colbeck to fire home his first goal for the club to cut the deficit to four one. Then two minutes later more success as Les Davies hit the post and centreback Anthony Miley added a second and a unlikely fightback appeared possible.
  Trouble was not far away though as young loanee Jay Colbeck appeared to throw the ball at fellow Liverpudlian Wignall and was shown the red card by referee Pratt. Claims that Wignall had kicked out at the blues striker were brushed aside.
  But try as they might City could not add to their tally and as referee Nick Pratt appeared a touch riled four Bangor players were shown yellow cards in added time, namely Michael Johnston, Les Davies, Damien Allen and Dec Walker.
  So home defeat, three points dropped and what looked like a serious injury to recent goalkeeping signing Jack Cudworth. Plenty for the blues fans to contemplate as they headed for the exit gates.
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Les Davies
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Ryan Wignall
  REFEREE
Nick Pratt
  ATTENDANCE
341


25 4 February 2014
Bangor City 0 v 2 Airbus UK
The Welsh Cup
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 COLOURS
  Red
-
  SCORERS
  
 
  
  



 Bangor City






















Airbus UK

1
 Lee Idzi




James Coates
1
2
 Dec Walker



Jamie Owen
18
3
 Chris Roberts



Lewis Short
3
4  Michael Johnston



Mike Pearson
4
6  Anthony Miley




Ian Kearney
5
20
 Ryan Edwards



Tom Field
6
7
 Chris Jones




Ashley Williams
37
8
 Rob Jones




Sam Hart
15
9
 Les Davies




Chris Budrys
9
19
 Damien Allen




Michael Roddy
14
11
 Sion Edwards




Ryan Wade
11


13
 Nick Bould




Chris Doran
27
14
 Joe Culshaw



Lee Owens
2

 Jay Colbeck (46) for 8 Jones



Steve Jones (46) for 15 Hart  10
10
 Jamie Petrie (72) for 7 Jones



Steve Abbot (65) for 9 Budrys  29
15  Jamie McDaid (72) for 11 Ed'ds



Phil Bolland  12


-

 COLOURS
  Blue & White
-
  SCORERS
  Tom Field 2
  
  
  

   Bangor were knocked out of the Welsh Cup by a strong and determined Airbus side for whom midfield general Tom Field scored twice.
 
The pre match news saw loan signing Jay Colbeck start on the bench whilst Airbus included their former midfielder Ashley Williams back from a spell with Chester.
  On a wet night at Nantporth the visitors started the brighter with Lee Idzi soon into the action to deny Tom Field before Chris Budrys sent a powerful header against the Bangor bar. The ball immediately broke to Les Davies whose goalward charge was brought short by Ian Kearney whose actions might have been seen as foul play but not by Referee Brian James who was scarcely to endear himself to the home support as the match unfolded.
  With that frantic start behind them both sides settled into a more conservative approach but that all changed on 26 minutes. A careless home throw in was seized upon by Tom Field whose edge of the box curler beat Lee Idzi and denied the departing goalkeeper a farewell clean sheet.
  Bangor responded through Les Davies whose shot was deflected for a corner. Then on the half hour mark Chris Jones lifted his shot over.
  Michael Johnston was shown the yellow card for a foul on the powerful Budrys on the edge of the City box and moments later the outstanding Anthony Miley blocked two goalbounds effort in a matter of seconds to keep the Planemakers at bay.
  As half time closed in goalscorer Field was also carded for failing to retreat during a spell when City won three corners on the bounce. But this is a big powerful Airbus defence and goalkeeper Coates was not called upon to make a save of note.
  During the closing minutes Sam Hart went close for the visitors whilst leftback Lewis Short may well have injured himself as he cut a glum figure as he left the field at the interval. In truth the Broughton side were good value for the lead.
HALF TIME  0-1
  Two changes at the interval as Bangor replaced Rob Jones with loan signing Jay Colbeck and Airbus sent on Northern Ireland international Steve Jones for Lewis Short who failed to shake off his first half knock.
   But despite these changes Bangor were unable to make a real difference and with Tom Field, Ashley Williams and the restless Ryan Wade the visitors enjoyed a good share of the second period.
   City won a corner some seven minutes into the second half but Airbus cleared. Moments later the visitors broke clear which invited a clean strike from Sam Hart which again Lee Idzi saved confidently. Chester born Hart was
in the 2006 Victory Shield squad alongside Kai Edwards, Gerwyn Jones, Nathan Craig and former blues midfielder Matty Hurdman.
   Michael Johnston was then flattened by a wild challenge from substitute Steve Jones - in clear view of Referee James - but no action was taken. On the hour Les Davies, who had been stifled by the Pearson and Kearney, pounced on some slack defending but his goalbound effort lacked any real venom.
  On the hour Michael Roddy appeared to launch a two footed lunge on Damien Allen but again Referee James saw nothing.
  They are of course an intimidating mixture of big powerful lads, verbose and relentless, both on the pitch and from the sidelines and it became obvious that the Rhydyfelin whistler opted for caution more than confrontation.
  But of course they would not be second in the league if the could not play football and the dangerous Field again hit the target with a long range effort which Lee Idzi saved. On 65 minutes Big Steve Abbot replaced Big Chris Budrys, like for like. Steve Jones then tripped Damien Allen but again no action from the match official.
  Substitute Jay Colbeck fired on target but Coates saved comfortably. Moments later, on 72 mins, a double change for Bangor as Jamie Petrie and Jamie McDaid came on for Chris Jones and Sion Edwards.  City won a corner which Dec Walker sent over but Jay Colbeck headed wide. Was there a chance of revival?
  Sadly for Bangor the answer was no as on 79 minutes the visitors doubled their lead. Ryan Wade crossed and Tom Field side footed home with Idzi left with little chance to react. City again tried to fightback, won a couple of corners, but the real chance of those closing minutes fell to Jamie McDaid who could not turn home Ryan Edwards' low cross.
  And that was about it. Little doubt that Airbus had deserved their win on a wet and miserable Nantporth evening. They go on to face Carmarthen or TNS in the next round. For Bangor ten league games await.
  MoTM BANGOR CITY
Lee Idzi
  MoTM OPPOSITION
Tom Field
  REFEREE
Brian James
  ATTENDANCE
466