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Bangor City U19
Caernarfon Town U19
J Jones (21', 77', 86'), G Stead (34', 40'), A Boss (46'), L McFarlane (74'), S Jones (82' Pen, 87'), J Banks (89')
Full time
Unknown (24' Sent Off, 72')
Thu 7 Dec 19:30 - League

MATCH REPORT | Bangor City Under-19's Run Riot Against Caernarfon Town

Young Citizens Hit Double Figures Against 10-man Caernarfon Town in Welsh Premier Development League North

On a bitingly cold Thursday night at the VSM Bangor Stadium, the Young Citizens registered a thumping 10-1 win over neighbours Caernarfon Town as they maintained the pressure on their rivals at the top end of the WPDL North standings.

A nervy opening fifteen minutes saw both sides struggle to gain control of the proceedings with neither side managing to put together sustained periods of possession. City's first opening came on the quarter hour mark as Guto Williams sent a dangerous inswinging free kick into the area from the left side but the Caernarfon keeper gathered safely.

The Citizens then created two opportunities with Gethin Thomas cutting into the area and sending a ball across the face of the goal which narrowly eluded the incoming Alex Boss on 17 minutes. Then, two minutes later Gruff Stead crossed from the left hand byeline but again the ball eluded the predatory Boss.

The breakthrough eventually arrived after 21 minutes as Jake Jones received a ball on the edge of the penalty area and turned his marker before slotting home at the near post for the all-important lead.

With 24 minutes played, Alex Boss anticipated a through ball and raced goalwards only to be felled by the outrushing Caernarfon guardian on the edge of the "D". The referee reached into his pocket and out came the red card and the visitors were reduced to ten men. However, the Citizens failed to capitalise as the substitute keeper safely gathered the resulting free kick.

Striker Sam Jones then missed a glorious chance on 27 minutes as his shot flew agonisingly wide from Jake Jones' inviting cross on the right-hand side. With 32 minutes on the clock, Sam Jones then played a defence-splitting reverse pass to set Gethin Thomas in on goal but the energetic midfielder dragged his shot wide of the left hand post.

Two minutes later and the Young Citizens doubled the advantage as Gruff Stead capped off a fine individual move from the left hand side of the penalty area to slot home for a 2-0 lead.

Five minutes before the interval, Jake Jones threaded through a delightful pass for Gruff Stead to finish with aplomb from 10-yards and give Bangor a comfortable 3-0 margin at the interval.

Half-Time: Bangor City U19 3-0 Caernarfon Town U19

The Citizens continued where they left off as the second half resumed with a spectacular fourth goal on 46 minutes. An interchange of passes with Gruff Stead set left back Harry Hughes free down the flank and his cross to the far post was met by an acrobatic scissors kick from Alex Boss that found the bottom left hand corner of the net for a 4-0 lead.

By now, Bangor were firmly in command and dominating proceedings. Alex Boss was enjoying the freedom to run at pace down the right flank and he sent two crosses into the area in quick succession but the industrious Gruff Stead was unable to find the necessary accuracy with headed efforts to extend City's lead further.

Coach Dave Cavanagh then made two substitutions either side of the hour mark as first Geraint Jones replaced Gethin Thomas (56') before Jason Banks was introduced in place of Gruff Stead (63').

With the match entering the final twenty minutes, it was Caernarfon that scored the next goal. A long ball from deep into their own half caught the Bangor defence flat-footed and as the Caernarfon substitute cut in from the right hand side his cross was met by Aron Thomas who poked home from close range to reduce the arrears to 4-1.

Any glimmer of hope that the visitors had of a comeback was quickly extinguished as City wasted no time in reaffirming their superiority. From the restart a City move was halted at the expense of a corner and from the resulting flag kick centre back Louis McFarlane powered home with a towering header (74').

Three minutes later and Jake Jones capitalised on an error from the Caernarfon centre back to nick the ball away and net his second goal of the evening and put City 6-1 ahead. Bangor then made their third and final substitution as midfielder Cai Huws replaced Alex Boss.

Substitute Geraint Jones then sent a piledriver narrowly over the Caernarfon crossbar on 80 minutes before City were awarded a penalty two minutes later. Sam Jones had his heels clipped as he raced through on goal and stepped up to coolly plant his spot kick into the bottom right hand corner and increase the lead to 7-1.

The Citizens then added three further goals in the closing five minutes. Jake Jones completed his hat-trick on 86 minutes from a Sam Jones pass to cap a fine individual performance.

A great run down the right from Jason Banks set-up Sam Jones for his brace (87'), before Banks then completed the rout with a fine individual goal as he waltzed through the demoralised Caernarfon backline before tapping home for City's tenth goal.

Full-Time: Bangor City U19 10-1 Caernarfon Town U19

The Under-19's are scheduled to play Airbus UK Broughton this Sunday, 10 December, followed by The New Saints on Sunday, 17 December, in two crucial Welsh Premier Development League North matches at the VSM Bangor Stadium (both 2pm Kick Offs).


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Jake Jones

Player of the Match

Jake Jones

Key moments

21:00
Goal Jake Jones scores for Bangor City U19
24:00
Red Card A player is sent off for Caernarfon Town U19
34:00
Goal Gruff Stead scores for Bangor City U19
40:00
Goal Gruff Stead scores for Bangor City U19
46:00
Goal Alex Boss scores for Bangor City U19
72:00
Goal Goal for Caernarfon Town U19
74:00
Goal Louis McFarlane scores for Bangor City U19
77:00
Goal Jake Jones scores for Bangor City U19
82:00
Scored Penalty Sam Jones scores a penalty for Bangor City U19
86:00
Goal Jake Jones scores for Bangor City U19
87:00
Goal Sam Jones scores for Bangor City U19
89:00
Goal Jason Banks scores for Bangor City U19

Highlights

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90:00 Player of the Match
Jake Jones is awarded player of the match for Bangor City U19
89:00 Goal 10 - 1
Jason Banks scores for Bangor City U19
87:00 Assist
Jason Banks makes an assist for Bangor City U19
87:00 Goal 9 - 1
Sam Jones scores for Bangor City U19
86:00 Assist
Sam Jones makes an assist for Bangor City U19
86:00 Goal 8 - 1
Jake Jones scores for Bangor City U19
82:00 Scored Penalty 7 - 1
Sam Jones scores a penalty for Bangor City U19
78:00 Sub Off
Alex Boss is substituted off for Bangor City U19
78:00 Sub On
Cai Huws is substituted on for Bangor City U19
77:00 Goal 6 - 1
Jake Jones scores for Bangor City U19
74:00 Goal 5 - 1
Louis McFarlane scores for Bangor City U19
72:00 Goal 4 - 1
Goal for Caernarfon Town U19
63:00 Sub Off
Gruff Stead is substituted off for Bangor City U19
63:00 Sub On
Jason Banks is substituted on for Bangor City U19
56:00 Sub Off
Gethin Thomas is substituted off for Bangor City U19
56:00 Sub On
Geraint Jones is substituted on for Bangor City U19
46:00 Assist
Harry Hughes makes an assist for Bangor City U19
46:00 Goal 4 - 0
Alex Boss scores for Bangor City U19
End of period 1
40:00 Goal 3 - 0
Gruff Stead scores for Bangor City U19
40:00 Assist
Jake Jones makes an assist for Bangor City U19
34:00 Goal 2 - 0
Gruff Stead scores for Bangor City U19
24:00 Red Card 1 - 0
A player is sent off for Caernarfon Town U19
21:00 Goal 1 - 0
Jake Jones scores for Bangor City U19
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As it happened

  • Bangor City U19
  • Caernarfon Town U19
  • 0
  • Jake Jones Goal 21:00'
  • Red Card 24:00'
  • Gruff Stead Goal 34:00'
  • Gruff Stead Goal 40:00'
  • Jake Jones Assist 40:00'
  • Alex Boss Goal 46:00'
  • Harry Hughes Assist 46:00'
  • Geraint Jones Sub On 56:00'
  • Gethin Thomas Sub Off 56:00'
  • Jason Banks Sub On 63:00'
  • Gruff Stead Sub Off 63:00'
  • Goal 72:00'
  • Louis McFarlane Goal 74:00'
  • Jake Jones Goal 77:00'
  • Alex Boss Sub Off 78:00'
  • Cai Huws Sub On 78:00'
  • Sam Jones Scored Penalty 82:00'
  • Jake Jones Goal 86:00'
  • Sam Jones Assist 86:00'
  • Sam Jones Goal 87:00'
  • Jason Banks Assist 87:00'
  • Jason Banks Goal 89:00'

Team selection

Evans, Gruffudd Evans, Gruffudd
Booton, Deegan Booton, Deegan
Hughes, Harry Hughes, Harry
Williams, Ben Williams, Ben
McFarlane, Louis McFarlane, Louis
Boss, Alex Boss, Alex
Stead, Gruff Stead, Gruff
Williams, Guto Williams, Guto
Thomas, Gethin Thomas, Gethin
Jones, Jake Jones, Jake
Jones, Sam Jones, Sam
Bangor City U19

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