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Bangor City U19 - Match center

Bala Town U19
Bangor City U19
Unknown (57', 69', 110')
Full time
G Thomas (36'), J Jones (47'), G Harry (108', 115')
Sun 1 Oct 14:00 - Cup

City Under-19's Edge Seven Goal Cup Thriller

Seven goals, extra time & a lengthy injury stoppage on a dramatic Sunday afternoon at Maes Tegid in the FAW Youth Cup

The proverbial hard-fought victory had it all as Bangor City Under-19's progressed to Round 2 of the FAW Youth Cup at Bala Town on Sunday.

A headed goal by George Harry (his second of the match) deep into Extra Time gave the young Citizens the edge over a Bala side which twice came from behind to level the scoreline.

By comparison the opening half started relatively tamely with both sides creating opportunities but the game remained scoreless until midfielder Gethin Thomas put the Citizens ahead on 36 minutes with a 6-yard finish.

Two minutes later, Bala keeper Ryan Goldston fell awkwardly in an aerial challenge with City's George Harry and the match was halted as medical attention was sought for the stricken Goldston.

The delay proved lengthy as an ambulance eventually arrived a full 90 minutes after the initial incident to transport the Bala keeper to Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

The match was eventually re-started and the Citizens went into the short interval 1-0 ahead, although striker Sam Jones almost doubled City's lead when he rattled the Bala crossbar on the stroke of half-time.

The second period was soon under way after a quick turnaround and City did eventually double the advantage when recent signing Jake Jones found the bottom corner of the net with a sweetly struck 30-yard shot on 47 minutes.

Ten minutes later, City gave away cheap possession and the Lakesiders' Will Owen took full advantage to beat Leon Jones and reduce the arrears for Bala. City responded immediately and from a corner kick out on the right Louis McFarlane saw his effort strike the foot of the Bala post with 61 minutes played.

On 69 minutes, the Citizens again showed defensive frailty and Owen equalised with a clinical finish from a tight angle to level the score at 2-2. The next meaningful effort on goal saw Jake Jones let fly from 40-yards with an opportunistic strike which rattled the Bala crossbar with 77 minutes showing on the clock. The score remained at 2-2 at the end of the allocated ninety minutes, meaning Extra Time beckoned.

Neither team could find a breakthrough in the opening period of Extra Time, but it was the Citizens who eventually went ahead within three minutes of the re-start. A corner kick by Gruff Stead saw George Harry rise highest to head home for the Citizens to take a 3-2 lead.

Bala's response was immediate as Charlie Williams unleashed a shot from 35-yards which looped over Leon Jones in the City goal to once again restore parity at 3-3.

The young Citizens weren't to be outdone though and with five minutes remaining Gruff Stead sent over another corner kick which George Harry once again met with a header which nestled into the back of the Bala net to see Dave Cavanagh's side progress to the next round of the FAW Youth Cup.

The injured Bala goalkeeper Ryan Goldston was thankfully later discharged from hospital with no serious after effects from his injury.

George Harry

Player of the Match

George Harry

Key moments

36:00
Goal Gethin Thomas scores for Bangor City U19
47:00
Goal Jake Jones scores for Bangor City U19
57:00
Goal Goal for Bala Town U19
69:00
Goal Goal for Bala Town U19
108:00
Goal George Harry scores for Bangor City U19
110:00
Goal Goal for Bala Town U19
115:00
Goal George Harry scores for Bangor City U19

Highlights

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115:00 Goal 3 - 4
George Harry scores for Bangor City U19
110:00 Sub On
Mark Dunn is substituted on for Bangor City U19
110:00 Sub Off
Jake Jones is substituted off for Bangor City U19
110:00 Goal 3 - 3
Goal for Bala Town U19
108:00 Goal 2 - 3
George Harry scores for Bangor City U19
90:00 Player of the Match
George Harry is awarded player of the match for Bangor City U19
End of period 3
102:00 Sub Off
Gethin Thomas is substituted off for Bangor City U19
102:00 Sub On
Math Roberts is substituted on for Bangor City U19
98:00 Yellow Card
Alex Boss is yellow carded for Bangor City U19
End of period 2
80:00 Yellow Card
Gethin Thomas is yellow carded for Bangor City U19
69:00 Goal 2 - 2
Goal for Bala Town U19
57:00 Goal 1 - 2
Goal for Bala Town U19
47:00 Goal 0 - 2
Jake Jones scores for Bangor City U19
End of period 1
36:00 Goal 0 - 1
Gethin Thomas scores for Bangor City U19
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Bala Town U19
  • Bangor City U19
  • 0
  • Gethin Thomas Goal 36:00'
  • Jake Jones Goal 47:00'
  • Goal 57:00'
  • Goal 69:00'
  • Gethin Thomas Yellow Card 80:00'
  • Alex Boss Yellow Card 98:00'
  • Math Roberts Sub On 102:00'
  • Gethin Thomas Sub Off 102:00'
  • George Harry Goal 108:00'
  • Mark Dunn Sub On 110:00'
  • Jake Jones Sub Off 110:00'
  • Goal 110:00'
  • George Harry Goal 115:00'

Team selection

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

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