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Bangor City U19 - Match centre

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Conwy Borough U19
Bangor City U19
L Geraghty (23'), H Smith (48'), C Cooper (84')
Full time
J Jones (38'), S Jones (77', 89' Pen)
Thu 29 Mar 19:30 - League

MATCH REPORT | Late Penalty Rescues Point at Conwy Borough

Defensive frailties prove costly as Citizens come from behind three times at The Morfa

Bangor City's Under-19 Development side returned to action on Thursday night at The Morfa after an enforced lay off of almost five weeks due to postponements and one abandoned match.

Fielding an adventurous 3-5-2 formation, the young Citizens dominated possession in the early stages and Sam Ashworth was presented with the first clear cut opportunity after 15 minutes when he found himself one-on-one with Conwy keeper Tyler Evans but the Tangerines stopper was equal to Ashworth's well-struck shot.

Against the run of play, it was the hosts who went ahead after 23 minutes as City guardian Leon Jones could only parry a driven shot from the left flank by Harry Smith which presented the incoming Liam Geraghty with a straightforward finish from 6-yards.

With 34 minutes played City were left off the hook as a Leon Jones clearance was blocked by a Conwy forward but the resulting shot was wayward and the Citizens breathed a collective sigh of relief.

Bangor continued to control possession and apply pressure and the equaliser duly arrived after 38 minutes when Jake Jones capitalised on a loose ball on the edge of the area to slot home from 12-yards.

Half Time: Conwy Borough U19 1-1 Bangor City U19

Within three minutes of the restart, the hosts went ahead once again as Conwy's Harry Smith shrugged off the combined challenges of Louis McFarlane and Ben Williams before coolly slotting in from a tight angle inside the penalty area.

Coach Dave Cavanagh then made the first of three changes as Deegan Booton replaced Ben Williams on 67 minutes. Three minutes later and Jake Jones produced a deft turn before unleashing a left-footed shot that flew inches over the Conwy crossbar.

Further substitutions were made by both sides before City levelled matters in the 77th minute. Geraint Jones played a ball in to Sam Jones down the right hand side and Bangor's leading marksman wrong-footed his marker before applying a left-foot finish inside the near post.

Switching from the right to the left flank, Alex Boss was proving a handful for the Conwy defence with his electric pace and the night's only caution was given with 10 minutes left for one heavy challenge too many on Boss by the Conwy rearguard.

After 84 minutes, Bangor's uncertainty at the back proved costly once more as the Citizens rearguard failed to clear their lines and presented Conwy substitute Curtis Cooper with a tap-in from point blank range to put the hosts back in front at 3-2.

With just a minute of normal time remaining, Alex Boss made inroads down the left before being up-ended inside the area and the referee had no hesitation in awarding the spot kick. Up stepped Sam Jones to send the goalkeeper the wrong way as he slotted into the bottom right hand corner to level matters at 3-3.

The Citizens almost stole the points in the final minute as they searched for the winning goal but Sam Ashworth had his goalbound effort charged down as the match ended all square.

Full Time: Conwy Borough U19 3-3 Bangor City U19

Key moments

23:00
Goal Liam Geraghty scores for Conwy Borough U19
38:00
Goal Jake Jones scores for Bangor City U19
48:00
Goal Harry Smith scores for Conwy Borough U19
77:00
Goal Sam Jones scores for Bangor City U19
84:00
Goal Curtis Cooper scores for Conwy Borough U19
89:00
Scored Penalty Sam Jones scores a penalty for Bangor City U19

Highlights

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89:00 Scored Penalty 3 - 3
Sam Jones scores a penalty for Bangor City U19
84:00 Goal 3 - 2
Curtis Cooper scores for Conwy Borough U19
83:00 Sub On
Cian Williams is substituted on for Bangor City U19
83:00 Sub Off
Geraint Jones is substituted off for Bangor City U19
80:00 Yellow Card
Yellow card for Conwy Borough U19
77:00 Assist
Geraint Jones makes an assist for Bangor City U19
77:00 Goal 2 - 2
Sam Jones scores for Bangor City U19
71:00 Sub On
Caio Hughes is substituted on for Bangor City U19
71:00 Sub Off
Cai Huws is substituted off for Bangor City U19
67:00 Sub On
Deegan Booton is substituted on for Bangor City U19
67:00 Sub Off
Ben Williams is substituted off for Bangor City U19
48:00 Goal 2 - 1
Harry Smith scores for Conwy Borough U19
End of period 1
38:00 Goal 1 - 1
Jake Jones scores for Bangor City U19
23:00 Goal 1 - 0
Liam Geraghty scores for Conwy Borough U19
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Conwy Borough U19
  • Bangor City U19
  • 0
  • Liam Geraghty Goal 23:00'
  • Jake Jones Goal 38:00'
  • Harry Smith Goal 48:00'
  • Deegan Booton Sub On 67:00'
  • Ben Williams Sub Off 67:00'
  • Caio Hughes Sub On 71:00'
  • Cai Huws Sub Off 71:00'
  • Sam Jones Goal 77:00'
  • Geraint Jones Assist 77:00'
  • Yellow Card 80:00'
  • Cian Williams Sub On 83:00'
  • Geraint Jones Sub Off 83:00'
  • Curtis Cooper Goal 84:00'
  • Sam Jones Scored Penalty 89:00'

Team selection

Jones, Leon Jones, Leon
Stead, Gruff Stead, Gruff
Williams, Ben Williams, Ben
McFarlane, Louis McFarlane, Louis
Boss, Alex Boss, Alex
Huws, Cai Huws, Cai
Jones, Geraint Jones, Geraint
Ashworth, Sam Ashworth, Sam
Thomas, Gethin Thomas, Gethin
Jones, Sam Jones, Sam
Jones, Jake Jones, Jake
Bangor City U19
Conwy Borough U19
  • 1. Tyler Evans
  • 2. Cam Brook
  • 3. Jonah Wilton
  • 4. Sam Tidswell
  • 5. Ryan Pope
  • 6. Adam Buckley
  • 7. Hayden Shilton
  • 8. Danny Hughes
  • 9. Liam Geraghty
  • 10. Billy Jones
  • 11. Harry Smith
  • 12. Curtis Cooper
  • 13. Tom James
  • 14. Morgan Twigg

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