Bangor City Football Club (Welsh: Clwb Pêl-droed Dinas Bangor) is a Welsh inactive football club from the City of Bangor, Gwynedd. They started the 2021–22 season in the Cymru North the second level of the Welsh football league system, but on 30 November were suspended from any football activity due to non-payment of wages.[2] On 18 February 2022 the club announced they had withdrawn from the league[3] and the Football Association of Wales confirmed the club's results from the league that season has been expunged.[4] The club subsequently failed to apply for tier 2 or tier 3 licences, leaving them unable to play in any Football Association of Wales league for the 2022–23 season.

Bangor City Football Club
Full nameBangor City Football Club Clwb Pêl-droed Dinas Bangor
Nickname(s)The Citizens
Founded1876; 148 years ago (1876)
(as Bangor Football Club)
Dissolved2022 (inactive)
GroundNantporth, Bangor
Capacity3000 (1,189 seated) (1,500> planned)
ChairmanDomenico Serafino[1]
ManagerPedro Pasculli
2021–22Cymru North, (resigned from league)
WebsiteClub website

Founded in 1876, Bangor City have been founder members of the North Wales Coast League, the Welsh National League, the North Wales Combination, the Welsh National League (North), the Northern Premier League, the Alliance Premier League and the League of Wales, as well as playing in the inaugural Welsh Cup. The team has won the Welsh Cup eight times and the Welsh Premier League three, as well as taking part in European competitions.

The club's home colours have traditionally been royal blue shirts, royal blue shorts and royal blue socks, although over the years home colours have varied to include royal blue and yellow[5] and scarlet and Royal blue.[5]

History edit

Pre-League of Wales era (1876–1992) edit

Bangor City F.C. is one of Wales' older football clubs, and has played in European football, the English pyramid system and the Cymru Premier.[6]

The club was a founding member of the North Wales Coast League in 1893, the Welsh National League in 1921, the North Wales Combination in 1930, the Welsh League North in 1935, the Northern Premier League in 1968, the Alliance Premier League (now National League) in 1979, and in 1992 the League of Wales.

In the 1961–62 season, they won the Welsh Cup, and consequently entered in the European Cup Winners' Cup for the first time. In the first round, they were drawn against the Italian Cup winners, Napoli. In the first leg, played at Farrar Road, Bangor won 2–0; three weeks later, in front of a crowd of 80,000 in Naples, the result was 3–1 in Napoli's favour. A playoff had to be played, at Arsenal's Highbury Stadium, in London and AS Napoli won 2–1.

At the end of 1977–78 when Southport was relegated from the English Football League Fourth Division, Bangor City, Boston United and Wigan Athletic were considered for promotion in its place. Due to Wigan Athletic having installed crush barriers, they were elected ahead of Bangor and Boston.

In 1979–80 Bangor City was invited to compete in the Alliance Premier League, which would become the English game's de facto fifth division.

On 12 May 1984 they became the first Welsh club to play at Wembley since Cardiff in 1927, when reaching the FA Trophy final against Northwich Victoria. The match finished 1–1. The replay was played in Stoke's Victoria Ground and Bangor lost 2–1.

In 1985 the club returned to European football in the European Cup Winners' Cup, in the first round drawn against the Norwegian Football Cup winners, Fredrikstad. The first leg in Norway was a 1–1 draw, while the return leg in Bangor was a 0–0 draw, resulting in Bangor progressing to the second round on the "Away Goal Rule", where the club was drawn against the Spanish side Atlético Madrid. The first leg in Bangor was won 2–0 by Atlético. In the return leg in Madrid, Bangor lost 1–0.

The captain of the club during that season was midfielder Mark Palios, who later became chief executive of the English Football Association during 2004–05.

Early League of Wales years (1992–2007) edit

In 1992 the club left the English football pyramid to join the new national League of Wales. In the second season the club were league champions and as champions, entered the UEFA Cup. They were drawn against the Icelandic champions, IA Akranes. Akranes won the tie 4–1.

In 1995 the club retained the League of Wales championship and this time drew the Polish runners-up Widzew Łódź in the preliminary round of the UEFA Cup. Łódź triumphed over City, winning 4–0 in Bangor and 1–0 in Łódź.

In 1998 the club were back in the Cup Winners' Cup, having won the Welsh Cup under the management of Graeme Sharp. Between winning the Welsh Cup and playing their opponents, FC Haka, the manager and most of the team had left, so new manager John King had to put together a completely new side, a week before the start of the Welsh football season (and three-quarters of the way through the Finnish football season). Bangor were beaten 3–0 on aggregate.

In 2006 the club made it to the Welsh Cup final where they were beaten by Rhyl 2–0 at Wrexham's Racecourse Ground.

Powell years (2007–2016) edit

The club won back the Welsh Cup in 2008 defeating Llanelli 4–2 after extra time at Latham Park, Newtown. Victory in the Welsh Cup meant that Bangor had again qualified for Europe and in the following seasons Uefa cup they were drawn to face FC Midtjylland of Denmark. The tie saw Bangor beaten 10–1 on aggregate.

Bangor ended the 2008–09 season with yet more silverware as they retained the Welsh Cup by defeating Aberystwyth Town 2–0 in a match held at Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli.

The 2008–09 Welsh Cup success meant that Bangor participated in the inaugural Europa League competition at the start of the 2009–10 season. They were drawn to face Honka Espoo in the second qualifying round and were eliminated at the first hurdle losing 3–0 on aggregate.

Bangor made it three Welsh Cup wins in a row in 2009–10 with a 3–2 success against Port Talbot in the Welsh Cup Final,[7] again held at Llanelli.

In the 2010–11 Europa League campaign, Bangor City were drawn against Honka Espoo. They overcame the Finnish side in the Europa League second qualifying round with a 3–2 aggregate scoreline.[8] Bangor succumbed to Portuguese side Marítimo in the third qualifying round. Marítimo won 10–3 on aggregate.

The 2010–11 season marked a significant change in the set-up of the Welsh Premiership, with Bangor one of the 12 sides (down from 18) contesting the championship. They won their opening 15 games of the season, eventually winning their first league title in 16 years on the final day of the season. This was achieved by beating TNS, 1–0.

By winning their competitive league, they were involved in the 2011–12 Champions League campaign. Bangor City were against HJK Helsinki in the second qualifying round but lost 3–0 at home. In the away fixture, Bangor City were beaten 10–0 in the game and 13–0 on aggregate. Bangor finished second in 2011–12's Welsh Premiership, keeping in contention for the title until the final game of the season, a decider against TNS who won the league.

In July 2012 Bangor City forward Les Davies made the 32-man longlist for UEFA's best player in Europe award.[9][10][11][12]

2012–13 began with a 0–0 home draw against Moldovan side FC Zimbru Chisnau in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League, first qualifying round. The Citizens lost the away leg 2–1 to bow out. City finishing third in the league, losing the Welsh Cup Final 3–1 after extra time to Prestatyn Town and then being defeated days later in the European playoffs by Bala Town.

Bangor finished fourth in 2013–14. The team did qualify for 2014–15 Europa League but lost 8–0 on aggregate to Icelandic side Stjarnan. It heralded a slide during which the side was in real danger of relegation for much of the season. The team stayed up in tenth position. 2015–16 was another struggle for the blues, who ended up in ninth place.

In June 2016 it was announced that a Cheshire-based consortium[13] was to take over, promising large investment in the team, plus ground improvements.

On 25 July 2016 Powell was sacked, according to a statement released by the club.[14]

The Vaughan era (2016-2019) edit

In August 2016 Andy Legg was appointed manager of the club.[15] His departure in November 2016 due to his inability to commit to a full-time contract[16] paved the way for Ian Dawes.[17] However, with Welsh Premiership licensing rules stating that every club's head coach/manager must have, or be in the process of attaining, the UEFA Pro Coaching Licence[18] and in the absence of such a qualification, Dawes was gone by March 2017.[19] Gary Taylor-Fletcher then became player-manager. The Club qualified via the playoffs for the Europa League under Fletcher's guidance with a 1–0 win at Nantporth against Cardiff Met.[20]

In May 2017, Kevin Nicholson was named as manager with Gary Taylor-Fletcher as assistant.[21] Nicholson holds the UEFA Pro licence.[22] The Club qualified automatically for the Europa League for the second successive season, finishing second under Nicholson's guidance[citation needed] as well as being beaten in the semi-final of the Welsh Cup.

In 2016 a company called VSM (Vaughan Sports Management), which became the main shirt sponsors of the club, took over the club. Although convicted criminal[23] Stephen Vaughan Sr. was present at the launch of the new ownership, the new chairman Ivor Jenkins insisted that Vaughan – who is banned from being a company director – was not involved with running the club.[24] Fellow criminal[25] and ex-professional, Stephen Vaughan Jr., was later appointed as Director of Football and a coach at the club.[26]

On 26 April 2018 the FAW Club Licensing Appeals Body decided to revoke the club's Tier 1 and UEFA license due to not meeting financial criteria [27] meaning that they would automatically drop down to the second level of Welsh football the next season, despite a second-placed finish in the Welsh Premier League, and would not be able to compete for a place in the following season's Europa League.[28]

In June 2018 Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs issued up a second winding up petition against the club.[29] This was later dismissed as the tax owed had been paid, albeit late.[30]

In October 2018 the club' auditors, the accountancy firm Salisbury resigned, with a public letter citing 11 points of concern in relation to how the club's owners were managing the club's financial affairs.[31] These concerns included gaps in the clubs' accounts, missing financial documents and around a lack adequate documentation received in relation to cash shares totalling £258,000. The BBC reported that "Those concerns relate to the transfer of 25,800 shares to the company Vaughan Sports Management Ltd, a move which gave the firm significant control of the club".[32]

In March 2019, Vaughan Jnr returned to the club as chairman, having formerly been both Director of Football and interim Manager at the club.[33]

In May 2019 the club were found in breach of various league and FAW regulations by the Football Association of Wales (FAW), fined and docked 42 points from their 2018–19 Cymru Alliance points total. The club had until 29 May 2019 to appeal against these findings.[34] Should the appeal be unsuccessful the club will be relegated to Tier 3 of the Welsh league structure for the 2019–20 season. The club was also left facing a transfer embargo until 31 December 2019 and was facing a third winding up order from HMRC over further unpaid tax.[35] The club and the FAW confirmed that an appeal had been lodged.[36] The FAW confirmed on 5 June that the club were unable to appeal against the FAW Panel's decision to place a transfer embargo on the club as the deadline for an appeal had lapsed - and as such the club was suspended from registering any professional players (or renewing current contracts) with immediate effect up to and including 31 December 2019.[37] The appeal date was set for the 18 June[38] where the original points deduction was nullified.[39] The FAW confirmed that at the meeting the appeal panel took the decision to adjourn the hearing until 24 June 2019, at which point the panel would be reconvened to consider the appeal submitted by the club.[40] The appeal found the club guilty of most of the original charges and issued revised penalties including a reduced 21-point deduction, which meant the club remained in the second tier on goal difference.[41]

In June 2019 it was reported that the club had avoided the winding up order by paying the outstanding debt in full.[42] However, on 5 August of that year Bangor were suspended from playing competitive matches pending an arbitration hearing on 16 August following allegations that they fielded an ineligible player the previous season.[43] On 16 August 2019, Bangor City won their appeal against the FAW in Birmingham and were reinstated the 21 points that were originally deducted from them in the 2018–19 Cymru Alliance season, a campaign they finished in fourth spot.[44]

In September 2019 the club announced that VSM had sold their shares in the club to an Italian-based consortium headed up by Italian musician Domenico Serafino.[1]

Domenico Serafino era (2019 onwards) edit

Domenico Serafino took over the club on 2 September 2019.[45] His son Francesco Serafino, a Bangor player, had appealed to him to rescue the club.[46] Serafino brought in Argentine World Cup winner Pedro Pasculli as the new manager of the team.[47] and he was given the task of helping Bangor back into the top flight. His first win was a 2–1 victory over Rhyl in November. Pasculli had been a roommate of Diego Maradona at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.[48] Bangor used the January 2020 transfer window to bring in new players including former Barnsley player Hugo Colace.[49] In April Serafino made a £5,000 donation to local hospital Ysbyty Gwynedd to help it fight the outbreak of coronavirus.[50] The club finished the inaugural Cymru North season in fifth place in a season curtailed by the COVID-19 pandemic with the final table determined on a points-per-game basis. In June, Colace was appointed manager of the club.[51]

The 2020–21 Cymru North season was postponed and then cancelled entirely due to Welsh government COVID-19 restrictions. In April 2021 the club was refused a Tier 1 licence on the basis of a failure to provide the club's financial accounts as part of their application along with an issue in relation to coaching qualifications.[52] In October the club applied for a Tier 1 licence again for the 2022–23 season,[53] Colace's contract with club was terminated after a club investigation into his conduct and the team's performance in the league that season.[54] Colace contested the charges made against him by the club in a statement released on social media and highlighted the lack of payment of staff and players by the club's president.[55] Maturin Ovambe was appointed the club's new head coach.[56]

Suspension from all football activity edit

Concerns over unpaid wages for players and club officials were reported in the press, who noted similarities to a situation in 2020 where another club owned in Italy by Domenico Serafino, A.S. Sambenedettese had seen players not paid, the club declared bankrupt and expelled from the league.[57] The club were summoned by the Football Association of Wales to a disciplinary hearing over the matter.[58] The panel ruled that "all outstanding monies" must be paid within 31 days from 29 October 2021 - the club owed nearly £53,000 of unpaid wages to players and staff - with the sanction in the event of non-payment being the club would be banned "from all football related activity".[59] On 30 November the Football Association of Wales suspended the club from all football related activity after they failed to comply with the payment of outstanding monies.[60][2] As the club were suspended from football their Cymru North match versus Buckley Town on 4 December was postponed, they were fined and had three points deducted from their points total for failing to fulfil a fixture.[61] The club's match against Prestatyn Town on 10 December was also subsequently postponed by the FAW with the club again fined with three more points deducted.[62] The next match against Airbus was also postponed.[63] Three more points were deducted moving them to the bottom of the Cymru North league table.

A temporary suspension of football in Wales over the festive season (due to COVID-19 Welsh government restrictions) saw the club not deducted any more points as all domestic games were postponed. On 7 January 2022 it was announced by FAW that the club had not applied for a licence to compete in the tier 2 Cymru North for the 2022–23 season, or at tier 3 level.[64] On 14 January the club's academy announced on social media that closing with immediate effect after no support was forthcoming from the club and there had been no evidence from the FAW or the club that the situation at the club was going to improve.[65] Upon the restart of the season in January, the club's match on 21 January against Holyhead Hotspur was also postponed with the club being docked a further three points.[66] The club at that point only had five registered first team players. The following match was also postponed, and with another three points deducted the club now had no points at the bottom of the table.[67]

Withdrawal from Cymru North edit

On 11 February the FAW announced that the club had until 19 February to pay all outstanding fines or they would be immediately expelled from the Cymru North. It also announced that in the event the club paid outstanding fines, they would have to play all subsequent league fixtures or they would also face immediate expulsion from the league.[68] The next scheduled league match is due to take place on 25 February and the club had three players registered.

"A club competing in the second tier of Welsh professional football" and "a club with a noteworthy history. They have had some spells in the international European tournaments" was shortly afterwards advertised for sale with asking price of £1.25 million.[69] The club was reported as Bangor City with the Daily Post noting the "eye-watering price" did not include the club's ground which was leased from the council.[70]

On 18 February the club announced in an official statement they had informed the FAW that they had withdrawn from the Cymru North for the 2021–22 season.[3] They also noted plans to return to play for the following season.[71] Later that day, the FAW confirmed that the club's withdrawal had been accepted and its playing record in the league for the season had been expunged.[4]

Post league withdrawal edit

The club failed to enter a team in any league for the 2022–23 season. At the start of August 2022, the club surrendered its lease on Nantporth Stadium. The club were also served with their first Gazette notice for a compulsory strike-off, the first step in Companies House striking off a company from its register.[72]

Stadium edit

Maes-y-Dref (1876–1919) edit

When the club was first founded, Bangor played their home games on a small field called Maes-y-Dref in the Hirael area of the city. However, visiting teams often protested about the condition of the playing area and the cramped conditions.[73] Despite this Bangor remained at their Maes-y-Dref ground until being evicted to make way for allotments in 1919. Residential housing now stands on the site.

Farrar Road (1919–2011) edit

Needing to fulfill their home fixtures in the league the club used the Bangor Cricket Club ground at Farrar Road. The Farrar Road ground served as home to the club for many years afterwards and has hosted two Welsh Senior Cup Finals, in 1928 and 1953. The ground has also hosted various other domestic finals and tournaments over the years. Bangor played their last match at Farrar Road, a 5–3 win over Prestatyn Town, on 27 December 2011 before moving to Nantporth. An Asda supermarket now stands on the site.

Nantporth (2012–2022) edit

The club moved to a new stadium, away from the city centre, at the University's former Nantporth playing field near the Menai Strait, completed in January 2012. The first game took place on 24 January, where Bangor hosted local neighbours Caernarfon Wanderers, the score ended 6–1 to the Citizens. In July 2012 Nantporth played host to Bangor City's first European game at Bangor for 14 years; 1022 people attended to watch Bangor City take on FC Zimbru of Moldova. Starting in 2012–13 the ground became known officially as "The Book People Stadium" after a three-year deal with the literary company.[74] The new ground hosted its first competitive international on 13 August 2013 as Wales U21 lost 5–1 to Finland U21,[75] the first U21 international held in Bangor since 1983. Nantporth has hosted various other Welsh youth and schools matches and also gone on to host more Wales U21 games.[76] In August 2015 Bangor University announced that a new partnership had been agreed with the club, announcing the new name of the ground as Bangor University Stadium.[77]

It was announced in August 2022 that the club had surrendered its lease on the stadium.[78]

Colours edit

Kit evolution edit

Early years
December 1900 v Oswestry
Turn of the 20th century
20th century
20th / 21st century

Kit manufacturers and sponsors edit

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
2003–04 ? Pentraeth Group
2004–05 Nike
2005–06 JLS
2006–07 Puma Audi
2007–08 Pentraeth Group
2008–09 Suzuki
2009–11 VW Pentraeth
2011–13 Macron
2013–15 Kia Pentraeth
2015–16 Dafydd Hardy (Home)

Anglesey Sea Zoo (Away)

2016–17 Uhlsport Vaughan Sports Management
2017–19 Kappa
2019–20 Evol[83] EUROGOLD
2020–22 Nike Sudaires

Support edit

Supporters' Association edit

Formed in 2001, the Bangor City Football Club Supporters' Association (or BCFCSA) is independent of the club itself but its representatives are members of the management board,[84] giving the fans a voice in the running of Bangor City. The association has been responsible for raising almost £70,000[85] for the club since its inception and regularly arranges travel for fans to away matches. BCFCSA membership is open to all supporters of Bangor City.

In April 2019 the Supporters Association voted overwhelmingly to create a breakaway club in order to protect football in the city from the Vaughan's. They stated, “We want fans to reconnect with each other and restore the pride and feeling of being a supporter of our historic club. The new club is a creative and positive solution for an ever-changing and precarious situation. We are not disowning Bangor City FC or its history, the club is OURS, it belongs to the fans and local community. “Owners” will come and go but the people remain. Keep the faith.”[86] The new club, named Bangor 1876, were accepted into the Gwynedd League for the 2019–20 season.[87]

Rivalries edit

Bangor City's main rivalries were with Caernarfon Town and Rhyl.

Biggest Attendances by Competition edit

Competition Attendance Opponent Season Result
Cymru Premier 2,593   Prestatyn Town 2011–12 5–3
Cymru Alliance 739   Porthmadog 2018–19 1–2
Welsh Cup 12,000   Cardiff City 1927–28 0–2
UEFA Champions League 1,189   HJK Helsinki 2011–12 0–3
UEFA Europa League 1,022   Zimbru Chișinău 2012–13 0–0
UEFA Cup1 3,426   ÍA Akranes 1994–95 1–2
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup2 12,000   Napoli 1962–63 2–0
UEFA Intertoto Cup2 1,032   Gloria Bistriţa 2003 0–1
UEFA Europa League 1,089   Lyngby BK 2017–18 0–3
Friendly 2,567   Liverpool FC U23 2017–18 0–3

Academy edit

Bangor City had youth sides at U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16 and U19 levels.[88] The U19 side competed in the Welsh Premier U19 League.[89]

Club officials edit

Management board edit

European record edit

Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate
1962–63 European Cup Winners' Cup PR   Napoli 2–0 1–3 3–31
1985–86 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 1R   Fredrikstad 0–0 1–1 1–1 (a)
2R   Atlético Madrid 0–2 0–1 0–3
1994–95 UEFA Cup PR   ÍA Akranes 1–2 0–2 1–4
1995–96 UEFA Cup PR   Widzew Łódź 0–4 0–1 0–5
1998–99 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup QR   FC Haka 0–2 0–1 0–3
2000–01 UEFA Cup QR   Halmstads BK 0–7 0–4 0–11
2002–03 UEFA Cup QR   Smederevo 1–0 0–2 1–2
2003 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R   Gloria Bistriţa 0–1 2–5 2–6
2005 UEFA Intertoto Cup 1R   Dinaburg FC 1–2 0–2 1–4
2008–09 UEFA Cup 1Q   FC Midtjylland 1–6 0–4 1–10
2009–10 UEFA Europa League 2Q   Honka Espoo 0–1 0–2 0–3
2010–11 UEFA Europa League 2Q   Honka Espoo 2–1 1–1 3–2
3Q   Marítimo 1–2 2–8 3–10
2011–12 UEFA Champions League 2Q   HJK Helsinki 0–3 0–10 0–13
2012–13 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Zimbru Chișinău 0–0 1–2 1–2
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Stjarnan 0–4 0–4 0–8
2017–18 UEFA Europa League 1Q   Lyngby 0–3 0–1 0–4
  • Note 1: Napoli won playoff game 2–1 at Highbury, London.
  • PR: Preliminary round
  • QR: Qualifying round
  • 1R: First round
  • 2R: Second round
  • 1Q: First qualifying round
  • 2Q: Second qualifying round
  • 3Q: Third qualifying round

Honours edit

League edit

Cups edit

The Welsh Cup is the second oldest national trophy in world football. Above, on display before Bangor City's victory over Cymru Premier rivals Llanelli in the 2008 final at Latham Park, Newtown.

History in domestic competitions edit

Since the formation of the League of Wales in 1992.

Season League Position Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Average attendance Welsh Cup League Cup
1992–93 League of Wales 5th 38 19 7 12 77 58 +19 64 358[90] Fourth round First round
1993–94 League of Wales 1st 38 26 5 7 82 26 +56 83 N/A Semi-finals Runners-up
1994–95 League of Wales 1st 38 27 7 4 96 26 +70 88 739[91] Quarter-finals Quarter-finals
1995–96 League of Wales 4th 40 21 6 13 72 65 +7 69 541 Third round First round
1996–97 League of Wales 8th 40 20 5 15 82 62 +20 65 443 Third round Runners-up
1997–98 League of Wales 6th 38 20 8 10 72 54 +18 68 476 Winners Runners-up
1998–99 League of Wales 11th 32 11 6 15 44 49 –5 39 312 Third round Semi-finals
1999–2000 League of Wales 9th 34 15 3 16 56 61 –5 48 373 Winners Runners-up
2000–01 League of Wales 14th 34 10 7 17 56 84 –28 37 373 Quarter-finals First round
2001–02 League of Wales 3rd 34 21 6 7 83 38 +45 69 511 Runners-up Quarter-finals
2002–03 Welsh Premier League 3rd 34 22 5 7 75 34 +41 71 533 Quarter-finals Runners-up
2003–04 Welsh Premier League 6th 32 16 6 10 72 47 +25 54 412 Second round Semi-finals
2004–05 Welsh Premier League 3rd 34 20 7 7 73 44 +29 67 440 Fourth round First round
2005–06 Welsh Premier League 9th 34 14 3 17 51 54 –3 45 337 Runners-up First round
2006–07 Welsh Premier League 9th 32 14 6 12 55 47 +8 48 442 Third round First round
2007–08 Welsh Premier League 5th 34 15 10 9 62 31 +31 55 446 Winners Semi-finals
2008–09 Welsh Premier League 6th 34 16 7 11 58 40 +18 55 484 Winners Runners-up
2009–10 Welsh Premier League 5th 34 19 6 9 75 45 +30 63 457 Winners First round
2010–11 Welsh Premier League 1st 32 22 4 6 80 44 +36 70 797 Runners-up Semi-finals
2011–12 Welsh Premier League 2nd 32 22 3 7 72 45 +27 69 728 Third round Second round
2012–13 Welsh Premier League 3rd 32 14 9 9 65 53 +12 51 589 Runners-up Second round
2013–14 Welsh Premier League 4th 32 14 6 12 47 50 –3 48 540 Fourth round First round
2014–15 Welsh Premier League 10th 32 9 8 15 48 62 –14 35 492 Quarter-finals Third round
2015–16 Welsh Premier League 9th 32 13 6 13 49 52 –3 45 494 Third round First round
2016–17 Welsh Premier League 4th 32 16 4 12 53 55 –2 52 482 Quarter-finals Third round
2017–18 Welsh Premier League 2nd 32 19 3 10 49 32 +17 60 420 Semi-finals Second round
2018–19 Cymru Alliance 4th 30 16 3 11 68 48 +20 51 296 Fourth round First round
2019–20 Cymru North 5th 22 10 7 5 27 25 +2 27 178 Third round Second round
2020–21 Cymru North No competition N/A Competition cancelled Competition cancelled
2021–22 Cymru North Withdrew from league mid-season[92] N/A Third round Third round

Biggest victories and losses edit

  • Biggest win: 14–0 v. CPD Gwalchmai in 2013
  • Biggest defeat: 0–12 v. Everton Reserves in the 1930s.
  • Biggest League of Wales win: 9–0 v. Haverfordwest County in 1994.
  • Biggest League of Wales defeat: 1–9 v. The New Saints in 2014.
  • Biggest European Competition win: 2–0 v.   Napoli, 5 September 1962.
  • Biggest European Competition defeat: 0–10 v.   HJK Helsinki, 19 July 2011.

Managerial history edit

Dates Name Notes
1876–28 Unknown
1928–??   Sydney Beaumont
1932–35   Len Davies
1935–36   Harry Hadley
1937–39   David Pratt Manager until the outbreak of World War II
1948–52   George Richardson
1952–57   Roland Depear
1957–67   T. G. Jones
1967–70   Mick McGrath
1970   Ken Barnes
1970–72   John Doherty
1972–74   Alex Smith Player-manager
1974–75   Dick Jones
1975   Barry Ashworth Caretaker player-manager
1975–76   Roy Rees
1976–78   Dave Elliott
1978–79   Stuart Mason Player-manager
1979–80   Stan Storton
1980–81   Colin Hawkins
1981–84   Dave Elliott
1984–86   John Mahoney
1986–??   John Aspinall
19??–??   Kevin Mooney
19??–89   Brian Owen
1989–92   John Mahoney
1992   Ernie Walley
1992–93   Paul Rowlands
1993–96   Nigel Adkins
1996   Bryan Griffiths
1996–97   Kevin Langley
1997–98   Graeme Sharp
1998   Johnny King
1998–99   Lee Williams
1999–2001   Meirion Appleton
2001–05   Peter Davenport
2005–06   Mel Jones Caretaker manager
2006   Clayton Blackmore
2006–07   Steve Bleasdale
July 2007–25 July 2016   Neville Powell
1 August 2016 – 22 November 2016   Andy Legg
24 November 2016 – 29 March 2017   Ian Dawes
29 March 2017 – 22 May 2017   Gary Taylor-Fletcher Caretaker player-manager
22 May 2017–May 2018   Kevin Nicholson
May 2018–19 October 2018   Craig Harrison
19 October 2018 – 25 November 2018   Stephen James Vaughan Caretaker
27 November 2018 – 7 May 2019   Gary Taylor-Fletcher
5 July 2019 – 5 June 2020   Pedro Pasculli
5 June 2020–October 2021   Hugo Colace
11 October 2021 – 2022   Mathurin Ovambe

Notable former players edit

Notes edit

  1. a Prior to 2002 the Cymru Premier was known as the League of Wales.
  2. a Between 2002 and 2019 the Cymru Premier was known as the Welsh Premier League.
  3. b Originally known as North Wales Coast Senior Cup.

References edit

Citations edit

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