MORE RESERVES FRIENDLIES: City reserves boss Mark Poole has announced two more pre-season friendly fixtures - on 21 July at Llanfairpwll (probably at Y Gors, says Mark), KO 7.00 pm, and on 25 July at Bodedern, KO 2.30 pm.
ANGLESEY GAMES XI 5 - 3 CITY: If there was ever a game of two halves ... 3 - 0 up at half-time, but you can see the final result. Details to follow as we have confirmation.
200 CLUB: Mr Williams of Bangor is the latest winner of the City 200 Club monthly draw. In addition to helping the club, he pockets a cash prize of over £200.00. For a standing order of just £10.00 per month, the 200 Club is a painless and easy way of doing that but extra for Bangor City - and being in with the chance of that prize. Want to know more? Then call Brian Lucas on 01492 515002, or e-mail email@example.com.
FRIENDLY AT LLANDUDNO: A friendly fixture has been arranged against coastal neighbours Cymru Alliance team Llandudno Town - the match to be played away on Saturday 4 July, KO 3.00 pm. The fixture calendar is now being updated regularly on this site as new matches are arranged - or for updates and reminders of all City-related events, why not click here to join our Facebook fans' page.
NEW SIGNING: We are delighted to announce the signing of left-sided midfielder / forward Mark Smyth.This will be Mark's second spell at City. He was originally signed for us by Steve Bleasdale in December 2006, and followed Steve to Leigh RMI at the start of last season before signing for Witton Albion.
Mark is a skilful left footed 24 year old who can play on either side of midfield and in attack. Confirming City's latest acquisition, manager Neville Powell commented, "The pieces are falling together in the jigsaw, with Mark a more than useful addition to the squad. He will not only be a quality midfield replacement for Chris Seargeant, but will also chip in with quite a few goals - which we lacked towards the end of last season. With the high quality we now have in the squad we will be a real force to be recckoned with. With attackers Les Davies, Chris Sharp, Ashley Stott and Mark Smyth in our squad; and with Dave Morley having strengthened our defence, we have to be optimistic about the forthcoming season.’
NEW SIGNINGS - STOTTI RETURNS: We are pleased to confirm that striker Ashley Stott and defender / midfielder David Morley have signed for City. "Stotti" of course rejoins the club he left just over a year ago for a spell with Halifax Town and will significantly add to our already powerful forward line-up. In the two seasons he was previously with City, Ashley scored 30 goals in 59 Welsh Premier appearances, and scored the opener in our Welsh Cup win against Llanelli last year.
David Morley joins us from Hyde United, having also played for Manchester City, Carlisle and Doncaster Rovers.RACECOURSE TO STAGE EURO TIES: The home leg of Bangor City's Europa Cup matches will be played at Wrexham's Racecourse stadium, the Welsh Cup holders have announced. "We are extremely grateful to Wrexham FC for co-operating with us in this, "said a Bangor City spokesman "and we are looking forward to North Wales fans seeing some top-class entertainment in this exciting new competition."
Meanwhile, we can also confirm that midfielder Chris Seargeant has left Farrar Road to join The New Saints FC. Chris has been an extremely popular member of the team and will be particularly remember for his injury-time equaliser in the Welsh Cup final referred to above.
We welcome our new signings, and wish Chris all the very best in future.
City will know their opponents when the draw for the second qualifying round is made at UEFA headquarters in Switzerland on 22 June. Amongst the big names in City's draw are Turkish giants Galatasaray, Austrian outfit Rapid Vien and, nearer home, Irish teams St Patrick's Athletic and Derry City.
FRIENDLIES CONFIRMED: City have started filling their calendar of pre-season friendlies. So far, fixtures have been confirmed as follows -
Wednesday 24th June - Anglesey Island Games team at Llanfairpwll KO 7.00pm
Saturday 11th July - Hyde United Home KO 3.00pm
Saturday 1st August - Buckley Town Away KO 3.00pm (official opening of Buckley's new stand)
RESERVES NEWS: Yet another boost to City comes with the news that Reserves manager Mark Poole is confident that the majority of the Reserves squad from last season will sign again this season, along with a few more new faces stepping up from the Academy. City reserves had an outstanding campaign last term, winning the Kon-X and Safeflue Cups, and being narrowly pipped at the post for promotion to the Gwynedd League.
RESERVES FRIENDLIES: The following Reserves friendly matches have been confirmed:
Tuesday 28th July Barmouth away KO 7pm
Saturday 1st August Glan Conwy home KO 2.30pm
Wednesday 5th August Trearddur Bay away (to be confirmed)