Author: LJ Taylor

Senior Editor

Tonight Bangor City travel to Denmark as they hope to progress through the Europa League qualifying rounds.  The Citizens come up against tough competition in Lyngby BK, who finished third place in the Danish Superliga last season. The first leg, which kicks off at 16.30 BST, will mark new city manager, Kevin Nicholson’s first competitive game with the Bangor outfit. Bangor qualified for the Europa League after a 1-0 win over Cardiff Met in the Playoff Final in May, securing their return to European competition for the first time since the 2013-14 season. The match could see a number of new signings make their first appearance for city, whilst newly…

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Bangor City 3 – 0 The New Saints Friday, 14th April A fantastic team performance sees City beat champions TNS 3-0 at the Bangor University Stadium. Before a ball was kicked on Good Friday, it was Bangor City who were 10/1 underdogs going into the game against The New Saints who have already been crowned champions of the Welsh Premier League. Yet from the first whistle the homeside, resurgent under Player-Manager Gary Taylor-Fletcher, looked the most likely. The first real chance of the game came for Henry Jones who looked fearless on the left wing, cutting his way through the…

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England 2 – 3 Wales (Arnold 63, 73) (Broadhead 35, 75; Harris 61) Saturday, 12th November 2016 UEFA U19 Tournament Group 6 Qualifiers The Bangor University Stadium Full image gallery here. Nathan Broadhead double breathes life into Wales’ UEFA U-19s qualifying campaign. Following a 2-0 defeat to Greece, Wales were desperate to take 3 points off of England and rekindle hope in their attempts to qualify from Group 6 for next year’s Under 19s tournament in Georgia. With Wales playing host to the Group 6 qualifiers, the pressure was on for the young Welshmen to get a result on home…

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Bangor City 2 – 1 Cardiff Met Sunday 2nd October 2016 Venue: Bangor University Stadium Attendance: 578 Dan Nardiello’s brace helps City see off Cardiff Met and remain third in the Welsh Premier League. For Bangor City a win today was pretty vital in order to make sure they didn’t drop down from third in the table and to end their winless run of two draws and two losses in their last four. Prior to the game, City’s Gary Roberts was presented with the WPL Player of the Month award for August before lining up besides his teammates. A crowd…

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Photos by LJ Taylor An inspired second half performance capped off an unbeaten season for Bangor University Women’s Football as they destroyed Aberystwyth 5-0. When the whistle was blown for the end of the first half, the mood was a little dejected around the Bangor University Stadium. Despite some good attacking play, and a large share of the possession, Bangor’s Women hadn’t managed to make it count and get themselves on the scoresheet. Ten minutes into the second half and striker, Ellie Alderson, gave the home side the lead. Less than four minutes later some great play down the wing…

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For Bangor City the 2013/14 season ended on a massive high when they defeated rivals Rhyl FC 2-0 and booked their place back in Europe. Seren took some time to catch up with manager, Nev Powell, back in May to find out how he felt about the season. It’s probably fair to say you had a bit of a tough start to the season, with a very young team. To end the season back in Europe must feel great, especially after not having such a great start? Yeah, we’ve always had quite a young side but at the end of…

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Last week’s transfer rumours look set to be confirmed with Sunderland midfielder, Jack Colback, signing for rivals Newcastle United. Images hit Twitter this morning showing the back of a male at St James’ Park holding up a Newcastle shirt in typical ‘new signing’ fashion. The image, presumably taken by someone working at the stadium, was too far away to be sure of who the mystery player was – sending Toon fans into a frenzy. Minutes later another picture hit the social networking site, this time screen-capped from Instagram, clearly showing the mystery player’s red hair – leaving no doubt in…

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Recently, Seren was invited to attend a performance of Peter Pan on ice at the local theatre, Venue Cymru. As an occasional writer for the paper, I jumped at the chance to be the one to go and review the show – I absolutely love the story of Peter Pan and what could be more magical than telling that story on ice. I managed to convince one of my colleagues to attend with me, partly for a second opinion but also because I had a strong suspicion that I might be sobbing during the performance and a girl cannot be…

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An all weather, third-generation artificial pitch will be available for the university football teams by the start of the 2014/15 season. The 3G pitch, which is currently under construction at Bangor City’s Nantporth ground, is the start of a partnership between the club and the university’s teams. It will also benefit a number of other local clubs. “With all parties working together we can now expand our junior and women’s football schemes as well as providing a training facility for a range of local clubs” said Dilwyn Jones, Bangor City’s Chairman. Having access to the facility will mean that the…

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During the nineties, LucasArts was a pioneer of the point and click adventure game, bringing us now classic titles like the Monkey Island series and Day of the Tentacle. These games have a special place in my heart, and looking back it’s not hard to see why. These games were original, completely engaging, and most of all, they were funny. Looking back, when was the last time you played a game as unique as the dystopian motorbike adventure Full Throttle? Or as charming as the Mexican folklore-inspired Grim Fandango? All these games hold something that is sorely missed among the…

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The closest thing the gaming scene has to Christmas is right around the corner. The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is taking place from the 10th to the 12th of June in Los Angeles and millions will be watching online as the biggest names in video game development gather to show off their upcoming games. Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo are obviously the ones to watch out for, as the latter two attempt to catch up to the formidable lead Sony has taken since the start of the shift to the current generation of consoles last November. After a couple of tepid…

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Bangor City have kicked off the summer by confirming the signing of Sam Hart from Airbus UK. “”He is a player I have always rated highly and after 5 minutes talking to him I could sense he was a player who would fit in well and allow us to build on the foundations we have laid this past season” said manager, Nev Powell.  Hart, 22, brings the familiar youth and flexibility to the Europe-bound side, playing at either left back or centre midfield. He joined the Wingmakers in 2012 after coming through the academy at Preston North End and signing…

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Pigeons interrupt exams causing resit concerns The School of Law was last week forced to apologise to and reschedule the exams of hundreds of students. This comes after two law exams had to be abandoned forty minutes in, due to the noise being created by two pigeons. “They were on top of the organs in the back of the room and would not just shut up. I guess a few people complained and then they ended the exam” said Kyle Gauvin, an Exchange Student from the University of Maine, who was there for the International Law of Human Rights exam.…

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A number of exams have had to be cancelled this morning due to pigeons in PJ Hall. The exams, Seren has learnt, were being taken by Modern Languages students as well as Law students and possibly a few more. “There were two pigeons that somehow got in the room and they were on top of the organs in the back of the room and would not just shut up. I guess a few people complained and then they ended the exam” said Kyle Gauvin, an Exchange Student from the University of Maine, who was there for the 3110 International Law of Human Rights exam. …

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Wales 4 – 0 Montenegro Tuesday 8th May Nantporth, Bangor City Stadium Attendance: 574 More images on our Facebook here. Bangor City did their country proud as they hosted the relatively high profile World Cup qualifier between Wales’ Women and Montenegro’ Women at their Nantporth stadium on Tuesday night. It wasn’t only the hosts who did Wales proud however, but the country’s finest female footballing talent well and truly thrashed their Montenegrin counterparts 4-0. From the first blow of the whistle Wales were in control, tight on possession and lively in pace. Towards the end of the first 10 minutes the home…

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Bangor City 3 – 0 Rhyl FC The Book People Stadium, Nantporth Tuesday, 29th April 2014 Full Gallery: https://www.facebook.com/Serenbangor/media_set?set=a.10203915114222924.1073741888.1373686312&type=1 Tuesday night saw Bangor City’s youngsters presented the chance to mimic the senior squad and defeat arch rivals, Rhyl FC, and it was a chance they took gladly. Following Bangor’s 2-0 win over Rhyl on Saturday, City manager Nev Powell decided to move some of his younger, less experienced players up into his first team squad as they took on their rivals once more – this time looking for a place in the Challenge Cup final. It was quite strange, yet nice, to see the…

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