CPD Bangor 1876 FC make a welcome return to Gwynedd Football League action this Saturday with a visit to Glantraeth FC (2pm Kick Off).
The fixture marks Bangor 1876's first League fixture for over a month, with the 14-0 trouncing of Bethesda Athletic the club's most recent outing back on 15 October. Cup competition has taken precedence in the interim, although Bangor 1876 have exited both the FAW Trophy and JD Welsh Cup recently, last Saturday's demolition of CPD Llanystumdwy in the Bob Owen Memorial Shield saw a return to winning form and yet another mammoth scoreline.
Hosts Glantraeth FC, who have only played three League fixtures themselves from September through to November, occupy thirteenth place in the Gwynedd Football League table prior to Saturday's match. Two wins and two draws have given the Bodorgan-based side a haul of eight points from the nine matches played thus far.
Last weekend saw Glantraeth progress into the Second Round of the Bob Owen Memorial Shield with an eye-catching 9-2 home win over CPD Bontnewydd with Brad Bland netting five times for the hosts. However, the previous weekend they experienced a 1-5 League reverse at the hands of CPD Llanystumdwy, a result which leaves Glantraeth sitting three points behind their immediate rivals in the standings.
Glantraeth's two successes arrived courtesy of a 3-1 win at basement club Llanerchymedd in August and a 2-1 home win over Ogwen Tigers at the end of September. The two drawn matches saw a goalless 0-0 draw at Caergybi FC and a 3-3 tie at Trefdraeth against Llanystumdwy during the opening month of the season.
Buoyed by an emphatic thirteen goal victory over Llanystumdwy last Saturday, Bangor 1876 will be looking to make up lost ground in their Gwynedd Football League programme. Despite a 100% record in the League, Bangor 1876 have slipped down to fourth position in the rankings behind the leading pack of Trearddur Bay Bulls, Menai Bridge Tigers and Bro Goronwy.
Manager Mel Jones and assistant Dylan Williams have virtually a full squad available for selection on Saturday with Jos Lloyd the only definite absentee as he continues his recovery from a broken metatarsal. Competition is healthy throughout the squad and following last weekend's result the management duo's biggest dilemma will be on who does or doesn't make the cut for the sixteen-man selection.
Sat Nav Postcode: LL62 5EU
Post Match: Joiners Arms, Malltraeth LL62 5AS.