Bangor City host Guilsfield on Saturday afternoon in a Cymru Alliance fixture and for the first time in memory the match will kick off at one o’clock.

This is the second match of the season between the two clubs after City won 1-3 at Clos Mytton in mid August under the management of Craig Harrison. Bangor led one nil at the break thanks to a headed goal from Andy Jones and added to the tally after the restart thanks to a brace from Robbie Parry before Chris Cathrall pulled one back for The Gills.

The Mid Wales side raced to a 2-0 lead over Welsh Cup visitors Connahs Quay last time out before being overhauled in extra time. Goalscorers Callum Bromley and Steve Blenkinsop gave Criag Harrison and co a real fright on a heavy home pitch.

Oswestry based manager Nathan Leonard is the son of former Shrewbury and Cardiff defender Carleton Leonard. Goalkeeper Mike Jones a former Gresford Athletic stopper.

Leftback James Parry is on loan from The New Saints whilst centre-half Sam Litchfield is the son of former Rhyl goalkeeper Grant Litchfield.

Long throw specialist Chris Cathrall could line up next to Andy Ford who pulls the strings in midfield.

Upfront six goal Steve Blenkinsop has WP experience with Newtown whilst three goal strike partner Adam Jenkins is also a former Robin. Both have also played for Caersws.

Blues boss Gary Taylor Fletcher will have been relieved to have gained all three points at Porthmadog on Boxing Day after losing goalkeeper Chris Mullock through injury after 35 minutes.

His replacement at Y Traeth was former Accrington glovesman Nathan Wolland who has also played for Cammell Lairds.

He is likely to continue with young Gruff Evans set to come back into the match day squad. The blues defence looks a settled unit with Jordan Piggott slotting in at right back on Boxing Day. But midfield options should increase with Yalany Baio back in contention after serving a one match suspension.

Solo goal scorer Sam Dool also did his chances no harm with his clincher at Y Traeth.
All this of course depends on whether or not player manager Gary Taylor Fletcher will start or keep a watching berth on the sidelines.

Either way Bangor appear to have options and should have too much fire power for Guilsfield.

The visitors will see things entirely differently and fancy they can upset the form book if City are anything less than at the top of their game.

Bangor City v Guilsfield
Cymru Alliance
VSM Stadium, Bangor
29.12.18 KO: 1pm

Match Preview: Mike Smith