City boss leaves af­ter 7-0 de­feat at Prestatyn

Bangor Mail - - Sport -

BAN­GOR City Foot­ball Club have con­firmed the de­par­ture of first­team man­ager Stephen Vaughan Jr.

Vaughan, the for­mer chair­man, has had two spells in the hot seat, los­ing just two of 14 games across both stints.

But af­ter a dis­ap­point­ing de­feat away at Prestatyn Town on Fri­day, the for­mer Liver­pool, Ch­ester City and Rochdale full-back has called a halt to his time at the Cit­i­zens as he ven­tures into a new part of the foot­balling world.

“I wish the club all the best in the fu­ture and hope it gets back to the JD Cymru Pre­mier, where it be­longs,” the depart­ing 34-year-old told the club’s of­fi­cial web­site.

The club wished Vaughan the best in his fu­ture en­deav­ours and an an­nounce­ment re­gard­ing the ap­point­ment of a new man­ager will fol­low.

Ban­gor lost fur­ther ground at the Cymru North sum­mit af­ter a thump­ing 7-0 loss at Prestatyn Town last Fri­day.

The Cit­i­zens’ ill-dis­ci­pline dur­ing the se­cond pe­riod left them with eight men against the sec­ondtier pace­set­ters with the side ship­ping all seven goals af­ter the break dur­ing a dis­ap­point­ing dis­play.

City had per­formed bril­liantly to knock all-con­quer­ing cham­pi­ons The New Saints out of the Nathaniel MG Cup dur­ing their pre­vi­ous en­counter and were look­ing to get their league cam­paign on track this week when they played Col­wyn Bay last night at home be­fore wel­com­ing Llan­rhaeadr ym Mochnant to Nant­porth on Satur­day, with kick­off at 2.30pm.

Bay were beaten 2-0 by Pen­rhyn­coch at the week­end

But Vaughan was scathing in his at­tack on the team, which was de­pleted to eight fol­low­ing the dis­missals of David Thomp­son, Pavel Vieira and Lu­cas Surber, af­ter their unin­spir­ing show­ing.

“At half-time I was happy to get in at 0-0 as they were the bet­ter team from the first whis­tle,” the man­ager told the club’s of­fi­cial web­site. “But I didn’t see that com­ing.” Seven goals in less than 40 min­utes meant that the club slipped to 11th in the ta­ble and now have a goal dif­fer­ence of -4 af­ter what had been a solid start to the do­mes­tic sea­son.

“There was a lack of dis­ci­pline, a lack of qual­ity, a lack of fight and ul­ti­mately a lack of ab­so­lutely ev­ery­thing in ev­ery depart­ment. I’m em­bar­rassed and I’m an­gry.”

The Cit­i­zens will be hop­ing not to see a re­peat of Fri­day’s dis­mal out­ing that saw goals scored by Alex Jones, a brace from Rob­bie Hughes and Jor­dan Davies. Kai Ed­wards got in on the act be­fore Ian Grif­fiths, who was on as a sub­sti­tute, also man­aged a pair of fin­ishes to com­pound the away side’s mis­ery at Bas­tion Road.

“Play­ing against teams in this league, if you don’t want to fight for ev­ery ball and then have the b ****** s to go and get on the ball, you have ab­so­lutely no chance” Vaughan said af­ter­wards.

“Yes, Prestatyn are the best team in our league with a very good man­ager in Neil Gib­son, but a per­for­mance like that from us is to­tally un­ac­cept­able.

“It was the worst per­for­mance I’ve ever been in­volved with as a player, coach or in any other ca­pac­ity within foot­ball.

“We have a lot of work to do and any­one who doesn’t want to buy into work­ing hard might as well go some­where else.”

● Ban­gor City man­ager Stephen Vaughan has left in the wake of the club’s 7-0 de­feat at Prestatyn Town

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