Unforgettable seasons – 1994-95: Citizens make it back-to-back LoW titles

Nigel Adkins was goalkeeper player-manager for City when they won the League of Wales title in 1993-94 and 1994-95. Photo by Neal Simpson/EMPICS via Getty Images

Bangor City retained their League of Wales title with relative ease in 1994-95.

With Frank Mottram joined by summer signing Marc Lloyd Williams in attack, the goals flowed home and away at a faster rate than the previous season.

The addition of former Wrexham right-back Kevin Jones strengthened the defence, while another key signing was midfielder Kevin Langley, a Division One title winner with Everton during the 1980’s.


The three foreigners rule meant a weakened City team lost to Icelandic champions IA Akranes in the preliminary round of the UEFA Cup, but it was a different tale in the league.

A run of eight straight victories between Boxing Day 1994 and late February put Nigel Adkins’ men in a very strong position.

Bangor led the pack by 22 points at one stage, but not even the departure of 21-goal ace Lloyd Williams to Stockport County for £10,000 in March stopped the all-blues’ relentless march to back-to-back League of Wales crowns.

The league was won with two fixtures still remaining following a 4-1 victory over Conwy United.

Bangor were presented with the trophy prior to an away fixture at Connah’s Quay Nomads, which the Citizens won in style 8-0, magic Mottram hitting five to pass 30 league goals.

1994-95 Konica League of Wales – how Bangor City won the title

Marc Lloyd Williams netted 21 goals for City before moving to Stockport County. Picture: Citizens Choice website

1 – Aug 20, 1994
Bangor City 3 (Marc Lloyd Williams 2, Paul Donnelly) Caersws 1

2 – Aug 28, 1994
Maesteg Park 0 Bangor City 2 (Lloyd Williams, Frank Mottram)

3 – Sep 3, 1994
Bangor City 3 (Mottram, Lloyd Williams, Donnelly) Cwmbran Town 2

4 – Sep 10, 1994
Ebbw Vale 2 Bangor City 2 (Lloyd Williams 2)

5 – Sep 17, 1994
Bangor City 2 (Mottram, Stephen Appleton) Barry Town 0

6 – Sep 20, 1994
Porthmadog 0 Bangor City 1 (Lee Noble)

7 – Sep 24, 1994
Aberystwyth Town 1 Bangor City 2 (Kevin Jones, Dave Barnett)

8 – Oct 1, 1994
Bangor City 2 (Mottram, Steve Buxton) Afan Lido 3

9 – Oct 8, 1994
Ton Pentre 0 Bangor City 3 (Mottram 2, Noble)

10 – Oct 22, 1994
Bangor City 3 (Mottram, Alun Evans 2) Llanelli 0

After 10 Games

Won 8 Drawn 1 Lost 1 GF 23 GA 9 Points 25

11 – Oct 29, 1994
Bangor City 1 (Lloyd Williams) Inter Cardiff 1

12 – Nov 1, 1994
Bangor City 4 (Lloyd Williams 3, A Evans) Porthmadog 0

13 – Nov 12, 1994
Caersws 0 Bangor City 5 (Mottram, Lloyd Williams, A Evans, Mark Rutter, Buxton)

14 – Nov 19, 1994
Bangor City 7 (Mottram 2, Lloyd Williams 2, Rutter, Noble, 1 OG) Maesteg Park 0

15 – Nov 26, 1994
Cwmbran Town 0 Bangor City 2 (Lloyd Williams, Noble)

16 – Dec 3, 1994
Bangor City 2 (Jimmy Carberry, Barnett) Ebbw Vale 0

17 – Dec 10, 1994
Barry Town 1 Bangor City 0

18 – Dec 26, 1994
Conwy United 1 Bangor City 4 (Mottram, Lloyd Williams, Noble, Steve Humphreys)

19 – Jan 2, 1995
Bangor City 3 (Lloyd Williams, Humphreys 2) Newtown 0

20 – Jan 7, 1995
Bangor City 2 (Noble, Buxton) Rhyl 0

After 20 Games

Won 16 Drawn 2 Lost 2 GF 53 GA 12 Points 50

21 – Jan 14, 1995
Bangor City 6 (Mottram 3, Lloyd Williams 2, Noble) Flint Town United 3

22 – Feb 4, 1995
Bangor City 2 (Humphreys, Kevin Langley) Llansantffraid 1

23 – Feb 18, 1995
Newtown 0 Bangor City 2 (Mottram, Noble)

24 – Feb 21, 1995
Mold Alexandra 1 Bangor City 2 (K Jones, Humphreys)

25 – Feb 25, 1995
Rhyl 0 Bangor City 1 (Lloyd Williams)

26 – Mar 4, 1995
Flint Town United 1 Rhyl 0

27 – Mar 11, 1995
Bangor City 2 (Mottram, Humphreys) Connah’s Quay Nomads 2

28 – Mar 14, 1995
Holywell Town 0 Bangor City 2 (Mottram, Lloyd Williams)

29 – Mar 18, 1995
Bangor City 4 (Mottram 3, Lloyd Williams) Mold Alex 0

30 – Mar 25, 1995
Llansantffraid 1 Bangor City 1 (Mottram)

After 30 Games

Won 23 Drawn 4 Lost 3 GF 75 GA 21

31 – Mar 28, 1995
Bangor City 7 (Mottram 3, Carberry, Arwel Jones, Buxton 2) Aberystwyth Town 2

32 – Apr 1, 1995
Afan Lido 0 Bangor City 1 (Mottram)

33 – Apr 4, 1995
Bangor City 1 (Mottram) Holywell Town 1

34 – Apr 8, 1995
Bangor City 0 Ton Pentre 0

35 – Apr 15, 1995
Llanelli 1 Bangor City 0

36 – Apr 17, 1995
Bangor City 4 (Buxton, Rutter 2, A Evans) Conwy United 1

37 – Apr 22, 1995
Inter Cardiff 0 Bangor City 0

38 – Apr 25, 1995
Connah’s Quay Nomads 0 Bangor City 8 (Mottram 5, A Evans, Langley, Buxton)

City fans at a packed Farrar Road

Final League Record

Played 38 Won 27 Drawn 7 Lost 4 Goals For 96 Goals Against 26 Points 88

(Bangor City won the 1994/95 League of Wales title by a 9 point margin)

LEAGUE GOALS (96)

Frank Mottram 31
Marc Lloyd Williams 21
Lee Noble 8
Steve Buxton 7
Steve Humphreys 6
Alun Evans 6
Mark Rutter 4
Paul Donnelly 2
Kevin Jones 2
Dave Barnett 2
Jimmy Carberry 2
Kevin Langley 2
Stephen Appleton 1
Arwel Jones 1
Own Goal 1

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