17 January

On this day in 2006, former Welsh international Clayton Blackmore was appointed manager of Bangor City.

Blackmore had been lured to Farrar Road as a player by Meirion Appleton in 2000 and made over 150 appearances for City under Appy and his successor, Peter Davenport.

When Davenport resigned in December 2005, Mel Jones was appointed as caretaker manager, but the board appointed Blackmore as permanent manager at the beginning of 2006.

His first game in charge was at home to TNS on 22 January. TNS were, at the time, sitting pretty at the top of the league and within 5 minutes the visitors were 2-0 up thanks to goals from Jamie Wood and Steve Beck.

Former City favourite, Marc Lloyd-Williams, added a third before half time and despite a second half fightback with goals from Paul Roberts and Carl Lamb, Blackmore’s first game in charge ended in defeat.

Blackmore resigned on 4 November 2006 following a 2-0 defeat in the Welsh Cup away at Porthmadog.