The Cayman Islands branch of the Bangor City Football Club Supporters Association – all one of them – was in full voice last Saturday as the runaway leaders of the Welsh Premiership shattered the record for wins from the start of the season.
The semi-professional North Wales club hammered rivals Port Talbot 8-1 to mark their fourteenth straight win, which surpasses the record previously set by Reading, who won unlucky 13 from the start of the 1985-86 campaign in Division Three of the English Football League.
Star of Bangor’s latest triumph with five goals was Jamie Reed, an ex-Wrexham and Dandenong Thunder (Australia) pro who is attracting attention from League One and Championship sides for his goal scoring exploits. City have already turned down five-figure fees for the 22-year old frontman’s services.
The local branch consists of Cayman Free Press journalist Joe Shooman, who listened to the record-breaking victory on the supporter radio station, Radio Bangor, over the internet.
He said: “I’m incredibly lucky to live here in paradise, with white sands, clear waters and beautiful weather – but I have to admit when it comes to match day I wish I could be teleported to the utopia of Farrar Road, Bangor, to stuff pies in my face and stand on the terraces in the sheeting rain and wind along with 1,000 other Bangor comrades watching the Citizens make history.
“As far as I know there are also branches of the supporters association in the United States, Holland and Iceland. There used to be an active supporters club in Somaliland, but he moved back to Wales.”
Bangor City, who have played in European competitions on 12 separate occasions, are also Welsh Cup holders, having won the cup three years on the trot in a 20-game unbeaten sequence, with the last defeat coming on 3 November, 2006.
The next record-breaking target for City is that of Glasgow Rangers in the Scottish Football League during the 1898-1899 season, when they won each of their 18 games.