Guilsfield 1 Bangor City 3

MIKE Jones’ man of the match debut was not enough to save Guilsfield from tasting defeat at the hands of title favourites Bangor City.

The goalkeeper arrived at Clos Mytton from Huws Gray Alliance rivals Gresford Athletic and played his part in keeping the rampant Citizens at bay for much of the first-half.

Despite dominating possession the North Wales side struggled to break down a well drilled home defence which weathered the storm and the hosts almost broke the deadlock themselves on 27 minutes with Adam Jenkins dragging his shot wide.

However 10 minutes before the break ex-Newtown defender Andy Jones rose to head home Tom Field’s corner to give City a slender interval lead.

Guilsfield handed City a fright at the start of the second-half with Chris Cathrall blasting over the bar from distance.

However City soon resumed their dominance with journeyman striker Les Davies blazing over while Field and Robbie Parry forced Jones into action.

City doubled their lead on 67 minutes with Jacob Farleigh releasing ex-TNS team-mate Parry to blast home.

Guilsfield almost mustered an immediate reply with James Parry breaking through the City defence to test goalkeeper Chris Mullock.

City settled the outcome with 11 minutes remaining with Parry’s cross steered into his own net by Robbie James under pressure from Jones.

To their credit the villagers refused to capitulate and were rewarded with a deserved consolation goal at the death with Cathrall weaving a route through the City defence before drilling a low shot beyond the reach of Mullock.

GUILSFIELD: Jones, Bromley, Parry (Clifton), Rogers, Ford, James, Weetman (Harris), Cathrall, Blenkinsop, Jenkins, Richards. Subs: Litchfield, Leonard.