BANGOR City continued their excellent start to the Huws Gray Alliance season with a 2-1 success at Ruthin Town.

The Citizens turned in another polished display to make it two wins from as many second-tier contests as they look to make an instant return to the JD Welsh Premier League, and City travel to Guilsfield on Saturday looking to maintain their 100 per cent record (2.30pm).

The away side got off to a flyer and opened the scoring after just one minute when a Jake Phillips long throw from the right-hand side was met by Sam Barnes, and the former Colwyn Bay skipper steered a header past Ryan Goldston.

Barnes was the beneficiary of another long throw from Phillips soon after, and the defender managed to convert another chance to put the Citizens two goals to the good with eight minutes on the clock.

Things almost got even better for the visitors on 17 minutes when Alex Darlington went close to notching his third goal of the season when his thumping effort from 20 yards rattled the post with Goldston beaten.

Another sweeping attacking move saw Craig Harrison’s men have an effort ruled out for offside on 25 minutes when Les Davies met a Robbie Parry cross, but there were encouraging signs for the home side just before the interval as Town finally looked to get a foothold in the contest.

After the break saw the both sides cancel each other out in the opening exchanges, with Chris Williams throwing on last season’s top scorer Llyr Morris in the hopes of getting the hosts back into the game.

The lively forward ensured a nervy end to proceedings when he took advantage of some hesitant defending to fire past new signing Chris Mullock for his first goal of the campaign.

Yanick Baio received a red card for the away side a minute from time, but they held firm in the closing stages to mark their first away fixture with a win.