BANGOR City suffered their first defeat of the Huws Gray Alliance season after a narrow 2-1 home loss to title rivals Porthmadog.

The Citizens lost their 100 per cent record in front of more than 700 fans at the VSM Stadium on Tuesday night, and Craig Harrison’s men will look to get back to winning ways this Friday when they travel to Denbigh Town (7.45pm).

The home side got off to a flying start but were unable to take any of the chances that came their way, and they were made to pay on 13 minutes when midfield playmaker Jay Gibbs unleashed a ferocious left-footed effort past Chris Mullock to give Port the advantage.

City were dominant in possession throughout the remainder of the first period without really testing visiting stopper Paul Pritchard, and after the break saw the away side double their advantage on 68 minutes when a Jake Phillips slip presented a chance to Ieuan Lewis for a second.

A tense ending to proceedings was assured when Jacob Farleigh reduced the deficit after 85 minutes when he turned in a Sameron Dool cross, but despite throwing everything at their opponents in the closing stages they were unable to find a leveller and had nothing to show for their effort after a spirited display from their derby rivals.

Tuesday’s loss followed another impressive outing for the promotion favourites at Guilsfield on Saturday, where they turned in another polished display to emerge with a 3-1 victory.

Andy Jones put the away side ahead on 38 minutes, before recent signing from Llandudno Robbie Parry added a second after the interval with 75 gone.

An own goal after 83 minutes sealed their triumph, with the Guils netting a consolation in stoppage time through Chris Cathrall, but it did not take the gloss off what was an accomplished display from the Citizens throughout.