BANGOR City suffered their second Huws Gray Alliance defeat in succession after a shock 3-2 loss at Denbigh Town.

The second-tier title favourites were undone at Central Park by a Town side that had lost all of their three matches prior to the clash, and Craig Harrison’s men will look to get their promotion charge back on track this Friday when they entertain early basement dwellers Holyhead Hotspur (7.45pm).

Things did not begin well for City and they fell behind after just seven minutes when a neat move was finished off by Sam Jones from close range, and the hosts almost added a second soon after when Alfons Fosu-Mensah, a recent loan signing from Llandudno, fired into the side netting after neat build up play with strike partner Mark Roberts.

Town did extend their advantage midway through the half when Roberts produced a stunning header past Chris Mullock from a corner on 25 minutes, but City hit back almost immediately when Tom Field converted from the penalty spot with 31 gone.

Returning hero Les Davies went close to levelling matters just before the break when his powerful header sailed narrowly over, but they did peg the home side back after the interval when Jacob Farleigh’s effort flew in to the roof of the net to level proceedings on 50 minutes.

Defender Phil Baker forced Craig Vernon into a smart stop following the goal to prevent the visitors from taking the lead for the first time, and they were made to pay for this miss after 58 minutes when Rhys Llwyd headed the hosts back in front after another sweeping attacking move.

Steven Hewitt’s free-kick sailed agonisingly wide of the Town goal in the closing stages, and despite enjoying the majority of the possession City had nothing to show for their efforts following a hugely entertaining affair.