BANGOR City got their Huws Gray Alliance campaign back on track with an impressive 3-0 victory at Gresford Athletic.

The Citizens’ picked up their second win in as many weeks against Steve Halliwell’s side after triumphing in their Huws Gray Cup first round clash, and their first win in five contests sees them occupy third spot in the standings ahead of their home clash with Conwy Borough on Tuesday (7.30pm).

Craig Harrison’s men started the game in imposing fashion and they got an early breakthrough when former Colwyn Bay skipper Sam Barnes diverted into the net after just three minutes.

Things got even better for the visitors just before the break when midfielder Steven Hewitt’s deflected effort from long range wrong-footed Ben Jones on 41 minutes and doubled their advantage.

After the interval saw the home side begin to see more of the ball and they almost got themselves back into the contest a minute after the hour mark when a superb free-kick from Steve Smith forced City stopper Chris Mullock into an outstanding save.

This miss proved to be telling and the away side sealed the points after 63 minutes when Robbie Parry continued his exceptional recent run of form with another well-taken effort following a period of sustained possession.

Harrison’s promotion hopefuls saw out the remainder of the game in comfortable fashion to seal a much-needed three points, and they remain eight points behind runaway early leaders Airbus Broughton having played a game more than their championship rivals.

Next up for the Citizens’ is a Conwy side that have been one of the form sides in the second tier of late, and Gareth Thomas’ treble-winners come into the game on the back of an eye-catching 2-0 win over Rhyl.