BANGOR City 1st team's losing streak continued with a 4-0 loss at home to Neston 3rds.

It's been a tough start to life in NWHL Division 3 for City, and after a 5-1 defeat at Sale last weekend, they were hoping that a return to the Brailsford Centre 3G pitch would bring a change in fortune against the Wirral side.

It was the visitors who began the better side and they brought some good saves from goalkeeper Rayshauun Suen early on. Bangor failed to heed the early warnings and Neston indeed went one up on 11 minutes.

Bangor enjoyed their own spells of possession and they came close through Janer Yanesov, who propelled his drag-flick inches over the crossbar on 19 minutes.

Striker Dave Paterson had an effort saved by the towering Neston also, as City grew in confidence towards the end of the half.

However on the half hour, the away side doubled their lead with a well-drilled short corner.

The second half saw Bangor up the tempo and had Neston pinned in their half. As the Blues piled forward, Paterson had another shot saved, while Jamie Price steered a close range shot narrowly wide.

But after weathering a storm after the restart, Neston regrouped and on 52 minutes they dealt City a further blow with a third goal.

The away side finished game strongly and they drew further spectacular reaction stops from Suen.

However, with the final move of the game, Neston managed to slip home a fourth goal to compound another disappointing outing for City.

Away to Neston's 5th team, Bangor's 2nds also endured another difficult day as they went down to an 8-0 defeat.