BANGOR City Men's Hockey secured a valuable point after a 3-3 draw at home to Liverpool Sefton on Saturday.

It was the home side who started the brightest and they had their opponents pinned into their own half after long spells of good possession and attacking hockey

An early reverse stick goal from Gwion Jones, followed by a second from Harri Evans soon after saw City race into a two-goal lead. However, a period of poor defending at the end of the half saw City go in the break level, with Sefton bagging two goals.

It got worse for Bangor as the visitors added a third goal soon after the half time restart, to take the lead.

However, the Blues refused to give in and they bombarded the Sefton goal in search of an equaliser. After a series of unsuccessful short corners, the all important third goal finally arrived around 10 minutes from time, as captain Ash Hardaker rocketed a slick drag-flick high into the top corner. City's bombardment continued in the closing stages, but on this occasion, they had to satisfy themselves with a point.

Bangor seconds travelled to Altrincham-based Bowdon Hockey Club with just seven players - and gave a spirited performance in defeat. Going in at half time 5-0 down, they restricted the home side to just four further goals during the second half, despite being four players short of a full team.

Next week, in the last round of fixtures before Christmas, the first team travel to Manchester Brooklands (3pm), while the seconds host Macclesfield 3rds at the Brailsford Centre 3G pitch (2.15pm).