BANGOR City manager Gary Taylor-Fletcher lauded his side after they secured a 5-2 home victory over Holywell Town.

The Citizens continued their recent resurgence with another polished display against the spirited Wellmen, and they will now enjoy a mini-break before their highly-anticipated Boxing Day fixture at second placed Porthmadog.

Taylor-Fletcher, said: “I thought the lads were magnificent. They played exactly how we wanted, on the front foot with a good tempo, they took pride in their passing and it was absolutely spot on.

“You can see what I am trying to stamp on them is working and we have got players that can cause problems, and when you look at the lads we have got coming back it gives me a headache which is a good problem to have.

“Playing out from the back is what we did last year and it’s worked really well since I’ve come in. I actually think seven or eight goals would have done us justice.

“The decision making needs to be better at times and we need to always switch on to dangers, but I cannot fault them at all.

“There is a good strength in depth here and I am available for selection next week, so I think we are as strong as anyone all the way through the squad.”

A frantic start saw the home side go ahead after just three minutes when Alex Darlington headed in a Robbie Parry cross, and the same player was on hand to double their tally soon after prodding in a rebound after Les Davies’ initial effort was parried.

The visitors got themselves back into the game when Matt Harvey’s looping cross found its way into the net on ten minutes, but Darlington restored their two-goal cushion after the break with his hat-trick after good work from Marc Williams.

Substitute Jacob Farleigh teed up the outstanding Darlington for his fourth of the evening after 72 minutes, and the hosts netted again in the closing stages when Parry slotted home after some impressive build-up play from Sameron Dool.

Harvey notched his brace to give the away side a consolation late on and complete the scoring.