BANGOR City player-manager Gary Taylor-Fletcher praised the professionalism of his side as they secured a 2-0 victory at Buckley Town.

The Citizens’ bounced back in fine fashion from their shock defeat to Guilsfield and received a further boost to their Huws Gray Alliance title hopes with the news that runaway leaders Airbus Broughton were beaten at home by Prestatyn Town.

City will look to close the 12-point gap even further this Friday when they welcome Denbigh Town to the VSM Stadium (7.30pm), and they still have a game in hand on the Wingmakers while also coming across them again before the end of the season.

Taylor-Fletcher, said: “It was a thoroughly professional performance. The lads dug in and really responded well.

“Last week wasn’t good enough and we needed a reaction, but I cannot fault anyone as they all put the effort in and I also thought the quality we had coming off the bench with the young lads was superb.

“We need consistency. Everyone knows the standards we have set ourselves and we need to produce that each week. They were all spot on and right the way through the game they were excellent.

“I said before the game if it had been at home then we might have gone with a different tactic and team from the off, but I felt we needed the experience and having looked at the pitch I thought San (Jones) and Alex (Boss) would kill them coming off the bench which they did.

“We were magnificent and the lads who have the shirt deserve to keep it. We are speaking to a few new signings and hope to confirm some this week but until then this is the squad we are working with.”

After Alex Darlington missed an early penalty for the away side, they finally broke the deadlock on 76 minutes when Marc Williams latched on to a Sam Barnes header to steer home, and they wrapped up the points late on when substitute Sam Jones doubled their advantage with 86 on the clock.