BANGOR City manager Gary Taylor-Fletcher praised his side’s young guns as they secured a 4-1 victory at Holyhead Hotspur.

The Citizens continued their outstanding run of recent results against their nearby rivals with another polished display, and there was further good news as Huws Gray Alliance leaders Airbus Broughton were held at Gresford Athletic.

This leaves City ten points behind the Wingmakers’ with a game in hand, and they also have to play the long-time pacesetters later on in the campaign.

Taylor-Fletcher, said: “It was a professional performance again. We knew that they were going to make things difficult and get in our faces, but we stood up to it as we have in the last few weeks and our quality and fitness towards the end was magnificent.

“The scoreline looks comfortable but you look at the save Nathan (Wolland) made when it was 2-1 as something which I thought won us the game and I said that to the lads. It is some group we have here and everyone stood up to be counted and battled hard to see the game through.

“Sam (Jones) was outstanding and I thought Bossy (Alex Boss) was very good. It was great to see Jacob (Farleigh) make a contribution from the bench and Jay (Menagh) really settled the game down when he came on and he is going to be some player for us when fully fit.”

The visitors got off to a strong start and went ahead early on when Alex Darlington headed home after good work from Sam Barnes and Jake Phillips, and they managed to double their advantage following the interval courtesy of a thumping drive from Sam Jones.

Darren Garmey’s men got themselves back into the game on 55 minutes through a fine curling effort from Luke McGivern, and City stopper Nathan Wolland superbly diverted an effort with 73 gone to keep the scores level.

This proved to be telling as the away side finished the contest strongly with goals from Marc Williams and Jacob Farleigh to put the exclamation point on proceedings.