BANGOR City player-manager Gary Taylor-Fletcher hailed his young side after they secured a hugely impressive 0-0 draw at Flint Town United.

The Citizens’ responded well to their heavy loss last weekend with a resolute display to all-but end the Silkmen’s Huws Gray Alliance title challenge, and the young City squad will look to build on this positive showing during their scheduled home clash with Penrhyncoch on Saturday (2.30pm).

Taylor-Fletcher, said: “I thought we were outstanding. We kept our shape and nullified their threats and after last week I thought every one of the lads stood up and were counted.

“We had enough chances to win the game and you could see the pride they all had at the end. They knew that they all worked hard and stuck to the game plan.

“The belief in the group is still there and I thought we could maybe have taken all three points.

“Goalkeeper Chris (Mullock) has been a big miss for us over the last few months and I’ve not seen much of him and wanted to have a look for next season, and I thought he was brilliant and commanded his area well.

“We wanted to build our way into the game after seeing their threat out in the first ten minutes, and I thought our defensive shape was superb and we set traps to pick them off very well.”

In-form forward Mark Cadwallader was causing problems for the home side in the opening exchanges, but he was unable to convert two good opportunities that came his way that would have completely altered the course of the contest.

City were not without opportunities of their own, with Jacob Farleigh, Mike Williams and Taylor-Fletcher all missing narrowly during the first period.

After the break saw Mullock produced a series of fine stops to keep his side in the contest, with Sam Jones and Jordan Piggott narrowly missing the target at the other end to ensure the game ended in a stalemate.