BANGOR City men’s hockey team had their relegation from NWHL Division Three confirmed on Saturday with a 3-0 loss at home to Manchester Brooklands 3rds.

It has been a tough season for City, who stepped up from Division Five to Three at the start of the season, and although the effort and heart of the team has been unquestionable, the team has found it difficult to cope with the standard at times.

City had the nightmare start on Saturday as the young, skilful Brooklands outfit opened the scoring within a minute, as they dominated the first half.

Flynn Holt and Matt Rogers both went close to levelling minutes later, but the visitors’ dominance continued and they added two further goals before half time.

Bangor were much better during the second half, with Tom Hughes hitting the outside of the post and Oli Ekberg drawing a decent save from the Brooklands keeper.

At the other end, Rayshauun Suen made some trademark stops of his own to keep City in the battle.

However, City could not peg back the visitors and the defeat leaves them second-bottom in the table, seven points adrift with two matches remaining.

Bangor take on bottom side Bebington on Saturday (1.30pm), hoping to bag a fourth league win of the season.