BANGOR City have had their mammoth 42-point deduction nullified by the Football Association of Wales.

Citizens’ officials came away from their showdown with the governing body with a positive outcome after pleading their case at a special hearing on Tuesday.

The governing body released a lengthy statement regarding multiple charges that were issued against the club in April, with the points tally taken off their recently concluded Huws Gray Alliance campaign.

It would have been the second straight campaign that the club would have been demoted in relation to off-the-field issues had the appeal not been won.

This news comes as a massive blow to Holywell Town, who will now receive their relegation and will be demoted to the third tier.

A rehearing will take place in due course.

It was been a difficult time for the Citizens, who were relegated from the JD Welsh Premier League despite a second placed finish and securing European qualification, due to a failure to obtain an FAW Domestic Licence.

Debts of £80,000 were revealed by the club in January after their EuroGold Stadium was closed briefly as a result of a failure to pay a water and electric bill, shortly before Stephen Vaughan Jnr returned to the fold behind the scenes as chairman.

A host of senior squad members departed during the January transfer window, with then-boss Gary Taylor-Fletcher forced to play a host of Academy prospects for the remainder of the campaign.

Much worse was to follow at the close of the season, with Taylor-Fletcher leaving his post and the FAW imposing a transfer embargo that prevents them from signing professional players until December 31.

A statement from the club is expected in due course.