BANGOR City FC will remain in the newly named FAW Championship North after a positive result from their re-hearing.

Officials from the Football Association of Wales reduced their original 42-point deduction at another specially arranged summit on Monday, June 24, which now sees the club docked 21 from the recent Huws Gray Alliance season.

This enables the Citizens’ to avoid relegation on goal difference, with Holywell Town now resigned to life in the Welsh National League after having their pre-season plans significantly hampered by the ongoing saga that has finally come to a conclusion.

In addition to the points deduction, which is due to the alleged use of ineligible players during the course of the campaign, City have been fined £700 but will receive appeal costs of £439.20 back from the governing body.

The club were represented at the hearing by Christopher O’Neal, with a number of witnesses also present as part of the appeal process.

A Bangor City spokesman, said: “What this means for the club is that next year we will be competing in Tier Two of the Welsh football pyramid and we are delighted the panel has adjudicated fairly and independently.

“We are grateful to the witnesses who represented the club at the hearing, and we look forward to the forthcoming season.”

Had the club’s appeal been thrown out, it would have been the second time in consecutive season of demotion due to off-the-field issues.

They are currently under a transfer embargo that prevents them from signing players to professional contracts until the January window, with chairman Stephen Vaughan Jnr and director of football Max Leghissa bringing in a host of foreign faces that boast experience from across the continent.

A new manager has yet to be confirmed after the departure of Gary Taylor-Fletcher, who stepped down from the post to take over at Llandudno for a reign that lasted 48 hours.