CLWB Pel Droed Bangor 1876 took enjoyed another monumental day in their history as the squad took the field for the first time.

The Gwynedd League side travelled to FC United of Manchester for their first friendly outing of the summer, and the newly formed, fan-owned club participated in a fabulous occasion both on-and-off the pitch.

More than 800 Bangor natives who switched their allegiance from Bangor City travelled to Broadhurst Park to mark the occasion, which is another significant milestone for a set-up that has gone from strength-to-strength since its inception.

It was always going to be a tough ask against the more experience against the Red Rebels, who were formed founded in 2005 by a section of the Manchester United fanbase that had become disillusioned by the ownership of Malcolm Glazer.

The eventual score was 12-1 to the home side, but the visiting faithful were given a moment to savour a minute from time when talented teenager Benn Lundstram produced a moment of magic to go down in the history books as 1876’s first ever goal scorer.

This experience will stand the Bangor side in extremely good stead both during the remainder of their pre-season schedule and their first taste of competitive action when the season gets underway in the coming weeks, with big things expected of Mel Jones’ side thanks to host of impressive signings.

Dafydd Hughes, secretary at Bangor 1876, said: “FC United are the epitome of a non-league club that are fan owned, and we are looking to emulate them and turn the club into a valuable asset for the community.

“There is a great deal of passion within the Bangor footballing fanbase and we were pleasantly surprised with the amount of support we had at the game. To have the honour of playing them here meant a lot to everyone at the club.

“We want to give the people of Bangor a platform for sustainable and competitive football and be the heart of the community in terms of things such as wellbeing and other initiatives.”