LLANDUDNO Albion geared up for the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One league opener with a 6-0 friendly reverse at the hands of Bangor City.

The third-tier title hopefuls were no match for the troubled Citizens, who arranged the fixture at short notice after their Nathaniel MG Cup fixture against Conwy Borough was postponed by the Football Association of Wales amid the club’s ongoing charge and appeal process.

Darren Jones’ side get back to competitive action this Saturday with a home clash against Penrhyndeudraeth, where they will be looking to avoid the slow start that hampered their championship challenge last term.

The visitors made a strong start to proceedings and went ahead early on when Neto hit the target, and the same player was on hand to double their tally just before the break thanks to a fine solo run and finish.

After the break saw City go three goals to the good shortly following the restart, and Stephen Vaughan Jr’s men added a fourth soon after when Emmanuel Agyemang continued his excellent pre-season form with another well-taken finish midway through the half.

Credit to the home side, they kept plugging away in the face of stern competition, but they were undone again late on when Azizou Zoumbare broke clear and turned in a chance for City’s fifth.

The hosts put the exclamation point on proceedings in the closing stages thanks to a strike from Francesco Leghissa to round off the scoring.

Prior to the contest, a minute’s silence was impeccably observed in member of Citizens’ president and chairman Gwyn Pierce Owen, who died last week.