CLWB Pel Droed Bangor 1876’s first ever game in a competitive environment saw them secure a 4-1 victory at Ogwen Tigers.

After a hugely eventful summer at the newly formed fan-owned club finally got down to business on-the-pitch in their Gwynedd League opener, which saw hundreds descend on Bethesda Rugby Club to view the contest.

The visitors had the perfect chance to go ahead during the opening exchanges when they were awarded a penalty after Jamie Petrie was bundled over in the box, but Dylan Summers-Jones’ spot kick was blazed over the bar.

Summers-Jones atoned for this error on 28 minutes with a superb header that beat Tigers’ stopper Shane Owen to break the deadlock and seal 1876’s first league goal since their inception.

This joy proved to be short-lived as the home side bounced back in fine fashion to level matters on 36 minutes when Kieron Bullock reacted first to an errant pass before delivering a superb strike past Leon Jones.

Les Davies hit the post just before the break for the visitors, who came out with a fierce determination in difficult conditions after the break to take over proceedings.

Once again it was Summers-Jones who was the difference when he headed home a Petrie corner on 55 minutes, and they doubled their advantage just after the hour mark when Petrie went from provider to scorer when he steered a Benn Lundstram delivery into the net.

The favour was returned between the two players on 73 minutes when more fine work from Petrie saw a superb delivery headed home powerfully by Lundstram for what turned out to be the final goal of the contest.

Manager Mel Jones introduced Steffan Taylor and Jamie Thomas with victory assured, and the away side saw out the remainder of the game in comfortable fashion to mark their debut match with three points.