BANGOR City picked up another positive pre-season win thanks to a 5-1 home success over Tranmere Rovers U23s.

The new-look Citizens’ are preparing to find out their fate in terms of their tier placing at an arbitration hearing on August 16, but Stephen Vaughan Jr’s side continue to build in confidence on the field despite the uncertainty behind the scenes.

The home side were rewarded for a bright start early on when Emmanuel Agyemang broke the deadlock following some superb individual work in the build-up from recent signing Aldair Neto.

Things got even better for the hosts soon after when a superb delivery from Francesco Serafino was controlled by Agyemang, who demonstrated his composure with an assured finish to double their advantage.

Vaughan Jr’s men added a third just before the interval through a trialist player, but this was met by a swift response from Rovers shortly after the break to reduce the arrears.

This was as good as it got for the visitors, who fell further behind when Nicolas Delvecchio’s free kick flew into the net, and they rounded off the scoring late on with another well-worked effort to complete the rout.

It promises to be a pivotal week in the overall future of the club, who have gone from JD Welsh Premier League runners-up to facing the prospect of Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One football in the space of 12 months.