BANGOR 1876 advanced to the JD Welsh Cup second qualifying round with a comfortable 4-1 home win over Llandudno Athletic.

The newly formed club responded well to going a goal down and ran out convincing victors in front of hundreds of spectators at their Treborth base.

Despite the eventual result it was the visitors who drew first blood when Lee Steele produced a superb curling effort that gave Leon Jones no chance on 11 minutes.

The home side were handed the perfect chance to get themselves back into the game on 29 minutes when they were awarded a penalty, and Jamie Petrie held his nerve to put away the spot kick and restore parity to the score-line.

This swung momentum fully in the home side’s favour and they went ahead for the first time on 32 minutes when a direct run from Dylan Williams teed up Cameron Barry, who made no mistake with the finish.

The hosts doubled their advantage at a crucial stage of the contest just before the break, with Cian Williams diverting a Barry cut-back into the corner to give them a comfortable cushion on the half-time whistle.

After the break saw the hosts largely frustrated thanks to a combination of missed opportunities and some stout defending from the spirited Vale of Clwyd and Conwy League Premier Division title hopefuls, but 1876 did manage to pull further clear late on when Dylan Summers-Jones further demonstrated his composure in front of goal on 82 minutes to complete the scoring.