BANGOR City Men’s hockey team got their season off to a flyer on Saturday with a convincing 5-0 win over Wilmslow 3rds.

A re-structure of the North West Hocky League means that City are competing in Division Two South this season, which is effectively the equivalent of what was Divison Four last season.

In sweltering conditions, a fully loaded City team looked keen from the first whistle and were off the mark after eight minutes, with Matthew Rogers cleverly diverting an Ash Hardaker delivery past the keeper.

Harkdaker doubled the advantage shortly after with a shot drilled into the bottom corner, following a short corner.

The pressure continued from the home side continued and it paid off on the half-hour mark when debutant Harry Street made it three-nil with a neat backstick finish.

The second half saw the same pattern, with shots raining down on the Wilmslow keeper; Harry Collins-Jones, Flynn Holt, David Paterson, Tomos Hughes and captain Paul McCallum all going close.

Bangor managed to find the net twice though, with Street and Hardaker both bagging another goal each, to seal a win that puts them at the top of the Division Two after the first round of matches.

The Blues will hope to build on their opening day success when they play away to Rhyl on Saturday, 3pm pushback.

Bangor City Hockey Club is keen to encourage anyone who is interested in taking up a new sport to try it out with us. Senior training for the men’s and women’s team takes place between 7pm-9pm at the Brailsford Centre 3G pitch, and is free for your first session. Welcome to all, whatever your age, fitness or experience level. To contact us, find Bangor City Hockey Club on Facebook or Twitter.