BANGOR City’s new manager Pedro Pasculli marked his opening game at the helm with a 1-1 draw at Ruthin Town.

The former World Cup winner took his place in the dugout for the first time during their latest JD Cymru North fixture, which saw City concede another late goal to ensure both sides had something to show for their efforts.

A potential banana skin awaits Pasculli on Saturday in the JD Welsh Cup, with his side making the trip to Gwynedd League outfit Nefyn United in what promises to be a frantic first round clash.

The home side got off on the front foot and spurned a pair of good chances early on, but City gradually got themselves into the game during the opening stages that resulted in Emmanuel Agyemang’s header forcing Town stopper Ryan Goldston into a smart stop.

Talented forward Aldair Neto came within inches of breaking the deadlock on 24 minutes when his thumping attempt flew agonisingly wide of the target, shortly before substitute Craig Wilkinson rattled the crossbar at the other end.

After the interval saw the visitors grab the initiative from the off and they were rewarded on 53 minutes when a set piece saw Simone Rea flash a header past Goldston to finally open the scoring.

A goalmouth scramble soon after almost saw Wilkinson prod the ball home from close range for Town, and Matty Evans dragged an opportunity narrowly wide during a period of hosts’ pressure following the setback.

Francesco Serafino was looking lively for the Citizens’ late on but his superb strike was comfortably dealt with by the Town stopper.

The home side managed to make their prolonged pressure count late on when Gwion Owen unleashed an unstoppable effort into the net after good work in the build-up by Will Owen and Tom Dyer to ensure both sides had something to show from an entertaining affair.