SUPER striker Keith Proudlove bagged four goals as Bangor City Men's hockey team ran out 6-4 winners away to Oxton.

In a topsy-turvy 70 minutes of hockey, City's youngsters showed enough determination and clinicial finishing to come out on top against their Wirral-based hosts.

Bangor's defence held firm as Oxton enjoyed lots of early possession, responding with some aerial bombardments and slick passing of their own, which led to not one but two quickfire goals for debutant striker Proudlove - his first goals for the club.

Oxton clawed a goal back with a slick short corner, but more long balls from City kept causing the home side problems, with Proudlove sealing a first half hat-trick in clinical fashion. The hosts bagged a second shortly before half time but after a rousing team talk at the break, City came out firing, with Matthew Rogers scoring the fourth after a great though-ball from captain Paul McCallum.

Oxton made it 4-3 from another short corner, only for that man Proudlove to nudge Bangor further ahead with his fourth goal, slotting home one-on-one with the goalkeeper.

With the battle for control continuing, the hosts pulled one back again to come back within a goal. However in the closing minutes, Bangor finally pulled out a successful corner and Ash Hardaker threw a ball over a diving keeper to close out a highly-entertaining away victory.

Next up for City is a home match against second-placed Warrington at the Brailsford Centre 3G pitch on Saturday. Pushback 2.15pm.