CONCERNS are growing at Bangor City following their 2-0 home loss at the hands of Guilsfield.

The goal-shy Citizens’ produced another lacklustre performance at the Eurogold Stadium to leave them in tenth spot, and things get no easier for Pedro Pasculli’s side this Saturday as they welcome all-conquering Prestatyn Town in the JD Welsh Cup second round.

After Francesco Serafino and Patrick Agyemang missed chances for the home side early on, the Guils’ broke the deadlock on 19 minutes when Adam Jenkins pounced on some hesitant defending to steer past City stopper Jack Atkinson.

City skipper Pavel Vieira flashed a powerful drive narrowly wide on 32 minutes as the hosts took their time to settle following the setback, and they were unable to create a further chance of note during a disappointing first half that provided little tempo.

After the break saw a marked improvement from the home side in terms of effort, which resulted in Agyemang spurning a golden chance when he took too long to fire an attempt in from close range and the danger was averted.

The same player fired straight at Mike Jones after linking up well with Serafino on 59 minutes, and this proved to be crucial as the visitors extended their tally when Atkinson spilled a cross and allowed Sam Litchfield to turn in an opportunity from close range with 63 on the clock.

Guils’ stopper Jones pulled off a spectacular save from close range to deny Azizou Zoumbare a rout back into the game on 70 minutes, with Simone Rea, Aldiar Neto and Vieira all fluffing their lines late on to round off another miserable afternoon at the office for Pasculli since taking over at the helm.