BANGOR 1876 struck a huge blow in their quest for the Gwynedd League title with a 2-1 victory at Trearddur Bay Bulls.

The newly formed clubs are vying for promotion to the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance at the first time of asking this term, and they produced a contest full of quality that went the way of Mel Jones’ men thanks to a pair of first half goals that eventually decided a close-fought contest.

The result leaves 1876 just four points behind the long-time pacesetting Bulls, and they also boast four games in hand over their championship rivals after extending their perfect league start to eight.

A cagey opening to proceedings was turned on its head when talented youngster Dylan Summers-Jones produced a moment of magic with a fine individual run and finish past Konner Druce.

Summers-Jones and experienced forward Les Davies both had chances to extend the away side’s advantage during the remainder of the first period, with both flashing efforts narrowly wide during an impressive spell of dominance.

They did mange to add a second just before the break, and once again it was Summers-Jones who was the difference when he latched on to a through ball from Davies before despatching his second of the afternoon.

Druce had to be at his best to deny Summers-Jones his hat-trick midway through the half after more eye-catching skill from the player, but the home side remained resolute and were awarded the perfect chance to get themselves back into the contest on 79 minutes.

Iolo Jones held his nerve from the spot to halve the deficit, but the Bulls’ were unable to secure a share of the spoils despite throwing everything at their opponents in the closing stages.