BANGOR City moved up to eighth in JD Cymru North with a narrow 1-0 home victory over Llanfair United.

The Citizens’ overcame the basement dwellers with minimal fuss despite missing countless chances against a side who went down to ten men in the second period, and Pedro Pasculli’s side will be aiming to extend their recent turnaround in form when they entertain Conwy Borough on Tuesday night.

A positive start from the home side saw them go close on two occasions through Nicolas Delvecchio and Massimo Sammartino, and Patrick Agyemang’s header narrowly missed the target with 19 on the clock.

Francesco Serafino was denied a clear chance thanks to a superb last-ditch tackle on 23 minutes, and City spurned another opening when Delvecchio fluffed his lines from close range towards the end of the first period.

After the break saw the home side pick up where they left off with dominant possession, but Serafino was unable to steer in an Agyemang delivery when through on goal with 49 gone.

City received another massive boost on 51 minutes when Gethin Jones was sent off for a second bookable offence in disputable fashion, with manager Rhys Stephens also sent to the stands.

The hosts immediately took advantage of their numerical superiority to open the scoring on 63 minutes through skipper Pavel Vieira, who managed to hit the target from close range for what turned out to be the only goal of the game.

Although Pasculli’s men were wasteful in the final third for the remainder of the contest, they saw out the remainder of the clash in comfortable fashion to secure their sixth win in 15 league games so far this term.