BANGOR City’s frustrations in front of goal continued in their 1-0 loss at Flint Town United.

The Citizens’ were once again counting the cost of missed opportunities against the JD Cymru North title challengers, meaning they have now scored just 20 times in 17 league games so far this term.

Pedro Pasculli’s men currently occupy ninth in the standings ahead of a busy week that sees them entertain a dangerous Conwy Borough side on Tuesday evening, before hosting Llangefni Town on Friday.

With windy conditions not in their favour during the first period, the away side fell behind on 16 minutes when a long throw from Jordan Barrow fell into the path of Dom McHugh, who managed to prod into the net from close range to break the deadlock.

The Silkmen thought they had doubled their tally midway through the half only for the effort to be ruled out for offside, with a stunning tackle denying Patrick Agyemang a clear goal scoring opportunity at the other end on 40 minutes.

After the break saw City increase the tempo and create a series of chances during the opening exchanges, but the likes of Agyemang and Francesco Serafino were unable to capitalise on the chances presented to them during a critical stage of the contest.

The introduction of Alex Boss brought a fresh injection of pace in the final third and the winger was instrumental in creating a glorious chance for Salvatore Pascarella on 57 minutes, but he was unable to find the target and the danger was averted.

Callum Bratley’s cross deceived Gabriele Brino in the City goal on the hour mark, but the stopper was given a reprieve as the ball thundered back off the post.

A long range effort from Serafino was comfortably saved by Jon Danby on 65 minutes, which turned out to be the last real opening for the Citizens’ on their way to defeat.