BANGOR City’s resurgence ensures no JD Cymru North will relish coming up against them between now and the end of the season.

To say it has been another eventful campaign for the Citizens’ would be an understatement. Stephen Vaughan Jr. departed as manager, a former World Cup winner in Pedro Pasculli was brought in to take over and Dominico Serafino became chairman and promised to get the club back into the JD Cymru Premier.

Given this turnover of prominent figures in the dugout and boardroom, it was inevitably going to have an adverse effect on their form. Too many games were drawn during the first half of the season that will ultimately cost them a top-three finish.

Pasculli stamped his mark on the City squad during the January transfer window with a number of exciting signings, who have all hit the ground running and has led to a really impressive run of form since the turn of the year.

They are now on a five-game unbeaten run at home. Although it might not seem like a lot, it represents a significant step in the right direction for a set-up that has gone through its fair share of turmoil in recent years.

The presence of former football league star Hugo Colace has been an exceptional addition to the squad, and they seem to have found a way to find the net on a regular basis after finding life difficult in the final third to open the campaign.

Francesco Serafino’s polarising form seems to be on the upward curve now, and formidable defender Esteban Goicoechea's influence continues to grow at both ends of the pitch after his recent arrival.

When you take out their seven-goal thumping at Prestatyn Town earlier this season, which led to Vaughan Jr’s eventual departure, City have conceded 19 goals in 21 games and boast one of the most formidable back-lines in the division.

If they can keep this going next season with the necessary improvements to other areas of the squad, then they are sure to have a massive say in the overall destination of the title.

A much-needed stability seems to have made a welcome return, and although the majority of their fan base are now part of the Bangor 1876 set-up there seems to be a renewed sense of encouragement surrounding City and their long-term fortunes.

Improving things on the field is one thing, but improving their fractured relationship with the community is another. City have declared the need for more domestic players from the region but Alex Boss was the only face of note during the window and more work needs to be done in this respect.

This would enable the club to at least become more identifiable to the North Wales area as one of its most historic clubs. Ultimately it will come down to living up to their claims, putting this momentum to good use and continuing to build something that many thought would not be there if things continued the way they were.

The Citizens’ are now a force to be reckoned with in the JD Cymru North once again, and that should make every club sit up and take notice.