IN-FORM Bangor City boosted their hopes of a top-five finish with a narrow 1-0 home win over Ruthin Town.

The JD Cymru North side extended their unbeaten run at the Eurogold Stadium to six games and pulled four points clear of sixth-placed Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant after their 11th win of the campaign.

Pedro Pasculli’s men have another busy week of competitive action that begins with a trip to Buckley Town on Tuesday night, before the Citizens’ make the long trek to basement dwellers Llanfair United on Saturday.

Despite dominating possession during the opening exchanges, City were unable to carve out a significant chance of note thanks to some poor decisions in the final third and fierce resistance from the Town rearguard.

The home side thought they had opened the scoring on 20 minutes when Hugo Colace bundled an effort into the net, but the goal was ruled out for an infringement on Town stopper Ryan Goldston.

Chris Hardy’s side carved out their first opening on 25 minutes when Osian Davies effort was well saved.

The deadlock was finally broken on 28 minutes when playmaking forward Francesco Serafino delivered a fine through ball into the path of Emmanuel Agyemang, who remained composed to put away the chance.

Gwion Owen spurned a golden chance to get the visitors back on level terms on 30 minutes but saw his attempt saved, which turned out to be the final opening of a scrappy first period.

After the break saw Agyemang go close to adding to his tally when he rounded Goldston on 53 minutes, but he was unable to steer the ball into an empty net.

The away side had strong shouts for a penalty waved away on 72 minutes, and although the Citizens’ had to withstand a barrage of long balls in the closing stages, they managed to hold firm to secure another three points.