BANGOR 1876 skipper Michael Johnston has lauded the club’s fanbase after their championship triumph was confirmed.

The Gwynedd League was curtailed following the Football Association of Wales’ decision to cancel the domestic season due to the coronavirus pandemic from Tiers 1-4, and the fan-owned club were given the distinction on a points-per-game format.

It has been a campaign to remember for the club during their first taste of competitive football. They made some significant waves in cup competitions and won every league game they participated in.

Experienced defender Johnston was a high-profile summer signing alongside striker Les Davies, with the captain leading by example at the back and also coming up with some important goals along the way.

He said: “I just want to say a huge congratulations to all the fans who have made this possible. Without them we wouldn’t have a club to win the league with.

“I also want to say a huge thank you to the players, management and staff. Each one of them have conducted themselves impeccably and I can only admire that. From a player’s point of view looking at management, just want to say a massive thank you to you all for guiding us and having faith in us, as players, to be the ones to accomplish this.

“You have brought ambition, professionalism and desire to each and every one of us. We just go out and play, the hard work behind the scenes doesn’t go unnoticed.

“I think back to the day after we played Ruthin in the Welsh Cup. I put a message in our WhatsApp group saying, “we don’t lose from here on in” and luckily, you achieved that.

“So thank you all lads, it’s been an honour to lead you out and you deserve every single second of this recognition and celebration (whenever that may be)."