Caernarfon Town 0 Bangor City 1
LEE WEBBER’S 10-yard bullet header provided Bangor with the vital difference over Caernarfon in a Boxing Day derby that pulled in 1,007 fans.
The decisive moment came on 74 minutes when Sion Edwards swept over a cross from the left after Town’s Kieron Quinn had diverted Marc Lloyd Williams’s goal-bound shot.
Little else separated the two sides with Caernarfon belying their league basement embarrassment by matching their near neighbours.
The Canaries, parading six ex-City players, forced keeper Ian Havard into action in the early stages, when he denied John Rowley and Chris Jones.
Tommy Harrison directed a headed chance off target from a clear position.
Lloyd Williams had a drive blocked by Paul Pritchard’s legs and raised a 30-yarder too high, while Ashley Stott miscued with a shot and a header.
Havard had to deal with a long-range shot from Quinn at the start of the second half, and City had a major escape when Martin Beattie cleared the line from Mark Thomas.
Bangor believed briefly they had gone ahead when debutant Paul Hopkins found the net, but the flag was raised for offside.
Edwards was denied by Pritchard just ahead of the pressure that climaxed with Webber’s winner.