TWO of the players who followed Nev Powell to Bangor ensured his first return to his former club ended in victory.
Goals from Christian Sergeant and Marc Limbert sealed the points before Sion Edwards rubbed salt into the wounds.
It was no less than the full-strength Citizens deserved, but it was weakened Nomads, featuring just two players that started Saturday’s league draw at Caernarfon, who should have opened the scoring when they were awarded a soft penalty for a push on Mattie Phillips in the 13th minute.
But justice was done when Wes Kilgannon’s weak spot-kick was turned aside by Paul Smith, one of five ex-Nomads in the visiting line-up.
The let-off sparked Powell’s side into life and only the bar denied Lee Webber before Richard Roberts reacted quickly to halt Tommy Mutton when he was clean through on goal.
Roberts was called into action again to stop Kieran Killackey from putting a finishing touch to a fine piece of skill, but the keeper could do nothing to stop Sergeant from tapping in the opener five minutes before the break following good wing play by Edwards.
Bangor continued where they left off after the restart, and only Adam Hitchin’s goal-line clearance denied Ashley Stott the simplest of tap-ins before Mutton should have done better when one-on-one with Roberts.
And their wastefulness would have been punished had Smith not made a flying save from Tommy Baker’s stinging drive.
That proved to be brief respite for the hosts, and after Sergeant curled a free kick onto the bar, last season’s Nomads captain Limbert coolly placed Mutton’s pass past Roberts with 17 minutes to play.
Limbert then turned provider late on, as his pinpoint cross was powerfully headed in by Edwards.