A youthful Chester side ran out 2-1 winners over newly-formed Gwynedd club Bangor 1874 tonight (Thursday).

First half goals from Matty Waters and Matty Hughes proved decisive in the friendly at the Swansway Stadium, with Les Davies netting for the visitors.

The Blues were ahead inside just three minutes when Waters' lofted effort from the left flank flew into the net via the inside of the post.

Bangor were level on 21 minutes when Davies' low ball into the box skidded beyond Chester keeper Russ Griffiths and into the bottom corner.

Parity was shortlived, however, as George MacReady played in Hughes, whose clinical finish gave Bangor keeper Leon Jones no chance.

That advantage was almost stretched on 35 minutes but Iwan Murray's snapshot was palmed away by Jones.

In his second pre-season outing for the hosts, Dutch striker Akwasi Asante lashed a shot against the post early in the second half.

A chance late on for Matty Waters also went unconverted as the Blues picked up their fourth win of pre-season ahead of Saturday's visit to Northern Premier side Trafford FC.