Bangor avoid second winding up order

For the second time in three months, Bangor City have avoided a winding up order from tax officials.

The High Court has thrown out a second petition from HMRC in a dispute over an overdue tax bill, reported at over £10,300. A judge dismissed the petition on Wednesday after being told the club had paid the debt.

It means Bangor can now press ahead with the Huws Gray Alliance season, which kicks off this weekend.

City were relegated from the Welsh Premier League in April after the FAW refused a domestic licence. The club finished runners-up but missed out on qualifying for the Europa League because of their demotion.

At the time, Bangor management said their licence bid had failed on financial grounds, but insisted the club’s books were in order.

But in May, HMRC issued a winding up order against the club for another overdue tax bill. The petition was thrown out but City accused tax officials of ”making a mountain out of a molehill” over debt that that had been paid a few days late.

According to the club’s Twitter on Wednesday, a spokesperson said they knew the latest petition would be thrown out and they were waiting on official confirmation.

City, under new manager Craig Harrison, begin life in the second tier when they host Buckley Town at Nantporth on Saturday (11th August).

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