Bangor avoid winding-up over tax bill

Bangor City FC

It’s emerged Bangor City have avoided a winding-up order in the High Court.

The Nantporth club – relegated from the Welsh Premier League – faced a petition from HM Revenue and Customs because of an overdue tax bill. But a judge at the Old Bailey dismissed the petition on Wednesday because the bill for last month had now been paid.

A club spokesperson said the overdue amount was a few days late but had now been paid, adding ”We knew it was coming. They were doing their job…as far as we are concerned, it is done and dusted and we are moving forward.”

City are preparing for their first season in the Huws Gray Alliance after 26 years in the top flight of Welsh league football. In April, the club were relegated after the FAW refused a domestic licence, despite finishing as runners-up in the WPL.

At the time, Bangor management said their licence bid had failed on financial grounds, but insisted the club’s books were in order. They also considered legal action against the FAW’s decision – but later decided against taking the matter to court.

Last month, former New Saints boss Craig Harrison took over as the club’s new manager, replacing Kevin Nicholson, who left by mutual consent.

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