ST ASAPH City manager Daniel Brewerton was leaving feeling hard do by after his side fell to a 4-3 loss at Llandudno Albion.

The Saints were more than a match for another Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One title contender before falling by the odd goal for the second consecutive game, with a controversial sending off late on significantly hampering their chances of securing three points.

They have another big week of action that starts with a trip to Greenfield on Tuesday, before a home encounter against Llanberis next Saturday.

Brewerton, said: “It’s another really hard result to take, the last two games I’ve felt we’ve deserved to come away with something, I think on Tuesday against Denbigh a draw would have been a fair result for both teams but I honestly think that Friday’s game against Albion was one we would have taken all three points from had certain decisions been dealt with in the appropriate manner.

“We had to make a few positional changes after picking up a few injuries against Denbigh, but we had a game plan that the lads executed brilliantly.

“We knew the areas we could hurt them and we got a lot of success from it. My lads have shown in a tough opening set of fixtures that under any circumstances we’ll always give everything we have until the final whistle goes.”

A strong start from the home side saw them go ahead on 35 minutes when prolific striker Dave Maddock converted a chance, but the Saints went into the break all square thanks to a well-taken effort from Mike Hargreave on 44 minutes.

A frantic end to the first half saw Peter Jones and Josh Brown exchange goals in stoppage time to leave things two apiece on the whistle, but the visitors managed to get their noses in front for the first time on 57 minutes when Corey Brewerton finished well.

The turning point arrived on 80 minutes when Ali Parsonage was sent to the showers to leave the away side with ten men, and their misery was compounded when Luke Smith and Daniel Roberts netted in the final ten to condemn them to defeat.