ST ASAPH City manager Daniel Brewerton outlined his disappointment after his side bowed out of the FAW Trophy with a 4-2 home reverse to Llandudno Albion.

The Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One rivals were involved in another incident packed affair that saw the ten-man Saints fall short of their requirements, and they will look to put things right on their return to league action this Saturday when they travel to newly promoted Glan Conwy.

Brewerton, said: “It’s disappointing to have gone out of the competition, we went into the game confident that if we applied ourselves properly we could get a result.

“We got ourselves in front twice in the first half but allowed Albion back into the game each time. At half time I spoke to the lads about where we needed to improve but we gave away two early second half goals and when our goalkeeper got sent off around the hour mark, we knew we had a mountain to climb.

“The lads kept going and even with ten men we still created some good chances, but we just couldn’t force our way back into the game.”

Things got off to the worst possible start for the hosts, who fell behind after just six minutes when Allan Davies hit the target with an attempt.

They managed to pick themselves up in impressive fashion soon with two goals in quick succession from debutant Tom MacDougall, a recent signing from Prestatyn Sports, and Johnny Taylor to put them in front with 16 on the clock.

This was met by a swift response from the visitors, who got themselves back level at the interval through a superb effort from Jack Williams, and they pulled clear once again following the interval when Dan Evans fired a quick-fire brace on 47 and 52 to give Albion a two-goal cushion.

Despite their best efforts with a numerical disadvantage, City were unable to find a route back into the game and exited the competition.