ST ASAPH City returned to action in disappointing fashion with a 4-0 home reverse at the hands of Glan Conwy.

The Saints’ frustrating month due to a series of postponements came back to haunt them against the in-form newly promoted Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One side, leaving Daniel Brewerton’s men in 13th spot ahead of their home clash with Penrhyndeudraeth on Saturday.

The home side began the game on the back foot and fell behind after just ten minutes when Jordan Phillips was presented with a chance, and the deadly forward made no mistake with the finish from close range to put his side in the ascendancy.

This was followed by another from the visitors’ courtesy of Keating Hoe-Pike, who was the beneficiary of some more exceptional approach play from Jamie Jones to increase their advantage.

Jones, who assisted the first two goals throughout a tremendous individual display, went from provider to scorer midway through the half when he latched on to a Phillips flick on before firing expertly into the corner.

Things went from bad-to-worse for the Saints’ towards the end of the first period, with Phillips notching his second of the afternoon after linking up well with Keating during the build-up.

Credit to the home side, who improved their overall effort after the interval but were unable to find a route back into the contest and fell to their sixth defeat in 12 league games this term, four of those coming on home soil.