ST ASAPH City manager Daniel Brewerton is hoping his side can now start climbing the table following their 1-0 home win over Penrhyndeudraeth.

The Saints’ ended a run of disappointing results with an important victory heading into the busy festive fixture list, which moved them up to 11th in Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One ahead of their crunch Mawddach Cup derby clash against Denbigh Town this Saturday.

Brewerton, said: “That was a massive three points for us, the lads played some good football but also battled really well.

“I thought we controlled the first half really well, we created good chances, we had a bit of good fortune for the first goal but their goalkeeper also pulled off a couple of really good saves and we were unfortunate to have a second goal ruled out for offside.

“To be fair to Penrhyndeudraeth, they had a man sent off just before half time and came out second half and really upped their game.

“We had so many good chances to finish them off, but that second goal just wasn’t happening.

“In that last 15 minutes there was a lot of nerves out there because the lads knew how important the win would be for us, but credit to them that they hung to the lead and ended the game with the three points that we deserved.

“Hopefully now we can build on that and start working our way up the table.”

The home side began the game on the front foot and spurned a host of good chances during the opening exchanges, but they got themselves in front on 19 minutes when former Rhyl and Bangor City defender James Brewerton found the net.

Things took another dour turn for the visitors just before the break when they were reduced to ten men, which enabled City to hold on for their second league win of the season after the break.