ST ASAPH City’s former stars came back to haunt them during their heavy 6-0 home loss at the hands of Denbigh Town.

The Saints’ exited the Barritt Cup at the first-round stage with a derby defeat at the hands of their Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One rivals, with Paul Fleming and Jake Walker biting the former hand that fed them with four of the six goals during the contest.

Walker was a prolific forward for City before leaving for pastures new, and Fleming captained the side earlier this season before making the move to Central Park.

The pair combined for the opener on 40 minutes when Walker teed up Fleming for a powerful finish on 40 minutes to break the deadlock and give the visitors a slender cushion at the interval.

After the break saw the home side reduced to ten men during the opening exchanges when James Brewerton was shown a second yellow for a foul on Mark Roberts, before Walker went from provider when he headed in a free kick with 49 on the clock.

Things went from bad to worse for the Saints’ on 51 minutes when Roberts added his name to the score-sheet following neat link-up play between Fleming and Christ Bennett, and Walker despatched his second of the afternoon with 53 gone thanks to a blistering half-volley that gave the keeper no chance.

Another impressive attacking move from the away side saw them notch a fifth on 66 minutes, and this time it was Danny Clarke who was the beneficiary of a sublime deep cross from Sion Jones to put the result beyond all doubt.

Walker capped off a tremendous individual display with his hat trick on 80 minutes with another sensational strike that went in off the crossbar to complete the rout.

Daniel Brewerton’s men will aim to put this disappointment behind them when they next take the field at home to Nantlle Vale on Saturday.