ST ASAPH City manager Daniel Brewerton credited his side for their fighting spirit following their 1-1 home draw with Nantlle Vale.

The Saints’ made it two unbeaten to continue their recent resurgence in Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One, and they will aim to extend their positive momentum next Saturday during a trick looking trip to Llanrug United.

Brewerton, said: “Overall under the circumstances I think we’re all pretty happy with the draw.

“We know the qualities Nantlle Vale have and coming off the back of last weekend’s result it was always going to be a tough game for us.

“To be fair Nant started the game well and were playing some effective direct football, but we defended it well and grew into the half and there really wasn’t much in it.

“Second half we came out strongly and were on the front foot right from the off, we had a good spell of sustained pressure and eventually we were rewarded, which seemed to really open the game up with both teams pushing for the win.

“The draw was the fair result overall and that gives us four points from our two league games and an opportunity to go to Llanrug next weekend and get a result.

“I have to say that the work rate of some our lads today was incredible and shows the fight we have in us.”

A strong start from the visitors saw them go into the break a goal to the good when Aaron Hughes found some space in the area before producing a fine strike on the turn to break the deadlock on 44 minutes.

After the break saw the home side dominate the early exchanges and they were rewarded for their improved play on 65 minutes when a delivery found Josh Brown at the far post, and he headed past the Vale stopper to restore parity to the score-line.

Both sides missed opportunities in the final quarter of the game to ensure both sides had something to show from an entertaining affair.