ST ASAPH City continue to look over their shoulders following a 2-0 loss at Llanberis.

The Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One side were unable to kickstart their season during a difficult away fixture, leaving the Saints’ in 13th spot and with teams around them having multiple games in hand.

Daniel Brewerton’s men face another stern test of their credentials this Saturday when they travel to last season’s runners-up Bodedern Athletic, where they will look to attain only their second away triumph of the campaign.

A strong start from the home side saw them go ahead on 19 minutes when a slick attack presented a chance to Dillon Parry, who demonstrated tremendous composure to slot into the corner and give his side a slender advantage.

The visitors grew into the game as the half progressed but were lacking a cutting edge in the final third despite enjoying large spells of possession.

They were undone again crucially just before the break when standout Tomos Saynor made the most of the space afforded to him to turn in another opportunity and increase the home side’s advantage after an impressive first period.

After the interval saw the Saints’ try valiantly to get themselves back into the tie, but they found it difficult to penetrate the resolute home rear-guard and had nothing to show for their efforts.

City have now lost eight of their 16 league games so far this term, winning three and drawing five whilst scoring 16 and shipping 31 at the other end.