ST ASAPH City’s worrying form continued with a heavy 5-0 loss at Bodedern Athletic.

The Saints’ had nothing to show from another long weekend trip after a disappointing display against last season’s Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One runners-up, leaving Daniel Brewerton’s side in 13th spot ahead of their next outing at home to Llandyrnog United on Saturday.

An encouraging start from the visitors restricted their opponents to little goal-mouth action during the opening exchanges, but they were undone on 16 minutes when Casey Boylan took advantage of some space and finished well.

Things went from bad to worse for City soon after when Boylan broke clear on 21 minutes to slot in his second of the contest, and their fate was all-but sealed just before the break when another good spell of possession saw Jamie Jones notch a third with 42 on the clock.

After the break saw the home side continue to press and they were rewarded once again on 54 minutes when Callum Thomas’ strike found its way into the net, and a miserable afternoon at the office for the Saints’ was complete on the hour mark when James McMinimee rounded off the scoring.

It has been a largely disappointing campaign for the ambitious side after an encouraging start, with City winning just three of their 17 third-tier fixtures to date, drawing five and losing nine.

Next up is a Llandyrnog side that sit second from bottom in the standings and come into the game on the back of a 5-0 home defeat to improving Llanrug United.