ST ASAPH City manager Daniel Brewerton was proud of his side after they secured a 1-1 home draw with Llandudno Albion.

The Saints looked set for all three points against the one-time Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One title challengers before conceding a late equaliser, but City can take plenty of heart from their last two performances as they gear up for a home encounter against Llanrwst United on Saturday.

Brewerton, said: “I’m extremely proud of my lads for the performance they’ve put in, but also gutted for them that we couldn’t quite hold on for the win.

“We knew it would be another tough fixture and all I asked the lads was that they matched the performance they put in last weekend.

“They didn’t disappoint and although we went in 0-0 at half time, I believe we had the better chances, the message was more of the same and we were rewarded.

“It was a real battle of a game and we really frustrated Albion by being difficult to break down, we looked dangerous on the counter and we had good chances to double our lead.

“Both keepers made some really important saves in that second half and into added time a goal from a potentially challenging offside position they managed to get a late leveller.”

A scoreless first half was brought to life when Josh Brown successfully converted a chance on 55 minutes, and the home side did well to resist some considerable pressure from Darren Jones’ to keep their slender lead intact heading into the dying stages.

Their hopes of a long-awaited league win were dashed when Joel Lloyd popped up with a stoppage time leveller for the away side, but the Saints’ almost caught them cold with the final attacking action when 16-year-old Dylan Roche went through on goal, but he was thwarted by a superb stop by Liam Jones to ensure both sides had something to show for their efforts.