ST ASAPH City manager Daniel Brewerton was delighted with the performance of his side during their 2-0 friendly win over Kinmel Bay.

The Saints were made to work hard by Frank Standing’s men before their class eventually told at Roe Plas, which is another welcome boost for the side as they await a formal start date for the Lock Stock Ardal North West League that will hopefully come in the not-too-distant future.

A cagey opening to the contest brought little in the way of opportunities in the final third, but the deadlock was broken midway through the half when a fine run and delivery from James Williams presented a chance to Duncan Midgley, and the experienced forward made no mistake from close range to open the scoring.

The visitors spurned two good chances immediately following the setback, with Midgley going close to his second of the afternoon just before the break.

After the break saw the hosts finally wrap up proceedings against a spirited Bay side on 70 minutes and once again it was Midgley who was the difference with a well-timed finish after good approach play from Mikey Hargreave.

Brewerton, said: “I was delighted with the performance, we learned a lot in the previous game against Ruthin and worked hard during the week to put them right.

“We knew Kinmel Bay are a team that worked extremely hard and wouldn’t allow us time on the ball and that’s what we needed, we were very decisive and disciplined and it showed in the performance.

“There is still some fine-tuning to do but I feel we’re on the right path to be where we want to when the season gets going. The lads were brilliant, and they deserve a lot of credit for their application throughout the game.

“The physical demands of these games with small squads has taken its toll on some of the lads but we adapted and put on a good account of ourselves.”