IT'S likely that Denbigh Town will consider themselves unlucky not to have secured the three points from their weekend trip to Flint.

They produced a great team performance at their fourth-placed hosts to build on their Boxing Day success against Ruthin.

After taking the lead early in the second half, Town were reduced to 10 men when Scott McHarrie was red carded.

While Flint equalised shortly afterwards, Denbigh put in a first class effort and they had several chances to gain the winner.

There was a goalless first half for the spectators and while neither side was able to dominate, Denbigh did have the better chances.

Mark Roberts shot wide for the visitors, while Denbigh had strong clams for a penalty when Roberts appeared to be fouled in the 18th minute, but referee Mike Gray waved play on.

Pat Hinchcliffe sent a volley just over the bar as Denbigh sought the vital opener and further opportunities were presented to Lewis Sirrell and Stuart Vernon.

The second half started well for Denbigh and they took the lead on 50 minutes.

Sirrell sent a pin-point 40-yard cross-field ball to Vernon, who crossed into the area.

Mark Roberts' header was parried, but the Denbigh striker beat the keeper to the rebound and forcing the ball over the line.

Denbigh were on the attack two minutes later in a break when referee Gray stopped play and brandished a straight red card to Scott McHarrie for an off the ball incident.

Despite this setback, Denbigh continued to press and Mark Roberts' shot was saved.

Town went close again when Dan Lloyd's strike went just over the bar.

However, Flint bagged an equaliser against the run of play.

Kyle Smith carried the ball at speed into the area, weaved past three defenders and fired home from eight yards.