THERE'S a tough run of fixtures at present for St Asaph City.

The Saints were unable to build on their positive recent form in Division One of the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance League as they fell to a heavy 6-1 reverse at title challengers Barmouth and Dyffryn United.

The Saints had an unusually bad day at the office to fall to one of their biggest defeats of the season.

Daniel Brewerton’s side occupy eighth spot in the Division One standings and things don't get any easier as they head to title favourites Llangefni Town on Saturday (2.30pm).

Things did not begin well for the away side and they fell behind on 17 minutes.

Shane Jones notched his first goal of the afternoon.

United then doubled their advantage just before the break when Paul Lewis finished well.

A lapse in concentration saw Shane Jones dispatch his second of the contest after 42 minutes and the same player was on hand to all-but secure the points with his hat-trick strike on 72 minutes.

City had no answer for the prolific Jones throughout the contest and the forward notched his fourth goal in the 80th minute.

Jones wasn't content to rest on his laurels just yet and he grabbed his fifth goal of the encounter three minutes later.

The visitors did manage to grab a consolation late on, with Paul Fleming converting from the penalty spot in the final minute.



WHILE a potential title push seems unlikely, Llannefydd remain well in the mix to achieve a top-three finish this season.

Llan suffered a 1-0 reverse at mid-table Penmaenmawr Phoenix during their latest spot of action.

This leaves the fourth-placed villagers 11 points adrift of title favourites Glan Conwy, but they are within six points of third-placed Aberffraw with five games in hand.

Penmaenmawr broke the deadlock with nine minutes of the first half remaining courtesy of a neat finish from Alfie Caldecott.