A LATE strike denied St Asaph City what would have been a notable point on their travels.

The Saints headed to Ardal North West League title chasers Porthmadog on Saturday and it was the Gwynedd hosts who edged to a 1-0 scoreline.

To rub salt into the wound, this result could see St Asaph relegated, subject to domestic licence outcomes.

Porthmadog made a bright start with a chance going to Stuart Rogers, while visiting keeper Luke Jones did well to gather Gareth Jones-Evans' dangerous corner.

It was not all one-way traffic and Jason Foulkes, who will undoubtedly don his cricket whites next weekend, went close to breaking the deadlock with a glancing header from a corner.

The bulk of the chances were, not surprisingly, going in favour of Porthmadog, with Paul Lewis and Julian Williams having terrific opportunities to make it 1-0.

However, half-time arrived with the match still goalless.

Keen for the three points to keep their title push alive, Porthmadog came out for the second half in determined fashion and only a brilliant fingertip save from Luke Jones denied Rhys Alun's 25-yarder.

The hosts had penalty shouts turned down, before Marcus Banks volleyed over the top and Rhys Alun's effort was brilliantly saved by the impressive Luke Jones.

Porthmadog won a penalty after 79 minutes.

Rhys Alun's spot kick was brilliantly saved by Luke Jones, but the Porthmadog player was able to put away the rebound.