ST ASAPH City rounded off a fine week with a 2-0 home success over Bodedern Athletic.

The Saints picked up their second triumph in succession against a side that finished runners-up in Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One last term, propelling them to tenth spot in the early standings after a disappointing start from a results perspective.

Assistant manager Jay Roberts was filling in for boss Daniel Brewerton, who is away on holiday, and he was thrilled with what he saw from his improving squad during the clash.

He said: “I’m really pleased with the result as we expected a tough game from a side that finished second in the league last year.

“We’ve had our fair share of injuries in the first month of the season and lost Matty Morris till around Christmas with a broken fibula after our midweek win over Prestatyn Sports, so we were thin on the ground and had a number of reserves with us, including Ellis Blench who played 90 minutes out of position at left back and put in a solid performance.

“I felt we controlled the game well and played some good football and I feel unfortunate not to have scored more but for some great saves by their keeper, especially in the second half.

“I asked the lads for 110 per cent before the game and each of them put in a performance so the credit has to go to them today and a deserved three points, I spoke to Dan after the game who was also thrilled with the result.”

A superb opening to the game from the hosts saw them gain the advantage on 11 minutes when Jay Brown found the net with a good finish, and the Saints managed to secure a hard-fought three points after the interval when an Athletic player diverted into his own net.