ST ASAPH City marked their return to Roe Plas for the first time since floods decimated their ground earlier this year with a 5-1 victory over the North Football Association.

The Ardal Northern Leagues side got off on the front foot and went ahead after just five minutes when Duncan Midgley found the net, and the same player was on hand to double their tally midway through the half with a calm finish after rounding the keeper.

After the break saw a comical own goal treble the home side’s cushion shortly following the restart, with Mikey Hargrave also converting a chance with 65 on the clock to all-but seal their triumph.

Midgley was in a ruthless mood in front of goal throughout the contest and took advantage of another strong passage of play to complete his hat-trick on 70 minutes.

NFA did manage a consolation late on, but it failed to take the gloss of another impressive performance from Daniel Brewerton’s side following their 1-0 win at CPD Y Rhyl 1879 last weekend.

Brewerton, said: “It felt good to be back playing at Roe Plas for the first time since the floods, although there were a lot of familiar faces missing and the new stand still sat empty it was still great for the lads to take to the field once again.

“With the 13-man squad limit that’s in place it was a chance to rotate a few of the lads to get minutes for those who couldn’t be involved last weekend at Rhyl, it was also a good chance to try new systems of play that we’ve been working on.

“If I’m honest I thought we looked really rusty in the first half, although we had a lot of the ball we didn’t use it as well as we should have but still managed to put away two of our chances through Dunc Midgley who was looking sharp from the off.

Second half we were much better and found the rhythm we were looking for, we controlled things much more effectively and created a lot of chances whilst still looking solid defensively which was what we were hoping for, the whole team were looking much better.”