ST ASAPH City manager Daniel Brewerton was please with side’s display in their 1-1 draw at Nantlle Vale.

The Saints came from behind to kick-off their Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One campaign with a positive result, and they face another crucial pair of fixtures this week as they look to lay the foundations for a successful season.

City welcome derby rivals and title contenders Denbigh Town on Tuesday night, before travelling to Greenfield on August 20.

Brewerton, said: “To be honest I’m really happy coming away from the game with a point, we know they are good at home and only two teams managed a win there in the league last year.

“The lads deserve a huge amount of credit, especially 17-year-old reserve keeper Josh Wedge, after nearly 18 months out of the game due to a broken hip, he was called into the squad four hours before kick-off and put in a solid performance.

“The circumstances going into the game meant a late change to the system, and to be fair, Nant played a very high tempo game and never allowed us much time on the ball, but the lads stepped up to the occasion and got a valuable point.”

Vale got off to a bright start on home soil and managed to get their noses in front on 35 minutes when a neat passage of play presented a chance to Tom Mahoney, who made no mistake with the finish to break the deadlock.

Wedge pulled off a series of fine stops to keep his side in the game following the goal, and the visitors came out after the break with a renewed sense of purpose that eventually resulted in them claiming a share of the spoils.

Their telling moment arrived with 70 minutes on the clock, with Danny Williams on hand to turn in an opportunity to level matters after a period of consistent pressure.