ST ASAPH City took a first half lead before eventually falling to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of derby rivals Denbigh Town.

The Saints gave the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One title hopefuls plenty to think about during a thoroughly entertaining encounter between the nearby sides, which came to a dramatic conclusion in the form of a late winner.

Despite the eventual result it was the home side who opened the scoring when Josh Brown turned in a delivery from close range to give Daniel Brewerton’s side the lead at the half-time whistle.

After the break saw the visitors gradually impose themselves on proceedings, and their improved tempo resulted in an equaliser on the hour mark when a fine run from Billy Holmes presented a chance to Dan Clarke, who made no mistake with the finish.

There was still time for further drama to decide the clash, which arrived through a bullet head from player-assistant Owain Roberts from a corner which proved to be the difference between the two sides.

An under-strength Prestatyn Sports failed to hold on to a two-goal advantage during their 3-2 loss at newly promoted Glan Conwy.

Sion Williams and John Hargreaves’ side began the game well and went ahead on nine minutes when Tom MacDougall made the most of the space afforded to him to divert into the net.

Concerns grew for the hosts after the break when Dean Hyland produced a superb effort just one minute following the restart to double the visitors advantage, but Howard Vaughan’s men picked themselves up and got themselves back into the contest soon after when a Conor Davies attempt found its way into the net.

This was swiftly followed by a leveller that came through an unfortunate own goal midway through the half, and Glan took full advantage of their momentum to take the lead through Danny Landers with 79 on the clock to round off a memorable fightback.

Kinmel Bay turned in a fine performance in Division Two to secure an impressive 4-3 home win over Llannefydd.

A brace from Jordan Worthington did the majority of the damage, with Anthony Colquitt and Ryan Hulse also finding the net for the home side against high-quality opposition.