In a welcome success story for North Wales Coast football, St Asaph City wrapped up a double on Monday night as they clinched the Division Two title in the Welsh Alliance.
The Saints had already been promoted to Division One last week and Saturday’s 4-1 victory over Nantlle Vale left them in line to be crowned champions. The only dampener was the result of their final match – a 3-1 home defeat to Llangefni Town, despite a late reply from Jamie Jones and a stoppage time own goal which gifted Cefni runners-up spot and promotion.
But goal difference favoured City – Jones’ 85th minute effort was the 105th to be scored by Graham Hunter’s side this season. It came down to six goals in the final table – the closest finish since the Welsh Alliance expanded to a second division in 2010 – rounding off an incredible season which saw the Saints overpower long-time favourites Trearddur Bay in the league and clinch the Take Stock Cup in a memorable triumph over Nantlle Vale.
Elsewhere in Division One, Kinmel Bay ended a turbulent campaign with mixed Bank Holiday fortunes. Andreas Alvardo bagged a hattrick in a 8-0 demolition at home to Llanrwst United on Saturday, but the Maesdu Park exiles went down 3-1 at Penrhyndeudraeth on Monday, after taking the lead through Danny Abbott.