HOLYHEAD Hotspur are still fighting for their Huws Gray Alliance status after an impressive 2-1 home victory over Denbigh Town.

The Holy Islanders’ emerged victorious against their fellow strugglers to keep their survival fight going for another week, and they are now ten points behind Town with four games remaining.

Despite the result, Darren Garmey’s men will be relegated this Saturday if they fail to beat newly crowned champions Airbus Broughton at the New Stadium, and a win would also condemn them to the drop if Denbigh manage to claim three points against Buckley Town.

Scott McHarrie had an effort hacked off the line for the visitors early on after Kristian Pierce’s initial attempt was parried by Carl Jones, but Spurs gradually got a foothold in the game on a difficult surface and they were rewarded for their improved play on 13 minutes when talisman Mel McGinness created space for himself inside the box before turning in a fine left-footed drive.

Home custodian Jones was busy following the goal and kept out good strikes from Lewis Sirrell and Pierce, but they did not have to wait long for a leveller which came with 17 gone from a towering header from defender Miles Todd.

The hosts responded well to the setback and went close on two occasions through Chris Jones and McGinness, with Jake Walker spurning Town’s best chance during the remainder of the first period.

After the break saw the game’s pivotal moment arrive midway through the half when substitute John Littlemore made an instant impact from the bench to deliver a thumping volley past Craig Vernon for what turned out to be the deciding goal.

Garmey’s side rode their luck in the closing stages but held on for the three points, thanks in no small part to a series of excellent stops from their talented keeper Jones.