HOLYHEAD Hotspur manager Darren Garmey was delight with his side’s late winner in their 2-1 home win over Denbigh Town.

The Holy Islanders’ extended their 100 per cent start to the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One season at the expense of another side expected to very close to securing the title, with the crucial moment arriving with the final action of a thrilling contest.

It promises to be another busy week of action for the promotion candidates, who have another chance to lay down a title marker during their trip to Llandudno Albion on Wednesday.

Garmey, said: “I am really happy with the late winner, despite all our possession I would have said a draw would have been a fair result based on chances created, but it was our fitness levels that pulled us through in the end.”

Chris Jones and Town skipper Mark Roberts traded good chance during the opening exchanges of the clash as Spurs were dominant on the ball throughout the half, but they were finding it difficult to break the resolute rear-guard of Dewi Llion’s side, who were marshalled superbly by Miles Todd and John Terry throughout.

Terry almost made an impact at the other end when he headed a corner narrowly over, but the home side did manage to break the deadlock after the break when Sam Ashworth produced a surging run down the right before firing past Antoni Sarnowski for a sensational individual effort.

This was met by a swift response from the visitors, who got back on level terms thanks to prolific forward and skipper Roberts, who pounced on a fine delivery from Stuart Vernon to steer past Carl Jones.

The Spurs’ stopper had to be at his best to deny Billy Holmes late on, with in-form striker Jake Walker failing to hit the target with a pair of attempts during significant pressure.

This proved to be crucial as the hosts snatched victory in stoppage time after more good work from Ashworth presented a chance to Chris Jones, who made no mistake to secure a vital three points in their quest for the crown.