HOLYHEAD Hotspur manager Darren Garmey hailed the performance of goalkeeper Carl Jones following his side’s 1-0 win at Glan Conwy.

The Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One leaders put their game in hand over Denbigh Town to good use with a hard-fought victory on their travels against one of the surprise packages of the campaign, leaving them five clear at the summit with 13 games gone.

Garmey, said: “It was a massive result for us with this being our game in hand and such a tough place to go.

“We knew it was a hard place to go, with it being such a small and compact pitch. But to be fair they restricted us and made it hard for us to get into our normal game.

“We were happy with how we controlled most of the game but they were very dangerous with some quality deliveries into the box and could have scored two or three goals if it wasn’t for the brilliance of Carl in goal for us.

“We had plenty of big performers and it’s not often you can say your keeper is the match winner, but I don’t think anyone will disagree.”

A second half strike from Harry Lewis put Spurs’ ahead, and Jones pulled off a series of incredible saves throughout the remainder of the period to deny Howard Vaughan’s men a share of the spoils after another display full of quality.

The Holy Islanders’ now turn their attentions to the Mawddach Challenge Cup this Saturday when they host Penrhyndeudraeth, who come into the game on the back of a narrow loss at St Asaph City.