HOLYHEAD Hotspur remain in control of Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One thanks to a resounding 5-1 home triumph over Prestatyn Sports.

The Holy Islanders’ overcame their latest outing against a winless Sports’ side with minimal fuss to maintain their five-point cushion over Denbigh Town, and they have yet to drop a point on home soil having won each of their six contests so far this term.

Manager Darren Garmey, said: “We were pleased with victory in tough conditions.

“We didn’t really get going in the first half but after the break we improved and moved the ball around a lot better.

“We know there will be tougher games to come and we will need to improve again if we want to stay ahead of the pack.”

The home side made an imposing start to proceedings and went ahead on 11 minutes when Alex Jones finished well following a period of pressure, and the same man was on hand to double their cushion with another well-taken effort with 33 on the clock.

Credit to the visitors for a strong response to their latest setback, and they got a route back into the contest on 36 minutes when Kris Owen took advantage of some rare space to half the deficit.

This joy proved to be short lived as Spurs’ ended the half on a high and took a two-goal lead into the break thanks to a successful Deian Parry opportunity with 37 gone.

After the interval saw the hosts continue to lay siege to the Sports’ rear-guard, who finally relented despite some heroics early on when prolific forward Asa Thomas, who recently re-joined the club from Holyhead Town, tucked away another chance on 75 minutes to all-but secure the points.

There was still time for the home side to rub further salt into the visitors’ wounds, and they netted for the fifth and final time on 78 minutes when another outstanding period of possession presented a chance to Dean Garmey, who despatched the attempt to complete the scoring.