HOLYHEAD Hotspur manager Darren Garmey lavished plaudits on his side following their 3-2 victory at Mynydd Llandegai.

The Holy Islanders’ extended their advantage at the top of the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One standings, and they now enjoy an eight-point cushion over Denbigh Town having played a game more than their title rivals.

This Saturday promises to be a pivotal one in the possible destination of the crown, with Spurs’ making the trip to Central Park to take on Denbigh as they look to move 11 clear.

Garmey, said: “I thought we were fantastic and totally dominated the game both with and without the wind.

“The score line does not tell the full story at all and on another day we could have easily scored another four or five goals based on the chances we created.

“I’m not one to criticise the officials but there were some questionable decisions to say the least and I think we had to rise above them, which we did very well.

“Overall, we are delighted with the performance and the squad we have available. There is so much competition for places now it can only bring out the best in everyone.”

An impressive start to proceedings from the visitors saw them go ahead on 23 minutes when influential midfielder Kenleigh Owen unleashed a superb free kick that gave the keeper no chance.

They followed this up with another immediately following the restart thanks to a neat finish from Alex Jones, and a rampant period brought further reward on 31 minutes when forward Asa Thomas also found the target to treble their tally.

After the break saw the home side finally get a foothold in the game and ensure a nervy end to proceedings thanks to goals from Tomos Williams and a Matthew Smith penalty midway through the half, but Spurs’ saw out the remainder of the game in comfortable fashion to pick up the points.