HOLYHEAD Hotspur manager Darren Garmey was thrilled with his side after they fought back to secure a 2-2 draw at title rivals Denbigh Town.

The Holy Islanders’ found themselves two-down in the first period before rallying to claim a point, which keeps them top of Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One and eight points ahead of Town having played a game more.

Garmey, said: “More than happy with the draw after going two goals down.

"We have to praise the lads for the way they reacted, we conceded both against the run of play and just kept on playing with belief that we would get back into the game.

"I have to say we dictated play from the first to the last minute as well as searching for the winner late into the game.

"There is a long way to go with so many games in different competitions so we are just taking one game at a time, but if we can perform like that every week I’m sure we will be involved when it comes to handing out the trophies at the end of the season.”

A disastrous start from the visitors saw them go behind after just three minutes when Jacob Barratt’s superb flick deceived Carl Jones and find the net, and their task grew more difficult on 24 minutes when prolific striker Mark Roberts beat the offside trap before rounding the Spurs’ stopper and doubling the hosts advantage.

The visitors continued to control large spells of possession in pursuit of a route back into the game, and they were given a lifeline on 31 minutes when Michael Roberts drilled a 12-yard effort past Joel Griffiths to half the deficit.

After the break saw the away side continued to control the lion’s share of the ball but were finding it tough against a strong Town back-line that featured an outstanding individual display from William Holmes, but their persistence finally paid off on 76 minutes when Deian Parry made the most of some space inside the area to put away a chance.