HOLYHEAD Hotspur manager Darren Garmey was thrilled with his side after they secured a late 1-0 home win over Glan Conwy.

The Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One side were pushed all the way by the in-form newly promoted outfit, who have been one of the third-tiers surprise packages so far this term, before eventually sealing a vital three points in the dying stages of the contest.

The Holy Islanders’ are now seven points clear of Glan Conwy with four games in hand and are eight clear of Denbigh Town having played one more.

Garmey, said: “I thought we were outstanding again. We spoke before the game about tightening up defensively and about the responsibilities of the whole team off the ball, and the lads were ruthless today.

“I cannot remember them conceding a single chance all afternoon. We knew it would be a tight game as Glan Conwy are a well organised, physical side, but today I think we were just too strong.

“It took a late winner but we always felt it was coming such is the character of this team.”

Howard Vaughan’s side managed to repel the home side for the majority of the contest and also missed some chances of their own to secure a shock victory.

The crucial moment arrived in the dying stages when Deian Parry’s expert delivery was met by the head of defender Alex Jones a minute from time to settle matters.

Spurs’ have now won each of their seven league games and will look to extend their outstanding run of recent results at Greenfield in the Lock Stock Cookson Cup semi-finals on Saturday.