PRESTATYN Town pulled off their finest result of the Huws Gray Alliance season to date with a stunning 2-1 victory at Airbus Broughton.

The Seasiders’ stunned the runaway second tier leaders to continue their exceptional recent turnaround under Manager of the Month Neil Gibson, and the one-time basement dwellers now see themselves sitting in ninth position ahead of their next outing at home to Holywell Town on Friday (7.30pm).

Ian Griffiths almost got the visitors off to the perfect start when he forced Dave Roberts into a smart stop in the first minutes after neat link-up play with Danny Davies, and the Wingmakers’ stopper had to be at his best to deny skipper Alex Jones’ curling effort with nine on the clock.

The home side gradually began to impose themselves on proceedings and went close after 19 minutes when Brady McGilloway’s powerful strike was diverted by Ryan Woods, with Ben Maher’s effort at the other end once again impressively saved by Roberts midway through the half.

A superb piece of defending from James Hay denied Leo Riley a goalscoring opportunity soon after, and this proved to be crucial as Town broke the deadlock on 36 minutes when Maher was taken down when through on goal, but the referee played advantage to allow Griffiths an easy opportunity which he converted for his tenth league goal of the campaign.

Things almost got even better for the away side just before the break when a David Hayes header was turned over by the outstanding Roberts, but the hosts came out with a renewed sense of purpose following the interval and got back on level terms through a close-range finish from Kristian Platt with 56 gone.

The pacesetters came agonisingly close to taking the lead when an effort rattled the crossbar, and their misery was compounded on 76 minutes when the visitors regained the initiative when Hayes’ header was adjudged to have crossed the line.

Although they rode their luck in the closing stages, Town held firm in the face of stern pressure to record a famous victory, which was their fourth in their last five league games.