DENBIGH Town Rhinos U-15s clinched a top-six finish and a place in the upper tier come the split.

However, they had to do it the hard way by grabbing a last gasp winner in their 3-2 win against a well-drilled and competitive Prestatyn Rangers.

Denbigh created a host of chances before eventually taking the lead. The introduction of Tomos Jones adding impetus and he combined with Guto Owen to present Jake Roberts with a side-footed opener.

The expected glut of Denbigh goals didn't follow, however, and a lovely curling effort from Rangers made it level going into the interval.

The game turned scrappy and Denbigh failed to find any rhythm as Rangers looked likely to shock the home side.

Owen and Jones both saw shots saved, before James Thomas slotted a wonderfully clever defence splitting pass to Jones, who complimented the pass with an equally cute finish.

Again, the expected Denbigh dominance didn't materialise and Rangers wasted two golden opportunities before equalising from a bullet header with just four minutes to go.

For the most part, Denbigh are a side that never give up and Thomas was influential again.

His pass picked out Jake Roberts, who in turn found Lewis Bellis in the area and his shot was parried into the grateful feet of Iwan Moores to rifle home the winner.

Bradley Roberts was the Rhinos' man of the match with an assured display.

A win when not playing well pleased coach Kev Roberts, who pointed to the now difficult task of picking up points in the top tier.

Denbigh are one of only two U-15s sides competing with a host of U-16s teams.