A LATE penalty denied Denbigh Town a weekend friendly victory.

With just a couple of minutes left to play, the Central Park side held a 3-2 advantage versus pre-season friendly visitors Brymbo.

However, a contentious penalty went the way of the visitors, which they tucked away to make sure they secured a share of the spoils.

An all action first half witnessed four goals.

It was not the best of starts from Denbigh, who fell behind after only two minutes had elapsed.

Back came the hosts, though, and a peach of a strike saw them haul themselves level in the 10th minute.

With a defender closing in, Mark Roberts found the target with a brilliant chip from 20 yards.

Town claimed the lead midway through the opening period.

Sam Tate made it 2-1 via a clinical finish.

That wasn't quite the end of the first half scoring, though, and Brymbo levelled things up four minutes shy of the interval.

Denbigh had the better chances when the second half got underway.

Five minutes after the restart, Mark Roberts went close to bagging his second goal, but he fired just wide of the target.

As the half developed, Sam Tait crossed into the dangerzone and Lewis Jenner's volley forced the Brymbo number one into a fine save.

Denbigh were able to celebrate a third goal with 10 minutes left to play.

Despite being outnumbered by defenders, Mark Roberts' powerful strike nudged the home side back into the lead.

Looking to kill the game off, Lewis Jenner tried his luck with a curling effort that was tipped over the bar.

Then, from the ensuing corner, John Terry saw his header being cleared off the line.

One further goal would come - and it went in Brymbo's favour with two minutes remaining.

Denbigh were on the wrong end of a handball decision and the penalty was tucked away.