IT may not have been pretty, but all that mattered to Denbigh Town was that it was another three points.

Denbigh remain top of the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One table thanks to a 70th minute Dan Clarke goal, which gave them a slender success against Glan Conwy.

While the win was welcomed, it was not the most convincing of performances from Town.

They saw plenty of ball, but the killer instinct was not there to capitalise on their possession.

Manager Dewi Llion Jones, fresh from winning the Queensferry Sports manager of the month prize for August, selected Dan Clarke and Jonathan Terry to replace Mark Roberts and Sion Jones, the latter moving to the bench.

On a warm and sunny afternoon, it was Jonathan Terry who had the first chance within two minutes when his half volley went just over the bar.

Shortly afterwards, Stuart Vernon sent a dangerous cross into the box, which Sam Tate just failed to get his head onto as Denbigh dominated the possession.

Dan Clarke had a chance when he cut in from the right and curled a shot just wide of the left hand post.

Half time came with neither side having troubled the respective goalkeepers and Denbigh made a change with Will Ashley replacing Conor Jones in midfield.

Glan Conwy keeper Adam Jones was called into action when Sam Tate twisted, turned and shot, but the custodian was able to collect comfortably.

Stuart Vernon then had a shot saved, before Jake Walker got his boot on the end of a Dan Clarke free kick, only to see his shot rebound off the crossbar.

With 64 minutes gone, a rash challenge by Glan Conwy’s Thomas Rooney saw referee Matthew Bridges brandish a straight red card and the visitors were down to 10 men.

Six minutes later and Denbigh were ahead.

Sam Tate fed the ball to Dan Clarke, who was moving into the area, and he was able to fire with venom into the roof of the net.

Denbigh now looked comfortable, but they were still finding opportunities to extend their lead limited, with Glan Conwy’s defence proving difficult to break down.

Tate and Clarke both had chances as the game went into the final stages.

Tate’s attempt was cleared off the line and keeper Jones produced a fine save from Clarke’s shot.