HOLYHEAD Hotspur’s Huws Gray Alliance fate is almost sealed after they fell to a 2-0 loss at Buckley Town.

It has been a season to forget for the Holy Islanders, who are now nine points adrift of safety with six games remaining following their 19th reverse in 24-second tier contests this term.

Darren Garmey’s men are now entering the last chance saloon in terms of their great escape, and they head into Friday’s home game with Rhyl (7.30pm) knowing three points is essential with games running out.

The away side started the contest brightly and thought they had taken the lead early on when Chris Roberts found the net, but unfortunately the goal was chalked off after the player was adjudged to be offside.

This blow was compounded soon after when Town’s Chris Roberts reacted first to a corner to steer past Carl Jones and open the scoring.

The setback was followed by a prolonged spell of possession from the away side, but they found it hard to make something happen in the final third despite working hard throughout.

After the interval saw Spurs’ have their second disallowed goal of the contest when Mel McGinness put away a chance following good work from John Littlemore, but once again the offside flag was up and the chance was gone.

McGinness was looking lively and fired an effort over the bar after some neat build-up play, and they were made to pay on 80 minutes when the hosts doubled their tally after Keiron Moore took advantage of a misplaced pass before finding the corner.