AIRBUS overcame the concession of a first-minute penalty and Storm Helena to defeat Denbigh 3-2 at Maes Tegid and move within touching distance of the league title.

Relegation-threatened Denbigh made a perfect start when Kristian Pierce was brought down inside the box and then dispatched the resulting spot-kick beyond keeper Dave Roberts.

Pierce then tested Roberts again with a shot from the edge of the box, before the Wingmakers drew level on 12 minutes when Asa Hamilton broke his long goal drought by heading home from close range.

Airbus extended their lead when Town keeper Craig Vernon could only parry a Ryan Edwards shot and Nathan Woolfe was on hand to tap home the rebound.

Despite some pressure from the hosts, Airbus added a third on 54 minutes when a long ball found Hamilton, who lobbed over Vernon from 20 yards out.

Town reduced the arrears with 12 minutes remaining when Pierce broke inside from the right flank and unleashed a fine shot past Roberts, but Airbus closed out the win to extend their lead at the summit to 12 points.

"It was a professional performance in horrendous conditions," said assistant manager Andy Thomas. "It was probably the worst weather I’ve ever seen a game played in and credit to both sets of players for producing a really committed performance, because the wind had such a big impact on the game.

"But I felt we really got the job done with a professional performance."