Hot­spur seek a three-timer

Bangor Mail - - SPORT - by Gareth Davies

AF­TER knock­ing the Ca­naries off their perch last week­end Holy­head Hot­spur will aim to de­rail the Rail­way­men tonight (Wed­nes­day) when they en­ter­tain Llan­dudno Junc­tion in the Huws Gray Al­liance (7.30pm).

Camp­bell Har­ri­son’s side are joint top af­ter a 2-1 suc­cess at Caernar­fon Town last Satur­day brought them a sec­ond straight win.

A fur­ther boost for Hot­spur is the sign­ing of for­mer Porth­madog and Ban­gor City striker Chris Jones, who made his de­but at The Oval when com­ing on for Mel McGin­ness in the sec­ond pe­riod.

Caernar­fon were quick off the blocks and Hot­spur’s pre­vi­ous week hero Paul Pritchard made a fine save from Jamie Breese in the first minute.

An­other Town ef­fort just cleared the bar with keeper Pritchard then quickly out to deny Gareth Evans.

Hot­spur ral­lied and on 15 min­utes for­mer de­fender Rhys Roberts mis­judged a through ball al­low­ing John Lit­tle­more to break into the penalty area, cross­ing into the path of Dan McGin­ness, who was up­ended by Danny Brook­well.

It was a stonewall penalty and ref­eree Alex Livesey also showed Brook­well a red card, much to the con­ster­na­tion of the home play­ers. Ken­leigh Owen put away the spot­kick.

Hot­spur sought to make use of their ad­van­tage and Dewi Thomas hit the top of the cross­bar on the half-hour. A minute later Thomas found Mel McGin­ness with a search­ing de­liv­ery to his left and the pocket dy­namo took the ball in­field from the by­line, turned and shot su­perbly in­side keeper Alex Ramsay’s near post.

Just be­fore the break the hosts had two chances, via Dar­ren Thomas with a header, while a weak Evans hit barely trou­bled Pritchard.

In the 64th minute 10-man Caernar­fon halved the ar­rears when Breese was pushed in the back by Cory Jones in­side the box and Nathan Craig made no mis­take from the spot.

Game on now with the next goal all im­por­tant for ei­ther side.

Owen’s great run fol­lowed by a goal­bound shot forced a fine save from Ramsay.

With Caernar­fon push­ing for­ward, Breese found him­self in the clear but speedy Alex Boss made a su­perb block tackle. Boss then cleared off the line to res­cue his side, who headed home with three valu­able points.

Hot­spur ap­ply pres­sure on Caernar­fon goal­keeper Alex Ramsay Pic­tures: Richard Birch

Ken­leigh Owen cel­e­brates

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