Hotspur seek a three-timer
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