Per­fect start is just the ticket for Holy­head

Bangor Mail - - SPORT -

HOLY­HEAD Hot­spur are the sole re­main­ing Huws Gray Al­liance team with a 100% record fol­low­ing last Wed­nes­day’s em­phatic 4-1 home vic­tory over Llan­dudno Junc­tion, re­ports Gareth Davies.

That re­sult at the New Sta­dium put them top of the table, and although they lost that po­si­tion last week­end as they did not have a game, Campbell Har­ri­son’s side lie third after a fab­u­lous start to the cam­paign.

Junc­tion were game op­po­nents but in re­al­ity were of­ten out­classed and sec­ond best, and should have re­turned back down the tracks beaten by a big­ger mar­gin.

Hot­spur took an eighth-minute lead when a cor­ner by Dean Garmey saw Dewi Thomas’ header skim off to the right of goal, reach­ing John Lit­tle­more, who smashed the ball at pace just in­side the up­right.

Junc­tion tried to re­spond with quick break­outs but on 22 min­utes were two down fol­low­ing a foul in the box, and Ken­leigh Owen ex­pertly slot­ted home the re­sul­tant penalty.

The vis­i­tors started brightly in the sec­ond half. Mezz Knight was through and should have done bet­ter than shoot straight at Paul Pritchard.

How­ever, on 56 min­utes the HGA new boys pulled a goal back.

Knight found Lee El­lis on the right, who then out­stripped the de­fence to fire past the Hot­spur keeper.

It did not take the hosts long to re­store their two-goal ad­van­tage. A long delivery down the mid­dle on 58 min­utes was pounced on by Mel McGin­ness, who brought the ball down su­perbly, turned and ri­fled into the far cor­ner for a su­perb fin­ish.

McGin­ness was thwarted by keeper Gwydion Owen on 69 min­utes, but on 77 it was 4-1 to Hot­spur.

To­mos Clarke brought a point-blank save from Owen, lead­ing to a cor­ner on the left. Dean Garmey’s in­swing­ing kick caught the breeze and evaded keeper and de­fence to find the net.

Mike Kelly had a fine run and shot as Hot­spur tried to add to the score.

Pritchard had to make a bril­liant save late on to deny the Rail­way­men a sec­ond.

Hot­spur were due to visit Porth­madog last night in the Nathaniel MG Cup.

Campbell Har­ri­son

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