Perfect start is just the ticket for Holyhead
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.