Town’s revenge as Bont bombed out
REVENGE was sweet as Holyhead Town advanced to the semi-finals of the Meditel Gwynedd Cup with a 6-3 thrashing of fellow league high-flyers Bontnewydd at Millbank.
Last November, things had been quite different when Bont came to Holyhead for a first round Safeflue Shield tussle and triumphed 6-0.
This time the roles s were reversed on a fine spring after- noon.
The Harbourmen started quickly, but Bont’s keeper was s initially in superb b form.
However, the home attacks kept on coming and d Town took the lead d through the prolific c Asa Thomas.
Both sides battled d hard to score the next goal, but it came Holyhead’s way when captain Tom Roberts darted in front of a defender to apply the finish and make it 2-0 at half time.
The second half started very similarly l to the h fi first with ih Craig Brodie’s side on full throttle and they were rewarded with goal number three courtesy of Roberts.
If Town thought the job was done, Bont soon made them think again as Aled Steele struck to reduce the arrears.
Town’s three-goal lead was soon restored from the penalty spot by Thomas.
Holyhead were now on top and from an excellent Jordie Murphy corner Rob- erts grabbed his third of the day and Town’s fifth,
Steele and Simon Kay responded with goals for Bont, but Thomas made it 6-3 to complete yet another hat-trick, putting him on 38 goals for the season.
In the semi-finals, Holyhead will take on Llangoed and District on Bank Holiday Monday, May 7. Gwalchmai host Bro Goronwy in the other semi on the same day. Holyhead Town moved six points clear at the Gwynedd League summit last Tuesday with a 4-0 home win against Menai Bridge Tigers.
Asa Thomas, Tom Roberts, Sion Davies and Mike Edwards, with his first for the club and what a cracker it was, delivered the victory for the Harbourmen, who were due to host Waunfawr last night (Tuesday) seeking another vital three points towards their quest.
On the same evening, Llangoed and District were defeated 3-2 at Waunfawr, Charlie McKenna and Mathew Roberts their scorers.
Holyhead travel to Talysarn Celts this Saturday and after that have just one league game remaining at Bontnewydd on May 19. title
Holyhead’s Jordan Murphy in a challenge with Bontnewydd’s Aled Steele and (inset) Terry Jones plays out of defence