Town’s re­venge as Bont bombed out

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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

Pic­tures: RICHARD BIRCH

Holy­head’s Jor­dan Mur­phy in a chal­lenge with Bont­newydd’s Aled Steele and (in­set) Terry Jones plays out of de­fence

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