Hot­spur vic­tory a must to re­new faith

Bangor Mail - - SPORT -

IF Holy­head Hot­spur are to sur­vive in the Huws Gray Al­liance League, it will not be so much teams like lat­est op­po­nents Flint Town United they must start beat­ing, re­ports Gareth Davies.

High-fly­ers Flint are on a dif­fer­ent page to Hot­spur at present. The Silk­men still har­bour out­side hopes of a ti­tle chal­lenge, and were too strong for Holy­head in last Satur­day’s 4-1 vic­tory at the New Sta­dium.

This Satur­day, how­ever, brings a game Dar­ren Garmey’s team re­ally have to be look­ing to get some­thing from. Hot­spur travel to Llan­rhaeadr, a side fifth from bot­tom hav­ing lost four of their last five league games.

Holy­head’s sit­u­a­tion is be­com­ing in­creas­ingly des­per­ate. No wins in 11 league tests, just one HGA vic­tory all sea­son, and seven points adrift at the base­ment.

Where there is life, how­ever, there is hope and a win at Llan­rhaeadr would re­new faith that the Holy Is­lan­ders could yet pull off The Great Es­cape.

Four goals in 15 first half min­utes from Flint killed last Satur­day’s con­test at the New Sta­dium.

Just be­fore the half-hour, Kyle Smyth struck an ex­cel­lent goal from 25 yards that put the Silk­men 1-0 up. Be­fore the hosts could clear their heads, Flint struck again on 32 min­utes via Luke Blon­del.

Richie Foulkes con­verted a penalty on 38 min­utes, and just be­fore the break, Andy Brown scored at the sec­ond at­tempt af­ter a good ini­tial stop from Carl Jones.

A long way back for Hot­spur, but they got off to a fly­ing start with just a minute of the sec­ond half gone.

Rees Brown put in a ro­bust chal­lenge, then spot­ted Mel McGin­ness make a great run through the mid­dle and played the ball into his path. Sam Hart des­per­ately tried to make up ground from left back to cover the dan­ger, but McGin­ness had too much of a head start and calmly slot­ted home from 18 yards out. Holy­head did their best to mount an un­likely come­back, but for the rest of the game were kept largely at bay, Ken­leigh Owen’s late piledriver well saved by Aaron Jones.

HOT­SPUR: Carl Jones, Caio Hy­wel (Rees Brown 40), Ken­leigh Owen, Corey Jones, Alex Jones, To­mos Clarke, Mike Kelly, Sam Ash­worth, Mel McGin­ness (Harry Lewis 65), Jamie Mc­Daid ( John Lit­tle­more 68), Luke McGivern.

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