News from the New Stadium

HOLYHEAD Hotspur bowed out of the Huws Gray Alliance League Cup on penalties after a superbly contested match at Conwy Borough.

Manager Emlyn Manley-Williams can be satisfied that his side gave everything in a tie which could have gone either way, Hotspur eventually bowing out 4-3 on penalties after a finely poised 120 minutes stalemate.

Both sides fashioned chances, but found Boro keeper Terry McCormick and Hotspur custodian Ben Heald in top form.

Heald was first to impress, reacting excellently to tip a Mike Jukes shot onto the bar.

The Harbourmen’s best chances came in the second period, with Mel McGinness first forcing a save from McCormick, before Jason Owen saw a shot brilliantly saved on 70 minutes.

Hotspur’s best chance came a minute later however, with Mike Edwards creating space for a shot, and he saw his effort come off the post and fall kindly into McCormick’s hands.

Both sides continued to look for the decisive goal in extra time, with Heald again on hand to deny Jukes early in the first period.

Such a finely poised encounter was destined to be decided from the spot, and it was the Tangerines who prevailed, netting through Jukes, Lloyd Ellams, Warren Roberts and Steve Cunningham, while McGinness, Jay Gibbs, and Kenleigh Owen converted for Hotspur.

Story reproduced from North Wales Chronicle

Top Scorers 2013/14

First Team and Reserves goal-scorers

(updated 10th May)

20 - Jay Gibbs
17 - Dale Murphy
10 - Danny Connolly
10 - Curt Williams
8 - Dan McGinness
8 - Mel McGinness
5 - Deion Evans
5 - Mike Kelly
4 - Rory Courlander
4 - Myles Jones
4 - Tom Roberts
4 - Rich Williams
3 - Rees Brown
3 - Mike Edwards
3 - Jordan Jones
3 - Ryan Jones
2 - Dean Garmey
2 - James Ireland
2 - Gareth Owen
2 - Kenleigh Owen
2 - Luke J Roberts
2 - Luke M Roberts
1 - Kieran Blackwell
1 - Kris Dunne
1 - Darren Gowans
1 - Carl Hagan
1 - Robyn Hodgkinson
1 - Declan Jones
1 - Jason Owen
1 - Rhys Roberts
1 - Tom Scott
1 - Dewi Thomas
1 - Dave Webb