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prestatyn town stadiumTwo goals one in each half were enough to see the Seasider hosts close the gap at the top of the Huws Gray Alliance while Hotspur’s defeat drops them one place to tenth.


A poor goal to concede after 17 minutes from the visitor’s point of view saw a misunderstanding by keeper Carl Jones and central defender Dewi Thomas who let in home striker Jack Kenny to take full advantage and would see Campbell Harrison’s team never really recover from the setback. 

While Hotspur competed well throughout they lacked composure in front of goal and a second strike early in the second half by Joe Newell condemned them to defeat which could have been worse towards the end.


The game was marred just before the interval by an ugly confrontation in front of the dug outs following a heavy tackle on Holyhead’s Kenleigh Owen when all hell broke out and play was held up for seven minutes as Referee Liam Gray struggled to contain the mass brawl.


Hotspur Manager Campbell Harrison will want his players to bounce back this coming Saturday to get a positive result at Conwy Borough before the visit of Welsh Premier Club Bala Town in the Welsh Cup the following Saturday February 6th.


Holyhead found themselves on the back foot early on when Carl Jones had to make a fine save to his left from an overhead kick by Jack Kenny.  Hotspur responded with Jamie Roberts shooting just over on five.  After having a goal disallowed on fourteen the hosts looking lively up front took the lead three minutes later.  Dewi Thomas short back pass to Jones saw the keeper struggle to gather the ball and failure to collect saw the aware Jack Kenny nip in between and fire into the now unguarded net.


The impressive striker was almost in again on twenty when a shot from twenty yards by Mike Parker rebounded to him after the initial save by Jones but this time the keeper was alert to the situation.  On twenty five following a flag kick from the right Kenny’s shot went through the unsighted keeper but Kenleigh Owen was on hand to clear off the line.  On the half-hour Damian Ketley for Hotspur broke free through defenders and in on goal but preferred to find Mike Kelly to his left who shot wide when the better option might have been to go himself.  Hotspur good spell and after good work by Dean Garmey, Jamie Roberts hit the side netting.  Thirty three, while Kenny shot just wide at the other end.  Then came the incident just before the break with Owen lying on the ground while mayhem went on behind him!  HT 1-0


Just after the interval Alex Jones for Hotspur had a goal bound shot deflected for a corner, while Brendun Hogan had to head off the line after Jordan Davies had found a way through for Prestatyn.  On fifty two Carl Jones made a fine stop but a minute later the seasiders went two up, a fine ball out of the defence was taken up by Kenny who worked himself to the by-line on the right crossing to Joe Newell racing to fire past Jones.  Hotspur brought on Mike Edwards and Ryan Jones to try and freshen up and on sixty five Ketley broke free on the right into a great position but his efforts was well saved with his legs by Mike Jones and a chance lost.  Next goal an important and Jones in action again on seventy five but Hotspur still plugging away Kelly to Corey Jones whose shot deflected for a corner.  Hosts in control now looking for more and Jordan Davies fine run ended just wide of goal with Carl Jones making further good stops.


Match report by Gareth M Davies