News from the New Stadium

Darren Garmey’s team scored five against a spirited Llandudno FC under 19’s last night at the New Stadium. Due to the Welsh Premier side having another engagement they sent their young talented squad.

With some new faces on view Hotspur quickly got into their stride and the passing game on show was delightful to watch. It was nice to see the ball being worked from the back and the mid fielders and strikers took up good positions and made it hard for the young Llandudno lads to close us down. 

As the game progressed and especially in the second period Hotspur were camped in the Llandundo half playing some great telling cross field balls into the corners. 

It took Hotspur 30 minutes to register the first goal which was a great move from the back and with no one closing down Jamie Roberts he rifled home from 30 yards. Ten minutes later another fine inter passing move saw Roberts in the 6 yard area and he daintily moved the ball from one foot to the other and struck home giving the keeper no opportunity to make a save.

At half time Darren made some changes and brought on Dan Williams in goal and David Williams and Harry Lewis three talented reserve players who all performed well. 

On 75 new signing Luke McGovern left his marker for dead and drove into the box and slid the ball past the advancing keeper. It was Mc Govern who ten minutes later on the left passed to John Littlemore who struck home for Hotspur’s fourth goal. It was not finished there are the evergreen Kenleigh Owen on 90 fired an unstoppable shot to seal a comfortable win.

It will not be so easy when Hotspur visit Bodedern next Tuesday 17th July with a 7pm kick off.

Darren Garmey will be well pleased with what he saw and the way in which he has coached the team with assistant Nick Dumbarton into a passing game. The lads will grow more and more confident in this of play and certainly from a spectator’s point of view it will mean we will be watching and hopefully admiring some attractive football in the season to come.

Richard Parry