The score line looks emphatic enough however it does not tell THE WHOLE STORY. Holyhead Hotspur well in the game just after the break although 2-1 down Tom Dix putting the hosts ahead on 20 but Kenleigh Owen had levelled for Hotspur only for Lee Thomas to put Llandudno in front again on 38 minutes. The second period was only 6 minutes old when Dean Garmey (Holyhead’s captain) was given a red card for an overzealous tackle and although somewhat harsh it was another episode in the Harbourmens season which has had something of the self-destruct about it. Campbell Harrisons’ ten men battled bravely against the league leaders but a mistake at the back saw former Hotspur striker Marc Evans add a third for the home side Julian Williams notched a second for the visitors which gave his team hope even going three at the back in an effort to draw level, but two late goals rubbed salt in Holyhead’s wound although in the knowledge they had made the title favourites work hard for the three points. Two late goals by Peter Jones and Tom Dix.
Hotspur will rue a tenth red card of the season as they face another tough task this coming Saturday when they visit old rivals Caernarfon Town in second place.
Llandudno set early pace in a match always played at a good tempo but Holyhead began getting into the game. However, on 20 Gareth Evans slid the ball across from right to Toby Jones who in turn slipped the ball to Tom Dix who rifled past Carl Jones just inside his left hand upright. Hotspur responded well and within 6 minutes were level. A fine run by Myles Jones found Kenleigh Owen on the left who although at a tight angle slotted in at the far bottom corner. Gareth Evans for the hosts clipped the post after a fine move. The hosts regained the lead on 38 – Evans had a shot blocked by Mike Edwards but Lee Thomas following up shot home the eventual rebound. HT 2-1
Start of second half Carl Jones who made a number of fine saves for Holyhead made an excellent one on 46 but then came the red card for Dean Garmey despite fierce protests. On 65 a misplaced pass saw Toby Jones reverse to Marc Evans whose deft finish reached the bottom corner. Despite down to ten men Hotspur still pushing forward and rewarded when Julian Williams 20 yard shot beat Connor Wearing, hit the post and went in. Carl Jones fine saves to deny Evans twice. Campbell Harrison went three at the back to try and salvage something but on 88 sub Peter Jones made it 4-2 foraging through while Tom Dix made it a flattering score line on 90+3.