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30.09.2015 at 19:30 Attendance: 100
Holyhead Hotspur 0 - 4 Denbigh Town
Referee: Mr Mark Petch Word Cup-

None. Kristian Pierce 24
Carl Lamb 65
Dewi Thomas og 70
Sam Jones 80
Starting line-ups
Carl Jones
Brendun Hogan
Mike Edwards
Kenleigh Owen
Kieran Hilditch
Corey Jones
Dewi Thomas
Mike Kelly
Jamie Roberts
Dean Garmey
Damian Ketley
Elliot Power
Anthony Mee
Matty Hughes
Tony Davies
Mike Sharples
Dave Macintyre
Kristian Pierce
Warren Duckett
Anthony Dunleavy
Carl Lamb
Jack Abraham
Alex Jones
Phil Williams
Ryan Jones
Sam Jones
Mike Cronshaw
Tom Dyer
Barney Murray
Alex Jones -> Dean Garmey (78)
Phil Williams -> Mike Edwards (78)
Ryan Jones -> Damian Ketley (78)
Sam Jones for Warren Duckett 70
Mike Cronshaw for Kristian Pierce 80
Tom Dyer for Carl Lamb 82
Yellow cards
None. None
Red cards
None. None
Match report
Following two impressive wins scoring four times against Rhayader Town and Prestatyn Town in the process, the boot was on the other foot so to speak in the second round of the Word Cup against Denbigh Town when this time around Campbell Harrison�s team were soundly beaten as they in turn conceded four to an impressive Denbigh outfit at the New Stadium on Wednesday evening.
The fact that Hotspur were hardly at their best did not help matters with their usually tight defence exposed on numerous occasions by a slick team who posed problems all night for the Hotspur defence with their pace and guile.
Hotspur did have chances notably in the first half and an effort cleared off the line in the second, however the visitors one up at the break turned on the gas after half time adding three more which could have been even more towards the end as they pressed home their advantage.
The hosts have early chances to put this behind them starting this weekend when Welsh Alliance second division club Pentraeth visit the New Stadium for a Welsh Cup first round tie, while on Tuesday evening Hotspur visit Conwy Borough in a Huws Gray Alliance fixture.
Denbigh made the early running but it was Jamie Roberts for Holyhead who had the first real chance shooting inches wide after a good run on 16, while Dean Garmey hit the side netting on 24. However, Denbigh looking sharp eventually took the lead on 28, Kristian Pierce picked up a long ball down the middle and although having close attention from two defenders outstripped them both and shot low past the advancing Carl Jones for a well taken goal. Just after a cross from Jack Abraham saw Carl Lamb strikes the bar with a header. After Damian Ketley tried a long effort from distance Jones came to Hotspur�s rescue producing a good block from Anthony Dunleavy. Denbigh�s pacey front runners were causing problems especially on the flanks, although Holyhead were still trying to great openings. (HT 0-1)
On 50 Kenleigh Owen good cross from the left just evaded the incoming Ketley in the goalmouth, but the visitors began to assert themselves again and on 65 went two up Carl Lamb finishing a fine three man move which began on the left. It was 0-3 five minutes later Lamb involved again crossing a dangerous ball from the right into the goalmouth where Dewi Thomas inadvertently turned it into his own net in trying to clear. Hotspur flurry and Denbigh had to clear a header off the line while Harrison put three subs on to try and retrieve what was now damage limitation until sub Sam Jones added a fourth following a pass by Pierce. Hotspur could not be faulted for their effort but the visitors looking far more value denied by Carl Jones towards the end.
Gareth M Davies