HOLYHEAD HOTSPUR hit top spot in Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One on Monday after a 5-0 drubbing of Denbigh Town made it three big wins in five days.
Although Pwllheli would have returned to the summit with a victory at Glan Conwy last night (Tuesday), the Harbourmen have certainly made a big statement in the early title stakes.
The nap-hand triumph over Denbigh followed a 6-1 thrashing of Barmouth and Dyffryn on Saturday and, the best result of them all, a 3-2 win at Caernarfon Town last Wednesday.
Monday’s clash at the New Stadium saw the visitors have a chance to take the lead on the half hour when Hotspur keeper Ben Heald brought down Tom Sharples, leading to the award of a penalty.
Kristian Pierce stepped up to take the spot-kick, but Heald produced a great save, diving full length to his left.
Town defended well in numbers, but right on half time the hosts took the lead.
From a corner, Richard Owen crossed to the far post and the ball was deflected across goal into the path of Mel McGinness who drilled back into the box where Asa Thomas swept home.
After Denbigh threatened a couple of times after the break, Holyhead took total control after making it 2-0 on 67 minutes.
Jay Gibbs fed the ball to McGinness who battled his way through the defence and despite being under pressure lashed into the roof of the net.
Gareth Owen and Richard Owen then both hit the bar before on 73 minutes Kenleigh Owen’s corner was flicked on and Thomas nipped between defenders to score with a diving header.
Goal number four was a family affair as Dan McGinness set up brother Mel to tap in.
Mel McGinness then completed his second hat-trick of the campaign with a 15-yarder.