WELLMEN TREBLE SINKS HOTSPUR BUT TO NO AVAIL
By BARRY ROBERTS
Holywell Town v Holyhead Hotspur Saturday 27 th April, 2019
Holywell Town condemned Holyhead Hotspur to their 21 st defeat in 30 league
outings in this 2018/19 season at Halkyn Road.
However the Wellmen had no reason to rejoice as the join the Holy Islanders in
the bottom three after this final game of the season along with Denbigh Town, as
Penrhyncoch jump above them following their against Conwy Borough. However
there is still uncertainty about the final 17 (including new entrants Colwyn Bay)
who will make up the new FAW Championship North for season 2019/20, so it
will be a case of wait and see in the meantime what with those who have won
their respective feeder league competitions having the ‘right’ facilities and
meeting the stricter criteria to be able to test themselves in the second tier of the
Welsh pyramids system.
Manager Darren Garmey and his team will reflect on a most disappointing league
campaign although the season was lit up a few times in Cup competitions
(finalists in last season of the Huws Gray Alliance League Cup) and also that
incredible 7 -5 success against Bangor City.
The theme around the club is all about rebuilding the squad for whatever lies
ahead with some of the emerging talent in a fine reserve team plus a few quality
signings and this is producing positive vibes!
Hotspur were without a number of influential players against Holywell Town
including the mc Ginniss brothers in a match played in very difficult conditions
with the strong wind and standing water on the pitch.
Nip and tuck from the starts but after 6 minutes a home attack put pressure on
the Hotspur defence which resulted in an own goal. The Wellmen went two up on
18 minutes with a wind assisted effort by Arron Dotse-Pomieye which drifter over
the head on stand in keeper Dan Williams.
Hotspur were battling hard in mid field and Dean Garmey shot just over but it was
2 – 0 at half time.
The game was more or less over a few minutes after the break when Arron Dotse-
Pompieye scored his second and the Wellmen’s third and to add insult to injury
Alex Jones was shown a red card for a high tackle a few minutes earlier.
Hotspur continued to be under pressure but defended resolutely as they battled
to overcome the horrendous conditions. Dean Garmey tested Mike Platt in the
home goal with a good effort but these were few and far between.
To their credit Hotspur never threw in the towel trying to get something back but
the hosts went close again a couple of times while Dean Garmey had a goalbound
effort cleared off the line.
Onwards and upwards there just isn’t any other way.
Gareth M Davies