Hotspur boss confident ahead of Welsh Cup test


Tomos Hughes

HOLYHEAD Hotspur manager Emlyn Manley-Williams vows his side will not be pushed around as they prepare to welcome Carmarthen Town to the New Stadium this weekend.

The Harbourmen host the Welsh Premier League side in their Welsh Cup 3rd round encounter, and are hopeful of producing an upset against Mark Aizlewood’s side.

Spurs are currently enjoying an eight-match unbeaten run, but will be under no illusions as they face a Town side who inflicted a 3-0 defeat on Welsh Premier champions The New Saints at Park Hall just two weeks ago.

Manager Emlyn Manley-Williams said: “It will be a tough ask because they have improved of late, however, we have some talented players in our ranks who will relish the opportunity to pit themselves against a Welsh Premier side.

While Hotspur’s match at Buckley Town was called off due to a waterlogged surface last weekend, Carmarthen secured a last minute point against Bala Town.

Hotpsur will be boosted by the return of Ben Heald, who was unavailable last time, and Kenleigh Owen, who was suspended, and Williams hopes a bumper rowd can give his side a further boost.

He said: “On our own pitch, and as this type of game is a one-off,anything can happen, especially if we play to our potential and cut out the mistakes.

“We have been on a good eight-match unbeaten run of late,so Mark Aizlewood’s Carmarthen Town will know they will not be in for an easy ride, and with hopefully a good, voiciferous crowd behind us, anything can happen.

“Whatever the outcome, they will know they have been in a good test.”

The match takes place this Saturday (December 10) at the New Stadium, kick off is at 2:30pm.

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