Hotspur's hot streak ends at Tudno


Tomos Hughes

HOLYHEAD Hotspur’s nine match unbeaten league run was brought to an abrupt end by a revitalised Llandudno FC side.

Hostpur had a bad day at the office as Llandudno looked sharper from the off.

Both sides tried to assert their dominance early on, but it was the home side who took the initiative on 13 minutes, when a flowing move resulted in Connor Tierney hammering past keeper Ben Heald on the rebound.

The visitors failed to convert from good positions, and were nearly made to pay when Luke O’Mahoney was denied by Heald.

After Mel McGinness squandered an opportunity for Hostpur, Tudno continued to dictate proceedings, and doubled their lead shortly after the break.

Another smart move saw Iwan Williams waltz into the Holyhead box, and he cut back to Tom Dix to bury home.

Llandudno remained in control of the encounter, as Hotspur’s failure in the final third coninued, as their nine-match league unbeaten run came to an end.

The latest result comes as a disappointment following the Harbourmen’s late draw at champions-elect Rhyl.

Hotspur enjoyed the better of the second half, coming close on a number of occasions, before their backline was given a stern test throughout the second half, as they bravely foiled an intense onslaught.

The match sprung into action after the regulation 90 minutes however, as Mike Edwards used his blistering pace on the left to unleash a powerful shot from a tight angle, which beat keeper Alex Ramsey all ends up, much to the travelling supporters’ delight.

Barley had the celebrations died down however, when the hosts struck back with an unlikely riposte in the 93rd minute, when Ben Heald’s failed clearance fell into the path of Dave Forbes, who clinically despatched the ball home to rescue his side’s unbeaten record this season.

Emlyn Manley-Williams’ Holyhead welcome second-placed Caersws to the New Stadium on Saturday, kick off 2:30pm.

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