HOLYHEAD Hotspur know that only licence rejection stands between them and relegation from the Huws Gray Alliance following a 4-0 home loss to champions Airbus Broughton.

The Holy Islanders’ were in encouraging form during the first period but were unable to score during a dominant spell, and the Wingmakers’ class told in the second half to ensure Darren Garmey’s men are now likely to ply their trade in tier two nest term.

The basement dwellers will look to end the season on a high in their final three fixtures, with the first of these coming on Saturday at in-form Ruthin Town (2.30pm).

A good start to the game against a strong Airbus side saw Spurs go close on a couple of occasions, but the away side gradually began to impose themselves on proceedings and went ahead on 33 minutes when a neat passage of play presented a chance to Nathan Woolfe, who made no mistake with the finish.

Things went from bad-to-worse for the home side during a dismal start to the second period which saw them concede three goals within a six-minute spell, and it was former Flint Town United star Sam Hart who prodded in from close range to get the ball rolling immediately following the restart.

This was swiftly followed by a fine strike from Ryan Edwards from just inside the area to all-but condemn the hosts to the drop, and their misery was compounded on 53 minutes when Lewis Buckley held off a challenge from Dean Garmey before unleashing a ferocious effort past Carl Jones to round off the scoring.