IT was the perfect start for Ynys Mon’s football sides as the Inter-Island Games finally got underway.

Both the men’s and women’s squads picked up opening fixture victories in front of bumper crowds at the home of Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One side Holyhead Hotspur on Sunday, leaving managers Karen Williams and Campbell Harrison will plenty of reasons to be optimistic for the remainder of the week.

The women kicked-off proceedings against the Western Isles, and they produced a sensational performance to come away with a deserved 3-1 victory.

Lexi Musgrave was the star of the show for the Ynys Mon side, demonstrating her expert finishing ability to net all three goals in the triumph, with Rosie Corbett netting the consolation for the Isles in the second period of the contest, which attracted 450 spectators.

Williams, said: “It was the plan to get in there straight away and although it was difficult at times in the wind, the main thing was the result and I am delighted.

“We know what Lexi can do when she gets the opportunity, she normally puts them away and luckily for us she was at the top of her game.

“There will be a few things to work on in training and we will make a few tweaks to hopefully put in a good performance tomorrow night.”

More than 1,000 packed The New Stadium for the men’s clash against the Western Isles, and the home side showed their fighting spirit to come from a goal down to register an impressive 2-1 triumph.

The Isles managed to break the deadlock against the run of play when Robert Shirkie converted a chance just before the break, but Ynys Mon responded well after the interval and levelled matters when hometown hero Mel McGinness displayed his customary composure to level proceedings.

The critical moment arrived on 70 minutes as the hosts took the initiative for the first time thanks to a neat finish from Llangefni Town forward Liam Morris, and they held firm in the closing stages to seal their success.

Ynys Mon women are in action at Amlwch Town tomorrow night against Hitra (6.30pm), with the men looking for consecutive victories when they take on Orkney at Gwalchmai (6.30pm).