ALL eyes will be on Holyhead this weekend for a pivotal JD Welsh Cup clash between the town’s two sides.

Holyhead Hotspur welcome Holyhead Town to The New Stadium on Saturday for the first competitive fixture between the two clubs, with a place in the first round proper at stake.

Both clubs come into the game in tremendous form thanks to their sterling starts in the league, with Spurs’ sitting second in Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One following their convincing 4-0 home triumph over Blaenau Ffestiniog Amateurs last weekend.

Manager Darren Garmey is expected a tough test from the Harbourmen when they square off this weekend, with a large crowd expected to witness the historic cup encounter.

He said: “Ever since the draw this game has got everybody in town talking.

“I can see a massive crowd coming along on Saturday to witness what will be a memorable occasion as this will be the first meeting between the two clubs.

“We haven’t given the game much thought until this week as we didn’t want to look too far ahead.

“But now the game is here we will put all of our focus on the game and do everything we can to get the win.

“Obviously, I expect them to be pumped for this game as they will be looking to gain the local bragging rights and I would say this is the biggest game in their recent history, so it will be up to us to weather the early storm before settling into the game.

“They play with a lot of passion and have plenty of goals in them, so we know it will be a tough game and we will in no way underestimate them on the day. It is after-all a cup game, and they have nothing to lose and everything to gain.”

Town moved to the top of the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division Two standings after an emphatic win over Pwllheli on Saturday, and they boast one of the most prolific strike partnerships anywhere in the region in Asa Thomas and Gary Jo Owen.

The pair have been in ruthless mood so far this term, firing 21 goals between them in seven fourth-tier contests and Owen is hoping for more of the same against the high-profile Holy Islanders.

Owen, said: “We all had everything crossed that we would draw them in the Welsh Cup.

“We’ve tried a few times to arrange a friendly without any joy. We go into the game full of confidence and expect them to be fit and organised.

“Hopefully myself and Asa can continue our goal scoring form and fire the Harbourmen into round one.”