HOLYHEAD Hotspur manager Darren Garmey could not hide his disappointment as his side fell to a 5-1 reverse at Llanrwst United.

The Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One title hopefuls were uncharacteristically lethargic during a one-sided affair against the Rwsters, leaving Spurs’ in third spot ahead of another crucial week that sees them host Llanberis and Blaenau Ffestiniog Amateurs.

Garmey, said: “There is so many things we could say about the defeat, but I am mostly disappointed with the manner in which we lost.

“I definitely made some mistakes with the team selection but it was still 11 versus 11 out there and we looked second best from the first to the last minute.

“However, we have a quick turnaround now and have a chance to put things right on Wednesday against Llanberis.”

The home side got off on the front foot and went ahead on 21 minutes when Parry broke free from his marker and fired past Carl Jones, and they doubled their advantage shortly after the restart when another neat passage of play was finished off in style by Sam Jones.

This spurred the hosts on further during a dominant first period, and they notched their third of the contest on 31 minutes when Parry produced another finish of genuine quality for his second of the afternoon.

After the break saw the Holy Islanders’ finally begin to impose themselves on the clash, which resulted in them reducing the arrears on 67 minutes through a strike from Dewi Thomas.

Any hopes that Garmey’s side had of getting back into the game were dashed on 79 minutes when United were awarded a penalty, and Parry’s confident spot kick hit the target to seal his hat trick.

There was still time for the home side to rub further salt into the visitors’ wounds, which came three minutes from time when Sam Roberts found the net to complete the scoring.