Cymru North: Wins for Holyhead Hotspur, Buckley Town, Airbus and Llandudno

Fantastic goalmouth action as Hotspur defend against Holywell. Picture: LEE PAUL DOUGLAS


Holywell Town 1 (Roebuck 87)
Holyhead Hotspur 2 (Jones 5, Powell-Roberts 17)

Two early goals set up a winning lead for Hotspur that they never squandered.

Although Holywell came on strongly in the second half, they were unable to score until three minutes from time and it was too late then to take anything from the game.

It was a fourth straight home loss for the Wellmen who are uncharacteristically still seeking a first league win of the campaign and lie next to bottom.

Defender Alex Jones edged Hotspur in front with a header from a well-worked set piece in the fifth minute.

Cai Powell Roberts made it 2-0 after 17 with a fantastic driven finish following a strong period of pressure.

Jay Gibbs and Liam Morris had chances to extend the lead, Jake Cooke struck the bar for Holywell before the break and away keeper Paul Pritchard made two big saves, but at the midway point the visitors retained a two-goal advantage.

All smiles at the start and Hotspur captain Alex Jones (left) was smiling again after scoring five minutes into the game. Picture: LEE PAUL DOUGLAS

Holywell battled hard to get some reward in the second half, but Tony Roebuck’s 87th minute reply was a case of too little, too late for the hosts.

Hotspur manager Darren Garmey said: “I couldn’t be prouder of the lads today. It was a very important 3 points and a big test of character for us after having such a tough start.

“We could have been out of sight in the first half and again showed great character when they eventually had a spell in the second half.”

Buckley Town 1 (J Roberts 45)
Colwyn Bay 0

Jake Roberts celebrates his goal for Buckley. Picture: TREVOR JONES BTFC

Jake Roberts settled this clash of the high-flyers with a beautiful curling effort into the top corner just before half time.

Bay had a few efforts on goal, but found home keeper Cameron Darling in fine form.

The visitors were missing Tom McCready and Llyr Morris from the squad that beat Llangefni in midweek along with numerous players sidelined by injury.

They pressed hard for an equaliser in the second half, but to no avail.

Buckley were very solid throughout and proved once again they are worthy of their early lofty position in the Cymru North.

Airbus UK Broughton 6 (Davies 32, 49, 54 & 89, Brown 37, Tomassen 65)
Penrhyncoch 0

Ruthless frontman Adam Davies scored four times as second-place Airbus thrashed Penrhyncoch out of sight at the Hollingsworth Group Stadium.

Davies struck on 32, 49, 54 and 89 minutes, while Nathan Brown and Steve Tomassen also made the scoresheet.

Llandudno 2 (Marc Williams 20, Thomas 71)
Conwy Borough 0

Tudno edged up to fifth in the table after goals from Marc Williams and Lee Thomas secured the points at home to neighbours Conwy Borough.

The home side went close to scoring on several other occasions, one second half effort hitting the crossbar.

Conwy also had their moments in a good attacking encounter.

Williams broke the deadlock with a fine finish on 20 minutes and Thomas made the points all but safe on 71, rounding off a great move.

Prestatyn Town 1 (Ruane 36)
Llanidloes Town 1 (Clarke 4)

Home draws with a 1-1 scoreline are becoming quite familiar for Prestatyn.

The Seasiders, whose six league matches to date have all been at Bastion Gardens, have finished level at one-apiece on three occasions – the latest being on Saturday.

George Clarke put visitors Llanidloes one-up after just four minutes. Ashley Ruane levelled on 36 and that was the end of the scoring.

Friday night results

Bangor City 6 (Enzo Zicarelli 29 & 55, Dante Isla 30 & 86, Daniel Mullarkey 69, Cai La Trobe-Roberts 81)
Llangefni Town 0

Gresford Athletic 4 (Joe Chaplin 70 & 80, Dave Macintyre 87, Jordan MacCarter 90) Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant 0

Ruthin Town 1 (Daniel Cox 43)
Guilsfield 5 (Jamie Hyne 5 & 56, Rob James 18, Sam Litchfield 34, Adam Jenkins 51)

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