Midweek wins for Holyhead and Caernarfon

HUWS GRAY ALLIANCE

Holyhead Hotspur 3-0 Porthmadog
The weather was unforgiving at best at the New Stadium on Wednesday night – but having lost their unbeaten start, Holyhead maintained a clean sheet at home over a Port side who’ve endured mixed fortunes so far this season.

The driving rain didn’t make things easy in the first half, but Kenleigh Owen broke the deadlock five minutes from the break with a cool free kick. Ryan Taylor doubled Holyhead’s lead on 55 minutes, turning in after the ball struck a Port defender and into his path. Mel McGuinness soon sowed up the points for the hosts, whose only real downer was being reduced to ten men after Alex Jones was shown two yellow cards.

Holyhead travel to early stragglers FC Queens Park on Saturday while Port face the unenviable task of hosting league leaders Airbus UK Broughton.

Caernarfon Town 8-1 Llandudno Junction
The Cofis maintain the pressure on leaders Airbus after producing another rout – though it was of little surprise up against a side who have learnt to their cost the demands of stepping up to second tier Welsh football.

Caernarfon were already two-nil up within the opening eight minutes via Darren Thomas and Nathan Craig. Clive Williams and Jamie Breese added two more and Craig got his brace from a penalty, before Junction produced a reply from Dean Seager. Even then, Gareth Evans had restored a five-goal lead within a minute.

Junction’s leaky defence tightened up considerably in the second half, but it was an almost certain case of delaying the inevitable. Man of the match Craig stepped up again on 72 minutes for his second spot kick and his hattrick, before Thomas got his double from close range.

Caernarfon are two points off top spot with Ruthin next to visit The Oval next Wednesday night.

OTHER RESULTS
Wednesday
Caersws 2-5 Penrhyncoch
Denbigh Town 3-0 FC Queens Park
Holywell Town 2-2 Gresford Athletic
Tuesday
Airbus UK Broughton 2-0 Flint Town United
Rhyl 0-1 Ruthin Town