HUWS GRAY ALLIANCE
Holyhead Hotspur 2-1 Denbigh Town
(Holyhead: Mel McGuinness 13′, John Littlemore 67′)
All may have seemed said and done for the Harbourmen this season with relegation to the Welsh Alliance all but confirmed. But Darren Garmey’s men have never given up on their resolve – and it finally paid off as they registered back to back wins for the first time this season.
Mel McGuinness sneaked the hosts in front after a mix-up in the Denbigh goal – at the other end, Holyhead had only just been let off after a 40 yard half volley from Lewis Sorrell cleared the bar.
Miles Todd headed in the equaliser from a set piece just three minutes later, but John Littlemore fired home the winner midway through the second half to make it two wins in a row.
Holyhead face Airbus in a dress rehearsal of the Huws Gray Cup final next Saturday.
Prestatyn Town 6-2 Bangor City
(Bangor: Gary Taylor Fletcher 32′, Jacob Farleigh 43′)
Amid talk of fans forming a breakaway club in protest at the current regime at Nantporth, an enforced three-week break for City ended with their worst league defeat of the season.
They struggled to contain a Prestatyn team who have regained form and confidence since the return of Neil Gibson.
City were two down within 13 minutes as Alex Jones struck a rebound from 20 yards and Danny Davies struck from the far post. It fell to Gary Taylor Fletcher to reply, nodding home a free kick from Jordan Piggott.
The player-manager turned provider with a cross to Jacob Farleigh, who drilled home the equaliser just before half time.
But Prestatyn left Bangor in the lurch after the break as captain Mike Hayes turned in from a corner to regain the lead on 68 minutes.
Davies poached him his brace five minutes later in clinical fashion and poor defending gave a clear run for Macauley Taylor on 81 minutes. Hayes combined with Ben Maher for Prestatyn’s sixth in stoppage time.
City resume old rivalries at home to Rhyl next Friday – but it’ll take much more than just complimentary £1 entry to bring the fans back to Nantporth.
MAWDDACH CHALLENGE CUP SEMI FINAL
Llangefni Town 5-2 Llandudno Albion
(Llangefni: Matthew Jones 28’/40’/64′, Alan Mark Owen 45’/65′)
Another big week of cup football for Cefni began as they reached their second showpiece of the season.
Last weekend’s heavy rain had already cost cup holders Albion the home advantage with the game moved to Cae Bob Parry with three days notice.
Llangefni made more than most of it – though it took nearly half an hour before Matthew Jones broke the deadlock. Dave Maddock drew level eight minutes later, but Jones grabbed his second soon after – and Alan Mark Owen followed up from a tight angle just before the break.
Jones completed his hattrick in the second half, followed up within a minute by Owen’s second. Despite a stoppage time penalty by Peter Jones, Cefni pulled off the ideal preparation for their first final of the season. They meet Penrhyndeudraeth in the Cookson Cup decider at Porthmadog next Wednesday night.
As for the Mawddach Cup, Llangefni will meet either Llanrwst United or Llanrug United, who play on Saturday 6th April.