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Holywell Town v Holyhead Hotspur - Saturday's Big Match Preview

By Steve Roberts

The Wellmen welcome Holyhead Hotspur to Halkyn Road on Saturday and it's a must win match for the Wellmen!

“The Players have delivered the performances when the pressure has been on and I’m confident they will do it again on Saturday” John Haseldin - Manager

The season comes to an end on Saturday for the First Team and ends up being the most important match of the season. If Holywell Town are to keep their place in the Huws Gray Alliance next season, Town will have to beat Holyhead and hope that Penrhyncoch either lose or draw in their match against Conwy Borough. Another thing to add to the mix is that Penrhyncoch have a better goal difference and would pip the Wellmen if both ended on the same points. Denbigh Town currently sit just outside the bottom three places but can be dragged into the Bottom three pending on Satuday’s results. The possible outcome at full time are the following:
Penrhyncoch win & Holywell Town Win – Penrhyncoch stay up
Penrhyncoch win & Holywell Town draw or lose – Penrhyncoch stay up
Penrhyncoch draw or lose & Holywell Town win – Holywell stay up
Penrhyncoch draw or lose & Holywell Town draw or lose – Denbigh stay up.

Saturday’s visitors Holyhead Hotspur are already relegated, but they will be tough opposition and it won’t be straight forward so the lads will have to be on the top of their game. The performances of late have been much improved, and currently the Wellmen are unbeaten in the month of April, having beaten Bangor City and Denbigh Town, and drawn with Penrhyncoch and Guilsfield.

Manager John Haseldin speaking to the local press this week and added, “The Players have all stepped up and delivered in big games and we’ll need that again on Saturday against Holyhead Hotspur. We want cool heads and big hearts, which is what we’ve been asking from the lads this past month. The Players have delivered the performances when the pressure has been on and I’m confident they will do it again on Saturday.”

The Wellmen will be without Matty Harvey, Paul Williams and Tom Hartley, but welcome back Tony Roebuck and Matty Hughes who missed last week’s draw at Guilsfield. Holyehad will be looking at the experienced Mel McGuiness to pose problems for the Wellmen up front, and McGuiness’ efforts this season has been recognised by been named HGA Player of the Season.

Holywell Town returned from Holyhead Hotspur with all three points earlier in the season after a 2-0 victory, with Steve Lewis and Shaun Tuck on the scoresheet that afternoon.
Saturday is a massive game and with reduced admission prices, the Club hope a lot of supporters come through the turnstiles to cheer the Wellmen on and to victory in our bid to avoid relegation.

The match kicks off at 2.30pm so see you there.....

Updated 00:04 - 27 Apr 2019 by Steve Roberts

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League 7 – 1
Sat 11 May
League 0 – 4
Sun 5 May
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League 4 – 1
Sat 4 May
League 15 – 0

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