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1st Team - Match centre

Caernarfon Town
Holywell Town
Full time
M Hurdman (78'), P Lloyd (90')
Sat 18 Mar 14:30 - Huws Gray Alliance League - Huws Gray Alliance Attendance 342

Caernarfon Town 6-2 Holywell Town

Below par Town fall to defeat at Caernarfon Town.

The Wellmen started strongly and the first chance of the afternoon fell to Phil Lloyd, but his shot on the turn across face of goal went wide of the post, then a few minutes later, Paul Williams had a shot blocked for a corner. The next attack saw Caernarfon Town take the lead, with their first effort on goal. A cross in from the right by Danny Brookwell beat the defence and the onrushing Darren Thomas was on hand to steer the ball home past John Rushton.

With 19 minutes on the clock, the home side scored their second, again through Darren Thomas. A defence splitting pass from midfield saw Thomas chase after the ball and he was able to steer it past the oncoming Rushton and the ball nestled into the bottom corner of Rushton's goal. Thomas completed his hat trick on 26 minutes, as his long range effort came back off Rushton's left hand post and into the net. Town were stumped, and things got worse with half hour on the clock as the Canaries added a 4th through Danny Brookwell, whos shot from outside the area flew into the top corner.

Town tried to play football, but the Caernarfon defence stood firm and Town were limited only to a couple of half chances within shooting distance. John Rushton saved well with his feet from Jamie Breese and the players went off the pitch for their half time break with the home side in complete control and leading 4-0.

The Wellmen had a mountain to climb second half to get anything out of the game, and that task was made worse on 51 minutes as Jamie Breese burst through the defence and fired home into the bottom corner to make it 5-0 to Caernarfon Town. Sub Ryan Davidson had a shot saved by the goalkeeper, before sub Lee Fowler shot inches wide for Caernarfon Town.

The Wellmen won a free kick on 78 minutes, about 35 yards from goal, and Matty Hurdman stood to take the kick and the ball flew into the net via the crossbar to make it 5-1 for a great goal. The goal lifted the Wellmen who were playing good football, and it was rewarded on 83 minutes, as a great through ball found Phil Lloyd who slotted the ball home into the bottom corner. Lloyd could have made it 5-3 a minute later but his effort fell inches past the post.

The Wellmen kept pressing looking for another goal, but any hopes of a comeback were dashed in the final few minutes as Caernarfon Town grabbed a 6th through Kevin Roberts. It was a deserved victory for the home side and Town will look to bounce back next week away to Llanfair United.

Key moments

Goal Matthew Hurdman scores for Holywell Town
Goal Phil Lloyd scores for Holywell Town


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90:00 Goal 0 - 2
Phil Lloyd scores for Holywell Town
78:00 Goal 0 - 1
Matthew Hurdman scores for Holywell Town
75:00 Yellow Card
Graeme Williams is yellow carded for Holywell Town
70:00 Yellow Card
Paul D Williams is yellow carded for Holywell Town
45:00 Yellow Card
Jamie McDaid is yellow carded for Holywell Town
45:00 Sub On
Ryan Davidson is substituted on for Holywell Town
45:00 Sub Off
Brady McGilloway is substituted off for Holywell Town
End of period 1
43:00 Yellow Card
Jonathon Jones is yellow carded for Holywell Town
25:00 Sub Off
Gareth Sudlow is substituted off for Holywell Town
25:00 Sub On
Graeme Williams is substituted on for Holywell Town
20:00 Yellow Card
Gareth Sudlow is yellow carded for Holywell Town
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Caernarfon Town
  • Holywell Town
  • 0
  • Gareth Sudlow Yellow Card 20:00'
  • Graeme Williams Sub On 25:00'
  • Gareth Sudlow Sub Off 25:00'
  • Jonathon Jones Yellow Card 43:00'
  • Jamie McDaid Yellow Card 45:00'
  • Ryan Davidson Sub On 45:00'
  • Brady McGilloway Sub Off 45:00'
  • Paul D Williams Yellow Card 70:00'
  • Graeme Williams Yellow Card 75:00'
  • Matthew Hurdman Goal 78:00'
  • Phil Lloyd Goal 90:00'

Team selection

Rushton, John Rushton, John
Jones, Jonathon Jones, Jonathon
Thomas, Steve Thomas, Steve
Williams , Paul D Williams , Paul D
Harvey, Matthew Harvey, Matthew
Sudlow, Gareth Sudlow, Gareth
Williams, Paul Williams, Paul
Hurdman, Matthew Hurdman, Matthew
Lloyd, Phil Lloyd, Phil
McDaid, Jamie McDaid, Jamie
McGilloway, Brady McGilloway, Brady

League round up

League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Prestatyn Town 30 80
2. Caernarfon Town 30 64
3. Gresford Athletic 30 56
4. Porthmadog 30 50
5. Holywell Town 30 50
6. Flint Town United 30 48
7. Caersws 30 48

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