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1st Team - Match centre

Holywell Town
Ruthin Town
S Tuck (7', 31'), M Harvey (72' Sent Off), J McDaid (80' Pen), P Williams (88')
Full time
Sat 1 Apr 14:30 - Huws Gray Alliance League - Huws Gray Alliance Attendance 149

Holywell Town 4-3 Ruthin Town

Wellmen victorious in 7 goal thriller.

The game started well with the first chance falling to Graeme Williams, but his shot went wide of Dylan Jones' goal and the Wellmen found themselves a goal to the good as early as the 9th minute. A good ball through for Shaun Tuck found him turn the defender inside out, before cutting inside and firing low into the bottom corner.

Ruthin's Garmon Hafael burst through, and was rushing towards goal but he overhit the ball slightly running forward, and Steve Thomas was able to rush over to tackle Hafael and the ball went out to safety before he could shoot goalwards. On 19 minutes, Paul D Williams was fouled and Matty Hurdman's free kick from 35 yards flew over the bar. Hafael again was causing problems for the Wellmen's defence and another good run saw him cross the ball into the centre but was just a little too hard for the onrushing Jordan McCarter.

The Wellmen increased their lead on 25 minutes, again through Shaun Tuck who grabbed his second of the game, turning and shooting past Jones to give Town a two goal cushion. Steve Thomas then had a good run and cut inside the defender but his shot was blocked, and a good Jamie McDaid run goalwards saw him tackled well for a corner, which unfortunately came to nothing.

Holywell Town 4-3 Ruthin Town (1st April 2017)
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The second half got underway, with Town carrying a two goal cushion, and Ruthin started the half well, and a good run by Jordan McCarter saw Matty Harvey foul him just inside the box, and Harvey picked up a yellow card for the challenge. Ilan Hughes stood up to take the penalty and his shot beat Turner to reduce the arrears. The goal lifted Ruthin, and a good cross by McCarter saw Hafael strike the ball inches wide. Ruthin Town were reduced to 10 men on 70 minutes as Tom Sharples picked up his second yellow of the game, and the sides were once again even a few minutes later as Matty Harvey was sent off for a challenge on the edge of the area. McCarter picked himself up to take the free kick, and his kick flew into the top corner with Turner beaten.

A few minutes later, Town regained the lead. Graeme Williams was fouled inside the box, and McDaid stepped up to take the spot kick and fired home to score his second penalty in a week to put Town ahead once again. Disaster struck a few minutes later as the visitors once again drew level, McCarter firing home a fierce shot which gave Turner no chance. Phil Lloyd then had a shot saved by the keeper and with the game looking like it was heading for a draw, Wellmen's Paul Williams had other ideas! A good ball over into the box found Paul Williams on the edge of the box, he controlled well and his half volley flew into the net with the keeper well beaten to give Town the lead again with minutes remaining on the clock.

The referee blew a few minutes later and Town picked up all three points in a highly entertaining game.

Key moments

7:00
Goal Shaun Tuck scores for Holywell Town
31:00
Goal Shaun Tuck scores for Holywell Town
72:00
Red Card Matthew Harvey is sent off for Holywell Town
80:00
Scored Penalty Jamie McDaid scores a penalty for Holywell Town
88:00
Goal Paul Williams scores for Holywell Town

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90:00 Sub Off
Matthew Hurdman is substituted off for Holywell Town
90:00 Sub On
Ross Ankers is substituted on for Holywell Town
88:00 Goal 4 - 0
Paul Williams scores for Holywell Town
80:00 Scored Penalty 3 - 0
Jamie McDaid scores a penalty for Holywell Town
72:00 Red Card 2 - 0
Matthew Harvey is sent off for Holywell Town
70:00 Sub On
Gareth Sudlow is substituted on for Holywell Town
70:00 Sub Off
Shaun Tuck is substituted off for Holywell Town
68:00 Yellow Card
Paul Williams is yellow carded for Holywell Town
65:00 Sub On
Paul Williams is substituted on for Holywell Town
65:00 Sub Off
Brady McGilloway is substituted off for Holywell Town
46:00 Yellow Card
Matthew Harvey is yellow carded for Holywell Town
End of period 1
31:00 Goal 2 - 0
Shaun Tuck scores for Holywell Town
7:00 Goal 1 - 0
Shaun Tuck scores for Holywell Town
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As it happened

  • Holywell Town
  • Ruthin Town
  • 0
  • Shaun Tuck Goal 7:00'
  • Shaun Tuck Goal 31:00'
  • Matthew Harvey Yellow Card 46:00'
  • Paul Williams Sub On 65:00'
  • Brady McGilloway Sub Off 65:00'
  • Paul Williams Yellow Card 68:00'
  • Gareth Sudlow Sub On 70:00'
  • Shaun Tuck Sub Off 70:00'
  • Matthew Harvey Red Card 72:00'
  • Jamie McDaid Scored Penalty 80:00'
  • Paul Williams Goal 88:00'
  • Ross Ankers Sub On 90:00'
  • Matthew Hurdman Sub Off 90:00'

Team selection

Turner, Paul Turner, Paul
Thomas, Steve Thomas, Steve
Lloyd, Phil Lloyd, Phil
Williams , Paul D Williams , Paul D
Harvey, Matthew Harvey, Matthew
Jones, Jonathon Jones, Jonathon
Williams, Graeme Williams, Graeme
McGilloway, Brady McGilloway, Brady
Tuck, Shaun Tuck, Shaun
McDaid, Jamie McDaid, Jamie
Hurdman, Matthew Hurdman, Matthew

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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