1st Team - Match centre

Denbigh Town
Holywell Town
Full time
S Lewis (4', 75'), S Tuck (47'), J McDaid (58', 88' Pen)
Sat 12 Aug 14:30 - Huws Gray Alliance League - Huws Gray Alliance Attendance 200

Denbigh Town 1-5 Holywell Town

The opening game of the season saw the Wellmen make the short journey to Central Park to face Denbigh Town.

The game was barely a couple of minutes old when the Wellmen took the lead. A great ball found Steve Lewis, who controlled well
Before slotting the ball past the Denbigh goalkeeper Jon Hill-Dunt and the Wellmen were ahead.

Both sides played good football, with chances falling to both sides but the score remained as it was until the final 5 minutes of the half. Denbigh Town equalised on 41 minutes through Jake Eyre, who fired last Joe Griffiths in Holywell's goal.

The goal lifted Denbigh Town, but disaster struck for the hosts a minute or so later as Craig Pritchard saw a straight red for a rash challenge.

Denbigh Town 1-5 Holywell Town (Saturday 12th August 2017) (c) Chris Noble
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With the scores level at the break, The Wellmen had the advantage of playing the second half against 10 men, and took advantage of this with a couple of minutes on the clock as Shaun Tuck pounced to put the Wellmen ahead for the second time in the game.

10 minutes later, it was 3-1. Lewis, put through on goal looked up and saw that Jamie McDaid was free, so unselfishly passed the ball across to him and McDaid placed the ball home. With 75 minutes played, Lewis grabbed his second and Town's 4th goal of the game, flicking the ball home past Hill-Dunt.

With the minutes ticking away, The Wellmen completed the scoring when McDaid grabbed his second of the game, this time from the penalty spot to make the score 5-1 to the Wellmen. The referee blew for Full Time and the Wellmen's season's was up and running, and the Supporters who had made the journey to Central Park left happy with the result and performance.

Manager John Haseldin was full of praise for his side after the game, "A perfect start for us today and a great 3 points, obviously to score 5 away from home against a top team in the league is very satisfying.
The sending off was a turning point , of course its changed the game, this coming after they had got themselves back into the game. Eddie is a honest guy and he'll feel frustrated with the player because there was no need for him to make the tackle and jump in like that.
We will enjoy that start tonight and winning breeds confidence and its a great start to a really tough month. Rhyl next we will look forward to that one and hopefully take our good form into that one.

The Wellmen welcome relegated Rhyl to Halkyn Road next Saturday looking to make it 2 out of 2. The match kicks off at 2.30pm.

Key moments

4:00
Goal Steve Lewis scores for Holywell Town
47:00
Goal Shaun Tuck scores for Holywell Town
58:00
Goal Jamie McDaid scores for Holywell Town
75:00
Goal Steve Lewis scores for Holywell Town
88:00
Scored Penalty Jamie McDaid scores a penalty for Holywell Town

Highlights

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88:00 Scored Penalty 0 - 5
Jamie McDaid scores a penalty for Holywell Town
75:00 Goal 0 - 4
Steve Lewis scores for Holywell Town
75:00 Sub On
Jack Pennington is substituted on for Holywell Town
75:00 Sub Off
Steve Lewis is substituted off for Holywell Town
65:00 Sub On
Graeme Williams is substituted on for Holywell Town
65:00 Sub Off
Brady McGilloway is substituted off for Holywell Town
65:00 Sub On
Darren Gowans is substituted on for Holywell Town
65:00 Sub Off
Shaun Tuck is substituted off for Holywell Town
58:00 Goal 0 - 3
Jamie McDaid scores for Holywell Town
47:00 Goal 0 - 2
Shaun Tuck scores for Holywell Town
End of period 1
4:00 Goal 0 - 1
Steve Lewis scores for Holywell Town
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Denbigh Town
  • Holywell Town
  • 0
  • Steve Lewis Goal 4:00'
  • Shaun Tuck Goal 47:00'
  • Jamie McDaid Goal 58:00'
  • Graeme Williams Sub On 65:00'
  • Brady McGilloway Sub Off 65:00'
  • Darren Gowans Sub On 65:00'
  • Shaun Tuck Sub Off 65:00'
  • Steve Lewis Goal 75:00'
  • Jack Pennington Sub On 75:00'
  • Steve Lewis Sub Off 75:00'
  • Jamie McDaid Scored Penalty 88:00'

Team selection

Griffiths, Joe Griffiths, Joe
Lloyd, Phil Lloyd, Phil
Thomas, Steve Thomas, Steve
Desormeaux, Danny Desormeaux, Danny
Jones, Jonathon Jones, Jonathon
Harvey, Matthew Harvey, Matthew
McGilloway, Brady McGilloway, Brady
Williams , Paul D Williams , Paul D
Tuck, Shaun Tuck, Shaun
Lewis, Steve Lewis, Steve
McDaid, Jamie McDaid, Jamie

League round up

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Rhyl
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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. FC Queens Park 2 4
2. Holywell Town 1 3
3. Porthmadog 1 3
4. Caernarfon Town 1 3
5. Holyhead Hotspur 1 3
6. Denbigh Town 2 3
7. Airbus Broughton 2 3

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