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Holywell Town
Flint Town United
J McDaid (5' Pen), D Desormeaux (37'), S Lewis (63')
Full time
Wed 23 Aug 19:30 - Huws Gray Alliance League - Huws Gray Alliance Attendance 369

Holywell Town 3-3 Flint Town United

The Wellmen welcomed their closest rivals to Halkyn Road and the match kicked off with both sets of supporters hoping for a great derby game.

The Wellmen welcomed their closest rivals to Halkyn Road and the match kicked off with both sets of supporters hoping for a great derby game.
Straight from the kick off, Flint Town United won a free kick, Matt Woodward took the kick and Stef Halewood for his head to it, and despite Joe Griffith getting a hand to it, he was unable to prevent it hitting the back of the net. Bad start for the Wellmen.
The home supporters were soon in their feet, Steve Lewis broke into the area and was brought down by Halewood, and the referee pointed to the spot. After missing a penalty on Saturday, Steve Lewis passed on the duties to Jamie McDaid who made no mistake to bring the sides level. Game on!

With 18 minutes on the clock, The Wellmen came close to taking the lead. Lewis let the ball run through his legs and McDaid picked up the ball, lay it off to Paul D Williams who crossed to Shaun Tuck but his effort was cleared off the line, and the ball fell to Brady McGilloway but his shot brought out a great save out of goalkeeper Nikki Lee-Bulmer.
McGilloway then brought out another save from Lee-Bulmer after a good ball by Danny Desormeaux, before Gareth Sudlow was forced to head clear a dangerous cross from the right.

Flint went close to regaining the lead on the hour mark, hwn Richie Foulkes watched as his header hit the post and cam back across the face of goal and Phil Lloyd was on hand to clear the ball to safety.

Holywell Town 3-3 Flint Town United 23/8/17 (c) Chris Noble
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Steve Thomas then broke clear down the left, and his low cross into the danger area saw Shaun Tuck narrowly fail to get the killer touch to force them ball home. The Wellmen didn't have to wait to long though to celebrate a goal; Steve Lewis chased a ball to the byline, and his low cross found McGilloway who's shot was blocked and the ball came out to Desormeaux who fired the ball home with a little help off a deflection off a Flint Town United player, much to the delight of the home supporters.

With the score being 2-1 at the break in favour of the home side, Flint Town United knew they would have to turn the game around to get anything out of it, and after a couple of minutes of the second half, the visitors Matty Woodward went close firing inches wide if Griffiths' post. McGilloway once again put in a low cross goalwards which was blocked, before Phil Lloyd also put in a great cross which was just slightly too fast for the on rushing Tuck.

With Town putting the pressure on the Flint goal, the score increased in the Wellmen's favour just after the hour mark. Shaun Tuck's excellent cross was met by Lewis who fired home to give Town a 3-1 lead.

Disaster struck for Town on 71 minutes as a ball into the box by the Flint forward saw Phil Lloyd unfortunately turn the ball into his own net to make it 3-2. Town looked to increase their lead with McDaid amd Lewis both having shots blocked, before Lewis again found himself with back to goal and turned and fired goalwards but unfortunately flew inches wide.

Flint sub Shaun Beck then fired wide before disaster for the Wellmen as Kendrick conceded a penalty and Richie Foulkes stepped up to fire past Griffiths to level the scores with 84 minutes in the clock.

Both sides defended well in the remaining few minutes to ensure the spoils were shared, but Holywell Town would have been the most disappointed with the result. On the plus side, the Wellmen remain unbeaten and will be looking to get back to winning ways on Saturday as Airbus Broughton visit Halkyn Road.

Key moments

5:00
Scored Penalty Jamie McDaid scores a penalty for Holywell Town
37:00
Goal Danny Desormeaux scores for Holywell Town
63:00
Goal Steve Lewis scores for Holywell Town

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90:00 Sub Off
Jamie McDaid is substituted off for Holywell Town
90:00 Sub On
Jonathon Jones is substituted on for Holywell Town
83:00 Yellow Card
Matthew Kendrick is yellow carded for Holywell Town
75:00 Sub On
Graeme Williams is substituted on for Holywell Town
75:00 Sub Off
Brady McGilloway is substituted off for Holywell Town
68:00 Sub Off
Shaun Tuck is substituted off for Holywell Town
68:00 Sub On
Darren Gowans is substituted on for Holywell Town
63:00 Goal 3 - 0
Steve Lewis scores for Holywell Town
End of period 1
37:00 Goal 2 - 0
Danny Desormeaux scores for Holywell Town
5:00 Scored Penalty 1 - 0
Jamie McDaid scores a penalty for Holywell Town
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As it happened

  • Holywell Town
  • Flint Town United
  • 0
  • Jamie McDaid Scored Penalty 5:00'
  • Danny Desormeaux Goal 37:00'
  • Steve Lewis Goal 63:00'
  • Shaun Tuck Sub Off 68:00'
  • Darren Gowans Sub On 68:00'
  • Graeme Williams Sub On 75:00'
  • Brady McGilloway Sub Off 75:00'
  • Matthew Kendrick Yellow Card 83:00'
  • Jamie McDaid Sub Off 90:00'
  • Jonathon Jones Sub On 90:00'

Team selection

Griffiths, Joe Griffiths, Joe
Lloyd, Phil Lloyd, Phil
Kendrick, Matthew Kendrick, Matthew
McGilloway, Brady McGilloway, Brady
Sudlow, Gareth Sudlow, Gareth
Thomas, Steve Thomas, Steve
McDaid, Jamie McDaid, Jamie
Williams , Paul D Williams , Paul D
Tuck, Shaun Tuck, Shaun
Lewis, Steve Lewis, Steve
Desormeaux, Danny Desormeaux, Danny

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Caernarfon Town 13 30
2. Denbigh Town 14 30
3. Airbus Broughton 15 28
4. Holywell Town 14 26
5. Guilsfield 13 25
6. Rhyl 14 23
7. Porthmadog 13 20

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