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Flint Town United
Holywell Town
Full time
M Harvey (59'), M Winslade (84'), S Jones (89')
Tue 26 Dec 14:30 - Huws Gray Alliance League - Huws Gray Alliance Attendance 635

Flint Town United 0 - 3 Holywell Town

The Wellmen pick up all three points in Boxing Day derby match.

The Wellmen made the short journey to local rivals Flint Town United for the Boxing Day cracker, and Town’s supporters were made up after a 3-0 victory.

The match started with both sides trying to take control of the game and the first chance fell to the Wellmen, Steve Lewis flick on from a Steve Thomas corner and the ball fell to Mark Winslade but his shot was blocked by goalkeeper Nikki Lee- Bulmer. A few minutes later the hosts had a shot which goalkeeper Shaun Pearson tipped over the bar before Sam Jones had a shot from outside the area which went wide of the post.

Both sides continued to look for the breakthrough, Ieuan Hewitt going close and Charlie Hughes should have done better when he fired wide. Just after the half hour mark, Steve Thomas went on a run and beat the challenges of 3 Flint Town United players, but his shot was blocked by a last gasp slide by Flint’s John Palmer. With a few minutes remaining of the half, Lewis had a free kick which went inches wide and the players went off for their half time break with the score locked at 0-0.

Flint Town United 0-3 Holywell Town (26th December 2017) (c) Chris Noble
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The second half was a different story, as Holywell Town took the game to the hosts and within the first few minutes, Town could have taken the lead with Lewis and Graeme Williams both having good efforts blocked, after a few more chances, the break through finally came just on the hour mark when Matty Harvey's looping header at the far post found the back of the net to give the Wellmen a deserved lead.

A few minutes later, Town could have increased their lead. Steve Thomas, who was having a great game in midfield, broke through, and as he ran in on goal, Lee-Bulmer came out to narrow the angle, and was able to palm away Thomas’ deft chip. Lewis then had a low shot saved before another great run by Thomas saw him lay the ball off to Lewis but he miskicked the ball and the chance was gone.
Flint Town United then had a good spell of pressure, and Shaun Pearson had to be alert and brave to save at the feet of Chris Budrys, and Richie Foulkes fired in a shot just wide.

The decisive second goal came in the 84th minute, when a through ball by Phil Lloyd found Steve Lewis, who controlled well before threading the ball through to Mark Winslade who fired home to double Town's advantage.

The killer third goal came with a couple of minutes left, when Steve Lewis evaded a challenge by the Flint defender, and managed to control the loose ball well before laying off to Sam Jones, who's shot found the bottom corner, infront of the ecstatic Holywell Town supporters.
With the game now won, Town had one more effort on goal when sub Marc Gunther shot wide after good work by Morgan Jones, but as the ref blew for full time, the points and bragging rights were deservedly Holywell Town’s, and Town will now be full of confidence for Saturday’s away game at Rhyl.

Key moments

59:00
Goal Matthew Harvey scores for Holywell Town
84:00
Goal Mark Winslade scores for Holywell Town
89:00
Goal Sam Jones scores for Holywell Town

Highlights

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90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Shaun Pearson keeps a clean sheet for Holywell Town
89:00 Sub On
Morgan Jones is substituted on for Holywell Town
89:00 Goal 0 - 3
Sam Jones scores for Holywell Town
89:00 Sub On
Marc Gunther is substituted on for Holywell Town
89:00 Sub Off
Steve Lewis is substituted off for Holywell Town
89:00 Sub Off
Graeme Williams is substituted off for Holywell Town
85:00 Yellow Card
Jonathon Jones is yellow carded for Holywell Town
85:00 Sub On
Brady McGilloway is substituted on for Holywell Town
85:00 Sub Off
Dafydd Griffith is substituted off for Holywell Town
84:00 Goal 0 - 2
Mark Winslade scores for Holywell Town
75:00 Yellow Card
John Haseldin is yellow carded for Holywell Town
65:00 Yellow Card
Shaun Pearson is yellow carded for Holywell Town
59:00 Goal 0 - 1
Matthew Harvey scores for Holywell Town
End of period 1
30:00 Yellow Card
Steve Thomas is yellow carded for Holywell Town
10:00 Yellow Card
Steve Lewis is yellow carded for Holywell Town
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As it happened

  • Flint Town United
  • Holywell Town
  • 0
  • Steve Lewis Yellow Card 10:00'
  • Steve Thomas Yellow Card 30:00'
  • Matthew Harvey Goal 59:00'
  • Shaun Pearson Yellow Card 65:00'
  • John Haseldin Yellow Card 75:00'
  • Mark Winslade Goal 84:00'
  • Jonathon Jones Yellow Card 85:00'
  • Brady McGilloway Sub On 85:00'
  • Dafydd Griffith Sub Off 85:00'
  • Sam Jones Goal 89:00'
  • Morgan Jones Sub On 89:00'
  • Marc Gunther Sub On 89:00'
  • Steve Lewis Sub Off 89:00'
  • Graeme Williams Sub Off 89:00'

Team selection

Pearson, Shaun Pearson, Shaun
Lloyd, Phil Lloyd, Phil
Jones, Jonathon Jones, Jonathon
Jones, Sam Jones, Sam
Griffith, Dafydd Griffith, Dafydd
Harvey, Matthew Harvey, Matthew
Williams, Graeme Williams, Graeme
Williams , Paul D Williams , Paul D
Lewis, Steve Lewis, Steve
Winslade, Mark Winslade, Mark
Thomas, Steve Thomas, Steve

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Rhyl
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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Caernarfon Town 19 42
2. Guilsfield 19 36
3. Holywell Town 18 35
4. Airbus Broughton 20 35
5. Rhyl 20 34
6. Denbigh Town 17 34
7. Porthmadog 18 30

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