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Holywell Town
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S Thomas (8'), M Winslade (67')
Sat 21 Apr 14:30 - Huws Gray Alliance League - Huws Gray Alliance Attendance 82

Caersws 0-2 Holywell Town

The Wellmen return from mid Wales with all three points after a convincing 2-0 win

The Wellmen travelled down to Mid Wales on one of the hottest days of the years, and in the blistering heat, the Wellmen put in a professional performance to return home with all three points.

The Wellmen had a great start when Steve Thomas gave them the lead after 8 minutes, firing home from the edge of the penalty area past goalkeeper Luke Evans who was returning back into the side after picking up an injury in their game against Caernarfon Town a week or so ago. Sam Jones had a great chance to increase the lead shortly afterwards, picking up the ball and beating his marker but his shot went wide of Evans’ goal. Jones again missed a couple of glorious chances to get his name on the scoresheet but again, his efforts went wide of the target.

As the game entered the final 5 minutes of the half, Man of the Match Brady McGilloway went close to increasing Town’s lead, but his bundled shot again went past of the target, and a few minutes after, Town won a free kick in a dangerous position, and Jones floated the ball into the box but Matty Kendrick saw his header fall just wide of the goalkeepers nearside post, and in the final chance of the half, goalscorer Steve Thomas burst through the defence and rounded the keeper but went for goal instead of laying the ball off towards the unmarked Lee Davey but his effort was blocked by the keeper and out for a corner.

The second half started brightly for Town and Mark Winslade burst through the defence but as he tried to go past goalkeeper Evans, but his effort was blocked by the goalkeepers legs. Town desperately needed the second goal, and Town’s fears nearly came to haunt them as Caersws went close through Aron Hughes- Jones, who’s lob across the face of the goal flew over Shaun Pearson and fortunately for Town, fell inches wide of the post. Town pressed for the second goal, Sam Jones going close but his lob flew over the crossbar, before Jones was involved in Town’s next attack, his low cross into the box saw Davey’s goalbound effort blocked, then Phil Lloyd done well down the right and his low cross found Steve Thomas but he miss hit his shot and the chance had gone. Winslade then saw his header go wide before he put the Wellmen further ahead to prevent any fears of Caersws getting back into the game. A free kick from the right was only partially cleared by the defence, and Winslade picked up the ball on the edge of the penalty area, controlled well then shot on the turn past the keeper who remained rooted to his line.

The Wellmen supporters behind the goal rooted for another, and Sam Jones saw a shot fly over the bar, before Winslade nearly added his second of the game, firing wide from Jack Pennington’s great cross into the box. Sam Jones nearly added a third in the dying minutes, skipping past the challenge of the defender but his shot from a tight angle hit the post and went out for a goal kick.

The referee blew for full time and the Wellmen claimed the win and another three points to add to their tally.

Brady McGilloway

Player of the Match

Brady McGilloway

Key moments

Goal Steve Thomas scores for Holywell Town
Goal Mark Winslade scores for Holywell Town


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90:00 Player of the Match
Brady McGilloway is awarded player of the match for Holywell Town
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Shaun Pearson keeps a clean sheet for Holywell Town
86:00 Sub Off
Sam Jones is substituted off for Holywell Town
86:00 Sub On
Lee Emberton is substituted on for Holywell Town
83:00 Sub On
Gareth Sudlow is substituted on for Holywell Town
83:00 Sub Off
Paul D Williams is substituted off for Holywell Town
69:00 Sub On
Jack Pennington is substituted on for Holywell Town
69:00 Sub Off
Lee Davey is substituted off for Holywell Town
67:00 Goal 0 - 2
Mark Winslade scores for Holywell Town
End of period 1
8:00 Goal 0 - 1
Steve Thomas scores for Holywell Town
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Caersws
  • Holywell Town
  • 0
  • Steve Thomas Goal 8:00'
  • Mark Winslade Goal 67:00'
  • Jack Pennington Sub On 69:00'
  • Lee Davey Sub Off 69:00'
  • Gareth Sudlow Sub On 83:00'
  • Paul D Williams Sub Off 83:00'
  • Lee Emberton Sub On 86:00'
  • Sam Jones Sub Off 86:00'

Team selection

Pearson, Shaun Pearson, Shaun
Lloyd, Phil Lloyd, Phil
Harvey, Matthew Harvey, Matthew
Thomas, Steve Thomas, Steve
Kendrick, Matthew Kendrick, Matthew
Jones, Jonathon Jones, Jonathon
Jones, Sam Jones, Sam
McGilloway, Brady McGilloway, Brady
Davey, Lee Davey, Lee
Winslade, Mark Winslade, Mark
Williams , Paul D Williams , Paul D

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Caernarfon Town 28 65
2. Denbigh Town 28 60
3. Airbus Broughton 28 54
4. Guilsfield 28 53
5. Holywell Town 28 50
6. Rhyl 28 47
7. Porthmadog 28 44

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