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Holyhead Hotspur Reserves 4 (Casey Gregg, Adam Morris (3)
Pentraeth Reserves 1 (Kenny Williams)
HOTSPUR RESERVES are the latest team to lift a piece of Anglesey League silverware this season having claimed the Megan Cup on Friday night with a fine win over Pentraeth Reserves.
The AL’s two second-string sides met at Llangefni Town’s Cae Bob Parry for what always looked like being an entertaining spectacle for the neutral. The Megan Cup would go on to return to Holyhead once more – where it ended up last year too after Caergybi beat Bryngwran Bulls.
After a fairly even opening half hour of the tie, Hotspur had a glorious opportunity to go 1-0 up after Deian Parry was brought down in the box and a penalty was awarded. However, a poor spot kick from captain Kris Dunne was saved and the rebound was blown over the bar.
To add insult to injury, Pentraeth took the lead not long after when top scorer Kenny Williams pounced onto a defensive area to bag his 20th goal of the season and put his side 1-0 up at half time.
It was far from over though. Hotspur’s youthful side came out fighting and would go on to put in a stunning second half performance.
Mike Kelly’s side pulled themselves level early on in the second half when a ball came into young attacker Casey Gregg who headed home brilliantly for his tenth strike of the season.
Moments later, centre back Adam Morris, who would prove to be the star of the show, popped up from close range to turn the tie on its head. Pentraeth were struggling to cope with the onslaught and minutes after the second goal, a third came – Morris again firing home after the ball fell to his feet.
There was only ever really one outcome from there on out, with Pentraeth failing to find a way back into the game. It was all done and dusted two minutes from time when Hotspur were awarded their second penalty of the game. They decided that it was only right that Morris had the chance to complete his hat-trick – and he did just that with a fine finish for 4-1.
It was a great turnaround for Hotspur who had seemingly let go of the tie in the first half. Pentraeth will be disappointed by the eventual outcome, however they can hold their heads up high after making it to the final two and enjoying a decent campaign under the guidance of Danny Jones and Paul Matier.
SAFEFLUE SHIELD SEMI FINAL (GWYNEDD LEAGUE)
Menai Tigers 5 (C. Davidson 15′, C. Graves 30′, 43′, I. Hughes 56′)
Waunfawr 2 (No scorers received)
WELSH ALLIANCE TWO
Y Felinheli P-P Meliden
WELSH ALLIANCE ONE
Llandudno Albion 1 (Dave Maddox 30′)
Llanrug United 1 (David Noel Williams 50′)
Llanrwst United 1 (Callum Parry 60′)
Llangefni Town 1 (Craig Roberts 28′)
Mynydd Llandegai 1 (Andrew Barker 25′)
Bodedern Athletic 4 (Shaun Jenkins 7′, 83′ Aden Clarke 50′, James McMinimee 65′)
Penrhyndeudraeth 5 (Meilir Williams 8′, 10′, 89′, Huw Quaeck 37′, Steve Jones 39′)
Nantlle Vale 3 (Rhys Williams 31′, 41′ (P), Robert Daniels 67′)
Denbigh Town 2 (Stuart Vernon 13′, Mark Roberts 20′)
Pwllheli 2 (Cai Huws 30′, Iwan Roberts 60′)
Conwy Borough 0
Prestatyn Town P-P Nantlle Vale