Town master conditions!
Town gain on leaders!
On a cold wintery windswept Millbank the Juniors took on Holyhead Town.The first half saw them battling a gale force wind as well as some good football from Holyhead.The Juniors were much depleted for various reasons but the squad who took on the task gave a never say die performance and although it was a backs to the wall job for most of the first half, the Juniors battled well.Holyhead took the lead on 5 minutes as Jackie Welsh played Tom Hadley in, who made no mistake,stroking the ball home. On 8 minutes Craig Brodie fired over to the Juniors relief but on 15 minutes Town scored from a corner as the in swinger was fired in, the Juniors defence headed out but failed to clear properly and Tristan Hughes who was lurking on the edge of the penalty box fired in an unstopable effort.Holyhead with a strong wind behind them camped in the Juniors half and Hadley went close on 30 minutes.0n 35 minutes Hadley struck the bar with a fierce shot but the Juniors kept going and had sporadic attacks with Kieran Murphy heading wide on 40 minutes.The Juniors would have settled for a 2v0 scoreline at half time but on 45 minutes Holyhead broke down the left and from the cross Hadley scored. The Juniors attacked at the start of the second half and Ashley Jones fired wide on 47 minutes he came closer on 50 minutes as his smart header inched past the post. The Juniors gained in confidence but couldn't use the conditions to good effect and on 72 minutes Holyhead sealed the win as Hadley popped up on the right to fire home and complete his hat trick.The Juniors gallantly tried in vain to get a consolation prompted by Ryan Hughes in midfield but it wasn't to be.Holyhead saw out the game as Thomas Roberts starred in midfield for the Town.