Welsh Alliance Reserves Division Cup Final: Holyhead Hotspur v Bangor City
Rivals have one win apiece against each other this season
By Dave Jones - www.dailypost.co.uk/sport/football
Holyhead Hotspur Reserves will aim to end the season with a deserved piece of silverware when they meet Bangor City Reserves in the Lock Stock Fireworks Challenge Cup Final at Llanfairpwll's Maes Eilian ground onThursday, 11 May (6.30pm kick-off).
The Reserves Division cup final promises to be a close battle between league champions City and Hotspur, who finished in third spot.
In league matches between the pair this season, Bangor won 3-2 at home last October, but Hotspur gained revenge in April by beating the Citizens 3-1 at the New Stadium.
Mike Edwards, Kenleigh Owen and Dewi Thomas were the marksmen in the latter game for Holyhead, who are undefeated in 2017.
Ahead of the game, Hotspur manager Andy Batsford said: "The cup final is the reward the players deserve for all the hard work they have put in over the season.
"We have nothing but the utmost respect for Bangor City and for the fantastic season they have had; they are champions because they deserve to be. We have played them twice this season, the first a very close encounter at Bangor in December which they won 3-2 with a late winner, and last month we beat them 3-1 at our place in another cracking contest.
"Both teams like to get the ball on the floor and play football so it should be a great contest. We have had a great run since the turn of the year so we are quietly confident going into the final."
To reach the final, Hotspur beat Prestatyn Town 7-2, Llandudno Junction 2-1 and Caernarfon Town 2-1, while City saw off Denbigh Town 4-3 (aet) and Trearddur Bay United 4-1.