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football: Holywell Town out of FAW Trophy

HOLDERS Holywell Town bade farewell to the FAW Trophy at the fourth round stage on Saturday with a surprise 4-0 home thumping by fellow Welsh Alliance side Denbigh Town who adapted far better to the heavy conditions.

Holywell missed their best chance of the game as early as the second minute.

A fine through ball caught the Denbigh defence square and keeper Gareth Roberts brought down Owain Roberts. But Steve Thomas put the penalty kick well wide.

That was as good as it got for the Wellmen.

They went behind to a Ceri James goal in the fourth minute followed by two goals in four minutes early in the second half from Tom Sharples.

Ian Griffiths completed the elimination.

This Saturday Holywell entertain Blaenau Ffestiniog in the Barritt Cup third round (1.45pm).

In Division Two of the Welsh Alliance Connah’s Quay Town earned a valuable point with a 0-0 home draw against Kinmel Bay Sports.

Town play mid-table Gaerwen away on Saturday with victory possibly lifting them clear of the basement.

Rock-bottom Halkyn United travelled to Gaerwen and though they battled bravely, they came home with nothing to show for it.

Goals from Andrew Howells (2) and Ross Brewer were not enough for United, who fell 4-3. Halkyn welcome Llanberis on Saturday.

Greenfield’s match against Amlwch Town was postponed due to a frozen pitch. The promotion-chasers take on Kinmel Bay in the Barritt Cup on Saturday.

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