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Football: Holywell Town claim revenge over Barmouth and Dyffryn

REVENGE is a dish best served cold and as the weather turned last weekend Holywell Town served up a healthy portion to fellow title challengers Barmouth and Dyffryn.

The Wellmen beat them 3-1 in Division One of the Welsh Alliance, gaining payback for the opening day, when Barmouth took maximum points from their visit to Flintshire.

Town had a dream start with only one minute on the clock.

A long kick from defence offered the defence an easy clearance but the bounce and the low sun conspired against the centre back allowing Steve Thomas to collect the ball and release Ian Griffiths to round keeper Darren Andrews and slot the ball home.

Town doubled their lead on the quarter-hour as an attack down the right led to Tony Roebuck firing past Andrews via the post.

Barmouth pulled one back 10 minutes later, Shane Jones scoring from the penalty spot and the score remained 2-1 until the interval.

In the second half Paul Williams saw keeper Andrews well off his line and from his own half hit the ball goalwards, beating the retreating stopper and making it 3-1 to the Wellmen.

In Division Two Penmaenmawr Phoenix took a first-minute lead over GREENFIELD but 60 seconds later Shaun Pritchard levelled and with 20 minutes to go Scott Beck grabbed Greenfield’s winner 2-1.

HALKYN UNITED beat Kinmel Bay Sports 4-0.

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