Holywell in bid to end poor run at Holyhead

Holywell Town manager John Haseldin has called for some perspective amid a poor run of results for his Huws Gray Alliance side.

The club’s last league win came in October, with 2017 offering no reprieve so far as they were beaten 6-0 by league leaders Prestatyn Town in the first game of the year. 

Despite their recent form, Holywell remain eighth in the league, and Haseldin highlights that success can’t be taken for granted in a league as competitive as the Huws Gray Alliance. 

“It’s easy to forget we are only half way through our second season at this level. I think with how well we have done over the years people just automatically expect us to win every week, but realistically you have to except in such a competitive league that’s not going to happen.”

On their most recent defeat to Prestatyn, Haseldin points to losing out in key moments and a red card as the Wellmen’s downfall on that particular day. 

“Prestatyn are a good side and on another day perhaps you could argue we could have got something from the game, key moments on the day didn’t go for us and in fairness once we went down to 10 then they were ruthless and we didn’t defend well enough.”

Ahead of their clash with with Holyhead this coming Saturday, it’s clear neither Haseldin or his players will be dwelling on past results. 

“I’m aware people aren’t interested in excuses – we will look at the result and make judgement but there was positives to take from the game and also a few lessons that we can learn from so we will take it on the chin and move on.”

“The lads are working extremely hard in training its a strong group of players and we are all looking forward to getting back out on the pitch Saturday and putting things right.”

Holywell will look to put their recent woes behind them on Saturday 14 January, for a 2:30pm kick off at their Halkyn Road ground. 

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