Holywell’s Haseldin on test against Porthmadog
After their first win in nine over Denbigh last week, a feel good factor is once again emerging at Holywell Town in the Huws Gray Alliance. Tomorrow they face a notoriously tough Porthmadog side, but know a result could be key in making their season a success.
Ahead of their clash tomorrow, Y Clwb Pel Droed caught up with Holywell manager John Haseldin, who hailed his team’s return to winning ways last week.
“Of course we are delighted with the performance and to end the winless run, the lads have been working hard to put things right and they got the rewards on Saturday.”
John Haseldin dedicated the win to the Holywell fans for sticking by his squad.
“I think it was only right to dedicate the win to them, I was made up we put in such a strong display in and the minority of them were there to see it. It’s a huge commitment from them all to follow us week in week out, especially when your not in the greatest of form and the winter months. The easy option would be to stay away but in fairness they have backed us recently more than ever and that hasn’t been unnoticed by me and the players.”
He was delighted to score four goals away from home and was happy to keep a clean sheet aswell getting three points.
“To score 4 in any game is pleasing, especially away from home but for me the clean sheet was just as important. Denbigh are in a false position and have a strong side, we haven’t had the best of luck there in recent years so the win couldn’t have come at a better place.”
He also notes it wasn’t important for new signing Jamie McDaid to get off the mark, because he knows he got that in his locker.
“I don’t think it was important for Jamie to score, I know he’s got that in his locker but I was more pleased with his whole performance and how quick he has settled in. He’s had a positive impact on the group and will get better the more familiar he gets with his new team mates.”
Haseldin claims it’s a new game against Port and won’t mention the last meeting who saw Haseldin side lose 1-0.
“We won’t be looking for revenge or wont mention the last meeting with port. It’s a new game, we are home and the most important thing from our point of view is trying to build on last week’s results and put in another good performance.”
Holywell have two injuries in Paul Williams who is out with a hamstring injury and Mark Winslade with an ankle injury, whilst Sam Jones has left the club to join Ruthin Town.
Holywell welcome back Grahame Williams, Matty Harvey and prolific goal scorer Shaun Tuck.