Campbell Harrison expecting tough test at Guilsfield
Holyhead Hotspur boss Campbell Harrison praised the second tier Huws Gray Alliance league for its week-in, week-out challenges and tough nature.
And despite his side facing tough teams, Holyhead’s bright start to the campaign has led to a manager of the month award for Harrison who is pleased with the team’s results so far this season.
“It’s always nice to have recognition. It is validation of the hard work and effort the whole team has put in so far this season.”
Having defeated the likes of Llandudno Junction, Caernarfon and Ruthin, Harrison admits some games could have turned out different on the day but says this shows the competitiveness of the HGA.
“All of the games have had their challenges and in some cases it could have gone either way. It is a tough league and each week presents a different challenge.”
But recent form will be put to the test on Saturday, as Harrison is expecting a tough game against Guilsfield who sit fourth, one place above Holyhead in the league.
“We have always had very hard games against them. They are a mature and talented side who consistently do well.”
The Holyhead boss says the target for Holyhead is to finish high as possible and become an established Huws Gray Alliance side.
“To take each game as it comes and finish as high as possible. We would also like to develop some of the local talent we have into becoming established alliance players.”
The draw for the 1st round of the Welsh Cup has been made, and Holyhead are set for an away game at Denbigh Town, which is a highly anticipated one for Harrison’s side.
“Probably the toughest tie of the round. It should be a cracker and we are all looking forward to it.
Holyhead boss Campbell Harrison tells YCPD he has fully fit squad to pick from when they travel to Guilsfield for a 2:30pm kick off on Saturday 16 September.