HOLYHEAD Hotspur will host Bangor City in the Huws Gray Cup semi-final thanks to a 3-2 home victory over Ruthin Town.

The Holy Islanders reached the final four in fine style and are now within touching distance of a final spot, and manager Darren Garmey will be hoping their cup form can finally transcend into improving their league fortunes when they welcome Buckley Town to The New Stadium on Saturday (2.30pm).

Things began exceptionally well for the home side and they went ahead after just five minutes when talisman Mel McGinness wasted no time in making an impact with a smart finish past Ryan Goldston.

The home side were completely dominant in the opening exchanges and they received further reward for their effort when midfield playmaker Kenleigh Owen doubled their advantage after another spell of possession on 14 minutes.

Chris Williams’ side finally sprung to life following the setback and begun to see more of the ball, which resulted in them pulling one back a minute after half time when Llyr Morris was presented with a chance, and last season’s Huws Gray Alliance top scorer made no mistake.

This provoked a strong response from the hosts, who regained their composure and restored their two-goal cushion just before the break when Luke McGivern rounded off an impressive individual performance with a well-taken finish.

After the break saw the prolific Morris ensure a nervy end to proceedings with his second of the afternoon ten minutes from time, but although Garmey’s men had to withstand a heavy onslaught in the closing stages they managed to hold firm and book their place in the hat.