HOLYHEAD Hotspur said goodbye to the Huws Gray Alliance with a 3-0 loss at Holywell Town.

The Holy Islanders’ will now get themselves ready for the third tier and their expected promotion challenge after a disappointing campaign, but the win for the Wellmen was not enough to prevent their relegation after Penrhyncoch secured a dramatic late victory over Conwy Borough.

Things got off to the worst possible start for the visitors, who fell behind after just three minutes when Jamie McCall headed into the net following a pin-point delivery from Sam Jones.

This was swiftly followed by another for the hosts on the quarter hour mark through Aaron Pomeyie, who picked the ball up on the edge of the box and delivered a superb curling effort into the top corner.

The home side were in rampant mood throughout the first period, and they almost trebled their tally in the closing stages when a rasping effort from Zebb Edwards narrowly missed the target.

After the break saw Spurs’ dealt another blow as skipper Alex Jones was sent off for a robust challenge on Edwards, all-but ending any hopes they had of salvaging something from the contest.

Credit to Garmey’s side, they kept plugging away in sodden conditions, but they were caught napping again in the closing stages to allow Pomeyie to go through on goal, and the former Rhyl forward remained composed to slot away the chance and round off the scoring.

Their 21st reverse in 30 league games saw the Holy Islanders’ prop up the standings and 11 points away from safety.