HOLYHEAD Hotspur’s perfect start to the Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One season came to an end thanks to a 3-0 reverse at Llandudno Albion.

The Holy Islanders’ turned in an unusually lacklustre display against a side expected to be challenging them for honours at the end of the season, and Spurs will look to get their impressive opening to the campaign back on track when they travel to Greenfield next Saturday (2.30pm).

Manager Darren Garmey, said: “I am disappointed to lose the game how we did especially having gone into it in such good form.

“We conceded a soft goal early on and then were chasing the game against a very good established Albion side.

“Not having a recognised keeper available was definitely a factor but we knew this and should have done more to protect him.

“However, we won’t dwell on it for too long and will dust ourselves down and go again away to Greenfield next Saturday.”

The visitors got off to the worst possible start when Darren Jones’ men went ahead after just one minute when Luke Smith extended his fine run in front of goal with another well-taken effort, and they managed to double their advantage following the interval thanks to a fine finish from Adam Hold with 65 on the clock.

Garmey’s side tried valiantly to get themselves back into the tie shortly after their latest setback, but they were undone again on 72 minutes when influential playmaker Ricky Jones produced a moment of magic to seal Albion’s victory and round off the scoring.