HOLYHEAD Hotspur manager Darren Garmey was “blown away” by his side following their 8-1 home rout over Penrhyndeudraeth.

The Lock Stock Welsh Alliance Division One leaders geared up for their JD Welsh Cup second-round clash against Buckley Town this Saturday by making light work of thewir FAW Trophy contest to progress to the next round, with Garmey hugely impressed with what he saw from his squad given their recent inactivity.

He said: ““We were blown away by how sharp the lads were after having the last two games postponed.

“We know our fitness levels are good, but we expected the lads to be a bit rusty and we could not have been more wrong.

“We went at them straight from the first minute and we were relentless throughout. We were missing a few key players again but the lads who came in were outstanding, especially Craig Moore who scored four goals and looked as if he had been in our side for years.

“All our attention now turns to Saturday’s welsh cup game against Buckley.”

The home side started the game well and went ahead early on through a Sam Ashworth strike, before Rob Jones doubled their advantage soon after with a well taken finish.

Things got even better for the Holy Islanders’ when another passage of play saw Craig Moore fire in his first of the evening, and the same player was on hand towards the end of the first period to give Spurs’ a four-goal cushion at the break.

This same pattern of play continued after the interval, and once again it was Moore who was the beneficiary of some prolonged pressure to secure his hat trick on 49 minutes.

Ashworth spurned a chance from the penalty spot for his brace midway through the half, but this failed to halt momentum as Corey Jones despatched an effort with 74 on the clock.

There was still time for the hosts to rub further salt in the Pen wounds, with Dion Parry wrapping things up late on to complete the rout.