HOLYHEAD Hotspur manager Darren Garmey urged his side “not to dwell” on their 3-0 home reverse to Buckley Town in the JD Welsh Cup.

The Holy Islanders’ were unable to cause an upset and exited the competition at the second-round stage, with the promotion hopefuls facing a hugely busy few weeks as they look to return to jd Cymru North level at the first time of asking.

Garmey, said: “We won’t dwell on the result too much, we were naive in some defensive situations and them situations were talked about after the game and lessons will be learned.

“We more than competed throughout the game, playing some good football but Buckley are a good side and punished our mistakes.

“We will brush ourselves down and build on the positives ahead of Wednesday night’s game against Nantlle Vale, in what is the first of a good run of league games.”

The away side started the game strongly and went into the break a goal to the good when Aron Williams made the most of some space and finished well, but Spurs’ were more than a match for their higher league opponents throughout and almost levelled matters after the break when a thumping drive from Rob Jones flew inches over.

Garmey’s men threw caution to the wind in pursuit of a route back into the tie, but they were undone twice in quick succession to put pay to their chances of progression thanks to goals from Jake Roberts and Phil Molyneux.