BY ROBERT NISBET This really was a sparkling Blues performance, as 19 players inter-passed cleverly and ran well on and off the ball right through the 90 minutes.
The management tried a number of new variations and combinations in the starting line-up, with ex-Hakin players Ben Fawcett and Jack Wilson up front, Elliott Scotcher and new signing Elliot Thomas in midfield, and, after the departure of Sam Rodon, a combination of Anton Facciuto at left back and Alaric Jones at centre half.
This combination looked good from the start with the Blues going close several times in the first half-hour, through Fawcett, Fraser Findlay and Thomas. But Goodwick at this stage were playing quickly and dangerously on the counter-attack and they took the lead in the 24th minute when a corner from Luke Raymond was allowed to curl across the goal to the far post where LLYR TOBIN headed in solidly.
The Blues re-grouped well and deep balls into the area from Jones and Matthew Broome, as well as one stinging 30-yard shot from Jones, all threatened the Goodwick goal. They then hit Goodwick with a three-goal burst in the five minutes before half-time. Broome’s through ball sent WILSON in for the first, and after a fine Thomas run had ended with Wilson being brought down, SCOTCHER cracked in the spot kick. Thomas set up FAWCETT for a neat third.
It was hugely encouraging to see FAWCETT complete a 15-miute hat-trick with two cool finishes in the 56th and 58th minutes, in each case burying a one-on-one sharply and decisively.
At this point, with newcomers showing up really well, a few of the old guard came on as subs and produced fine performances, with Steff Williams, Ricky Watts and Dan Williams all excelling in the closing stages. A sixth goal came when DANNY WILLIAMS latched on to a through ball from Watts, and then came the goal of the game, when a lovely move led to Steff Williams slipping a beautifully-weighted ball behind the full back for DAN WILLIAMS to take it in his stride and thrash the ball home, on the move, from 20 yards.
A fine performance and credit also to Goodwick for playing good keen football throughout.
The Blues are at home to Aberystwyth on Saturday, 28th, kick-off 2.30