On Sunday 11th October Haverfordwest County under 19 side entertained Taffs Well in the Welsh Cup at the Conygar Bridge Meadow. Coming off the back of last weeks home win against Merthyr Town the Bluebirds were in confident mood. In an even first half, Keeper James Harries made some impressive stops to keep the score at 0-0 and although the Bluebirds had plenty of possession they found a well drilled and well organised Taffs Well a tough ask.
Into the second half and finally Taffs Well got a deserved breakthrough on 60 mins. The lead was extremely short lived, though, as some good interplay from Fetini and Stottor released Fetini inside the box and his driven cross shot was turned into his own net by the helpless defender.
The tie then became an even affair as the wellmen attacked and the Bluebirds looked to counter. However, with 10 mins to play Harries didn't quite manage to hold onto a looping cross under pressure and unfortunately for the home side, a Taffs Well striker was on hand to turn in the loose ball. As Haverfordwest pushed for an equaliser they were themselves caught on the break. Initially it looked as though they had managed to smother the danger, but a drilled cross from Taffs winger was turned in by their Captain to put the tie to bed with 5mins to go.
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Afterwards Academy Director Steve Batty said " I was pleased with our performance today, but we struggled physically against a much bigger and more mature team. I thought our lads didn't hide and they continued to play with style in true bluebirds fashion. Sometimes you put your hands up and say you were beaten by a better side, which is what happened today. Our next 3 league games are huge for us against what I think are the elite teams in the division so we have to bounce back with a positive performance away at Cardiff Metropolitan on Sunday, which I'm positive we will. "