2018/19 - 2018/19
Conygar Bridge Meadow
12 Feb, 2019 - 7:30:00 PM
Match Score : 0-3
Welsh League Division One HAVERFORDWEST COUNTY .. 0 PENYBONT.. 3 BY ROBERT NISBET
League leaders Penybont took a big stride towards promotion with a well-deserved win, in the second half a fairly decisive one, at second-placed Haverfordwest. The game throughout gave us a contrast between County’s close passing and the visitors’ fast direct game and for much of the first half the balance swung fairly evenly. In the early stages County’s Ben Fawcett was busy down the left flank while both Penybont wingers, Curtis Hudson and Kostya Georgievsky, were posing problems.
But the biggest threats in the first 15 minutes came from the long throws of County’s Jack Wilson, the first of which forced a real scramble in the box, the second of which forced a corner from which Tim Hicks headed over. The first goal, in the 16th minute was maybe marginally against the run of play and came when the County defence was slow to clear a corner and CULLEN KINSELLA drove in. County mounted several other attacks in the course of the first half and Fawcett did well to send Wilson in for the winger’s shot to end well within Rhys Wilson’s grasp. Fawcett then went on a dangerous run down the left and got into the box only for his shot to lack a yard of pace. At the other end County keeper Steve Hall did superbly to deflect a shot from Georgievsky and a Sam Rodon header from a Kane Owen free kick whistled just over. Early in the second half Penybont killed the game off with crisp strikes in the 56th and 67th minutes.
On each occasion the County defence was opened up by quick-fire attacking and GEORGIEVSKY and KINSELLA were able to apply crisp finishes By now Penybont’s game was fast, direct and accurate, although their number of actual shots on goal, even with Blues keeper Steve Hall struggling with an earlier knock, was surprisingly small. But there was no way back for Haverfordwest, although one header from Sean Pemberton did come clattering back of the crossbar. They were never able to find the inspiration for any real come-back and the visitors ended as clear and well-deserved winners.
County: Steve Hall, Ricky Watts, Leon Luby, Sean Pemberton, Tim Hicks, Tom Dyson (Nicky Palmer, 67), Jack Wilson (Jake Kelly, 81), Elliot Scotcher, Ben Fawcett, Kaid Mohamed (Scott Thomas, 70), Elliot Thomas
Sub not used: Jake Merry, Fraser Finlay.