Watson's two-goal joy
12:00pm Thursday 31st January 2013 in Sport
Fraser Watson came to Solva’s rescue on Saturday, scoring twice in the first half to secure his team’s crucial victory over Hundleton at Maes-ymor.
The Whitland winger was not expecting to play, but Morgan Elliott pulled up with an injury in the prematch warm-up and Watson was drafted into Peter Cole’s starting line-up.
The hosts actually started the match without Watson as he quickly got changed, but a few minutes into the clash he scored incredibly with his very first touch. He also added a second just before the break to put his side in control.
This was only Solva’s second win of the season and it lifts them off the bottom of the table.
Teams around them have quite a few games in hand, so they are not out of the relegation woods yet.
Watson drilled home a low shot from 20 yards that nestled in the far corner for the opener on five minutes.
His second goal on 42 minutes saw the right winger latch onto an intelligent through ball by Gareth Thomas, and finish clinically from an acute angle of 12 yards.
Hundleton had a few scoring chances after the break, but Solva keeper Chris Davies was equal to the task, pulling off some fantastic saves to deny them and keeping a clean sheet.
On 75 minutes Solva put the match to bed as Harry Elliott scored a cracking third goal.
The substitute left winger struck a sweet left foot shot that flew in the top corner from the edge of the area for the best goal of the game.
Solva: Chris Davies, Medi George, Aled Harries, Richard Davies, Gary Reynolds, Gareth Thomas, Fraser Watson, Bryan Phillips, Ben Jones, Matt Harries, Luke Jones. Subs: Luke Phillips, Harry Elliott, Morgan Elliott.
Hundleton: Jamie Stanley, Rhodri Davies, Jack Richards, Aaron Butland, Jeremy Evans, Joe Buckle, Shaun Donohue, Geraint Lewis, Marc Edwards. Lee Murray, Thomas Powell.
Subs: James Adie, Craig Asperassa, Gideon Hockin.