STEVE Mathias and Ashley Bevan scored two goals apiece to help second-placed Hakin United to a comfortable victory at Carew.

However, the win was marred as Mathias and Bevan were both sent off late on by referee Dai Barker.

Mathias opened the scoring on ten minutes when the midfielder drilled home from close range.

Five minutes later Carew defender Kris Stone put the ball into his own net under pressure by Vikings striker Paul Jones.

Bevan's wicked edge-of-the-area effort flew past keeper Ian Kerrison, giving the visitors a three-goal cushion at the interval.

It was more of the same in the second period as the Vikings dominated proceedings.

Shortly after the interval and Bevan scored with a sublime free-kick for the fourth.

Carew defender Grant Weston grabbed the second own goal of the day to gift the visitors their fifth.

Mathias was in right place at the right time and made no mistake with the sixth.

The hosts were then awarded a penalty and James Buckle made no mistake from 12-yards.

This is where Mathias picked up a booking for protesting the decision and he continued to argue with referee Barker, who issued a straight red card.

The visitors, down to ten-men, saw Carew pull another goal back through Neilson Cole.

The Vikings had Bevan dismissed when the 17-year-old put in a horrible two-footed challenge to leave the visitors to finish the game with nine men.

Hakin manager Gary Dawes said: "I'm delighted that we won, but having two sent off took the shine off the day."