Welsh League Division One:
Goytre United 1
Haverfordwest County 7

THIS thumping and totally merited win leaves The Bluebirds very much te front runners at the top of the table and with a very healthy goal difference, writes Robert Nisbet.

They went into the game with two enforced changes, since Sean Pemberton and Greg Walters were both carrying injuries. The re-shuffle brought the versatile Kristian Speake into midfield, along with Declan Carroll, with Joe Leahy returning to lead the attack, and Steffan Williams also back. The new unit fused to make a really powerful attacking force.

It was this element of attacking flair which saw them notch a brace of goals in the space of five minutes, in the 23rd and 28th. Danny Williams got the first and Leahy headed in for the second.

This really was massively encouraging since in two early-season draws on the Meadow, the Blues had been let down by a lack of a quality finishing but now Leahy and Steff Williams are putting goals away routinely and Danny Williams carried on from last week’s hat-trick.

Ex-Blues skipper Dale Griffiths did bring Goytre back into it, when he converted a penalty in the 43rd minute.

But goals from Ricky Watts and Danny Williams at the start of the second half left the visitors in charge, and the goals just kept coming.

Leahy and Steff Williams made it 6- and in the closing stages the three subs all came on, Leon Luby, Charlie Davies and Fraser Finlay, demonstrating the side’s depth of young talent. Fittingly it was Luby, with a neat header from a Finlay cross, who scored the seventh goal.

Next Saturday, December 2nd, the Blues are away to Pontypridd Town in their eagerly awaited Welsh Cup tie, which kicks off at 1.30pm.
A bus will leave the club at 10.30am and fans wishing to travel should contact the club.

Haverfordwest County: Conah McFenton, Matthew Broome, Alaric Jones, Sam Rodon, Tim Hicks, Ricky Watts, Kristian Speake, Declan Carroll, Joe Leahy (Fraser Finlay, 83), Dan Williams (Leon Luby, 81), Steffan Williams (Charlie Davies, 81).

  • Haverfordwest County have asked for the public to get behind their charge for the title. Speaking about the current situation at Merthyr, club Chairman David Hughes said via the Haverfordwest County Facebook page: "It was encouraging to see a vastly improved attendance of nearly 1000 at Merthyr Town's home game this weekend. Let's hope that this support can be maintained to ease the financial tension at the club. Which beckons me to politely ask, could this, be the moment when Haverfordwest County FC can also start to earn the support that it and the 1st team deserve? A tightly grouped bunch of talented young players are producing good football and consistent results. However, it is sad that only several dozen old faithful's support the team each week. The county town surely deserves a competitive football club playing at the highest possible level? A good following should be part of any success achieved on the field and with that in mind, the players, management and the club's directors would welcome the support of any Pembrokeshire folk to the Meadow. You are guaranteed a warm welcome. Our next home game is Saturday, December 9th v Port Talbot kick off 2.30pm and we look forward to seeing you there."