Senior Cup Round 1: Herbrandston 3-1 Llangwm/Haverfordwest CC

It was fourth time lucky for Herbie as two goals from skipper Scott Reid helped them into the second round of the Senior Cup.

After three previous postponements, there was no problem with the weather yesterday and despite a dogged display from Divison Two side Llangwm/Haverfordwest CC, it was the hosts who set up a tie with Merlins Bridge at The Racecourse.

Herbie threatened early as Andre Algieri went in on goal, but was thwarted by away keeper James Newman.

But Reid did open the scoring when he picked up Marc Gelona's pass, and weaved past a couple of defenders before firing a low 12-yard shot across Newman and into the bottom corner.

With a strong wind behind them, Herbie doubled the lead when a Sean Williams throw prompted a good team move down the right, and it was the defender himself who ended up pulling the ball back to his captain to hammer home a 25 yard shot.

The visitors responded though when a cross from right caused hesitancy in the Herbie defence, and Martin Thomas took full advantage to slot past Leighton Harding.

It stayed that way until half time and then the second half became a real midfield battle, with neither side getting into the ascendancy.

But then the Division Two side went down to 10 men, Nick Rottengater sent off by referee Gavin Southcott for a perceived dangerous tackle on Gelona.

And with time running out Herbie sealed the win after Rhyan Nolan's header brilliantly saved by Newman, only for the ball to hit one of his own defenders and bounce back into the net.

Herbrandston: Leighton Harding, Sean Williams, Jake Houston, Jake Barrett, Adrian Rees, Jonty Bennett, Marc Gelona, Scott Reid, McCauley Marshallsay, Andre Algieri, Rhyan Nolan. Subs: Lewis Nicholas, McCauley Carter.

Llangwm/Haverfordwest CC: James Newman, David Jones, Nick Rottengater, Martin John, Robbie Corner, Kieran Walker, Daniel Thomas, Ashley Bevan, Andrew Forest, Tom Richards, Lee Carruthers. Subs: Kian Lee, Garin Scriven, Jamie Cato.

Referee: Gavin Southcott.