Welsh League Division One: Pontypridd Town 1-5 Haverfordwest County

Haverfordwest County negotiated the first of four successive away games over the Christmas period with a fine all-round display at Leckwith Stadium against Pontypridd.

In poor conditions, a first goal for Kaid Mohamed alongside strikes from Sean Pemberton, Danny Williams, and Jack Wilson (2) made it a total of 18 goals over three league and cup games for the Bluebirds against their hosts.

Wayne Jones’ men took the lead on the 10 minute mark when Mohamed beat Ponty keeper Cameron Clarke to a ball over the top to score.

Their lead was short lived though as Pontypridd replied through Gavin Beddard, who levelled matters from inside the area.

Pemberton should have restored the lead when he headed over from an Elliot Scotcher corner, but then 26 minutes in the centre back got his goal with a sharp near post finish.

The home side lost key striker Luke Gullick to injury and the second half was one way traffic as Haverfordwest took control.

Keeper Steve Hall was forced into a smart early save but at the other end, the visitors made it 3-1 after 56 minutes as Ben Fawcett teed up Williams to score.

Jones opted to introduce Tom Dyson, Mark Jones, and Jack Wilson in the second half and the latter in particular proved a shrew move.
With six minutes left he placed a shot past Clarke to make it 4-1 and in the dying seconds, he got a second from Scotcher’s unselfish lay off.

“It was our best team performance for weeks,” Jones told Telegraph Sport.

“The lads from 1 to 14 were outstanding with young Jack Wilson in particular buying into our game plan - he was exceptional when he came on.”

And Jones added his side had extra motivation pre-kick off.

“That win was for Mickey Ellis who celebrated his 60th birthday on Saturday - so we gave him the best present he could have asked for and that was three points.”

Jones and co are on the road again this Saturday, December 22, away to a Briton Ferry Llansawel side currently lying 11th in the table.

Haverfordwest County: Steve Hall (Kyle Stuart, 72); Tim Hicks; Leon Luby (Mark Davies, 62); Sean Pemberton; Alaric Jones; Elliot Thomas; Danny Williams (Jack Wilson, 80); Elliot Scotcher; Ashley Bevan (Tom Dyson, 55); Ben Fawcett (Mark Davies, 70); Kaid Mohamed.