‘Poor defending has costs us’ says Bluebirds manager Wayne Jones

Elliot Thomas scored Bluebirds winner

Elliot Thomas scored a late consolation goal for the well beaten Bluebirds


Cwmbran Celtic 3 – Haverfordwest County 1

Haverfordwest County manager Wayne Jones says “poor defending has cost us today” as his side was comfortably defeated at Cwmbran Celtic.

“I’m not taking anything away from Cwmbran Celtic because they deserved to win, but our defending was awful.”

The disappointing defeat sees the Bluebirds still stay in second spot in the table, a point behind leaders Penybont, but the Bridgend outfit have a game in hand.

This was the visitors second league defeat of the season, and Cwmbran Celtic have moved up to third, just a point behind the Bluebirds, but have played two games more.

Two quick fire goals

After a goalless first period, Cwmbran Celtic scored two goals in the space of two minutes.

Josh Bull’s shot crashed off Steven Hall’s crossbar and Simon Prangley followed up to score with a simple tap-in.

Bull was in the right place at the right time to finish at the far post to make it 2-0.

In the 62nd minute Celtic added a third goal, Rakesh Patel made no mistake following a one-on-one with Steven Hall.

Consolation effort

In added time the Bluebirds pulled one back, Elliot Thomas scoring with a neat edge of the box finish.

Earlier Ashley Bevan and Jack Wilson both missed decent scoring opportunities, but on the day the homesters were good value for their three points.

Haverfordwest County: Steven Hall; Leon Luby; Alaric Jones; Sean Pemberton; Tim Hicks; Elliot Thomas; Tom Dyson; Ricky Watts; Lee Trundle; Danny Williams; Ben Fawcett. Substitutes: Ashley Bevan; Jack Wilson; Elliot Scotcher.