Bluebirds hit Corries for six to progress in Welsh Cup

Danny Williams celebrates return with a goal. Picture by RawPhotography

JD Welsh Cymru – Round 2


Haverfordwest County 6 – Brecon Corries 0

Haverfordwest County bagged six goals without reply as they impressively strolled into the Welsh Cup third round at the expense of Brecon Corries at the Ogi Bridge Meadow Stadium.

Brecon Corries play in the Mid Wales League East, and manager Damien Daniels’ team have had a decent start to the season, since they’ve won four of their opening seven games, and sit fifth in the table.

As the score line suggests this cup tie was totally one-way traffic, as the Welsh Premier outfit bagged three goals in each half.

Elliott Scotcher forced a great first-minute save from Corries keeper Declan Gaydon  before striker Alhagi Touray Sisay nearly opened the scoring as he headed over the crossbar from a delightful Dylan Rees cross, whilst co-striker Ben Fawcett drilled left footed from outside the area and over the bar.

Wilson scores opener

The Bluebirds continued to put the Corries under pressure, and they were finally rewarded for their dominance as Jack Wilson coolly drilled low and hard into the far corner, again from a pin-point Rees cross.
Minutes later another chance went a begging, goal scorer Wilson played in Fawcett, but the latter drilled a low shot narrowly past the target.

Ten minutes before the interval Wilson bent a free kick over the crossbar and on-fire Wilson’s cross found Fawcett, who took a touch before he fired past Declan Gaydon for his sides’ second.

On the stroke of half time the hosts bagged their third of the tie, a mix-up in the Corries defence saw the ever-alert Mason Jones-Thomas take advantage as he wasted no time to drill his shot into the empty net.

Six minutes after the break saw last season’s top scorer Danny Williams come on as he replaced Corey Shephard, Kieran Lewis also replaced Touray Sisay as Wayne Jones gave his team some much-needed game time.

Just over the hour mark the home outfit made their third change as Henry Jones came on for the impressive Wilson.

Kieran Lewis wins possession. Picture by RawPhotography

Danny back with a goal

In the 68th minute Danny Williams headed in a superb far post cross by Jones-Thomas, and it was like the striker had never been away.

Jones-Thomas struck the post as his shot completely beat keeper Gaydon.

Goal scorer Williams did well to assist fellow substitute Kieran Lewis with a sublime ball, before the midfielder fired home from close range for goal number five.

Fawcett wrapped up the game, the striker bagging his second goal of the afternoon for the Bluebirds’ sixth goal, the lively striker unleashed a powerful drive to complete a good day at the office for the Bluebirds.

The boss speaks

Haverfordwest County manager Wayne Jones:

“We are naturally pleased with a six-goal win where all our main strike force were involved and looked sharp. We were very strong at the back through Alaric Jones and Elliot Scotcher so Wojciech (Gajda) had very little to do.

"I thought Ricky Watts looked full of running in midfield alongside Corey Sheppard, and Jack Wilson had too much pace and trickery for their full backs – and once Toray Sisay starts finding the net on a regular basis, we will have a strike force to worry any defence in our division.”

On Saturday, September 11th, Haverfordwest County travel to Bala Town in search of some much-needed league points.

Haverfordwest County: Wojciech Gajda, Dylan Rees, Alaric Jones, Elliot Scotcher (Capt.), Jazz Richards, Ricky Watts, Corey Shephard (51, Dan Williams), Mason Thomas Jones, Ben Fawcett, Alhagi Touray Sisay (57, Kieran Lewis), Jack Wilson (65, Henry Jones).
Substitutes not used: Dan James, Josh Le Grice.

Brecon Corries: Declan Gaydon, Matty Roderick, Corey Evans, Jordan Baker, Dale Evans, Adam Tebbitt, Gareth Aplin (71, Tristan Dillon), G. Perry (60, Joe Cooper), J. Evans, Craig Evans, James Jefferies (66, Luis Price).
Substitutes not used: D. Philpott, Austin Mellor.

Referee: Kim Fisher.
Assistants: David Bird & John Roper.

Mason Thomas Jones is surrounded. Picture by RawPhotography