Superb Whitmore double sinks poor ten-man Seasiders

Kai Whitmore scored twice for Haverfordwest County


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Haverfordwest County 3 – Aberystwyth Town 0

Kai Whitmore scored a superb brace to help Haverfordwest County to a much-needed victory against ten-man Aberystwyth Town at a rain-soaked Ogi Bridge Meadow Stadium.
This win moved Haverfordwest County up the league ladder to eighth, as the poor Seasiders sit at the bottom.
After a goalless first period this clash changed in Tony Pennock’s team’s favour after the visitors had Alex Darlington sent off for a second bookable offence and the visitors went down to ten men.
In the 53rd minute the hosts broke the deadlock with a wel- worked move which was set-up by Jack Wilson’s pace down theright flank and delightful pinpoint ball from the right into the box which was met by an excellent first time volley by Rhys Abbruzzese.
In the 58th minute Darling received his marching orders, and on the 70th minute mark the Bluebirds scored a superb second as man of the match Whitmore won possession and struck an unstoppable 25yard righ- foot effort into the top corner.
Four minutes later, Whitmore scored a terrific solo effort as he cut in from the right, made his way into the box, beat two defenders and then unleashed a low left foot effort in the far corner of Dave Jones’ net.

The win was no more than The Bluebirds deserved because they dominated matters, even in that goal-less first half when Wilson threated a couple of times and keeper Ifan Knott didn't have to make a single save.

At half time Haverfordwest lost skipper Luke Tabone and used their most diminiutive player in Harri John, who immediately infused some fizz in midfield, with full backs Aiden McNamara and Kayden Williams-Lowe getting more and more involved on the flanks. Abbruzzese was a constant threat on the left and a three-goal win was no more than The Bluebirds deserved - and coach Tony Pennock will have been pleased by their ball retention and positive approach, as well as being able to give some game-time late on to some of his taented Academy players..

Rhys Abbruzzesse scored the opener with an excellent volley

Haverfordwest County: Ifan Knott, Rhys Abbruzzese, Ricky Watts (Captain) (84’ Iori Humphreys), Kai Whitmore, Daniel Hawkins, Lee Jenkins, Tyrese Owen, Aidan Macnamara (84’ Jacob Owen), Jack Wilson (84’ Daniel John), Luke Tabone (45’ Harri John), Kayden Williams-Lowe (74’ Rio Dyer).
Substitutes not used: Zac Jones, Oscar Borg.
Aberystwyth Town: Dave Jones, Liam Walsh (68’ Luca Hogan), Ben Woollam, Louis Bedford, Harry Owen, Jack Thorn (Captain), Iwan Lewis, John Owen (82’ Owen Taylor), Steffan Davies (63’ Mark Cadwallader), Alex Darlington.
Substitutes not used: Sam Green, Thomas Mason, Isaac Pridmore, Beau Cornish.
Referee: Nicholas Pratt.
Assistants: Lewiss Edwards & Ethan Goatley.
Fourth Official: Alex McInch.
Referee Observer: John Davies.

Haverfordwest County celebrate scoring on the Ogi Bridge Meadow Stadium