Wilson's stunning late brace sinks disappointed Druids

Jack Wilson scores a late winner for Haverfordwest County 

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Haverfordwest County 2 – Cefn Druids 1

(Pictures supplied by Matthew Kelly of Raw Photography)
Jack Wilson scored a dramatic late winner as Haverfordwest County came from behind to steal the points against rock bottom ten-man Cefn Druids.

Akwa Dei Agyemang gave The Druids a one-goal cushion at the break, but Wayne Jones’ men kept battling and were rewarded when Wilson equalised with his knee in a goalmouth melee, Niall Flint received his marching orders for what seemed like dissent, and on the stroke of full time on-fire Wilson twisted and turned before he gleefully tucked the ball into the back of the net from six yards for the winner.

This victory was no more than  the hosts deserved as they dominated possession and territory for much of the game, but going behind made it hard work, but they showed terrific character and were rewarded as they kept pushing until the final whistle.

As Bluebirds' manager Jones described the team as being down to the ‘bare bones’ when matters got worse as early as the fifth minute when Mason Jones-Thomas had to be replaced by teenager Iori Humphreys, and the academy teenager certainly didn’t look out of place.

Wilson saw his goal-bound shot deflect for a corner, and Ben Fawcett's effort was blocked but fell into the path of Kieran Lewis, and the midfielder’s shot deflected for another corner.

Druids score against run of play

Against the run of the play the visitors took the lead in the 29th minute when a goalmouth scramble saw Akwa Dei Agyemang get the scoring touch.

Minutes later Lewis drilled a 12 yards goal-bound shot just wide, whilst Danny Williams glanced a header over the crossbar from a delightful Elliot Scotcher cross.

In the second period the Bluebirds came out in determined mood, and Williams headed over the bar from Scotcher’s free kick into the box.

Ricky Watts was brought down by goalkeeper Neild just outside the box, and from the resultant free-kick Scotcher grazed the bar.

Danny Williams on the attack for Haverfordwest County

Wilson strikes twice

Fawcett fired wide as the hosts kept the pressure on the Druids, which finally paid off as Alaric Jones’ goal-bound header found Wilson, who scored with his knee to level matters.

Druids went down to ten-man when Flint was shown a straight red card by referee Huw Jones for debating a decision with a great deal of ferocity.

In the 90th minute Wilson scored a stunning winner, as the two-goal hero got on the end of an inviting ball from Alaric Jones inside the box - Wilson did the rest as he danced his way and coolly tucked ball into the back of the net.

Wayne Jones:
“We had enough chances in the first half, but we were guilty of not taking them.

“We continued to apply pressure in the second half, and we knew the goals would come.

“Some of our players are playing through injuries and we are struggling for numbers, but credit to all the lads today they gave me everything. It’s a pleasure to come away with three points; it’s a big relief.”

Haverfordwest County: L. Idzi, E. Scotcher, A. Jones, R. Watts, B. Fawcett, J. Wilson, D. Rees (Captain), K. Rees, K. Lewis (90, K. King), M. Jones-Thomas (6, I. Humphries), D. Williams.
Substitutes not used: J. Legrice, J. Richards, L. Davies.

Cefn Druids: R. Neild, L. Buckley, S. Edwards, P. Mooney, P. Veira (72, H. Farnsworth), N. Flint, Y. Baio, J. Faux (80, B. Wynne), Akwa Dei Agyemang (87, M. Davidson), D. Cabral, C. Edge.
Substitutes not used: M. Jones, G. Harry.

Referee: Huw Jones.
Assistants: Bryn Jones & Peter Sheils.
Fourth Official: Ryan Kenny.

The fans left the ground happy
Kurtis Rees and Kieran Lewis fight for possession