Bluebirds have to settle for a goalless draw against the Kingfishers

Nicky Palmer contests strongly for possession

Nicky Palmer contests strongly for possession
Greg Walters works hard in central midfield

Haverfordwest County 0 – Monmouth Town 0

IT turned out to be a frustrating afternoon for Haverfordwest County who failed to score and had to be content with a goalless draw with Monmouth Town at the Conygar Bridge Meadow Stadium.

The Bluebirds suffered a 1-0 defeat at Aberbargoed Buds on Wednesday night, Scott Armitage scoring an 85th minute winner and securing a surprise Welsh League Cup victory for the Welsh League Division Two outfit.

On Saturday, the Bluebirds failed to score against the Kingfishers, and drop another two points at home much to the disappointment of the home fans.

Greg Walters works hard in central midfieldLacked a cutting edge

The homesters shaded the game possession and territorially, but lacked to find the cutting edge in front of goal.

Nicky Palmer, Greg Walters and Charlie Davies all tested the visitors’ goalkeeper Asa Kirkland without success, just before the break and Bluebirds’ young keeper Nicholas Jones tipped an edge of the area drive from left back Luke Cleaves over the crossbar.

Good save

In the second half, Jones pulled of a good save diving down low to his left to deny Elliott Ford.

Midway through the second period and the Bluebirds should have taken the lead, substitute left back Alaric Jones’ cross in the box was met by Palmer who guided his header into the danger zone, only for Walters to wastefully volley his shot way over the bar.

Late in the game Palmer struck a low edge of the box shot just wide of the target, Joe Leahy missed two great headed chances inside the box, summing up the poor Bluebirds’ afternoon.

Haverfordwest County: Nicholas Jones; Matthew Broome; Kristian Speake; Tim Hicks; Sam Rodon; Nicky Palmer; Ricky Watts (Captain); Greg Walters; Joe Leahy; Dan Williams; Charlie Davies. Substitutes: Leon Luby; Alaric Jones; Alfie Stotter.

Monmouth Town: Asa Kirkland; Mitch Palmer; Luke Cleaves; Sam Palmer; Rhod Lewis; Ashley Ford; Elliott ford; Kazeem Kareem; Craig Lewis; Daf Jones; Jordan Heals. Substitutes: George Anthony; Larsson Brown.

Referee: R. Kenny.

Assistants: D. Badger & M. Hopkins.

Haverfordwest County right back Matthew Broome looks to play the ball down the channel

Haverfordwest County right back Matthew Broome looks to play the ball down the channel