Cresser’s youngsters win and give manager a selection headache

Sean Cresser, Welsh League Division One - Manager of the Month

Haverfordwest County manager Sean Cresser
Jack Wilson scored the opener
Ben Fawcett powered home a header



Nathanial MG Cup – First Round


Haverfordwest County 3 – Llanelli Town 0

Jack Wilson came off the bench and scoredHaverfordwest County manager Sean Cresser was delighted that his young squad came out on top against Welsh Premier Llanelli Town to progress in the Nathanial MG Cup on Tuesday night.

Bluebirds’ manager Sean Cresser was prepared to let his young guns have a run out against The Reds and boy they didn’t disappoint at the Conygar Bridge Meadow Stadium. 

He rested many of his tried and trusted, and was rewarded as three teenagers’ bagged goals to secure The Bluebirds place in the second round.

Cresser has his say...

“Just pleased to give our young local lads an opportunity and a good amount of game time,” said Cresser.

“They all put in a decent shift, and scored three terrific goals and also kept a clean sheet as a bonus. 

“All of them played well and took their opportunity at playing at this higher level.

“It now gives me a bit of a headache as far as team selection is concerned for this Saturday’s game.”

Jack buries opener

Ben Fawcett impressed up front on his Welsh League debut for The BluebirdsCresser’s youngsters took the lead in the 15th minute, Jack Wilson the scorer, a move he started from halfway and ended when he finished clinically from the edge of the area.

Tom Dyson was unlucky not to add a second in the 25th minute, the midfielder unleashing a vicious shot that crashed against the crossbar.

The second goal was scored on the 65 minute mark, when impressive striker Ben Fawcett powered home a header, then five minutes from the final whistle Fraser Finlay tapped home a delightful Martyn Carroll cross from the right.

This Saturday, Haverfordwest County play their third successive home league game against Briton Ferry Llansawel, the kick off is at 2.30pm.

Haverfordwest: Steve Hall; Leon Luby; Antonio Facciuto; Alaric Jones (80, Curtis Hicks); Tim Hicks; Elliot Thomas; Jack Wilson (60, Nicky Palmer); Elliot Scotcher (46, Martyn Carroll); Ben Fawcett; Tom Dyson; Fraser Finlay. 
Subs not used: Matthew Broome; Charlie Davies, Kyle Stuart.