Sean’s County Bluebirds Flying High At The Top

Afan Lido FC in action during a 3-3 draw against Port Talbot Town.

Sean’s County Bluebirds Flying High At The Top

The Bluebirds are flying high at the top after a five-goal home win.

Haverfordwest County powered to victory against Goytre FC and lead the way in Nathaniel Car Sales Welsh League Division One.

Manager Sean Cresser and his team have edged ahead of rivals Llanelli Town, whose fixture against Goytre United away was postponed.

Striker Steff Williams led the charge for County, scoring four goals for County during an outstanding team performance.

Former Carmarthen and Aberystwyth forward Williams caused problems for Goytre FC with his pace and clinical finishing.

Manager Sean Wharton’s Goytre, who include former Cardiff City player Leon Jeanne, are the only team to beat Haverfordwest in the League this season, winning 3-2 at Plough Road.

The return fixture proved one-sided with the Bluebirds in command. Their next match is against Taffs Well at Rhiw Ddar this Saturday (2pm) before taking on Briton Ferry Llansawel on Friday, February 2 (7.30pm).

Haverfordwest led 1-0 at half-time against Goytre and the goal was scored after two minutes when Declan Carroll crossed low and Williams netted from close range.

Haverfordwest County’s Steff Williams.

Home goalkeeper Conah McFenton saved well from Goytre’s Luke Prosser, but the home team created the better chances and should have been more than one-goal ahead.

Williams scored his second on the hour and completed a hat-trick from a penalty after Greg Walters was fouled.

It was Walters who made it 4-0 after 71 minutes, scoring after a powerful run and fierce shot, while Williams took his personal tally to four from his second spot-kick.

Carroll and Dan Williams were outstanding going forward, while Steff Williams was willing to work hard defensively and stop Jeanne causing problems.

Sean Pemberton and Tim Hicks were solid and effective at the heart of defence, helping McFenton keep a clean sheet.

Haverfordwest County: Conah McFenton, Matthew Broome, Alaric Jones (Spencer Williams 83), Sean Pemberton, Tim Hicks, Ricky Watts, Declan Carroll, Greg Walters (Leon Luby 81), Kristian Speake, Dan Williams (Fraser Finlay 83), Steffan Williams. Sub not used: Nick Jones (gk).

Briton Ferry Llansawel drew 2-2 against Penybont thanks to goals from Gareth Jones and Steven Hughes.

Sacha Williams (17 mins) and Mark Jones (28 mins) scored for Afan Lido in their 2-1 win against Cwmamman United.

The ball was played over the top for Sacha to score the first, shooting high into the net, while Jones netted a beauty when he ran free and was forced wide before backheeling just inside a post.

Walters could have made it 3-0 from a flowing passing move, but his close range shot from Josh Webber’s cross flew out of the ground.

Cwmamman had Jordan Vickers sent off for a foul on Walters, while Lido’s Alex Gammond was dismissed on a straight red card just before half-time.

Lido’s lead was cut in the last two minutes, but they held on to take the points.

Afan Lido: Steve Cann, Josh Doyle, Sean Hanbury, Carl Evans, Alex Gammond, Sacha Walters (Shane Williams 46), Elliot Thomas, Liam McCreesh, Mark Jones (Jack Todd 86), Andre Griffiths, Josh Webber (Kieran Cullen 81). Subs not used: Jack Fleming, Leigh de Vulgt.

Andy Athletic won 3-2 at Port Talbot Town’s Victoria Road ground. The result ended Town’s six-game unbeaten run.

Gareth Cullimore fired Undy ahead after 44 minutes, while Tom Savigar equalised with his first goal for Talbot since going them from Newport County on loan.

Dan Jarman scored Undy’s second after 55 minutes and Cullimore scored again with a header to complete the 3-1 scoreline.

The Blues piled on the pressure in the last 10 minutes and Cortez Belle scored, but the visitors held on for victory.

Port Talbot return to action next Saturday when they visit Cwmamman United (2pm).

Port Talbot: Rory McCreesh, Kieran Miller, Jordan Pike, Craig Jones, Rhys Owen, Lewis Holmes, Jonathan Hood, Tom Savigar, Cortez Belle, Luke Bowen (capt), Owain Williams.

Undy Athletic: James Smallcombe, Alex Jarman, Cai Smith, Chris Parry (capt), Giuseppe Alderon, Rhys Aherme, Ryan Dorrian, James Barnes, Evan Press, Gareth Cullimore, Dan Jarman.

Cwmbran Celtic won 3-1 against Monmouth Town with goals from Rhys Williams, Chris Ham and Josh Bull.

Welsh League, Division One:

Results: Cwmbran Celtic 3, Monmouth Town 1; Haverfordwest County 5, Goytre FC 0; Port Talbot Town 2, Undy Athletic 3; Afan Lido 2, Cwmamman United 1; Penybont FC 2, Briton Ferry Llansawel 2.

Postponed: Caerau Ely v Cambrian and Clydach; Goytre United v Llanelli; Ton Pentre v Taffs Well.


Friday, January 26: Llanelli Town v Afan Lido (7.30pm).

Saturday, January 27: Briton Ferry Llansawel v Ton Pentre, Cambrian and Clydach v Penybont FC, Cwmamman United v Port Talbot Town, Monmouth Town v Caerau Ely, Taffs Well v Haverfordwest County, Undy Athletic v Cwmbran Celtic (all 2pm kick-off).

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