By ROBERT NISBET
Of the two good sides in this game playing keen and attacking football, the Bluebirds were always the more precise and fully deserved the four fine goals cracked in by their sparkling forward line.
The game had a lot to offer: a large crowd, a vociferous Ammanford contingent in the stand, two sides intent on playing attacking football and, under the shrewd control of referee Teifion Cook, 90 minutes with no red or yellow cards and only five fouls.
In the very early stages the Blues seemed to be playing at three-quarter-throttle, but patiently and increasingly, goal by goal, they built tempo and momentum, so that, by the end, Ammanford were driven right back on their heels.
In the first half, Alaric Jones and Elliot Scotcher provided solidity at the back and in midfield, and the side moved slowly into attacking mode. In the first quarter of an hour, there was just one really dangerous attack, when a Danny Williams ball whistled across the face of the goal, but then in the 17th minute came a fine goal when a move set up by Williams and Ricky Watts sent a ball over to BEN FAWCETT who hammered in first time from 15 yards.
Ammanford kept counter-attacking with plenty of spirit. Their main raider was Liam Samuel, but for all his pace, he could not quite get the finish and, apart from one shot which clanged back off the post, the Black-and-Whites rarely got a shot on target.
The second half saw the Bluebirds slowly going up the gears again, and they produced a fine goal in the 55th minute, when Jones’ fine deep ball was chested down by Lee Trundle right it to the path of WILLIAMS, who crashed in a really spectacular finish. The Blues were now really flying and, with Scotcher having gone off, it was Watts, who seems to get stronger as games go on, who was now the driving force. Subs Tom Dyson and Ashley Bevan both looked hungry for action and the attacks had real tempo.
The third goal, in the 76th minute, was a TRUNDLE special, as Magic Daps, screened from goal, with barely a sight of the target or even room for backlift, suddenly whipped a curling shot into the corner of Craig Morris’s goal. That goal only prompted the Black-and-White Army in the stand into greater life, but it was left to the regular duo to round things off, in the 89th minute, with another Trundle assist and Williams finish. Trundle angled a lovely ball over to WILLIAMS, who cut in from the left and crashed the ball home from a narrow angle.
A fine evening for Blues fans, and thanks to Ammanford for a very good game of football.
The Bluebirds’ next game is away to league leaders Penybont on Saturday next, 13th October.
Haverfordwest: Steve Hall; Leon Luby; Antonio Facciuto (Sean Pemberton, 80); Tim Hicks; Alaric Jones; Ricky Watts; Danny Williams; Elliot Scotcher (Tom Dyson, 65); Ben Fawcett (Ashley Bevan, 65); Lee Trundle; Danny Williams..
Sub not used: Jack Wilson.