Wizards defeat nine-man Solva
11:30am Thursday 1st November 2012 in Sport
Merlins Bridge 3
Champions Merlins Bridge got back to winning ways with a comfortable victory at Maesymor over nine-man Solva.
The visitors got off to a flyer when they scored within three minutes.
Nathan Thomas’ free-kick in the box home was headed in by his younger brother Peter. Solva was not helped when they went down to ten men after David Price was issued a straight red card for raising his hands to Paul Thomas.
Then in the second half matters got worse for Solva as goalkeeper Lee Hartnell was sent off for using foul and abusive language.
Wizards’ player boss Matthew Price slotted home his side’s second goal past stand-in Medi George and co-striker Stephen McNabney cut in from the right and hit a low shot into the far corner to compete the scoring.
Solva: Lee Hartnell, Gary Reynolds, Morgan Elliott, Richard Davies, Medi George, Rob Corner, Huw Jones, Gareth Thomas, Byron Phillips, Harry Elliott, David Price. Subs: Sam Ellison, Geraint Morris, Dafydd Price.
Merlins Bridge: Gary Thomas, Matthew D’Ivry, Paul Thomas, Simon Gilderdale, Peter Thomas, Dai Davies, Brett Shakir, Matthew Price, Stephen McNabney, Nathan Thomas, Bradley Barrett.
Subs: Simon Thomas, Matthew Watters, Jonathan Sable.
Referee: Helmut Reinhardt.