Tigers rip Kilvey Fords apart
10:20am Thursday 21st February 2013 in Sport
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Johnston sensationally moved into the last eight of the West Wales Intermediate Cup after humiliating top Swansea League outfit Kilvey Fords at the Glebelands Ground.
The Tigers purred with class as Joe John grabbed the headlines, the prolific striker banging home five goals alongside two from Luke Hayward, also one apiece from Adam Hawkins and James Skudder.
The visitors were totally stunned by this shock result as they have had a terrific season up until this tie, but definitely didn’t see this coming.
The hosts opened the scoring on 17 minutes when Hayward bundled the ball over the line from a Scott Murray corner. Minutes before, John had missed a sitter and Hawkins claimed he was tripped inside the box as the Tigers piled on the pressure.
Hawkins doubled the lead with an exquisite 18-yard drive that comfortably beat goalkeeper Matthew Tyrell.
John added a third, rounding Tyrell and prodding home.
Shortly after the break and John added a fourth with a simple tap-in, and soon after completed his hat-trick with a low drive from the edge of the box for the fifth.
The visitors’ frustration boiled over when they were reduced to ten men by referee Steve Williams when defender Liam Otten, who had a yellow in the first period, picked up his second after clinically taking out John.
Star man John then scored goals number six and seven as the visitors crumbled.
James Skudder cut in off the wing and struck a fierce shot in the far corner for goal number eight. The visitors grabbed a consolation effort via Mark Jones’ leg that was credited as an own goal.
Hayward added a brilliant ninth, powering a header from eight yards to complete the rout.
The Tigers face Malsters Sports another Swansea outfit on Saturday, March 2nd, in the quarter final. It’s a home tie and the Tigers will fancy their chances of reaching the last four after this blockbusting performance.
Johnston: Martin Langdon, Chris Ormond, Kristian Griffiths, Richard Davies, Andrew John, James Skudder, Scott Murray, Luke Hayward, Adam Hawkins, Joe John, Mark Jones. Subs: Ben Phillips, Liam Boswell, Martyn Tweedie.
Kilvey Fords: Matthew Tyrell, Ashley John, Liam Otten, Steve Stokes, Steve Davey, Dale Lumbrick, Andrew Lorey, James Carper, Andrew Bonomi, Luke Chapel, Andrew Hillier. Subs: Steve Barry, Kyle James, James Goshawk.
Referee: Steve Williams.