Thomas hat-trick sets up tie with cup holders
1:47pm Wednesday 19th February 2014 in Sport
St Clears 5
STEVE Thomas claimed a brilliant hat-trick to secure St Clears’ easy passage in the Senior Cup quarter-final at the expense of Hundleton.
Both teams drew in the last cup-tie and in this replay The Saints marched to victory and their reward is a home tie against the current holders Johnston at home this Saturday.
Thomas opened the scoring in the seventh minute, the striker found the top corner from a tight angle. Danny Peters powered home a header at a corner for the second goal in the 15th minute.
On the half hour mark Nick Squire slipped the ball past stand-in goalkeeper Jamie Stanley before Geraint Lewis replied for the visitors who trailed 3-1 at half time.
Five minutes after the interval and Thomas added the fourth with a stinging left foot finish, on the hour mark Thomas completed his treble when he got on the end of Sean Seymour Davies’ cross in the box.
Lewis scored his second goal of the tie for the visitors in the 73rd minute, but by that time the damage had already been well and truly done as The Saints go marching on.
St Clears: James Dixon, Kristian Isaac, Martin Thomas, Scott Page, Danny Peters, Nathan Evans, Nick Squire, Gareth Griffiths, Sean Seymour Davies, Owain Davies, Steve Thomas. Subs: Josh Jones, Eddie Wiggins, Ian Derbyshire.
Hundleton: Jamie Stanley, Rhodri Davies, Johnny Hay, Sean Donahoe, Jack Richards, Jason Donahoe, Lloyd Wilson, Marc Edwards, Geraint Lewis, Thomas Powell, Craig Manning. Dylan Davies, Ben Hathaway, Gideon Hockin.
Referee: Alan Boswell.