Bridge easily overcome Hakin to lift Jubilee Cup
9:08am Friday 17th August 2012 in Sport
Merlins Bridge 5
Hakin United 0
Reigning league champions Merlins Bridge comfortably despatched of Senior Cup holders Hakin United, gaining an emphatic five-goal victory to secure the Jubilee Cup, in an annual pre-season curtain raiser played at the Bridge Meadow.
The Wizards were too strong for the under strength Vikings in every department on the night. Bridge’s player boss Matthew Price grabbed two unanswered goals in the first period, his second goal
came from the penalty spot after the player boss was brought down in the box.
The Wizards followed up with three further goals in the second-half to seal a famous win over their arch-rivals.
Teenager Bradley Barrett also grabbed a brace and lively striker Stephen McNabney added a fifth to earn them a sweet five-goal victory over the stunned Vikings.
In the Vikings’ defence they have already lifted the Joe Lennon Memorial and Eddie Merry Memorial trophies and manager Gary Dawes had to field a team without key players such as Ewan Findlay, Andrew Kingston and Michael Cooper.
At the post match presentation Pembrokeshire Football League secretary Brian Hawkins thanked both teams for an enjoyable opening game of the season and Colin Williams presented the silverware to delighted Merlins Bridge captain Paul Thomas.
Merlins Bridge: Gary Thomas, Simon Gilderdale, John Sable, Peter Thomas, Jamie Gilderdale, Bradley Barrett, David Davies, Steve McNabney, Matthew Price, Matthew D’Ivry. Substitutes: Jason Rice, Simon Thomas, Matthew Watters.
Hakin United: Steven Hartley, Kieran Rendall, Scott Davies, Jonathan Bennett, Steven Allen, James Trueman, Justin Harding, Ashley Bevan, Steven Mathias, James Stanmore, Michael Williams. Substitutes: Michael Williams, Gary Dawes, Kristan Bennett.
Referee: Adrian Wilson.
Assistants: Charles Davies & Neale Lewis.