Wizards’ sweet revenge
12:38pm Wednesday 10th October 2012 in Sport
Saundersfoot Sports 1
Merlins Bridge 3
After last week’s shock league defeat by the Sports, champions Merlins Bridge gained sweet revenge with cup success over the same opponents.
The visitors were still reeling after last week’s shock 5-2 defeat, but the Wizards got their act together this week to stroll into round two.
Stephen McNabney opened the scoring on 20 minutes, the striker beating a defender and drilling a low drive past keeper Ben Evans.
Player/boss Matthew Price struck a second goal ten minutes before halftime.
Price beat a defender and then cracked a shot that went in off the opposite post to put his side in a comfortable position.
Ten minutes after the interval and Simon Thomas added a crucial third, scoring with an instinctive near post finish.
Two minutes from full time and Dan Storer’s deflected shot off Dai Davies gave the Sports their only goal of the cup-tie.
Saundersfoot Sports: Ben Evans, Dan Storer, Sam Butler, Geoff Marsh, Dan Cope, Kevin Berry, Richard Cope, Rhys Hewson, Dan Bates, Sam Coleman, Ryan Howells. Subs: Russell Evans, Grant Hardy.
Merlins Bridge: Gary Thomas, Gareth John, Simon Thomas, Paul Thomas, Peter Thomas, Dai Davies, Marcus Taylor, Matthew Price, Stephen McNabney, Nathan Thomas, Bradley Barrett.
Sub: Matthew Watters.