Five star Bluebirds go through
2:30pm Wednesday 10th October 2012 in Sport
Brecon Corries 2
Haverfordwest County 5
The Bluebirds were always favourites to progress against a side three divisions below them but did a workmanlike job of getting the win.
Brecon Corries are one of Wales’s historic teams and were leading lights in the old Welsh League, but they now languish in the South Wales Senior League.
But Mike Ellis and Wayne Jones took no chances and fielded their strongest side.
Forwards Greg Walters and Ben Steele were both in the squad after their efforts against Llanelli in the midweek league cup game in which the Blues battled back from 5-1 to a final 5-3.
Andy Hill put them ahead when he headed in from a corner in the fifth minute and, after the Corries had equalised, Chris O’Sullivan restored the advantage with the goal of the game when he blasted in a volley from the edge of the box.
Just before half-time came a double blow for the Corries, when one of their side picked up a red card and Jordan Smith rubbed salt in the wound with a third Bluebirds goal.
The Bluebirds’ fourth goal came early in the second half when Steffan Williams, who had a fine game on the right wing, forced the ball past a scrambling goalkeeper.
Brecon kept the tie alive for a while when they pulled one back to make it 4-2, but the game was sealed by another fine goal from midfielder Rob Morgans.
Captain for the day at Brecon was midfielder Owen Thomas, who is shortly leaving for Australia.
Owen is an industrious and skilfull midfielder who has always given maximum effort and will be very much missed. He leaves with the sincere good wishes of all at the club.
The Bluebirds have no game next weekend. They return to the Conygar Bridge Meadow on October 20th, to play West End.
Haverfordwest County: Peter Blain, Ricky Watts, Antonio Facciuto (Phil Cattlin 65), Lee Bevan, Gareth Elliott, Owen Thomas, Chris O’Sullivan (Rob Morgans, 65), Jordan Smith, Steff Williams, Andy Hill (Jamie Evans 61), Richie Lewis. Subs not used: Greg Walters, Ben Steele.